The Runjob Review highlights weekly news, topics, and trends in the construction industry.
- Week of January 31, 2017 -
Determining Equipment Rates in Estimating
Equipment cost within an estimate is one of the most common areas to make large scale adjustments in a bid's price. It is also a large component of a heavy/civil construction company's bid and balance sheet. Because of these reasons, it is vital to know what your fleet is costing you. Start to take action on better... Read More >
Is that a "Pinky Ring"?
I wear one on the outside finger of my right hand. If you live in Canada, there's a good chance you've seen an engineer or two wearing one also. The story is a classic. A classic tragedy, unfortunately... Read More >
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Looking at a recent case in the state of Washington, a contractor attempted to be compensated for additional cost resulting from the project engineer's direction to perform work different from the contractor's desired sequence... Read More >
Owner Paralysis - i.e. Vapor Lock
When a tragic event happens, even the most rough and tumble executives can suffer from decisional paralysis. I don't mean physical paralysis in your body, I mean the inability to make a decision... Read More >
Do Something Awkward Every Day
As a manager, it may be often that you run in to a situation in which you must do something outside of your comfort zone. Mitigate stress and make this exercise easier for you by practicing uncomfortable and awkward situations every day... Read More >
The $5 Casio: Your Best Tool

With all of today's fancy and complex tools available in the marketplace, nothing is more important than simple calculations (and common sense). Rely on simplicity and basic math to check. .. Read More >
Determining Equipment Rates in Estimating
Is that a "Pinky Ring"? 
Owner Paralysis - i.e. Vapor Lock
Do Something Awkward Every Day
Incentive Clauses: Do they Work?
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