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  • General Contractors

    6 Tips for Creating Construction Daily Reports

    December 30, 2022

    Construction job sites are busy places, and it can be tough to remember who was there and what work was completed on any given day. To track things like manpower, inspections, and material deliveries, contractors rely on daily progress reports. These field reports can be invaluable for settling claims, providing backup documentation for schedule delays, […]

  • General Contractors

    8 Tips on How to Combat Construction Labor Shortages

    December 28, 2022

    We have documented the ongoing construction labor shortage (Exploring Labor Shortage and Rising Costs in the Construction Industry and 5 Construction Industry Trends for 2023). Contractors are actively looking for ways to address the problem, as their company’s survival depends on access to skilled workers to perform future projects. So, to help commerical contractors take […]

  • General Contractors

    9 Most Common Types of Equipment Used in Construction

    December 25, 2022

    Civil and earthwork contractors use the heaviest equipment to overcome construction challenges. In fact, there is very little of their work that could be done without the help of heavy construction equipment. Go down a list of construction equipment types, and you’ll find more machines than you’ll know what to do with. So, to simplify […]

  • General Contractors

    Powerful and Easy - Get an exclusive inside look PlanHub for General Contractors

    December 5, 2022

    Couldn’t make it to our webinar for General Contractors? No problem! We’ve got you covered with everything you missed. In this webinar, host Eduardo Mazal (Product Marketing Manager) along with panelists, Justin Bell (Director of Product), and Ryan Conlan (Director of Market Development), will walk you through the functions of our elevated, end-to-end preconstruction...

  • General Contractors

    5 Tips for Good Communication on the Job Site

    November 29, 2022

    Whether you’re emailing with several managers on construction bidding websites or on free general contractor software, good communication on the construction job site or when you find new construction projects is paramount. It can prevent injuries and save time and money. Bad communication skills and data management cost the US construction industry over $177 billion...

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    What is Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)?

    November 26, 2022

    One of the most common construction safety meeting topics on a project is TRIR. Company management often relies on KPIs and ratings to give a quick snapshot of a company’s performance. Safety ratings, like total recordable incident rate (also known as total case incident rate), can help companies see when they need to change...

  • General Contractors

    What are Liquidated Damages in Construction?

    November 23, 2022

    One of the risks that construction project management look out for is delays. Since the pandemic in 2020, project delays and late completion have been on the rise. According to nPlan, the median delay for projects before the pandemic was 100 days, and that has since doubled to 200 days. Delays can lead to increased […]

  • General Contractors

    5 Construction Industry Trends for 2023

    November 20, 2022

    Looking for what is sure to be the hottest construction industry trends in 2023? Here are a few that you can expect to continue as 2022 comes to a close. 1. Wearables Smart tech and the internet of things...

  • General Contractors

    Scaffolding Safety and Scaffolding Tagging

    November 14, 2022

    Scaffold incidents causing injury or death to workers are often caused by the planking or support giving way, by a worker slipping, the absence of fall protection, or being struck by a falling object. Employers and construction project management must ensure that workers are safe on scaffolds by ensuring that the equipment is properly installed, […]

  • General Contractors

    Construction Estimator: Role, Responsibilities, and More

    November 12, 2022

    A good construction estimator is key to a profitable project. If an estimator makes a mistake, the company could lose money on the project, so it’s important to ensure accuracy. We’ve put together this article as a summary of a construction estimator’s role, responsibilities, and the skills necessary to become one. Construction estimator role A […]

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