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Modernizing your Construction Marketing

The construction industry is seeing unprecedented change in a sector that is traditionally resistant to new ideas. One way the industry is changing is the use of offsite building and technology to improve productivity thanks to the construction labor shortage. Technology is also changing the way builders market themselves, especially since millennials and Gen Z …

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How to Help your Job Stay on Budget

The construction industry is notorious for going over budget and not delivering on time. While there are many legitimate reasons for that, it doesn’t make for happy customers. Here’s how to stay on budget without eating into your own profit margins. Keeping records of your running costs is the best way to ensure that you …

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On-site Wood Panel Storage Guidelines

The APA Engineered Wood Association provides comprehensive guidelines for the storage of wood panels on site. Correct on-site storage will allow plywood and OSB wood panels to acclimatize to conditions on the building and prevent a plethora of framing problems down the line. The APA outlines several guidelines on the correct storage of panels to minimize the conditions that can lead to buckling and ridging; after all you’re protecting your investment.

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WiFi Connectivity in New Builds on the Rise

If you are wondering how to build homes with greater appeal to buyers, installing tech is the way to go. A recent survey found 35% of construction companies building single-family homes provided the infrastructure required for a “smart home”. One way to do this is with the installation of a home WiFi network. According to …

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How Mentoring Can Help Improve your Employees

With the labor shortage limiting the size of building crews, construction managers are becoming more inventive and using technology to bridge the gap. One under-utilized tool in every manager’s toolbelt is mentoring. More than half of fortune 500 companies have a mentoring program to help develop talent because it works and it could work for …

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Should I Belong to the HBA?

The local chapter of the Home Builder’s Association (HBA) is an essential cog in the making of a successful home building company. There are many really great reasons for you to join your local HBA. When prospective clients are looking for reliable, competent construction companies, one of their most popular sources of information is the HBA. Each HBA has a list of construction companies that they make available to the client; you get a free referral and the client knows that you are a reputable firm.

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4 Mistakes for Small Contractors to Avoid

When you’re the owner or manager of a small contracting company, you have to wear all the hats! Ordering supplies, writing quotes, managing your team and ensuring your jobs come in on time and under budget. It’s a lot to handle and you can be forgiven for not putting your marketing efforts at the top …

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