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Integration and Automation for the Future

Two sessions at Groundbreak 2019 highlight the future of our industry—and it is all about integration. Mark Fly of ConstructConnect presented his top five bid management practices that construction companies need to modify or abandon completely. Katie Rapp of Procore, James Benham of JBKnowledge, and Scott Sanders of DE Harvey Builders provided insight into what construction payments will look like in the future.

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What’s Causing Your Projects to Fail?

Regardless of who is at fault for creating delays in construction projects, they are still delays. Missed deadlines mean late completion and budget overruns. Learn what’s causing them and how to prevent delays from happening in the first place.

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Communication Failures on the Jobsite

When the jobsite feels chaotic and disorganized, you can probably pin the blame on this likely culprit––miscommunication. Failure to communicate can ultimately lead to serious jobsite accidents, project rework, and employee problems. Effective communication is critical for collaborative work.

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The Cost of Employee Turnover

Every construction business owner and manager understands the high cost of keeping people who can’t do the job on board, and then having to pay out to replace them. But have you ever wondered what employee turnover costs you when you lose people who can do the job?

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Top Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Promoted

Your firm’s size and its level of sophistication will determine the kinds of roadblocks you’ll encounter when going for promotion. There are dozens of reasons you are not moving up, but here are the reasons nobody likes to talk about. Your experience level and skills also weigh heavily in the balance. In short, there are dozens of reasons you are not moving up, but here are the reasons nobody likes to talk about.

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6 Ways to Reduce your Project’s Safety Risks

Every year people spill a lot of ink (or pixels) about safety in construction. Many safety efforts aim to reduce costs, but people are beginning to also discuss the greater benefit of reducing pain and suffering. Increasingly too, there is an industry incentive to improve safety outcomes.

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Top Ways to Boost Project Collaboration

As construction projects become more complex, effective collaboration is increasingly becoming a key factor in completing projects on time and on budget while delivering a quality product to the client. Good collaboration leads to many benefits like innovation, time and cost-saving, added value for the client, reduced errors and unnecessary rework.

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Most Overlooked Safety Measure: Quality Work

In the middle of a hectic morning, you learn there is a serious leak in the solar panel installation. The impact on your project budget and schedule is painfully evident, but there’s another cost to rework that’s less obvious — job-site safety.

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How Much Money are You Losing Today?

If you’re managing a construction project, or are a construction business owner, there are plenty of ways for you to lose money every hour, let alone every day. Construction projects are filled with risk; they require exacting coordination, and there are many physical assets to keep track of.

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Generations. Diversity. Strength.

The jobsite’s mix of age-related perspectives and differing goals can seem a liability, but actually contains the elements of a new strength. Your varied crew is the raw ore. Find through insight and empathy the base metal that joins them.

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