Month: April 2020

Getting Back to Construction After COVID-19

April 16, 2020, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) released a revised training and audits statement. The wording is telling: Discretion in enforcement when considering employers’ good-faith efforts to comply with safety and health standards will lead workplace standards during and after COVID-19. Basically, they’re saying continue doing your best to keep your workplace and …

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Essential vs. Non-Essential Construction During COVID-19

Retail stores and other commercial businesses have adjusted to the COVID-19 pandemic as possible. Social distancing governs how we live, work, shop, and play. We’re living in a strange time now. There’s been much discussion about essential and non-essential services in the United States. How we do business in the construction industry is greatly altered. “Essential” …

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Anatomy of a Building Permit Report

Building permit reports are used by economists, marketing professionals, real estate specialists and practically every business in the construction industry. Organizations analyze building permit reports to make informed decisions. You hear a lot about “informed decisions” these days. The phrase is a logical result of our unlimited search for information. Even gamblers don’t make decisions …

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Building Permit Data: Learning About Competitors

Another company has outbid you and you’re wondering why. Let’s see…both businesses are located in the same state, county, and city. You’ve actually been in business longer and you know the ins and outs specific to the job you just lost. The answer is available using building permit data analytics. New and Improved You aren’t …

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9 Tips for Getting Your Contracting Business Through COVID-19

The National Law Review offers this piece of advice for your contracting business: Get it in writing!¹ That’s especially true during the coronavirus pandemic that is threatening our nation’s population and economic health. Coronavirus vs. Your Contracting Business This situation is here and now. It changes every day, so if you had an optimistic 5-year plan …

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What Does COVID-19 Mean for the Construction Industry?

By April 10, 2020, the Associated General Contractors of America revealed more than half of the construction firms in the United States had stopped work and 40 percent had laid-off employees, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 74 percent are seeking loans using the new Paycheck Protection Program. In one week’s time, the number of canceled projects …

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Using Building Permit Reports to Grow Your Contracting Business

The second quarter of 2020 will be difficult for most contracting businesses, but it’s temporary: Tough times won’t last. Tough companies will. You can cultivate ways to grow your business while business is essentially on hold. Using building permit reports for construction data can generate a new-and-improved marketing strategy during difficult times. 3 Ways to Build Your …

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Building Permit Reports Can Help You Make Better Business Decisions

Building permit reports are necessary for all construction and some home remodeling projects. To obtain a building permit, companies apply to the local (city/county) government and include a construction site plan and architectural blueprints. Getting building plan approval can sometimes take weeks or even months. While the project stakeholders are waiting for the go-ahead, what …

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