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Construction Inventory

Over the past few months, I have had some frustrating experiences surrounding goods and services, or rather, the lack of goods and satisfactory service. Here are a few examples:

When working on a home improvement project, I visited one of the big box home improvement chain stores with a list of items I needed—only to find out that the store was out of stock on half of the goods on my list. I had to drive to another branch, where it too lacked what I needed. Even a visit to a competing chain netted zero results. So my home improvement project remains on the sidelines.

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SEATTLE, September 20, 2016: Usually when a software company announces it will no longer support a product, it serves as an unwanted disruption to the end user. When the folks at Sacramento, Calif.-based Schetter Electric found out that their construction software was being phased out, however, they saw an opportunity.

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10 Considerations

This is the final installment in a five-part series on how innovative technologies and software are helping project managers streamline processes to build faster, smarter projects

While many project managers today are still utilizing manual processes or working with significantly outdated software, it is becoming clear that this is less of a matter of choice.

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SEATTLE, September 13, 2016: When a company grows at the rapid pace that Sacramento, Calif-based solar construction firm Arraycon has in just a few short years, it needs its business and construction management software to keep pace. With a bright future in a burgeoning solar power industry, Arraycon and its partner, Sacramento Drilling, needed a software solution to not only support their recent growth but also provide a scalable platform capable of supporting their ambitious goals.

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Access Real-time Data

This is the fourth installment of a five-part series on how innovative technologies and software are helping project managers streamline processes to build faster, smarter projects

While having the best people in place, working together well and using the latest tools is critical, the construction project can still suffer if the data being tracked and reviewed is days or even weeks old. That outdated project information can make it hard to accurately gauge current job costs or work in progress.

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Project Manager Dealing With Risk

More often than not, the success of a particular construction project is determined by how well project leaders deal with risks. Risks are inherent in every business—and it’s obvious that they carry a dollar value—just look at the insurance industry. Contractors who are able to understand the risk factors in their business, and can work to mitigate these risks, are in a position not unlike insurance companies. By assuming more of the risk for the projects that they are involved with, contractors can take the burden of risk off of owners or subcontractors and charge a premium for doing so. Even if this doesn't become an actual source of profit in and of itself, contractors who work actively to understand and control risk are in a position to make smarter project decisions which can lead to higher profit margins.

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