What Skills Are Needed to Negotiate Construction Contracts?

Signing a construction contract comes with numerous risks involved, as does anything with your signature attached. Taking the extra time to fine-tune contract details will save everyone involved time and money, because nothing deters a project more than miscommunication or contract errors. Negotiations aren’t everyone’s natural strong suit, listed below are a few things to … Continue reading "What Skills Are Needed to Negotiate Construction

One of the Economies in the Country? Yes, It’s Oregon!

It’s no secret that Oregon took a big hit during the recession in 2009. Jobs were scarce, and the economy hadn’t been hit so hard in nearly thirty years. Portland was one of the cities hit hardest by the Great Recession, due to dependence on the real estate market which plummeted in the following

How Can Your Construction Business Help the Trend of Homeowners Looking to Remodel?

There have been two big trends in construction this year: The re-emergence of the single-family market, and a boom in the remodeling sector. In this article, we’ll take a look at what the data tells us about remodeling, why experts are predicting a spike in the remodeling sector, and tell you exactly what markets are … Continue reading "How Can Your Construction Business Help the Trend of Homeowners Looking to

4 Ways to Make Your Construction More Appealing Through Sustainability

Over the past 20 years, sustainability has become a big buzzword in the construction community. Not only do non-sustainable buildings emit energy, and produce waste materials, but environmental experts are beginning to look at the effect all this building is having on the world overall.  This means there will be more studies and research, which will … Continue reading "4 Ways to Make Your Construction More Appealing Through

Meet Customer Demand in Manufacturing Through Mass Customization

Custom-made products are catching on in a big way. Modern technology allows small-scale factories to see profit with even small production runs and to create custom products without purchasing new equipment or resetting everything on the production floor. Suddenly, small water bottle manufacturers can let customers design their own bottles, customizing everything from the pattern, … Continue reading "Meet Customer Demand in Manufacturing Through Mass

How Is the Hardware Renaissance Affecting Manufacturing?

It’s been a long time since any of us have scanned the shelves at our local electronic stores and spotted a once familiar tag: Made in the USA. In recent decades, as Silicon Valley has flourished, most of the technology being designed there has been manufactured overseas. But that trend is

Are Your Construction Workers Fearful of Leadership?

A little fear is a good thing. You want employees who perform their best, and fear of underperforming is a great motivator. But too much fear can do more harm than good. You don’t have time to hold your employees’ hands through every task, or constantly be telling them what to do