Built with Billd

Built with Billd was started to help contractors navigate the uncertainties of construction payment cycles and provide tips and tricks for growth and sustainability. We believe success in the construction industry is about managing cash flow, maintaining strong relationships, and leveraging the latest technologies.

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Wednesday May 25, 2022

Vietnamese contractor Hoa Binh Construction has its eyes set on the American construction industry and they have ambitious goals to follow. The company has a goal to increase its annual profits to $20 billion by the end of 2032. How are they planning to do that?  For starters, they are looking at acquiring a number of large firms across United States and Canada. Listen to this week's Walkthrough Wednesday to learn more about this story. --- Article: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/vietnam-based-contractor-enters-us-canadian-markets-with-lofty-goals/624176/ AGC Data Digest: https://constructioncitizen.com/blog/agc-data-digest-may-10-19-2022/2205231 Follow us on social: https://linktr.ee/billd --- If you have questions or comments about this week's episode, please reach out to us at grow@billd.com

Wednesday May 18, 2022

According to Construction Executive, 2021 was the sixth warmest year on record with the average global surface temperature 1.5°F warmer over the 20th-century baselines. Rising temperatures can have a massive impact on the construction industry due to a phenomenon called the “urban heat island effect”. Cities and urbanized areas become much warmer during the summer because materials used for roads, buildings, sidewalks, etc.. absorb a lot of heat. These materials then constantly release heat back into the air — thus increasing the air temperature.  That creates an extremely hot working environment for construction workers in metropolitan cities. So, what solutions do we have to protect our workers and reduce the impact of heat on getting work completed? Tune into this week's episode of Walkthrough Wednesday to find out. --- Construction Executive: https://www.constructionexec.com/article/the-heat-is-on Follow us at https://linktr.ee/billd to stay up to date on the latest and greatest news in commercial construction --- If you have questions or comments about this week's episode, please reach out to us at grow@billd.com

Monday May 16, 2022

In this week's episode of the Built with Billd podcast, Ken Simonson joins Russ Briscoe to talk about the current and future state of the construction industry.  Ken Simonson is the Chief Economist with The Associated General Contractors of America. He also puts out a weekly newsletter breaking down the most important data around construction starts, employment, and spending so you can stay up to date on everything that's happening in the industry. Ken is an incredibly smart and well-informed mind in the construction space and is the perfect person to speak on the current and future state of the industry. We hope you enjoy! --- AGC Data Digest: https://constructioncitizen.com/blogs/ken-simonson AGC: https://www.agc.org/ Follow us on social media: https://linktr.ee/billd --- If you have questions or comments about this week's episode, please reach out to us at grow@billd.com

Wednesday May 11, 2022

As demand for multi-family construction begins to BOOM, you need to stay ahead of pricing and supply chain challenges so you aren't caught off guard next time you start a project. In this episode of Walkthrough Wednesday, we talk about the five things you can do to ensure you're protected next time you need to order materials for a project. "If builders don’t have processes in place to navigate recent price hikes and supply chain challenges, then a project can sink as black turns to red on the balance sheet." - Ripley Bickerstaff, Director of Business Development, Hoar Construction.  -----  Follow us at https://linktr.ee/billd to stay up to date on the latest and greatest news in commercial construction. Construction Dive article: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/as-demand-soars-apartment-builders-battle-supply-chain-woes/622443/ AGC Data Digest May 2 - 9: https://constructioncitizen.com/blog/agc-data-digest-may-2-9-2022/2205091 -----  If you have questions or comments about this week's episode, please reach out to us at grow@billd.com.

Wednesday May 04, 2022

In this week's episode of Walkthrough Wednesday, we take a look at the hot and cold data presented in the AGC Data Digest, reach our hands into the viper-infested mailbag, and learn how robots are revolutionizing the modular building industry. Follow us at https://linktr.ee/billd to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest news in commercial construction. ---  AGC Data Digest: https://constructioncitizen.com/blog/agc-data-digest-april-25-29-2022/2205021 Construction Dive article: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/robots-can-revolutionize-the-modular-building-industry/622796/ --- If you have questions or comments about this week's episode, please reach out to grow@billd.com.

Monday May 02, 2022

In this week's episode of the Built with Billd podcast, Chris Doyle sat down with Sid Haksar, Head of Construction Strategy at Autodesk to talk about how technology is helping to level the playing field for subcontractors.  Subcontractors face a lot of challenges around material shortages, pricing volatility, and supply chain delays. Luckily, technology solutions are emerging that will help streamline and combat some of these challenges. Check out the full conversation to learn more! --------- Follow us at https://linktr.ee/billd to stay up to date on the latest and greatest news in commercial construction. To learn more about Autodesk: https://autodesk.com If you have questions or comments, please reach out to grow@billd.com.   

Wednesday Apr 27, 2022

In this week's episode of Walkthrough Wednesday, we dive right into the AGC Data Digest from Ken Simonson, pry open the infamous mail bag, and talk about a few items that may put a further strain on supply chain recovery. All of this and more that you don't want to miss. Follow us at https://linktr.ee/billd to stay up-to-date on the latest news in commercial construction. Today's article: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/economic-headwinds-threaten-constructions-spring-recovery/622188/  

Monday Apr 25, 2022

In this week's episode of Built with Billd, we sat down with Mike Wisnefski, CEO of MaterialsXchange to talk about how the process of buying and selling lumber has changed. MaterialsXchange is a digital marketplace for lumber and panels. They offer a real-time look into current market prices so you can spend less time "shopping around" for lumber. To learn more about MaterialsXchange: https://materialsxchange.com/  Follow us at https://linktr.ee/billd to stay up-to-date on the latest news in commercial construction. If you have questions/comments/concerns, reach out to us at grow@billd.com

Wednesday Apr 20, 2022

What goes up must come down, right? Not always. Especially when it comes to the price of materials. Recently, AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson issued yet another construction inflation alert. In this report, he spotlights the climb of diesel, aluminum mill shapes, copper and plastic construction products. Everything is on the rise with no end in sight. It's important that you're taking the necessary steps to protect yourself from these readily increasing prices. Listen to this week's Walkthrough Wednesday to learn about what steps you need to be taking. Construction Dive Article.  Construction Inflation Alert AGC Data Digest Follow us at https://linktr.ee/billd to stay up-to-date on the latest news in commercial construction.

Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

More construction cranes in the sky could be a positive sign for the future of the industry. According to a report by Rider Levett Bucknall, the crane count in North America's largest cities has increased by 4.74% since Q3 of 2021. This is great news!  Los Angeles alone makes up 10% of cranes in the US and hospitality construction accounts for 24%. Let's hope these numbers continue to rise throughout the rest of 2022. Follow us on social media: https://linktr.ee/billd Article Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/north-america-rlb-crane-count-construction-increases-2022/621806/ Article Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/contech-construction-tech-revenue-boom-pandemic-supply-chain/621632/ AGC Data Digest: https://constructioncitizen.com/blogs/ken-simonson  

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