Improving Construction Project Profits By Understanding the Weather

Improving Construction Project Profits By Understanding the Weather

When it comes to an outdoor construction project (ie: most projects) nothing matters more than the weather. Yes, you need a rock-solid contract, a cooperative client, and fine-tuned asset tracking. You need an accurate invoicing system and a good combination of talent and dedication on your team. But none of that matters if you get…

What Technology Trends Should Contractors Focus On?

What Technology Trends Should Contractors Focus On?

There are some very interesting and impactful technologies being developed and implemented in the construction industry; the exact impact they’ll make with everyday construction projects is yet to be fully understood. The many variables involved with predicting the future of the construction industry make it hard for contractors to know what technology trends to focus…

Software Solutions for Smaller Contractors

Software Solutions for Smaller Contractors

Did you know that the world’s most widely used business software, Microsoft Excel, is 30 years old? Though Excel is a relatively old dog in this digital world, it is still very popular in the construction industry for estimating, scheduling, and other project management activities. Spreadsheet pros and cons. Excel spreadsheets are familiar, easy to use and…

5 Reasons a Paperless Accounts Payable System is Good for Your Construction Business

5 Reasons a Paperless Accounts Payable System is Good for Your Construction Business

The overall financial outlook for construction in 2018 is consistent and stable. Commercial construction is expected to see a 12.4 percent increase in starts, while residential projects will see growth at six to nine percent. While the industry, in general, has seen a resurgence since the recession, individual companies are facing challenges to profitability. Analysts…

The Rise of Net-Zero Housing Construction (Part 1)

The Rise of Net-Zero Housing Construction (Part 1)

The summer onslaught of hurricanes that ravaged our southeastern coast left a large number of people completely uprooted. Many homes were destroyed or damaged beyond repair and even for families who successfully stayed in place or returned, Among those areas that were hit the hardest, mobile homes and trailer parks took a disproportionate amount of…

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…