Conley Smith

  • FAQs Every Contractor Should Know About Section 179

    FAQs Every Contractor Should Know About Section 179

    " We get it. Unless you’re an accountant, tax lawyer, or just love obscure and complicated tax laws, Section 179 of the U.S. Tax Code may sound like a real snooze. Even so, this is the perfect...

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  • Why 60% of Estimators Still Use Spreadsheets

    Why 60% of Estimators Still Use Spreadsheets

    " It’s not a surprise to learn that accountants love spreadsheets. They like them so much that finance executives who once threatened to replace the popular software Excel were greeted with the...

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  • It’s Back! $1 Million Tax Break

    It’s Back! $1 Million Tax Break

    " Despite recession fears and stock market jitters, construction demand and activity have held steady this year with backlogs dipping only slightly in most areas of the U.S. In fact, employment...

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  • On-Screen Takeoff Lands Again in FrontRunners Quadrant

    On-Screen Takeoff Lands Again in FrontRunners Quadrant

    " Once again, On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid were named to the FrontRunners Quadrant for Construction Estimating Software by Software Advice. Ranking second with an overall score of 8.78 in the...

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  • Navigating the Ever-Tightening Labor Crunch

    Navigating the Ever-Tightening Labor Crunch

    " It’s been a long, hot, busy summer for most everyone in the construction industry. If you’ve had a moment to catch your breath, you’ve probably noticed backlogs are still running nearly nine...

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  • How Tech is Leveling Preconstruction Playing Field

    How Tech is Leveling Preconstruction Playing Field

    " First, the good news: construction professionals no longer must live by spreadsheets alone.Now, the complicated news: adopting new technology is not a one-and-done process. As file cabinets...

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  • Getting Hired: How to Find Your Next Cost Estimating Job

    Getting Hired: How to Find Your Next Cost Estimating Job

    " With the construction industry adding 33,000 net new jobs in April, it’s not surprising that demand is running high for nearly all construction positions. Project backlogs that are nearly nine...

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  • Navigating the Cost Estimating Jungle 

    Navigating the Cost Estimating Jungle 

    " Estimating—it can be a jungle out there. Bid too low and you may win the project and lose your shirt. Bid too high and you could be left wondering how you arrived at such bad numbers in the...

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  • Five Steps to Build a Better Bid

    Five Steps to Build a Better Bid

    " Ask any cost estimator. Estimating is perfected through experience, practice, and intuition. They’ll also say estimators must doggedly pursue missing project details before finalizing their bid....

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  • Construction Estimators Are in High Demand

    Construction Estimators Are in High Demand

    " What does a construction estimator, machine learning engineer, and a veterinarian have in common? We’ll give you a hint—they’re all in high demand and have salaries to match, according to...

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  • Offsite Construction Gaining Momentum

    Offsite Construction Gaining Momentum

    " When it comes to laying blame for the productivity problems plaguing most construction jobsites, there is no lack of fingers to point. Is it the critical labor shortage? Incomplete project...

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  • 3D Printed Homes Go from Science-Fiction to Reality  

    3D Printed Homes Go from Science-Fiction to Reality  

    " It seems everywhere you turn lately has been another article about advances in 3D printing and its impact on the construction industry. The news has been non-stop—whether it’s about how 3D...

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  • Let Project Express Rescue Your In-Box

    Let Project Express Rescue Your In-Box

    " For many estimators, the days of working with full-size plans and a single digitizer are a thing of the past. Today, they no longer check for faxes from subcontractors or distribute multiple...

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  • How to Win the Tech Talent War and Grow Your Backlog

    How to Win the Tech Talent War and Grow Your Backlog

    " What comes to mind when you think of the critical labor shortage plaguing the construction industry? People in hard hats operating jackhammers and driving backhoes? Yes, hourly craft positions...

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  • 3 Reasons Contractors Should Step Outside Tech Comfort Zone

    3 Reasons Contractors Should Step Outside Tech Comfort Zone

    " Let’s say you’re a small roofing contractor using a proprietary, Excel-based tool for estimating. Sure, there are more sophisticated tools out there, but you stick with what you know rather than...

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  • Don’t Skip the Training with New Estimating Tools

    Don’t Skip the Training with New Estimating Tools

    " It’s a busy time in the construction industry. If you’re a project manager or an estimator, it may be a good opportunity to push for new digital tools. With nearly all contractors struggling to...

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  • Red-Hot Construction Market Demands Right Tech Tools

    Red-Hot Construction Market Demands Right Tech Tools

    " If contractors thought 2018 was a record-setting year for the construction industry, they should probably hold on tight for 2019. The latest statistics show that construction is heating up fast...

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  • Is BIM Poised to Break Through?

    Is BIM Poised to Break Through?

    " Contractors—from flooring to roofing—have heard it all before. The construction industry is slow to adopt new tech tools and has a serious productivity problem. Reversing this trend with the...

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  • Stop Wasting Time and Money Estimating by Hand

    Stop Wasting Time and Money Estimating by Hand

    " When you work for a construction technology company, it’s easy to make assumptions— especially when you’re attending a leading trade show like World of Concrete. You assume most attendees are...

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  • Put Down the Phone! Time to Create Your Mobile Policy

    Put Down the Phone! Time to Create Your Mobile Policy

    " When it comes to investing its hard-earned dollars in technology, you can’t say the construction industry hasn’t been consistent. As in recent years, the 2018 JBKnowledge Construction Technology...

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