Construction

5 Things You Must Consider Before Starting a Construction Business

The construction business is a unique niche that can be very profitable if done right. If you have some construction experience or know someone who does, it would be a brilliant idea to start your very own construction company. But before plunging into the nitty-gritty details of starting the company, you need to do some research about the mandatory safety…
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SEO for Construction

SEO Stats for Construction Firms

It was a proud moment to see fellow construction marketers agreeing earlier this year that SEO is a top priority. 73.1% of those surveyed in our 2017 Construction Marketing Outlook survey said they planned to increase spend on search engine optimization (SEO). Further, 0% said they planned to decrease SEO expenses! Clearly, construction marketers are aware that SEO cannot be…
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3 Ways That Renting Equipment is Better Than Purchasing

Heavy equipment is expensive to buy and maintain and this means that a few people or a few companies can afford to purchase and maintain this kind of equipment. Even when you have the ability to purchase these items, sometimes it is good to evaluate the pros and cons of owning this kind of property. Other than the upfront cost…
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Construction Business Tips

5 Tips for Running Your Best Construction Business

The construction industry can be extremely lucrative, but accordingly it’s also extremely competitive. Everything from a good communication to embracing tech can put you ahead of your closest competitors. Here are 5 tips for running your best construction business. Good Business Starts with a Good Team Constantly replacing project managers or other important staff? The issue may be in your…
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Survey Results

Social Media in Construction – 2017 Survey Results

To better understand social media usage and trends in the A/E/C industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of architectural/engineering/construction (AEC) professionals. The following questions were asked: Do you employe social media in your marketing program? If yes, do you manage social media marketing internally or outsource? What social networks/outlets do you employ? Have you utilized paid advertising on…
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Concrete Block Making Machines and Their Classification

Blocking machines’ history The modern concrete block manufacturing industry is not the result of a gradual evolution but was abruptly driven by the invention of a machine with adjustable removable moulds capable of producing solid blocks. Solid concrete blocks were first employed in 1832 by the builder William Ranger in England, who patented his version of “Ranger’s Artificial Stone”. Several…
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creating a culture of safety

Creating a Culture of Safety

Creating a safe workplace is not simply a matter of checking off the boxes; it’s a matter of changing the corporate culture. Years ago, when I first became responsible for worker safety at my company, I realized that drastic changes needed to be made not only to our physical building and our workplace practices but also to the way staff…
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Safety on Site

Keeping a construction site safe, is no easy task. With many various aspects to consider, it can be difficult to know where to begin. The obvious starting point is keeping the construction workers themselves safe whilst they’re at work. As their employer, that’s your responsibility. Another element that you need to consider, is keeping the public safe. From preventing a…
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