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Construction mistakes are a common occurrence and as expensive as a construction project is, any mistakes during the project can prove to be equally costly for the company. Moreover, when it comes to big projects, the last thing a contractor wants to deal with are extra costs. Construction mistakes force the c...

Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:00 pm

It’s been 12 days since the World Health Organization (WHO) proclaimed the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. In the U.S. as of March 23, there have been approximately 38,500 cases and over 400 deaths due to the virus. That’s more than double the 18,170 confirmed cases (241 deaths) being reported less than three...

Posted: April 1, 2020, 3:36 pm

Is construction essential during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? It’s a question that has popped up almost daily as more states and municipalities issue “stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders. The states of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington along with cities like Boston, Austin, and Sa...

Posted: April 1, 2020, 1:00 pm

There are currently two crises underway simultaneously. The advance of the novel coronavirus is taking a terrible toll in terms of physical and emotional well-being. At the same time, job losses resulting from ‘social distancing’ are sending the economy into a tailspin. To fight on both fronts, governments are...

Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:27 pm
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6 Ways to Level the Construction Bidding Playing Field

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.

Overcoming the Challenges of Winter Construction

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, […]

8 Tips To Building A Stellar Safety Program

8 Tips To Building A Stellar Construction Safety Program

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 […]

Construction Advice For Entrepreneurs

iSqFt Training & Development Manager Ken Y. shares his advice for entrepreneurs: There’s more to business than finding work and managing projects.

10 Tips for Submitting Better Bids

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 […]

Top 10 Commercial Construction Books

Top 10 Commercial Construction Books

From solid reference books to modern classics and everything in between, we’ve collected our top 10 favorite commercial construction books.

9 Quotes on Construction to Inspire You

The construction industry takes passion. Here are 9 quotes on construction to inspire you and 2 more to make you laugh.

Effective Communication = Better Construction Management

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 […]

Five High-Tech Ways To Control Construction Site Theft

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 […]