Construction Management Blog

How to Avoid Problems with Contractors in Construction

Posted by The Universal Group on Apr 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In the construction industry, successful projects are often dependent on the project owners and the contractors they hire. The complexity of projects, including budgets, legal requirements and regulations, often cause construction projects to go off the rails quickly. As a manager and a superintendent, it is important to be aware of common problems you might have with contractors as they may result in significant damages and costs.

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Topics: construction, demolition, contractor problems

What to Look for When Finding Subcontractors

Posted by The Universal Group on Jan 30, 2018 4:54:13 PM

Often businesses have to work on a diversified, large-scaled or specialized project without any prior experience in the field. In these cases, expert knowledge from a subcontractor will come in handy and can lead to the success of your project. Hiring a subcontractor for short-term projects is beneficial regarding cost, efficiency, and the quality of the services. However, finding subcontractors is a tricky thing. The process of hiring a subcontractor is as crucial as hiring a new employee to your company. Here are five tips to help you find the ideal subcontractor for your business. 

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Topics: construction, superintendent

Top Construction Apps for 2018

Posted by The Universal Group on Jan 4, 2018 12:00:47 PM

It’s become more apparent that mobile and desktop applications have expanded beyond the everyday consumer and have made its way into professional industries. For the construction industry, many apps have focused largely on improving workplace safety, increasing project productivity, enhancing customer relationships and communication, and creating ways to optimize financial spending.

While there may be a myriad of apps out there in the mobile-digital space for superintendents, project managers, and on-site workers to use, we compiled a list of our Top 6 Construction Apps for 2018 that can help your next construction project.

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Topics: professional development, construction

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