How to Go Paperless at Work
The idea of working in a paperless environment was something many thought was impossible about two or three decades ago. Offices tended to have a lot of paper laying around in workstations, boxes, and shelves. It was as if the...
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How to Build a Construction Project Schedule
Construction project managers encounter difficult challenges when working on projects, and failure to address them on time may have significant consequences. Construction projects are capital intensive, time-consuming, labor-intensive, and require a significant percentage of skill set to pull off. All...
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How to Use a Gantt Chart
How to use a Gantt Chart: Essential features of a good chart A Gantt Chart is one of the most widely used project management tools across industries for visualizing work and tracking activities. This chart is excellent for tracking project...
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How to Manage Emails
How long do you spend responding to emails? A minute? An hour? A few hours or a whole day? If you run a construction business and you have a large portfolio, you understand the benefits of keeping your clients happy...
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How to Estimate Construction Costs
The art of estimating construction cost is a process or procedure of accurately forecasting the cost of completing a building project from start to finish. As we all know, erecting a building is capital intensive, so concerned parties want to...
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How to Calculate Direct Labor Cost
There are two types of costs that construction organizations deal with on a daily basis in the workplace. These costs are direct cost and indirect cost. Although both costs are important, premium consideration is placed on direct cost because of...
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How to Write an Executive Summary
What is an Executive Summary? Both large and small scale construction companies work with executive summaries. An executive summary is a document that summarizes a robust plan in smaller details for easier understanding. These summaries are often included with many...
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How to Measure Employee Productivity
Are your employees fully productive in the workplace? A 2017 survey by Gallup revealed that 85% of employees are “not engaged or are actively disengaged” at work, leading to losses in productivity worth $7 trillion globally. The reasons for this range...
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How to Manage Construction Projects
Construction project managers use modern management techniques to achieve construction objectives. At a high-level, a construction project manager must track the planning, coordination, and execution of the construction projects they are assigned to. Construction projects include many complicated tasks that...
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