Posts by Carmine Esposito, National Waste Associates
At National Waste Associates, we handle construction and demolition waste for a variety of construction companies. Construction firms in the U.S. are in great demand, with project spend totaling $1.68 trillion in January 2022, 8.2% higher than the same time a year prior. Despite a volatile supply chain, material costs, and labor shortages, there are some key players in the retail construction space that we thought deserved to be highlighted for their stellar efforts in the industry during these times and over the years.
Retail Construction Services
Since 1984, Retail Construction Services (RCS) have become experts in large-scale rollout programs and have been a staple in retail construction projects that deliver.…
For construction companies that operate regionally or nationwide, project managers are often left to deal with multiple waste service providers, numerous bills, and customer service call centers. While this may be somewhat of a norm, more efficient construction site waste management practices can save time, labor, and costs with one dedicated waste champion. The hallmark of a profitable construction company is its ability to effectively and efficiently accomplish project goals while decreasing spent time and budgets. This one move with waste management systematizes your efforts, leading to larger profit margins.
Large construction companies that span regionally, nationally and even internationally are seeing a rise in demand, yet margins are shrinking, supply chains are strained, material costs are up, and waste bills from region to region vary greatly.…
When it comes to construction ROI, 73% of CEOs at small-to-mid-sized construction companies believe that their success is reliant on efficiencies that result in a reduction of time and cost, according to the Vistage CEO Confidence Index.
Deconstruction efforts can help construction company CEOs leverage a new strategy for increasing revenue. Deconstruction is a process of selectively dismantling a building’s materials and components for reuse, donation, recycling, and other waste management avenues that lend a service to both your company and the local community.
Turning construction waste into cash
Building deconstruction is a growing construction business trend, especially in the Pacific Northwest.…
The need for 2.2 million new construction workers over the next three years has impacted the industry in many unforeseen ways. A spike in construction projects, a shortage of workers, rising material costs, the great resignation, and a massive exit of 300+ million retirees in the U.S. job market have culminated into troubled territory marked by a shortage of seasoned professionals, including Estimators, Procurement Professionals, and Project Managers. The loss of these seasoned professionals in the Construction Industry and the drastic change in waste removal pricing naturally have a domino effect contributing to out-of-control job costs. How can you manage through so many variables impacting construction pricing?…
Procuring vendors is a high-stakes responsibility, especially when it comes to complex contracts like energy and waste, where supplier costs may vary over the contract term. Supplying acutely specialized services that are flexible enough to contain a tailored approach is ideal for successful waste management contracts. The actual test, however, is in the contract execution. Waste hauler contracts are often padded with problematic items that lean in the hauler’s favor. Things like:
- Ancillary fees like Environmental fees, Regulatory fees, Compliance fees, Fuel Surcharges, etc.
- Waste service issues without recourse
- Hidden fees and hauler price hikes for just about any reason
Addressing these contract terms can often cut costs by at least 20-40% or more of your entire year’s billing.…