Document control – not exactly dinner party conversation To a lot of people document control is probably one of the most boring topics under the sun. Making sure the right document gets to the right person! Riveting stuff. Or put another way. ‘How to clear a room in two easy steps. One, walk into room. […]
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Doing better than just staying afloat in construction is not always easy. The building game is a tough gig. You operate in what economists call, “a fluid market”, driven by demand and a bunch of other stuff like, “interest rates, rapid population growth, Donald Trump’s election, the price of rice in china………” You name it. […]
Keeping work coming in the door is critical for the survival of your building company. And not just any work. You want work you can make good margin on. With that in mind we have put together a guide that shows you how to set up your pre-tender systems so you gain valuable time in […]
6 out of 10 Queensland builders surveyed listed “Unreliable Subcontractors” as their biggest headache.
I found that statistic a bit disturbing as subcontractors make up the bulk of the industry. They are woven into the fabric of the builder’s business so if you don’t have good quality subcontractors you will have an uphill battle making money.
“To be.. a subcontractor.. or not to be” – that is the question. So you’ve decided to go out on your own – or perhaps with a mate – and start your own business. You’re a tradesman so you’re probably familiar with licencing in your country/state and you’ve applied for and have one of those. […]
excluding the office punter’s club, the coke machine on site, or “incentives” from the ‘well-meaning’ This is not a trick question and for some it may just sound a bit naive. However, believe it or not, some construction companies lose site of this. They get caught up in support services like HR, IT and […]
Builders operate in a very fluid economic environment. Continual review and improvement is needed to stay relevant to clients, maintain a positive cashflow and be profitable for owners.
I bailed my PM up in the lunch room after working one too many 55 hr weeks and said, “things have to change. I want to go back to working a 40 hour working week. We have to learn to work smarter not harder “.
He stopped, looked directly at me with his head tilted to the side, you know, the way a dog does when it’s a bit confused, and said, “You CANNOT be serious, your role isn’t part time “
Several companies around the world have explored 3D printing to such an extent that affordable housing is able printed out of concrete in under 24 hours. The printer is based on the principles of contour crafting—a process that 3D prints large-scale objects layer by layer. Read more……….
The Pegg Group is building 108 residential units in two towers, commencing in 2017, to help house ipswich’s growing population and etender’s team is working with him to assist him in bringing the project to fruition.
A population growth over the next 24 years of 330,000 new residents in Ipswich @ 2.3 persons per household; will require
143,000 new dwellings in the next 24 years
OR 5,978 dwellings per year
“The timber construction recalls the vernacular ‘Queenslanders’, as well as relating to the historic RNA pavilions, to create a site-specific and innovative tall building that connects with nature,” he said. Due for completion end of 2018.
Document control and tender management is pretty straightforward. It’s about getting the right documents to the right people at the right time. It ensures the builder gets “apples for apples” pricing from subcontractors and that everyone has the current set of documents during the build.
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- Why Bang On About Document Control?
- How to do better than just stay afloat in construction?
- Do you have what it takes to keep winning work?
- Unreliable Subcontractors – is this your biggest headache?
- Subcontractors – Tips when starting
- Do you know where money is made in construction?
- How to improve cashflow – 8 things a builder can do.
- 40 Hour work week? I remember my first part time job.