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Construction Topics & Talk Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sjccsitesurvey/support
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The reader is introduced to the process of contractor estimating from initial project evaluation through the call for bond, the takeoff, the actual estimating of a civil project, an even the turn in of the bid...http://sjcivil.net/news/introduction-to-contractor-estimating/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sjccsitesurvey/support
A constructability review can significantly and positively impact a project. But what is it and what are the third-party reviewers looking for in their review? Here we look just at the drawings/plan review (not the specification and contract review).http://sjcivil.net/pre-construction/designers-design-constructors-construct-drawings-constructability-review/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sjccsitesurvey/support
Designing with Cost in Mind

Designing with Cost in Mind

2019-10-1000:09:24

Contractors are often brought into a project in the design phase to minimize cost.  Here are some guidelines on infrastructure project cost cutting measures from a Contractor’s viewpoint – it’s advice to a design team.http://sjcivil.net/news/designing-with-cost-in-mind/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sjccsitesurvey/support
Subs Should Join Forces!

Subs Should Join Forces!

2019-09-1300:08:38

On a project with multiple subcontractors, and say you’re one of them, implement a winning strategy for claims success by joining other subcontractors.http://sjcivil.net/sjcc/subs-should-join-forces/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sjccsitesurvey/support
Once the project starts, it is the Contractor’s project management team’s responsibility to update the client on a regular, usually weekly, basis. This is done graphically using a lookahead schedule in bar chart format (also known as a Gantt Chart). Here we discuss the contents and reliability of the lookahead schedule.http://sjcivil.net/news/the-lookahead-schedule-and-90-60-30/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sjccsitesurvey/support
Cracks in Construction

Cracks in Construction

2019-08-2100:08:15

Cracks in construction provide information to a superintendent. We identify what you’re seeing and what it could mean in specific scenarios.http://sjcivil.net/sjcc/cracks-in-construction/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sjccsitesurvey/support
What are the “necessities” for software and apps for your construction business? Here’s a look at what’s out there – software and/or apps that are in use by successful firms to accomplish necessary functions in your business.What do I need? If you’re doing more than a million dollars in sales a year in heavy/civil construction, I’d say you need the following tools in your construction software toolbox...http://sjcivil.net/sjcc/needed-software-for-a-contractor/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sjccsitesurvey/support
Is One RFI One Too Many?

Is One RFI One Too Many?

2019-07-3100:05:23

How many RFIs (requests for information) are too many on a construction project? Is it time, is it possible, to tie the number of RFIs on a job to the cost impact suffered by a contractor?http://sjcivil.net/sjcc/is-one-rfi-one-too-many/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sjccsitesurvey/support
Time for any business is critical, perhaps more so in construction than many other industries. The role of time and its effect on a contractor are discussed here.http://sjcivil.net/ceo-owner/if-cash-is-king-times-the-queen/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sjccsitesurvey/support
Discussed here, by a contractor, is arguably the #1 area of recommended improvement for infrastructure owners with fiduciary responsibility. The area in need of improvement: response time to construction issues.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sjccsitesurvey/support
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