Best Practices

8 Best Practices to Decrease Your Accident Rate and Increase Your Approval Rate

In most workplaces, accidents are a nuisance for worker and a headache for HR. However, at construction sites, accidents are potentially industry-ruining. With every new story about environmental disasters, earth-shattering explosions, andtrapped laborers, construction sites become less and less appealing — even as the population grows and demands for new, updated structures increases.

4 Safety Tips Every Construction Worker Should Know

  Worried about your safety at work? Construction sites are full of potential hazards and sometime accidents are unavoidable. More often, though, incidents can be prevented with clear thinking and precautionary measures. The best way to avoid injury is to follow these important safety tips that every construction worker should know.

Need to Simplify Employee Timekeeping? Timesheet Mobile™ Nails It

You own a construction business and your electrical, plumbing, painting, and roofing crews are all over town at multiple sites performing various jobs. How do you communicate with and keep track of these employees that don’t report to your home office? The solution had better be user-friendly, reliable, and just like your guys, able to efficiently perform many tasks at…
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Benefits of Construction Mobile Apps

Construction firm owners are beginning to truly understand the benefits of using smartphone and tablet devices for work. One benefit that is often overlooked however is using mobile devices to reduce reliance on paper forms and manual processes. The average cost of paper per employee is $80. It takes an average of 18 minutes to find a paper document, and…
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Construction RFQ/RFP Best Practices – Survey Results

To further understand and identify request for quote (RFQ) or request for proposal (RFP) best practices in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals. The following questions were asked: 1. Do you believe your company RFQ/RFPs and your RFQ/RFP development processes are effective? 2. What is your primary source of RFQ/RFPs? 3. What…
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Marketing Agencies for Construction Firms: How Do You Select One?

A new resource is available to help brands and companies understand best practices for identifying and selecting marketing agency partners. The Definitive Marketing Agency Selection Guide identifies reasons for hiring and firing agencies, 11 agency types, a 4-step process, and several resources.

Construction RFQ/RFP Best Practices Survey and Webcast

A survey and webcast regarding construction request for quote (RFQ/RFP) effectiveness and best practices is announced by the Construction Marketing Association (CMA). The results of the national survey will be presented at the April 8, 2014 (1 pm CST) webcast, along with a panel discussion. The anonymous and confidential survey will identify how Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) firms of…
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Social Media Summit 2013 – Webcast Summary

With the increasing use and prevalence of social media, it is no surprise that the 2013 Social Media Summit for Construction was the greatest attended event in CMA webcast history. Panelists included Carrie Halle, former marketing director for Knaack/Weather Guard, and Brian Stokoe, social media strategist for Caterpillar Inc. CMA Chairman Neil Brown moderated the panel. The 2013 Social Media Summit was…
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CMA STAR Awards: Previews and Tips – Webcast

The Construction Marketing Association is proud to continue the CMA STAR Awards in 2013! Held annually, the awards recognize the best construction marketing projects and campaigns across 16 categories and 81 sub-categories. Since it’s inaugural year, participation in the STAR Awards has doubled. Therefore, CMA will hold a webcast entitled, CMA STAR Awards: Previews and Tips, Thursday July 18 @1…
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Advertising in Construction-Webcast Summary

The Construction Marketing Association’s Advertising Best Practices Webcast was packed full of inspired advertising case studies in the construction industry. CMA Chairman, Neil M. Brown, also shared tips on media planning and buying to better your advertising strategy. Results from a recent national CMA survey were also presented.  The survey found that 96.6% of construction professionals employed some form of…
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