Best Practices – Owner-Builder – Should an Owner try to Save Money By Acting as his Own General Contractor

Failing to perform any of these duties…could elevate your risks, delay your project, and increase your costs.

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What are the phases of work of a typical project?

No matter how big or small, all construction projects follow the same basic phases of work. Spending an appropriate amount of time (relative to project complexity) at each phase can mean the difference between the success or failure of your project.  If you try to skip a phase or fail to perform the proper due…

Working without a contract? The reasons why Owner’s should never allow it.

In Today’s HGTV world where entire room renovations happen “While you were out” and “Restaurant Impossible” re-brands failing eateries in a weekend, the notion that construction can happen quickly is all too prevalent.  These shows don’t reveal the pre-work that goes into performing these miraculous transformations and they don’t account for the incredible amount of man-power that goes…

Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act

In June of 2015 the 114th Congress of the United States introduced a bill called Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2015. The intention of this bill was to allow for the use of Design-Build contracts in gov’t construction. Recently the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs issued a report on the bill making certain…

A new direction for Procurpro!

The interview I went out to North Carolina for went well. The Company made an offer and I have accepted. I am thrilled to be working with some great people in a great Company.  I begin work next Tuesday. The downside is I won’t be able to continued marketing Procurpro while I work for my new Company….

How to avoid change orders on roof replacement.

The couple stood their in front of their home with their roof exposed and a pile of old roof tiles on the front lawn…Basically, there is no choice but to accept the change order and move on.

10 questions to ask a Contractor Reference.

Most people know that one of the best ways to qualify a contractor is to request references, but most never actually call. It might be that some think call a reference is a waste of time or possibly that you are imposing on the reference, but it is surprising how willing some folks are to…

About Procurement

In the context of construction, procurement is the process of identifying, soliciting, negotiating, and contracting service providers to perform the work. This means selecting and hiring professionals such as architects, engineers, and construction managers and in some cases contracting laborers such as carpenters, plumbers, steel workers, etc.