Construction Best Practices

13 Top Viewpoint Construction Blogs of 2022


1. Hiring Construction Workers: The Inside Scoop on What Young Professionals Want

Our whip-smart Gen Z intern wrote this article, because he knew that there are a few simple things construction companies can do to attract and hire young talent into your construction company during a labor shortage.

Check out Chris’s three tips to woo and keep younger workers, and see how you can get onboard.

2. What Causes Construction Project Delays?

Number one: An inaccurate budget. Number two: Labor challenges. Number three: Approvals. Number four: Subcontractors, amiright? Project delays may be inevitable, but you can minimize the delay if you’re prepared.

Check out this favorite post to see if the top causes of your construction project delays line up with ours—and what you can do about it.

3. 5 Ways to Master a Construction Work-in-Progress Report

WIP reports show the status of a construction project: whether it is on budget, over-billed, or under-billed, as compared to the project timeline. This simple statement refers to a wildly complex cash flow, plotted against the progress of the project ... and more important, who’s paying for it, and when.

To no one’s surprise, large construction projects typically take 20% longer than scheduled to finish and come in at 80% over budget.

Read this popular blog to discover a few new tips to get WIP under control.

4. Estimating

The road to a profitable construction project begins long before the books are balanced. For a successful construction company, profitability often begins in the hands of estimating professionals—the data-heavy role that maps out every detailed figure, from supply and labor cost, to the margin of error before costs cut into profit.

Read the blog for estimating professionals.

5. HR and Payroll

A construction company will typically cycle anywhere from hundreds to thousands of workers through its HR systems each year. From hiring and onboarding to safety, skills training and benefits, payroll, compliance reporting, the “Great Resignation”—has remained the single biggest issue in the industry.

Read the blog for HR professionals.

6. Fleet

Properly maintaining equipment is vital to your company’s projects and bottom line. For a contractor with a capital and operating budget of $10 million or more for heavy equipment, even a 1% savings on equipment costs could add hundreds of thousands of dollars directly to the bottom line.

Read the blog for fleet professionals.

7. Operations and Project Management

Is it on time? Is it on budget? Everything else is just background noise.

But that background noise is made up of transmittals, submittals, RFIs, email communications, change orders, materials, inventory, job cost and WIP reports, labor hours and wages, union rules, safety regulations, insurance and bonding, compliance data ... AND a whole lot more.

Read the blog for operations and project managers.

Your company's service division could be a cash cow, but if it's managed poorly, you're missing a lot of opportunities.

9. How to Get Change Orders in Order

Get these 5 best practices to get your construction change order management process in line. You’ll learn what activities trigger a change order, and what pieces of information your change order should include.

(Hint: Check your contract. Check it twice.)

See how to get YOUR change orders in order.

10. 8 Major Cybersecurity Requirements Contractors Need to Bid for Government Contracts

Why should you care about cybersecurity requirements (even if you don’t plan to become a government contractor any time soon)?

Plenty of reasons: keep your company and customer data safe from hackers and data breaches, modernize and secure your assets against risk and business disruption, and make your business more attractive and competitive… just to name a few.

Get up to speed on cybersecurity in construction.

11. All About ESG in Construction

Good ESG (environmental, social, and governance) business practices are all about making sure a business is sustainable and follows good business practices.

If you’ve heard the term before and aren’t sure how (or if) ESG applies to construction—and to you—start with this blog to get up to speed.

12. Introducing Trimble Construction One

Folks were excited to see how Viewpoint is integrating with the larger world of Trimble construction though new connected, automated workflows. Trimble Construction One is a cloud-based construction management technology platform that drives productivity, efficiency and accuracy at each phase of the construction project lifecycle.

That’s right—each phase. Owners, surveyors, architects, GC’s, project managers, HR and resource managers, payroll and finance, Trimble Construction One is for you.

Get the scoop on Trimble Construction One.

(Bonus: For a little more detail on Trimble Construction One, See What’s Under the Hood!)

13. 6 Key Construction HR Management Issues (How Technology Can Help)

The construction industry still has not recovered from the loss of talented workers during recession of the mid-2000s, as many moved on to other industries and construction’s appeal among younger workers has waned.

But never fear: We’ve got our finger on the pulse of construction hiring, and there are a few simple, painless things you can do — for example, start by making it easier to manage PTO.

Read the HR management post.

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Charity Heller leads the Viewpoint content team. She is passionate about engaging new audiences and creating relationships through storytelling, data, strategy, and inclusion.