8 Construction Trends to Look Out for in 2018

2017 was full of new innovating updates to the construction industry, could 2018 be even stronger? As the year is being mapped out, the evolution in trends like offsite construction and technology reliance will continue to grow. Emerging trends like disaster resilience will be a major point of focus this…
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Post-Holiday Syndrome: 10 Tips to Keep Projects on Track

Happy New Year, we hope you enjoyed the holidays! Are you ready for the new year? It’s often difficult to get back to work after the holidays. You might have lost track of exactly where you were and what needs to be done on your project. You may still have…
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How to secure your construction site for the holidays

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are generally the longest period of closure for construction sites. Many sites are closed from the middle of December until the start of January, planning your site shut down needs to be a priority. With this in mind, site security measures should…
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3 Ways to Control Construction Project Costs

No project ever goes exactly as planned — change orders, fluctuating material costs and weather conditions can wreak havoc on a project budget. That’s why it’s important that you produce accurate cost estimates and effectively control the costs that can be managed to the best of your ability. Preliminary Budgets…
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Tips for Managing Construction Projects During the Rainy Season

Rain season for California has officially started and cooler, rainy days are coming! if California has another wet winter, you know what that means for active construction sites – more storm event monitoring! Are you up for the job? Here are a few tips to help you brush up on…
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Why Hiring a Dry Utility Consultant Matters

Dry utility coordination is often the pain point of many land development projects.  Add in strict timelines and target energize dates and that pain intensifies quickly. The reason each project’s energization is so difficult is because there are a number of variables which rest in the hands of the utility…
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Why Hire an Outside Construction Manager?

Construction management is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a project from its inception to completion. Construction projects are often infamous for going over budget, over schedule, and in some cases, ending with litigation issues. Outsourcing your construction project management to an experienced team of professionals can help avoid any potential issues. Here are…
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5 ways cloud technology improves productivity in the construction industry

Have you heard of cloud-based construction document management? Cloud computing is changing the way companies do business. Organizations can manage and store information on the cloud rather than on local servers or computers, allowing them to move and exchange data from almost any connected location, including construction job sites. There is…
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TAKE ACTION TO OPPOSE AB 1701 (We Can’t Afford to Make Housing More Expensive)

The California State Legislature recently passed AB 1701 with bipartisan support… a new measure that could have devastating and significant financial impacts on the housing industry. Assembly Bill 1701 by Assembly-member Tony Thurmond is a severely flawed proposal that would drive up project costs and unfairly punish innocent home-building companies. A major threat to our industry and housing…
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Project Management Four-Step Process

Project Management is a very broad term… Project Management is providing the overall management of a construction project from coordinating and obtaining permits for construction to a projects close-out documentation and acceptance. Successful Project Management is achieved through building strong relationships with governmental agencies, owner/builders, contractors and providing uninterrupted persistency…
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