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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 The GoCanvas Team 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 The GoCanvas Team 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 The GoCanvas Team on June 10, 2021
Tags: Construction
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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 The GoCanvas Team on June 5, 2021
Tags: Construction
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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 The GoCanvas Team on May 25, 2021
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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 The GoCanvas Team on May 23, 2021
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What to Know About Building Inspections

  Inspecting buildings is not an easy task, as you already know as a contractor or manager of a construction company. Perhaps you’re facing one of your first building inspections, though, and need more information about how they work. Keep reading to learn about what happens during a building inspection. You’ll learn about the inspection […]

By The GoCanvas Team on May 21, 2021
Tags: Construction
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Free Construction Estimate Templates and Examples

  Construction estimate templates are used as a way to approximate the cost of a project. Estimate templates are used in different ways and what’s included in the estimate will depend on the type of project. For example, general contractors and subcontractors have specific estimate templates they use for residential or commercial projects and construction […]

By The GoCanvas Team on May 19, 2021
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Ultimate Guide to Safety Management Software for Construction

Construction firms rely on paper forms to complete many essential tasks on job sites. But anyone that’s had to fill out paperwork knows how inefficient, error-prone, and time-consuming the process can be for everyone involved. That’s why organizations are moving to software and mobile forms for construction to alleviate these concerns. Going from paper to […]

By The GoCanvas Team on May 17, 2021
Tags: Safety
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Free Template for Roofing Certificate of Completion

  What is a contractor certificate of completion? A certificate of completion is used in roof installations once a job has been completed. The certificate is an agreement between the contractor and the client that the work has been successfully completed. It creates a record that the client is completely satisfied with the roofing work […]

By The GoCanvas Team on May 16, 2021
Tags: Construction