Construction & Real Estate

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  • Adding value with life-cycle cost analysis

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 433

    Abstract: Life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) seeks to estimate a construction project’s overall cost of ownership over its “useful life cycle.” It then strives to identify design or construction alternatives that will minimize costs over that life cycle. This article explains how contractors can play a role in LCCA and, in doing so, give themselves a competitive edge.

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  • 7 coping strategies for volatile steel prices

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted steel supply and demand throughout the world, leading to widespread price increases. This article suggests seven strategies that contractors can use to cope with the price volatility, including adjusting bidding approaches and adding price escalation clauses to contracts.

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  • Is the research credit within your reach?

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: Many construction company owners might assume that a tax credit related to research and development is out of their reach. Au contraire: Contractors can and have claimed the research credit for improving construction techniques or developing industry-related software. This article provides a refresher on this potentially valuable tax break.

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  • Put some PEP in your step – A new retirement plan option to consider

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 931

    Abstract: A generous benefits package that includes a robust retirement plan can be a powerful recruiting tool for construction companies. But providing cost-effective, high-quality benefits isn’t easy. This article takes an in-depth look at a new retirement plan option: pooled employer plans (PEPs). A sidebar warns that, though PEPs relieve employers of many benefits-related risks, some fiduciary responsibilities remain.

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  • Bits, bytes and building: The latest on BIM

    November / December 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: Over the years, building information modeling (BIM) has transitioned from a desktop design tool for architects to a valued collaboration tool among all stakeholders in a construction project, including contractors. This article explores three current uses of BIM: remote collaboration, virtual walkthroughs and digital twinning.

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  • 8 ways to run a leaner construction company

    November / December 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 537

    Abstract: For years, contractors have been urged to explore and adapt “lean” practices originally pioneered in the manufacturing sector. The challenge and benefits of doing so remain. This article suggests eight ways to run a leaner construction company, including improving inventory management and preventing overproduction.

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  • Assess the risks before jumping into an M&A deal

    November / December 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 679

    Abstract: Construction companies are no strangers to mergers and acquisitions (M&A). However, contractors must assess the risks carefully before jumping into such an arrangement. This article explores some of the risks to consider, including cultural factors and financial details.

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  • Entity choice – Limited partnerships and limited liability companies

    November / December 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 935

    Abstract: Working in the construction industry involves a high degree of inherent risk. For this reason, many contractors look to either a limited partnership or limited liability company as a business structure. This article examines both entity choices with a focus on tax impact. A sidebar suggests what general partners in a limited partnership can do to minimize debt liability.

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  • Digitize your supply chain to better manage risk

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 439

    Abstract: Supply chains in the construction industry are often complex and difficult to manage. That’s why more contractors are digitizing their supply chains to improve oversight, increase efficiency and manage risk. This article explores the functionality and benefits of supply chain software and supply chain risk management software.

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  • 5 change order pitfalls to avoid

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Change orders can mean a more profitable job if the change in question is approved and paid for. When the process doesn’t go smoothly, however, a contractor risks not getting paid on time — or at all — for the extra work. This article discusses five common change order pitfalls to avoid.

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  • A holistic approach to fraud prevention

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 647

    Abstract: Construction business owners must set the tone at the top regarding a zero-tolerance, fully vigilant approach to stopping fraud. They need to permeate their organizational cultures with strong values, ethics and controls. This article discusses how contractors can take a holistic approach to fraud prevention by identifying risk, building the right defenses and allocating resources wisely.

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  • Year-end tax planning – Work Opportunity Tax Credit could solve two problems

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 921

    Abstract: For contractors, the struggle to find skilled workers is real. One way construction companies can widen their hiring pools while potentially qualifying for a valuable tax break is to complete the eligibility requirements for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. This article discusses the rules and calculations involved. A sidebar suggests other ways to mitigate the skilled labor shortage.

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  • Digitize your supply chain to better manage risk

    September / October 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 439

    Abstract: Supply chains in the construction industry are often complex and difficult to manage. That’s why more contractors are digitizing their supply chains to improve oversight, increase efficiency and manage risk. This article explores the functionality and benefits of supply chain software and supply chain risk management software.

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  • 5 change order pitfalls to avoid

    September / October 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Change orders can mean a more profitable job if the change in question is approved and paid for. When the process doesn’t go smoothly, however, a contractor risks not getting paid on time — or at all — for the extra work. This article discusses five common change order pitfalls to avoid.

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  • A holistic approach to fraud prevention

    September / October 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 647

    Abstract: Construction business owners must set the tone at the top regarding a zero-tolerance, fully vigilant approach to stopping fraud. They need to permeate their organizational cultures with strong values, ethics and controls. This article discusses how contractors can take a holistic approach to fraud prevention by identifying risk, building the right defenses and allocating resources wisely.

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  • Year-end tax planning – Work Opportunity Tax Credit could solve two problems

    September / October 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 921

    Abstract: For contractors, the struggle to find skilled workers is real. One way construction companies can widen their hiring pools while potentially qualifying for a valuable tax break is to complete the eligibility requirements for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. This article discusses the rules and calculations involved. A sidebar suggests other ways to mitigate the skilled labor shortage.

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