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  Our articles and tutorials are packed with info for you!

Construction Project Management Tutorial

As I've mentioned elsewhere through this site, construction projects are often mired in paperwork, and the legalites involved seem to be constantly changing.

This page contains links to construction project management tutorials full of suggestions on how to get your construction business started and ideas on how to manage the paperwork side of it. Our free newsletter carries info about new articles that have been added here, so don't forget to subscribe!


Now for the legal mumbo-jumbo: Please note that we are not attorneys, nor do we have any formal legal training, these articles are written based upon actual experiences and should not be looked upon as specific legal advice.

And now please check out each construction project management tutorial that I have put together for you.


 
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CONTRACT ISSUES

Contract Pitfalls
Watch out for tricky clauses

Joint Check Agreements
An explanation of joint check agreements and how they can benefit the contractor

City Business Licenses
Most cities require you to obtain a business license before performing work in the city

Preliminary Notices
A look at the preliminary notice requirements as well as a sample form

Lien Waivers / Lien Releases
An in-depth review of which lien waiver to use when...

Jobsite Rules and Regulations
A list of some of the rules we have seen attached to contracts

General Conditions
If you don't familiarize yourself with the general conditions, you could be putting the project, you and your company at risk.

Improper Licensing
How someone else's improper license can cost you your payment

Mechanic's Liens
How to do it and mistakes to avoid

BIDDING PROJECTS

Material Suppliers
An important part of your business

Projects to bid on
The Dodge Report and Plan Rooms

Assembling Your Bid
Basic guidelines on how to put your bid together
The link above will open a separate window to the corresponding webpage at my new website InformedContractors.com

Proposal Forms
A brief rundown on proposal form guidelines as well as a sample proposal form

Military Bases
Listing of various rules and regulations for projects on military bases

EMPLOYING OTHERS

Employees
Some things to consider when hiring employees

OFFICE NEEDS

Office Tips
Various ideas to help you keep your office and business running smoothly

Stationery Goods and Advertising
Requirements of the Contractors State License Board

BONDING & INSURANCE

Bonding
Bonding information and requirements

Liability Insurance
Liability insurance information and requirements

INVOICING & COLLECTING

Invoicing
An explanation on various ways to invoice construction projects

Lien Waivers / Lien Releases
An in-depth review of which lien waiver to use when...

Collecting Payment
Collecting payment can be difficult at times. Here are a few collection procedure ideas.

Job Forms
Here you will find an abundance of job forms you will need on a daily basis.

YOUR STATE LICENSE

Do you want to be a General Contractor or a Subcontractor?
Brief description of the differences in requirements

Schooling: Various types of teaching and studying methods
There are many different types, pick the one (or more) that works for you

Testing Fees
An explanation of the testing fees involved with obtaining your contractor license

Overall Costs
A listing of the approximate overall costs involved with obtaining your contractor license

Test Day
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Home Offices vs. Commercial Business Locations
Consider the pros and cons of home offices and commercial business locations

Doing Business As aka DBA / dba
When and why a DBA might be required

City Business Licenses
When and where you might need them

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Announce Your Arrival
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