worker taking photo on job site of incident using tablet

Accident Report Forms for Construction Incidents

When an incident occurs on a job site, it is important that documentation is collected promptly and accurately. These steps ensure that a proper investigation can occur and future incidents can be avoided. Learn how GoCanvas can help increase the speed and quality of your site safety reporting in a few easy steps. 

By Justin Higgins on June 28, 2021

Free Construction Work Order Templates

  What is a work order in construction? A construction work order is a document that details the exact work to be performed on a project. Typically the work order will have a description of the work and line items for time and material costs to perform the job or service. The purpose of the […]

By Brian Sugarman on June 25, 2021
Tags: Construction
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A Complete Guide to Construction Daily Reports [+Templates]

  What’s a construction daily report?  A construction daily report or daily log is a document that includes all of the details and events of a single day working on a construction project. Site managers or contractors fill out and file these reports to keep an up-to-date record of the relevant project information. The reports […]

By Brian Sugarman on June 23, 2021
Tags: Construction

5 Benefits of Time Card Apps for Construction [+ Free Templates]

Construction companies need an accurate record of their employees’ working hours. Punch cards were historically used to track time, but they are now being replaced by time card apps that digitize the process for logging clock-ins and clock-outs. Apps are designed to manage employees’ work times through mobile data collection and the information is stored […]

By Brian Sugarman on June 21, 2021
contractors on job site with tablet

9 Examples of Construction Forms for Contractors [+ Templates]

The construction industry uses forms to collect and share information at every stage of a project. Traditionally on paper, these forms are now being converted into digital forms that enable workers to share information via mobile devices and tablets on the job. There are many benefits of moving to a digital form rather than paper: […]

By Brian Sugarman on June 15, 2021
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Free Material Schedule Template for Construction

  What is a material schedule in construction? The material schedule in construction is a document that lists all of the building materials that are required to complete the project. Material schedules are often organized based on the category for the building, with different schedules for each component. The material schedule often will include additional […]

By Brian Sugarman on June 13, 2021
Tags: Construction
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The Ultimate Guide to Construction Contracts [Examples + Templates]

No contractor and no client should begin a substantial construction project without a contract. What does “substantial” mean, here?  First, that the complexity and duration of the project leave room for disagreements about the scope of the work. Second, that the amount of money involved for both the contractor and the client warrant legal protection. […]

By Brian Sugarman on June 10, 2021
Tags: Construction
man performing electrical inspection using checklist

Simple Guide to Electrical Inspection Checklists

A checklist is essential for keeping everything organized. It’s a useful tool for task management, project management, and workflow optimization. Investing in checklist apps can be a game-changer for enhancing your productivity. Thanks to advancements in technology, you can today leverage mobile devices (Apple/iOS or Android devices) with customizable checklists for specific purposes, such as […]

By Brian Sugarman on June 5, 2021
Tags: Construction
engineer on construction site using tablet for mobile apps

Job Card Apps – Examples & Templates

  What is a job card? Job cards are used to record all of the pertinent information that workers need to know about a job or task to be performed as part of a work order. Many industries leverage job cards, including construction and contractors, manufacturing, engineering, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and other similar types of […]

By Brian Sugarman on May 25, 2021
man using tablet on construction site for safety

3 Reasons to Invest in Safety Apps for Construction

  Safety programs managed on paper are difficult to track. That’s why construction companies are going digital with their safety programs to gain more visibility into safety and track compliance. With digital training or toolbox talks, employees have an easier time accessing the information through mobile devices. A digital record is created for documentation purposes […]

By Brian Sugarman on May 23, 2021