Simple Instagram Tips for Marketing Construction Companies

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Instagram for construction contractors? Isn’t that the platform my teenager uses for what the kids call ‘selfies’? Nope, not anymore. Instagram is quickly gaining on more widely known social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and many small businesses are starting to realize the platform’s potential for marketing their companies. If you’re a contractor not…Read More

Contractors: Are You Risking Enough?

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“Just taking risks for risk’s sake, that doesn’t do it for me. I’m willing to take risks that I think are worth it, and I’ve worked so hard to make sure that I survive.” – Chris Hadfield, Astronaut Construction Dive recently forecast that contractors will be more cautious about project selection this year. Ok, on…Read More

The Secret To Marketing Your Construction Company

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You’re already doing it. Your company is live with a project management software program, and results are rolling in: Work is happening faster, tracking progress and construction documents is easier, and no one’s banging their head against the wall when “daily report” and “punch list” are mentioned. For many firms, there’s your victory. But smart…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

So FieldLens Won The Gold — Who Cares?

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We’re not just blowing smoke when we say that the best part of our day is when we hear customers say, “You make my life simpler,” and “Thanks to FieldLens, I got my afternoon back.” But we don’t mind winning awards either, cause let’s face it: As much as we enjoy helping you win, we enjoy winning too. We’ll tell…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

Talk That’s Not Cheap: Construction Project Communication

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Tell me you haven’t heard some version of this before: “There’s been some miscommunication (Read: someone f’d up), and it’s causing some delays.” Or: “The project got off to a slow start.” You know when you hear that — because you do hear it— that someone is losing money, and it’s probably not helping their…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

3 Construction Trends to Watch for in 2016

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2016 is poised to be a beautiful year for the construction industry. So kick back, relax, and get a glimpse of the top trends that await you in the New Year: U.S. construction expected to grow 6% to $712 billion “The expansion for the construction industry has been underway for several years now, with varying contributions from each of the…Read More