Construction Tips

Reduce Your Construction Business Paper Trail

What are paper timecards costing your construction business? Software* company Arcoro™ says going digital is the key to saving money by increasing productivity, reducing errors, and better-managing workers’ reporting systems. And let’s face it…paper costs money and storing those timecards for 10 years takes up space that could be better-used. 4 Ways Timecards Cost Your …

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7 Construction Contractor Tips for Newcomers

We are making positive changes that will impact our industry for generations. We are grooming younger students for construction industry apprenticeships. Technology continues to dominate our development. It’s a good time to be a construction industry business owner. A construction business is still, after all is said a done, a business. Here are 7 contractor …

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Aging-Out Re-Emphasizes Need for More Construction Workers

We emphasize technology and investing in it for better project management. But we need humans to build homes and commercial properties. Construction workers’ median age is 41, based on 2019 survey data. That’s a contributing factor to the current construction workers shortage. Construction Workers Declined During Office-Jobs Push For many years, it was a cultural …

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Construction Business Miscommunication

There is a big market for articles, studies, and how-tos about communication in the construction business. The reason is obvious: miscommunication is extremely costly to our industry. Fifty-two percent of construction business rework is caused by miscommunication. In 2018, that cost our industry $31.3 billion. We’ve all felt the pain of miscommunication in the field and know …

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Construction Lead Generation Tools

Technology gave us instantaneous information delivery. We realized then building permit information could be used for quick, reliable construction lead generation. Today, we continue to develop targeted data that can be customized for every business.–David Mineer, CEO Construction Monitor Construction Monitor has been the construction lead generation source since 1989. At that time, we recognized …

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Construction Marketing Tips for Summer 2020

According to April 2020 Forbes, U.S. construction output growth this year could range between zero and -8%. You read that right: minus eight percent. It’s not all about COVID-19 illness and shutdowns, although that will have a stunning impact on the construction industry for many years. Supply shortages have paralyzed many projects. Marketing management is crucial. …

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4 Tips for Maintaining Relationships with Your Construction Suppliers

Your construction business depends on several factors for success. Four of them include: Diligence – Regulatory agencies and insurance claims are managed through documentation. Lawsuits are not uncommon to a construction business, and your documentation can make or break a litigation. Management – No one person needs to manage everything. But everything must be managed, …

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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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How to Keep Construction Equipment Cool During the Summer…

The construction equipment you use is designed to be rugged. However, the extreme temperatures of summer can put enough strain on these vehicles and tools to cause breakdowns, sidelining progress and profitability. Here are some suggestions for how to keep construction equipment cool during the summer. Perform Regular Maintenance Regular maintenance is the best way …

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