Climate is the biggest and most important factor in construction; it’s what determines the materials used, the time frame for construction and the durability and longevity of the constructed building. Seasonal temperature changes are different in every state, and within states, they can differ, depending on whether they are near the seaside or up in […]

Construction project managers are responsible for overseeing and supervising construction projects from start to finish. They are tasked with making sure projects are delivered on time and within budget. Job duties differ from company to company, but construction project managers are typically responsible for overseeing the budget, working with owners, architects and engineers, hiring subcontractors, […]

The overhead costs involved in a construction business are very different from those involved in a business from any other industry. The involvement of independent contractors, labor costs, equipment rentals and frequent location changes make the overhead costs in this business very different from any business in any other industry. These costs form a substantial […]

Keeping your construction projects on schedule to meet your completion deadline is no easy task. Adverse weather, costly rework, unavailable resources and subcontractor default are just a few of the things that can throw your timeline off course. Damages and penalties for not hitting your deadline can ruin your profit and hurt your construction company’s […]

As construction projects become more complex, effective collaboration is increasingly becoming a key factor in completing projects on time and within budget while delivering a quality product to the client. Good collaboration leads to many benefits like innovation, time and cost saving, added value for the client, reduced errors and unnecessary rework. Good project collaboration […]

Labor shortages are one of the major issues the construction industry is struggling to overcome. For many construction firms, keeping their workforce fully staffed is their biggest challenge. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in January 2018, there were 250,000 job openings in the construction industry, up from just 149,000 in December 2017. A […]