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66 Must-Know Construction Statistics

66 Must-Know Construction Statistics

We’ve compiled 60 construction statistics that illustrate the state of the construction industry and give you a picture of the direction in which it is heading.

Free Construction Estimate Templates and How They Work

Free Construction Estimate Templates and How They Work

Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Guide for Contractors

Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Guide for Contractors

What Is an RFI in Construction?

What Is an RFI in Construction?

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

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

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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?

Construction Schedule Template (Free Download)

Construction Schedule Template (Free Download)

We’ve created downloadable weekly and daily construction schedule templates to streamline the scheduling process and help keep your team organized.
Construction Schedule Template (Free Download)

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

Change Orders for Construction Explained

Change Orders for Construction Explained

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.
Change Orders for Construction Explained

Construction Punch List [Free Downloadable Template]

Construction Punch List [Free Downloadable Template]

Struggling to figure out if you finished everything on that construction job? A construction punch list will take any guesswork out of the job.
Construction Punch List [Free Downloadable 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 to Start a Construction Company in 5 Steps

How to Start a Construction Company in 5 Steps

We’ve compiled everything you need to know about getting your company off the ground, from how to write a solid business plan to what types of insurance are needed and beyond. Here is how to start a construction company, broken down into 5 steps.
How to Start a Construction Company in 5 Steps

How to Build a Life Off the Grid

How to Build a Life Off the Grid

Ever thought a self-reliant life in the wilderness? Our guide will help you build a life off the grid, from the costs and equipment you’ll need to get started.
How to Build a Life Off the Grid

How to Design Your Exterior Store Experience

How to Design Your Exterior Store Experience

A store’s exterior is just as important as its interior. We cover the key components of enhancing your curb appeal, including parking, signage, and storefront.
How to Design Your Exterior Store Experience

How to Remodel a Store to Boost Sales

How to Remodel a Store to Boost Sales

A store remodel can greatly boost your sales. Here are our data-backed tips for improving your layout, floor plan, displays, and shopping experience.
How to Remodel a Store to Boost Sales

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?

How to Stay Healthy When You’re Standing All Day

How to Stay Healthy When You’re Standing All Day

Standing all day places tension and discomfort on the body. Check out our tips on proper posture, effective stretches, and ways to alleviate the pressure when you're standing at work.
How to Stay Healthy When You’re Standing All Day

How to Become An Early Riser: 25 Science-Backed Tips

How to Become An Early Riser: 25 Science-Backed Tips

Waking up early has its benefits, including better health and more productivity. For those who want to change their schedule, we rounded up 25 science-backed tips to becoming an early riser.
How to Become An Early Riser: 25 Science-Backed Tips

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

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

How To Make The Best Mulch For A Vegetable Garden

How To Make The Best Mulch For A Vegetable Garden

Making mulch for your vegetable garden is one of the best things you can do for the health of your plants. Homemade mulch works better than store-bought mulch. It costs nothing and is a sustainable choice. It takes a little hard work, but a self-sufficient food producer like you isn't the type to shy away from that.
How To Make The Best Mulch For A Vegetable Garden

How to Prepare a House for Sale

How to Prepare a House for Sale

The idea of preparing your house might feel overwhelming, but it can make a big difference. By taking care of certain tasks before your showings start, you can increase the chances of getting offers and more value out of your house.
How to Prepare a House for Sale

How to Build a Greenhouse

How to Build a Greenhouse

More and more people across the United States are growing fresh food in backyard gardens. The Slow Food movement promotes local, organic foods over fast food produced with pesticides on factory farms. Many people who don't have backyards or live in apartments can grow food with their neighbors in a community garden. Gardening is a great way to become self-sufficient or turn a profit. It also gives you an opportunity to enjoy working in the outdoors. A serious gardener can grow delicious fruits and vegetables at home by building a greenhouse.
How to Build a Greenhouse

Why Renting Construction Equipment Beats Buying

Why Renting Construction Equipment Beats Buying

Not only can owned equipment be a liability for your company, but purchasing can also cost you in a big way. From price point to compliance concerns to technological advances, find out why renting construction equipment is better than buying.
Why Renting Construction Equipment Beats Buying

How to Convert Time for Payroll

How to Convert Time for Payroll

Owning a small business brings a lot of small responsibilities that can add up to real time consumers. If you process the payroll of your company yourself and have to pay employees hourly this is definitely one of those items that can take some effort. Those wages sound easy to calculate but in practice, there are a few things to remember when tracking the hours worked on their time sheets.
How to Convert Time for Payroll

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