Month: November 2015

sustainable building materials

Sustainable Building Materials: Keeping Your Jobsite Eco-Friendly

With sustainable construction maintaining its popularity as a viable building approach, more builders and their customers are turning to environmentally friendly construction materials as substitutes for less eco-friendly options. You can use the following list to identify some of the sustainable building materials available to you. Insulation Fiberboard and spun fiberglass have long been a popular …

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construction apps

3 of the Best Apps for Your Jobsite

By saving time and reducing error, mobile technology lets construction professionals boost profits while keeping their clients happier. Getting the greatest benefit out of a mobile device requires choosing the right construction apps, and there are a few that stand out above the rest. Construction Manager Some half-million construction professionals use this app to keep …

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trends in the construction industry

3 Trends Impacting the Construction Industry in 2016

In the latter part of 2015, construction industry professionals should take some time to look forward at the trends in the construction industry that are likely to affect them in 2016. Being ready for new developments can help builders, company owners, and contractors prepare for opportunities that might arise with little advance warning. Here is …

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construction management software

The Paperless Revolution: 3 Reasons to Use Construction Management Software

When computers first began to be widely used as business tools, one of the predicted benefits was that electronic communication would result in the “paperless office.” This prediction hasn’t yet come true, but computers have certainly made it easier to function in some areas without paper. For construction companies, construction management software offers several vital …

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warranty problems for contractors

Warranty Problems for Contractors: 3 Things to Watch

Reputable construction companies strive to provide the best customer service possible, and one of the ways this is accomplished is through home warranties. Warranties typically cover defects in construction and workmanship on construction projects and give customers specific legal rights in terms of how the project turns out. Some states may even require contractors to …

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technology in the construction industry

Staying Relevant in the Digital Age: Challenges Impacting Contractors

Modern technology gives today’s contractors opportunities to streamline their workflows, trim costs, and grow their client lists. While keeping pace with technology in the construction industry isn’t always easy, it’s a must for contractors who want to survive in the current marketplace. Weighing the Costs and Benefits With so many details and participants involved in …

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The Impact of Technology on Construction Site Management

Recent technological innovations make construction site management more productive and less stressful. GCs only stand to benefit as the use of technology in the construction industry develops. Accurate Tracking Improves Efficiency and Safety Construction projects involve numerous moving parts that all need to be in place on schedule for work to progress smoothly. Misplaced tools …

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Unemployment in Construction Continues to Decline

The outlook for construction workers is bright as unemployment in construction falls to its lowest point in nearly seven years. Contractors, however, face a number of challenges posed by the abundance of new job openings. More Firms Hiring Skilled Laborers The unemployment rate among construction laborers stood at 7 percent in September, according to recent findings …

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