Posts Tagged 'construction industry'

Is your Overhead Costing you Jobs? As you well know, times are tough for many companies in the construction industry these days – especially for smaller contractors with limited resources. Bidding for jobs has become extremely competitive and it’s often difficult to comprehend how the winning contractor is able to complete the... More
Posted by admin on Feb 06, 2012

Look It Up: Construction Books to Add to your Office Seasoned construction professionals like to think there’s little they haven’t seen over the course of a long career. However, the truth is that one of the things that make a career in construction so much fun is that you have the opportunity to learn something new almost every day. There always... More
Posted by admin on Jan 31, 2012

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION IN 2012 - BOOM OR BUST? The New Year is almost upon us and your company made it through 2011. Next question: What does 2012 look like? Most contractors and builders are not economists.  Many contractors and builders rely on the information and forecasting provided by chief financial officers and professional financial... More
Posted by admin on Nov 20, 2011

Working with Building Inspectors Regardless of whether you’re a general contractor, home builder, or sub-contractor, if you’re working in the construction industry, you’ll need to maintain a good relationship with the local inspectors. In many cases these people are involved in your project from the time permits are approved... More
Posted by admin on Sep 29, 2011

Sub-contractors and Vendors- Has the Time Come to Shop Around? The construction industry is full of strong loyalties – working with a tried and true group of professionals on a large project can be similar to being on an athletic team or in a military unit – you come to depend on the capabilities of those who surround you. If you have been a contractor for... More
Posted by admin on Aug 27, 2011

A Career in Construction: My Very Own Rewards Program A lot of you reading this may be thinking it’s time for a career change and I can fully understand that line of thought as it crossed my mind on several occasions during my construction career  as well. Some of you may have already made the decision and are no longer working in the construction... More
Posted by admin on Aug 23, 2011

A Niche Can Help You Survive Challenging Times If you’ve been involved in the construction industry for any length of time, you know it’s a career field full of peaks and valleys. This particular valley is quite a bit worse than most and it may take a while to climb a peak again, but the valleys of 1980-1982 and 1989-1991 weren’t exactly... More
Posted by admin on Aug 08, 2011

The Top Challenges Facing the Construction Industry: 2010 Survey In 1970, Walt Kelly had his famous comic strip character Pogo use the phrase “We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us” in an Earth Day poster.  Since then, we’ve seen it applied in diverse settings – from discussions of information overload to the road system to our nation’s challenges in... More
Posted by admin on Nov 03, 2010

The bid is a company’s opportunity to sell its services to a client. While the construction industry continues to recover from the economic downturn, it’s essential to craft an effective submission that allows your company to succeed over your competition. A winning bid is more than a document... More
Posted by admin on Nov 01, 2010

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