Should you get a drone? Drones are everywhere now and have become affordable with high quality cameras. They are amazing fun to take videos and photos of your favourite sports and hobbies, here is a quick look at a few ways to utilise them for your construction business.
In the early days the hardest part was going from a team of 2 which is perfect for most jobs to getting a third and fourth person involved. All of the builders and contacts we had made were organic and liked us to be on site so it was hard for them to accept that we were a growing team and I might not be there all the time. It took a little time for this transition but we hired good guys so kept the quality of our work up.
The construction industry has long been seen as a macho industry with such habits as wolf whistling at girls, eating pies, being dirty/scruffy and beer is generally a close association too. In recent years we have taken huge steps forwards with our professional manner and the introduction of the internet and social media has encouraged companies to broadcast a better ‘image’ of their business to make them stand out from the crowd. If you feel that you could do a little bit more for your businesses image here are a few tips to get you started.
The Palaszczuk Labor Government in Queensland has taken a huge step forwards towards protecting the subcontractors of the State in the last couple of days. We have seen a shift in risk go from the shoulders of the subbie back to the contractor.
Are you just starting out as a builder? Transitioning from the tools to managing a whole project from start to finish is a big leap and a daunting process.
Most guys starting out as builders have been successful as carpenters or another qualified trade, so they are familiar and confident in the build process, but it’s the admin and paperwork that bogs everyone down. It doesn’t have to be the way...