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By Roy Rasmussen

In the construction business, winning bids is everything. Even a small increase in your winning percentage can mean a substantial boost in revenue. One easy but important way you can boost your bid winning percentage is by making your bid proposals look more professional. A good-looking proposal makes you stand out from rival bidders and increasing your odds of winning the contract. Here are three simple but effective keys to making your bid proposals look more professional and win more contracts.

Blog 116 Labor Shortage SolutionsBy Brian Binke

Even though we are aware of the many factors that caused the skilled labor crisis, and there’s still no universal remedy for the labor shortage, there are some recommended steps that organizations can take to help attract and retain talent in the construction industry. 

Blog 115 Construction Labor ShortageBy Brian Binke

A skilled labor crisis has burdened organizations of all sizes in the construction industry for much of the past decade. Construction recruiting is as competitive as it has ever been as experts point to a variety of different causes ranging from retirement and increased building demand to the recession and a lack of vocational programs. Even though many CEOs might have their own reasons why there is labor shortage, it’s important to understand how each of these reasons have played a part in creating it in order to find legitimate solutions. 

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image1By Lauren Topor-Reichert

Before you start that backyard deck addition or begin to break ground on that extended master suite project you’ve been thinking about, you should know that all home improvements are not created equal. Some improvements have high returns, while others can be major flops when it comes time to sell. What are buyers looking for these days? And, what are homeowners working on? Here are four exterior projects that are popular today.

Blog 112 Construction TeamBy Brian Binke

Building a high performing construction team takes careful thought and strategizing. In addition to hiring talented construction professionals, you need to train each team member to have the right combination of skills so that they are performing at their best. This includes developing their ability to collaborate, concentrate, and manage their stress. You also need systems in place to reinforce trust, productivity and efficiency.

shutterstock 749639473By Alessandra de Faria

Although there's no general technique for spec'ing trucks in every organization, companies employing the use of trucks in construction operations should familiarize themselves with certain aspects of the trucks in their fleet to ensure they're ready for any job. Weight requirements, operations, chassis selection and other variables should be considered when spec'ing trucks. Here are several steps you can take to ensure your fleet is prepared for any job site.

Blog 103 Construction TrendsBy Brian Binke

The demand for skilled construction candidates continues to grow as a number of noteworthy projects and other compelling announcements are being made in the construction space. From an increase in healthcare construction, to increasing construction costs and wages, and the introduction of a new building standard, there is a lot to talk about in the current construction market. 

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By Michelle Kennedy Hogan

Let's face it, when it comes to cyberattacks, many construction companies and contractors think they're immune. Why? Usually because construction isn't a "tech" industry. Since so many construction companies rely on smaller contractors, it is often thought that a cyberattack would be fruitless because there are just too many components in a large construction project. That, unfortunately, is just not true.

Blog 96 Job AutonomyBy Brian Binke

Leaders are responsible for making sure the whole construction team has the confidence they need to do their job to the best of their ability. It is easy to underestimate how important autonomy is to retention and overall job satisfaction. If employees do not feel like they have the ability to set their own path, they frequently look for another job that gives them more freedom. By emphasizing job autonomy, leaders can build trust, improve innovation, eliminate confusion and increase job satisfaction. 

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