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- Dawn Killough
Construction Warranty Types: What Are Contractors Responsible for — and for How Long?

A warranty is any representation made by one party that another can and will rely on. Simply put, it’s a promise that something will be done a certain way. There are several types of construction warranty that contractors need to be aware of — both during the construction phase and after. Types of construction warranties […] The post Construction Warranty Types: What Are Contractors Responsible for — and for How Long? appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Tom Scalisi
Want to Start a Construction Company? Answer These 8 Questions First

Starting a construction business could be one of the most exciting times of a person’s life. Taking the plunge, going against the grain, and being your own boss all require a lot of courage. But, all the bravery in the world won’t do a bit of good if you don’t know how to start a […] The post Want to Start a Construction Company? Answer These 8 Questions First appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Tom Scalisi
North Dakota Contractor Licensing: Guide to Requirements

If you’re considering starting a contracting business in North Dakota, you should be proud of yourself. Going out on your own and starting a business is a big deal. Once you’re the boss, you’ll be able to make your schedule, work with the customers you actually enjoy working with, and take the types of projects […] The post North Dakota Contractor Licensing: Guide to Requirements appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Marissa Minter
How a Growing Plumbing Company in Texas Uses Lien Rights to Take on Bigger Jobs

If you’ve ever been in charge of receivables at a construction company, you know that getting paid isn’t always easy. Before the fall of 2020, Kim Fannin — the office manager at Chabert Plumbing in Texas — constantly dealt with the pain of chasing down payments on top of dealing with her day-to-day billing and […] The post How a Growing Plumbing Company in Texas Uses Lien Rights to Take on Bigger Jobs appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Dawn Killough
Do Contractors Need Builder’s Risk Insurance?

Insurance is one of the most important investments a company makes. It protects them from unforeseen damages due to actions outside their control. There are many types of insurance available to contractors. One of the most important is builder’s risk insurance, also known as “course of construction” insurance. Builder’s risk insurance protects contractors from damages […] The post Do Contractors Need Builder’s Risk Insurance? appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Jason Plautz

Cities need at least $10.6 billion to fund more than 300 sustainable infrastructure projects, according to a survey of 97 U.S. cities.  [...]

- Zachary Phillips

After Skanska U.K., the Australian contractor is the second major player to forego fossil fuels in the country. [...]

- Zachary Phillips

Oregon OSHA is investigating the death of an unnamed roofer, who collapsed on June 28, the hottest day on record in the state, and later died in the hospital. [...]

- Zachary Phillips

Far smaller than Biden's American Jobs Plan, the bipartisan bill will next enter a phase of debates and amendments. [...]

- Nelson Balido

President Joe Biden's stop-work order on construction of a southern border barrier doesn’t mean the end of contract opportunities for private companies, writes security expert Nelson Balido. [...]

Contractor Blames Demise On Dispute With FDOT

The contractor is winding down operations and walking away from six ongoing contracts. [...]

House Approves Construction Hikes in 2022 Spending Bills

Interplay between appropriations and bipartisan infrastructure framework is yet to be determined. [...]

Solution Brief: Drawing Management for Construction

Keep all your site and project diagrams up to date with a single database platform that allows your team to share, revise and approve drawings in real time, from any location and on any device. [...]

What Tools Can Help with Resource Planning in Construction Project Management?

Due to the unique and complex nature of project management within the construction industry, companies should think carefully about the technology they are using to accomplish this function. Thankfully, there are purpose-built tools that deliver industry-specific modules and features to keep even the busiest contractor’s many jobs on track. [...]

Webinar: Profiting from Data-Driven Decisions with CMiC Analytics

As construction companies take on more projects, the data they need to capture, analyze and leverage grows substantially. Furthermore, as they continue adopting new information technologies, they find themselves drowning in an ever-growing ‘ocean of data’ from job sites, subcontractors, accounting and forecasting systems, designs and drawings and many other sources. [...]