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The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Standards Accounting Board (FASB) recently issued new accounting standards related to lease assets. For public companies following FASB standards, the effective date for implementation is for the fiscal year beginning on or after Dec. 15, 2018. For all other companies, the effective date of the FASB standard will be for the fiscal year beginning on or after Dec. 15, 2019.

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Sometimes, renting equipment makes perfect sense. In this still-tight credit environment, some lenders aren’t willing to finance a large piece of equipment, or an outright purchase might not add up financially if the equipment is only needed for a short duration. For contractors on a budget, rental companies usually have the latest models in their inventories, a luxury that is out of reach for many smaller firms. Plus, renting equipment is convenient, with the duty of maintenance, setup and transportation being someone else’s problem.

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As the economy remains solid and businesses generally are doing well, most construction contractors have likely thought about ways to continue growing their companies. By investing in a minority stake in a business, strategic equity partners can provide capital for growth or shareholder liquidity and help take the business to the next level.

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It has taken some time, but the construction industry is finally experiencing the benefits of using e-commerce to buy, sell and rent used and surplus equipment and materials. The old days of a construction project manager working the phone with a broker or intermediary to source or dispose of supplies are over. E-commerce, and its use through mobile tablets and smartphones, has radically changed the process, thereby increasing the speed of transactions, lowering costs, reducing project timelines—and even improving the planet’s carbon footprint.

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Anyone who studies history understands that to look back is to look forward, and it seems construction technology follows suit. As construction is rapidly moving into a digital-first world, companies are seeing major shifts in the ways technology helps them streamline practices, reinvent personnel and equipment management and even use virtual and augmented reality to ideate, construct and maintain their buildings. The speedy pace of innovation has heads spinning, often leaving companies feeling a sense of fear from a lack of control.

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