ClockShark Blog

Is Overtime Killing Your Construction Project?

May 15, 2018

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As I walked past a construction project the other Sunday, I noticed that a number of people were working on the project site. It brought up memories of some of my projects where we sometimes worked long hours and pulled weekend shifts. In fact, we found that on some projects up to 30% of the […]

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Using New Technologies to Build on the Past

May 8, 2018

It’s impossible not to notice the building boom in France these days. Construction cranes are everywhere in Paris; modern chrome and glass buildings are nestled into neighborhoods that are centuries old and new facades blend seamlessly with the existing. Cranes dot the landscape in small towns as well, their towering booms competing with church spires […]

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The 10 Biggest Risks Clients Face On Construction Projects

May 1, 2018

Frequently we hear horror stories of projects that have gone wrong, finished late, gone far over budget (sometimes in excess of double the original estimates), poor quality, accidents, lengthy legal battles and projects that don’t do what they were supposed to do. Construction projects face numerous risks. Understanding these risks could help clients avoid, or […]

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The Changing Face of Business Travel

April 26, 2018

Frequent flyers and those who travel for business sometimes cite the deplorable sameness and characteristic lack of personality of chain hotels and budget motels. Reasonably-priced lodging seems particularly dreary for those who must frequently book extended stays for business, or for anyone who would like a little R&R during long airport layovers. Luxury chains, while […]

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How To Avoid The 10 Biggest Risks Facing Contractors

April 24, 2018

In a previous post, we considered the 10 biggest construction risks facing contractors. However many of these risks can be avoided. In this post, I suggest ways that contractors can mitigate and avoid these risks. Non-payment can be avoided by: Contractors doing research on their prospective clients before pricing the project. This research could inform […]

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The 10 Biggest Risks Facing Construction Contractors

April 17, 2018

Projects have many different types of risks. In fact, all projects have some risk for contractors. But, understanding the risks could help you avoid, or reduce the amount of risk. Clients may have different risks to the contractor, and each stakeholder in the project faces different risks. Sometimes these risks are the same for a […]

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