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Make Risk Management Part Of Your Bid Preparation Process

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? […]

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Ladder Safety in Construction

It’s common knowledge that falls are the leading cause of all construction worker deaths every year. What might surprise you is the fact that falls from ladders account for about 25% of those deaths. In 2014, 87 of the 349 fatalities from fall hazards were from ladders. The number of deaths from ladder falls has […]

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Don’t Fear Change Orders, Learn To Master Them

Change orders are an inevitable part of working in the construction industry. Whether you are a general contractors or a subcontractors, you’ve had to deal with them at some point on a project and will continue to have to deal with them on future projects. Being able to effectively manage change orders doesn’t have to […]

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5 Tips For Effective Construction Communication

Effective communication is vital to the successful completion of any construction project. Good communication can improve teamwork and lead to better project collaboration. Poor communication can result in misunderstandings, delays and problems down the road. Communication is simply the exchange of information in order to convey a message and good communication involves being able to […]

Construction Data’s Ultimate Guide To Jobsite Safety

We’ve gathered our best white papers, eBooks and cheat sheets in one easy to find place. We’ve got you covered whether your looking to beat the heat this summer, create a safer construction site or get some tips on scaffold safety. All of these documents are downloadable and printer friendly and are great for safety […]

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The True Costs Of Construction Project Management Software

There are a number of factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right construction project management software for your business. First and foremost is identifying which software solutions have the capabilities and functionalities that meet your company’s needs. You want to find a software solution that is scalable, secure and can be tailored […]

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Construction Safety: Creating Jobsite Specific First Aid Programs

Regardless of how detailed your construction company’s safety plan is and despite how in-depth and meticulous your training program is, accidents involving injuries can still occur. When a worker suffers an injury it is vital to have a first aid program in place. Because no two construction sites are exactly the same, you should design […]

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7 Tips For Managing Cash Flows On Construction Projects

Cash flow is the lifeblood of any commercial construction project. Being able to effectively manage cash flows on projects and throughout the year can be the difference between the success and failure of your business. These tips will show you how to successfully manage cash flows on a project to ensure it remains profitable from […]

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Implementing New Construction Technology: 4 Ways to Reduce Pushback

The rapid growth of technology is speeding up innovation across all industries, and construction is no exception. Mobile devices, cloud-based software, manufacturing processes adapted to construction, building information modeling and new delivery methods all bring promises of better efficiencies and improved productivity. But for those with the role of overseeing innovation and changes, the journey […]

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Construction Site Safety Tips – Part I

June is National Safety Month, so we thought this week was the perfect opportunity to provide a few construction site safety tips for workers and employers. (It’s also National Accordion Awareness Month if anyone was curious.) For these safety tips we focused on OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards in Construction. In the first […]

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Going Paperless In The Construction Industry

As a construction professional, can you envision the day coming where you no longer use paper in your daily activities? We’re talking no more hard copies of plans and specs, invoices, contracts, timesheets, punch lists, contracts or bids. In such a paper-reliant industry like construction this may seem completely improbable to some. While the notion […]

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Protect Your Construction Company’s Reputation, Don’t Hire Stooges

When interviewing and hiring new employees do you consider how the candidate will impact your construction company’s reputation? Your employees are the face of your company. Your company’s reputation is a direct reflection of the quality of the work they do and their professionalism on the jobsite. They can either help you build and maintain […]

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The Value Of Apprenticeships In The Construction Industry

According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 80% of construction firms are planning to hire more workers in 2015 with only 7% expected to reduce headcounts. This could be challenging since AGC also reported that 87% of companies have reported having difficulties filling positions, especially skilled craft workers. Expect to see a big […]