Construction Management

Construction Strategies

8 Effective Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Construction Business

There will be tough times in the business. You can ask any of your fellow company owners and you will hear the same familiar tales of woe – defaulted balances, management failures, overdue and other hard-luck stories. The new construction downturn has placed intense pressure on company owners, wholesalers, contractors and many others involved in …

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Improving Client Relationships

Building and Improving Client Relationships: Importance, Challenges, and Tips

In construction, a healthy and strong working relationship between the client and the contractor is vital in ensuring a successful project. While project management tools guide management in supervising the project, contractors also need to provide a good connection with their clients. On the same note, the best construction management software can be of great …

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Project Delivery

Introducing the Top 4 Project Delivery Methods Implemented in Construction

Before launching any construction works, a project manager must set a course by exploring and discovering several project delivery methods and choosing one that best meets its unique needs. Construction project delivery methods are comprised of a wide variety of ways to organize those services to execute a particular project. To make a project’s success …

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Leadership Tactic

5 New Leadership Tactics Every Project Manager Must Obtain

Construction project management (PM) deviates from a general PM role by demanding and integrating wide-ranging knowledge of the construction industry, a particular field that is filled with many unique challenges. According to the Construction Management Association of America, the construction projects managers have an average of around 130 responsibilities not including other associated tasks. This …

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Dealing with Subcontractor

9 Effective Ways to Deal with Underperforming Subcontractors

When a subcontractor isn’t performing or working according to the terms of the contract, any construction projects might turn from a dream project to a nightmare. In other words, the entire experience can also be worst for both the contractors and owners. Underperforming subcontractors disrupts workflow as the whole project, creates unforeseen delays, and inflates …

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Construction Safety

Construction Safety: Being Safe On A Construction Site

Construction is a dangerous field to work in. Without responsible construction crew management, workers could end up with serious injuries or deaths from accidents. While accidents can occur at any time, especially given the industry’s nature, they can be somewhat avoided with proper safety management. Aside from handling the planning and supervising the entire project, …

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Tips and Strategies: Improving a Construction Company’s Profitability

In building a construction business, different people might have different goals and agendas. But to accomplish all of these goals and agenda, one thing is for sure; a business must gain profit. By earning a profit, a construction business will be able to continue its operation. The business or company will be able to keep …

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Risk Management

A Practical Approach and Guide to Construction Risk Management

So what is the best practical way to ensure a well-planned construction risk management? The answer to this question lies in the right processes and also the use of a construction schedule software. For construction project managers and equity capital providers, further understanding of the construction budget is critical for inherent risks involved in it. …

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Management Tips

Running Construction Projects Using 5 New Management Strategies

As a contractor or project manager of any construction projects, there are plenty of roles that are expected to be fulfilled and each role demands time and effort. This can be mentally stressful because there is a lot of information to absorb and many critical things to remember. At countless of times, these many different …

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Subcontractor

10 Tips for Managing Construction Subcontractors More Effectively

There are so many reasons why subcontractors are needed in any construction project. They fill up the labor shortage of a construction firm while offering their specialized skills. Their expertise can help the contractor deliver a satisfactory result to the client. On the other hand, subcontractors also benefit from contractors, mainly by keeping them in …

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Common Construction Project Planning Challenges and Remedies

Every awe-inspiring building you see today went through a grueling construction project planning. It isn’t as simple as drawing the building, and the construction team already knows the step-by-step procedure. Project planning involves a lot of thinking and brainstorming, meetings, completing the design and specs, drafting of the plan, writing the crew schedule, and testing …

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Construction Cost Estimation: 6 Easy Tips to Improve Quantity Takeoffs

There are many important aspects involved in the construction cost estimation process and quantity takeoffs are one of those. Speaking of this, it is used for small to huge complex projects in order to determine actual costs and to ensure that a project will remain profitable to the contractors. It directly has an involvement in …

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Overcoming Construction Management Challenges Using Technology

Managing construction projects is certainly a complicated process that require specific thorough knowledge, accuracy, and leadership. Undoubtedly, it requires focus and being keen on details towards the project’s concept, crew members, deadlines, resources as well as managing budget and staying updated to any emerging latest builders trends and in fact there are many more things …

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10 Most In-Demand Construction Jobs 2020

There is a lingering labor shortage in the construction industry. The growing demand in new building projects is putting pressure on the industry to fill in the labor pool most especially for several in-demand positions in construction. Some of these positions include construction managers, skilled laborers, masons, and plumbers among many others. And this is …

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Civil Engineers in Construction – Roles and How to Become One

The role of civil engineers in construction can’t be understated. They play a big part in the success of a project most especially in construction crew management, worker and equipment safety, overall construction operation, as well as during the bidding and planning stages. Although their life at the site is totally hectic as their tasks …

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Celebrating Independence Day with your Construction Crew

Independence Day is generally one of many important events and biggest holidays for Americans. July 4, 1776, is a historical day for all Americans as the Second Continental Congress has proclaimed freedom from British rule. Every American is celebrating every now and then when the 4th of July kicks each year. Thus, there is no …

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12 Ways BIM is Improving Construction Project Management

Since it was introduced to the construction industry, BIM has been the talk of the town because of its power to transform the construction process and project result. But despite the fad, some construction companies are still confused with how BIM can actually help in their construction project management. And that is why we’re writing …

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10 Effective Tips for Minimizing Change Order in Construction

Change order is a dreaded work in the construction industry. It can derail the original schedule that project managers set. Oftentimes, it can cause the project to go over the approved budget too. But the sad reality is, there are just a lot of things in construction that we cannot control. The keys to minimize …

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6 Tips for Onboarding Inexperienced New Hires in Construction

Hiring new crew members in the construction industry is getting more and more difficult. And the problem does not only rely on millennials preferring to take jobs in the offices and other industries where technology is the main influencer, but skilled workers are also becoming rarer to find. When a company’s lucky enough to find …

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8 Tips for Subcontractors to Win More Bids this 2020

Subcontractors are assets to general contractors. More than helping the construction team finish the job faster, subcontractors provide their expertise to achieve a higher quality project result. So the role that they do in construction can’t be underestimated and their services are crucial in the success of the general contractor.  That said, more and more …

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7 Red Flags You Should Be Aware Upon Hiring a Contractor

Hiring contractors for either residential or commercial construction purposes as well as renovations isn’t an easy task especially on these days that there are scam artists posing as contractors. Horrible stories about scammers have become widespread. It is important to know this firsthand, be familiar with the issue, and be fully aware of the scamming …

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10 Tips on Improving Quality of Your Construction Projects

There is a rising demand for new construction buildings lately. With a whole new generation gearing up to enter the workforce, more buildings are needed to occupy them all. And not to mention the requirement for new apartments for all those who are going to start living independently. But with the ongoing labor shortage and …

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Subcontractors and Subcontracting

All About Subcontractors and Subcontracting

Subcontractors are one of the most important people in whole construction business. For this reason, it is necessary for people in the construction industry to fully understand the job that subcontractor covers, the implications of their work, their position in the business, and the benefits and drawbacks of hiring them. Contractor What is a subcontractor? …

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8 Tips for Better Construction Crew Activity Tracking

A huge part of the reason behind a construction project’s success is the construction crew. Sure, the project manager is responsible for the smooth operation, thanks to his ability to write the perfect plan, schedule, and budget as well as his excellent construction crew management. However, without the skills and efforts of the laborers to …

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Guide to Becoming a Certified Construction Manager

Technically, certification isn’t strictly needed in the construction industry. In fact, anyone can start a career in construction without the highest level of education. Crew members can start working after finishing training, or some even get their training while already deployed at the site.  But for those in the management level positions, there are a …

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Construction 2020

Biggest Problems Faced By the Construction Industry This 2020

The start of the year 2020 has been very challenging for a lot of industries. Construction is especially at the brink of collapsing in some places in the world like in Dubai where a huge population of foreign construction workers was sent home. The common problems in streamlining construction crew management, labor shortage, and material …

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Construction Budget: Common Mistakes and Efficient Handling

How can you tell when a construction project is really successful? Is it the quality result? The happy client? The on-time delivery? Meeting the project objective? Staying within the budget? Actually, it’s the combination of all these, and it is the project manager who’s responsible for making sure that all the above mentioned are achieved. …

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Risks and Returns of Working in the Construction Industry

From the time of the ancient Egyptians, human beings have been building construction projects. Either for shelter and comfort, for aesthetic, for glory, or for religious purposes. Since then, a lot has changed in how people do construction; from the techniques, the materials and equipment, the purpose, the treatment, and the working conditions of the …

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4 Tips on Managing Construction Workers Remotely

Yes! Construction projects are now managed remotely and surprisingly, out-of-the-site construction crew management and project monitoring proved to be more efficient than on-site visits. Gone were the days when conventional construction crew management set-up required project managers to roam around the construction site to check on the progress of the project and see whether the …

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Guide to Effective Handling of Construction Change Orders

Changes are almost inevitable in construction. Even with the best construction management software, you still can’t be sure that things will go according to your plans 100%. And the reasons for the changes are too many. It could be the weather, it could be additional work requests from the client, it could be a change …

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A Quick Thorough Guide for Construction Submittal Process and Ways to Improve the Process

Being involved in any construction projects requires anyone to know further about submittals. So what really is a submittal and what is its major purpose in the construction industry and how to efficiently improve the ways of processing it? To begin with this, submittals are commonly prepared by either the contractor or subcontractor. The prepared …

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Ways to Improve Subcontractor-Contractor Relationship

Construction is one of the industries that rely heavily on subcontracting specialized works. General contractors hire third-party teams commonly to work on roofs, plumbing, electrical, concrete, and other tasks to make the work faster, but quite more often for quality.  We mentioned in one of our previous blogs that most construction firms are lacking in …

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Practical Tips for Stress-Free Construction Project Management

Construction crew management can certainly be stressful for a project manager who needs to carry out a lot of responsibilities every day. But with a reliable project management software at hand and a few practical tips to shake off the stress, the site can actually become a happier workplace. Find out more below.  The construction …

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A Comprehensive Guide in Starting Your Own Construction Business

Today, the construction industry is continuously booming. The demand for construction services is high and this is because of the increasing demands for establishments and buildings used for a variety of purposes. If by any chance, you are planning to set up your own business in line in this industry, today is a perfect time. …

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How Pro Crew Schedule Helps Construction Businesses

Managing a whole construction project can pose a big challenge to budding construction businesses. With limited funds and experience, software for construction management probably isn’t on their priority list of investments. But that’s where things actually start to go wrong for small firms.  So why should you consider using project management software from the start?  …

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Estimating Construction Costs: Acknowledging the Basics and Beyond

In the construction industry, one of several vital challenges that take place is to manage building projects and make sure that requirements are complied with and unique features are intact. That is why all key elements have to be put into consideration: time schedule, the entire scope of the project, and of course the budget. …

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Steps for Better Construction Project Progress Tracking

Having a successful construction is easier today, thanks to the rise of technology and the modernization of construction methods. The launch of project management software alone has helped numerous firms minimize losses and delays. How? By taking full advantage of the software’s capabilities for project tracking.  Construction project success is said to be in direct …

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Project Reworks: Tips on Reducing Construction Errors

Keep your construction project on track by having all activities organized and monitored via your project management software and reduce chances or rework.  We’ve mentioned from our previous blogs about how errors are inevitable and almost unavoidable in construction. However, with the rise of technological tools like machines, automation, AI, and project management software these …

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Construction Cost Control

Cost Control in Profitable Construction Project Management

Manage your construction budget well with a reliable construction project management software to avoid zero profit. Today, we will look into ways on how you can control your construction costs and make the highest profit possible from your client’s given budget. Identifying Cost Issues in Construction During the construction process, systems for project management and …

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General Managers in Construction – Roles and Importance

The management of construction projects requires knowledge of modern management as well as an understanding of the design and construction process. Construction projects have a specific set of objectives and constraints such as a required time frame for completion. While the relevant technology, institutional arrangements or processes will differ, the management of such projects has …

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Construction Savings

6 Effective Tips for Construction Cost Control

During the implementation of a construction project, there are important factors that need to be considered firsthand. A list of procedures for record-keeping has become an indispensable tool for project managers as well as other individuals who are involved in the construction process. Aside from listing of records, step-by-step methods of project control are also …

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Acknowledging the Importance of Construction Management Software

With the rise of advanced technologies today, the majority of industries are adopting these technologies and its continuous advancement. But the construction industry was a late bloomer. For many years, it has been tailed by its label as a “late adopter”. But today, the industry soon acknowledged these advances.  However, the complexities of the entire …

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Lean Construction

Ways of Improving Your Lean Construction Strategies

Want to eliminate common sources of waste and increase the value of your construction processes? Consider using lean construction for your next project. The US construction industry has been championing lean construction for a few years now. While the uptake hasn’t been what was hoped for, as we continue to move towards a more collaborative …

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Planning a Construction Project – Objectives and Basic Processes

Any construction process, big or small, involves different phases. These phases were created to keep activities organized in a step-by-step manner so that none of them gets left out. They also serve as a good guide to the team so errors will be minimized. But the basis for the success of a project greatly relies …

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MEP

MEP in Construction – Role and Strategies for Better Building

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing needs are key requirements for the energy efficiency of modern commercial construction. Since buildings are a major consumer of energy, MEP companies can make a huge difference to meet the efficiency expectations of lean construction. The Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) work is part of the implementation of high-rise construction work …

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Construction Job Management: Methods and Tools

The management of construction projects requires knowledge of modern management as well as an understanding of the design and construction process. Construction projects have a specific set of objectives and constraints such as a required time frame for completion. While the relevant technology used in construction management such as Project Management (PM) software, institutional arrangements …

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Best Practices in Construction Management for Higher Efficiency

Managing a construction business has never been easier, thanks to all the essential construction trackers available in the market today like Pro Crew Schedule. With such simple construction project management softwares used correctly, any firm can boost its efficiency and productivity, hence delivering higher-quality projects. But apart from the use of these essential construction trackers, …

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Construction Problems

10 Possible Causes of Low-Quality Construction Work

The failure of building structures are often due to lack of knowledge about construction materials; improper mix proportions,; poor site supervision because of the hesitation to use project management systems; poor Labor workmanship which is often unseen because of the absence of essential construction trackers; less quality materials; lack of technical or specialty knowledge; as …

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6 Tips on Becoming a Successful Construction Manager

Managing a construction site is hard work.  A construction manager must keep the project within financial plan, on schedule, and all these must be in accordance with several codes, laws, guidelines, etc. However, construction managers average around 120 responsibilities, according to The Construction Management Association of America. This means they have to be strategic and …

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8 Ways to Reduce Inefficiency at the Construction Site

As a construction manager, are you still struggling to improve the efficiency of your team at the construction site? Apart from employing a good construction management software, there are several other strategies you can implement to reduce the inefficiencies in your construction business. Just look at one of the biggest construction overrun disasters in history. …

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5 Ways You Can Finance Your Construction Business

Financing a construction business can be very tricky for contractors. The risks of dealing with delinquent clients run high, and sometimes you have to invest in a new project even before you get paid for the previous one. But don’t fret. From construction loans to invoice financing, there are options available to you. Whether you’re …

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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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Top 10 Construction Bidding Sites You Should Know About

Getting the right construction project is never easy. Researching about upcoming bids is already a challenge and without any help, you might never land on the job that you need to grow your firm. So if you haven’t heard yet, there are some great construction bidding websites out there that can help contractors find new …

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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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Construction sabotage

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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