The new year is here, and your business plan is probably outdated. Take some time this winter to review it and embrace the chance to improve outcomes in 2019.
Author: Duane Craig
Every project you do has a critical path and when it hits a dead end, you’ve got big problems. On small projects, you can still track the critical path without using software.
There are over 52 million people in the U.S. older than 65, and there will be 70 million by 2030. You may be missing out on business by not serving the elderly and disabled populations.
Construction projects are often seen as exercises in managing risk. Here’s how to tell if your projects are hemorrhaging time and profits due to change, and how to handle it.
For owners and contractors, construction waste costs are on the rise. Get more proactive in handling project waste to reduce costs and maybe even create a new revenue stream.
Many small contractors are simply trying to ignore BIM, but it continues racking up numbers. Improve your understanding with this ultimate BIM primer.
Keep wintertime top-of-mind. Think about what you’ll need in order to reduce wintertime risks and include those resources in your estimates.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are vying for legitimacy as investments and payment methods. There are calls for use in construction, and for creating physical crypto-mining spaces.
When you finally start scheduling, many people have had their say in the project. Avoid limiting factors by carefully reviewing and questioning.
It’s time for a SWOTT analysis if you’ve never done one or if it’s been a year. Sorting out your strengths and recurring problems can tip you off to advantages and weaknesses.
Certifications without experience are like paint brushes without paint. Certifications enhance experience, and they show you are continuing to learn and stay current.
Economists from many quarters are saying we’re ripe for another economic recession. Luckily, there are things contractors can do to get ready.
Material prices are rising fast. Contractors who work with low volumes of materials may do better following good contracting practices instead of trying to outsmart the markets.
Recent construction business news is brimming with new projects, awards, philanthropy and milestones. Here’s a few highlights.
California’s AB-1701 leads a trend among U.S. states to hold general contractors liable when their subs don’t pay their workers. A construction attorney weighs in.
Subcontractors seeking government business will have prime opportunities over the next year, but increased competition means the jobs will go to those will the best-honed techniques.
Your construction business might survive even if you act on terrible advice. But why ride that rollercoaster? Here are 4 construction business tips to avoid.
Homeowners place high value on residential landscaping because it improves curb appeal, provides privacy, and extends the living area to the outdoors.
Choose a time management app to parse out your tasks—or go lo fi and list out your priorities.
It’s risk to rely solely on a prime contractor’s verbal assurances about a project’s specifications. Here are best practices to eliminate possible surprises from your subcontractor bid process.
Six Sigma is a method for making your business processes so they are more effective and reliable. Here’s how to decide if Six Sigma is right for your business.
Fear of change extracts a heavy price from construction businesses as people cling to old the ways that no longer serve them. It’s easier and less time-consuming to decline to learn something new.
If your sales and marketing program relies strictly on advertising, beware. Placing ads and fielding calls burn up time on leads that may not match your expertise or fit your business plan. Try these tactics to improve your construction marketing control.
There’s evidence that people will actually believe anything they want to believe. But for contractors, lying to customers poses serious consequences.
In the new U.S. infrastructure package, the onus for a share of funding falls to the private sector. That’s where public-private partnerships (P3s) come in.
By 2019, 38 per cent of single-family homebuilders and 41 per cent of multifamily builders will be completely dedicated to or highly involved with green building materials and techniques, according … more