Posts Tagged 'project management'

What’s Really Happening on your Projects? How much time do you spend on your jobsites? Running a construction company these days is often a 12 hour a day, 7 days a week job that’s filled with stress – especially when you have other people depending on you for their jobs. But even though you might be extremely busy, don’t forget what... More
Posted by admin on Feb 18, 2012

Communication is Key to Good Customer Relations If you’re a homebuilder, your biggest priority right now might be simply finding a buyer rather than worrying about customer relations, but signs seem to indicate that we’re slowing working our way out of the mess the housing market has been in the last several years. Sooner or later the sound... More
Posted by admin on Dec 07, 2011

LEED Can Lead Contractors to New Business What is LEED? LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  Essentially, LEED is an industry-wide (both nationally and internationally) recognized program for green building certification. LEED’s rating system has four levels of certification:  Certified, Silver, Gold, and... More
Posted by admin on Dec 01, 2011

To Rent or Own?  What is Best for Your Business You’ve probably seen many rent-to-own commercials on TV covering everything from furniture to electronic gear, but did you know that 20 years ago that was how many families got into their first homes? Back in the days before lenders gave money to anyone who walked in their front doors,... More
Posted by admin on Nov 09, 2011

Resource Strategies: Managing Materials and Vendors Communication Reviewing specifications, the contractor generates a list of supplies, materials, and equipment.  Some contractors begin immediately calling suppliers and vendors.  The experienced contractor will call the design professional and client to ask for a meeting to discuss the... More
Posted by admin on Nov 03, 2010

Attention to Deal and Project Management- What Your Reputation is Built On The tennis courts were only two years old. Cracks had appeared, grown larger, and eventually prevented the courts from being used. Built by a contractor with a good reputation in tennis court construction, this job had gotten away from him, and along with it, his reputation. With these courts... More
Posted by admin on Sep 22, 2010

The Changing Relationship Between Designer and Contractor When a costly and time-consuming problem occurs because of a design mistake, the contractor assumes his role as repairman, and attends to the matter. Several precedents are offered for contractors to consider taking a more a pro-active position. It has been interesting to watch interior design... More
Posted by admin on Sep 22, 2010

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