Course Title:

Tactics to Protect Your Construction Business

Trust me...

After three decades in construction, I have realized that you have to be constantly on guard against people and/or circumstances that can endanger your company.

These are the go-to management tools, documents and procedures you must implement if your business is going to survive.

You will use these survival tools to placate government regulators, keep your clients in line, maintain job-site quality with your subcontractors and handle the multiple risks you face when operating a construction company.

Not always nice, but always necessary. These lessons are fundamental to protecting your business in a selfish and dangerous world.

Protecting your company means managing risk

There are three steps to managing risk:

Identify the risk ā†’ Develop a risk management strategy ā†’ Implement the strategy

In this course, the first section, the Risk Management Decision Model, will help identify the risks faced in managing a construction company.

The second section deals with developing a risk management mindset.

The remaining sections explain, and provide tools for, some of the most helpful risk management strategies I have developed in my construction company.

Sections in this course include:

  • Use the Risk Management Decision Model
    • The Model
  • Learn how Business Management = Risk Management
    • Risk Taker vs. Risk Manager
    • Types of Risks Contractors Face
    • What Does a $100,000 Business Risk Look Like?
  • Contract the Build
    • Intro to the Sample Client Contracts
    • NAHB Residential Construction Guidelines Booklet
    • Addenda for the Standard Real Estate Sales Contract
  • Set Initial Specifications and Expectations
    • Establishing Initial Specifications
    • Worksheet for Standard and Variance Specifications
    • Old-School Specifications Detail Fill-In
  • Control Risk At the Jobsite
    • Safety Checklist for the Jobsite
    • Daily Job Progress Report
    • Job Board
    • Job Binder
    • Permit Checklist
  • Manage the Client Relationship During the Build
    • Intro to the Client Management Documents
    • CI – Confirmation of Instructions
    • NOA – Notice of Acceptance
    • DR – Draw Request
    • DN – Delay Notice
    • RN – Restart Notice
  • Guarantee Subcontractor Quality
    • Intro to Subcontractor Management System
    • T&C – Terms and ConditionsĀ 
    • SOW – Scope of Work
    • WO – Work Order
    • IR – Inspection Report
  • Transfer Subcontractor Performance Risk
    • Monitor Subcontractor Insurance Coverage (Quickbooks and Asana)


Course Information

Free 3-month access

3 months of access

Feel freeĀ to contactĀ Dennis if you have additional questions.

If you need additional access following the three months, just register again.

Manage the Client Relationship During the Build