Construction & Real Estate

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  • Could the critical path method improve your scheduling?

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: Contractors must deliver projects on schedule and within budget — or risk taking a loss. To rise to the challenge, many of today’s project managers apply an approach that has been widely used by larger construction companies: the critical path method (CPM). This article explains what CPM is and how software can boost its benefits.

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  • Risk management 2.0 for construction companies

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 530

    Abstract: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to the construction industry. Contractors have learned valuable lessons about risk management during the pandemic — call it “risk management 2.0.” This article offers a variety of tips on how to structure contracts and tackle projects more safely.

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  • Remember the CARES Act as the year goes on

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 693

    Abstract: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act may seem like old news. But its tax provisions remain in effect as the year goes on and, in some cases, beyond 2020 (unless subsequent legislation changes them). This article reviews three key issues for contractors: operating losses, qualified improvement property projects and the payroll tax credit.

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  • Succession planning – Planned liquidations have varying tax consequences

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 952

    Abstract: Under some circumstances, the most expedient and beneficial way to end the existence of a company is through a planned liquidation. This article explains how the tax consequences of such a move vary depending on business structure. A sidebar discusses the fact that many other entities besides the IRS may need to be informed about a planned liquidation.

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  • Property valuations in uncertain times

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 442

    Abstract: Valuation plays a critical role in real estate, from appraisals for residential mortgages to the sales of commercial real estate. But the COVID-19 crisis and resulting economic uncertainty pose challenges for valuation experts across the country. This short article covers how limited physical access, the lack of comparable sales, and economic uncertainty have made valuations tough.

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  • Is your pandemic or civil unrest business interruption covered by insurance?

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 586

    Abstract: Like almost every other industry, real estate has suffered some losses due to COVID-19 and social-unrest-related closures. The good news is that businesses may have coverage under the business interruption (BI) provision in their property insurance policy. The bad news is that insurers are likely to put up a fight. This article examines coverage basics, how state legislatures have responded and how a CPA can help gather information needed to make a claim.

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  • Leasing basics – Tips to help landlords maximize lease revenue

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 681

    Abstract: With the COVID-19 pandemic throwing a wrench into both the commercial and residential real estate markets, many real estate investors feel out of control. Many states and municipalities have enacted lease-eviction moratoriums, some lasting through the summer. As the real estate market reaches a new equilibrium, this article covers why now is the time to review outstanding leases.

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  • 4 ways the coronavirus is changing commercial real estate

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 808

    Abstract: COVID-19 has upended the world, and commercial real estate hasn’t been immune from the effects. As offices, hotels, restaurants and many retail stores and malls sat empty — and activity in warehouses escalated in response to the surge in e-commerce — COVID-19 has radically altered the industry’s long-term expectations. This article highlights some significant effects that are likely to linger and how they could transform commercial real estate. A short sidebar discusses whether force majeure clauses provide protection from costly breach of contract claims.

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  • 4 ways construction teams can work more remotely

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 448

    Abstract: Contractors can’t work from home, but they can benefit from technology that supports remote collaboration and safer distancing to address COVID-19 and other threats. This article looks at four technology solutions that can help team members stay more separated but still connected, including videoconferencing and construction cameras/drones.

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  • Now’s a good time to re-evaluate employee benefits

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: In difficult economic times, cost cutting becomes a necessity — and employee benefits are an easy target. Yet one of the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the value and importance of benefits. This article explores various low-cost options that contractors should consider, such as Health Savings Accounts, employee assistance plans and SEP-IRAs.

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  • Enhancing preconstruction to protect workers and the bottom line

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic slowdown have made careful planning of every job essential. More stringent safety protocols and, in many instances, a scarcity of projects mean a much slimmer margin of error. This article reviews some key aspects of preconstruction.

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  • Year-end tax planning – Depreciation deductions remain viable

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 956

    Abstract: Like so many aspects of 2020, year-end tax planning will be different this year. Contractors should review tax-related legislation passed in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but some tried-and-true strategies remain viable. This article discusses Section 179 expensing, “bonus” depreciation and cost segregation studies. A sidebar reminds readers to manage cash flow independently of tax deductions.

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  • 5 construction tech strategies for the new normal

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: Even before the COVID-19 crisis, technology was transforming the way construction companies go about their business. The pandemic will likely accelerate the technological (r)evolution as contractors look for ways to work more safely and communicate more rapidly. This article covers five tech strategies, including going paperless and using robotic process automation.

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  • Apply the lessons of crisis and prepare for the future

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 547

    Abstract: It’s critical for contractors to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic and apply those lessons to preparing for the inevitable disasters and economic downturns of the future. This article offers five ways to do so, including reviewing jobs and backlog, as well as implementing best safety practices.

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  • Managing project scope: It’s a full-time job

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 640

    Abstract: Many contractors don’t think about project scope until something gets really out of whack. The truth is, it’s a full-time job that should begin before a bid is even submitted. This article discusses best practices in scope management from preproject planning through completion.

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  • Tax planning – CARES Act provisions may boost cash flow

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 867

    Abstract: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes several provisions that can help construction companies reduce their tax bills and, thereby, boost their cash flows. This article discusses a couple of such opportunities involving excess business losses and business interest expense. A sidebar looks at the PPP Flexibility Act.

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