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    Building Information Model as an effective cost estimating software

    Posted by K. Shakti Prasad on Tue, Dec 04, 2018


    Today's Guest Article Is From K. Shakti Prasad 

    Back in the days when an estimation (be it cost estimation or the estimation of materials) had to be done, the estimators had to start with digitalizing the architectural or engineering drawings into an estimation package or the worst, to do manual takeoffs from the design drawings. This process was in no way an easy task rather a strenuous and time-consuming process with the risk of human error and propagate any inaccuracies that may be in the original drawings.

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    Topics: Building Information Modelling (BIM)

    Risks Construction Contractors Face While On The Job

    Posted by Rachel Porter on Fri, Nov 09, 2018

    Today's Guest Article Is From Rachel Porter

    Content Specialist At Custom Contractors Insurance

    Many people look at someone who has made it as a contractor and often find themselves wishing they were contractors too. After all, contractors are their own bosses, with flexible hours and, more often than not, a much-higher pay at the end of the day.

    Indeed, being a contractor has its perks. However, it’s hardly a walk in the park. As a matter of fact, contractors probably face more risks compared to regular employees, and they will always need construction contractors insurance to protect themselves.

    Let’s take a look at some of the risks contractors face while doing their job.


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    Topics: Contractor Liability Insurance, Construction Liability Insurance

    5 Apps That Help Small Construction Companies With Accounting Needs

    Posted by Andrea Bell on Tue, Nov 06, 2018


    Today's Guest Article Is From Andrea Bell

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    Accounting is not a child’s play. It entails more than just summing up the total that a small business makes. Technology, however, is taking necessary initiatives to make accounting matters simpler and more manageable.

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    Topics: Accounting Software for Contractors

    The 6 Best Construction Project Management Books to Learn From

    Posted by Laura Buckler on Tue, Oct 30, 2018


    Today's Guest Article Is From Laura Buckler 

    Being a manager, especially in such a challenging industry as construction, can be very demanding. You have to look confident, even in situations when you are not that familiar with the topic or don’t really know how to handle certain situations. Knowing the answers usually comes with the experience, but even the most experienced professionals don’t know everything. Still, they know that constant learning and improving is essential for the people to stay on top, and that a big part of that improvement comes through books.

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    Topics: Construction Books

    Top 5 Strategy Tips to Project Management Success

    Posted by Joe McLean on Fri, Oct 26, 2018


    Today's Guest Article Is From Joseph McLean Full-Time Freelance Writer

    Managing an entire project on your own can be overwhelming. Being in charge of endless tasks and assignments is pressuring – sometimes, you even feel that there’s no way you could handle anything anymore. Feelings of anxiety and concern might overthrow your balance, and that’s a sign you should bring a change in your work life.
    We will provide you 5 strategy tips to project management success that might save you from going insane!

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    Topics: Project Management, Project Management For Construction

    These 7 Nifty Apps Make The Job Easier of Contractors!

    Posted by Ashley Alex on Tue, Oct 23, 2018

    Today's Guest Article Is From Ashley Alex

    The construction business is a demanding field that involves an array of different tasks. For contractors, it is a laborious job that calls for strenuous physical and mental work. They have to grapple with the many challenges of construction in order to meet the expectations of their clients.

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    Topics: Construction Software Tools

    New Tools 2018 that I Discovered and Want to Share With You

    Posted by Sandra Hayward on Fri, Oct 19, 2018


    Today's Guest Article Is From Sandra Hayward

    The technological progress is moving too fast. Life has changed tremendously in the past few years and there are amazing tools that can make life easier. Whether you are studying, managing your business or simply enjoying your life, there are a lot of apps that you can use to realize your goals. I have tried a lot of apps and tools and some have actually changed my life.  Here are some of the best new tools that I want to share with you:

     

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    8 Tips on Writing a Great Video Script for Your Marketing Campaign

    Posted by Sophia Clark on Tue, Oct 16, 2018


    Today's Guest Article Is From Sophia Clark

    Visuals are the most effective tools of work in marketing
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    In marketing, perhaps more so than other fields, visuals are the most effective tools of work. They can attract and maintain people's attention faster and for longer than written material and can appeal to all sorts of people, education levels and literacy notwithstanding. Videos, in particular, are increasingly becoming a popular means of promotion and advertising. One of their biggest selling points is that they carry a whole lot of information within short time frames, and if done right, can bring unprecedented attention to a brand or product.

    Now, to write a great video that will not only sell your product but also increase your brand popularity and strength, you need first to have a script. Since we were not all born equal, promotional scriptwriting may be problematic for you but not to worry. In this post, we give you eight tips on how to go about that.

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    Topics: Marketing Video For Contractors

    Corey Philip Home Pro Success Contractor Marketing & Operating Tips

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Oct 12, 2018


    Corey Philip Home Pro Success Podcast Interview Discussing

    Contractor Marketing & Operating Tips

    Corey Phillip of Home Pro Success is a regular guest on Contractor Success M.A.P. Podcast. In this episode he described a lot of tips contractors like you can put in action right now to generate more leads and put more money in the bank to operate and grow your construction contracting company.

    These are some of the same tried and true principles and techniques Corey and his team use to build their Gulf Coast Aluminum home services contracting company.

    Randal Interviewed Corey For The Podcast Which You Can Listen To By Clicking On The Link Below:

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    Topics: Contractor Operating Tips

    3 ways MEP Contractors can reap the benefits of BIM

    Posted by Manjusha M Nair on Tue, Oct 09, 2018


    Today's Guest Article Is From Manjusha M Nair

    It is a known fact that Building Information Modelling (BIM) has changed the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry (AEC) Industry for the better enabling cost savings and better coordination between everyone involved in the construction process.

    The true potential of BIM can only be achieved if all the parties in the  AEC industry use it; and not just a few key players. BIM should also go into all the supporting activities that go into the construction of a building.

    This includes Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) contractors, Construction companies. Contractors and everyone in between. For now, let’s focus on how MEP contractors can use this amazing technology and get the most out of it.

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    Topics: Building Information Modelling (BIM)

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