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Can Lean Construction Help Decrease Late Payments?

Can Lean Construction Help Decrease Late Payments?

April 6, 2021

The construction industry is vast. From start to finish, it includes initial planning to building to marketing and selling. With a team of architects, designers, contractors, engineers, and real estate agents, even just one project includes countless professionals. As the number of participants increases, businesses and individuals may see repercussions. Overproduction, a lack of communication,

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How to Select a Debt Collection Agency for Construction Companies

How to Select a Debt Collection Agency for Construction Companies

April 1, 2021

Payment collection is one of the biggest and most stressful challenges that companies face in the construction sector. When payments do not come on time, bigger financial troubles are highly likely to follow. This is true especially in an industry like construction that heavily depends on managing supply chains and credit payments. Since late payments

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How to Sign a Virginia Conditional Waiver and Release Upon Final Payment

How to Sign a Virginia Conditional Waiver and Release Upon Final Payment

March 30, 2021

Construction participants often sign lien waivers in exchange for payment. Once they sign a lien waiver, they forfeit their right to filing a mechanics lien since they already received their payment. Sometimes, however, payments do not go through, and clients do not always pay as they promised. When this happens, the type of lien waiver

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Common Credit Problems in the Construction Supply Chain

Common Credit Problems in the Construction Supply Chain

March 25, 2021

The construction industry is unlike other businesses, especially when we look closer at its distinct credit policies and supply chain processes. Construction projects involve multiple stakeholders, and a single project can take on multiple designers, subcontractors, and material suppliers before it gets completed. The financial aspect of managing a construction business is also unique in

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How to File a Delaware Contractor Certification of Payment: When to Sign and Best Practices

How to File a Delaware Contractor Certification of Payment: When to Sign and Best Practices

March 23, 2021

In Delaware, property owners of residential projects may withhold final payment from a general contractor until the latter serves a document known as a certification of payment. A contractor certification of payment in Delaware is a document that allows a general contractor to prove that they have made the necessary payments to all subcontractors and

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How to Make Effective Construction Collection Calls

How to Make Effective Construction Collection Calls

March 18, 2021

Late payments are, unfortunately, a regular occurrence in the construction business. Periodic payment delinquencies can affect the health of a company’s cash flow, and they could even result in bigger financial troubles down the road. Construction businesses must therefore have an effective and efficient payment collection process. Before you send your unpaid accounts to third-party

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Guide to Signing a Delaware Unconditional Waiver and Release Upon Final Payment

Guide to Signing a Delaware Unconditional Waiver and Release Upon Final Payment

March 16, 2021

Lien waivers are commonly exchanged throughout the course of a construction project. By letting construction parties waive their lien rights upon payment, lien waivers protect property owners from fraudulent mechanics lien claims. However, construction participants must be very careful before they sign away their right to filing a mechanics lien. In states like Delaware, there

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How to Optimize the Construction Order-to-Cash Process

How to Optimize the Construction Order-to-Cash Process

March 11, 2021

Completing a sale in construction does not have to be a lengthy and complicated process. From receiving an order to delivering the materials all the way to receiving the payment, there are always ways to improve and optimize the entire order-to-cash cycle. Quick linksWhat is an order-to-cash process or OTC?Why is the O2C cycle important?What

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Guide to Signing an Ohio Unconditional Waiver and Release Upon Progress Payment

Guide to Signing an Ohio Unconditional Waiver and Release Upon Progress Payment

March 9, 2021

In states like California, lien waivers are regulated by the state. There are statutory lien waiver forms, and each form contains a warning and clear statements about the type of lien waiver that you are signing. Such is not the case in Ohio. There are no statutory lien waiver forms in Ohio, so construction participants

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Florida Notice to Owner: How to Send an NTO

Florida Notice to Owner: How to Send an NTO

March 8, 2021

This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process in properly serving your Notice to Owner, from finding the required information to avoiding the most common mistakes contractors and suppliers make in fulfilling the NTO requirement.

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