As a busy Florida contractor, you have a lot of balls to juggle to keep your business up and running smoothly. You are a strong leader and responsible owner and it could be justly said that you tend to take on more than your fair share of job duties.
One of the deadliest accidents that can occur on a construction site is a trench collapse. These disasters can be quickly fatal for the hapless laborers who are trapped underneath thousands of pounds of unstable soil.
When a client first approaches you with a complaint about a residential or commercial construction project, your first reaction is likely to be appeasement. You want them to be satisfied, so you attempt to fix the problem to their satisfaction.
As the owner of a construction company, you have a vested interest in keeping your crew members safe on the job site. One way to do that is to review your scaffolding safety protocols and procedures.
A recent story out of New Orleans presents a textbook example of how not to manage a construction disaster. Back in October 2019, the 18-story Hard Rock Hotel that was under construction in the Crescent City collapsed, killing three workers and injuring dozens.
Construction disputes can be quite costly to resolve. Your time, money and resources all can diminish while you try to hash out a workable solution to appease a disgruntled client.
Whether you use social media platforms to promote your contracting business or not, you need to be aware of the many different ways that these sites can affect your business. For good or for ill, social media is a powerful force to manage.
Florida contractors can wind up embroiled in all sorts of lawsuits that can be deleterious to their companies and their reputation in the industry. Ideally, you want to proactively protect yourself from these vulnerabilities, but some may be inevitable.
Perhaps to few contractors' surprise, a recent study revealed that the primary reason for most construction disputes was the changing scope of the project. We have dealt with the problem of scope creep before in our posts. It's easy to see why this foments so many issues between clients and contractors.
As a South Florida contractor, you undoubtedly run into your share of undocumented immigrants looking for work. You may have even hired some to flesh out a skeleton crew during busy times.