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Construction Project Scope: What It Is, Why Use It, & How to Define It

Defining a project scope is important for any major project, and construction projects are no different. Because of the multifaceted nature of construction projects, it’s easy to run into problems if you, your client, and your team don’t have a clear picture of everything that is expected out of a project.

This article covers everything you need to know about defining a construction project scope, including what it is, why it’s essential to project management, and some steps you can take to clearly define a project scope, so that your projects and your construction business can be successful.


3 Foundational Tips for Change Management in the Workplace

The world is changing quickly, which means business practices will need to change with it. It’s not unusual to struggle with change in your business. Every business has to grapple with change at one point or another, and it’s a difficult challenge for us all. 

The good news is that if you’re having to make a change in your company, you’re not alone! There are a few ways to help ease and expedite the process. By adjusting your mindset, embracing creativity, and maintaining clear and constant communication, managing workplace change will become much easier.

Topics: Best Practices

8 Key Components of a Successful Construction Business

Wondering why your construction business is becoming less and less profitable year by year? Or maybe you just want to know some proven ways to maintain your business' success?

Here are some of our best tips for creating a repeatable success in your construction business from our experience working with more than 950,000 construction professionals world wide:


Best Construction Photo Documentation Practices

In the construction industry, every detail counts. From the initial site work to final touches, documenting the journey of a construction project is essential. Amidst the chaos of heavy machinery, intricate designs, and tight deadlines, photos serve as the eyes that capture every phase of progress.

However, managing these visual records can be a daunting task. This guide will express the importance of documenting photos for construction projects, how to organize them, and other photo management best practices.

Topics: Best Practices Cloud File Management

The Ultimate Guide to Task Management for Construction Projects

Have you ever been in a situation where the projects you’re managing are consistently falling behind schedule, going over budget, and overall failing due to lack of communication? If so, you know how much damage poor task management can do to your bottom line, and construction projects are no different.

In this guide, we’ll go over how construction professionals like you can use task management to make sure your projects run smoothly; finish on time and under budget; and create more happy clients.


The Ultimate Guide to Construction Document Management

Between contracts, drawings, safety reports, photos, and the countless other construction documents, there is plenty for construction professionals to have to manage. The way a company manages construction documents and other files and photos is crucial for success. The good news? It’s simpler to manage than it seems. With these five quick tips, construction document control is easier than ever. 

Topics: Best Practices Cloud File Management

The Complete Guide to Construction Financial Reporting

If you’ve ever been in a situation where your project is steadily going over budget, your reported finances are often inaccurate, or you end up missing crucial financial insights because of unorganized project financial tracking, we don’t need to tell you the benefits of keeping accurate, organized financial data for all of your projects.

In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about financial reporting for construction projects, including the importance of reports for construction businesses, some important things to include in financial reports, the best way to manage financial reports, the challenges that come with not using financial reports, and some best practices for creating reports.


Retaining Young Workers: 5 Ways to Boost Workplace Morale

As Gen Z workers enter the workforce, employers across all industries are witnessing a noticeable change. In recent years, employee expectations for the workplace have clearly shifted, placing a greater emphasis on workplace morale. To effectively build for the future, business owners should prepare for what these young employees look for in the workplace. 

Topics: Business Building Best Practices

How To Manage Multiple Construction Projects Simultaneously

Managing multiple construction projects as a contractor can be overwhelming, stressful, and time-consuming if you don't stay on top of every aspect of each project; it can cause you to waste time, lose money, and create unhappy clients.

Here are some crucial ways to manage multiple construction projects simultaneously so that you can manage successful projects each and every time.


6 Ways to Accurately Measure Construction Project Success

Accurately measuring the success of a construction project can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for, especially when there are so many different aspects of a construction project to manage. 

Here are a few key performance indicators that can help you in determining whether or not your construction projects are succeeding, as well as some specific ways you can ensure each of those factors are accurately being measured: