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 Sep 07, 2022

[Replay: Best of the Built with Billd series] 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

Wednesday Aug 31, 2022

[Replay: Best of the Built with Billd series] In the construction industry, surety bonds are put in place to ensure a project is completed within the terms of the contract. Contractors who are eligible for surety bonds have greater opportunities to win state, federal, and municipal construction contracts. GC's typically look for subcontractors that are bonded because it adds an additional level of verification on their previous work history. What factors go into qualifying for a surety bond? Strong balance sheet, positive cash flow, availability of working capital, and job performance; to name a few.

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

[Replay: Best of the Built with Billd series] Supply chain issues, labor shortages, and outdated technology are negatively impacting the financial health of many construction companies.  Manually entering data slows down team progress and increases the likeliness of an error. We sat down with Ron Goldshmidt, CRO and Co-Founder of Briq, to discuss how the industry is changing and what it means for your business.

Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

There are two constants in life: death and taxes.    Podcasts die too. Say goodbye to Walkthrough Wednesday.    But we're not leaving you hanging or charging taxes on your weekly listening. The Built with Billd podcast will be back and better than ever with something new. The Walk Heads will keep on walking.    On this week's episode, Russ says goodbye to Walkthrough Wednesday and invites Walk Heads to join us in a new era: Construction Chronicles.   Don't miss your sneak peak into our upcoming edition of construction podcast greatness.   

Wednesday Aug 10, 2022

[Replay: Best of the Built with Billd series] How do you grow a construction business? According to Matt DiBara, owner of DiBara Masonry, there are two main things every contractor needs to do: create a strong brand that you deliver on every day, and prioritize relationships at all times. In this episode, Matt shares specific examples of how you can accomplish both of these (and more), and how these strategies directly contribute to growing your business.

Wednesday Aug 03, 2022

[Replay: Best of the Built with Billd series] On this week's episode of Built with Billd, we sat down with Angela Taylor, Executive Director at Construction Career Collaborative to talk about how they're priming the talent pipeline of next generation construction workers. C3 is on a mission to positively impact the future of the industry by strengthening the safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce pipeline. To learn more about C3 and how you can get involved, visit their website at www.c3.org.  Follow us at www.linktr.ee/billd to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest news  in commercial construction.

Thursday Jul 28, 2022

[Replay: Best of the Built with Billd series] In commercial construction, marketing your business doesn’t come down to typical branding initiatives, like logos, websites, or brochures. You build your construction brand by delivering quality work in the field. However, you can only demonstrate that value once you’ve won projects where you can showcase that quality work.  For new subcontractors, it’s critical to understand how to submit accurate, reliable bids that set you apart from your competitors. 

Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

[Replay: Best of the Built with Billd series] We’re all concerned about safety on the jobsite, but have you ever thought about turning safety into a competitive advantage? By making safety a top priority in your business, you can cut insurance costs, hire better (and retain more) employees, and win more bids by demonstrating to GCs that you can reliably finish projects in a responsible way. Our friends at Raken joined us for this episode to discuss how you can accomplish all of this and more by implementing technology designed specifically for construction.

Monday Jun 27, 2022

Commercial construction contracts can be overwhelming for many subcontractors, but it's incredibly important that you know what to look for before signing on the dotted line. In some cases, a contract may not be favorable to the subcontractor should something happen during the project. You need to know how to properly navigate them so you can ensure you're protected throughout the duration of a project. On this week's episode of the Built with Billd podcast, Russ Briscoe sat down with Drew Boyd, Founder and CEO of Jefferson Maxey Consulting to talk about the three biggest things that subcontractors need to be on the lookout for in every contract.  This is an episode you're not going to want to miss! --- Connect with Drew on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrdrewboyd/ Connect with Russ on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/russelljohnbriscoe/ ---  Follow us at https://linktr.ee/billd to stay up to date on the latest and greatest news in commercial construction ---  If you'd like to be featured on an upcoming show, please reach out to us at grow@billd.com.

Wednesday Jun 22, 2022

On Tuesday, the S&P 500 fell into a bear market with stocks falling more 20% Monday and Tuesday.  At the same time, the 30-year fixed mortgage crossed 6% for the first time since 2008, sending mortgage applications to a 22-year low. The idea of a recession is getting stronger and stronger, but construction stocks are showing strong strength throughout this time. Could construction stocks be a safe bet for investors to shed some risk? Listen to this week's Walkthrough Wednesday to find out. --- Construction Dive: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/commercial-construction-bear-market-good-stocks/625516/ Construction Dive: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/abc-chief-economist-anirban-basu-recession-later-this-year-or-2023/625578/ AGC Data Digest: https://constructioncitizen.com/blog/agc-data-digest-june-6-14-2022/2206151 --- Follow us at https://linktr.ee/billd to stay up to date on the latest and great news in commercial construction --- If you have a burning question that you would like answered on the show, send us an email at 'grow@billd.com'

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