The Runjob Review highlights weekly news, topics, and trends in the construction industry.
- Week of February 6, 2017 -

Why track extra costs... 
and how? 
Whether you use a functional cost coding system to track the cost of your original scope or not, it is imperative that you accurately account for costs outside of your base scope.  Learn why, and how, to account for these extra costs outside of your original scope.Why you need them.  The biggest reason as to why you need to separately account for extra work is so that when your project is done, and you spent more money than you... Read More >  
Software Designed by Construction Professionals   
Runjob Software is not like other construction management software - it's designed by industry professionals. And because of this, we will always be on the cutting edge of ideas and improvements in the software.
Runjob's founder and designer, Scott Jennings, has been designated as a Certified Construction Manager (CCM No. 8538).  Scott earned this designation through experience and examination.  Here's a little more about ... Read More >
Reader Response
This Week's Question 
Do you discretely track extra work in your job costing?

A) Yes
B) No 
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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... Read More >
Notice -  When in doubt, write it out!
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... 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... Read More > 
Why track extra costs...and how?
Software Designed by Construction Professionals
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?
Hawaii News
Bill would impose fines on hawaii parking lot
Long delayed honolulu residential project moves 
US district court allows an unlicensed subcontractor to pursue a civil action
State says Howard Hughes Kakaako Tower Project
$5M residential project planned for oceanfront Kailua lot once owned by Punahou School
American Savings Bank sets start date for construction of new headquarters
Gov. Ige addresses affordable housing in speech, claims rental units most needed
Planned Waikiki condo-hotel tower on hold due to high construction costs
Hawaii Road Work Alerts
Top Industry Stories
Number of right-to-work states climbs to 28 with new MO law
Skanska invests $392M in Seattle office project 
MA developer pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $10M
San Francisco's sinking Millennium Tower 
How President Trump has impacted the construction industry
California legislator proposes statewide solar mandate
10 US cities undergoing major population shifts 
Why 2017 will be the year of office construction
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