By the time you read this, the 2012 elections will be over, and you will either be optimistic about the future or wary of planning for 2013. Too often, business owners allow external factors to influence their strategic decisions; they lack confidence in their ability to create their own destiny.
For a design/build energy services project where the electrical contractor (EC) is the design/builder, project execution follows Step No. 7 of the project delivery process, which involves system design and specification.
According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the number of declared major disasters nearly doubled in the 1990s compared to the previous decade. This increase brings into focus the need and benefits of being prepared. But the DHS is not alone in its concern and call for preparedness.
As the economy tightens and competition becomes more fierce, electrical contractors must develop persuasive proposals that differentiate them from competitors, convincing prospective clients that their company is right for the job.
Time is money, and the uncertain economy demands that you reduce overhead and improve efficiency. Here are some strategies to streamline routines and improve the flow of information by removing wasted time from your systems and routines.