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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
March 17th, 2021

In construction, the successful completion of a job is accomplished through effective project management. Delivering a quality project to your client on time and within budget, while also turning a profit for you and your subcontractors is no easy feat. It requires careful planning, detailed monitoring of the progress, and communication and collaboration among all the major stakeholders and team members.

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Operating Insights | Takeoff & Estimating

By: Ed Williams
March 12th, 2021

Construction is a tricky business. Especially, when it comes to the initial stages of the project lifecycle such as estimating and bidding process, contractors are often found struggling with inefficiencies. Though it is very natural with construction projects that involve a large number of tasks, it is significantly important to manage all the resources and funds wisely to ensure maximum profits and cash flow.

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Construction Industry News | Operating Insights | COVID-19

By: Conley Smith
March 8th, 2021

Long viewed as a male-dominated field, the construction industry has slowly been adding more and more women to their offices and jobsites as they fill roles as varied as construction technologists to painters.   

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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
March 5th, 2021

Effective risk management is key to every successful construction project. It can be the difference between making a nice profit and breaking even or worse, suffering a loss. So when should you begin your risk assessment? Are you doing it during contract negotiations or are you waiting until after you’ve received a notice to proceed? The truth is, risk management should begin during the bid preparation.

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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
March 4th, 2021

The implementation of lean construction has been gaining traction over the last several years as more and more firms realize the benefits of applying lean thinking to construction. The concept is simple enough, maximize value for the client while at the same time minimizing waste. Proper execution of the lean construction philosophy, on the other hand, can be difficult to implement. For starters, lean construction involves a completely different approach to project delivery from traditional construction methods.

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Operating Insights

By: Jeff Bradford
February 26th, 2021

It has been almost a year since the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. After a long and unprecedented year, vaccines are starting to roll out and states are opening up—slowly but surely—and we will likely find some sense of normality soon. Luckily, construction is considered essential work in several states, and although we still face hardships like layoffs, worksite virus outbreaks, and supply chain shortages, our industry is beginning to pick up again.

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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
February 19th, 2021

Winning more construction bids isn’t a direct result of simply bidding more projects. Bidding on every project that comes your ways isn’t a smart or sustainable bidding strategy.

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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
February 10th, 2021

Winter is here again and we all know that construction work doesn’t get put on ice when the mercury starts dropping. Working in the cold can be dangerous if you don’t take the necessary precautions to keep your body warm and dry on the construction site.

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Operating Insights

By: Kendall Jones
February 5th, 2021

Dealing with a defaulting subcontractor can be a real nightmare for general contractors. A nonperforming subcontractor or one that isn’t meeting its contractual obligations can wreak havoc on a project.

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Construction Technology | Operating Insights

By: Ed Williams
February 4th, 2021

Over the years, the construction industry has gone through an evolution of technology. Especially, the introduction of advanced construction project management tools and software have all made it easier for contractors to perform the work of a day in a few hours.