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- John Revak
Lis Pendens & The Lien Process: 3 Things Contractors Need to Know

Collecting payment in full and on time is an ordeal that construction businesses face on a regular basis. Fortunately, contractors have an incredibly powerful payment tools at their disposal: the mechanics lien. The process of claiming a lien can be complicated, from calculating notice deadlines to determining the lien amount. One step in the lien […] The post Lis Pendens & The Lien Process: 3 Things Contractors Need to Know appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Tom Scalisi
Contractor’s Guide to Overhead Costs in Construction

Overhead costs in construction can be a heck of a thing to pin down. On the surface, it looks simple: Overhead is the cost of doing business. But in reality, there are several types of overhead costs. Rather than lumping the types into one arbitrary construction overhead percentage and tacking it onto every bid, they […] The post Contractor’s Guide to Overhead Costs in Construction appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Tom Scalisi
15 Construction Certifications to Advance Your Career at Any Stage

As a construction professional, you’re constantly learning and obtaining experience, increasing your value at every turn. You should also be searching for ways to mark that experience so you can compete for promotions or become more marketable to a prospective employer. One of the best ways to prove you have what it takes is to […] The post 15 Construction Certifications to Advance Your Career at Any Stage appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Marissa Minter
Lawson Roofing Case Study: Protecting More Jobs with Less Hassle Using Lien Rights Software

Lisa Wright is the controller at Lawson Roofing — a family-owned contractor that has been providing roofing and waterproofing services around San Francisco since 1907. Her day-to-day can get extremely busy as she manages all of the company’s accounting, project administration, and human resources.  Thankfully, she has a great team reporting to her, and she […] The post Lawson Roofing Case Study: Protecting More Jobs with Less Hassle Using Lien Rights Software appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Piper Browne
Why an ERP System Switch Is the Perfect Time to Automate Lien Rights & Risk Management

If you’re reading this blog post, you’re probably well aware that nothing in the construction industry is simple. With so many moving parts and people involved, many contractors lean on different software services to keep it all straight. One of the most common and comprehensive of which is an ERP, aka Enterprise Resource Planning.  What is […] The post Why an ERP System Switch Is the Perfect Time to Automate Lien Rights & Risk Management appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Matthew Thibault

A new study found that while problems with the country's "call before you dig" system are large, they can be mitigated. [...]

- Sebastian Obando

The head of Volumetric Building Companies shares why he purchased the bankrupt firm's California factory and how he will avoid similar pitfalls. [...]

- Matthew Thibault

The 2021 Construction Startup Competition, sponsored by materials giant Cemex, awards solutions that take on key industry challenges. [...]

- Ryan Golden

The legislation's effect on the construction industry will likely be minimal, as most firms that work with the federal government already pay a higher wage. [...]

- Leslie Shaver

Some companies may explore spinning off separate LLCs, but the chances of success are low, according to guidance from attorneys and the government. [...]

An Iowa landscaping contractor, already barred from state and federal projects, now stands accused of dodging upwards of $1 million in taxes. [...]

Samsung Picks Texas for $17B Semiconductor Plant

The Samsung plant project comes amid a shortage in semiconductors impacting other industries. [...]

Gulfstream Aerospace to Build Sustainable Aircraft Service Facility in Mesa

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. plans to construct a $70-million sustainable 225,000-sq-ft aircraft service center at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in southeast Mesa. [...]

Does Construction's Past Contain Clues to Its Future?

Brian Bowen's new book describes the painful development and glories of the American construction industry. [...]

US Supreme Court Ruling Sets Precedent in State Groundwater Dispute

Nov. 22 decision rejecting 15-year Mississippi claim against Tennessee over impacts in shared aquifer use will have bearing for other states, particularly as climate change affects water resources, water sector observers say. [...]