Construction Schedule

Posted on
Managing projects with Microsoft Excel

About five years ago, Ed Castle began managing all his projects using Microsoft... More

Posted on
Honest Scheduling

Michael Howes of MCB Construction, Woodside, Calif., says the schedule is the most... More

Posted on
Q+A: Sub Standards

What do you do to ensure that subs show up on time and communicate with on-site supervisors? More

Posted on
Maximizing profit by completing projects on time

Increasing field efficiency means improved margins, but some tactics are better than others. Purchasing inferior materials is shortsighted because you will have to spend warranty dollars down the line. Using less expensive subcontractors may also increase future warranty costs, but worse is the potential loss in customer satisfaction from subs not treating clients as well as your regular subs do. More

Posted on
Tips From the Trades

Ask a group of remodelers what they can learn from trade contractors, and you'll likely get a lot of muttering and more than your fair share of smirks. Trade contractors ómore commonly known as subcontractors ó are not perfect, of course, but they do some things very well, even better than (gasp!) general contractors. More

Posted on
Communicating your payment schedule

Some potential customers need to hear about the payment schedule information at our initial meeting. However, we usually discuss the payment schedule after we have gone over the base bid and described what the next steps or processes with our firm will be. More

Posted on
Helping clients with product selection

Making product selections can be a frustrating part of the reduction deadlines.... More

Posted on
Jobsite Paperwork, Part 4

The key to staying on schedule and eliminating costly forgetfulness is to use a form to carefully plan your project, day by day. More

Posted on
Enjoy the Trip

At Brothers Strong, we think of the term "takeoff" not as an estimate but rather as that point in time when a project is passed from sales to production and a job takes flight. On large-scale remodeling jobs -- whether large-scale to you is $20,000 or $200,000 -- the systems you develop are the only thing to fall back on when surprises hit. More

Posted on
Think about the purpose behind each task

There's a difference, and the extent to which you, your employees, and subs... More

RSS
Close X