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  • 5 construction tech strategies for the new normal

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: Even before the COVID-19 crisis, technology was transforming the way construction companies go about their business. The pandemic will likely accelerate the technological (r)evolution as contractors look for ways to work more safely and communicate more rapidly. This article covers five tech strategies, including going paperless and using robotic process automation.

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  • Have you looked online for skilled labor?

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: The construction industry continues to grapple with a serious skilled labor shortage. To cope, contractors need to take advantage of all recruiting options available — including those on the Internet. This article explains why the labor shortage is dragging on and provides examples of some construction-specific online job sites.

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  • LEED isn’t the only green-building game in town

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: Mention “green building” and most contractors think of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. LEED may be the front-runner in green building rating systems, but it’s not the only game in town. This brief article runs down alternatives that construction companies may encounter when working with project owners.

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  • LEED isn’t the only green-building game in town

    March / April 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: Mention “green building” and most contractors think of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. LEED may be the front-runner in green building rating systems, but it’s not the only game in town. This brief article runs down alternatives that construction companies may encounter when working with project owners.

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  • The potential of robotic process automation

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: Robotic process automation (RPA) refers to software tools that automate repetitive, rule-based human tasks. Examples include creating invoices, managing documents and performing certain HR tasks. This article looks into potential uses of RPA for construction companies.

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  • Construction Success Story – Homebuilder looks to up its telematics game

    March / April 2019
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” features a company that specializes in building and servicing luxury residences. It had been using telematics technology to track vehicles for years but wanted to upgrade without losing control of costs. So, ownership consulted with the company’s CPA, who helped them explore three hot areas in telematics: integration, built-in equipment purchases and safety features.

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  • Paying off your mortgage before you retire

    February / March 2019
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: A Fannie Mae study found that less than 50% of homeowners age 65 to 69 were mortgage-free in 2015, down 10 percentage points from 2000. This brief article notes that homeowners will probably come out ahead by eliminating their mortgages before they stop working — but not always. The article discusses the pros and cons of paying off mortgages before retirement.

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  • Tax Tips – Make the most of the 0% capital gains rate

    July / August 2018
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: These brief tips explain strategies that take advantage of the 0% capital gains rate, detail how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act expands the research credit, and discuss the pitfalls of having a formula clause in an estate plan.

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  • Credit matters – Will revised credit rating criteria impact your nonprofit hospital?

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: With credit ratings playing so vital a role in hospitals’ financial sustainability, they need to stay current with both Standard and Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch Ratings Inc. (Fitch) changes — which could affect their ability to obtain critical financing. This article discusses the revised rating criteria and explains their effects on hospitals. Because strong ratings are essential to minimizing the cost of debt, hospitals need to study the criteria changes and take the necessary steps to maximize their ratings.

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  • What is “reasonable compensation,” anyway?

    April 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: The issue of reasonable owners’ compensation often comes up in federal tax inquiries, shareholder disputes and divorce cases. Determining what’s reasonable, and therefore defensible in court, requires a financial expert. This article describes some of the ways that such experts do their work.

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  • News for Nonprofits – What it takes to score with employees

    February / March 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” spotlights a popular job search site’s ranking of the best nonprofits to work for; the results of a study that reveals how nonprofit marketers are falling behind in their efforts to use emails as a marketing tool; and a study that found that many nonprofits are turning to fundraising for help growing their organizations.

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  • What is “reasonable compensation,” anyway?

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: The issue of reasonable owners’ compensation often comes up in federal tax inquiries, shareholder disputes and divorce cases. Determining what’s reasonable, and therefore defensible in court, requires a financial expert. This article describes some of the ways that such experts do their work.

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  • 3 tips for dealing with design issues

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: A contractor’s role is traditionally to implement a design created by an architect or other design professional. But given the vagaries of the industry, it’s not unusual for plans and specifications to be incomplete when construction begins. This article offers three tips on how contractors can deal with design issues while minimizing the risks of being held financially liable for them.

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  • Construction Success Story – Turning a new shade of green with LEED v4

    March / April 2017
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” features the owner of a residential homebuilding company who already recognized the value of sustainable construction. But, when a new version of LEED was released last year, she wanted some help staying compliant. So the contractor and her CPA discussed LEED v4 and budget-friendly ways of getting certified.

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  • Newsbits – Donors say messaging affects their giving

    Fall 2016
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” reports on how donors say messaging affects their giving, GuideStar’s addition of program metrics to its nonprofit profiles, the FASB’s project on developing new nonprofit reporting guidelines, and what successful fundraisers have in common, according to a recent report.

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – Is pollution liability insurance worth the cost?

    Fall 2016
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: This issue’s “Contractor’s Corner” answers a query about pollution liability insurance. Namely, is it a worthy investment for every contractor? As the article explains, the necessity of this coverage depends on a construction company’s specialty and the fine print of its existing insurance.

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