A decade after it debuted, Beijing’s 798 Arts District is still a work in progress

BD+C

In preparation for hosting the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008, the Chinese government had a slew of mega redevelopment projects in the works.

QuickBooks Job Costing Work In Progress (WIP) Reports

Contractor Bookkeeping

QuickBooks Job Costing Work In Progress (WIP) Reports. Job Costing Work In Progress (WIP) Reports are not included in QuickBooks For Contractors. These reports work well when combined with our Job Costing Reporting Services.

BIM Adoption for Government Work in U.K. Is a Work-in-Progress

ENR Construction

Without national BIM standards in place, meeting the U.K.’s s 2016 implementation requirement is not yet possible. Technology

Lead free law a work in progress

Contractor Magazine

WASHINGTON — A few months into the recently passed lead free legislation —which mandates that the wetted surface of every pipe, fixture, and fitting sold for or installed in potable water applications not contain more than 0.25% lead by weight — the bulk of “responsibility” has now shifted to the installing contractor. BY JOHN MESENBRINK.

Accelerate Live! talk: Work in progress—How the office environment drives innovation, SageGlass (sponsored)

BD+C

During this presentation, SageGlass CEO Dr. Alan McLenaghan reviews how biophilic design and new technologies, such as dynamic glass, create a greater connection between the built and natural environments in the office

don't think: Do Revit: HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Do

My journal of work in Revit as part of a 600+ member architecture firm. It's very new and much of it is a work in progress. Re: Coworker Looking for Job in DC. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5

Are you using the CWIP Enquiry?

John Chaney

Jobpac Connect’s powerful CWIP Enquiry can be used to drill into every element of Cost of Work in Progress, right down to the scanned images of the invoices. In addition you can download directly to excel.

$13B Mexico City Airport Project Apparently Axed by President-Elect

ENR Construction

Three years’ worth of work in progress on a planned $13-billion airport for Mexico City were put at risk in the wake of the president-elect’s announcement that he would scrap the project after voters rejected it in a four-day referendum late last month

5 Critical Construction Project Reports your System Should Pull Without Fuss

John Chaney

A modern system will also have integrated contract valuation capabilities (which results in auto-generated work-in-progress accounting entries). The best systems run off real-time ledgers—making it easy for many of your business’ processes to be housed in one system.

Construction Accounting: Always Measure Twice

Construction Business Owner

One of the most important, and often misunderstood, aspects of construction accounting is the relationship between work in progress (WIP) and the recognition of revenue.

QuickBooks Training For Land Developers And Spec Builders

Contractor Bookkeeping

Many Land Developers and Spec Home Builders set up QuickBooks or hire someone to do it for them, and they do not understand the difference between Construction Accounting and Regular Accounting the results can be disastrous when you need Work-In-Progress, Job Costing, Estimates Vs. Actuals, Profit & Loss, and Balance Sheet Reports that accurately reflect the financial state of your Construction Company.

Essential BIM Terminology

John Chaney

Often just considered 3D design, building information modeling (BIM) also acts as a collaborative work platform. This contributes to faster project delivery as changes are minimized in the design phase.

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Mobile Tech Gains Traction on Construction Jobsites

John Chaney

percent of contractors—the largest group of survey respondents—believed mobile capabilities were “not very important” in 2012. That view has changed, however, as in 2017, only 16.9 And that’s no surprise, seeing as mobile technology has become so pervasive in all facets of our lives.

Revit Concrete Layout and Detailing Creation from SOFiSTiK

BIM & Beam

For example at Autodesk University in Las Vegas this November it was difficult to find anyone in the exhibit hall who was doing business in the building industry and did not have a connection or solution for Revit.

Construction Bookkeeping Unique Features

Contractor Bookkeeping

Regular Bookkeeping - Is roughly 80% of all accounting for businesses in the world. So it is practically the only thing taught in schools, colleges and universities. In essence you are selling a product or a service from a fixed location. Chart of Accounts Warranty Work.

Sharing the Advance Steel Roadmap

BIM & Beam

We want to do this so that our customers can gain greater insight into current and upcoming investments in this product. There’s a lot more work going on behind the scenes and this roadmap doesn’t reflect everything the development teams are working on.

The ABCs of BYOD in Construction

John Chaney

A couple of years ago, a colleague of mine lost his iPad after leaving it in a rental car while traveling. In fact, the 2017 JBKnowledge Construction Technology Report , in which nearly 2,700 construction professionals were surveyed, noted that the importance of mobile capabilities on the job is booming. The explosion of mobile devices is evident in construction. I’ve seen hours and labor rates keyed in on tablets. percent in 2017 versus 39.8

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How The Cloud Is Enabling Smarter Project Management—Part 4 of 5

John Chaney

Today’s construction demands, however, are making it harder and harder to operate if you can’t do so in real time. While having the best people in place, working together well and using the latest tools is critical, the construction project can still suffer if the data being tracked and reviewed is days or even weeks old. That outdated project information can make it hard to accurately gauge current job costs or work in progress.

Cottonwood Meadow Hybrid Container Home on Sierra Nevada Blueberry Farm

Jetson Green

Kyle and Hannah have been building a hybrid container home in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California where they are attempting to grow blueberries. Hannah has done a wonderful job of describing their process and providing quality images to illustrate the progress.

Job Order Contracting – Recommended Best Practices

Job Order Contracting

Assure fair owner/contractor negotiations occur for all individual projects in order to assure quality and timely work at fair and reasonable prices. Require that any Scope of Work has sufficient detail to enable a contractor to create a detailed line item estimate.

We Fix Costly QuickBooks Setup Problems

Contractor Bookkeeping

The QuickBooks reports number that are available number in the thousands and with any one of the hundreds of add-on software you could generate millions reports. The Short List Of Essentials In Our QuickBooks Setup. Chart of Accounts Work-In-Progress For Land Developers.

Financial And Job Reports You Need Are In Our QuickBooks Template

Contractor Bookkeeping

The QuickBooks reports number that are available number in the thousands and with any one of the hundreds of add-on software you could generate millions reports. The Short List Of Essentials In Our QuickBooks Setup. Chart of Accounts Work-In-Progress For Land Developers.

Unique QuickBooks Setup For Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Did someone setup QuickBooks by trying to follow the built in template inside QuickBooks and you figured out you cannot get any of the financial and job costing reports you need to operate and grow your construction company? The Short List Of Essentials In Our QuickBooks Setup.

Remodel Contractors Have Unique Bookkeeping Needs

Contractor Bookkeeping

You would never hire a construction worker with a background in new construction commercial work to be part of your residential remodeling crew because they are trained to rip and tear, yell, get aggressive and bully everyone and everything in their way.

What’s the Right Way for an A/E Firm to Use Instagram?

PSMJ Resources

Facebook made big news back in 2012 when it purchased Instagram for $1 billion. In fact, it’s the fastest growing of all mobile apps, having increased by 66% in 2013 to over 30 million users. Projects in progress. in order to grab more Instagram users.

Free Contractors QuickBooks Review

Contractor Bookkeeping

In fact they don''t want channels they just want to start and finish construction projects. Contractors Don''t Want QuickBooks - In fact most of our clients don''t like it, some hate it and a few see it as a necessary evil that must be tolerated.

July/August 2013 Issue (Volume 46, Number 4)

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

First Word | Work In Progress. Business Report: Alabama – Hitting On All Cylinders | Donghee America plans $48-million fuel tank plant in Auburn. Cover Story: Business Facilities Rankings Report | The evaluations are over and the grades are in.

Construction Change Order Phobia Increases Stress Reduces Profits

Contractor Bookkeeping

He Explained His Situation - For about 90 minutes and it sounded as if he had issues related to Work-In-Progress (WIP) and Earned Value reporting. And when entitlements are withheld you could find yourself in a tough spot between a rock and a hard place. Work in progress.

QuickBooks Vs. Xero Accounting Online For Construction

Contractor Bookkeeping

QuickBooks or Xero Accounting Online for construction depends on how you get paid, the type of work your company does and if you need Job Costing. QuickBooks Works Best If You: Takes Job Deposits. Need Work-In-Progress.

QuickBooks For Contractors Cost of Goods Sold Vs. Expense

Contractor Bookkeeping

Get it wrong and no matter in responsible for the contractors bookkeeping services you will never get useful reports. Are you doing large projects requiring a schedule of values related to percentage of completion and change order management with progress invoicing and payment applications?

Strategies to Manage Cash Flow

PSMJ Resources

There are two financial elements in play here that you must understand: 1. Work in Progress (WIP). This is a measure of the amount of work in dollars that has been completed, but the firm has not yet invoiced the client. In many cases this also means that you may have already received a paycheck for the work completed, yet the firm has not even sent an invoice for those services. Cash is the lifeblood of your A/E firm.

Copying Past Construction Accounting Entries Is A Bad Idea

Contractor Bookkeeping

It appears regular bookkeepers who are in over their head with construction accounting are trying to figure out how to input new QuickBooks transactions by copying previous transactions.

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Steps To Obtaining A Surety Bond

Contractor Bookkeeping

As construction work continues to slowly improve, we see more project owners which are requiring contractors to be bonded. However, your ability to obtain and increase your bonding capacity can make a huge difference in the success of your construction business.

Small And Micro Construction Companies Have Unique Bookkeeping Needs

Contractor Bookkeeping

You would never hire a construction worker with a background in new construction commercial work to help you with a delicate residential remodeling project because they are trained to rip and tear, yell, get aggressive and bully everyone and everything in their way.

New Sites: designbymany and Revit Forum.org

Revit OpEd

Sponsored challenges will be judged by designers, architects, engineers, contractors and others involved in the process of making buildings. DesignByMany is itself a work in progress and we’re trying our best to get all the features you need to create challenges and share projects. Second Item: In light of the recent forum issues at AUGI, Klaus Munkholm decided to fire up a new forum site using the name RevitForum.org.

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What Reports Do Contractors Really Need?

Contractor Bookkeeping

1 Cash On Hand - This report shows you how much cash do you have in all your checking accounts, savings accounts, payroll accounts, hip national bank (your wallet) and petty cash box in your office. QuickBooks Works Best If You. Xero Accounting Online Works Best If You.

Invoice With Your Smartphone And QuickBooks Or Xero Accounting Online

Contractor Bookkeeping

The Old Way Contractors Invoiced the jobs were sometimes just as much or more work than doing of the job itself. Then you waited for the check in the mail to arrive to get paid. QuickBooks Desktop Version Online Works Best If You: Takes Job Deposits. Need Work-In-Progress.

Electrical Contractors Have Unique Bookkeeping Needs

Contractor Bookkeeping

You would never hire a rough-in electrician with a background in new construction commercial work to be part of your residential remodeling crew because they are trained to rip and tear and work fast will little or no concern for anyone or anything that gets in their way.

Quantity Take-offs by Construction Estimating Services can benefit Builders & General Contractors

Chianelli Estimating Blog

Consideration is given to every division in order to provide you the details necessary for double checking self-performance work and to compare to your subcontractors proposals. Experienced Estimating Companies use the latest technology in the estimating process which provides more accuracy and inefficiency with the estimate take-off. . The use of Freelance Estimators can aid in both temporary situations or for permanent use for your construction estimating.

Is Your Accountant Helping Or Hurting Your Construction Company?

Contractor Bookkeeping

I understand because as a child growing up in a construction family in the 1960''s I remember when the "Traveling Bookkeeper" would arrive at my parent''s home to do their contractors bookkeeping. Work-In-Progress. Rough-In. One Of The Biggest Complaints.