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Pro-Tips and Industry Insights

Communicate on any Device

In a technology-obsessed world, your cellphone is your lifeline. Whether you’re using it to read the news, check the score of the game, or communicate with friends and family, your phone is an essential part of your day. 

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Benefits of Leveraging a Construction Project Management Software

When you’re building a house, there are a lot of moving parts to fit together. What goes into creating the house of your client’s dream is much more complex than what meets the eye.

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Streamline Your Punch List Process

You’re so close. The build is almost done. But before you sign off on completion, there are a number of things that need to get done. The items on your punch list.

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Keeping Track of Change Orders

As a home builder, you’re used to change orders. When the goal is to give your clients the home of their dreams, changes are going to spring up throughout the process – it's human nature to change one's mind. That being said, it's still a challenge to properly execute changes on the fly. To ensure client satisfaction, direct your subcontractors in a timely manner, and to make sure you are paid...

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A Beginner's Guide To Construction Apps

 

More and more professional builders are moving away from traditional means of tracking jobsite information, instead making the switch to cloud technology to manage their projects.

But new tech can be daunting. Thousands of builders (like you) are trying to decide whether they should make the leap to construction apps and project management software.

This should help.

Here's an overview on...

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How To Introduce Your Crew To New Tech

You’re a leader. You have a very clear idea of where your team can improve, what systems are holding up progress, and where time and money are being wasted. You know your operation could be more efficient.New processes, however, require buy-in from more than just the decision maker. To get the most out of project management software, your team needs to be right there with you. Here are our...

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Progress Reports: 6 Reasons To Use An App

You're a builder, not a reporter, but your team and clients still need to be kept in the loop. Creating progress reports can eat up your valuable time and energy if they’re being built from scratch.

Luckily, creating regular reports doesn't have to bring productivity to a halt.

Industry leaders are using automated reports created within construction apps to put a system in place for regular...

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How A Homebuilding App Can Protect Your Bottom Line

The moment you realize your project is off course, it's already too late.

Luckily the wheel of technology continues to turn, and groups of forward-thinking builders have created real, accessible, simple solutions to altogether avoid that gut-clenching moment when the stuff hits the fan.

Here’s how industry experts are protecting their bottom line by utilizing a homebuilding app.

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7 Ways To Utilize A Construction App

Pop quiz:

  • Can you access the current budget forecast for your project within the next 15 seconds?
  • Can you confirm that your subcontractors are on schedule without a phone call or email?
  • Can your information-hungry client get what they need without lighting up your phone?
  • Can you relax when you get home?

If you answered "no" to any of these, it's either time to invest in project...

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