New Prefabricated Building Technology to Revolutionize Construction

New Prefabricated Building Technology to Revolutionize Construction

From the popular Sears and Roebuck kit homes of the early 20th Century to Amazon’s fully finished shipping container houses, the prefabricated construction trend shows no sign of going out of style. Factory produced modular structures have long had the advantage of being more efficient to build and less expensive than traditional construction, reducing labor costs, material…

Prepare to File 2017 Tax Returns Now

Prepare to File 2017 Tax Returns Now

It’s never too soon to start preparing to file your federal income taxes. The IRS will begin processing tax returns for 2017 on January 22, 2018. Tax season is a busy time but it doesn’t have to be a headache if you start organizing now. Doublecheck your company files. You need to supply your accountant with…

Are Gamers The Solution To Construction's Labor Shortage?

Are Gamers The Solution To Construction's Labor Shortage?

Think of a construction worker and images of brawny, bare-knuckled laborers come to mind. Imagine a gamer and the mind’s eye pictures an unkempt, be-spectacled anti-social. Both stereotypes are old, old news. In today’s digital age, hiring gamers may very well be the solution to the labor shortage the construction industry is experiencing. And the…

Five Reasons You Must Abandon Old School Paper Time Cards

Five Reasons You Must Abandon Old School Paper Time Cards

Why fix what’s not broken? If this is your reason for not automating payroll and time tracking, you are not alone. In fact, only 20 percent of small businesses will invest in tools aimed at increasing employee productivity this year, according to one small business survey. Why did that 20 percent take the leap? Automated…

Determining the True Cost of Payroll

Determining the True Cost of Payroll

Construction is a risky business, highly competitive, and seasonal. Budgeting is crucial, but construction company owners delegating the management of their accounts and payroll to a bookkeeper may not know how much their employees are really costing them. Business Insider reports that 70% of small businesses, those employing up to 100 employees and having assets of…

Robotic Technology Trends in the Construction Industry

Robotic Technology Trends in the Construction Industry

Efficiency, productivity, and safety are top concerns on any job site and now, robotic technologies that have revolutionized the manufacturing industry are finally trending in construction as well. Meet SAM100, the robotic bricklayer. New York-based Construction Robotics, recently unveiled the first robotic bricklaying machine available to rent, lease, or buy. The boxy, silver SAM100 can lay over…