Month: July 2015

project management software

How to Choose Quality Construction Project Management Software

Computers, tablets, smartphones, and other devices have all made an immeasurable contribution to construction project efficiency, profitability, and success. One of the more important areas of the construction business remains project management. Modern software makes this process much easier, but you must make sure that the software you use can do the job properly. Here …

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construction workers health

Are You Looking Into Your Construction Workers Health?

As part of their daily job, construction workers are exposed to hazards that can cause anything from a minor cut or bruise to instant death. The following information briefly covers the importance of safety in construction work and what you can do to ensure your construction workers health. Common Types of Construction Fatalities In an …

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construction forecasting

3 Techniques to Improve Your Construction Forecasting

No one can predict the future, but effective construction forecasting techniques can do a lot to keep your projects flowing smoothly. Today’s most advanced construction forecasting software lets you leverage several efficiency-boosting tactics. 1. Gather Real-Time Data Because material and labor costs can change rapidly, it’s almost impossible to develop accurate predictions with out-of-date information. …

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construction lead acquisition

How Social Media can Help Your Construction Lead Acquisition

Social media is ubiquitous these days, but it takes some planning to use it profitably. Using social media in the construction industry is no different. A full 90 percent of construction firms have found social media beneficial for construction lead acquisition, according to a survey conducted by the Construction Marketing Association. Fine-tuning your strategy will …

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modular construction

5 Important Benefits of Modular Construction

Modular construction continues to increase in popularity for many construction professionals. It involves building important sections of a  structure off-site, usually in a factory-style setting, then assembling those pre-made “modules” on site to create a fully functional structure. There are several benefits of modular construction for both client and contractor, including: Increased availability: Construction companies …

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subcontractor

Helpful Subcontractor Management Tips for Your Projects

The scope of many larger construction projects often means that you will need to hire subcontractors to get the job done. Even smaller projects can require a subcontractor if you need specialized skills that your current employees don’t possess. The following suggestions can help you determine how to manage subcontractors in construction to ensure the …

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hotel construction

Hotel Construction Projects are Growing by Leaps and Bounds

Hotel industry experts indicate the demand for hotel space is growing beyond the current supply, fueling a significant rise of US hotel construction projects in several major American cities. In an article on the industry website Construction Global, writer John McMalcolm reported on the current status of hotel construction and where the largest increases in …

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construction materials

The U.S. Construction Industry has Shown the Highest Growth since 2007

Recent construction industry statistics show that after years of stagnation, US construction industry growth rates are increasing to their highest level in nearly eight years. Gilbane Building Company, a global construction and facilities management firm based in Providence, Rhode Island, reported the highly encouraging industry growth data in its spring, 2015 “Building for the Future” …

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modular construction

Learn About the Rise in Modular Construction Projects

As a construction technique, modular construction has long been considered a less-than-perfect option. However, the advantages of modular construction have recently become more obvious, leading the majority of contractors, engineers, and architects to rely on modular construction techniques and prefabrication to boost the efficiency and productivity of residential and commercial projects. Here are some reasons …

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construction technology

Construction Professionals are Embracing New Technology

In every corner of life, technology is becoming more and more commonplace. As the devices we use every day become more sophisticated, they also become potentially more useful in the professional world. New technology in the construction industry has the potential to streamline jobs, make projects more efficient, and increase contractors’ profitability. Here are some …

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