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A Carpenters Growth Story

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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.

4 Tips to make your construction business more professional

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.

Project Bank Accounts

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.

Four Construction Trades in Demand

Are you considering an apprenticeship to start a career in the construction industry? With significant growth in the number of construction job openings around the world, now is a great time to start an apprenticeship. Here’s a look at the top four trades to consider:
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Feature Updates: Social Sharing and Construction CV

We’ve been busy building cool features to make finding work with the right contractor and hiring the perfect team of tradies easier than ever. Here’s a quick summary of what’s new on ConX:

Three Ways to Reinforce a Buildings Foundation

Today we’ll look at various methods of reinforcing a property’s foundation with a guest post from ConX member, 5 Star Reblocking & Underpinning, one of Australia’s leading contractors. 

How much Time Should you Spend Putting Out Fires?

Even with adequate planning and assessment, at every stage of the construction project issues arise that require immediate intervention to ensure work remains on course. As the project manager, you need to devise quick, targeted interventions to avert the crisis at hand. That is why, you need to be in a position to anticipate such and have mitigation measures in place. Such approaches focus on avoiding to stretch the budget and the construction timelines. The following are “fires” project managers are likely to experience and how they can overcome the same: 

How ConX Works for Australia’s Tradies

In the oldest and most established industry in the world www.conxjobs.com is pioneering a completely new way for tradies to promote themselves and interact with subbies and contractors for work, far beyond the contacts in your phone book. 

How ConX Works with Australia’s Construction Contractors

In the oldest and most established industry in the world www.conxjobs.com is pioneering a completely new way for head contractors to ease some of the biggest pain points when connecting with subcontractors, skilled trades and labour. Now, networks are opened up far beyond pre-established contacts in a phone book.

Construction Contractors Paying Invoices Late is Australia's Norm

Australia has recently been highlighted as the worst country at paying invoices out of a survey of 80 countries. The study was measured in the amount of days early or late that an invoice was paid and as you would expect the efficient Germans were 0.5 days early on average while the UK were 5.85 days late and waaay down the bottom is where Australia sit at 26.4 days late. source