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  • Framing Your Future Success

    Framing Your Future Success

    " You won’t get an argument from any family-owned plumbing, roofing, or concrete business that family-run companies are the backbone of the American economy. In fact, family businesses account for...

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  • 5 Things You Should Never Leave Out of Your Estimate

    5 Things You Should Never Leave Out of Your Estimate

    " Conley Smith, Sr. Business Writer It’s Bid Day and do you know how accurate your numbers are? Construction industry insider George Hedley estimates 80 percent of construction owners don’t...

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  • Build a Killer Hiring Process!

    Build a Killer Hiring Process!

    " So, you’re looking to hire a great estimator. How hard could it be? Actually, it’s gotten pretty hard. You have two choices: A) Get in line (everybody needs a great estimator!). Or B) Start...

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  • Survey Says: Estimators Still Lean On Excel

    Survey Says: Estimators Still Lean On Excel

    " Conley Smith, Sr. Business Writer As always, the annual JB Knowledge Construction Technology report (2017) is chock-full of fascinating details. Translation: it’s pretty long at 70+ pages!...

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  • Overcoming the Pitfalls of Estimating

    Overcoming the Pitfalls of Estimating

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  • Pressure Mounting for Skilled Labor

    Pressure Mounting for Skilled Labor

    " With construction employment increasing by 228,000 jobs in March, it would appear 2018 is shaping up to be another strong year for the construction industry, placing even more pressure on the...

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  • Estimator's Guide: Assessing and Picking the Right Software

    Estimator's Guide: Assessing and Picking the Right Software

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  • On-Screen Takeoff is No. 1 for 6 Straight Years

    On-Screen Takeoff is No. 1 for 6 Straight Years

    " It’s always nice to be No. 1—especially if it’s your sixth year in a row! That’s right, On-Screen Takeoff® (OST) once again ranked at the top of the takeoff and estimating software sector in the...

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  • The $10 Billion Question: Is Construction Ready for New Tech?

    The $10 Billion Question: Is Construction Ready for New Tech?

    " What started out as a faint buzz about the construction industry needing to digitize is now loudly reverberating from Silicon Valley all the way to Wall Street. Yes, that cha-ching sound you...

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  • 9 Construction Jobs on Hot Jobs List

    9 Construction Jobs on Hot Jobs List

    " OK, maybe it’s time to tell the kids! Some of the hottest jobs in the country aren’t associated with Silicon Valley. In fact, high-demand construction jobs can be found from coast-to-coast and...

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    Infographic: 5 Quick Tips to Hire a Great Estimator

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  • Right Your Hiring Ship: Don't Let the Labor Shortage Sink You

    Right Your Hiring Ship: Don't Let the Labor Shortage Sink You

    " Call it a misalignment, a critical shortage, or even a perfect storm. Yes, the construction industry is facing a shortage of skilled construction workers with unfilled construction jobs becoming...

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  • Piecing Together Your Multi-Generational Hiring Puzzle

    Piecing Together Your Multi-Generational Hiring Puzzle

    Think of today’s hiring landscape as a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Sure, finding the puzzle’s edges may be easy if you’re anchored by the Baby Boomers who run many construction sites and the...

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  • Where are the productivity gains?

    Where are the productivity gains?

    " If the construction industry is anything—it’s consistent. For roughly 20 straight years, the industry has racked up the “least improved” award for having the lowest annual productivity gains...

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  • On Center Software Scores in FrontRunners Leaders Quadrant

    On Center Software Scores in FrontRunners Leaders Quadrant

    " When you’ve spent nearly 30 years helping contractors transition from manual to digital takeoff and estimating, you’re pretty confident your solutions are best-in-class. But it’s still great...

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  • Estimator Q&A: Technology Transforms the Job

    Estimator Q&A: Technology Transforms the Job

    " Technology is revolutionizing the construction industry. From grappling with a tsunami of emails to hunting down details and specifications, today’s estimator has a new role that requires...

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  • Construction Industry Poised for Technology Disruption

    Construction Industry Poised for Technology Disruption

    " Call it the era of two steps forward, one step backward. When it comes to widespread adoption of technology, the construction industry appears to be at a crossroads. On the one hand, we are...

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  • Write-it-Off All the Way to the Bank

    Write-it-Off All the Way to the Bank

    " There is no question 2017 will go down as a wild year for the construction industry—a seemingly robust economy juxtaposed against one natural disaster after another. But before you kiss 2017 and...

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  • How to be a No. 1 Draft Pick On Bid Day

    How to be a No. 1 Draft Pick On Bid Day

    " When the Cleveland Browns are asked for their first-round selection of the NFL Draft on April 26th, their team leaders will likely be hunkered down behind closed doors weighing their options....

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