General Contractor

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

  • What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Blockchain and Smart Contracts

    What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Blockchain and Smart Contracts

    There’s a lot of hype currently surrounding Blockchain and the great things it can do and be for the construction industry. But there are some aspects of the conversation that people are getting wrong

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  • How Do You Know You Carry Enough Construction Liability Insurance?

    How Do You Know You Carry Enough Construction Liability Insurance?

    Liability insurance is a vital part of running a successful construction firm but it’s also a costly line item on the balance sheet. How do you know if you’re properly insured but not paying too much?

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  • Protective Measures to Limit Business Disruptions

    Protective Measures to Limit Business Disruptions

    Natural disasters can significantly impact communities and in their wake, construction companies are relied on to quickly get things moving in a positive direction – but what is needed to do so?

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  • Do Your Construction Estimates Make You Look Like a Dinosaur?

    Do Your Construction Estimates Make You Look Like a Dinosaur?

    Don’t let technology pass you by and hurt your ability to stay relevant. Construction estimating software is a smart and easy place to begin to embrace new tech and keep up with owners’ expectations.

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  • How to Calculate the ROI of Construction Estimating Software

    How to Calculate the ROI of Construction Estimating Software

    When your estimators have been relying on traditional methods like spreadsheets to produce estimates, making the leap to construction estimating software can be a big one.

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  • Should Trends in the Construction Industry Make You Rethink Your Estimating Processes?

    Should Trends in the Construction Industry Make You Rethink Your Estimating Processes?

    Industry trends are giving future-focused construction contractors pause, causing them to take a closer look at their processes and find ways to be more flexible and efficient—or risk falling behind.

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  • Does Managing MEP Subcontractors Have to Be Like Herding Cats?

    Does Managing MEP Subcontractors Have to Be Like Herding Cats?

    Managing subcontractors can be a logistical headache. Learn about the technologies that help integrate subcontractors into the greater construction workflow.

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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective General Contractors

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective General Contractors

    To be effective in today’s construction environment, general contractors need to be more than hard-working, organized, and skilled in the trades. These are a few key habits modern GCs must cultivate.

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  • Your Estimating Spreadsheets Are Good Enough… or Are They?

    Your Estimating Spreadsheets Are Good Enough… or Are They?

    Some construction estimators feel their spreadsheets are better than dedicated estimating software. But there are risks to spreadsheets which are compounded by the complexity to make them fit for use.

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  • 5 Ways to Boost Construction Profit Through Social Responsibility

    5 Ways to Boost Construction Profit Through Social Responsibility

    This guide will discuss several areas where construction companies can do business in a socially responsible way. We’ll cover the challenges they face, and practical suggestions for overcoming them.

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  • How Connected Construction Is Increasing Productivity by 30%

    How Connected Construction Is Increasing Productivity by 30%

    Statistically speaking, productivity gains in construction have lagged behind other industries. But new technology and adopting connected construction workflows can help.

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  • How to Upgrade Your 7 Step Workflow with the Constructible Process

    How to Upgrade Your 7 Step Workflow with the Constructible Process

    BIM is just the beginning when placed in the context of a truly Constructible Process. Access this guide today to learn how to upgrade your workflow using a truly Constructible Process.

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  • Exploring the Potential of Kinetic Buildings

    Exploring the Potential of Kinetic Buildings

    Kinetic architecture is a growing trend for its structural versatility and functional adaptability. This is the future of dynamic architecture and something to consider for your next building project.

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  • How Layout Technology Controls the Weather… Almost

    How Layout Technology Controls the Weather… Almost

    The hardware and software layout professionals use might not be able to control the weather, but they can do the next best thing: control the impact the weather has on the build.

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  • Can You Really Run a Jobsite From Your Phone?

    Can You Really Run a Jobsite From Your Phone?

    Nearly every aspect of modern society is being impacted by the “mobile first” revolution. But, can jobsite management be counted in that number? The answer may surprise you.

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  • The General Contractor's Guide to the Modern Connected Jobsite

    The General Contractor's Guide to the Modern Connected Jobsite

    This guide explores general contractor responsibilities, customer expectations, the concept of “the connected jobsite”, and the tools a GC should have in their virtual “toolbox” to optimize projects.

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  • Artificial Intelligence on Construction Sites Isn’t taking Jobs — It’s Saving Lives

    Artificial Intelligence on Construction Sites Isn’t taking Jobs — It’s Saving Lives

    It’s no secret that working on a construction site is among the most dangerous jobs out there. And an exciting new technology has been designed to help resolve this problem.

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  • Technology Planning With the Looming Recession (and the Cost of Doing Nothing)

    Technology Planning With the Looming Recession (and the Cost of Doing Nothing)

    As uncertainty lurks in the future of the U.S. economy and, subsequently, construction industry spending, contractors are taking different approaches to technology to modernize their operations.

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  • 4 Companies Driving Digital Transformation In the Construction Industry

    4 Companies Driving Digital Transformation In the Construction Industry

    With the rapidly changing state of the industry, more construction companies are adopting scalable processes that drive digital transformation.

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  • 4 Steps to Achieving True Construction Collaboration

    4 Steps to Achieving True Construction Collaboration

    This lack of effective collaboration can be the downfall of a construction business, where tight deadlines and razor-thin profit margins rule the day. Construction collaboration is key.

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