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“Lien” Management

Hail, Lien Caesar! The mechanic’s lien can be traced as far back as the Roman Empire. Under Roman civil law, architects, suppliers and laborers had preference over all other creditors. […]

The Importance of a 20-Day Preliminary Notice, or the Medusa Metaphor

Managing subcontractor compliance reminds me of the Greek mythological story about Medusa. What doesn’t kill you will protect you. In the end game, the purpose of the 20-day preliminary and a mechanic’s lien is to a) protect the subcontractor’s right for payment and b) also to notify owner of all of his obligations on the job (often the GC hires all of the subs and the owner is unaware of whom is doing what work).

10 Ways Your Integrated Software System Can Pay for Itself

Worried about a return on your software investment? Here’s 10 reasons that may change your mind and improve your business processes!

Section 179 – Windfalls for 2012 & 2013!

Did you know the Section 179 tax deduction has been increased to $500,000 for 2013? As an added bonus, the former limit for 2012 ($125,000) was boosted to a half […]

10 Critical Upgrade Mistakes

Common upgrade mistakes If your company is considering launching the New Year with shiny, upgraded Sage 300CRE software (formerly Timberline Office) —now is the time to start for a successful […]

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Hidden Benefits of Paperless Routing – Controlling Committed Costs

Paperless approval and routing systems are hardly new. Workflows and routing are common business processes that have become routine.  For Sage 300 CRE (formerly Timberline) there is a solution that […]

Put a Rocket On It! Sage 300 CRE for 2014

Have you been on the fence, waiting for just the right time to purchase Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Timberline Office) for the new year? Not to scare […]

Who Put the DDDDDDs in BIM?

In the Beginning… While researching some material on BIM construction recently, I began to wonder who or what are responsible for the development of 3D, 4D and 5D BIM… Adding […]

The “Rodney Dangerfields” of Construction?

No Respect! Payscale.com ranks ‘Construction Estimators’ in position #54 of their Top 100 Best Jobs (November, 2010 issue).  Puts them right in the middle of the pack, right? Then, they […]

What’s the Big Deal about Big Data?

Dealing with big data is nothing new for the construction industry…it has been around since the dawn of the digital age. What has become the constraint is that it is “too big to understand” – in its native format.

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