Category: Construction Software

How Subcontractor Database Software Makes Your Life Easier

How Subcontractor Database Software Makes Your Life Easier How Subcontractor Database Software Makes Your Life Easier

What is database software and can it help your subcontracting business? Database software provides file creation, data entry, updating, viewing/searching, and reporting functions. It’s the technical term for management software. Many subcontractors are adding software to their business because of all the functions it can handle. Managing projects, documents, and your business is easier with […]

Reduce Your Insurance Costs with a Construction Risk Management Solution

Reduce Your Insurance Costs with a Construction Risk Management Solution

Construction and building companies are some of the most high-risk and expensive businesses to insure—paying more than most. Contractors can mitigate this risk with a construction risk management solution. Construction companies must ensure their operations are safe, healthy, efficient, and protected. Since the risk of accidents is higher due to workers using heavy machinery, hazardous […]

The Ultimate Guide to Upgrade RFI Process

The Ultimate Guide to Upgrade RFI Process Upgrade RFI Process

Upgrade RFI Process – The construction industry has been undergoing a seismic change—making it essential that you stay on top of your game. Companies are now competing with others from all over the world, not just in their own city. As a result, construction businesses must stay abreast of the competition and adopt new strategies that […]

A Guide to Daily Reports for Masonry Contractors

A Guide to Daily Reports for Masonry Contractors

Daily reports are the bread and butter for masonry contractors. These journal entry reports are essential for detailing daily job site activity. From how a project is progressing, the materials and equipment being used, to even how the weather has an impact, everything should be detailed in the daily report. At the heart of it, […]

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 […]

Episode 29: Johnathon Marsh from SteelToe Consulting

Episode 29: Johnathon Marsh from SteelToe Consulting How to incorporate construction software

Episode #29 features Jonathan who is a Construction Technologist and consultant to MEP Contractors for technology stack reviews, VDC workflows, and Prefab shop enhancements.   The Meaning of #PowerToTheTrades   We discussed his thoughts about the many meanings of the word power in regards to the construction industry and specifically to Craft Workers and Trade Contractors.   What does “Power to the […]

Get Time Back with 3 Critical Software Upgrades for Subcontractors

Get Time Back with 3 Critical Software Upgrades for Subcontractors Save Time in the Field with These 3 Digital Tools for Subcontractors

Every day, subcontractors juggle a long list of tasks, planned and unplanned – racing from one project to the next, handling GC and building owner communications, troubleshooting field issues, scheduling, change orders, RFIs, submittals, and the list goes on. With so many demands on your time, how do you ensure nothing falls through the cracks […]

Episode 28: Phil Ogilby from STACK Construction Technologies

Episode 28: Phil Ogilby from STACK Construction Technologies Stack Construction Technologies

Stack Construction Technologies Podcast with Phil Ogilby On this week’s episode, Rob talks to Phil Ogilby, CEO of STACK Construction Technologies. They discussed his thoughts about the many meanings of the phrase Power to the Trades: “There’s just candidly still today, not enough money being spent by folks in the building trades on technology which can really […]

Bring Order to Internal Chaos with Subcontractor Project Management Software

Bring Order to Internal Chaos with Subcontractor Project Management Software Subcontractor Project Management Software: Tame Internal Chaos

eSUB CLOUD subcontractor project management software provides the functionality and automation to capture and synchronize documents and data between the office to the field and vice versa, with transparent and accessible reporting that reins in the chaos, keeps projects on track, and minimizes surprises, billing disputes and the dreaded “free work.” Disruption is the enemy […]

Episode 27: Andee Hidalgo from Spearhead Construction

Episode 27: Andee Hidalgo from Spearhead Construction Spearhead Construction

On this week’s episode of the #PowerToTheTrades Podcast, our host Rob McKinney has a conversation with Andee Hidalgo from Spearhead Construction, a metal framing and drywall contractor based in the New Your City area.   The Meaning of #PowerToTheTrades   We discussed her thoughts about the many meanings of the word power in regards to the construction industry and specifically to Craft Workers and Trade Contractors.   What does […]

How a Mechanical Contractor Prevents Profit Fade

How a Mechanical Contractor Prevents Profit Fade Mechanical Contractor Profit Fade

In the MCAA 2021 session “Inside View of a Mechanical Contractor’s Tech Stack,” Andy J. Egan Company’s technology director Chris Weaver discusses how his company prevents profit fade and maintains full visibility over all projects for all team members. What Is Profit Fade? Profit fade is the term used to describe a situation in which […]

How to Manage Change Orders without Relying on Excel

How to Manage Change Orders without Relying on Excel How to Manage Change Orders without Relying on Excel

During the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) MEP Innovation Conference this year, eSUB brought together industry leaders to discuss managing change orders without Excel for faster workflows. Here are the highlights. Managing change orders with spreadsheets is inefficient, creates silos and bottlenecks, and results in errors – particularly when each team member tracks separate […]

How Contractors Can Protect Against Unhindered Profit Fade

How Contractors Can Protect Against Unhindered Profit Fade Construction Profit Fade

According to research covered by ForConstructionPros.com, poor communication, rework and bad data management costs contractors $177 billion every year in the U.S. This represents one of two causes of profit fade: unhindered. What Is Profit Fade? Profit fade means earning less than you expected on a project, which is a common problem for subcontractors because […]

Episode 26: Donny Metcalf from Nemmer Electric

Episode 26: Donny Metcalf from Nemmer Electric Nemmer Electric

On this week’s episode of the #PowerToTheTrades Construction Podcast, our host Rob McKinney has a conversation with Donny Metcalf who is a project and prefabrication manager for Nemmer Electric, which is an Electrical Contractor and IEC Member based in Waco, Texas. The Meaning of #PowerToTheTrades   We discussed his thoughts about the many meanings of the word […]