Get project notifications your way

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You’ve asked for easier to set, more customizable project notifications. You’ve asked for more relevant, easier to read emails with more post details. We’ve been listening. We’ve rebuilt notifications from the ground up to bring you a better way to stay on top of your projects.   What you need to know:  As of this…Read More

“Zero Punch List” Possible? Does It Even Matter?

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If you tackle it right, there’s no good reason punch list should eat up the final 20% of your project. But is it ever realistic to shoot for a “zero punch list” project? Or is that like believing that there actually is a dark side of the moon? Let’s dig into that – so you…Read More

Make Your Toolbox Talks Count

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When was the last time you paid full attention to an in-flight presentation? Sure, you probably have the main points memorized. The real answer: possibly never, and certainly not every time you fly. This might be how your construction crew is feeling during your safety meetings. And as fines keep climbing, that just isn’t gonna fly.…Read More

Is Your Punch List Mobile Madness?

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Punch list: No one is immune to the storm that kicks up just when you’re headed out the door to the next job. And no one feels the pressure to stay on top of punch lists more than a residential builder. But there’s a way to get you out the door faster and hang onto…Read More

3 Skills All Great Construction Managers Need

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As you know, construction managers can make or break any project. And right now they’re laying the groundwork for the future of the industry to satisfy the growing demand for green building, support the development of new technology, and answer the call to renew domestic and global infrastructure.  But what separates the great from the good…Read More

Change Order Tracking for People Who Hate Wasting Time

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There is one constant in life and in construction, and that is change. Design, materials, hands. Yet how we document that change can mean the difference between getting work done, and creating extra work. And you hate that. So do I. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) says this about change orders: “…most effective when backed…Read More

Construction Managers: How to Own Daily Productivity

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Does this situation sound familiar?  You’re in a status meeting, struggling to pay attention, but the person talking isn’t engaging anybody or sharing any information you care about. The meeting ends, and instead of feeling like you have a better handle on things, you feel like you’ve all but wasted 30 minutes. As a construction manager, you have to…Read More

When Fast Track Project Delivery Works & Fails

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Why would construction start on a project when the design isn’t even complete? It seems to go against all logic, and yet it can lead to a project getting closed out faster and smiling stakeholders at the finish line. What makes fast track delivery work or fail? When fast track project delivery works With a fast track…Read More

Realistic Timelines & Execution Plans for Hotel Renovations

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U.S. hoteliers are expected to spend a record $6.4 billion on capital expenditures, which includes hotel renovations, in 2015, a 7% increase over 2014. When renovating hotel rooms, construction teams might not be thinking much about how their work will ultimately result in travelers receiving a good night’s rest. However, understanding the full scope and impact of hotel…Read More

5 Valuable Resources for Severe Weather Construction Safety

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Wherever you work—but especially if you do construction in a hurricane-prone area—you should be prepared to take action when severe weather threatens. Here are some resources with valuable tips on how to protect people and property in a dangerous storm. The Calm Before the Storm: Construction Site Hurricane Protection From Allianz insurance. This 33-page PDF explains the risks of hurricanes and…Read More