There can be many stressful factors when trying to meet deadlines in the workplace or on the jobsite. Working with your vendors shouldn’t be one of them. The right vendor can make your job easier and help your company succeed. The wrong one can cost you money, time and even customers. Nonetheless, there are several considerations in selecting suppliers of products and services. Luckily, we’re here to help. Read on to see our tips for recruiting best-in-class vendors.
Do Your Research
Investigate potential vendors to ensure they are a reputable company. Consider their work experience and the number of years they’ve been in business. This isn’t to say a newcomer can’t do the job just as well, but something [Read more…] about Tips for Recruiting Best-in-Class Vendors
Jobs that require working from new and rural locations are not just another day in the office. In fact, they’re rarely a day in the office at all. Setting your worksite up right from the start can improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk and get you back on track quickly when things don’t go your way. To help you get started right, check out our top 3 tips for remote worksite setup.
Have Emergency Medical Plans
In addition to your normal safety training and requirements, develop a plan for getting emergency responders to your site quickly, in the event they are needed. Research and get in touch with local emergency personnel and become familiar with their [Read more…] about Top 3 Tips for Remote Worksite Setup
Need help with your next construction project? There’s an app for that. Actually, there are several. Stay connected with your project team while out in the field using the many helpful resources right in the palm of your hand. Read on to learn about some of the best construction apps for 2018.
This construction management software with a five star rating allows you to easily view your blueprints, create schedules, track costs and build inspections and punch lists in the office or out in the field. Custom forms for daily reports, RFIs and change orders will soon be available.
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Stay up to date with the rest of your construction project team using the cloud-based Autodesk BIM 360 Docs app. With document management and review and control [Read more…] about Best Construction Apps for 2018
Everyone likes to share project success stories. The challenges and hiccups that occur during the project are not so willingly shared. As some road blocks are inevitable, some problems can be avoided by good planning and leadership. ModSpace Construction Services Director, John Costas, highlighted for us the 10 common project management mistakes in construction that every general contractor should avoid.
Not Reading the Contract
This should be done before any project is accepted. It’s important to fully understand what’s expected of your team and your subcontractors contractually. Not reading this through will likely result in missed obligations outlined in the contract.
Improper Safety Training
Safety must be addressed before the project starts, as well as enforced for the duration of the project. Failure to do so greatly increases the risk of injuries. Reminders as you walk through your site, like [Read more…] about 10 Common Project Management Mistakes in Construction