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How To Write a Construction Daily Report

Writing construction daily reports is one of the most important parts of the job for any contractor. Not only do reports keep you up-to-date with project progress and delays,...

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Using Technology to Appeal to the Next Generation of Construction

When young people think of construction, they typically don’t think of a tech-savvy industry that’s full of digital tools and processes. As a more than 7,000 year-old industry,...

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Using Digital Time Cards During COVID-19

As cities and projects begin to reopen and recover from the COVID-19 shutdown, construction companies have been forced to change the way in which they operate to ensure safety...

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Three Common Construction Equipment Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

If you were to ask somebody to envision the first thing that comes to mind when they think of construction, they’ll likely see a tonka truck-esque lineup involving backhoes,...

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Going Green: Sustainability in Construction

Sustainability has been making quite the buzz in the construction industry as of late. From more eco-friendly materials, to paperless field management, to creating buildings...

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Save Time Collecting Subcontractor Reports with Raken's Super Daily

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Super Daily! Well, our Super Daily feature might not have the ability to fly or a nifty uniform, but can swoop in and save the day (or at least...

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How Lean Construction Practices Help Subcontractors

The phrase “lean construction” has been tossed around a lot lately when referring to construction productivity, but what exactly is lean construction? Essentially, lean...

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Five Tips for Effective Toolbox Talks

When imagining public speaking, the first pictures that come to mind are likely going to be dynamic motivational presentations, awards ceremonies, or political campaigns....

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Tailgate Meetings in the Digital Age

The last thing anyone in the construction industry wants is for a worker to get hurt on a jobsite. To avoid workplace injuries, it is crucial to educate crews on the most...

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Collecting Construction Time Cards from the Field

Collecting construction time cards from a jobsite can be a tedious and frustrating process. Everyone has their own way of setting up time sheets, entering data into those...

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Using Tasks to Manage Subcontractors in Construction

How to Make Construction Task Management Simple Keeping up with every task that needs to be done on a construction jobsite on a daily basis is a headache in itself, especially...

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The Ultimate Guide to Construction Field Management

Exceptional construction field management requires leadership skill and know-how to get the job done right. If you are just starting out in the field or have years of experience...


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