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5 Easy Steps to Becoming a ConstructionOnline Power User

The goal of a tool like ConstructionOnline is to make your life easier and your business more successful. But you can’t reap all the benefits of the system if you’re only taking advantage of a small percentage of what it has to offer. Follow these 5 easy steps to become a ConstructionOnline Power User – and make the most of your subscription – everyday:

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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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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:

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4 Things GamePlan Remembers (So You Don't Have To)

There is no other way to put it: when you have a project in the works, almost regardless of how big or small, there are a lot of pieces to the puzzle that you have to put in place in order for things to go smoothly and without delay.

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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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3 Key Steps to Getting Started Successfully with Construction Management Software

Congratulations! You did it!

After hours of painstaking research, budgeting discussions, software demos, and exploratory trials, you sealed the deal on the ideal construction project management software for your company.

. . . Now what?

It may feel overwhelming when you are first tasked with getting your new-to-you construction management software program up and running at your company, but that's where we come in - the experts who make up ConstructionOnline's Success Team. We'll show you that better project management is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

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3 Things Construction Project Managers Should Prioritize, 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.” For our purposes, urgent means something that requires immediate attention, and important means something that contributes to long-term missions and goals.

In the context of 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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