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Questions to Ask Before Hiring A Contractor

Whether a client is planning to do a small remodeling job or planning the construction of a home, one of the most important aspects of the job is the selection of contractors. When wondering how to hire a contractor? It’s…

How Mobile Apps Are Changing The Construction Industry

They’re annoying. They’re intrusive. And they have very rapidly become almost essential to daily life. “They” are of course mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. And they have quickly moved from being used simply for passing on messages and…

Selling The Benefits Of Going Green To Homeowners

There’s no escaping the “going green” movement. It seems to be present in all aspects of our lives these days, from using recycled items to pet products. And if there’s an industry that has truly made it their mantra, it’s…

How Technology Is Helping Construction Firms Stay Lean

Despite all the good news about the United States’ economic improvement and friendlier financial institutions, businesses know it’s not time to stop being financially prudent. Indeed, economic forecasters are predicting that in order to survive, many businesses are going to…

What To Look For In A Construction App

 There has been a lot of discussion within the industry of web based construction management software and its many potential uses in construction, especially the use of applications (apps) over mobile devices and tablets. It all sounds great, doesn’t it?…

Keeping Communication Effective In A Construction Jobsite

Many things have improved within our industry in the last decade, from better business practices, to increased safety, more effective equipment, and happier and better trained employees. But there’s always room for improvement, and a common complaint across all levels…

5 Construction Blogs You Should Be Reading

While the quantity and quality of blogs varies, many of them are a good source of trend tracking, advice, and even links to free training and other discounts. All of it at no charge! But there are a lot of…

How Drones Are Making A Difference In Construction Sites

We hear a lot in the news these days about drones; how they’re used to scout out battlefields, spy on celebrities, be drunkenly piloted onto White House lawns, etc. We hear so much in fact, that it’s hard to remember…

Mobile Apps Leveling The Field In Construction

Construction is not traditionally an industry that one would think would derive much benefit from the use of applications for mobile devices. After all, construction firm employees are supposed to be busy renovating and building things, not playing with smart…

How To Net New Construction Business

One hears the term “networking” so much these days in so many contexts, that one could argue that it’s overused. Except perhaps, in the case of the construction industry, where the concept might be under-utilized. The most common definition of…

Why Building Green Is The Way To Go

There was a time not that long ago, when environmentally correct construction firms were considered “botiquey”. Frivolous. And oh yeah, they just had to be based in crunchy California. It’s true that after letting them languish on the books since…

Construction Employees Found To Be The Happiest

Work projects are increasing. Financial institutions are more willing than ever to outlay money for those projects. And industry forecasting is predicting that this could be the trend for the foreseeable future. So there are lots of reasons for the…