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…

The Best Tablet For Architects and Contractors (update 2016)

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…

10 tips to make your architecture business a total failure

10 tips to make your architecture business a total failure

Always wondered how to FAIL BIG? Trying to make more loss in 2016 than the previous year? Want less time, work more and earn less? Here are 10 secret tips towards a total failure of your architecture business. Enjoy!

10 AEC podcasts that will grow your business

10 AEC podcasts that will grow your business

Can strangers grow your business? Sure. They can change your life. If you are open minded and are willing to learn. “You don’t have to think of everything, you know. It was Isaac Newton who said I’ve seen a little…

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8 Best Architecture Apps in 2016

Put down the pen and paper. Leave the laptop at your desk. Do it now. If you aren’t making the most out of your phone or tablet then you are falling behind the new industry standards. You need to harness…