Eliminate the creep! How to manage indirect costs
Abstract: What a construction company spends on project management, repairs, small tools, office trailers and so forth can easily creep up on it. These indirect job costs — if not properly allocated to their projects — can cause overhead to increase and profitability to suffer. It’s important to break down and analyze spending, and determine how indirect costs affect projects. A contractor should also review the amounts it’s paying vendors. Set up correctly, an indirect-cost allocation system can help a contractor to bid projects more realistically and build up its bottom line.