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Cydney Dorsey

Recent Posts by Cydney Dorsey:

Success Spotlight: Peak Improvements

UDA Technologies is the fastest growing provider of construction management software. With over 550,000 users worldwide and exceeding $80 billion in jobs managed every day, our goal remains the same: your success. Our clients are helping to build the world and make a difference in their communities. This post is part of an ongoing series showcasing the work of UDA clients around the globe. This week we'd like to highlight Peak Improvements, and share the story of their success.

Topics: UDA ConstructionOnline UDA ConstructionSuite Success Stories Customer Spotlight

COL Secret Hacks: Custom Calendars

Over half a million users can attest that ConstructionOnline addresses the prevalent project management needs of growing construction firms across the globe -- but do you know about ConstructionOnline’s secret weapons? COL Secret Hacks will point you to ConstructionOnline’s most unique tools, differentiators which truly make ConstructionOnline stand out as the most powerful construction project management system on the web today.

Topics: UDA ConstructionOnline Calendars & Schedules

3 Surprising Ways to Use Punch Lists

Although punch lists are a familiar assessment tool in the construction industry, the many possible ways in which they can be applied are commonly overlooked. We all know that punch lists are the standard for end-of-project walk-thrus and inspections, but have you ever considered using a punch list app to successfully end each phase of a project, or ensure all necessary documentation is completed across the duration of a project? What about measuring your preparedness for a trade show or making sure a lead is fully qualified using a punch list? Below, we provide 3 unconventional yet easy adaptations for the common punch list format:

Topics: ConstructionOnline Tips & Tricks Best Practices

Work In Progress Reporting

A favorite adage of mine is “you can’t improve what you don’t measure.” But you have to know what you want to determine before you can know what needs to be measured. In construction, the industry with the lowest start-up survival rate nationwide*, what most business owners need to know is as simple as this – are we going to make it?

Topics: UDA ConstructionSuite Business Building Financials

Effective Project Management Begins with Project Workflows

Effective project management is at the core of every profitable construction company - you estimate, you plan, and with effective project management, you deliver. Project workflows empower you to deliver quality construction consistently by outlining your path to successful project delivery. 

Topics: UDA ConstructionSuite

3 Factors Essential to Successfully Scaling Your Business

Navigating rapid growth within your company can be tricky business. All too often, companies experiencing rapid growth fall victim to common mistakes which can deliver catastrophic results, like business failure. American business executive and author, Beth Comstock, reminds us that scaling successfully “isn’t just about driving growth. It’s about staying in business.”

Topics: Best Practices

5 Reasons You Are Ready for Software

Your company may have started small, with little to no infrastructure to support the successful scale of your business. However, as you begin to experience periods of rapid growth, you will encounter challenges impairing the profitability, visibility, and quality of your company's jobs. Software plays a major role in helping you navigate these tricky times.

Topics: Business Building Best Practices

ConstructionOnline Secret Hacks: The Stoplight

Over half a million users can attest that ConstructionOnline addresses the prevalent project management needs of growing construction firms across the globe -- but do you know about ConstructionOnline’s secret weapons? COL Secret Hacks will point you to ConstructionOnline’s most unique tools, differentiators which truly make ConstructionOnline stand out as the most powerful construction project management system on the web today.

Topics: UDA ConstructionOnline ConstructionOnline Tips & Tricks Scheduling

Set Achievable Goals for Measurable Success

Webster’s Dictionary says that success is “a favorable or desired outcome.” This means that to develop your definition of success, you will need to first identify the measurable outcomes you are hoping to achieve with your endeavor – allowing you to recognize the milestones of your success as they are reached.

Topics: Business Building Inspiration

Innovative Construction Technologies Emerging from Skilled Labor Shortage

Contractors around the globe have been vocal about the consistent and detrimental labor shortages affecting the construction industry today. At home and abroad, we've seen a decline in the availability of skilled labor, creating additional challenges and pressures in an already high-stakes industry. Some have tried to turn the tide with short-term resolutions like increased pay or added incentives, while others have put off retirement, invested in construction education, or taken on apprenticeships to hopefully address the longer term effects of this alarming decline in key trademembers.

Topics: UDA Technologies Business Building