Improving Construction Project Profits By Understanding the Weather

By |2018-12-06T03:40:56+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Construction Safety, Construction Technology, Construction Trends|Tags: , , , |

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 rained [...]

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Why Cloud Based Construction Accounting Software Solutions Are on the Rise

By |2018-12-06T03:44:25+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Construction Accounting, Construction Technology|Tags: , , , |

The construction industry is known for being much slower than most business spaces to adopt new technology. And it's for a good reason: quickly changing standards in trendy directions can and often does lead to inefficient execution of jobs and even unsafe conditions in the workplace. In construction, it's most important to get the job done [...]

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The Top Five Tips to Improve Profits on Construction Contracts

By |2018-12-06T03:56:52+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Business Tips, Construction Business Tips, Construction Technology|Tags: , , , |

All businesses look for ways to improve their year-over-year earnings. For the construction industry, though, it's especially prudent to have a consistent plan in place to keep costs low at all times. The construction space is extremely vulnerable to the overall economic health of countries, states, and even individual cities; the ability to weather an unexpected [...]

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Construction Estimating Software: Integrated vs. Stand-Alone

By |2018-12-06T03:58:23+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Construction Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Construction Estimating for Contractors Throughout the centuries both small and large contracting projects have been accomplished using the best methods available at the time; today, contractor construction estimating is being aided by sophisticated software technology designed specifically to optimize the estimating process for contractors.   Streamlining the estimating process brings many benefits for contractors, including: saves [...]

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Upgrading Inefficient Processes: Contractor Estimating

By |2018-12-06T18:45:49+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Business Intelligence, Construction Technology|Tags: , , , |

The contractor estimating process is a profitable place for contractors to focus on when it comes to software upgrades. These upgrades bring tools that reduce the time it takes to formulate estimates and work to improve their accuracy. Saving time and increasing profitability are good reasons for contractors to upgrade the estimating process. Automated Tools for [...]

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What Technology Trends Should Contractors Focus On?

By |2018-12-06T18:45:51+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Construction Technology, Construction Trends, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

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 on. [...]

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Construction Estimating Process

By |2018-12-06T18:45:57+00:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Construction Business Tips, Construction Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

With the internet and the increasing number of projects that are open to bid, contractors are looking for technology to help them expedite the estimating process. They need a standardized, accurate, formulaic method to estimate the costs involved in projects. They need to understand the local labor regulations, expenses and supply costs. They also need to [...]

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Software Solutions for Smaller Contractors

By |2018-12-06T18:45:59+00:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Business Tips, Construction Technology, Construction Trends|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 may [...]

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How Smaller Contractors Can Improve Year-Over-Year Profits

By |2018-12-06T18:46:00+00:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Business Tips, Construction Accounting, Construction Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Smaller contractors rarely have the resources to set off a major overhaul in a short time. But, in an industry so tied to overall economic health (and therefore volatile) as construction, it's not uncommon for contractors to run into unexpectedly tight finances. In these situations, contractors have to figure out ways to improve year-over-year profits without [...]

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

By |2018-12-06T18:42:52+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Business Tips, Construction Accounting, Construction Business Tips, Construction Technology, Construction Trends|Tags: , , , |

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 identify poor [...]

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