How To Avoid a Bad Final Punch List Experience on Your Next Project

How To Avoid a Bad Final Punch List Experience on Your Next Project

In a previous article I described what a punch list is. Summary: When the job has reached the point of substantial completion – meaning that the project is complete and usable, except for a few minor deficiencies – the customer and contractor(s) do…

10 Simple Tips for Getting the Most from your Tablet on the Construction Site

10 Simple Tips for Getting the Most from your Tablet on the Construction Site

About time, stress and tablets Tablets and smartphones are becoming more and more important in the construction industry. You don’t need to be Einstein to understand why: In an industry where we need to travel between the office and different construction sites, collaborate with lots of different…

What is a punch list, explained in simple words?

What is a punch list, explained in simple words?

A construction punch list is a list of items that need to be completed to comply with the terms of the contract and is prepared when the construction project reaches the final stage. Contractor and customer (or customer’s representative like architect or inspection professional)…

Architects, Contractors, Engineers: double your hourly rate. NOW.

Architects, Contractors, Engineers: double your hourly rate. NOW.

(Upfront warning: for simplicity, we only talk about hourly rates in this article, but the same is true for fixed per project pricing.) Defining your hourly rate is a difficult thing. Many architects, contractors, project managers and construction engineers are afraid to…

Lean Construction Explained in (Very) Simple Words

Lean Construction Explained in (Very) Simple Words

Did you ever have to redo the same construction work twice – for free – because a client changed his mind? Ever seen windows in the wrong position? Or ordered twice as much isolation materials due to a misunderstanding? Then the principles behind “Lean…

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Construction Daily Report Template

On a construction site, documentation and communication are key. Keeping tabs on the who, when, where, why, and what is happening on a project is crucial to prevent a project derailing and going off schedule. Daily (or at least weekly)…

The Importance of Construction Jobsite Photo Documentation

The Importance of Construction Jobsite Photo Documentation

Keeping track of progress and issues out on the jobsite is an essential part of your business. And while many things can be put into words, sometimes the power of a picture can speak volumes. Everyone involved on the jobsite…

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The Best Tablet For Architects and Contractors (update 2016)

When you’re out on the construction site, your mobile phone or a laptop just won’t cut it for doing work. Your mobile screen just isn’t big enough for viewing building plans, documenting issues, accessing your BIM data or examining site…

Construction Calculator Comparison: How They Measure Up

Construction Calculator Comparison: How They Measure Up

Can you see what is wrong here. I hope you can :) Seriously, do you have a construction calculator app? I know that when I first got started out I’d carry a notebook with all my formulas in it as…