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Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.Posted: August 2, 2021, 1:15 pm
For commercial contractors, both GCs and subs, a successful project is one completed on time and within budget. The client is happy with the finished product and the contractor walks away with a tidy profit. Everybody wins. When a project fails, it’s typically due to conflicts and issues that cause cost overr...Posted: July 30, 2021, 9:41 am
There are two major questions overhanging the economies of the U.S. and Canada. (1) Will a reemergence of coronavirus infections, mainly among the unvaccinated and tied to the Delta variant of the disease, force a slowdown in what was proving to be exceptional gross domestic product (GDP) growth? And (2), the...Posted: July 29, 2021, 4:35 pm
Texas is in a League of its Own
Through the first half of 2021, the monthly average of seasonally adjusted and annualized (SAAR) housing starts in the U.S. has been +23.2% compared with January-June 2020. The one-quarter increase in groundbreakings warrants the ‘mini-boom’ description being applied to the U....Posted: July 28, 2021, 5:56 pm
The bidding process can feel one-sided. You submit something. You never hear back. The bid goes into a black hole of project management and construction runaround.
Some may think construction companies shut down business in the cold winter months. Like the birds, they fly south to work in warmer climates. But this isn’t the case. Why? Because of budgetary planning, many decisions regarding construction projects are made in September, at the close of the second quarter. This peak decision-making time, however, […]
Top Priority in Construction Business: Safety Ask any construction business owner, regardless of the size of their firm, what their top priority is and we’re guessing you’ll get the same response every time: worker safety. The real question owners should constantly be asking themselves is whether or not their safety program is robust enough to […]
iSqFt Training & Development Manager Ken Y. shares his advice for entrepreneurs: There’s more to business than finding work and managing projects.
Putting together a winning bid proposal, or even a competitive one, takes knowledge and skill. It’s a bit more complicated than just putting some numbers together and hoping for the best. Good bid preparation for general contractors requires a lot of time and effort and involves everything from reading and fully understanding the plans and […]
From solid reference books to modern classics and everything in between, we’ve collected our top 10 favorite commercial construction books.
The construction industry takes passion. Here are 9 quotes on construction to inspire you and 2 more to make you laugh.
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 issues down the road. Better Construction Management With Communication Communication is simply the exchange of information in order to convey a message and good […]
We’ve compiled a list of our top 20 construction books for children. Check them out now!
Jobsite thefts of tools, equipment and materials continues to be an issue plaguing the construction industry. Unattended construction sites are easy targets for thieves, especially those lacking adequate security measures. Heavy equipment, power and hand tools and materials such as copper are the most targeted items. According to the National Equipment Register (NER), heavy equipment […]