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Welcome to the Construction Secrets podcast where we talk about signing better construction contracts, getting better project cash flow and making more profit per project, and the many mistakes and failures we have learned along the way. Hosted by Cian Brennan.

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Welcome to the Construction Secrets podcast where we talk about signing better construction contracts, getting better project cash flow and making more profit per project, and the many mistakes and failures we have learned along the way. Hosted by Cian Brennan.

    Exactly What To Do If Your Client Goes Insolvent on a Construction Project [#ThrowbackThursday] | Ep. 298

    Exactly What To Do If Your Client Goes Insolvent on a Construction Project [#ThrowbackThursday] | Ep. 298

    This episode is a re-run. It was originally published in November 2022.



    Arm yourself with the essential knowledge to handle client insolvency on construction projects like a seasoned professional. Discover valuable tips and best practices that can help you protect your project and secure your financial interests. Don't wait until it's too late – listen in to protect your bottom line!



    Our “Quantum Contract Advantage Service” is known industry-wide for taking construction contractors from being contractually vulnerable, losing money on project administration, and appearing amateur during bidding and negotiations to instead putting that process on auto-pilot so they can secure more contracts, with better terms, for more profit, all while reducing risk. Here's How: https://quantumcs.co/becomealegacysubcontractor



    If you want to find out more, book a 30-minute, no-obligation call with one of our contract experts: https://quantumcs.co/bookinthecall. Jump on a free strategy session to see how we can help you!



    Timestamps:

    (2:20) - There's an inability to be able to resource a project and there's an inability to be able to get materials

    (3:51) - Everyone's struggling for resources. No people anywhere

    (5:59) - In fact, the more work you do, the more money you could end up losing

    (6:35) - How do we keep our cash flow alive? How do we make sure that we get paid?

    (8:58) - Basically you want to kill them with paperwork



    DISCLAIMER: The content of this podcast does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice, and can not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any matters you or your business may have.



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    New Construction Contractor: Start here! | Ep. 297

    New Construction Contractor: Start here! | Ep. 297

    New construction contractors, listen up! Gain valuable tips and strategies to navigate the competitive world of construction. Start your journey on the right foot – press play and learn how!



    Our “Quantum Contract Advantage Service” is known industry-wide for taking construction contractors from being contractually vulnerable, losing money on project administration, and appearing amateur during bidding and negotiations to instead putting that process on auto-pilot so they can secure more contracts, with better terms, for more profit, all while reducing risk. Here's How: https://quantumcs.co/becomealegacysubcontractor



    If you want to find to out more, book a 30-minute, no-obligation call with one of our contract experts: https://quantumcs.co/bookinthecall. Jump on a free strategy session to see how we can help you!



    Timestamps:

    (1:09) - You want to master your own little puddle, then expand to the pond, and then to the lake

    (2:56) - You've got to eat some dirt

    (4:27) - Buy back your time

    (5:59) - Understand where you have the most value in your business

    (8:23) - How do you move away from competitive bidding?



    DISCLAIMER: The content of this podcast does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice, and can not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any matters you or your business may have.



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    • 9 min
    How To Reduce Risk on Your Construction Project [#ThrowbackThursday] | Ep. 296

    How To Reduce Risk on Your Construction Project [#ThrowbackThursday] | Ep. 296

    This episode is a re-run. It was originally published in November 2022.



    Uncover the secrets of effective risk reduction in construction projects and level up your project management game. Dive into practical strategies to minimize uncertainty and maximize profitability. Tune in to learn how to protect your project from start to finish!



    Our “Quantum Contract Advantage Service” is known industry-wide for taking construction contractors from being contractually vulnerable, losing money on project administration, and appearing amateur during bidding and negotiations to instead putting that process on auto-pilot so they can secure more contracts, with better terms, for more profit, all while reducing risk. Here's How: https://quantumcs.co/becomealegacysubcontractor



    If you want to find out more, book a 30-minute, no-obligation call with one of our contract experts: https://quantumcs.co/bookinthecall. Jump on a free strategy session to see how we can help you!



    Timestamps:

    (2:05) - When we're talking about risk, we're talking about whose responsibility it is to look after

    (2:44) - When the title transfers from one person to the other, that's the transfer of ownership

    (4:06) - They want the title to transfer to them on delivery

    (5:33) - You want to take ownership of when you've been paid in full



    DISCLAIMER: The content of this podcast does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice, and can not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any matters you or your business may have.

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    • 5 min
    10 Construction Business Owners Questions Answered | Ep. 295

    10 Construction Business Owners Questions Answered | Ep. 295

    Get ready to explore the ins and outs of running a construction business! In this podcast, we discuss 10 essential questions that subcontractors and entrepreneurs often face in the building industry. Eager to learn insider tips? Press play and start listening!



    Here's the link for FREE training.



    Our “Quantum Contract Advantage Service” is known industry-wide for taking construction contractors from being contractually vulnerable, losing money on project administration, and appearing amateur during bidding and negotiations to instead putting that process on auto-pilot so they can secure more contracts, with better terms, for more profit, all while reducing risk. Here's How: https://quantumcs.co/becomealegacysubcontractor



    If you want to find out more, book a 30-minute, no-obligation call with one of our contract experts: https://quantumcs.co/bookinthecall. Jump on a free strategy session to see how we can help you!



    Timestamps:

    (1:14) - What kind of training and certifications do you need to start your own construction company?

    (2:45) - What type of insurance cover or guarantee should I be taking out on my company?

    (5:42) - What would you say is the best sector to specialize in so that it doesn't happen to my business in a couple of months?

    (7:52) - When signing onto a project, what is an acceptable timeline of the project? What is the industry standard?

    (13:08) - How do I keep my IP to myself when I sign a new contract?

    (15:05) - Should my price be fixed price or an estimate, which option would give me the upper hand?

    (18:14) - Are there any courses you could recommend to my team and I can learn about clauses and contracts?



    DISCLAIMER: The content of this podcast does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice, and can not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any matters you or your business may have.



    Follow our Socials and let's get connected! ⤵️

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    • 18 min
    How to Win Bigger Construction Contracts [Spotify Video Episode] | Ep. 294

    How to Win Bigger Construction Contracts [Spotify Video Episode] | Ep. 294

    Want to find out how to land big construction contracts? Tune in to this episode where we reveal the secrets to landing high-value projects and expanding your portfolio. Press play!

    For more videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel using this link: https://quantumcs.co/CSYouTube

    Our “Quantum Contract Advantage Service” is known industry-wide for taking construction contractors from being contractually vulnerable, losing money on project administration, and appearing amateur during bidding and negotiations to instead putting that process on auto-pilot so they can secure more contracts, with better terms, for more profit, all while reducing risk. Here's How: https://quantumcs.co/becomealegacysubcontractor

    If you want to find out more, book a 30-minute, no-obligation call with one of our contract experts: https://quantumcs.co/bookinthecall. Jump on a free strategy session to see how we can help you!

    Timestamps:

    (1:16) Ideally you want to get a video case study

    (2:35) - You might need to take a bit of a haircut to win the work

    (4:10) - One thing that is really, really powerful is videos build trust

    (5:06) - How do we sell and market to these guys so that they give us larger projects?

    DISCLAIMER: The content of this podcast does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice, and can not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any matters you or your business may have.

    Follow our Socials and let's get connected! ⤵️

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    • 6 min
    How To Get Paid for Delays on Construction Projects [#ThrowbackThursday] | Ep. 293

    How To Get Paid for Delays on Construction Projects [#ThrowbackThursday] | Ep. 293

    This episode is a re-run. It was originally published in November 2022.

    Struggling to get compensated for project delays? Listen in as we share the secrets to getting paid for those unexpected setbacks. Time to turn delays into dollars – listen here!

    Our “Quantum Contract Advantage Service” is known industry-wide for taking construction contractors from being contractually vulnerable, losing money on project administration, and appearing amateur during bidding and negotiations to instead putting that process on auto-pilot so they can secure more contracts, with better terms, for more profit, all while reducing risk. Here's How: https://quantumcs.co/becomealegacysubcontractor

    If you want to find out more, book a 30-minute, no-obligation call with one of our contract experts: https://quantumcs.co/bookinthecall. Jump on a free strategy session to see how we can help you!

    Timestamps:

    (2:01) - Extension of time is the mechanism within the contract that you can actually extend the PC date

    (4:31) - 2 different definitions of delay. An excusable, compensable delay, or one that is not compensable

    (7:02) - This is one of the big four delays and we need to figure out who's going to pay for what and what's included

    (8:02) - The most difficult one is document inaccuracies or discrepancies

    (9:55) - What's called a critical path, something that is absolutely necessary to make sure that happens in a specific order

    (12:15) - The best term is to just want to get paid actual demonstrated costs

    DISCLAIMER: The content of this podcast does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice, and can not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any matters you or your business may have.

    Follow our Socials and let's get connected! ⤵️

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