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How to measure and understand your business's profitability

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For developing construction businesses, knowing your financial numbers is crucial to your company’s growth because these figures will indicate if you are moving towards success or heading towards trouble. Experts such as accountants or financial analysts will help you when it comes to tracking your profitability, but you can also takes steps to do it on your own. 

3 tips to better identify hazards on site

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Identifying hazards in the workplace involves finding things and situations that could potentially cause harm to people. It's an important step of your risk assessment plan, and aims to eliminate health and safety risks that may compromise your project. So whether you're a project manager or  plant hire supplier, use these three tips to identify hazards on your job site. 

3 quick tips to help manage your subbies and operators

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The relationship between equipment hirers and suppliers go beyond the signed contract. Project managers have the responsibility to nurture their organisation’s relationship with their plant or equipment suppliers since this will help in the timely completion of a construction project and a good relationship between the two parties could help reduce the risks of a misunderstanding.

6 things you can do to increase exposure for your construction business

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It's no secret that brand awareness and exposure serve as an important way to attract new clients to your business. It represents a real opportunity to showcase previous jobs, clients you've worked with, services you offer and more. But for those of us that lack time and online marketing experience, the brand strategy process can seem a little intimidating. 

4 quick tips to improve your team's efficiency

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It's a no-brainer that in any business, to remain competitive you must boost operational efficiency wherever possible. It's particularly important for SMEs to operate efficiently, because they often have more limited resources than larger top tier companies. 

Reporting on projects, pooling together plans and quotes for tenders, and making sure projects are completed on time (and within budget) are all a part of the golden goal - and understanding what small operational tweaks you and your team can make to improve efficiencies will help reduce overall operating costs, improve client satisfaction, and will help keep you ahead of your competition. 

QLD Government cutting red tape for the construction industry

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The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and the Palaszczuk Government have announced that businesses will no longer have to apply for permits to move cranes or special purpose vehicles on state-controlled roads.  

The role of hybrid machines in the green building movement

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Construction equipment manufacturers are stepping up and pioneering some of the latest in energy-saving technology to help Australian plant hire companies and contractors alike reduce greenhouse gas emissions. .

5 inescapable "truths" changing the way your construction company operates

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As the construction industry evolves, five unavoidable trends have taken hold and will factor into your business operations and outlook for the foreseeable future. 

Where are Melbourne's strategic growth centres?

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Melbourne's crane index is a great indicator of the growth of the construction industry, and which areas we can expect to see ongoing building work. Melbourne's key crane hotspots are the CBD, Carlton, Caulfield, Chadstone, Docklands, Toorak and Southbank. These areas will increase the number of projects to tender on and increase Melbourne's plant hire numbers. 

What you'll need for a thorough plant inspection

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For plant hire and equipment hire companies, getting your machinery inspected is a must. But not all machine inspections are alike. A thorough and professional inspection can potentially save you from making a disastrous mistake and ensure your machines are in great working condition to arrive on site.