What is a Contractor? Exploring Contractors, Subcontractors, and Trades

Uncover the essential differences among general contractors, subcontractors, specialty contractors.

General contractors, subcontractors, specialty contractors, and licensed trades are the workhorses of the construction industry. Some may use these terms interchangeably, but each contractor type has distinct roles and responsibilities. Knowing how they differ is vital to properly plan, schedule, and execute a successful project.  This article explains the critical differences between a contractor, subcontractor,…

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Construction Project Management Software Buyers Guide

Construction Project Management Buyers Guide

The Best Construction Management Software For Your Business: A Comprehensive Buyer’s Guide Digital software is revolutionizing the construction industry.  Construction management software streamlines operations improves team connectivity, and reduces costs—making for a more optimized and profitable business. With numerous options available, adaptability is as crucial as capability in this fast-paced industry.  Progressive construction companies are…

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Building Permits and Approvals: Top Tips To Avoid Red Tape Delays


Securing zoning approvals and building permits are critical steps in the preconstruction process. Delays here will set your project back weeks or even months, so it’s important to know what you’re up against and how to navigate the requirements during preconstruction to get your project started as soon as possible. Let’s walk through the zoning,…

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How To Hire Construction Workers in 2023


Construction workers are the backbone of one of the world’s largest and most important industries.  Their hard work, dedication, and skills bring new ideas to life, and they build and maintain the critical infrastructure and environments that benefit our daily lives.  Unfortunately, the construction industry is suffering a critical labor shortage. Everyone feels the pinch.…

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Construction Workforce Development: Building for the Next Generation


Workforce development in the construction industry used to mean apprenticeships, trade schools, and good old-fashioned On-the-Job Training (OJT). Very few construction companies had active outreach programs for recruiting new talent. And even fewer companies invested in training programs to upskill their existing workforce.   But the demand for skilled craft workers, forepersons, superintendents, and project managers…

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Scaling Up? You Need a Program Manager on Your Team. Here’s Why


A construction program manager guides your project delivery teams and brings consistency to project execution across your portfolio. So, the question is, does your construction firm have a strategic vision, a repeatable project delivery process, and a systematic way to measure, monitor, correct, and control project outcomes across portfolios? If not, you may be ready…

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