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Equipment – Buy, Rent, RTO, RPO, Lease - Which One???

8/8/2018
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Construction equipment is a necessary tool to perform many types of construction work. How to acquire the equipment has a significant effect on the financial aspect of a company. There are many options which should be considered when temporarily or permanently acquiring a piece of gear. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/news/equipment-buy-rent-rto-rpo-lease-which-one/

Duration:00:08:17

Inventory Tracking: A Money Saver

7/26/2018
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Construction companies have inventories that should be managed to improve efficiency and, in turn, improve the bottom line. Consider a mobile solution or at least one that gets away from the clipboard. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/news/inventory-tracking-a-money-saver/

Duration:00:05:13

Top 10: Basic Business Etiquette

7/21/2018
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Landing the work has enough challenges in meeting the scope, schedule, and cost requirements of the client. You’re defeating yourself if you can’t be polite and practice simple business etiquette. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/news/top-10-basic-business-etiquette/

Duration:00:05:28

The Unilateral Change Order

7/13/2018
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The purpose of a change order is to add work to an existing contract. Ideally, this work is added with mutually agreeable terms in scope, time, and cost. These terms often cannot be agreed upon and contractors feel coerced into signing the document. Consider not signing the change order. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/news/the-unilateral-change-order/

Duration:00:06:14

Project Management Triple Constraint

7/5/2018
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There’s an adage, fast/cheap/good, pick any two. This relates to the Project Management Triple Constraint. It also has other names like Iron Triangle, and Project Triangle. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/audio/project-management-triple-constraint/

Duration:00:03:31

Cost versus Price

6/26/2018
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Cost and price are two different measures of money in a construction bid. Knowing the difference is fundamental and can improve profit. Read along: https://www.runjobsoftware.com/audio/cost-versus-price/

Duration:00:08:22

Two for Today: Taxes and Fuel

6/21/2018
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Do two things today to improve your company: (1) check to make sure you are current on your 940 and 941 taxes and (2) make sure you’re reviewing your fuel bill. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/runjob-review/two-for-today-taxes-and-fuel/

Duration:00:05:41

A Quickie on DEF

6/11/2018
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DEF stands for Diesel Exhaust Fluid. It’s a liquid. The liquid is injected in the exhaust stream after the engine and before the catalytic converter. A thermodynamic reaction occurs and what comes out of the tail pipe is “clean”.

Duration:00:04:20

Plans Constructability Review: Why, When, & What?

5/30/2018
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A constructability review of a plan set can greatly benefit the project. On the surface, it looks like it benefits primarily the Owner, but the benefits to the design team and contractor can also be significant. All project parties should encourage this service on their projects. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/news/plans-constructability-review-why-when-and-what/

Duration:00:06:15

Credit Unions versus Banks

5/24/2018
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A credit union is a viable option for many small businesses. Consider the advantages of a credit union over a traditional bank. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/audio/credit-unions-versus-banks/

Duration:00:05:31

Conversion of Inches to Feet (in decimals)

5/18/2018
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Length in the United States is still primarily measured using inches and feet – inches add up to feet add up to yards add up to miles. These are called Imperial units. The vastly more common way on the planet of measuring distance is by using the metric system – millimeters add up to centimeters add up to meters add up to kilometers. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/news/conversion-of-inches-to-feet-in-decimals/

Duration:00:01:45

An RFI can Satisfy Notice Requirement, said the Feds

5/8/2018
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Possibly the leading cause of contractor claim denials – lack of proper notice – just got a little bit easier for contractors thanks to the U.S. Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals’ conclusion that a request for information (RFI) can satisfy a notice requirement under F.A.R.

Duration:00:07:09

Balance Sheet – Knowing the Basics of Liabilities

4/30/2018
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The balance sheet says a great deal about a company. If you’re a business owner you better know how to read your own, as well as that of your clients and subcontractors. This week we discuss the Liabilities section. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/runjob/balance-sheet-knowing-basics-liabilities/

Duration:00:05:19

Estimate Handoff – Estimators to Field Team

4/30/2018
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It’s great that your estimators just landed a new project, but your competitive advantage can be lost without a synchronized handoff to the field team. Make sure to have a formal meeting between the estimating and project management teams before the project starts. Estimator knows best. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/news/estimate-handoff-estimators-field-team/

Duration:00:05:25

Why track extra costs…and how?

4/30/2018
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Whether you use a functional cost coding system to track the cost of your original scope or not, it is imperative that you accurately account for costs outside of your base scope. Learn why, and how, to account for these extra costs outside of your original scope. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/news/track-extra-costsand/

Duration:00:05:25

The “All Zeroes One” Code Prevents Lost A/P Invoices

4/30/2018
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A key component of job cost reporting is accurate posting of accounts payable (A/P). The time between receiving the invoice in the mail and posting it to your job cost reports can be fatal to a job, or a company. The answer is to not let the invoice out of the main office until it’s been posted to the project. Use the “all zeroes one” code to capture this cost in a job immediately. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/news/the-all-zeroes-one-code-prevents-lost-ap-invoices/

Duration:00:04:50

Calc. of Workers’ Comp, Gen. Liab. & Bond in your Est.

4/28/2018
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Many estimators do not understand how workers’ compensation, general liability, and bond costs are calculated. This article discusses these calculations and how to properly include them in your bid. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/runjob-review/calculationofworkerscomp/

Duration:00:04:44

The $5 Casio: Your Best Tool

4/28/2018
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With all of today’s fancy and complex tools available in the marketplace, nothing is more important than simple calculations (and common sense). Rely on simplicity and basic math to check your work. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/news/casio/

Duration:00:01:58

Here’s where you should be using QR Codes today in your Construction Company

4/28/2018
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If you have a discrete thing that you want to know about or report about now, use QR codes. Don’t be wary of the technology or think it’s a hassle to use. It’s simple and powerful technology. You can use it today. You need it. One email or phone call to us and you’ll have it – we know construction, period. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/news/heres-using-qr-codes-today-construction-company/

Duration:00:04:48

Engineers and Architects Gotta Step It Up

4/28/2018
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Contractors for as long as I can remember have been taking on risk that is not theirs to take. Engineers and architects can do a much better job of protecting projects by improving design and management of the construction process. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/news/engineers-architects-gotta-step/

Duration:00:04:07