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Cydney Dorsey

Recent Posts by Cydney Dorsey:

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: Best Practices ConstructionOnline Tips & Tricks

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: Financials UDA ConstructionSuite Business Building

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: Best Practices Business Building

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: Scheduling ConstructionOnline Tips & Tricks UDA ConstructionOnline

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: Business Building UDA Technologies

ConstructionOnline Secret Hacks: Daily Logging Reminders

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 Insider Best Practices

6 Surefire Ways to Fail in Construction (and How You Can Beat the Odds)

It's well known that construction companies have one of the highest rates of failure when compared to other new small business ventures. According to Small Business Trends, an award-winning online magazine for small business owners and entrepreneurs, only 36.4% of new construction companies remain open at the 5 year mark. 

Topics: Business Building UDA ConstructionSuite

Online Construction Project Management Software

Used by over 500,000 construction professionals worldwide, ConstructionOnline™ is the leading online construction management program. As the industry evolves, ConstructionOnline is growing with it. With the addition of ConstructionOnline Pro Features, there has never been an easier or more versatile way to begin managing your business straight from the job site.

UDA ConstructionOnline™ is the world's fastest growing collaboration resource for construction professionals. Forget the limitations of traditional construction software programs - now you can have the powerful tools that you need, like Scheduling, Calendars, Project Logging, Change Orders, and To Dos, combined with the freedom of online collaboration that you love. Teamwork and communication have a new name: ConstructionOnline. Learn More


 

About UDA Technologies

UDA Technologies is one of the fastest growing providers of construction productivity software in the United States, Canada, Australia, and 75 countries worldwide with double digit, industry leading revenue growth. Designed for growing businesses, UDA construction software manages over 65 billion dollars of construction annually. Identified as a key partner in construction software technology, UDA Technologies is a Microsoft Partner and a Premier Intuit QuickBooks developer.


 

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