COVID-19 AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Installation Guideline Tips For EPDM

History EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) was first introduced in the US Market in 1962 by Carlisle on a section of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and in Europe in 1965 by HERTALAN in Kampen (Netherlands). The Middle East oil embargo of the early 1970s drove up the price of asphalt-based roofs and lowered the quality […]

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Installation Guideline Tips For TPO

Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is the fastest-growing segment of the commercial roofing industry. These membranes are used for mechanically attached, adhered, and induction welded roofing systems. Manufacturers continue to work on improving the formulations of their products for the best possible performance in our industry. Still, the essential component of TPO’s long-term performance is proper TPO […]

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Calculating Gross Profit and Developing Your Selling Strategy

In Part I, we discussed how the estimating process begins with a comprehensive understanding of your project’s scope of work and a knowledgeable and well-trained estimating following solid processes and procedures that must be implemented into your Estimating Department.  In Part II, we covered how to gather your costs, properly mark up your estimate, and […]

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Assemble Costs, Mark Ups and Establish A Review Process

In Part I of the estimating series, we discussed how the estimating process begins with a comprehensive understanding of your project’s scope of work and knowledgeable and well-trained estimators following solid processes and procedures that must be implemented into your Estimating Department. In this segment, we will cover how to gather your costs, properly mark up […]

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Review and Validate Your Estimating Process

The estimating process begins with a comprehensive understanding of your project’s scope of work. Whether it is scope prepared by an owner’s designer or your own companies’ scope recommendation, your estimating team must be able to visualize and mentally build the project, starting with the site mobilization through project completion. This estimating skill is best […]

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Safeguard Your Accounts Receivable to Survive the COVID-19 Crisis

As of this morning, another 6.6 million workers have filed for unemployment, with millions more that are still waiting to register. Even though the NBER has not officially called a recession because they wait for the official GDP numbers, we are in one. There is no doubt about that; the only question is how long […]

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Restructure Your Payment Terms to Survive the COVID-19 Crisis

There has never been a more critical time in recent history to safeguard your company’s cash reserves. Besides the obvious solution of collecting money owed, it is time to proactively negotiate and restructure your payment terms for your projects and services. As shelter in place orders continue to come down from officials, so are the […]

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Preparation for the Job Site Mandated Shutdowns due to COVID-19

On Tuesday, Boston became the first major city to shut down all construction activities altogether, and the San Francisco Bay Area also declared a shelter in place order, which has effects on construction as well, though not to the extent of the Boston directive. Many more shelter in place orders and complete construction shutdowns are […]

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Be Prepared for the Coronavirus’ (COVID-19) Effects on Construction

The experts are predicting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will have long-term ramifications for many aspects of the U.S. construction industry. Like all predictions, we will not see the actual effects until after the event passes. As leaders of construction companies, your employees are looking to you for guidance throughout this latest crisis. It is prudent to […]

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