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Avoiding Construction Delays

Construction delays are inevitable despite advanced planning and meticulously crafted contract documents.There are construction delays that are predictable and are easier to identify and address in project timelines and contract docs. It is the unexpected issues that can cause a substantial delay like errors in the plans and specs, unforeseen ground…
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general contractor

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a General Contractor

Finding the right general contractor for your needs is essential to the success of the project. Spending time before the start of a project to find a quality general contractor that is the best fit can end up saving hours of time, money, and headaches. While the contractors quoted cost…
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going green

Are You Going Green to Make More Green?

What comes to mind when the going green movement is mentioned – a fad touted by the peace loving hippies of the 1970’s or environmentally conscious, latte sipping college students?  While both of those might be true, the word you should be thinking about is construction. Construction is one of…
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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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