Labor Burden

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A Smarter Way of Charging for Overhead and Profit

When bidding on a project, you need more than a simple formula. More

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Getting Labor Burden Right

If you estimate using a partially burdened cost for your labor, you risk... More

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Top 5 Cities for Construction Workers in 2021

BUILDER contributor Thomas O'Shaughnessy analyzed recent data to find where... More

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Some Assembly Required

Read how Las Vegas-based crews applied an unfamiliar offsite post-and-beam... More

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From What We Gather: January 23 - 27, 2017

On JLC's news radar this week: California offers funds for earthquake retrofits;... More

Alabama's Workforce Isn't Getting Any Younger

Alabama is no exception to the national trend: construction workers there have more gray hairs than they used to. More

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The Pitfalls of Hybrid Estimating

A look at three ways to create an estimate, with varying proportions of labor,... More

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Four Common Delusions Among Contractors

Contractors are often their own worst enemies. Here are four ways they make it... More

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Nothing but Net

Judging a company's profitability based on gross profit can be misleading. Your... More

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