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3 Priorities for Project Managers, According to President Eisenhower

Known mainly for his military and political achievements, President Dwight D. Eisenhower found success following a principle he shared often, “[w]hat is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.” In construction project management, the important/urgent principle suggests that project managers should ensure they are prioritizing the important tasks that might not have immediate deadlines. Here are three tasks that we think are highly important for construction projects that may not set off any of your urgent alarms.

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All in the Family: Integrating the Next Generation

Around thirty percent of family-owned businesses are viable into the second generation, and only thirty-six percent of construction firms make it past their fifth year of business. For a family-owned construction company, the numbers are against you from the beginning. Successfully integrating the second generation of the family into the business is critical for its health, but it can be tricky. Read on to learn how to include the next generation with ease:

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6 Surefire Ways to Fail in Construction (and How You Can Beat the Odds)

It's well known that construction companies have one of the highest rates of failure when compared to other new small business ventures. According to Small Business Trends, an award-winning online magazine for small business owners and entrepreneurs, only 36.4% of new construction companies remain open at the 5 year mark.

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Better Construction Estimates in 15 Minutes or Less

The trick to working better, smarter, and faster lies in finding the right tool for the job at hand and in using that tool well. A hammer won’t do the trick when a drill is needed. When it comes to better, smarter, faster construction estimates, you’re looking for a tool that allows you to develop a refined, repeatable process that can be applied easily and updated quickly. This is exactly why more than half a million construction professionals worldwide choose UDA Technologies’ ConstructionSuite to service their construction estimating needs – ConstructionSuite’s OnCost Estimating provides the essential elements you need to streamline your estimating process and efficiently generate detailed estimates, professional proposals, and comprehensive contracts that win you jobs.

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5 Reasons You Aren't Ready for Software

As a UDA Product Specialist, I spend a majority of my day working with construction professionals who are looking for software. These professionals range from Residential to Commercial, Design-Build firms to subcontractors, and large to small in company size and project scope. Every business is different, and while our software is designed to help just about anyone in this industry run a better business, we don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach with our clients. My job is to learn about the clients and their business, and act as a consultant to make the best recommendation for their specific needs. Sometimes, my recommendation ends up having to be that they need to take a step back and do some serious thinking before they will be ready to successfully implement software at their company. 

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4 Ways to Transform Your Day with ConstructionOnline

As a Project Manager, we know you have a lot of irons in the fire – those that you are overseeing and those that you are actually responsible for. To be able to do so successfully, you need to maximize your efficiency and centralize your information in one place that is organized and accessible. ConstructionOnline, UDA’s comprehensive project management solution, is designed exactly for this purpose. Having helped hundreds of Project Managers just like you find success with ConstructionOnline, I’m sharing 4 ways to transform your day with ConstructionOnline:

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Server Shopping: What You Need to Know

If you've ever considered implementing a cloud server into your office processes, you know it is a daunting task. Without an IT background, the terminology alone is intimidating enough to make you forget about it. Luckily, I sat down with our resident AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Ian Schaefer, to learn about the best way to set up a cloud network.

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Keeping Customers Happy in the Age of HGTV

Realistic Approaches for Bringing Clients’ Dreams to Life

Loved and hated for its ability to make the inaccessible accessible, the complicated uncomplicated, and the impossible possible, reality television has undeniably changed our outlook and approach in daily life. From fairytale dating shows to extreme survival challenges, and of course the DIY craze, this genre has revolutionized our access to the individual processes behind achievements and shaped our expectations for everyday personal experiences – and the construction industry is no exception.

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Best Practices for Getting Started with Construction Estimating Software

In my role as Success Coordinator at UDA Technologies, I’ve worked with hundreds of teams who have found that the implementation of UDA’s industry-leading Estimating has led to substantial revenue growth for their companies. Oftentimes, a company’s success can be determined early on by the priority they place on the simple things. For new customers getting started or current customers who are looking to do more, these are the three best practices that can be applied to support your success with construction estimating software -

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Work In Progress Reporting

A favorite adage of mine is “you can’t improve what you don’t measure.” But you have to know what you want to determine before you can know what needs to be measured. In construction, the industry with the lowest start-up survival rate nationwide*, what most business owners need to know is as simple as this – are we going to make it?

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Online Construction Project Management Software

Used by over 500,000 construction professionals worldwide, ConstructionOnline™ is the leading online construction management program. As the industry evolves, ConstructionOnline is growing with it. With the addition of ConstructionOnline Pro Features, there has never been an easier or more versatile way to begin managing your business straight from the job site.

UDA ConstructionOnline™ is the world's fastest growing collaboration resource for construction professionals. Forget the limitations of traditional construction software programs - now you can have the powerful tools that you need, like Scheduling, Calendars, Project Logging, Change Orders, and To Dos, combined with the freedom of online collaboration that you love. Teamwork and communication have a new name: ConstructionOnline. Learn More


 

About UDA Technologies

UDA Technologies is one of the fastest growing providers of construction productivity software in the United States, Canada, Australia, and 75 countries worldwide with double digit, industry leading revenue growth. Designed for growing businesses, UDA construction software manages over 65 billion dollars of construction annually. Identified as a key partner in construction software technology, UDA Technologies is a Microsoft Partner and a Premier Intuit QuickBooks developer.


 

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