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Contract Surety 03.23.2024

Time for An Upgrade: Headgear

  The hard hat worn by construction workers has been a tradition for over 100 years, and came into use to provide protection from falling objects. These days, data points to the need for a…
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Time for An Upgrade: Headgear
Contract Surety 03.06.2024

Trim Your Tax Bill: Claim Your Innovations

You may already have qualified for a federal research and development (R&D) tax credit in the eyes of the IRS,  but do not know it, since this tends to be an underutilized and misunderstood opportunity…
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Trim Your Tax Bill: Claim Your Innovations
Contract Surety 02.22.2024

Worth Doing: Job Costing

  Turning a profit? Great! But, digging into the details of where you actually made and lost money can result in even more success. Insights about which types of projects are your real sweet spot,…
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Worth Doing: Job Costing
Contract Surety 02.22.2024

Stronger Than Concrete: Building With Legos?

  With the speedy completion of an apartment complex in Florida, builders have proof: Renco bricks, which are quite lego-like in appearance, and an alternative to concrete, have passed more than 400 performance tests. Communities…
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Stronger Than Concrete: Building With Legos?
Contract Surety 02.08.2024

New Hires? Training Tips

  Lucky the owner behind a growing construction business that is not having trouble training and retaining a solid team of employees. Retirement of baby boomers, the tight labor market, and a plethora of civic…
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New Hires? Training Tips
Contract Surety 02.08.2024

What’s Old Is New: Innovation

What’s Old Is New: Innovation Although synthetic macrofibers have been available as alternatives to steel for several decades, the risks associated with innovating have kept builders away. However, the completion of several major projects in…
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What’s Old Is New: Innovation
Contract Surety 02.04.2024

Arbitration vs Litigation?

  In construction, successfully fulfilling all contractual obligations is often way easier said than done.  Before disputes over errors and omissions turn into costly and time consuming court battles, try arbitration. In addition to saving…
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Arbitration vs Litigation?
Contract Surety 02.04.2024

Supply Chains: Adapting To New Realities

  Supply chains might be improving, but the bigger reason stressing over material procurement has eased is likely that builders have gotten a whole lot better at “bobbing and weaving.” Creativity and collaboration are new…
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Supply Chains: Adapting To New Realities
Contract Surety 01.24.2024

Growth Path: Proposal Specialist?

  Clear goals, niche expertise, solid reputation, equipment upgrades, great workers, social media presence … .As a contractor, you can get all this right, and still find your business stagnating, unless you have the capacity…
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Growth Path: Proposal Specialist?