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A collection of free guides, tools, and expert coaching for construction professionals. Brush up on the fundamentals, or dig deeper with advanced topics in preconstruction, financial management, risk management, health & safety, and more.


Project success starts during planning. Learn how to develop accurate estimates, write winning bids, and prequalify the contractors you hire.

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Invitation to Bid (ITB) Explained for Construction

An invitation to bid (ITB) is an official document issued...

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MasterFormat: The Definitive Guide to CSI Divisions in Construction

Often referred to as the “Dewey Decimal System” of construction,...

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How BIM is Transforming Construction

Builders have always relied on precisely-designed sets of plans to...

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General Conditions in Construction: A Contractor’s Guide

In construction, general conditions refer to a variety of operations,...

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Health & Safety

Construction is a dangerous industry. Take steps to make your jobsites safer for workers,  analyze data to predict and mitigate future risks, and comply with government regulations.

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Construction Reporting: Key Report Types & Best Practices

In the world of construction, reporting is not just a...

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Construction Noise: How to Protect Workers & Reduce Noise Pollution

Construction is an inherently noisy activity, which can significantly impact...

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OSHA Standards for Construction vs. General Industry: Similarities & Differences

For more than 50 years, OSHA’s standards have outlined the...

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Conducting a Successful Construction Safety Stand-down

Construction jobsites are areas where personal safety is of utmost...

Construction Finance & Accounting

Learn how construction businesses effectively manage working capital, accounting processes, and company growth.

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7 Tips to Improve Accounts Payable in Construction

The importance of accurate accounts payable and other accounting records...

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The Construction Bidding Process Explained

Understanding how the construction bidding process works can help your...

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The 5 Key Types of Construction Contracts

There are five common types of construction contracts: lump sum...

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Contractor Financing: The Complete Guide

The financial success of a construction business depends largely on...

Risk Management

Learn how to identify, mitigate, and manage the variety of risks construction businesses face in the industry.

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10 Common Construction Risks for Contractors & Owners

Construction is a tough, often volatile industry, with one of...

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Builder’s Risk vs. General Liability for Contractors: What’s the Difference?

Construction businesses need many different types of insurance to mitigate...

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Performance Bonds for Construction Explained

Performance bonds provide a guarantee that a contractor will fulfill...

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Contractor Bonds vs. Insurance: What to Know

As a contractor, it’s important to have the right protections...


Cash flow is the lifeblood of a construction business. Explore strategies to manage working capital, improve accounts receivable and payable, and qualify for better financing terms.

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Trade Credit: The Benefits & Risks to Contractors and Suppliers

Contractors often need to find alternative ways to purchase materials...


Types of Capital for Construction Businesses

Construction companies need capital to get off the ground, stay...

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How to Evaluate Financing Options for Contractors

Debt isn’t a bad thing when it is used strategically...

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The Construction Closeout Process Explained

After most work on a project is complete, but before...

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The Predevelopment Phase of a Construction Project Explained

Before any construction workers or equipment ever arrive on site,...

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Design-Bid-Build Project Delivery: What It Is & When to Choose It

The Design-Bid-Build (DBB) Construction Delivery Method is considered the traditional...

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Mastering Construction Project Management: A Comprehensive Guide

Effective project management is a cornerstone of success in the...

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