Construction Managers: Improve Your Project Communication, Improve Your Bottom Line

Construction managers: Poor communication causes rework, cost overruns, delays, and unhappy stakeholders. Improving communication can improve your bottom line.

Home Construction Managers: Improve Your Project Communication, Improve Your Bottom Line Construction managers: Poor communication causes rework, cost overruns, delays, and unhappy stakeholders. Improving communication can improve your bottom line. Poor communication is a leading cause of conflict in the construction industry. According to Project Management Institute (PMI) research, as much as $75 million of every […]

Common Sense Ways to Lower the Onboarding Cost of New Team Members for Your Construction Business

CMPRO Common Sense Ways to Lower the Onboarding Cost of New Team Members for Your Construction Business

By most accounts, the skilled labor shortage won’t be leaving the construction industry any time soon. According to a recent Commercial Observer article, the worker shortage may only worsen, especially if any infrastructure projects kick off any time soon. The labor deficit in construction has been building over many years, and it will take time to mitigate. On top of the spiraling labor challenges, burnout is a real consideration for the people you already have in place.

So, as a construction business owner, you must always find ways to be the most productive with the people you have. And if you do manage to attract new talent to fill vital roles, those new team members need to be effective as rapidly as possible. Fortunately, you can take some simple steps to make onboarding new workers less time-consuming and reduce training costs.

Easily Overcome Technology Hesitancy in Your Construction Business With These 5 Simple Steps

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Simple technology systems can help your general contracting or sub-contracting business overcome “technology hesitancy,” increase productivity, add to your bottom line, and demonstrate a healthy return on the initial investment. When one poorly documented change order could cost your company thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands, of irrecuperable dollars, the ROI for construction management technology becomes evident. If you are currently facing “technology hesitancy,” here are some simple steps you can take to implement new solutions into your business in a thoughtful and meaningful way.

Cut Operating Costs While Improving Productivity: The New Construction Industry Normal—Same as it Ever Was

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If you are among the construction business owners looking to improve your operational performance to increase profitability, one area you can focus on is the cost of construction management software. Successful builders, general contractors, and sub-contractors all have some construction management software in place. But are you getting the most out of it? You may be substantially overpaying for the features you use because you’re only using a small fraction of the application’s complete set of features.

Pay Apps That Are Incomplete, Inaccurate, or Late Can Cripple Your Construction Project and Impact Your Bottom Line

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When pay apps are incomplete, submitted incorrectly, or late, the construction project can falter and possibly grind to a halt. Because the unfortunate truth of the construction industry is this—contractors do not get paid for the work they complete—they get paid for the work they can document! This point should hammer home the importance of correctly prepared pay apps. They can quite literally make or break the financial health of the project and your bottom line.

Construction Costs Rising but U.S. Builder Confidence Remains Cautiously Upbeat

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According to a recent article on CNBC’s website, construction costs grew in July, exposing a slight chink in the armor of builder confidence across the United States. From a regional perspective, according to the article, builder sentiment in the Northeast fell 4 points to 75. The index dropped 1 point to 71 in the Midwest and fell 2 points to 87 in the West. Builder sentiment in the South held steady at 85.