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RFIs: Speeding Up Response Time and Reducing Tension by Managing Information Efficiently | Ep. 135

RFIs Speeding Up Response Time and Reducing Tension by Managing Information Efficiently

The process of submitting and responding to RFIs is often a source of tension. In today’s episode, my guest, Slater Latour, frames the challenges that the construction industry has in taking a concept and design and building it in the real world. He then explains how the whole RFI process can be managed effectively. Slater…

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Practical Ways to Structure Your Company for a Sale | Ep. 134

Practical Ways to Structure Your Company for a Sale

If you look at the statistics, you’ll find that two-thirds of construction companies are unsaleable. If you are to gauge your current company’s status, do you think it is structured in a way that it can be sold either internally or externally? Are you setting yourself up for success come sale time?  My conversation with…

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Converting Risk Into Profit: How to Boost Your Bottom Line by 1-2% | Ep. 133

Converting Risk Into Profit How to Boost Your Bottom Line by 1-2 percent (2)

Construction is risky. Insurance is one tool in a contractor’s toolkit to help manage that risk. Savvy construction companies understand that purchasing insurance based solely on price is a losing strategy. They know that it is vital to establish long term relationships with insurance providers, and they focus on actively mitigating risk on every project….

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Why New Hires Slip Through the Cracks and How to Make Sure They Succeed | Ep. 132

Why New Hires Slip Through the Cracks and How to Make Sure They Succeed (2)

Hiring someone new is challenging. You go through the pain and the agony of sourcing the talent, interviewing the talent, taking them through assessments before making the hiring decision. With all the efforts you’ve put in, the last thing you want is for your new hires to fail. Ensuring their success in your organization is…

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Katerra: The Rise and Fall of a Billion Dollar Construction Start Up | Ep. 131

Katerra The Rise and Fall of a Billion Dollar Construction Start Up YT

We hear all the time that the Construction Industry is broken. People then try to innovate to fix it. But what kind of innovations have the most impact? What happens when an organization wants to take on the challenge of shifting the entire construction industry? Is there a chance for it to thrive, or will…

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How to Reduce Risk by Improving Change Order Communication | Ep. 130

Project changes increase risk, and create conflict. Dealing with change orders is a pain that subcontractors, contractors, and owners all share. The good news is that tools and technology are now in place to help reduce the risk and improve change order communication.  In this week’s podcast episode, I interview Cameron Page, the CEO and…

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