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Is your construction business prepared for an emergency?

03/17/2017 at 2:28 pm

It’s human nature to think that the worst won’t happen to you. That is until you’re faced with the unimaginable. We see it every time we turn on the news. Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires that take people by surprise, destroying their homes and businesses. I don’t want to paint a picture of gloom and…


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How to avoid bidding on the wrong project

03/15/2017 at 5:30 pm

When construction work comes to a crawl—as we saw in the most recent recession—it can be difficult to turn down any job, even if you should. But now the industry overall is experiencing healthy backlogs (an average of 8.3 months, according to recent numbers by the Associated Builders and Contractors). This is a good time…


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Taking the pulse of IT usage in construction

03/09/2017 at 6:13 pm

Technology no longer seems to be an afterthought for many construction companies. According to recent research, 47 percent of contractors have a formal information technology (IT) plan in place that specifically ties to business goals. This is just one data point revealed in a new Sage infographic on construction IT usage and planning. The infographic…


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Are women setting their sights on construction?

03/07/2017 at 12:50 pm

This week we celebrate the women who put on their tool belts, hard hats, office work clothes, and executive suits to build the world’s communities and infrastructure. Construction is no longer “just for men,” and the industry, in general, is working hard to welcome more women into its ranks. But are women hearing the call…


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4 ways to foster creative thinking in your construction business

03/03/2017 at 10:51 am

Construction has never been more complicated and demanding. And the need for creative solutions has never been more necessary. Yet the craziness, constraints, and complexity of today’s construction office and job site can often cause employees—and management—to fall back into old habits that aren’t necessarily the most productive. Creativity goes out the window in these…


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How to stop the brain drain in construction

03/01/2017 at 11:23 am

In the words of singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, “the times they are a changin’” when it comes to today’s workforce. These words especially hold true for long-held beliefs about older workers. As I mentioned in my previous post, people are working longer—and not just because they have to. That’s good news for a construction…


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