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Make Your Takeoff Simple and Seamless — and Precise

Takeoff is vital for creating accurate estimates and bids — after all, it’s the step where you measure, count, and list quantities of materials based on a set of drawings. Using traditional tools, like paper printouts of plans, special rulers and a calculator is fiddly, time-consuming, and risky. Measuring from hard copies of plans...

  • General Contractors

    Construction Estimator: Role, Responsibilities, and More

    November 12, 2022

    A good construction estimator is key to a profitable project. If an estimator makes a mistake, the company could lose money on the project, so it’s important to ensure accuracy. We’ve put together this article as a summary of a construction estimator’s role, responsibilities, and the skills necessary to become one. Construction estimator role A […]

  • Subcontractors

    Everything you need to know about bid planner at a glance

    November 9, 2022

    Whether you’re tracking ten bids or a hundred, knowing where each one stands can be complicated. In today’s fast-moving world, using spreadsheets and file folders just doesn’t cut it. When are upcoming deadlines for invitations to bid (ITBs)? Which bids have you submitted and are waiting for an answer? How many new projects...

  • General Contractors

    What Is Automation in Construction and How Will It Affect Your Business?

    November 7, 2022

    The dual needs for improved infrastructure and affordable housing have created the perfect opportunity for automation in construction to increase productivity, even in the midst of a labor shortage. The American Society of Civil Engineers has estimated that there is a need for nearly $2.6 trillion in infrastructure investment required. According to the National Low […]

  • General Contractors

    How to Create a Construction Schedule

    November 3, 2022

    “On time and on budget” is the mantra for construction. Keeping costs down is often easier than staying on schedule. Construction industry trends show that Creating a construction schedule is a key piece in the project management process and one that can set the tone for an entire project. Let’s look at how a construction […]

  • Subcontractors

    Highlighting PlanHub Premier Excellence: Peak Contract Flooring

    October 24, 2022

    An expert in commercial flooring, meet Cody of Peak Contract Flooring. Based in Atlanta, Cody, along with his team of over 10 specialize in carpet, sheet vinyl, ceramic and porcelain tile flooring. New to PlanHub, Peak Contract Flooring has already garnered significant growth with the use of our Premier software for Subcontractors...

  • Subcontractors

    8 Tips for Hiring Construction Workers for Your Subcontractor Business

    October 19, 2022

    The labor shortage in construction continues to grow. In early 2022, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) predicted that the industry would need to hire nearly 650,000 additional workers on top of the normal pace of hiring to meet the demand for labor. “The construction industry desperately needs qualified, skilled craft professionals to build America,” […]

  • General Contractors

    Construction Data Analytics: The Key to Higher Profits and More Work

    October 17, 2022

    Construction is one of the least digitized industries, and it can be a struggle to get construction companies to change their way of doing things. Many contractors, however, are learning that there is real value in digitizing their processes and documentation: they are learning more about their business and how to improve operations. Data analytics […]

  • General Contractors

    Time and Materials Contract: How Does It Work?

    October 15, 2022

    Not all construction projects have a clearly defined scope of work. Often contractors are called in to make repairs or modifications where hidden conditions may substantially affect the amount and type of work and construction certifications required. Instead of guessing on a price and potentially losing money when costs come in higher than expected, contractors […]

  • Subcontractors

    8 Construction Certifications to Advance Your Career

    October 13, 2022

    If you’re looking to advance in the construction industry, there are a number of certifications you can go for that will help you. We’ve put together a list of eight certifications that appeal to a variety of workers in the industry. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) There are two certification programs that construction workers […]

  • Subcontractors

    How PlanHub Helped Subcontractor Stripe It Rite Increase over 15% Revenue in Less Than a Year.

    October 11, 2022

    Located in Fort Meade, Florida, is Stripe It Rite, a pavement company specializing in asphalt seal coating, pavement striping, and marking. With 35 years of paving experience, Stripe It Rite serves clients within a 100-mile radius of their base in central Florida. PlanHub connected with Stripe It Rite Business Development and Estimator, Adrian, about how...

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