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2021
  • Week 49: Linear Scheduling: Effective With A Bend Of Your Mind
  • Week 48: A Kick in the, Well, You Know: “Last Minute” Bid Postponement
  • Week 43: Claims Tools & Methodologies
  • Week 41: Ways that Engineers Manage Failure: Deflection
  • Week 40: Bridges 101: What Makes Up A Bridge
  • Week 37: Another Contractor Claims Tool: ASCE 71-21 Identifying, Quantifying, And Proving Loss Of Productivity
  • Week 32: Project Loss Insurance: Heard of It? 
  • Week 30: Debt: You Need It 

  • Week 29: Utes and Bunds: Working in New Zealand
  • Week 28: Bluebeam Revu Review
  • Week 27: Don’t Be Afraid Of A Little Manual Work: It’s Ok 
  • Week 26: Keep The Excavator Digging – It Drives The Cost 
  • Week 25: Estimating: Theoretical Versus Production History
  • Week 23: Inside The Contractor’s Mind: Bidding, Change Orders, & Claims
  • Week 22: Using a Static Indirect Bid Item in Your Bids
  • Week 20: Lose the Guilt – Mark it Up!

  • Week 18: Blind and Dumb: Meeting Attendees
  • Week 17: Trained or Untrained? Being Claim-Ready
  • Week 16: The Calibration Period: Plan for Patience
  • Week 15: Delay Letter: A Template & How To Write One
  • Week 14: Your Equipment Rates: Where to Start
  • Week 13: The Leonard Curves: Another Tool In Labor Loss Quantification
  • Week 12: Going “Legit”: Lose The Brown Paper Bag
  • Week 11: Estimating: It’s an Art and a Science
  • Week 10: Jet Grout in 5 Minutes

  • Week 9: Engine Failure Makes Engineers Great: Redundancy
  • Week 8: What and college degree says
  • Week 7: Contingency Doesn’t Exist When Low Bid Wins
  • Week 6: Bucketing – the Proper Claim Accounting Method
  • Week 5: K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Stupid
  • Week 4: Tech Tricks for PC Efficiency
  • Week 3: Incidental: What’s in a word?
  • Week 2: Pipeline Podcast: Best of 2020
  • Week 1: Top 7 Reads of 2020

2020

  • Week 52: Types Of Delays – Top 4 List
  • Week 51: 5-Minute “How To”: Starting A Construction Business
  • Week 50: Shallow versus Deep Foundations: What’s the Difference?
  • Week 49: Pre-Bid Questioning to the Owner or Yourself
  • Week 48: Financial Protection For The General Contractor & Owner: Two Ways
  • Week 47: Please Cough – The One Thing to Do This Week
  • Week 46: Setting The Bid Unit Price: 2 Main Reasons For Unbalancing
  • Week 45: Top 6 Ingredients of a Letter
  • Week 44: Pipe Goes Bang!
  • Week 43: Insult Your Client With Simplicity: Day Labeling
  • Week 42: Closer to 1.30, not 1.50
  • Week 41: Fire! Run To It, Not From It!
  • Week 40: What Information Governs: Order of Precedence

  • Week 39: Contract Mapping: A Valuable Tool in Your Toolbox
  • Week 38: You Better Honor Your Bid on Bid Day Mr. Subcontractor
  • Week 37: An Hour’s not an Hour, and it’s Certainly not a Day
  • Week 36: Anatomy of a Change
  • Week 35: Shhh, You’re being Recorded – and Two Other Tips
  • Week 34: Quantifying the Loss in Labor Productivity: the MCAA Factors
  • Week 33: Cash v. Accrual Accounting – Whatchu Talkin’ About Willis?
  • Week 32: How To Do A Job Cost Projection: Cutting Through The Fog – Part 2
  • Week 31: How To Do A Job Cost Projection: Cutting Through The Fog – Part 1
  • Week 30: Mistaken Taboo: Project Overhead

  • Week 29: Notice: Writing the Letter
  • Week 28: Signing a Change Order: What to Look For
  • Week 27: Earthwork: What’s a Cubic Yard?
  • Week 26: The Number 1 Driver of a Construction Claim
  • Week 25: Don’t be Charlie Brown’s Teacher
  • Week 24: Wanna Eat? Help Me Kill
  • Week 23: Better the Devil You Know
  • Week 22: From Me to You: Things I’ve Learned as a Professional
  • Week 21: Estimating: It’s an Art and a Science
  • Week 20: ICYMI – Webinars & Podcasts

  • Week 19: Bond Premium and the Project Time Extension
  • Week 18: Video Conferencing Softwares: a Quick Review
  • Week 17: Dear Owner, No Change Orders Thank You
  • Week 16: I Didn’t Ask for a Lamborghini
  • Week 15: Letters to the Owner Need to Tell, Not Ask
  • Week 14: “Boosting” Job Profits on Equipment Purchase – on Paper
  • Week 13: But What Does It Smell Like?
  • Week 12: Project Parties – Who does what?
  • Week 11: Signing a Change Order: What to look for
  • Week 10: What Information Governs: Order of Precedence

  • Week 9: Notice: Writing the Letter
  • Week 8: Legal Word of the Day: Contemporaneous
  • Week 7: The Joint Venture Estimate: Setup is Key
  • Week 6: Optimizing the Contractor’s Professional Engineer
  • Week 5: Wanna Eat? Help me Kill
  • Week 4: Laos: Infrastructure/Means & Methods
  • Week 3: Earthwork: What’s a Cubic Yard?
  • Week 2: Avoid Claims with a Pre-Bid Analysis
  • Week 1: Takeoff: Beyond the Drawings