How to Prevent RFIs From Delaying Your Project

Requests For Information, more frequently referred to as RFIs, are a highly valuable means of communicating with project owners and designers. These inquiries litter the inboxes and mailboxes of every construction project so people can get all the information they need to complete the work. Architects and designers largely do an amazing job at capturing…

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Planning a Budget and Cost Estimating for Construction Projects

One essential part of the preconstruction phase is planning the budget. The budget dictates everything from what features will be included in the final design, what quality of materials will be used, and who the company can afford to hire. Establishing a realistic budget is both a one time event, and an ongoing process. Plans,…

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Best Practices for Defining the Scope of Work for a Construction Project

Defining the Scope of Work is one of the most important parts of the preconstruction phase in construction management. The project in its entirety and every subsection therein needs to have clearly defined scopes of work. Without them, projects are opened up to a wide array of issues including disputes, budget overruns, delays, incomplete sections…

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Building a Reliable Construction Schedule

Establishing a construction schedule is one of the most challenging parts of the preconstruction phase. This one document will heavily influence how successful a project is. It’s what keeps a wide variety of workers and specialists in sync with each other throughout the course of long and complex construction projects. With a good schedule, workers…

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8 Ways To Build Collaborative Construction Teams

Getting your construction team working collaboratively is one of the most important parts of running a construction project. Without clear construction workflows and processes, projects will experience delays and quality issues. Disputes will arise, work will have frequent stops, and change orders will ensue. A collaborative construction team on the other hand, can bring everyone…

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24 Leading Construction Management Software Applications

Choosing which construction management solution to use is one of the most critical steps in managing a successful project. With so many options available it can be dizzying evaluating all the service offerings and product features. Below are the top construction project management software solutions that are essential to effectively and seamlessly manage construction projects.  …

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The Most Critical Steps in Preconstruction Planning

The preconstruction phase is the most critical step in the construction process. A good plan can head off a world of change orders and budget increases. The more detailed the preconstruction process, the greater chance the project has for timely completion. When cutting materials the classic adage is “measure twice, cut once.” Preconstruction planning is…

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What are the most essential features in construction management software?

A construction project is where contractors of different trades and skills work together to build something new. It could be a house, bridge, building, dam, road, tunnel, home improvements or remodels, or any number of other projects. Sharing ideas, schedules, documents, designs, drawings, and collaboration between the companies are top priorities for effective project management…

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