Best Practices for Managing Suppliers in Civil Construction
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by varicon
2w ago
In the dynamic world of civil construction, managing suppliers efficiently is crucial for project success. At Varicon, we understand the complexities involved in supply chain management and the importance of maintaining strong relationships with suppliers. Here are some best practices for managing suppliers effectively in the civil construction industry. The Consequences of Poor Supplier Management When suppliers are not properly managed, the repercussions can be severe, impacting both the project’s timeline and budget. Here are some potential outcomes of inadequate supplier management: Incr ..read more
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Navigating Civil Construction EBAs in Australia: Making Payroll Management Easy
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by Tenzing Shalden
2w ago
Navigating Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBAs) in the civil construction industry can be complex and challenging. EBAs involve negotiations between employers and often with unions to determine the terms and conditions of employment. Varicon is here to streamline this process, making it more efficient and compliant. In this blog post, we’ll cover the essentials of working with employees and unions on EBAs, streamlining timesheet processes, calculating pay runs, and maintaining an audit trail. What is an EBA? An EBA, or Enterprise Bargaining Agreement, is a collective agreement made at an e ..read more
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Navigating Civil Construction EBAs in Australia: Making Payroll Management Easy
Varicon Blog
by Tenzing Shalden
1M ago
Navigating Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBAs) in the civil construction industry can be complex and challenging. EBAs involve negotiations between employers and often with unions to determine the terms and conditions of employment. Varicon is here to streamline this process, making it more efficient and compliant. In this blog post, we’ll cover the essentials of working with employees and unions on EBAs, streamlining timesheet processes, calculating pay runs, and maintaining an audit trail. What is an EBA? An EBA, or Enterprise Bargaining Agreement, is a collective agreement made at an e ..read more
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5 Civil Construction Tips to Streamline your Progress claims and Variation claims
Varicon Blog
by James Baker
2M ago
One of the biggest challenges for our customers is receiving full and timely payment for works completed.  This can create cash flow challenges, and reduce profit margins.  In the worst cases, or which I know of too many, it can put contractors out of business.  As well as the financial side, this can strain the relationship with your customer. Before founding Varicon I spent a decade in civil construction across contractor, asset owner and superintendent roles.  This was one of the issues that I experienced and led me to create the solution to my own challenges. Fortunate ..read more
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Major Varicon Product Release: Custom Civil Construction From
Varicon Blog
by varicon
3M ago
All of your critical construction forms are connected in a convenient single source of truth. Are you a construction company interested in improving your operations and efficiency? Some good news for you, Varicon is excited to introduce its new Custom Forms feature, tailored to meet the specific needs of the industry. This feature allows construction companies to streamline documentation creation and completion, eliminate piles of paperwork, reduce disorganisation and increase OHS compliance. Why Should Civil Construction Companies Digitise Their Paper Forms? Forms play a crucial role in cons ..read more
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Celebrating Women in Construction Week 2024
Varicon Blog
by Tenzing Shalden
5M ago
Women in Construction Week, observed during the first week of March each year, is a significant event rooted in the efforts of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). This annual celebration originated from NAWIC’s advocacy for gender equality and recognition of women’s contributions within the construction industry. It’s a time to celebrate diversity, empower women, and highlight their achievements in a traditionally male-dominated field. This blog explores the significance of Women in Construction and offers creative ways to honor and support women in construction. The Imp ..read more
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Why Civil Construction Companies should consider cost management technology?
Varicon Blog
by Tenzing Shalden
5M ago
Margins are thin. Good workers are in high demand. Spreadsheets are slow and error-prone. In the ever-evolving landscape of civil construction, where every project demands precision, timeliness, and cost-effectiveness, the integration of advanced technologies has become imperative. Among these technologies, cost management tools stand out as key facilitators in optimizing project efficiency. In the next 3 minutes, we will explore the vital role that cost management technology plays in the civil construction industry and why its adoption is crucial for success in the coming years as competition ..read more
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Guide to Civil Construction Purchase Orders
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by Tenzing Shalden
5M ago
In the fast-paced world of civil construction, managing costs efficiently is crucial to project success. Among the various financial processes involved, construction purchase orders (POs) play a pivotal role. A PO is a legally binding document that defines the terms and conditions of a purchase, ensuring clarity and accountability for both the buyer and the supplier. It serves as a bridge between your project’s requirements and the procurement of goods or services. In the absence of a streamlined PO system, construction companies face numerous challenges. Miscommunications, delays, and budget ..read more
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Implementing Onsite Technologies in Construction – A Quick Guide
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by James Baker
5M ago
In terms of technology adoption, civil construction lags a long way behind other industries in terms of technology adoption – over the last 2 decades the construction industry has invested just ⅓ of the average across all industries in technology. This has resulted in a vicious cycle that has left civil construction as one of the worst performing industries over this period…low investment in technology results in low to no improvements in productivity, leading to low margins, leading to less money to invest in technology. There are several understandable reasons for not investing in technology ..read more
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Paper Timesheets to Mobile Timekeeping and Payroll Automation in Civil Construction
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by Tenzing Shalden
5M ago
The Old Way of Paper Timesheets Civil construction has long been reliant on paper timesheets. Familiar and straightforward, they’re a traditional touchpoint everyone understands. Yet, as with all legacies, time has revealed their flaws. The hidden costs of manually processing these sheets has become more apparent, as has the inefficiencies and governance challenges. In an age where timely data and effective cost control are becoming paramount, these paper relics pose clear obstacles to civil contractors. For the leaders in the industry, this is where Mobile Timekeeping and Automated Payroll co ..read more
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