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How Automating Software Can Free Up More Of Your Time In Construction

In the modern world, automation plays an increasingly important role in many industries, including the construction industry. Automating tasks reduces time, cost, and manual effort — it naturally reduces the likelihood of human error and increases efficiency. Put simply, automation frees time for businesses to focus on primary objectives — rather than manual, repetitive tasks. So, what is automation in construction, and how does it benefit this industry specifically? Let’s take a look.  What is automation in construction?   When it comes to automation in construction, the scope is relatively broad — automating can extend from the initial planning stages of
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The Ultimate Guide To Construction Management Software

If you own or operate a construction business in Australia, you understand just how complex the industry can be. Sensitive deadlines and stakeholder management services are a regular or even daily process, while resource design and project management continue to be an essential function of full-time staff. Legal expectations and local laws also change almost yearly, further complicating the process. To manage and more easily navigate the complications of the construction industry, many professionals are turning to construction management software. Not only can software solutions be far more efficient than manual construction management alone, but they can provide new avenues
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6 Common Construction Estimating Mistakes — & How To Avoid Them

When it comes to developing detailed tenders for new construction projects, it goes without saying that there is usually little room for error in the process. It’s a fact that lost tenders and costly construction errors are very often the result of estimation errors — yet with some simple foresight and the correct tools, most of these mistakes can be averted. Before we delve into some common construction estimation errors and how they can be avoided, let’s first delve into the specifics of estimating for construction — what it is and why it’s so important.    What is estimating in construction?  
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4 Ways To Increase Your Residential Building Profit Margin

Residential and commercial construction and other specialised trades are responsible for creating millions of jobs and contributing billions of dollars to the Australian and New Zealand economies every year. But despite the record number of small, medium and high scope developments, the need to deliver projects at highly competitive rates has led to increased pressure on construction companies’ profit margins. In fact, there has been a correlation between the increased amount of development with the decrease in commercial construction profit margin. There’s also significant pressure to deliver returns to investors, further cutting into profit margins in construction. A 2017 study
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6 Ways To Improve Productivity In Construction

The pace of residential and commercial construction in Australia over the last decade has been nothing short of awe-inspiring. In 2017, Australia had more cranes in operation than the USA — a staggering thought, but one that drives home the sheer scale and speed of the country’s expansion. But despite the record amount of development, the construction industry has nonetheless been criticised for being prone to mismanagement and inefficiencies. Combating this perception is multifaceted. It involves streamlining processes, minimising resource wastage, improving profitability and perhaps most importantly, improving productivity. There’s no question that any one of these would be a
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