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Make the Most of Spring Weather in Your Construction Projects

March 19, 2019

Make the Most of Spring Weather in Your Construction Projects

Spring has finally arrived… or anyway, we hope it’s just around the corner! For some, it’s been a cold winter of snow, while other parts of the country have suffered through winter rain storms. This has hampered and slowed work, often costing projects money. Spring brings a new beginning and new opportunities on our construction […]

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Pricing a Project Using Facts, Estimates, and Contingencies

March 12, 2019

Pricing a Project Using Facts, Estimates, and Contingencies.

When clients and owners prepare project budgets they often confuse real costs, estimates, and contingencies. This can result in budgets that are too low, meaning they run out of money before the project is completed. Alternatively, when budgets are too high the project appears to be too expensive and unviable and it’s canceled. Contractors also […]

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Do You Work Around Inconveniences On Your Construction Projects?

March 5, 2019

Do You Work Around Inconveniences On Your Construction Projects?

A few months back my wife was away for a couple of weeks visiting her mother. I had a few maintenance items to sort out around the house and needed tools and various items from the tool cupboard in the garage. Unfortunately, my wife had left her car parked too close to the cupboard so […]

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Your Construction Project is in Trouble – Who are you Going to Blame?

February 26, 2019

Your Construction Project is in Trouble – Who are you Going to Blame?

Many construction projects get in trouble and project managers are good at finding someone, or something to blame. It’s usually the poor estimator who cops the brunt of the blame. Listening to many construction project managers you would think that all estimators make mistakes and every construction project is only completed successfully because of the […]

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What is Construction Material Management?

February 20, 2019

What Is Construction Material Management?

The construction sector contributed US$ 641 billion to the US economy in the second quarter of 2018. This ever-increasing growth has led to excessive competition in the sector making it extremely critical for construction companies to continually reinvent their business strategies in order to stay ahead of competitors. But a persistent problem for most construction […]

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Documents That Will Make Your Variation Claim Successful

February 19, 2019

Documents That Will Make Your Variation Claim Successful

Most construction projects will have changes, additional work and experience delays. Where the change or delay couldn’t be anticipated, or allowed by the contractor, they can usually claim a variation and request additional time and money from the client to recompense them for the event. But, the success of a variation claim isn’t guaranteed, and […]

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Daily Reporting – How To Do It Right

February 12, 2019

Daily Reporting How To Do It Right

A contractor’s daily reports are critical. In many instances, they are considered key evidence showing what actually occurred at specific times on the job. And since people’s memories fade, those trying to get the truth will likely rely heavily on what the daily reports say happened (especially when presented with a corroborating witness). The problem […]

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Local Plumbing Business Quits Paper Time Sheets and Boosts Profit Margins

February 5, 2019

Royal Plumbing

Editor’s Note: The following article was originally published in Plumber Magazine, written by Ken Wysocky. The Pains of Payroll At Royal Plumbing in Prairie City, Iowa, timesheets, and payroll were a huge problem. Melissa Thomas, an administrative assistant, says “You’ve got 60 or 70 guys and maybe only 50-time sheets. And trying to decipher their […]

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The Best Ways to Finance a Construction Business

January 29, 2019

The Best Ways to Finance a Construction Business

Whether you’re the owner of a long-running construction business, or you just started your venture to take advantage of an accelerating industry, you know that the construction business is booming again. After a slow recovery from the recession, the U.S. construction market is on the rise, and spending on new construction is expected to reach […]

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