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  • Recent studies show the cost of deciding to stay with an outdated system is higher than many contractors realize — and will only increase as more competitors update their technology. But sticking with an outdated ERP system, or no system at all, puts contractors at a disadvantage in several crucial ways, especially in an ultra-competitive industry with tight margins and raised customer expectations.
  • Maintaining proper licensing, permits and compliance measures is the bitter pill that every above-board contractor needs to take. This can be a daunting challenge as confusion about different state and local rules, complex filing and reporting procedures and more can easily make contractors’ heads spin. John Beck, director of market strategy at Harbor Compliance joins this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction to discuss the compliance landscape, highlight what contractors — big and small — need to look for and what penalties organizations can face for lack of compliance. Compliance is an absolute must to protect the public from fly-by-night outfits and shoddy work but navigating compliance issues requires due diligence and attention. Beck provides food for thought on how to best approach compliance management.
  • Why should your construction company consider migrating to a cloud-based, subscription software sooner rather than later? Here are ten reasons to make the change today.
  • In this whitepaper, read five tips to readying the workforce for technology changes and making the end-users comfortable with, and ultimately embracing of, new technology.
  • In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we talk about succession planning with Gregg Schoppman, principal and Florida consulting manager with construction consulting firm FMI. As the construction industry workforce evolves, older generations of leaders are turning over the business torch to younger generations. How well contractors manage this process can significantly impact both the short- and long-term success of the company. What many contractors don’t know is that effective succession planning is a five- to 10-year process. Hear real-world stories, best practices and what contractors should be doing to develop an effective succession planning game plan.
  • With nearly everyone connected to their mobile devices today, it’s no surprise that many contractors are taking advantage of this access to technology to boost productivity. But sharing data on personal devices can be risky. Are the devices controlled and regulated by the company? Are appropriate firewalls and security measures in place? What happens when a device is stolen or lost? Can a company’s data be at risk? Join industry experts Jason Burns of SphereNY and Mike Dooley of Viewpoint as they share their insights on how to transform mobile security fears into a smart BYOD strategy.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, three people out of every 100 are injured every day on the job in construction. In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we look at how the construction industry is tackling safety challenges head-on. Greg Sizemore, vice president of health, safety and workforce development with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) joins the show to discuss programs and technologies that are working and where the industry still falls short. Sizemore discusses the need for more safety leadership, safety improvement steps contractors can take and why the biggest roadblocks contractors cite to drastically reducing safety incidents – time and money — are more than offset by the higher productivity levels and lower overhead that enhanced safety measures provide.
  • In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we sit down with Kathleen Baldwin, CPA, CCIFP and executive director of the Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC), to discuss the expanding role and importance of CPA firms and professionals in the construction industry. Hear why construction firms shouldn’t wait to enlist a CPA and what to look for when selecting a firm. Rather than just a taxes and audit firm, the right CPA firm can become a trusted advisor for contractors, a guide for organizational growth, diversification, technology, security, risk mitigation and much more.
  • In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we look at the staggering numbers behind suicide in the United States, including the high rate in construction. Hear a moving discussion between our host and Patsy Dunn, CFP with Siteworks Design/Build. Dunn sits on the Executive Committee of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and runs the organisation’s Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) program.
  • One of the biggest risks to a company in a low-margin construction economy is executing a project differently than how it was estimated (and vice versa). The best way to maintain profitability is to create field-friendly budgets, to aggressively track and manage direct costs, and to incorporate actual performance into future estimates.