Category: Best Practices

Improve Your Construction Change Order Process in 6 steps 

Improve Your Construction Change Order Process in 6 steps 

Every construction project has its fair share of changes. Materials are delayed, workers don’t show up, the client changes their mind…things happen. And when they do, you need a change order. These are essential documents—so it’s vital that teams improve change order process.  Most contractors need to reevaluate their processes, especially due to continued disruptions […]

How to Create the Perfect HVAC Submittal

How to Create the Perfect HVAC Submittal

The quality of a submittal can hamper HVAC contractors’ work. While creating a comprehensive submittal can be intensive work, it is essential for good communication between the contractor team and other teams at the job site. It also serves to detail the equipment and materials required for the project. Let’s talk about the considerations and […]

Project Manager’s Best Construction Warning System

Project Manager’s Best Construction Warning System Early Warning System

The construction project manager’s job gives new meaning to the term “multitasking” and each person multitasks differently. Effective project management needs to be standardized to effectively keep track of the smallest details while never losing sight of the big picture for a construction company. Construction project management is an in-the-weeds job at the project level […]

Top 5 Construction Estimating Mistakes to Avoid

Top 5 Construction Estimating Mistakes to Avoid

Estimating is one of the most challenging jobs in the construction industry. Accurate estimations can lead to more profitable projects. On the other hand, inaccurate estimating mistakes can result in a substantial amount of money lost.  Part of estimating comes down to the nature of construction projects: every construction project is unique. Estimators simply can’t […]

Trending Construction Safety Topics in 2021

Trending Construction Safety Topics in 2021

Trending Construction Safety Topics in 2021 According to OSHA, more than 20% of all private-industry worker deaths occur in construction, making the construction industry one of the most dangerous professions.  In 2020, the pandemic ushered in a new host of health and safety issues and focused on workers’ health and safety. This emphasis will likely […]

The Effects of Bad Communication in Construction

The Effects of Bad Communication in Construction

According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), poor communication is the primary reason why projects fail one-third of the time. Even if the project isn’t a failure, the effects of poor communication is still a detriment. Consider this. In projects with minimally effective communications, only 37% of the projects were completed on time, only 48% […]

HVAC System Types & Key Features to Keep in Mind

HVAC System Types & Key Features to Keep in Mind

HVAC is short for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. A HVAC system helps to make indoor environments comfortable and suitable for homes and businesses. When we talk about commercial HVAC system types and HVAC features, you need to balance exactly what you will offer as a contractor. If you can supply a lot of HVAC […]

Construction Project Planning and Scheduling: A Complete Guide

Construction Project Planning and Scheduling: A Complete Guide Team construction planning and scheduling

A construction project’s success relies heavily upon a well-thought-out schedule and comprehensive planning. Read more to learn about the importance of construction project planning and scheduling. Construction Project Planning and Scheduling: A Complete Guide Large construction projects are likely to fail if there isn’t an effective project plan or schedule in place from the beginning. […]

How to Become a Drywall Contractor

How to Become a Drywall Contractor

How to Become a Drywall Contractor Before learning how to become a drywall contractor, you must know what drywall is. Drywall, or plasterboard, is commonly used for covering interior walls. Drywall serves to cover insulation, dampen sound, hide plumbing and wires, and provide fire resistance to a certain extent. A drywall subcontractor, or hanger, is […]

5 Tips for Working Remotely in the Construction Industry

5 Tips for Working Remotely in the Construction Industry

At eSUB, it is our mission to connect the field to the back office seamlessly. But how does that work in times when the back-office closes, project managers need to work remotely, or the job site is temporarily suspended? Keeping true to our mission, eSUB helps ensure your business can still operate even in times […]

9 Tips on How to Find a Good Concrete Contractor

9 Tips on How to Find a Good Concrete Contractor

If you are considering starting a project that requires a concrete contractor, it is essential to hire the right one for the job. Finding a reliable concrete contractor that completes the job promptly, provides quality work, and communicates with you can be tricky. If you consider the following tips on how to find a good […]

6 Construction Strategies That Reduce Inefficiencies and Improve Profits

6 Construction Strategies That Reduce Inefficiencies and Improve Profits construction strategies

6 Construction Strategies That Reduce Inefficiencies and Improve Profits According to Statista, the construction industry should reach $1.4 trillion by 2021. This statistic is evidence that the construction workforce is growing, and the industry is flourishing. However, regardless of this positive outlook, the sector is struggling to reduce inefficiencies and improve profits. As a construction […]

Top 8 Causes of Cost Overruns in Construction

Top 8 Causes of Cost Overruns in Construction

Cost overruns are the unfortunate norm in the construction industry, which is notorious for being late and over budget. Additionally, the construction industry’s productivity has been pretty stagnant year over year, with almost 90% of construction workers classifying the industry as unproductive. To understand the causes of cost overruns and why they are so typical […]

How to Estimate a Construction Project

How to Estimate a Construction Project How to Estimate a Construction Project

Accurate cost estimation for a construction project is crucial for creating and maintaining a budget for project costs. Read more to learn how to estimate a construction project.  Article Overview: — Construction project estimate terminology that you need to learn and know.  — Key elements of a construction project estimate to ensure accuracy and getting […]

An overview of lien waivers in construction

An overview of lien waivers in construction

Getting paid in the construction industry can be a long and frustrating journey. The payment process for contractors takes an average of 83 days – one of the longest of any industry in the world. Contractors have a variety of tools available to help them reduce financial risk, improve their cash flow, and speed up […]