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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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  • Clearing the higher bar for disruption damages

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: Sometimes an owner’s actions during a construction project may disrupt a contractor’s job progress. In some cases, the contractor may be able to recover damages for additional expenses incurred because of the disruption. However, as this article explains, proving the amount of such disruption damages isn’t easy.

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  • Do you have a false sense of cybersecurity?

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 538

    Abstract: Contractors shouldn’t assume that their risk of a cyberattack is low because they don’t sell products on the Internet or have a major social media presence. Construction businesses are attractive targets for cybercriminals. This article explains why and discusses how to mitigate risk through a cybersecurity assessment and appropriate strategies.

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  • Place a high value on a business valuation

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 666

    Abstract: For any construction business owner, an enduring question is: Just how valuable is my company? The answer is variable because the value of any business rises and falls depending on a number of factors. This article explains why valuations are important for contractors and explores three critical parts of the appraisal process.

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  • EIDLs offer access to working capital

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 898

    Abstract: Many construction businesses have struggled during the pandemic. One way to obtain some helpful working capital is a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan offered by the Small Business Administration. This article discusses the details and requirements of these loans. A sidebar warns recipients of Paycheck Protection Program loans about misuse of funds.

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  • 3D laser scanning poised to electrify construction industry

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 435

    Abstract: The construction industry is experiencing a digital transformation. Among the most electrifying technologies on the rise is three-dimensional (3D) laser scanning. These scanners measure without touching, quickly and accurately capturing details of every nook and cranny of a building or job site. This article explores a few specific areas of the industry that 3D laser scanning may impact.

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  • EDR bonds help ensure everyone gets along

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 521

    Abstract: Some project owners require contractors to acquire bonding to financially insure the agreed-upon performance on the job in question. One type of performance bond that’s been rising in prominence over the past several years is the expedited dispute resolution bond. This article explores the ins and outs of this type of bond.

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  • Do you know what drives your company’s value?

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: Certain aspects of a construction company will obviously raise or lower its value. But there are other, easily overlooked elements that affect a business valuation as well. This article examines how licensing and permitting, engineering-related assets, and goodwill drive value.

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  • 2021 tax planning – Start early by reviewing key ARPA provisions

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 937

    Abstract: With all that’s changed over the past year or so, now’s a good time for construction company owners to start thinking about their 2021 tax returns. One recent major piece of pertinent legislation is the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This article reviews key ARPA provisions of particular interest to contractors. A sidebar points out that the ARPA contains funding for infrastructure projects.

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  • 3D laser scanning poised to electrify construction industry

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 435

    Abstract: The construction industry is experiencing a digital transformation. Among the most electrifying technologies on the rise is three-dimensional (3D) laser scanning. These scanners measure without touching, quickly and accurately capturing details of every nook and cranny of a building or job site. This article explores a few specific areas of the industry that 3D laser scanning may impact.

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  • EDR bonds help ensure everyone gets along

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 521

    Abstract: Some project owners require contractors to acquire bonding to financially insure the agreed-upon performance on the job in question. One type of performance bond that’s been rising in prominence over the past several years is the expedited dispute resolution bond. This article explores the ins and outs of this type of bond.

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  • Do you know what drives your company’s value?

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: Certain aspects of a construction company will obviously raise or lower its value. But there are other, easily overlooked elements that affect a business valuation as well. This article examines how licensing and permitting, engineering-related assets, and goodwill drive value.

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  • 2021 tax planning – Start early by reviewing key ARPA provisions

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 937

    Abstract: With all that’s changed over the past year or so, now’s a good time for construction company owners to start thinking about their 2021 tax returns. One recent major piece of pertinent legislation is the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This article reviews key ARPA provisions of particular interest to contractors. A sidebar points out that the ARPA contains funding for infrastructure projects.

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