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What you need to know
- Communications & Technology
Construction workers need to be ready to move from one job site to the next in a moment's notice. The old adage, "Go where the work is" holds true in this particular industry. In fact, a single firm might have several crews working at multiple locations.
- Sales and Marketing
Today's construction companies turn to multimedia to build up business in a thriving industry. From radio and television commercials to online advertisements, professionals in the field continue to hammer away at unique marketing approaches.
- Customer Service
Crackerjack technology, brilliant marketing strategies and skilled, reliable staff work together to build an organization - but that's only part of the process. An operation is only as solid as its customer base.
- Staffing & Employment
A range of different professions make up the foundation of the construction industry. The U.S. Department of Labor actually breaks down the field into three key segments. General contractors construct residential, industrial, commercial and other building structures.
- Billing and Accounts Receivable
The U.S. Department of Commerce reported in a recent news release that construction spending nationwide topped $1,180.2 billion in January. But despite this astronomical figure, those in the business of building don't always pocket the money due them as speedily as they'd like.
- Vendor Relations and Purchasing
The rumble of a bulldozer motoring over mud and rock plays bass to the shrill of rotary saws. A framer pounds out the backbeat with a hammer, seemingly keeping time in this symphony of metallic melodies. At first glance, it appears to be just another day at the construction site.
Construction firms often must brace for unexpected hitches when it comes to completing a project. A job's expedition can change with a few drops of rain or a stubborn piece of equipment.
Social Media Best Practices & Applications
Trade associations in the construction industry are as
varied as the materials used to build. This section
outlines key groups focused on business-to-business
networking, workforce development, education and more. Find
information and links to associations like Associated
Builders and Contractors, American Institute of
Construction, National Association of Builders and many
- Industry Financials