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4 Top Indicators of Company Performance

Increasing revenues and profits are major objectives for all small business owners, and the company’s progress toward these goals is used to evaluate the business’s performance, but the business owner has other ways of measuring performance as well, based on evaluating additional key performance indicators.  In its simplest form, a KPI…
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Top Construction Technology Trends for 2016

Construction professionals have a lot to look forward to in 2016.  Analysts predict 2016 will be a strong year for the industry, as Dodge Data & Analytics’ 2016 Construction Outlook report predicted 6% growth, with the value of construction starts reaching an estimated $712 billion.  With Construction technology as a buzzword in the industry,…
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What Technology to Adopt for your Construction Company

Adopting the right software technology for your construction company can help streamline and automate the various aspects of your construction projects. Construction software can allow your team to manage more projects at once and more effectively by allowing for configurable workflows for your complex internal processes. Stay more organized You…
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Construction Site Safety Tips

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, roughly 150,000 jobsite injuries occur nationwide each year.  It is important to start a project with safety being a part of every employee’s job description. Why? Because construction safety strengthens your workers’ security, it keeps your projects on…
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How to Hire and Retain the Best Employees for your Construction Company

People are the most important asset to a company. Hiring and getting the right employees on board is an essential first step to creating a strong workforce. Retaining that workforce requires a variety of strategies, including onboarding and training, opportunities for increased work challenges, purposeful engagement and appropriate compensation. Here…
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Agile Methods in Construction Management

When used properly agile methods can be used in the construction industry to constantly check and adapt the deliverables to changes in the market. Although construction follows a more inflexible procedure, there are still benefits to adopting a more agile construction management method. We need to know the following about…
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Penalty Increase Beginning January 1, 2016

DIR Public Works Contract Registration Penalty Increase Beginning January 1, 2016 The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced on December 8, 2015 that a mandatory renewal deadline is rapidly approaching for contractors who bid or work on public works projects in California. Contractors whose public works contractor registration expired June 30, 2015,…
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2016 Construction Forecast

2016 Construction Forecast According to Dodge Data and Analytics, new construction in 2016 is expected to grow 6% to $712 billion in comparison with an estimated 13% in 2015. This increase is for housing, commercial and institutional building sectors, while public works is unchanged from 2015 due to a slight…
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El Nino Blog

To say that we are expecting a wet winter in Southern California is somewhat of an understatement. In the last full El Niño of 1997-1998, we experienced rainfall up to 24 inches from January through March.  The El Niño we are expecting this winter may very well bring us rainfall that equals that of the 97-98 El Nino, as predicted…
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