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  • 4 considerations when assessing your accounting system

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 446

    Abstract: It’s more important than ever for construction companies to leverage their accounting software to stay solvent, compliant and competitive. This article offers four points to consider when determining whether an accounting system needs an upgrade: project needs, remote access, integration and vendor support.

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  • The “Construction Manager as Constructor” delivery method

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: Design-bid-build and design-build are still the two most common project delivery methods in construction. Alternative models, however, are gaining in popularity. This article explores the Construction Manager as Constructor model, which engages the general contractor during the design phase but with some key differences from design-build.

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  • Should you partner up with a PEO?

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 667

    Abstract: Most construction companies excel at their stated purpose. Where many struggle is with “other stuff” such as recruiting and hiring, payroll processing, and employee benefits and workers’ compensation. This article explores the benefits and risks of partnering with a professional employer organization to better manage employment-related tasks.

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  • The research credit – Get more from innovation with this tax break

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 943

    Abstract: Construction companies may not view themselves as “cutting-edge innovators” in the vein of software developers or medical researchers. But contractors can qualify for the research credit to substantially lower their tax liability. This article explains how the rules define qualified activities and expenses when claiming the credit. A sidebar reminds readers of another valuable tax break: The Employee Retention Credit.

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  • 6 hot trends in construction apps

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Thanks to mobile technology, contractors can store vital project information on their smart phones and tablets for easy access and sharing on the go. With the understanding that any technology purchase (even a free download) should be thoroughly researched and carefully considered, this article identifies six of the hottest trends in construction apps right now.

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  • Managing an offsite construction project

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 526

    Abstract: Given recent events related to COVID-19, “offsite construction” appears to hold more promise than ever for the building industry. However, managing one of these projects calls for a high level of coordination among stakeholders and a seamless workflow from the front office to the fabrication facility to the jobsite. This article examines some of the finer points of managing an offsite construction job.

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  • Do you need a refresher on the latest details of the PPP?

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 671

    Abstract: For contractors, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been a double-edged sword: It’s provided helpful funds but also been difficult to manage. With the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) late last year, both edges of the sword got sharper. This article provides a refresher on some key details of the CAA’s impact on the PPP.

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  • Real estate ownership – The ins and outs of CAP rate for contractors

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 907

    Abstract: Many contractors build and build but never get to the easy part of construction: owning that well-built piece of property and collecting rent. Commercial rental properties with established tenants tend to be more stable investments than residential rental properties. This article examines how to use capitalization rates to establish commercial owner-lessor profitability for a purchasing decision. A sidebar suggests ways to get started on buying such properties.

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  • Parametric insurance seeks to bridge COVID-19 gap

    January / February 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a significant insurance protection gap in the construction industry (and others): communicable disease. In response, one type of policy that has been gaining traction is parametric insurance coverage. This article explains the concept behind these policies and how contractors could use one to guard against specific risks.

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  • Managing backlog in an uncertain economy

    January / February 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 537

    Abstract: Although construction backlog seems to be rebounding, projects in some areas are still being postponed or canceled. During these uncertain times, contractors can better prepare for what’s to come by monitoring not only their own backlogs, but also that of the industry. This article offers helpful tips on doing so.

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  • Let profit flourish, not fade away

    January / February 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: A gradual decline in expected gross profits over the course of a project is known as “profit fade.” It not only undermines financial performance, but also may raise red flags with sureties and lenders. This article describes common culprits and suggests a variety of ways to prevent the problem.

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  • All year long – Smart budgeting practices for construction companies

    January / February 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 934

    Abstract: Most business owners would admit that the only thing harder than setting a budget is sticking to it. Contractors face the added stress of managing multiple project budgets, as well. This article discusses how to stay on top of a company budget throughout the year. A sidebar looks at some ways to improve project-level budgeting.

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  • Is it time to automate equipment warranty tracking?

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Staying on top of equipment warranty requirements and expiration dates is an important task in the construction business. Yet contractors who maintain multiple vehicles and pieces of equipment often struggle to track their various warranties, missing out on valuable savings. This article discusses the concept of automating the process with advanced software.

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  • 6 factors to evaluate before bidding on an infrastructure project

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 555

    Abstract: As of this writing, the construction industry continues to await passage of a federal infrastructure bill. Some states, however, have been pushing ahead with initiatives of their own. This article explores six factors that construction companies should evaluate before bidding on a public infrastructure project.

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  • Heading off construction disputes at the pass

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 653

    Abstract: In the Old West, the best way to catch a bunch of outlaws hightailing it out of town with their rucksacks full of loot was to head them off at the pass. A common culprit of “loot” disappearing from the bank accounts of many construction companies is disputes with project owners. This article explains some ways contractors can take a page from the cowboys of old and head off owner disputes at the pass.

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  • Construction accounting today – FASB addresses contract revenue recognition

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 921

    Abstract: This article discusses recent guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The guidance seeks to help businesses, including construction companies, comply with the latest version of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). A sidebar notifies readers of an extended effective date for ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842).

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