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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 with ease, efficiency, and effectiveness.

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How to Scale a Construction Business without Losing Money

Navigating rapid growth at your construction 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.”

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Learn From the Pros: Construction's Fastest Online Gantt Chart Scheduling

UDA Technologies is the fastest growing provider of construction management software. With over 750,000 users worldwide and exceeding $85 billion in jobs managed every day, our goal remains the same: your success. This post is part of an ongoing series that deep dives into features of our ConstructionOnline project management solution.

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Avoid Communication Breakdown in Construction Projects

It goes without saying that effective communication is crucial for the success of your construction projects. But anyone who has ever spent a day on the jobsite knows just how easily communication can get lost in the chaos - drowned out by the constant changes, shifting timelines, and unforeseen issues that are all in a day's work on any construction project. Miscommunication - or a lack of communication altogether - can lead to costly errors & project delays, and may ultimately compromise the overall quality of the build.

Fortunately, these missteps are completely avoidable when you take steps to streamline communication. Whether it's conveying design changes, addressing safety concerns, providing timely updates, or coordinating complex tasks, implementing simple, convenient solutions to keep your team members connected can enhance collaboration, minimize risk, and keep construction projects running on time and under budget.  

Many construction companies today find that construction management software provides a valuable solution for project communication. By acting as the central hub for all project-related communication, construction management software, like ConstructionOnline, acts as the central hub for all project-related communication and guarantees that everyone from architects and engineers to contractors and laborers remains connected and well-informed.

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Learn From the Pros: Advanced Online Construction Estimating Software

UDA Technologies is the fastest growing provider of construction management software. With over 750,000 users worldwide and exceeding $85 billion in jobs managed every day, our goal remains the same: your success. This post is part of an ongoing series that deep dives into features of our ConstructionOnline project management solution.

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Scheduling Pro Tip #2: Managing Key Milestones in Construction Schedules

Your goal for each construction project is to bring that project in on time and under budget. You wouldn’t want to simply outline the tasks that need to be completed within a project schedule and hope for the best. You would want to highlight key points throughout the project that mark progress achieved and keep you focused on the task at hand. The use of integral management devices such as schedule milestones allow for you to keep a close measure on the progress of your project and ensure that you are on the path to successful completion.

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ConstructionOnline Secret Hacks: Automated Reminders for Construction Daily Logs

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? ConstructionOnline 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 software on the web today.

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Scheduling Pro Tip #1: Set, Save, & Analyze Construction Schedule Baselines

In a perfect world, construction project schedules follow the original approved timeline from start to finish. But, any experienced construction manager can tell you, in reality, the final project schedule will be vastly different from the initial project schedule. As the project progresses, it’s important to evaluate changes to the project schedule and understand what factors contribute to these changes. Implementing business intelligence methods like baseline reviews gives you the ability to analyze cause-and-effect within the project and adjust accordingly – now and in the future – to ensure success for your company.

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5 Tips to Schedule like a Pro

I’ve personally worked with hundreds of successful companies around the globe as they’ve gotten started with ConstructionOnline, and I can tell you, Scheduling is the top area of concern for companies seeking a project management solution.

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Learn From the Pros: The Value of Documentation in Construction

UDA Technologies is the fastest growing provider of construction management software. With over 650,000 users worldwide and exceeding $75 billion in jobs managed every day, our goal remains the same: your success. This post is part of an ongoing series that deep dives into features of our ConstructionOnline project management solution.

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