Construction & Real Estate

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  • Becoming more capable at data capture

    September / October 2022
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: Construction might not be as data driven as some other industries, but contractors still process plenty of information. That’s why “data capture” has become a critical yet often overlooked capability of construction companies. This article explains what data capture is and offers some tips on getting better at it.

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  • BABA guidance addresses infrastructure projects

    September / October 2022
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: Earlier this year, the federal Office of Management and Budget published guidance regarding the implementation of the Build America, Buy America provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Construction companies intending to pursue federal infrastructure jobs should take note. This article summarizes some important points of the guidance, including key definitions, how materials must be sourced and the availability of waivers.

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  • Need better benefits? Look into a pooled employer retirement plan

    September / October 2022
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 670

    Abstract: Just like any other type of business, construction companies typically need to offer a solid benefits package to keep up in the race for talent in today’s tight job market. However, the cash-flow strains common to the construction industry make this difficult. This article discusses the promise of a new type of retirement benefits plan: pooled employer plans, which are a variation on multiple employer plans.

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  • Act now to maximize depreciation-related tax breaks for 2022

    September / October 2022
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 922

    Abstract: Current tax law allows two valuable depreciation-related deductions on purchases of equipment, tools, machinery and other assets essential to construction companies. But contractors will need to move fast to make the most of them. This article discusses the latest details on the Section 179 expensing election and bonus depreciation. A sidebar notes that, under some circumstances, construction companies might want to skip these tax breaks.

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  • How can contractors use wearable technology?

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 425

    Abstract: Construction companies are increasingly using wearable technology to improve the building process. The term refers to a wide variety of hands-free, internet-connected electronic devices that can be worn directly on the body or embedded in hard hats, boots, vests or other gear. This article describes just a few uses of wearables in a construction context.

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  • 8 tips for managing your supply chain

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 530

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic and other world events have triggered or worsened supply chain risks and shortcomings affecting many industries, including construction. So, it’s critical for contractors to actively manage their supply chains. This article offers eight tips, including being transparent with customers and looking into helpful software.

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  • Prepare for project delays with savvy financial strategies

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 656

    Abstract: No matter how well planned, construction projects don’t always go as anticipated. A job that looks sunny on paper can turn into a hot mess if it experiences serious delays. This article discusses how recognizing common risks and preparing savvy financial strategies can help a construction company avoid disaster if a serious slowdown occurs.

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  • New lease accounting standard is here (for real this time)

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 918

    Abstract: Although its implementation has been long delayed, a new accounting standard applicable to leases under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is now in effect. The changes could affect financial ratios that lenders and sureties use to evaluate a construction company. This article explores the details of the new lease accounting standard. A sidebar urges contractors to look for “embedded leases” that they might be unaware of.

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  • 6 ways to fortify your cybersecurity defenses

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: Construction companies of any size are a prime target for cybercriminals. And recent events have only elevated the threat level. This article suggests six ways that contractors can fortify their defenses, including educating employees, keeping software updated and exploring the need for cybersecurity insurance.

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  • What is bonding capacity, really?

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: Contractors are urged to manage their financials carefully to preserve and even increase their bonding capacities. But sometimes construction company owners lose sight of what really goes into bonding capacity. This article discusses the three Cs of bonding and suggests some ways to boost capacity.

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  • Proper accounting for change orders makes all the difference

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 638

    Abstract: For contractors, change orders can be both disruptive and profitable. It all depends on how well a construction company manages the documentation and approval process. This article addresses the critical matter of properly handling change orders from an accounting perspective.

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  • No more drama – Build stability and value into your succession plan

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 938

    Abstract: One need look no further than the hit TV show “Succession” to see how the lack of a succession plan can tear a family and business asunder. Although the show is obviously dramatized, the dangers of failing to think ahead about leadership change are anything but fictional for construction businesses. This article discusses several ways to preempt the drama and put a solid succession plan in place.

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  • 6 ways to fortify your cybersecurity defenses

    July / August 2022
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: Construction companies of any size are a prime target for cybercriminals. And recent events have only elevated the threat level. This article suggests six ways that contractors can fortify their defenses, including educating employees, keeping software updated and exploring the need for cybersecurity insurance.

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  • What is bonding capacity, really?

    July / August 2022
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: Contractors are urged to manage their financials carefully to preserve and even increase their bonding capacities. But sometimes construction company owners lose sight of what really goes into bonding capacity. This article discusses the three Cs of bonding and suggests some ways to boost capacity.

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  • Proper accounting for change orders makes all the difference

    July / August 2022
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 638

    Abstract: For contractors, change orders can be both disruptive and profitable. It all depends on how well a construction company manages the documentation and approval process. This article addresses the critical matter of properly handling change orders from an accounting perspective.

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  • No more drama – Build stability and value into your succession plan

    July / August 2022
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 938

    Abstract: One need look no further than the hit TV show “Succession” to see how the lack of a succession plan can tear a family and business asunder. Although the show is obviously dramatized, the dangers of failing to think ahead about leadership change are anything but fictional for construction businesses. This article discusses several ways to preempt the drama and put a solid succession plan in place.

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