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How to Get Your North Carolina General Contractor License

How to Get Your North Carolina General Contractor License

Looking to become a General Contractor in North Carolina? Learn what's required, how to apply for the license, and which exam to take.
How to Get Your North Carolina General Contractor License

17 Science-Backed Benefits of Working Outdoors

17 Science-Backed Benefits of Working Outdoors

Many jobs, including those in construction, take place at a desk. We cover the dangers of having a desk job and highlight the science-backed benefits of taking your work outside, from mood and stress to sleep and health.
17 Science-Backed Benefits of Working Outdoors

How Does The Construction Procurement Process Work?

How Does The Construction Procurement Process Work?

Construction procurement involves securing all the goods and services needed to complete a project. The procurement process can encompass a variety of activities, including defining requirements, buying materials, evaluating bids, hiring contractors and subcontractors, and buying or leasing equipment. How you handle procurement can have a major impact on your construction schedule, building costs, and the overall success of your project.
How Does The Construction Procurement Process Work?

Rent vs. Lease Equipment: The Pros and Cons of Renting, Leasing and Buying

Rent vs. Lease Equipment: The Pros and Cons of Renting, Leasing and Buying

Owning equipment can be a big liability for your company, and purchasing can cost you in a big way. Renting your construction equipment is another option you might consider when you’re not ready to buy, which may leave you wondering whether you should rent or lease equipment.
Rent vs. Lease Equipment: The Pros and Cons of Renting, Leasing and Buying

Free Construction Estimate Templates and How They Work

Free Construction Estimate Templates and How They Work

Download our construction estimate template to help create the most accurate estimate for your project.
Free Construction Estimate Templates and How They Work

Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Guide for Contractors

Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Guide for Contractors

Our guide to veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) has all the info you need to get started.
Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Guide for Contractors

What Is an RFI in Construction?

What Is an RFI in Construction?

Learn how a request for information (RFI) helps clarify plans, designs and specifications during construction.
What Is an RFI in Construction?

Schedule of Values: Why, How and When? (Template)

Schedule of Values: Why, How and When? (Template)

A schedule of values (SOV) is a comprehensive document listing the cost of each work item and the amount of work completed for a construction project. It provides a detailed breakdown of the total contract value and cost progressions for each project stage, making it a key reference point for contractors, managers, architects and project owners.
Schedule of Values: Why, How and When? (Template)

What Is Included in a Subcontractor Agreement? [+ Template]

What Is Included in a Subcontractor Agreement? [+ Template]

When a subcontractor agrees to take a job from a contractor, it’s important to set up an agreement. It’s for the protection of both parties, and the subcontractor actually has more to gain by defining the job precisely.
What Is Included in a Subcontractor Agreement? [+ Template]

Mapping Amazon Warehouses: How Much Square Footage Does Amazon Own?

Mapping Amazon Warehouses: How Much Square Footage Does Amazon Own?

Amazon has come a long way since its first warehouses were built in 1997. Now, the e-commerce giant has hundreds of warehouses for numerous distribution purposes throughout the United States and has even branched out into other countries, such as Canada and Germany. As of 2021, Amazon’s fulfillment centers average about 800,000 square feet in size. The total number of Amazon warehouses in the United States, both current and confirmed, have amassed approximately 319 million square feet.
Mapping Amazon Warehouses: How Much Square Footage Does Amazon Own?

Free Construction Schedule Templates [Customizable Downloads]

Free Construction Schedule Templates [Customizable Downloads]

We’ve created downloadable weekly and daily construction schedule templates to streamline the scheduling process and help keep your team organized.
Free Construction Schedule Templates [Customizable Downloads]

7 Steps to a Successful Project Closeout

7 Steps to a Successful Project Closeout

In construction, project closeout is when a project is completed and its assets are transferred to a new owner. Each step is critical to ensure your project wraps up without significant delays.
7 Steps to a Successful Project Closeout

What Is a Change Order in Construction? [Free Template]

What Is a Change Order in Construction? [Free Template]

Change orders are updates to a project's original scope in a construction contract, which is important because of the dynamic nature of construction projects.
What Is a Change Order in Construction? [Free Template]

12 Warehouse Layout Tips for Optimization

12 Warehouse Layout Tips for Optimization

Check out these 12 warehouse layout tips for maximum optimization in your warehouse.
12 Warehouse Layout Tips for Optimization

How Much Real Estate Do Retail Chains Take Up?

How Much Real Estate Do Retail Chains Take Up?

How much space do big box retailers occupy? We visualize how six of the largest retail chains would be if they were combined as one large store.
How Much Real Estate Do Retail Chains Take Up?

The Psychological Benefits of Green Buildings

The Psychological Benefits of Green Buildings

Green buildings not only impact the environment, but also our mental well-being and satisfaction. Here are 18 psychological benefits of green buildings as shown by science.
The Psychological Benefits of Green Buildings

Survey: Can Americans Recognize a City by the Skyline?

Survey: Can Americans Recognize a City by the Skyline?

Can Americans recognize a city by its skyline? Our survey reveals which cities are most recognized and if geography, age, and gender played a role in the results.
Survey: Can Americans Recognize a City by the Skyline?

16 Motivating Podcasts to Help You Work Harder

16 Motivating Podcasts to Help You Work Harder

From time to time, we need a boost of inspiration to help us to do our best work. We rounded up 16 podcasts to listen to motivate you to work harder on both on the job site and in your personal life.
16 Motivating Podcasts to Help You Work Harder

What Famous Ancient Structures Would Cost to Build Today

What Famous Ancient Structures Would Cost to Build Today

Long before modern engineering, humans brought to life some of the most impressive ancient wonders like the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Taj Mahal. How much would it cost to recreate these structures in the modern age? We estimate the cost of nine iconic ancient structures.
What Famous Ancient Structures Would Cost to Build Today

Transition to Adulthood: Home Modifications for Young Adults with Special Needs

Transition to Adulthood: Home Modifications for Young Adults with Special Needs

With some thoughtful modifications, it’s possible to turn your home into a multigenerational space that provides adult children the opportunity to do more for themselves, while keeping them under the same roof.
Transition to Adulthood: Home Modifications for Young Adults with Special Needs

Navigating the Construction Equipment Rental Industry: Crucial Factors Shaping its Future Growth

Navigating the Construction Equipment Rental Industry: Crucial Factors Shaping its Future Growth

When it comes to the success and growth of the equipment rental industry, there are a number of factors that have a significant impact. These factors are key indicators that industry experts analyze to forecast the market and influence everything from utilization to rental rates.
Navigating the Construction Equipment Rental Industry: Crucial Factors Shaping its Future Growth

Do You Really Want to Buy that Scissor or Boom Lift? Why Renting is a Better Option

Do You Really Want to Buy that Scissor or Boom Lift? Why Renting is a Better Option

The question about whether to buy or rent when it comes to heavy construction equipment has long been debated among industry professionals.  Renting or buying is one of the most important financial decisions that construction companies have to make.
Do You Really Want to Buy that Scissor or Boom Lift? Why Renting is a Better Option

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