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State of the Insurance Market

Dec 01, 2020

CFMA members may recall the August 2019 edition of Talking Trades where an article called “Insura...

Specialty Contractors
Even Apprenticeships Go Virtual: Are We Destined for a Much Smaller Construction Workforce?

Dec 01, 0202

According to an analysis by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Electrical Contractor...

Specialty Contractors
COVID-19 Impact on Specialty Trade Mergers & Acquisitions

Dec 01, 2020

Prior to March 2020, specialty trades, such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC, were t...

Specialty Contractors
Construction Cost Management: The Quiet Revolution

Mar 21, 2021

Sponsored Content: In construction the “bottom line” is comprised of a thousand moving targets. T...

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Specialty Trade All-Stars: Passing the Torch at Shapiro & Duncan

Aug 01, 2019

About 10 years ago, David Holmes and I were meeting for one of our monthly dinner meetings and he...

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State of the Construction Industry: Will Nonresidential Construction Rebound in 2021?

Apr 22, 2021

There are reasons for both optimism and pessimism regarding nonresidential construction’s prospec...

Specialty Contractors Economy
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness – Best Practices for Loans Greater Than $2 Million

Apr 22, 2021

How do you prepare for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness when your loan is great...

Specialty Contractors PPP Loan Forgiveness
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness – Best Practices for Loans Less Than $2 Million

Apr 25, 2021

When we applied for and received our Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan funds, I did not anti...

Specialty Contractors PPP Loan Forgiveness
How Technology Can Aid Service Technicians During COVID-19 & Beyond

Apr 25, 2021

Over the past year, COVID-19 has highlighted the benefits technology can bring to workers across ...

Specialty Contractors Information Technology
A History of the Specialty Trade Committee

Apr 25, 2021

I started attending CFMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition in 1997 and noticed something from the ...

Specialty Contractors
President Biden & Apprenticeships

May 27, 2021

Less than a month after becoming president, Joe Biden signed his first executive order pertaining...

Specialty Contractors
Real-time Cost Management: Connected Teams and Connected Systems, Built with Control

Jul 01, 2021

Sponsored Content: One of the biggest risks on a project has nothing to do with the build itself ...

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Shortage of Available Workers Slows Recovery

Jun 15, 2021

Much will depend on labor force growth in 2021.

Specialty Contractors Economy
Never Swung a Hammer

Jul 06, 2021

In recent years, a serious concern in the construction industry is the labor shortage.

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How Will Lease Accounting Under FASB ASC 842 Affect Your Balance Sheet?

Jul 15, 2021

The key principle of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) recent ASC 842 lease accou...

Specialty Contractors Lease Accounting
How Construction Retention Payments Affect Ongoing Projects, and How to Ease the Burden Retainage Creates

Aug 03, 2021

Sponsored Content: Practically all construction contracts include provisions for payment retentio...

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Powering the Future of Collaborative, Real-Time Cost Management

Aug 30, 2021

Sponsored Content: With construction projects and teams becoming more disconnected, the need for ...

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Cybersecurity Best Practices for Field Employees

Aug 31, 2021

Computer environments are made up of hardware, software, and the people who use and support them.

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Phishing, Spear Phishing, Vishing… Oh My!

Sep 23, 2021

Like many other industries, the construction space has undergone a significant technology-enabled...

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Tactics for Successful Resource Management

Oct 01, 2021

The following article is sponsored by Prophix. Contractors need the proper insights to focus on y...

Specialty Contractors Budgeting & Planning Workforce
The Construction Cost Management Report: State of the Industry

Oct 01, 2021

The following content is sponsored by Procore. The new Construction Cost Management report publis...

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