Keeping Construction Essential. Do This Today to Keep Your Jobsites Open

Keeping Construction Essential. Do This Today to Keep Your Jobsites Open

With jurisdictions stepping up enforcement of CDC guidelines on construction projects, adding wash stations, keeping 6 feet of social distance, and limiting groups to 10 or less has become critical. Today we talk to Peter Dyga, President of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Florida East Coast Chapter, about his efforts to keep construction essential. Peter …

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How the DOL Guidelines Modify the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

How the DOL Guidelines Modify the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

Confusion is still swirling around the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), so the DOL issued new guidelines. Today, I again talk to Jorge Rivero of HR Management. Jorge revisits the key parts of the FFCRA and explains the clarifications from the DOL, focusing on how it impacts your construction business. You can contact …

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How is the Construction Surety Bonding Market Reacting to COVID-19

How is the Construction Surety Bonding Market Reacting to COVID-19

With construction still progressing in most jurisdictions, the construction surety bonding market is starting to tighten due to the Coronavirus.  Today we speak with Jonathan Bursevich of Alter Surety about what he is seeing and hearing from underwriters on their continued willingness to issue bonds.  At least for now, the word is positive.  You can …

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Can a Hall Pass Allow Your Construction Team to Continue to Travel and Work During a Lockdown

Can a Hall Pass Allow Your Construction Team to Continue to Travel and Work During a Lockdown

With counties and cities shutting down under various orders from government officials, how do you keep your construction projects, men and materials moving?  One way may be a hall pass.  Today we talk to Justin Tolley of The Barthet Construction Law Firm about various orders in South Florida, why construction has been deemed essential, and how to …

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Survival Strategies for your Construction Business

Survival Strategies for your Construction Business

Today we have a summary update on how the Coronavirus is impacting construction.  In this episode, we cover what we are seeing on the ground with project and government offices, some tips to avoid delays in payment and securing your lien rights, some contract provisions to look out for, and some financial aid and loan …

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Don’t Wait to Lien. How the Coronavirus is Impacting Lien and Bond Claim Deadlines

Don’t Wait to Lien. How the Coronavirus is Impacting Lien and Bond Claim Deadlines

We all know you have 45 days to serve a Notice to Owner and 90 days to record your lien, but how has the Coronavirus changed these deadlines?  Today I talk to Nick Fernandez of The Barthet Construction Law Firm about some of the side effects the Coronavirus is causing on timely securing your rights …

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A Miami Contractor’s Perspective on Coronavirus’s Impact on #MiamiConstruction

A Miami Contractor’s Perspective on Coronavirus’s Impact on #MiamiConstruction

What are contractors in Miami seeing and feeling?  We interview Oscar Morejon of John Bell Construction about how he is dealing with the Coronavirus in the current Miami Construction market.  From adapting in the field, to making difficult decisions for his company, to his backlog, to job shutdowns, we cover it all.  You can learn …

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Coronavirus OSHA Compliance 101

Coronavirus OSHA Compliance 101

How is OSHA dealing with the Coronavirus on construction projects?  We talk to Brent Huffman, a safety and OSHA expert and trainer.  Brent walks us through the issues contractors are facing on site, from masks to gloves to “keeping your distance”.  He also tells us about what he is seeing happening on the ground from the …

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Employee Issues in Light of the Coronavirus

Employee Issues in Light of the Coronavirus

SEE OUR MORE RECENT INTERVIEW WITH JORGE RIVERO FOR UPDATES ON THE FFCRA Even if your jobs have not stopped, you need to get ready to deal with the impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 on your business.  Today, I interview Jorge Rivero of HR Management.  Jorge tells us the up-to-the-minute information on how the new …

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Buying Smarter. How to Get a Better Deal on Construction Supplies.

Buying Smarter. How to Get a Better Deal on Construction Supplies.

One of the top expenses of any contractor or subcontractor is the purchase of construction supplies and materials.  Be it plumbing fixtures, roofing shingles, or rebar, managing how you buy materials can make or break your company.  In this episode, we talk to Jesse Weissburg or Billd on some simple techniques you can employ to …

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