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Managing Specialty Contractor Crews for Optimal Performance

Specialty contractors absorb a lot of risk on construction projects. Rapidly-changing schedules, incomplete specifications, and change orders regularly leave subs scrambling to realign crews and mitigate workspace limitations. Consider these tactics to boost specialty contractor crew performance when everything seems beyond you.

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The Cost of Rework and How to Prevent It

Procore is revolutionizing field management with the only drawings and specifications tools integrated into a project management platform. With Procore, design and build teams cannot only review digital drawings on desktop and mobile devices, but also mark up drawings and distribute updated plan sets out to the entire project team in a matter of seconds or minutes.

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Keeping Electronic Records Can Save you Much More than Just Paper

By using electronic data to trace the work history of each individual, and identify the machinery or vehicle they were using, companies are able to get an accurate picture of the damage problem. Companies are also able to outline responsibilities and clarify the role of each employee as well as provide constructive feedback.

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Lessons You Didn’t Learn About Reliance During the Last Recession

There’s a tendency to see the world through an optimistic fog. During the last great U.S. recession companies learned a valuable survival lesson. Since then, reports and studies have dissected the data to identify steps that can help you when the next downturn happens. Here are strategies to blunt your company’s pain during and after the next economic retreat. 

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Top Ways to Fuel Innovation in Your Company

For subcontractors, the right questions inspire answers that improve workflows, boost employee confidence, introduce new techniques, find new revenue streams, improve accountability, and reduce risks. Asking the right questions also helps you recruit and retain top talent. Here are the top ways for asking better questions to improve your business and project outcomes.

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Key Strategies for Dealing with the Subcontractor Shortage

Construction’s labor shortage continues spreading across the subcontractor landscape. The Institute for Supply Management addressed the shortage of subcontractors for the sixth consecutive month in its June 2018 Non-Manufacturing Report on Business. Here are tactics that will help you keep the subs you have, and to attract the ones you need.

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Delight Your Customers (or Someone Else Will)

Dean Willemsen, Managing Director at Prime Build, firmly believes a company’s most important asset is its people. He asserts great leadership requires taking actions that positively affect those people. While learning and development should be fundamental, they’re simply not enough for Dean. Employers must also provide for mental health and well-being.

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Design Risks Every Contractor Should Watch Out For

New project delivery methods are reshaping the role of the contractor. Throughout most of the 20th Century, design-bid-build was the standard way of running projects. This model relied on architects working with the owner under separate contract for the design phase. From there, the project was put out for bid to contractors to do the building.

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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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Stop Signing Away Your Subcontractor Profits

Few people enjoy reading contracts. Their never-ending sentences cause your eyes to glaze over and your mind to go numb. But, by not taking the time to carefully review and understand these documents, subcontractors are taking on more risk than they can handle. And in the process, they’re giving away profits to pay legal fees.

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