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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 job? 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:

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ConstructionOnline Secret Hacks: Estimate Views

Knowing the full capabilities of your estimating platform can have a significant impact on the success of your business, both in the short and long term. In ConstructionOnline, we've created 5 distinct views for your estimate that correlate with different stages of your project. Learning how to utilize all 5 of ConstructionOnline's default views will allow you to gain a greater understanding of where your company stands during any stage of your projects and let you focus more time on growing your business!

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ConstructionOnline Secret Hacks: Compress Schedule

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.

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3 Ways to Take Control of Your Change Orders

Depending on who you talk to, the term “Change Order” can solicit a broad range of reactions. The most common reactions might include heavy sighs, eye rolls, or pursed lips, while some uncommon ones could have you ducking for cover as every object within reach comes flying at your head. For many, Change Orders have done more than enough damage to a bottom line to warrant the type of disgust merely whispering the word can invoke. For others, however, Change Orders are the golden goose; these select few have mastered the art of the Change Order, and these are the ones you should be paying attention to. Here are three things to keep in mind to turn your Change Order game around:

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Topics: UDA ConstructionOnline ConstructionOnline Tips & Tricks Business Building Change Orders

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.

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3 Priorities for Project Managers, According to President Eisenhower

Known mainly for his military and political achievements, President Dwight D. Eisenhower found success following a principle he shared often, “[w]hat is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.” In construction project management, the important/urgent principle suggests that project managers should ensure they are prioritizing the important tasks that might not have immediate deadlines. Here are three tasks that we think are highly important for construction projects that may not set off any of your urgent alarms.

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ConstructionOnline Secret Hacks: GamePlan

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.

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ConstructionOnline Secret Hacks: Selection Picker

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.

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Growing Your Company in 2018

In my line of work, I get the opportunity to work with growing construction firms around the globe who are seeking a solution – a better way to do more. One of the most common areas companies initially need help is in capturing and tracking the right new leads. Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard part – figuring out what works – and so to support your continued growth and success, here are 4 tips to getting more leads and closing more deals in 2018:

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Want to Get Organized? Start Here.

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.

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