Strategy https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/ en Don’t Let a Good Crisis Waste You https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/dont-let-good-crisis-waste-you <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Don’t Let a Good Crisis Waste You</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27409" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kathy Wells</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-08-05T10:00:00+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Fri, 08/05/2022 - 05:00</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>"Don’t let a good crisis go to waste,” a phrase that was artfully coined by Rahm Emanuel while he was the White House chief of staff, has become an interesting point of discussion among crisis communications experts and enthusiasts. Is there such thing as a “good crisis?” Emanuel might agree that a crisis can be used to provide opportunities in the political boxing ring.</p></div></div> </div> Fri, 05 Aug 2022 10:00:00 +0000 Kathy Wells 15003 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com How ESG Impacts the Engineering & Construction Industry https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/how-esg-impacts-engineering-construction-industry <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">How ESG Impacts the Engineering &amp; Construction Industry</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/30910" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ccapoccia</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2023-01-23T21:49:12+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Mon, 01/23/2023 - 15:49</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>The past decade has seen a steady process of consolidation in the engineering and construction industry (E&amp;C). Despite some modest pauses and the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, merger activity has generally increased year over year, with 2021 posting a record 641 E&amp;C transactions. Furthermore, the first half of 2022 largely kept pace with the prior year’s record levels, which is remarkable given the slowdown in the larger deal market.</p></div></div> </div> Mon, 23 Jan 2023 21:49:12 +0000 ccapoccia 15172 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/how-esg-impacts-engineering-construction-industry#comments Happy New Year? https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/happy-new-year <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Happy New Year?</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/30910" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ccapoccia</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2023-01-05T13:59:22+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Thu, 01/05/2023 - 07:59</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Business planning for 2023 might feel similar to an idyllic island getaway — complete with tiki huts, white sand beaches and a slight breeze blowing across the shoreline.</p> <p>However, just on the horizon, there are dark clouds billowing and the local weather forecaster doesn’t seem to have an accurate projection on the storm’s trajectory. Will the storm hit, or will it just float on by? Do we board up the tiki bar, or keep the patrons fully served?</p></div></div> </div> Thu, 05 Jan 2023 13:59:22 +0000 ccapoccia 15144 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/happy-new-year#comments Inside the Advantages of Construction Management Software https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/inside-advantages-construction-management-software <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Inside the Advantages of Construction Management Software</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/30910" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ccapoccia</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-12-31T13:39:32+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Sat, 12/31/2022 - 07:39</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Contractors can’t afford slowdowns or inefficiencies during a project. Construction management (CM) software allows for constant communication, documentation and collaboration, ensuring the project stays on track and on budget. CM software assists the general contractor in all aspects of project review, minimizing risk by creating built-in workflows to ensure no details are missed — all without typical administrative oversight or tracking checklists.</p></div></div> </div> Sat, 31 Dec 2022 13:39:32 +0000 ccapoccia 15122 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/inside-advantages-construction-management-software#comments Trade Show Like a Pro https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/trade-show-pro <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Trade Show Like a Pro</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27409" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kathy Wells</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-08-26T10:00:00+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Fri, 08/26/2022 - 05:00</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>With summer 2022 in full swing and 2023 planning already on the horizon, you may be on the lookout for trade show opportunities to learn more about new products, companies, technologies and industry trends and insights that can benefit your business. But with the expansive offerings and experiences that trade shows have to offer, it’s common to feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to make the most of your time.</p></div></div> </div> Fri, 26 Aug 2022 10:00:00 +0000 Kathy Wells 15008 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/trade-show-pro#comments Why Contractors Should Concentrate on What They Can Control Today https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/why-contractors-should-concentrate-what-they-can-control-today <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Why Contractors Should Concentrate on What They Can Control Today</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/30910" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ccapoccia</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-08-24T18:04:22+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 08/24/2022 - 13:04</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>The challenges that contractors faced in 2020 persisted throughout 2021 and continue to bog down many businesses and industries as we reach the midpoint of 2022.</p> <p>Historically high inflation on the cost of materials, a tight labor market and global supply chain issues are the main concerns preventing businesses from operating within budgetary constraints and production schedules.</p> <p>With no end in sight to these challenges, they have become the new normal.</p></div></div> </div> Wed, 24 Aug 2022 18:04:22 +0000 ccapoccia 15034 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/why-contractors-should-concentrate-what-they-can-control-today#comments Don’t Let Delays Derail Your Projects https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/dont-let-delays-derail-your-projects <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Don’t Let Delays Derail Your Projects</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27409" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kathy Wells</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-08-12T13:36:00+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Fri, 08/12/2022 - 08:36</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Supply chain challenges are at levels not seen in decades. The latest issue of the Civil Quarterly reveals a steep increase in civil contractors whose projects have been impacted by the fluctuations in construction materials, from 43% in Q3 2020 to 94% In Q1 2022. There is no sign of this issue abating either, with 90% expecting cost increases in materials in the next six months.</p></div></div> </div> Fri, 12 Aug 2022 13:36:00 +0000 Kathy Wells 15005 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/dont-let-delays-derail-your-projects#comments What’s More Stressful Than a Pandemic? What Comes Next. https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/whats-more-stressful-pandemic-what-comes-next <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">What’s More Stressful Than a Pandemic? What Comes Next.</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27409" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kathy Wells</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-08-02T10:00:00+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 08/02/2022 - 05:00</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>For two long years, COVID-19 wreaked havoc on every part of our lives. Now, with the more visible impacts of the global pandemic largely in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take a deep breath and consider what happened, what was learned and how to be better prepared.  Just don’t take too long reflecting on the past, because now is when the real work needs to be done. For construction business owners and executive management teams, the pandemic changed how to conduct business and how to strategize financial success for the company, clients and employees.</p></div></div> </div> Tue, 02 Aug 2022 10:00:00 +0000 Kathy Wells 15001 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com Becoming Certified & Set-Aside https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/becoming-certified-set-aside <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Becoming Certified &amp; Set-Aside </span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27409" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kathy Wells</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-03-10T11:00:00+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Thu, 03/10/2022 - 05:00</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>With nearly 4 million construction businesses in the U.S., it’s safe to say the industry is competitive.</p> <p>In today’s market, lead generation, search engines and quality services aren’t necessarily enough to grow a small business or gain enough exposure to bid on and land a major project. As a small or diverse business, participating in large-scale or notable projects can be difficult without access.</p> <p>Success in the construction industry requires business leaders of small and diverse companies to perform quality work and leverage their company’s specific differentiators.</p></div></div> </div> Thu, 10 Mar 2022 11:00:00 +0000 Kathy Wells 14829 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com Leading a Family Legacy & Fostering Industry Growth https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/leading-family-legacy-fostering-industry-growth <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Leading a Family Legacy &amp; Fostering Industry Growth </span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/30890" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Alex Headley</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-02-02T13:30:00+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 02/02/2022 - 07:30</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p><img alt="Tracy Hart" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/30890/profiles-tracy-0222.jpg" class="align-left" />When Tracy E. Hart left her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, to attend the University of Michigan some 30 years ago, she didn’t necessarily plan to return to Missouri after college or go into construction, even though both her father and grandfather were builders. Rather, she majored in English and communications and decided to pursue a career in advertising and public relations. </p></div></div> </div> Wed, 02 Feb 2022 13:30:00 +0000 Alex Headley 14797 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/strategy/leading-family-legacy-fostering-industry-growth#comments