In order to understand the construction industry, you have to be generally conversant with the real estate market and how it works.
If you're a subcontractor, you know how much paperwork there can be when it comes to getting the job done. Everything from emails exchanged with your client, to receipts for materials, to keeping your hours worked time sheets in order, it can feel like an entirely separate job just managing all of that.
All across Australia, there is a growing movement for buildings and engineering projects to be constructed with more sustainable and energy-efficient practices. In particular, Victoria is trying to get ahead of the curve and differentiate themselves as an environmentally-friendly leader with many ambitious projects in the works.
As a contractor working with an array of different clients, you probably come across all kinds of people. Some of them might openly tell you that they know nothing about construction. Maybe they just want to get a certain job done and they're relying on you to come up with an estimate and take care of it from beginning to end.
Diversification is important in any business because it helps you to get more customers. Not every customer is going to like the same product. They may want to have something slightly different.
All available research is indicating that it is a great time to be in the Australian construction industry. With steady growth within all sectors of the industry, experts project billions will be pumped into future residential and nonresidential projects. Here is a brief look at how this activity is going to reflect and be implemented within the Australian market.
It happened again. You promised your team a flawless experience, but you're back disputing price with the client. You own this company and want the best- for your customers and for your team. But how thin can you spread your best? We handle your documentation needs so you don't have to find that tear in your brand.
Work expands to fill the time available for its completion. That's Parkinson's Law, and we've all seen it in action. Parkinson's Law is named for an author on the subject in the 1950s, Cyril Parkinson. It explains that report you needed to get done within a specific time and which you miraculously started and finished the night before it was due after pushing it off for weeks.
One of the traditional steps in deciding whether or not to take a job is checking over a client's estimate of what the project is going to cost. Sometimes clients are diligent, and they've already put together an educated guess as to what a project should cost. Other times... other times their guesses aren't really all that educated, which means you have to do double the work to correct the estimate.
As a subcontractor is your role to carry out the duties given by the hiring contractor, where you provide the necessary services to fulfill what has already been laid out in an agreement between the contractor and the hiring company. But what about you?