Month: August 2015

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5 Onboarding Tips for Construction Firms

Your firm goes through a lot to find reliable, skilled employees, so the onboarding process isn’t the time to drop the ball. A few simple, proven onboarding tips for construction firms will help you smoothly integrate your new hires. Share Your Vision When your employees understand your firm’s founding vision, they’ll not only remember the …

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How Your Firm can Declare its Core Values

Part of differentiating your construction firm from the dozens of others in your area is determining the values your company holds above all others, known as your core values. Knowing how to define core values of a construction company will help you attract your ideal clients and guide your firm toward achieving major goals. A …

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How can Construction Industry Leaders Encourage Sustainable Development?

The construction industry is known as a significant consumer of energy and materials. Not only are many construction processes themselves energy-intensive, the structures that that get built can themselves use more energy than necessary. Over the years, positive attitudes toward energy efficiency and conservation have continued to expand and evolve. In today’s construction industry, sustainable …

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What are the Disadvantages of Time and Materials Contracts?

There are several different types of pricing structures used in the construction industry, but one of the most controversial is the time and materials contract. Here is a brief explanation of what they involve and why time and materials contracts for home remodelers can put these companies at a disadvantage. What are Time and Materials …

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How to Work With Difficult Clients in Your Remodeling Career

Any construction and remodeling professionals who spend a significant time in the business will eventually encounter a difficult client. Such a client may be demanding and hard to please; he may make unreasonable demands; or he may simply be uninterested and unavailable. Here are some effective ways remodelers work with difficult clients. Define expectations early: …

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Hurricane Construction Standards can Protect Inland Homes From Tornados

Homeowners in the tornado zones of the United States would be quick to describe how violent severe storms can get. Inland homes in the country’s “tornado alley” and other tornado-prone zones can benefit from borrowing some ideas from home builders on the country’s coasts. Using hurricane construction standards for inland homes can increase the likelihood …

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How to Effectively Implement a Cost Management Plan for Your Construction Project

In the construction industry, it’s particularly important to maintain a clear and accurate idea of the financial elements of each project. The following information provides some advice on developing an effective cost management plan for a construction project. Potential Problems Lack of financial information: Without an effective cost management plan, you may spend much of …

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