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Coming Soon: Accelerated Payments to Subcontractors

Through a new program, Textura, Greensill Capital and Morgan Stanley will enable general contractors to provide accelerated payments to subcontractors. More

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The 3 Best Options for Valuing Your Change Orders

Ensuring that you get paid for every change order you complete is vital to maintaining the success of your business and your cash flow. The key is to ensure that you value your change orders up front, using reliable methods, and clearly communicate the added cost to the customer. More

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7 Important Things To Know Before Financing Equipment

Understanding the ways in which leasing fits your company’s particular needs can help to build a solid business case for financing as well as determine which financing option to choose. This decision requires careful assessment of your financial, operational, and situational needs. More

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It's Time for Polished Concrete to Grow Up

The need for professionalism, standardized language, and field data tracking were hot-button issues at the International Concrete Polishing & Staining Conference. Concrete Surfaces is the event's official publication. More

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SANY Makes List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Forbes magazine has ranked SANY No. 85 on its 2012 list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies, the second year in a row SANY has made the prestigious ranking. More

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How to Market in Today's Economy

In today's market, many are looking for a quick fix to their sales woes. Unfortunately, there are no magic answers. As a marketing professional specializing in the concrete industry for the last 15 years, I often am asked what the most effective means of marketing is with regard to return on investment. Although I am partial to public relations activities, the right answer depends on such a myriad of variables including your goal, target audience(s), budget, message, past activities, and much more. More

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When You're in a Hole, Stop Digging

Understanding more about the financial performance of your company will help you see trends as they are developing so you don't wait until a crisis. Some problems are acute—they happen suddenly, and some are chronic—they go on for years and you learn to live with them. Here are seven situations that should put up red flags. More

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UCLA Economist: This Too Shall Pass

As an economist with UCLA's Anderson Forecast, Christopher Thornberg garnered a reputation as something of a pessimist. In late 2003, Thornberg began warning about the single-family housing bubble and the risks facing the broader economy. More

ICFS: Out of the Underground
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ICFS: Out of the Underground

Three short years from now, concrete building systems will account for 25% of... More

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Tax-Deferred Equipment Exchanges

One of the most effective tax-saving tools, a like-kind tax-deferred exchange, is finally gaining widespread attention in the construction industry. Construction equipment is largely, if not entirely, depreciated by the time you replace it. But since the equipment retains significant market value, its sale often results in current-year taxable income, even if you sell the equipment at a loss. By using a like-kind exchange, you can defer those taxes for years and use the cash to help purchase replacement equipment. You don't have to purchase the new equipment from the buyer of your old equipment, and the two transactions can occur up to 180 days apart. More

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