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5 Construction Risk Solutions for Your Estimation Team

Construction is inherently one of the riskiest professions, and the bulk of construction management is finding a way to manage...

A guide to building layout in construction

A building layout shows the property's floor plan on the ground surface. Unlike the building plan which is drawn to...

Aging infrastructure

The infrastructure worldwide is aging, and there is nothing graceful about it. Engineers and infrastructural experts are pushing for renewed...

Bid Analysis Explained

In the construction bidding process, clients have to make several interdependent decisions based on the limited information on a contractor....

Bid Leveling: What is it? Is it important?

The bidding process is hectic for clients as they must be on the lookout to ensure that they are not...

Building a Commercial Building: From start to finish

When it comes to building a commercial building, there are many factors you need to take into consideration, some of...

Building Construction Process From Start To Finish

Building construction is an ancient human activity that began purely from a functional need to provide shelter from the elements....

Change orders: What are they?

Construction contracts can be long and complicated, but the two most important components to understand are change orders and scope...

Civil Engineering Projects

Humans have been using their intelligence for centuries to solve everyday problems and make life easier. Engineering involves the conception,...

Common Construction Contract Types Explained

No two construction projects are alike, and there is a need to have different construction contracts to meet all the...

Concrete takeoff

The United States cement industry produces approximately 4.1 billion metric tons annually. Cement is a key material in the US...

Construction blueprints: The ultimate guide

If you need to participate in a sizeable construction project, you will undoubtedly need construction blueprints. Construction blueprints layout a...

Construction management: Salary, Skills & The Role

Construction management is a long and demanding process in construction. It is the foundation of success for construction projects. As...

Construction Procurement Process Explained

For a project manager to successfully deliver a project, they need to have a proper construction procurement process. How organizations...

Construction Project Management

As cliché as it is, large construction projects almost always go beyond time and budget. Research suggests that large projects...

Construction purchase order

It is always advisable to have a binding contract or agreement before money or goods change hands when doing business....

Construction Site Plans

In any significant construction project, it is essential to get a full picture of the orientation of the complete structure....

Construction Sites: Types, safety & tips

In engineering, construction is a method that involves assembling infrastructure using a detailed plan and different materials. Other than materials,...

Contractor duties

Construction projects can be overwhelming as they involve a lot of professionals providing different but critical services. Someone has to...

Creating & Managing A Construction Budget

Managing and budgeting for a construction project is a process that requires a lot of planning for a project's success....

Getting started with Building Permits

Before you start developing your piece of land, you need approvals from the local or federal government, which are referred...

Glazing construction

As used in construction, glazing refers to installing glass in a building’s fixed openings, such as windows and doors. Glazing...

How are dams built?

A dam is a structure commonly built across a river or stream to create a large reservoir behind it. We...

How long does concrete take to dry?

After fresh placement, concrete is delicate and easily ruined. Waiting for concrete to dry and cure can test your patience,...

How to bid construction jobs

Bidding for construction jobs is a critical skill if you want success as a contractor. It would be best to...

How to create construction plans

Whether you are a general contractor or a skilled tradesman, knowing how to read construction plans is a vital skill....

How to find construction subcontractors

Most general contractors tend to outsource a significant portion of the project's work from subcontractors. This may be because they...

How to Sand Concrete

There’s a rising trend in the construction industry where homeowners prefer sanded floors due to their attractiveness and practicability. Sanding...

How To Successfully Bid a Construction Job

Most contractors land their jobs through bidding. If a contractor is reserved about bidding, the business is likely to starve...

How to write a bid proposal in construction

When trying to land a new client, you will likely write a bid proposal that shows your company's expertise and...

Inspection Stages In The Construction Process

Construction projects require inspection because they involve many components, materials, and people. Inspection is necessary to ensure that the project...

Invitation to Bid Explained

Most construction contractors land their jobs through competitive bidding. One common step that precedes competitive bidding is the invitation to...

Master The Construction Bidding Process

You have the best team with the suitable skill set and commitment to excellence- but why are your construction bids...

Post and beam construction

Many people know what posts and beams are, but fewer understand what post-and-beam construction is and how it is different...

Post-construction phase: What to expect

So you've gone through the construction phase, and your construction job is finally done. Congratulations! Time to cut the ribbon...

Pre-construction costs

Did you know there are actually some costs involved before construction even begins on a project? It’s true! There will...

Pre-construction Meetings

Scheduling, quality, safety, and customer satisfaction are among the key reasons you should hold a pre-construction meeting.  Pre-construction meetings are...

Pre-construction planning phase

Good construction starts with a solid foundation. That’s true of the work itself, but also the planning that goes into...

Rammed Earth construction

Rammed earth is an ancient construction technique that resembles adobe or cob building. People in drier and hotter parts of...

Stacked log construction

The history of log construction in America can be traced back to Swedish and Finnish immigrants. The western pioneers of...

Subcontractor agreement

As the primary service provider subcontracting some of your work, you must make sure that your subcontractors do things right...

Substantial Completion

Substantial completion is one of the significant stages that affect the rights and duties of the owner and client of...

Superstructure Vs. Substructure

The superstructure is the component constructed above ground level, while the substructure is the component built below the ground level....

The 5 Types Of Construction

We use buildings daily; however, most people do not know how to construct them or the type of construction that...

The 6 Stages of Construction

If you want to venture into construction, you are probably curious about turning your idea into reality. Construction projects vary...

The construction phase: What happens?

If you have taken part in construction projects, you are likely familiar with the term construction phase. You might be...

The Construction Submittal Process

In the current atmosphere of the construction industry, it is now more important than ever to stay ahead of your...

The key principles of lean construction

Lean construction is a method of designing systems in construction to minimize effort, time, and material wastage. It ensures that...

The Ultimate Guide To Construction Accounting

If you own a construction business, then accounting correctly for your sales and costs is ultra-important. The plain truth is...

Top Pre-construction Risk Assessment Techniques

Before you get involved in any construction or renovation project, you need to go through a pre-construction stage to take...

Understanding Cost Performance Indexes

The Cost Performance Index (CPI) is a metric that influences construction management decisions globally. However, a low CPI does not...

What Are As-Built Drawings?

It is not unusual to implement changes on a project throughout its lifetime. The changes can be minor or very...

What are pre-construction services?

Pre-construction services, as the name suggests, are used before any actual construction begins. These services are part of the pre-construction planning stages of...

What is Construction Planning: The steps for success

Construction planning is the first step in integrating all the project activities within a given time frame and budget. It...

What is pre-construction?

There is a phase of planning known in the industry as “pre-construction.” This initial phase of the project serves to...

What Is Procore Construction Software?

Construction software certainly has its benefits. From saving time, communication to full project management, it enables you to see things...
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