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Guest Blog: Daily Records and Daily Reports

Guest Blog: Daily Records and Daily Reports

Daily records, or reports, are important, yet the Project Manager often leaves them for other staff to prepare and submit. These reports may be referred to in the event of a contractual dispute, therefore they must be accurate and, if possible, signed by the client or their […]

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Guest Blog: Don’t let Negative Cashflow destroy your Company

Guest Blog: Don’t let Negative Cashflow destroy your Company

Negative cash flow probably causes more construction companies to run into financial trouble (leading to their closure) than any other cause. Even a profitable construction project can cause a company financial problems if the cash flow is negative. Negative cash flow is when the construction company is […]

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The Construction Industry: Small Order Versus Big Order

The Construction Industry: Small Order Versus Big Order

It is good practise to to make sure that some type of contract is put in place between your subcontractor and/or supplier when procuring their services. I have seen on many occasions, companies placing orders stating; “Please proceed on the basis of your email” or “Please proceed as per […]

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Change Management Tools: Upline & Downline

Change Management Tools: Upline & Downline

We have previously mentioned contractors having a Change Management Strategy in place. Change Management Strategies are made up of tools that are at the disposal of the Contractor. These tools can be spilt into 2 divisions and termed: Upline Downline “Upline” is where there is a change […]

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Guest Blog: Payment of Subcontractors and Suppliers

Guest Blog: Payment of Subcontractors and Suppliers

Sometimes subcontractors or suppliers aren’t paid correctly. This could result in them being overpaid, paid for work that’s defective or incomplete or them being paid late which could result in disputes. Many subcontractors are keen to complete the easy work in their contract, and claim as much […]

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Guest Blog: Ensure Your Project has Positive Cash Flow

Guest Blog: Ensure Your Project has Positive Cash Flow

Cash flow is the life blood of every construction company.  Failure to manage cash flow properly could lead to the demise of the company. This article discusses what steps Company Managers and Project Managers can implement to improve cash flow. Cash flow can be improved by implementing […]

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Guest Blog: Why Isn’t Your Construction Project Profitable?

Guest Blog: Why Isn’t Your Construction Project Profitable?

There are many reasons that cause projects to lose money, and often more than one for a particular loss. Some reasons may be: There are too many people. Inadequate, poor or insufficient supervision. The wrong mix of trades and skills. Poor worker morale. Poor discipline and time-keeping. […]

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Guest Blog: Don’t Make a Mistake when you Price your Next Construction Project

Guest Blog: Don’t Make a Mistake when you Price your Next Construction Project

Great excitement – you have just been awarded a new project. Then elation fades as reality sinks in. You have to construct that project, do that work, for that price, under those conditions, in that time frame and for that client. Who was the idiot who priced […]

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Reasons to Examine Your Next Contract

Reasons to Examine Your Next Contract

Before you put pen to paper, make sure you know what you’re signing up to. Here are a few reasons why you should examine your next contract…

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A Guide to Change Management

A Guide to Change Management

Saving time, money and any confusion – we give a basic guide to change management tools & strategy…

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