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Construction Training: Ideas and Resources for Making it Happen

A project manager with poor communications skills is just one conversation away from failure. A carpenter who's highly skilled at nailing lumber together, but  doesn't know how to get the most from each piece, is failing all the time. There's much more to construction...

T-Rex Strong Tape Put To The Log Test

When the makers of T-Rex products contacted me about testing various types of strong tape I said, "Sure. But, give me some time because I tend to use fasteners more than tape." While T-Rex doesn't put 'duct tape' on their products, you can't help but think about duct...

Harness Construction Risk Management For Better Profits

Construction risk management opens up new possibilities in profits because what you don't lose to risky business is like finding money. Insurance can't make up for contract clauses that stack the deck against you, and if risk doesn't hold a top place in your planning,...

Construction Succession Planning Insights You Never Knew You Needed

One overlooked area of managing a construction enterprise is the one of succession planning. Construction succession planning is often difficult because of the large number of small businesses in the industry. Small companies are more prone to overlook succession...

This Is No Time To Put Off Your Strategic Business Planning

If you've been ignoring strategic business planning you do it at your own peril. By most accounts there's going to be a reckoning for tariffs, isolationism, bad immigration policies, exploding federal debt, irresponsible corporate borrowing and an economic expansion...

Keeping Customers: Do You Have Regular Clients Who Are Ready To Churn?

Keeping customers is just as important in construction as it is for any other business. The problem is that your customers are very often one-off -- you do a job for them and they never need any more work. That is a problem because out-of-touch former customers are...

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