Proactively establishing relationships with the local building department is essential for running a contracting business successfully. Knowing and following the department’s standards helps to prevent delays, penalties, legal challenges and backtracking on projects. Of… Read Moreabout Collaboration Is Key: Building Departments
Federal funding from the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) allocations has spurred optimism in school districts across the country. Projects that would ordinarily be nearly impossible to tackle are underway. Here are examples—and… Read Moreabout Burst of Upgrades: School Buildings
Construction insiders observe that the impact of federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has just begun to be evident, in real time in the marketplace. Read on to stay up… Read Moreabout IIJA: Funding Update
Knowing how to successfully bid the right jobs is a unique art form in the contracting business. Poor bidding, can result in taking on projects that are financially challenging. Insufficient bidding can choke the… Read Moreabout Bid More, Bid Better
Ignited by the pandemic, interest in the “onshoring” of manufacturing, has resulted in the current construction boom. Suddenly, it seems, top notch, modern facilities cannot be built fast enough. Indeed, analysts report that manufacturing is… Read Moreabout Onshoring: Building for Manufacturing
It goes without saying that safety is an ongoing priority for everyone in construction, but given the federal dollars flowing into infrastructure work across the country, OSHA is stepping up attention to safety—and directing… Read Moreabout Safety First: New Resources
One of the biggest challenges for builders competing for new work is accurately estimating the scope and cost of a project and bidding accordingly. Pros point out that solid practices for gathering and leveraging… Read Moreabout Improving Profitability: Field Data!
Yes, no, maybe. Predictions remain afloat on many scenarios for economic conditions. Interestingly, Ken Simonson, chief economist for Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) point to signs of optimism. Read on to understand the… Read Moreabout Red Light, Green Light, One, Two, Three?
The Bonus Depreciation, a popular tax deduction that was included in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, begins its scheduled phaseout in 2023. Financial experts share tactics contractors can implement to “soften… Read Moreabout Depreciation: Time For New Tactics