The Runjob Review highlights weekly news, topics, and trends in the construction industry.
- Week of February 5 , 2018 -
Engineers and Architects Gotta Step It Up
Contractors for as long as I can remember have been taking on risk that is not theirs to take. Engineers, and architects, can do a much better job of protecting projects by improving design and management of the construction process...  Read More >  
If I Told You, You Would Have Screwed Everything Up
Jon and I were against the wall the entire project. It was impossible to complete on time. Halfway through Jon even asked me where the other 105 cubic yards of concrete were in the foundation pour - it was soon determined that the estimator miscalculated the concrete quantity...  Read More >  
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The Difference Between a Good & Great Estimator
Estimators are difficult to find, but one way to determine whether you have a good or great estimator on your staff, or in the interviewee chair, is whether or not they talk productivity rates or unit prices...  Read More >  
It's Concrete, not Cement
I was out with a construction buddy enjoying a beer a couple months ago in Seattle. He was sharing with me his dutiful teaching to his toddler son of concrete versus cement. I figured it was time for a handout...  Read More >  
Here's where you should be using QR Codes today in your Construction Company
If you have a discreet thing  that you want to know about  or report about  now, use QR codes. Don't be wary of the technology or think it's a hassle to use. It's simple and powerful technology. You can use it today. You need it...  Read More >  
Construction Contract Review Basics
Each day we hand contracts down to our subs or we are signing contracts down from Owners or General Contractors. Know some of the basics of what to look for here...  Read More >  
Top 3 Reasons to Leave Spreadsheets
The electronic spreadsheet is arguably the most common tool used in the industry for everything from construction documentation to estimating to human resources.  Here are the top three reasons not to use them in some instances...  Read More >  
Dead is the Handshake
The "Steel Team" composed of fabricator and erector joined together to sue the owner and general contractor for failure to pay on changes. The "right" parties appeared to win, but they paid dearly...  Read More >  
Engineers and Architects Gotta Step It Up
If I Told You, You Would Have Screwed Everything Up
The Difference Between a Good and Great Estimator
It's Concrete, not Cement
Here's where you should be using QR Codes today in your Construction Company
Construction Contract Review Basics
Top 3 Reasons to Leave Spreadsheets
Dead is the Handshake
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Hawaii News
Construction costs decline in Honolulu as activity plateaus, report says
Hensel Phelps wins $140M contract to build Hawaii state psychiatric hospital
Top Industry Stories
Austin votes to bar contractors who work on Trump's US-Mexico border wall
Nearly half of all construction worker deaths are fall-related, database finds
Construction adds 36K jobs in January
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