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Posts By: Jim Burns

5 qualities needed to become a great construction project manager

Posted on 3/07/2018 at 10:43 AM by in Blog

Do you know the skills needed to become a great project manager? With a team of skilled workers and all of the resources already bought, exactly how important is a construction project manager? A construction project manager will oversee all operations to do with the project and will lead and manage all aspects of the… Read More

Are you wasting hours chasing utility companies?

Posted on 27/06/2018 at 9:27 AM by in Helpful Information

Reduce time and save money by outsourcing to Cornerstone Projects. Experts in providing comprehensive, accurate plans on time – every time. Utility searches We provide a cost effective service for anyone needing to locate buried utilities such as electricity cables, gas pipes, water mains, sewers etc. This may be necessary at the acquisition, feasibility, design… Read More

How to be a successful bidder on a construction project

Posted on 18/06/2018 at 10:59 AM by in Blog

In need of some helpful advice to land the bigger contracts? Struggling to land any contracts? Have you considered the fact that it may be down to the bid that you are proposing? To put it simply, construction bidding is the process of submitting a proposal to undertake a project – but you probably already… Read More

GDPR & marketing to prospects

Posted on 24/05/2018 at 10:17 AM by in Blog News

You will, no doubt, of heard of the new General Data Protection Regulations that came into effect on the 25/05/18. GDPR is a European directive with the specific intention to protect individuals against the misuse of their personal data. There has been a lot of confusion about whether this effects business to business communications and… Read More

How to build a happy and productive construction workforce

Posted on 22/05/2018 at 11:04 AM by in Blog

Are you looking after your workers? A construction project is nothing without it’s workers, so ensuring a productive (and happy) workforce is essential for getting a project finished on time. With that being said, we’ve decided to look into a few different ways you can keep your workers in positive spirits and make sure your… Read More

5 ways to keep costs under control on a construction project

Posted on 17/05/2018 at 11:08 AM by in Blog

Finding yourself going over budget on every project? Overspending on a construction project is a nightmare for everyone involved, and we’d all like to do our best to avoid it. There are some things such as delays due to weather that are out of our hands, but there are a few things we can do… Read More

Continuing success for cornerstone

Posted on 27/02/2018 at 11:31 AM by in Blog News

Cornerstone Projects registered its 2000th customer during May 2017. Now in their 13th year, they are pleased to have reached this milestone so quickly. The last 6 months has also seen the fastest growth in both new customers registering and orders placed for utility searches and additional services such as CAD drawing, Section 50’s, Capacity… Read More

Should I be searching for communication cables and fibre in my underground utility searches?

Posted on 1/11/2017 at 2:16 PM by in Blog

Fibre and cable networks are growing rapidly. This is mainly due to the demand for faster broadband and improved rural access. Cable and fibre networks now create further challenges for anyone putting together underground utility plans prior to starting any excavation. The challenge for many is two-fold… 1. Should I be including this as part… Read More

Listen, take note and you’ll find so much more…

Posted on 8/08/2017 at 12:46 PM by in Blog

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been keeping a note of every time a customer mentions something they like about our utility search service. The reason for this is that I had convinced myself that, as we offer a standardised product (a utility report should not be different regardless of who provides it), speed and… Read More

Cornerstone completes it’s 40,000th utility search

Posted on 10/06/2017 at 12:46 PM by in Blog News

During September 2017, Cornerstone Projects Ltd saw it’s 40,000th underground utility search go through its books. Over the 13 years or so in business, this means the Cornerstone Projects team have ordered and checked over a 1/3 of a million individual plans from the utility companies. And this doesn’t take into account that a lot… Read More

Underground utility search expert, Cornerstone Projects, appointed to provide Scottish Water plans

Posted on 4/06/2017 at 12:31 PM by in Blog News

The UK’s leading underground utility search provider, Cornerstone Projects, has been appointed by Scottish Water as an approved supplier on their commercial plant enquiries. It’s an exciting move for the nationwide company, which has been providing professional services to the UK construction industry for over 13 years. Now, appointed to provide Scottish Water plans to… Read More

The challenges of construction projects in the winter

Posted on 21/10/2015 at 4:19 PM by in Blog

Although British Winters aren’t famous for heavy snow, this year it is very likely, alongside. frozen grounds and cold winds. These are elements that can be a nightmare for us in the construction industry. The cost implication of these can be heavily felt, even without any reported rise in the cost of building materials.  … Read More