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Navigating Tough Times: Financial Traps to Avoid for Construction Businesses

Navigating Tough Times: Financial Traps to Avoid for Construction Businesses

January 26, 2023

We’ve been hearing a lot in recent months about the possibility of an impending recession and how to buckle up and prepare for it. It makes sense that the thought of a recession can be overwhelming for many company owners and industry leaders, and conjure up images of widespread layoffs, fiercer competition, or even worse, […]

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Business Pay Apps: Leveraging Payment Applications in the Construction Industry

Business Pay Apps: Leveraging Payment Applications in the Construction Industry

January 13, 2023

This article is from our friends at Dialpad. Like most modern industries, the construction industry is adapting to new technologies. Over the last 20 years, tech has revolutionized every aspect of business. This ranges from the use of email to the integration of sales enablement software. Technology is everywhere, and this rate of change is […]

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Impactful Benefits of Digitizing Payroll Management in Construction

Impactful Benefits of Digitizing Payroll Management in Construction

November 28, 2022

This article is from our friends at factoHR. Digitization is bringing the construction industry into the modern day. Technology has helped contractors complete their projects in just half the time, along with increased safety measures. Today, tech is mandatory to achieve efficiency and save costs. Digital solutions are also helpful to construction businesses in dealing with […]

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Top 8 Construction Project Management Challenges & Their Solutions

Top 8 Construction Project Management Challenges & Their Solutions

October 24, 2022

This article is from our friends at SmartTask. Construction project managers act as a liaison between the on-site construction crew and the client, ensuring that everyone is on the same page and the client’s expectations are met. However, it is not that easy. There are many potential pitfalls and challenges in the life of a […]

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6 Years Later: Revisiting McKinsey’s “Imagining construction’s digital future”

6 Years Later: Revisiting McKinsey’s “Imagining construction’s digital future”

October 7, 2022

It's been 6 years since McKinsey's bold report on construction's digital future. This article explores where we're at today.

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Guide to the Quebec Notice to Owner: Protect Your Lien Rights

Guide to the Quebec Notice to Owner: Protect Your Lien Rights

September 26, 2022

If you're doing business in construction in Quebec, it's important to be familiar with the hypothec laws and ensure that your bases are covered so you'll have recourse in case issues with payment come up.

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Guide to Legal Construction Hypothecs in Quebec: Your Lien Rights and Responsibilities

Guide to Legal Construction Hypothecs in Quebec: Your Lien Rights and Responsibilities

August 31, 2022

Many construction companies and professionals risk insolvency just after one bad project where they fail to collect payments. The prevalence of non-payment is why there are laws in Canada that protect construction stakeholders, whether due to delinquent clients or insolvency, on the part of the payer. Construction liens also called hypothecs, act as security–attached to […]

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Four Invoice Tips to Speed up Customer Payments in Construction

Four Invoice Tips to Speed up Customer Payments in Construction

August 6, 2022

This is a guest article from our friends at Patriot Software. You just completed a major construction project for a client. Sure, you received a partial upfront payment. But now, it’s time to collect the rest of your hard-earned cash. So, you give the client an invoice, and then … crickets. One week goes by. […]

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How to File a Mechanics Lien in California

How to File a Mechanics Lien in California

July 15, 2022

Payment delays and non-payment are not unusual in construction. Mechanics liens exist to protect construction professionals from unpaid work. This article discusses how mechanics liens work in California, who they are for, and how contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers can ensure their mechanics lien is valid and enforceable in the even they need to use […]

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California Preliminary Notice for Private Works: Facts and Timelines

California Preliminary Notice for Private Works: Facts and Timelines

July 15, 2022

The California Preliminary Notice, also commonly called the California 20-Day Preliminary Notice, is an important tool to protect payments for contractors and subcontractors. It protects three main avenues of payment recovery in case payment issues arise in a construction project. If you fail to file a preliminary notice or file one that’s deemed invalid, You […]

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