Construction Management

Construction loan

How to Get Higher Chance of Construction Loan Approval

Construction is a complex process that involves multiple parties including builders, contractors, lenders, solicitors, accountants, quantity surveyors, and the council. With so many people involved in the process, there’s always the possibility of a communication breakdown and things may go wrong. Getting approved for a building loan is half the battle with the majority of …

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10 Strategies To Help Grow Your Construction Business

The past years have been fruitful for the construction industry. With the new technologies leveraged by the industry like automation, robotics, construction ERP (Enterprise resource planning) solutions, artificial intelligence, and so on, construction companies have been growing even further. The coming years won’t be different. They will be strong years for the industry, with more …

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10 Skills of A Successful Construction Project Manager

Previously, we pointed out at the importance of construction management in achieving success in this industry. Construction managers carry out the plan at the site and see to it that everything is in order – from materials to crew members to equipment – and make sure that the operation is geared towards achieving the goal …

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5 Budget-Friendly Construction Management Online Courses

Construction management, as we mentioned in a previous blog, is an essential part of any construction management. Without it, a project’s order and success cannot be ensured. And we’ve even mentioned several problems that might be encountered when there’s no construction manager on site. This is why a lot of civil engineers go into supplemental …

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Construction Management – All The Reasons You Need it in Your Firm

Construction management is a vital element that ensures the success of any construction project. Despite the size, your project needs someone to watch over the flow and the progress, making sure that the plan, schedule, and budget are strictly followed. What else does it do for your business success? Find out below. Importance of Construction …

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5 Tips on Becoming a Successful Trade Electrical Contractor

5 Tips on Becoming a Successful Trade Electrical Contractor

The U.S. economy is demanding more and more trade electrical contractors, so it’s a great time to invest in starting or growing your electrical business. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 628,800 electricians working in America today. That number is expected to shoot up 14% between 2014 and 2024, making …

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Sustainable Construction and its Role in Making a Better Modern World

Sustainable Construction and its Role in Making a Better Modern World

Green and sustainable – these have become the main objectives of most construction projects being made today. And why not when they offer a lot of benefits not just to the environment but to the building owner and occupants too. When we hear of sustainability, the first context that comes to mind is that of …

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6 Reasons Why Real-Time Data Is Relevant in Construction

6 Reasons Why Real-Time Data Is Relevant in Construction

There are so many complex processes involved in construction. In a day, a lot of tasks need to be updated or completed. And during the process, small problems may be encountered that need to be solved quickly, otherwise, they can become serious troubles that would require so much effort, time, and money to fix. This …

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Tips on Getting Highly Accurate Construction Project Estimates

Getting an accurate estimate for the projects you go into bid can give you a huge advantage over those who don’t. Estimate too high and the client will give the project to others. Estimate too low and you will encounter budget shortage as your operation goes on. But it’s tough to get it right and …

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10 Tips for Keeping Your Construction Projects on Track

10 Tips for Keeping Your Construction Projects on Track

One of the major problems in any construction project is cost overrun and overdue. We’ve discussed most of the factors that add up to these problems and you might notice that one of the biggest contributors is mismanagement. But we totally understand since construction isn’t as simple as any other job out there.  One project …

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WFEO debuts World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

The annual “Engineer’s Day” celebrated in several countries on various dates now gets a revamp. The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) is designating March 4 as the first World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development. The celebration will highlight the achievements of engineers and engineering when it comes to developing modern buildings that are at …

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Tips for Improving Electrical Safety In the Construction Site

Tips for Improving Electrical Safety In the Construction Site

In construction, electricity plays a big role in making a project successful. Operations can’t obviously go on without power to make equipment, machines, and some tools work. The site needs light so workers can see their way and what they are working on. However, working around electricity can be very dangerous, evenly deadly at times. …

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Tips For Making Better Construction Project Plans

Tips For Making Better Construction Project Plans

Some of you may have already been delivering projects in the industry for years. Some just started. But even if you’ve been contracting projects for so long and you think you already know what it takes to carry projects forward and achieve success, the changes in technology and trends change the standards. So it helps …

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Scheduling for Your Electrical Projects

Tips and Tricks on Proper Scheduling for Your Electrical Projects

In any service provider business, proper planning and scheduling of jobs are needed to deliver optimum customer satisfaction. These processes are done to see to it that all job orders are completed on time. This goes the same for electrical contractors. A well-planned electrical project schedule helps in outlining the pace of work of deployed …

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5 Techs Electrical Subcontractors Should Use to Grow Their Business

5 Techs Electrical Subcontractors Should Use to Grow Their Business

Electrical works in construction don’t only revolve around contracts involving the main project. They may also include services in support of electrical supplies for construction operations like installation of power systems for construction equipment and tools. Sometimes, the electrical subcontractors also have to take on repairs and maintenance tasks. With this much role, electrical subcontractors …

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Tips on Preventing Reinforced Concrete Corrosion in Coastal Zone

Tips on Preventing Reinforced Concrete Corrosion in Coastal Zone

As Pro Crew Schedule is starting to become a widely-used construction project management software, we are discovering more and more about the industry. And we’re seeing more construction projects kicking off on the coasts of the U.S. So today, we’d like to help budding firms in dealing with one of the major problems in coastal …

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7 Tips for Successful Concreting During the Rainy Season

7 Tips for Successful Concreting During the Rainy Season

Seasons change and a big construction project will definitely see the transition. It can’t be avoided that you will experience working in the rain. And when the wet season comes, firms are kind of hesitant to do cement works because it might not cure and might not solidify. But won’t it? Civil engineers and his …

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The Benefits of Real-time Collaboration in Construction

The Benefits of Real-time Collaboration in Construction

Construction projects can easily get off track if stakeholders, general contractors, subcontractors, crew members, and other parties involved can’t work efficiently together. Remember that the site isn’t the only workplace in construction. There is also the office where the contractor stays to manage the admin side of the project and there’s also the office of …

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3+ Ways to Manage Construction Delays Due to Weather

3 Ways to Manage Construction Delays Due to Weather

We’ve talked about construction project delays too often and mentioned how incompetence, poor crew management, and lack of communication can cause such. Fortunately, they can easily be prevented by correcting the process and with the use of the right technological tools like construction project management software. However, there are some things that are inevitable but …

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Tips on Finding the Best Electrical Subcontractor for Your Project

Tips on Finding the Best Electrical Subcontractor for Your Project

Electrical contractors or subcontractors – if you are the general contractor of a construction project – play a big role in a construction project. Not only will they provide the electrical design and installation for the main project but they can also set up the power line and lighting you need as you start your …

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Tips on Creating Better Construction Daily Reports via Mobile

In a workplace where everything is physically tiring, making daily reports becomes the last priority. In the construction site, for example. Workers would rather take off early and rest than spend another 10 minutes writing reports. But in a business where data is vital, daily reports are something that should be faithfully delivered. But how …

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Importance of proper documentation to prevent litigation in construction

Construction litigation is stressful and costly. No firm would want to go through lawsuits yet, they happen as we live in a litigation-crazed society.  The more bitter part there is that not all lawsuits can be anticipated and prevented. All construction firms certainly want to finish a project without going through any legal troubles so …

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Tips on Proper and Profitable Disposal of Waste in Construction

Tips on Proper and Profitable Disposal of Waste in Construction

Sustainable infrastructure will continue to be the trend this year 2020 and it isn’t just to save the environment. In the past years, the construction industry has been searching for new ways to increase their profit and found that by going “green,” they can definitely do so. This method of constructing buildings was also found …

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The United States is experiencing a huge shortage of construction labor, which we already mentioned a lot of times in our previous blogs. Yahoo Finance even pointed out that there’s an estimate of 350,000 unfilled construction jobs nationwide. We’ve pointed out some of the major reasons for the shortage and we’ve also recommended some solutions to bridge the gap. But this time, we’re going to delve deeper into the problem and look into managing your construction project with fewer crew members. Most Difficult Construction Role to Hire Labor workers aren’t the most difficult to hire. There are certain roles important to the operation that keeps the industry hanging because of their shortage. First, experts say that pipe trades are some of the hardest to come by in some states in the U.S. Firms then try to make up for the role by doing the job themselves or some would take sanitary sewers for granted. Meanwhile, in other construction sites, they find electrical workers experienced in Substation and Transmission line construction harder to come by because it is a specialized industry. And still, for others, skilled labor is their major problem. Young people seem to have very little interest in taking construction roles and when all the skilled workers today finally reach their retirement age, then there will be no one to take on those skilled labor tasks. This is why we suggested – and according to studies too – using technology like AR, VR, AI, BIM, Construction project management software, and other digital technologies to attract the millennials to join the construction industry.

Constructing With Lesser Crew – How To Manage Labor Shortage

The United States is experiencing a huge shortage of construction labor, which we already mentioned a lot of times in our previous blogs. Yahoo Finance even pointed out that there’s an estimate of 350,000 unfilled construction jobs nationwide.  We’ve pointed out some of the major reasons for the shortage and we’ve also recommended some solutions …

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Subcontractor’s Guide to Using Construction Management Software

Subcontractor’s Guide to Using Construction Management Software

Subcontractors also play a vital role in construction projects. They provide specialized services that the firm may not have like electrical works, plumbing, HVAC, tiling, waterproofing, setting up scaffolds, and so on. Without these people, the building can’t be declared 100 percent finished. But what if as a construction subcontractor, you are scheduled to do …

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Tips on Saving Time in Your Construction Projects

Tips on Saving Time in Your Construction Projects

Construction projects take a long time to finish – that’s natural unless you opt to use the 3D printing method which should complete a simple structure in just 24 hours. For these highly-technological firms, time isn’t an obstacle to achieving a successful project. But for most construction firms who’d rather stick with the traditional building …

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How To Establish Lean Construction Methods in Your Firm

How To Establish Lean Construction Methods in Your Firm

When productivity in construction is being talked about, you might have noticed the phrase “lean construction” always being mentioned. Well, essentially because the methods in this technique all lead to an improved productivity rate on the site. Basically, lean construction is all about reducing waste, making your home or infrastructure projects more sustainable. It also …

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8 Secrets to Success of Top Construction Companies

8 Secrets to Success of Top Construction Companies

BIM, subcontractor, infrastacture projects, civil engineering projects, top construction companies, construction subscontractor More and more milliennials and members of the Gen Z group are securing work early in their lives. Most of them would apply as apprentices or assistants until they finally complete their requirements to become fully qualified to take on higher positions. Now, …

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Preventing Construction Sabotage By Clients And Workers

Delays in construction projects are often caused by several factors, which we discussed in a previous blog, pointing out to weather disturbances, lack of communication, and poor management as some of the major reasons to experience such. However, we also mentioned about construction budget, which is an issue on the client’s side, and the productivity …

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7 Books Newbie & Experienced Construction Project Managers Should Read

7 Books Newbie & Experienced Construction Project Managers Should Read

Managing a single construction project is no joke. Contractors and project managers are held responsible for hundreds of lives working on the site, a multi-million investment, and other expensive resources like materials and equipment. With all of these moving together at the same time, it’s extremely difficult for the leaders to manage them all properly …

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Cloud Computing Is Revolutionizing Construction

6 Ways Cloud Computing Is Revolutionizing Construction

If your construction business isn’t on the cloud yet, then you are falling behind. Cloud computing will remain to be the future of the digital world. Companies with modern IT are capitalizing on this technology. But the construction industry is notorious for being among the least digitized industries in the world, hence seldom will you …

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All The Ways You Can Ensure Safety In Construction

All The Ways You Can Ensure Safety In Construction

We all know that the construction site is one of the high-risk workplaces. OHSA records one in every 10 construction workers is injured annually. Meanwhile, one in five worker deaths annually is in the construction industry. But as the years go by and as technology and procedures improve, these numbers are slowly being diminished. Deaths …

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Ways Contractors Can Improve Their Profitability in Construction

6 Ways Contractors Can Improve Their Profitability in Construction

Construction firms, developers, contractors, and subcontractors are in business for two things: first is to build structures that can be world-renowned and second is to make a profit. But why are there those who struggle to make money in this industry when there are those who see success in their first try? Well, part of …

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Tips on Becoming a Successful Subcontractor

Tips on Becoming a Successful Subcontractor

Businesses often require subcontractors, most especially in the construction industry. General contractors get assistance for specialized or diversified projects from subcontractors when they do not have the right skills or resources on hand. Sometimes they get subcontractors when they need additional expertise. During these instances, getting experts to work on one or more short-term projects …

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Measuring Productivity in Construction and Why You Should Care

Measuring Productivity in Construction and Why You Should Care

Productivity is probably one of the most important aspects to watch out for in your construction projects, next to quality and safety. Your team’s productivity will dictate whether you’re going to meet your deadline and stay on budget. So as you go on with your project, it will be beneficial for you, as the team …

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Best Construction Software

Guidelines in Choosing the Best Construction Software

The construction industry is booming in the United States and everywhere in the world. With the population continuously growing, more houses and condominiums are being erected every year. And with their demands incessantly increasing, more factories, malls, marketplaces, and other facilities should be constructed. This is a good scenario for project owners since this means …

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Construction Budget Overrun Problem – Causes and Solutions

Construction Budget Overrun Problem – Causes and Solutions

Over budget is a common problem in the construction scene. Apart from project delays, most contractors foresee construction cost overrun as an inevitable situation. In fact, in the past three years, only one out of three projects can achieve 10 percent of their original budget plan. Furthermore, data showed that big construction projects like airports …

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Latest Trends in Construction Management Software

Latest Trends in Construction Management Software

The construction sector is notoriously known for its vaunted resistance to change. Characterized as consistently traditional, many players in this industry tend to abide by the old practices and standards and are slow in adopting new innovations, such as the use of a cloud-based construction management system. But technology has penetrated almost every business sector …

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8 Tips to Motivate Your Construction Team And Improve Productivity

There’s a longstanding debate on the true impact of motivating workers in improving productivity in the construction industry. After technology provided productivity tools custom-designed to cater to construction needs, the old strategies of motivation have seemingly lost its essence as a major driving force for laborers to work harder. But is this practice dead? Should …

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Ultimate Holiday Gift Ideas That Construction Workers Will Love

Day check! It’s already December and that means the long holiday season has arrived once again. Everyone’s excited to feast on the deelishis turkey and ham, but more than that, working people are more thrilled to see how much they’ll receive for their bonus and what corporate gifts they’ll be bringing home this year. This …

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8 Must-Do's in Scheduling Construction Site Visits

To see is still the best way to believe. Routine inspection remains to be a crucial part of a construction project to ensure that it is progressing smoothly. This is despite having a construction management software where contractors and project managers can check the status of all set activities. It’s very convenient to have software …

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Tips for Making the Most of Construction Scheduling Software

Managing a project without any tool to keep things organized can lead to upsetting situations. Setting roles alone is already time-consuming, and when you rely only on your memory for task dissemination, your project is bound to fail. A small construction project that involves a mid-rise building employs at least a hundred workers. One project …

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Ways to Keep Your Construction Projects on Schedule

5+ Ways to Keep Your Construction Projects on Schedule

Keep track of your construction project with a reliable tool. Stay on schedule and push tasks as planned. Learn how to leverage the best construction project management software to ensure all these and more. The construction industry is not an easy business. Think about it, there are hundreds and if not, thousands of moving parts …

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Dealing with Changing Scope in Construction Project Management

No matter how perfectly you plan your construction project; there will be instances when changes should be made. Inevitable issues like accidents, treacherous weather, unavailability of supplies, and so on can greatly affect your project schedule. But with a capable construction management software at hand, project managers can easily adjust. Read here about some more …

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8 Ways to Improve Communication in the Construction Site

Communicating with your crew members is very important in a construction project. To secure multiple channels of communication from mobile to radio and building contractor software. These will make sure there’ll be no impediments when one method fails. Communication is more than important in the construction industry. It is a major ingredient for the successful …

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Retain Workers in Construction

5 Effective Ways to Retain Workers in the Construction Industry

There’s a lot of things that a contractor can actually do to retain his workers in his company. Prioritizing employee welfare, introducing technology like automation, helping them become more productive through construction management software, and allowing crews to up their skills are just some of the many factors that make workers stick with their employer. …

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How Technology is Revolutionizing the Construction Industry

From equipment, procedures, and up to construction project management software, technology has indeed made a big impact on the construction industry, and this revolution has led us to sky rise buildings and innovative structure designs. Learn more about technology’s role at the construction site. Advancements in technology are one of the main reasons why the …

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