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4 Ways Suppliers Can Connect with General Contractors and Subcontractors

September 21, 2021

Are you a building material supplier looking for more work? Connecting with general contractors and subcontractors can be tricky, given current circumstances, but building and developing these relationships are key to your business’s success. Here are four ways you can find and connect with GCs and subs.

Prevailing Wage FAQs

September 14, 2021

Knowing the details of prevailing wage can help ensure you’re being compensated fairly and consistently when you work on the projects that employ it. If you’re working on your first prevailing wage project, or just need some information, we’ve got answers to some of the most common questions regarding prevailing wage.

How to Attract the Next Generation of Workers

September 7, 2021

Looking for younger workers to add to your workforce? The next generation of laborers and employees are looking for different things in a workplace than previous generations. Here are some tips to entice younger workers to join your company and bring new life to your business.

How to Find the Right Projects to Bid on

August 31, 2021

Finding the right projects to bid on can be difficult for subcontractors. Each project has unique needs suited to specific subs based on size, skills, and workload. Additionally, looking for the right projects can take hours of combing through plan rooms and drawing files. Luckily, there are some great solutions for subs facing these obstacles. PlanHub has several tools that can make the search quicker and easier, so you can bid more work and get more jobs. 

How PlanHub Helped a Subcontractor Make Half a Million in their First Year of Business

August 17, 2021

For subcontractors, the first year of their business is typically the most important. You spend most of your time perfecting your trade, streamlining your business, and learning what works (or more likely), what doesn’t work when trying to find, bid, and organize your projects. Let’s look at how to make that first year of business more than just a learning experience, and turn it into the perfect foundation for your business for years to come with PlanHub.

Digital Twins: What are they and what are their advantages?

August 17, 2021

As much of the world embraces technology and new innovations, construction is often slow to adopt. One digital product that has been gaining momentum in the industry is digital twins. These building models allow owners and builders to understand buildings during operation, predict future performance, and gather important information about their buildings. Let's take a look at digital twins and how they can benefit the construction industry.

What to Do When You Aren’t Getting Paid

August 10, 2021

Every contractor relies on prompt payment to keep the cash flowing. One late payment can affect material deliveries and create havoc on the job site. Making sure all your customers are paying on time is key to keeping your business afloat. Unfortunately, late payments seem to happen all too often in construction. Contractors and suppliers often wait more than 80 days for payment! Here are things you can do to speed up the process when you aren’t getting paid in a timely fashion.

KPIs for Contractor Success

August 3, 2021

Contractors need to be equipped with insights on how their business operates, its financial needs, and what it may require to grow. KPIs offer a look into all of these details and more, as they aim to measure what businesses can do to hit important goals. There is an abundance of KPIs that a construction company can choose to look at. We’ll focus on key financial metrics and some project and bid-oriented ones that can help contractors become more successful.

Overcoming Post-COVID Construction Industry Challenges

July 27, 2021

While the pandemic has certainly had an effect on the construction industry and some companies have struggled to deal with its effects, technology has become a lifeline in the past year. From video conferencing to digital planning and organization, the industry is finding new solutions. Bouncing back from the effects of the pandemic will be a focus for construction companies in 2021 and technology will continue to play a major role in that recovery. Here’s a look at four post-pandemic challenges and how contractors are successfully overcoming them.

Should Commercial Contractors Consider Moving To Residential?

July 20, 2021

Based on the current economy, should commercial contractors consider adding a residential division? With the recent boom in residential construction, many commercial contractors are making the move to add residential projects to their portfolios. Some say they are being asked by their commercial customers to take on residential work. To help contractors decide whether to make a move to residential work during the boom, we’ve listed some pros and cons around making the shift.

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