Most websites are ineffective. This is true in all industries. Unfortunately, I see it more often in the construction industry because many still mistakenly believe that it doesn’t matter. Sure, you can get by with an ineffective website, but the fact is that an effective one gives you a powerful advantage over competitors. It puts […]

General contractors and subcontractors are facing a mixed bag these days. On the one hand, they’re experiencing strong, even record demand with backlogs averaging over nine months. But the volatile nature of rising material prices, fueled by tariffs and trade tensions, has dampened some of this enthusiasm. Add in a nagging labor shortage and you’ve […]

Fleet management has always been a data-driven industry. Assets generate an immense amount of information, but it wasn’t always possible to access it, let alone analyze it. In the past, fleet managers had to comb through handwritten logs and overstuffed filing cabinets to find the insights they needed to operate more efficiently. But now, thanks […]

The construction industry tops the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of most dangerous jobs. This is a fast-paced industry that requires the use of heavy equipment, and often, hazardous chemicals. To complete projects safely and efficiently, contractors need to be supported by employees who are skilled, knowledgeable, and sober. Drug abuse is a serious concern […]

There are plenty of reasons to go into construction. The security. The money. The craft. But as one of the toughest industries to start a business, there are lots of reasons why construction companies fail. The seasonality. The competition. The razor-thin profit margins. The reality is half of construction businesses fail. So, how do you […]

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed that August 2018 housing starts in buildings with five or more units grew 37% compared with the year before, indicating that multi-family housing continues to lead growth in the housing market. As more and more large apartment projects hit the market, competition for the end user has grown […]

Demand for construction projects is at an all-time high in the U.S. But, construction firms cannot respond aggressively because of the lack of skilled workers. With no relief in sight, there is great angst! Spending on new contraction surpassed $1.2 trillion in 2017 and is on pace to be even higher in 2018. This increased […]

Although the construction industry is in the midst of a boom, project managers can’t seem to find enough qualified workers. As a result, more teenagers and young adults are joining the construction workforce. While construction jobs are an excellent way to teach youth practical skills and to help them gain work experience, they come with […]

In the wise words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” This age-old question is one that is taken into consideration in many companies today. Given the construction industry’s great and lasting impact on society, some may even argue that it’s more important […]