NextGen is a group of dedicated individuals and professionals from ConstructConnect that are committed to inspiring the next generation of youth to consider and join the construction workforce. With a nationwide labor shortage and a frightening gap between the demand for workers and the number of qualified people searching for construction jobs, action must be taken to encourage students to enter this lucrative and diverse workforce.
As a general contractor, you have to be selective when it comes to the subcontractors you work with. You want to choose companies that have a dependable skilled workforce, strong management, financial stability, and can perform quality work to your company’s standards. To do this, you need to have an established subcontractor prequalification process in place. As with any business decision, picking subcontractors to work with requires you to do your due diligence. You should be prequalifying every subcontractor you’re considering working with to reduce risks that could impact your business, such as subcontractor default or substandard work.
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For the second time in 2023, ConstructConnect is being named one of Comparably’s Best Places to Work. This time, ConstructConnect is honored to be among the winners of the awards for “Best Leadership Teams” and “Best CEOs for Women.”
The construction industry is a dynamic and intricate sector that requires precise financial management to thrive in today's competitive landscape. Therefore, accurate accounting processes are not just necessary; they are a strategic advantage for construction companies looking to maximize profitability and comply with ever-evolving regulations.
Thrive With the Information Advantage The speed, volume, and variety of digital data produced in the construction industry continue to advance as more technologies are used in the design, planning, and construction phases. The need for construction businesses to uncover insights from the vast universe of relevant project data is a mission-critical task for the industry to achieve better productivity and quality outcomes.
A construction takeoff (also known as a material takeoff) is just one step of the commercial preconstruction process, but it is the essential step that needs to be completed before construction can even begin. That means determining the project’s cost, submitting a bid to work on the project, and the construction of the structure all depend on the results of this step. Because of that, it must be done right. An inaccurate takeoff can cost you time, money, and—ultimately—bids and jobs.
We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s not always about what you know but who you know.” As a trade contractor, in an unpredictable economy, it may make more sense to say,” It’s always about what you know and who you know.”
In the world of commercial construction and especially working as a general contractor, networking and building relationships are vital and necessary skills that spur leads and drive revenue. Whether in person at a trade show, online on a project database, or on the jobsite, maintaining positive relationships remains at the heart of running a successful general contracting business.
Bidding time is the season that never ends, and we’d like to help you get more R&R in your schedule. That’s research and results, in case you were wondering. Researching before bidding will lead you toward long-term results of meeting project and profit goals.
When it comes to generating leads and finding more projects in the commercial construction industry, particularly in the preconstruction phase, there are many different routes one can choose to navigate. From a strategic standpoint, the plan you create and decide to implement entirely depends on your business goals and priorities. It is safe to assume that most priorities lie in the “increase market share, profit, and overall success” category.