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- Tom Scalisi
Utah Contractor Licensing: Learn the Rules, Requirements & Penalties

If you’re considering starting a contracting business or taking on new projects in Utah, getting licensed is one of the first steps you’ll need to take. This guide to Utah contractor licensing requirements contains everything you need to know to do construction work legally in the Beehive State. Related: The Ultimate Guide to Contractor Licensing […] The post Utah Contractor Licensing: Learn the Rules, Requirements & Penalties appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Dawn Killough
How to Collect on a Judgment Lien

When a contractor successfully forecloses on a mechanics lien or wins any civil lawsuit, they walk out of court with a judgment. But their work isn’t done — they still have to collect the money. A judgment lien is a legal tool that a creditor can use to enforce their right to payment as a […] The post How to Collect on a Judgment Lien appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Tom Scalisi
Primoris Services Corporation (PSC): A Subcontractor’s Payment Guide

As a subcontractor, you probably spend a lot of your time lining up jobs with general contractors, hoping to keep the job funnel as full as possible. But, aligning your company with a larger general contractor — like Primoris Services Corporation, for instance — might mean more jobs and better growth. That is if your […] The post Primoris Services Corporation (PSC): A Subcontractor’s Payment Guide appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Dawn Killough
Trade Credit: The Benefits & Risks to Contractors and Suppliers

Construction is a cash-hungry business. Because contractors don’t get paid until after they perform their work, they often need to find alternative ways to purchase materials for a project up front. One of the most common types of supplier financing options is trade credit. Trade credit accounts offer low-cost financing to contractors so they can […] The post Trade Credit: The Benefits & Risks to Contractors and Suppliers appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Marissa Minter
How a Lumber Supplier Uses Software to Manage Risk and Send Notices Faster

Since the middle of 2020, there has been a shortage of lumber across the country. Despite this shortage, Wilson Lumber – an Alabama-based lumber and building materials supplier – has been doing just fine. “Right now, the main thing we’re doing is increasing a lot of customers’ limits because everyone is buying even though the […] The post How a Lumber Supplier Uses Software to Manage Risk and Send Notices Faster appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Joe Bousquin

Construction firms that follow these guidelines are six times safer than the industry average, according to Associated Builders and Contractors. [...]

- Dan Ennis

The cutoff comes nearly four weeks before the Paycheck Protection Program was slated to end.  [...]

- Kim Slowey

The children's research hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, is behind schedule in meeting its space requirements, joining other healthcare providers nationally that are ramping up expansion plans.   [...]

- Zachary Phillips

Despite a lack of agreement on how much should be spent, politicians on both sides of the aisle are pushing projects that would improve their districts. [...]

- Joe Bousquin

While the mixed-use development hit delays due to the pandemic, the logistics of building at one of the busiest intersections in the world also became easier with the emptying of New York City. [...]

Forensics Firm DNV Tapped to Probe Mexico City Subway Collapse

Details about the investigation into the May 3 crash will be revealed May 10. [...]

Studies Show Pay Inequities Are A Symptom of Broader Gender Biases

Experts agreed that workplace inclusion and equity is not just about doing the right thing, it's also about growing a company's bottom line. [...]

Line 5 Deadline Looms as Enbridge, Mich. Governor Dig in Over Shutdown Threat

Citing spill risks, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) set a May 13 deadline to shut down the portion of the oil and natural gas line that runs through the straits of Mackinac between the state and Ontario, but Canada opposes closure. [...]

Biden Highlights Deficient Calcasieu River Bridge In Infrastructure Pitch

During a May 6 visit to Louisiana, President Joe Biden highlighted the structurally deficient I-10 bridge over the Calcasieu River in Lake Charles as an example of a project his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan could help fund. [...]

Construction Jobs Flat in April, But Unemployment Rate Falls

Totals pulled down by loss of 11,800 jobs in nonresidential specialty trade firms. [...]