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...
The days of setting up a storefront and waiting for customers to come to you is gone. With more young people working in the construction industry, you need to change up your marketing strategies to reach them where they are: online. Phone calls and faxes aren’t as popular as they were even a few years […]
Construction equipment is an expensive, but necessary, cost for most contractors. When it comes to owning equipment there are three options: renting, buying, and leasing. Determining which option is best for your company depends on the type of equipment you use and the financial position of your company. Equipment ownership options When it comes to […]
It’s no secret that general contractors are more likely to consider well organized bids that are easy-to-read and contain the information that they need – but for subcontractors, it isn’t always as easy to create them. It’s time-consuming work that requires attention to detail and a mistake can impact job profitability. Introducing Bid Builder: Stay […]
“This company is less than 10 years old, so it’s kind of the perfect storm with the company growing and PlanHub coming around to help increase our coverage.” TJ Andrade, Bid Coordinator, Madewell Construction Summary Challenges Expand network and bid coverage Break through the local market and increase volume of out-of-state projects Solution […]
According to PlanHub’s 2022 Construction Industry Report, 91% of general contractors and 82% of subcontractors are looking to implement new technology in 2023. For many that will include construction software. Construction software can be used to simplify several everyday tasks, including accounting, estimating, bid management, and project management. According to our report, here’s how companies […]
Only 37.6% of construction companies that started in March 2011 survived 10 years later, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry has the highest failure rate and up to 25% of companies fail within their first year of operation. When so many businesses in the industry are failing, it pays to look at what […]
Architecture, design, and construction are truly art forms. If you have any doubts, these 9 cool buildings will convince you. Inclusion at its finest – Abrahamic Family House Although the predominant religion in the United Arab Emirates is Islam, a new interfaith complex is providing access to sacred spaces for Muslims, Christians, and Jews. The […]
West Palm Beach, FL – January 10, 2023 – PlanHub, the leading cloud-based software as service (SaaS) preconstruction platform, announces today the release of its inaugural construction industry report. The 2022 PlanHub Construction Industry Report provides a snapshot of activity and trends based on platform usage and an in-depth survey of construction professionals conducted in […]
Construction job sites are busy places, and it can be tough to remember who was there and what work was completed on any given day. To track things like manpower, inspections, and material deliveries, contractors rely on daily progress reports. These field reports can be invaluable for settling claims, providing backup documentation for schedule delays, […]
We have documented the ongoing construction labor shortage (Exploring Labor Shortage and Rising Costs in the Construction Industry and 5 Construction Industry Trends for 2023). Contractors are actively looking for ways to address the problem, as their company’s survival depends on access to skilled workers to perform future projects. So, to help commerical contractors take […]
Expand your network and connect with general contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects, and suppliers – not to mention thousands of relevant projects at your fingertips.
Generate relevant leads, faster and with precision. With access to private, hard-to-find projects, you can connect with architects and owners on projects still in the pre-design and design stages.
PlanHub’s advanced suite of bid management tools allows you to increase productivity, identify relevant projects using data, build bids with Takeoff, and manage bids through the entire process.