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Why be an Engineer: It’s the Mornings

12/4/2018
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I’m proud to say that I am an engineer. You should be proud of your kid if (s)he is going to school for engineering too. You should be proud of yourself if you’re an engineer. http://runjobsoftware.com/news/why-be-an-engineer-its-the-mornings/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

Duration:00:05:52

The Internal Pre-Con: Top 10

11/24/2018
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Contractors usually are mandated to attend a pre-construction meeting with the Owner. There’s no reason not to also have an internal pre-construction meeting. http://runjobsoftware.com/runjob/the-internal-pre-con-top-10/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

Duration:00:06:33

The Construction Daily Report: Why & What

11/15/2018
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The importance of the daily report cannot be overstated. Knowing why to write them and what to put in the report is critical for defense of yourself, and offense against another party. http://runjobsoftware.com/news/the-construction-daily-report-why-what/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

Duration:00:07:59

Spearin and Modified Total Cost Method Adopted in Missouri

11/2/2018
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One of contractors' most reliable defenses, the Spearin Doctrine, has been upheld in a Missouri Court. Certainly, for Missourians, this is a good thing, and to the extent, others may be able to reference this case or use a similar approach in claims, is a win for the construction industry. http://runjobsoftware.com/news/spearin-and-modified-total-cost-method-adopted-in-missouri/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

Duration:00:06:17

Training: Now I See the Value

10/26/2018
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Training is an investment in your company. In your people. And anyone who has had a business knows that the fanciest equipment and tools are still only as good at the workers who use them. Invest in making better workers. http://runjobsoftware.com/runjob-review/training-now-i-see-the-value/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

Duration:00:07:42

Choosing a Construction Consultant

10/16/2018
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Once the decision is made to engage a consultant, choosing the firm to assist you can be one of the biggest challenges. Consider asking key questions to flush out the quality and value of the service. http://runjobsoftware.com/news/choosing-a-construction-consultant/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

Duration:00:08:50

Construction Claims Hierarchy

10/10/2018
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Construction claims are an unfortunate part of the construction process in today’s world. When you have a claim, know the order of hierarchy in your presentation of the data for maximum remuneration from the client. http://runjobsoftware.com/news/construction-claims-hierarchy/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

Duration:00:08:28

Customized Programming: Easy Access and Low Cost

8/28/2018
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There are no perfect software solutions out there for many industries. Many companies must settle for “close enough” to achieve their control goals. If you have relatively simple needs, considering a custom program may vastly improve your efficiency for less cost than you think. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/news/customized-programming-easy-access-and-low-cost/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

Duration:00:05:21

Some Basic Analysis Techniques in Claim Preparation

8/23/2018
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A claim is made because a contractor has lost money and/or time on a project. The method chosen by the contractor to substantiate these costs can vary. Some popular methods of calculating cost are presented. https://www.runjobsoftware.com/runjob-review/some-basic-analysis-techniques-in-claim-preparation/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

Duration:00:08:55

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/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

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/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

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/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

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/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

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/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

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/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

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/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

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”. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

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/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

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/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

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/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therunjobreview/support

Duration:00:01:45