Dealing with Negative Online Reviews of your Construction Company

We all know how invaluable a recommendation from a trusted friend is in finding new work for constructions companies. In fact, many companies rely on word-of-mouth to get ongoing business. By the same token, a bad review or unhappy customer can really do a lot of damage, especially now that social media allows both positive and negative reviews to reach a much wider audience and pop up every time someone searches your company name.

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Keeping your Jobsite Safe During Spring Thaw

Slippery working surfaces contribute to higher incidences of injury as the seasons change. You can help keep your crew safe and your job on track with these simple preventative measures. As more volatile spring weather moves in, your jobsite becomes a little more difficult to navigate. Warmer daytime temperatures melt snow leading to muddy, slippery …

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How to Get Rid of Punch Lists

“Buy cheap, buy twice…” is how the saying goes. The same logic can be applied to your building company. Investing in cheap labor, materials or tools can cause you headaches and cost you both in time and money. Call backs are expensive and they wreck havoc with your scheduling. Here are some ways choosing quality …

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Corrections to OSHA Fall Protection Standards

OSHA’s Personal Fall Protection System Standards were released last year, but contained some errors. Corrections took effect in December 2019. Some of the corrections included updating the gate strength of protective equipment like D-rings, carabiners and snaphooks. These items must be proof tested to a minimum tensile load of 3,600 pounds without any damage. Side …

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4 Alternatives to AutoCAD

The building design industry is dominated by Autodesk’s AutoCAD drafting software. One drawback of this software is its annual $1,610 per user price tag. For smaller construction firms or freelance workers, this may be too hefty. Luckily, there are alternatives that still provide all the same AutoCAD perks like 2D and 3D modeling. Vectorworks Architect …

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Paint Colors That Can Make Your Walls Look Dingy

Picking the right paint color is a tricky business. It’s difficult to know what the color will look like on a wall when all you have to go on is a tiny paint swatch. One thing you may not expect is that some colors can actually make your walls look dirty, especially in the low-light …

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Best Construction Calculators

Measure twice, cut once – you know it, you love it and here’s an easy way to make sure you get it right. A construction calculator needs to be portable and practical so you can solve those construction math problems on the fly. Jobber 6 Great for construction calculations and converting between metric and US. …

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Blower Door Testing 101

Building enveloped that perform poorly reduce energy efficiency, increase ROI times, and increase carbon footprints and utility bills for building owners. A blower door test can help to establish the airtightness of small to medium buildings, measure the flow of air between different areas in a building and test the airtightness of ductwork.

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