With winter weather here, the dangers faced by construction workers increases dramatically. Not only can bitter-cold conditions contribute to accidents and injuries, they may result in hypothermia or other serious health issues.
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Chances are, your construction business hires subcontractors, rather than employees, to perform some of the work. These arrangements obviously save your company a lot of time, money and headaches.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Everyone struggles to keep up when business really takes off. Projects come all at once. You may hire additional field workers to meet the demand. Payroll is stretched because payments which come in on your new projects lag months behind the large sums you lay out weekly to pay your workers.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
The IRS continues to zero in on what it calls the "tax gap" — the amount between the taxes that are voluntarily paid and the amount the tax agency believes is actually due.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
If you're operating a small construction firm, you may be working on a razor-thin margin to stay competitive. That means you can't afford additional costs or drags on your time without being compensated.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Like the saying "You gotta be in it to win it," many construction firm owners submit many bids for local jobs to be in it.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
It may be time for your construction firm to think big. Big data that is.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Taking a page from principles developed in Japan and used successfully by U.S. manufacturers, some cost-conscious leaders in the construction industry are advocating the use of lean production techniques.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Customer relationships with general contractors or owners who give your firm regular work can be like family relationships. One specialty subcontractor remarked about his work relationships that, "You will be spending more time with me in a week than you do with your family!"
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Construction work, by its very nature, is a high-risk type of business. It usually isn't a matter of if a loss occurs, but when and how much. When a loss does occur, such as an electrical wiring fire, all the parties involved with the project generally point the finger at the other parties.