Construction & Real Estate

New Guide Available for Download: Revenue Recognition Implementation Guide

Available to download now is our Revenue Recognition Implementation Guide which provides guidance for CPAs and construction companies.  Construction contractors are very familiar with contracts, however the new revenue recognition standard will require management to make additional judgments regarding when to recognize revenue associated with contracts.  This guide can help. Download Here

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Focus on Collaboration: The Estimator’s Changing Role

Technological innovations and other recent developments are rapidly altering the job of the estimator in construction. Estimators are taking on a more collaborative, value-added role — enabling them to have a significant impact on project costs, quality and risk management. Let’s look at some of the most important changes.

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Lock Down Financial Assets with the Right Controls

You’ve got a fence around the jobsite. Your heavy equipment is turned off and the keys stored securely. Your materials are tied down and, where possible, kept out of sight. But what about your financial assets? Are you protecting those as carefully as your physical assets?

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Are You Ready for the New Revenue Recognition Standard?

It’s been eight years since the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) first proposed an overhaul of its revenue recognition standard and four years since it issued the new standard. Now the standard’s effective date is finally approaching — Jan. 1, 2019, for calendar-year nonpublic companies that comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Is your company…

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3 Tips for Dealing with Design Issues

Traditionally, a contractor’s role is to build — that is, to implement a design created by an architect or other design professional. But given the vagaries of the industry, it’s not unusual for plans and specifications to be incomplete when construction begins. Contractors asked to help fill in these design gaps should proceed with caution.…

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Exploring the Many Facets of an ESOP

Most construction company owners want to retire someday, and just about every contractor is looking for ways to improve employee engagement and retention. One ambitious and somewhat complex way to do it all is by offering an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)

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We’re Covered, Right?

Additional insured provision doesn’t guarantee protection Construction subcontracts often contain “additional insured” provisions. This legal language requires a subcontractor to name the owner, general contractor (GC) and higher-tier subcontractors (if applicable) as additional insureds under the subcontractor’s commercial general liability (CGL) policy.

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Leverage Fringe Benefits to Reduce Costs

Construction is a highly competitive industry in the private sector. But when it comes to public projects, winning a job can be even more cutthroat. That’s because government jobs are often subject to prevailing wage laws, such as the federal Davis-Bacon Act or the “little Davis-Bacon acts” that have been adopted in many states.

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Public Projects: Leverage Fringe Benefits to Reduce Costs

Construction is a highly competitive industry in the private sector. But when it comes to public projects, winning a job can be even more cutthroat. That’s because government jobs are often subject to prevailing wage laws, such as the federal Davis-Bacon Act or the “little Davis-Bacon acts” that have been adopted in many states.

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New AIA Contracts Emphasize Insurance Requirements

The construction contract documents published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are among the most commonly used forms on both commercial and residential projects in the United States. Although parties are free to modify these forms to suit their needs, it’s important to understand what the standard documents contain in order to negotiate appropriate…

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