Stop Using Spreadsheets for Project Management

Stop Using Spreadsheets for Project Management

Spreadsheets continue to play a vital role in a large number of construction projects. Many love their simplicity and use them for a variety of purposes. Owners will use a multi-sheet Excel workbook to track budget, change orders, commitments, and actual expenditures. They’re also inexpensive … Read more

Eight Tips for Reducing Change Orders

Change orders on construction projects are inevitable. Many change orders happen for valid reasons while others are the result of poor planning and project management. These avoidable and unnecessary change orders can ruin a construction schedule and send projects over budget. While you may not … Read more

Eight Common Construction Pricing and Estimating Mistakes

Estimating the cost of a construction project is easier said than done. It requires striking a balance between outbidding your competitors and ensuring a strong profit margin. Because construction projects depend on so many factors — environmental, economic, and material — it can be challenging … Read more

Why Use Takeoff and Estimating Software for Your Project?

When you manage construction projects, you understand the importance of takeoff and estimating.  Offering a quote or estimate on a job means that you’re going to need to calculate the probable cost of materials in order to provide an accurate estimate. The takeoff is completed … Read more

Reducing Risks and Identifying Exposures on Construction Projects

Construction projects require careful, close management and risk mitigation to be successful. Without proper supervision or management, they can easily become bloated or prolonged. To preserve costs and ensure project efficiency, construction project managers must make risk assessment and management a key part of their … Read more