The Runjob Review highlights weekly news, topics, and trends in the construction industry.
- Week of November 6, 2017 -
Engineering Tip, Steel Erection:
If It's Taut, It's Carrying Load 
Yes, it's true that having the knowledge to work fancy mathematical equations is of value and necessity to ensure things stay standing and to protect human life. But, do not ever underestimate the power of common sense...  Read More >  
In Choosing a Software - Best Advice is to Talk to a Friend 
There exists construction software to do nearly all functions in your construction company. Your best source of software advice: your friends in the industry...  Read More >  
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Changes in the 2017 AIA A201/A101/A401 Docs 
Probably the most common construction contract documents in use in America are the AIA (American Institute of Architects) documents. The A101/A201 for Owner-General Contractor and the A401 for General Contractor-Subcontractor were both reissued in 2017. ..   Read More >  
The "All Zeroes One" Code Prevents Lost A/P Invoices 
A key component of job cost reporting is accurate posting of accounts payable (A/P). The time between receiving the invoice in the mail and posting it to your job cost reports can be fatal to a job, or a company. The answer is to not let the invoice out of the main office until it's been posted to the project. Use the "all zeroes one" code to capture this cost...  Read More >  
An Alternative to Eichleay: HOOP! 
Contractors delayed by the owner often want to be reimbursed 'x' dollars per 'y' days for the cost of home office overhead. Most contractors are used to using the Eichleay Formula to recoup this cost. There's a new formula available from a case in Ohio: the HOOP Formula. ..  Read More >  
Getting Paid: Some Suggestions 
The law provides the rules of getting paid in construction. Sometimes contractors must use the law, other times there are other easier (less expensive and quicker) ways of getting paid. ..  Read More >  
Bidding out a Civil Construction Project: Part II 
In this  two-part series, in  Part I, we concentrated first on Engineer selection and drafting of Contract Documents. In  Part II, we talk about the bid process and the considerations in the management of your construction project. ..  Read More >  
Bidding out a Civil Construction Project: Part I
Letting, or bidding out, a civil construction project can be a challenge for an Owner. Questions inexperienced owners may have involved choosing an engineer, what sort of contract to use, how to collect bids from contractors, and finally how to manage the construction of the contract.  In this two-part series, we concentrate first on Engineer selection and drafting of Contract Documents. ..  Read More >  
RFID (and NFC):
What is it & how can it help you?
RFID  stands for Radio Frequency Identification. It's a process. It is a process where items can be uniquely identified using radio waves. By taking a tag of some sort (i.e. a special label or an RFID dog tag) and attaching it to the item, the item can be identified via radio frequency ...  Read More >  
Engineering Tip, Steel Erection: If It's Taut, It's Carrying Load
In Choosing a Software - Best Advice is to Talk to a Friend
Changes in the 2017 AIA A201/A101/A401 Documents 
The "All Zeroes One" Code Prevents Lost A/P Invoices
An Alternative to Eichleay: HOOP!
Getting Paid: Some Suggestions
Bidding out a Civil Construction Project: Part II
Bidding out a Civil Construction Project: Part I
RFID (and NFC): What is it & how can it help you?
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