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Piecemeal Project Documentation Kills Your Bottom Line. Here’s How to Fix It.
Here are five steps you can take to button up your construction project documentation — and protect your company’s profits.
What Unorganized Construction Project Data Costs Subcontractors
Unorganized data costs. If you struggle to share project data or spend too much time on unproductive work, you may have a data management issue.
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
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
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
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 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
According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), poor communication in construction 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, […]
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
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 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
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
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 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 […]