Making the right decisions early helps prepare a subcontracting business for growth. Making the wrong decisions can set a low ceiling for that growth.
In April, we wrote that construction companies founded today have significantly lower fail rates than they used to. Most construction executives know that this industry sees some of the highest fail rates of any businesses in America. But according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the five-year success rate for construction businesses is […]
Here is what upskilling America’s construction workforce could look like, and how companies and trade organizations can deliver the necessary training.
Recessions mean lean times for business owners and their employees. Here are four things trade contractors can do to recession-proof your business.
Here are five steps you can take to button up your construction project documentation — and protect your company’s profits.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]