General Contractor

Articles covering day-to-day oversight of the construction site and management of building projects.

  • LOD simply explained: The LOD Kiwi

    LOD simply explained: The LOD Kiwi

    In the world of Building Information Modeling (BIM), LOD stands for the Level of Development. In order to explain how this works, we’ll use a piece of fruit.

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  • How to Optimize the Construction Workflow When You're Outsourcing

    How to Optimize the Construction Workflow When You're Outsourcing

    How can you overcome the inefficiencies of outsourced work? Here's how you can streamline your workflow and solve communication bottlenecking.

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  • Are your project savings actually harming your profit?

    Are your project savings actually harming your profit?

    Are you harming your profits by saving money on the wrong things? Here's what you can do to get more work done while keeping costs under control.

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  • What is “Scan to BIM”?

    What is “Scan to BIM”?

    If you are working in the construction industry, you have probably come across the term ‘Scan to BIM’ or ‘Field to BIM’ at some point. But what is Scan to BIM exactly - and how does it work?

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  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Project Teams

    7 Habits of Highly Effective Project Teams

    In this white paper, learn the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Project Teams and how you can apply these tactics to your organization to become a top-performing owner.

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  • Overcoming the Construction Labor Shortage with Good Hiring Strategies

    Overcoming the Construction Labor Shortage with Good Hiring Strategies

    How do you make your construction company stand out not just attract, but retain good workers? We’ve compiled a list of tips for hiring and developing career paths for the best construction employees.

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  • Why Revit? 5 reasons for MEP contractors to make the move

    Why Revit? 5 reasons for MEP contractors to make the move

    Is Revit the platform that will revolutionize the world of MEP? Here’s what you as a MEP contractor should know.

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  • 2019 Construction Trends — 8 Topics to Watch in the Year Ahead

    2019 Construction Trends — 8 Topics to Watch in the Year Ahead

    Keeping tabs on the latest industry trends and technologies will be crucial for success in the coming year. Here are 8 key construction industry trends for 2019.

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  • Two Tell-tale Signs that It’s Time for Construction Estimating Software

    Two Tell-tale Signs that It’s Time for Construction Estimating Software

    Spreadsheets are a familiar estimating tool for a lot of industries. Because they’re a staple of the business software mix, they’re an easy choice. That doesn’t mean they’re the best choice for you.

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  • 7 Deadly Sins of Spreadsheets: Are Your Construction Estimates at Risk?

    7 Deadly Sins of Spreadsheets: Are Your Construction Estimates at Risk?

    While basic spreadsheets were once the de facto standard, they’re no longer the best solution. They lack critical features and functionality that could be putting your profits in danger.

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  • Your Last Estimate Failed — Try This Instead

    Your Last Estimate Failed — Try This Instead

    Your firm can’t afford another bad estimate. Learn how to improve the appeal of your bids with a few easy tips and construction estimating software.

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  • How to Compete for Bigger Construction Projects

    How to Compete for Bigger Construction Projects

    Experts estimate that most construction companies only win between 10-20% of the projects they bid. Estimating is often considered to be a numbers game. Here's how to compete for bigger projects.

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  • Your Best Estimator Just Quit - Now What?

    Your Best Estimator Just Quit - Now What?

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for cost estimators is projected to increase by 11% by 2024. Here are 3 tips to minimize the impact should your top estimator quit.

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  • 4 Margin-killing Construction Estimating Errors—and How to Avoid Them

    4 Margin-killing Construction Estimating Errors—and How to Avoid Them

    When you underestimate, you eat into your margins, which are already tight. When you overestimate, your high bid may be the reason you lose the job to a competitor. Here's how to avoid construction.

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  • Construction Appreciation Week 2018

    Construction Appreciation Week 2018

    Construction workers from JE Dunn have been building a 125,000 square foot, four-story office building for Trimble. Office employees said thanks during Construction Appreciation Week 2018.

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  • How to Save 87.5% on Every Layout Point

    How to Save 87.5% on Every Layout Point

    If you're a layout technician, you might be doing layout the old fashioned or manual way. This could mean losing time, money, and valuable resources.

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  • Contractors Liable for Unpaid Wages — Is This a National Trend?

    Contractors Liable for Unpaid Wages — Is This a National Trend?

    Controversial legislation holding general contractors liable for unpaid wages and benefits owed employees of their subcontractors has already passed into law and may be the start of a nationwide trend

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  • 3D Scanning Myths, Debunked

    3D Scanning Myths, Debunked

    3D laser scanning is your most cost-effective and efficient solution to streamline the collection of accurate measurement data on complicated construction projects. But here are some myths debunked.

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  • Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    While building sites have always been attractive targets for thieves, the construction industry is now facing attacks in a relatively new area: cyberspace.

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  • 5 Challenges of Working With MEP Content

    5 Challenges of Working With MEP Content

    The main BIM goal of manufacturers is to deliver accurate, easy-to-use and high-quality content. And for this, simply storing the content in the cloud is not enough. This is what you need to know.

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