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How to Prevent Construction Project Disputes

  • Construction business owners face mounting challenges these days that deeply impact their profitability and overall success, and that includes the risk of construction project disputes. These disputes can center around a number of factors that can cause budget overages, work delays, and even litigation, and that’s something your reputation may not be able to withstand. The good news is that construction disputes can be prevented if owners, clients, and subcontractors take steps to avoid miscommunication and concentrate on optimizing planning and ...

    Understanding Cash Flow for Construction Contractors

  • It’s easy to have some kind of idea about the money your construction company takes in, but do you know what to do with it next? Proper cash flow management offers a long list of benefits that will help increase your margins and make business run smoothly and efficiently. Consider trying these strategies to maximize and improve cash flow in and out of your construction business.    Get Strategic with Suppliers It’s widely known in the construction industry that price fluctuations are seasonal ...

    Client Relationships in Construction

  • Just like with interpersonal relationships in our personal lives, building client relationships takes consistent contact, commitment, and plenty of time. Regular conversations -- in whatever form they take -- help keep your construction business top of mind for customers and lets them know you’re still around in a supportive role. It’s when you lose touch that the bond you created starts to fall away. Think about your ideal customer. This persona likely includes clients that work only with your construction business, ...

    Protecting Your Construction Business During a Crisis

  • It wasn’t that long ago that the Great Recession impacted the construction industry in ways that many businesses are still recovering from. While it’s never easy to predict when a crisis will lead to a downturn in the economy and what the consequences may be, it’s important to take steps now as a proactive measure to protect your construction business.  Regardless of the size of your construction business, any number of things could affect your revenue: contractor disputes, lawsuits, unpaid invoices ...

    Tech Tools for Construction Project Management

  • Tech Tools for Construction Project Management Tech Tools for Construction Project Management. When it comes to keeping your construction company running like clockwork, your employees are your most valuable assets. Construction projects can’t be completed without them, but adding tech tools into the mix means those projects are finished faster, more efficiently, and at a higher level of quality. While each project and industry is different, there are a handful of tools that every business should be using.   Virtual Reality VR tools are ...

    Critical Path Method Best Practices

    Critical Path Method Best Practices
  • Critical Path Method Best Practices Critical Path Method Best Practices. The success of any construction project relies on the scheduling process and the prioritization of tasks. This starts with identifying the most important jobs and assigning resources and responsibilities, which is where the Critical Path Method (CPM) comes into play.  Simply put, the critical path is the journey between the start and finish of your project. It’s the method you use to determine how long each required task takes before it’s finished, ...

    Construction Project Scheduling Best Practices

    Construction Project Scheduling
  • Construction Project Scheduling Construction Project Scheduling. Regardless of the type, size or scope of your construction project, keeping everything on schedule is crucial for staying on time and budget. While each project is different and may need a customized approach, there is a handful of universal scheduling best practices. Not only will you ensure that the project is a success, but proper construction scheduling also helps to avoid litigation caused by contract non-compliance.   Keep the Strategy in Mind During Scheduling Before even thinking ...

    The Ins and Outs of Construction Disputes

    The Ins and Outs of Construction Disputes
  • The Ins and Outs of Construction Disputes The Ins and Outs of Construction Disputes. With so many moving parts, there’s no wonder that disputes can happen during any and every stage of a construction project. Lack of planning and communication are often at the center of these disputes, which makes proper scheduling imperative for helping avoid or resolve these issues. That said, it’s important for everyone involved to understand what a construction dispute is, how to resolve them, and the steps you ...

    Cutting Construction Project Management Costs

    Cutting Construction Project Management Costs
  • Cutting Construction Project Management Costs Cutting Construction Project Management Costs. Regardless of budget or scope of the project, the best way to control construction costs is by making the best use of your resources -- starting with the project management process. This doesn’t mean cutting corners and quality; it simply means finding ways to optimize project management for both cost and time efficiency. Here are three important ways to cut construction project management costs. Outsource Project Management It’s crucial that decision-makers for a ...

    Tackling Common Construction Company HR Challenges

    Common Construction Company HR Challenges
  • Common Construction Company HR Challenges Common Construction Company HR Challenges. The most important asset of any business is its workforce, and that’s especially true in the construction industry. While all industries face a few universal human resources and recruiting challenges, construction businesses have to tackle unique issues: Lack of qualified talent, high turnover, and safety concerns top the list -- but those aren’t all.  Below you’ll find five major challenges that construction business owners seem to face the most, along with some ...

    How to Choose the Right Commercial Construction Project Manager

    Commercial Construction Project Manager
  • Commercial Construction Project Manager It’s a simple fact in commercial construction: Your project manager can either make or break the project -- and your company. This is especially true in an economy where it’s imperative to keep projects on time and on budget. The market is saturated with professionals who all claim to do the same thing, but how do you know the PM you choose is right for the job? It can be tempting to concentrate only on cost, but betting ...

    Common Construction Company Owner Challenges — and Their Solutions

    Construction Company Owner Challenges
  • Construction Company Owner Challenges Construction Company Owner Challenges. Would you be surprised to find out that the construction industry is the third-largest industry in the US? With healthcare taking the lead and tech a close second, the Associated General Contractors of America shows that construction spending hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.329 trillion during the first eight months of 2018. Despite adding an estimated 750,000 jobs to the economy over the next seven years, construction company owners continue to face ...

    Construction Project Management Tips from the Pros

    Construction Project Management Tips from the Pros
  • Construction Project Management Tips from the Pros Construction Project Management Tips from the Pros. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” This old adage couldn’t be truer than it is for construction projects. When things go off the rails, it’s the project manager that becomes responsible for getting the entire team back on track. Whether you’re just beginning your role as a project manager or this has been your job for years, it’s important to revisit the basic best ...