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  • The Rise of Digital Wage Payments Transforming India’s Construction Sector
    Kezya de Braganca

    The Indian Government’s recent directive, as reported on 31 January 2024, urging employers to ensure that all wage payments to workers are made digitally is a landmark move. This directive is not just a push towards digital India but a significant leap towards ensuring transparency, security, and efficiency in wage payments, especially in the construction sector. This transition, while presenting initial challenges, promises long-term benefits for workers, construction companies, and the broader ecosystem. Bettamint, with its innovative payment infrastructure Bettapay, is at the forefront of facilitating this transition. Let’s explore the implications of this move and how Bettapay is leading the change.

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    Tackling Measurement Fraud in Construction Billing
    Kezya de Braganca

    In the intricate and multifaceted world of construction, one of the less talked about yet pervasive challenges is measurement fraud in billing. This unethical practice, which involves deliberately manipulating measurements or quantities to inflate invoices, can significantly undermine the financial integrity of construction projects.

    Finance Read More
    The Stakeholder Economy: An Antidote to Privatised Profits and Socialised Losses
    Kezya de Braganca

    Complexity is the source of uncertainty in human systems. Over thousands of years of innovation has sought to manage this uncertainty, resolve complexity and transform social systems. Yet, innovation takes place in silos, simplifying complex issues but amplifying the overall complexity in a finite ecosystem.

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    How contractors can overcome inflation and rising construction costs
    Vijay Singh

    Construction companies in both developed and emerging economies are experiencing price increases of over close to 20%. Other than increasing material prices, workforce shortages are a significant driving factor which is likely to keep construction inflation at higher-than-normal levels. Managing costs, removing waste, and increasing productivity should be top priorities for organisations wanting to overcome rising costs due to construction inflation.

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    Why construction workers love Bettamint?
    Rohit Gupta

    Construction workers are the largest workforce in one of the world’s most labour intensive sectors. They are the lifeblood of business, laying the foundations for many of our most important institutions, from infrastructure to housing and beyond. As the demand for construction work keeps increasing, the workers who toil away on the front lines need reliable ways to find work and get paid for their efforts. That’s why construction workers are turning to Bettamint – a revolutionary employment platform that offers reliable and timely payments, accredited employers, lucrative opportunities, a steady income and easy access to credit making it the go-to resource for independent daily wage workers.

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    Maximizing efficiency: How mobile holograms are reducing construction site errors
    Waleed Khan

    The construction industry is becoming increasingly digital as developers strive for greater efficiency. As a result, the need for innovative technology solutions to reduce human errors at construction sites is paramount.

    Technology Read More
    Can payroll join the connected construction movement ?
    Kezya de Braganca

    Do you recall the days when a phone, camera, calculator, and map were all separate devices? These various tools are now all in one place: your phone. Technology for construction is also consolidating. Software for construction estimation, accounting, inventory and project management, as well as reporting and analytics tools, are all integrating with one another.

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    5 ways contractor paperwork costs money
    Waleed Khan

    The disdain that construction company owners have for contractor documentation is probably well-deserved. It takes a lot of effort, time, and is very easy to lose. On the other hand, contractor paperwork is how you get paid.The construction business places equal emphasis on the documentation of your job as it does on the actual work you accomplish, including contracts, RFIs, submittals, schedules, drawings, change orders, invoices, labour compliances and more.

    Infrastructure Read More
    15 ways subcontractors can maintain healthy cash flows
    Amit Patel

    Due to the nature of their job, stable construction cash flow is essential for subcontractors. Running out of money might result in a halt in production, delayed payroll, a decline in profitability, or even financial catastrophe. Most people start projects on spec and usually get paid once the task is finished.

    Finance Read More
    Are you paying for ghost workers?
    Kezya de Braganca

    It might be time to take a closer look at the actual headcount at your construction sites. With large contractors hiring hundreds of thousands of workers across sites, it’s almost certain that tracking headcount is error prone. Today’s construction sites are as vulnerable to theft and pilferage as they are to the more serious issue of payroll fraud. If you’re still using outdated methods of workforce management, you may be paying more than you need to.

    Finance Read More
    Builders need builders: India’s growing construction industry
    Amit Patel

    After agriculture, the labour-intensive construction industry is the largest employment generator in India and serves as a crucial economic barometer.With linkages to industries in over 250 other sub-sectors including cement, steel, chemicals, paints, tiles, etc. The construction industry in India also has a strong connection to the real estate sector which is expected to reach $1 Tn by 2030 and will contribute 13% to India’s GDP.

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    Bridging the Digital Divide
    Anjali Sharma

    The internet has become a pervasive and fundamental part of daily life. And while more and more people contemplate a detox from digital excess, ​​​​an estimated 37% of the world’s population — some 2.9 billion people — still live offline. These digitally disadvantaged are unable to reap the benefits of the transformative power of information and communication technologies.

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    What are change orders and how best to manage them
    Anjali Sharma

    Change orders in construction are documents used to indicate changes to a project’s scope. As part of the creation of a change order, stakeholders typically discuss the change’s magnitude and determine whether adjustments should be made to the project’s schedule and/or budget.

    Technology Read More
    Subcontract agreement in construction: How to compose one
    Divya Pillai

    Construction projects are often large and complex, and as a result, are subject to various types of documentation and agreements. Defining the responsibilities and rights of each contractor in writing is crucial for a project’s success. Keep reading to learn more about subcontract agreements, as well as how to compose one.

    Infrastructure Read More
    Construction bookkeeping: Everything you need to know
    Divya Pillai

    While bookkeeping in the construction industry can be challenging due to its many considerations, it’s an essential part of successfully running a construction firm. Here’s what you need to know about bookkeeping for construction companies.

    Finance Read More
    How to reduce labor costs in the construction industry
    Kezya de Braganca

    Controlling labor costs is among the most important mandates of construction management professionals. Keep reading for tips on how to reduce labor costs while maintaining productivity in construction.

    Finance Read More
    10 Tips for improving productivity in construction
    Vijay Singh

    Wondering how to improve productivity in construction without sacrificing quality or safety? It’s not an easy task, to be sure. But in this post, we’ll give you 10 actionable tips that will help you boost and track your progress with incredible effectiveness.

    Growth Read More
    10 reasons for cost overruns in construction projects
    Rohit Gupta

    The effects of cost overruns in construction projects can be devastating. Construction is a very capital intensive industry, which means overruns on even a single project can jeopardize payroll and equipment rentals elsewhere.

    Infrastructure Read More
    8 Common construction mistakes
    Waleed Khan

    Construction mistakes can be very costly, both financially and in terms of human costs. Keep reading to learn more about common construction mistakes and how to avoid them.

    Infrastructure Read More
  • The Rise of Digital Wage Payments Transforming India’s Construction Sector
    Kezya de Braganca

    The Indian Government’s recent directive, as reported on 31 January 2024, urging employers to ensure that all wage payments to workers are made digitally is a landmark move. This directive is not just a push towards digital India but a significant leap towards ensuring transparency, security, and efficiency in wage payments, especially in the construction sector. This transition, while presenting initial challenges, promises long-term benefits for workers, construction companies, and the broader ecosystem. Bettamint, with its innovative payment infrastructure Bettapay, is at the forefront of facilitating this transition. Let’s explore the implications of this move and how Bettapay is leading the change.

    Finance Read More
    Tackling Measurement Fraud in Construction Billing
    Kezya de Braganca

    In the intricate and multifaceted world of construction, one of the less talked about yet pervasive challenges is measurement fraud in billing. This unethical practice, which involves deliberately manipulating measurements or quantities to inflate invoices, can significantly undermine the financial integrity of construction projects.

    Finance Read More
    The Stakeholder Economy: An Antidote to Privatised Profits and Socialised Losses
    Kezya de Braganca

    Complexity is the source of uncertainty in human systems. Over thousands of years of innovation has sought to manage this uncertainty, resolve complexity and transform social systems. Yet, innovation takes place in silos, simplifying complex issues but amplifying the overall complexity in a finite ecosystem.

    Finance Read More
    How contractors can overcome inflation and rising construction costs
    Vijay Singh

    Construction companies in both developed and emerging economies are experiencing price increases of over close to 20%. Other than increasing material prices, workforce shortages are a significant driving factor which is likely to keep construction inflation at higher-than-normal levels. Managing costs, removing waste, and increasing productivity should be top priorities for organisations wanting to overcome rising costs due to construction inflation.

    Finance Read More
    Can payroll join the connected construction movement ?
    Kezya de Braganca

    Do you recall the days when a phone, camera, calculator, and map were all separate devices? These various tools are now all in one place: your phone. Technology for construction is also consolidating. Software for construction estimation, accounting, inventory and project management, as well as reporting and analytics tools, are all integrating with one another.

    Finance Read More
    15 ways subcontractors can maintain healthy cash flows
    Amit Patel

    Due to the nature of their job, stable construction cash flow is essential for subcontractors. Running out of money might result in a halt in production, delayed payroll, a decline in profitability, or even financial catastrophe. Most people start projects on spec and usually get paid once the task is finished.

    Finance Read More
    Are you paying for ghost workers?
    Kezya de Braganca

    It might be time to take a closer look at the actual headcount at your construction sites. With large contractors hiring hundreds of thousands of workers across sites, it’s almost certain that tracking headcount is error prone. Today’s construction sites are as vulnerable to theft and pilferage as they are to the more serious issue of payroll fraud. If you’re still using outdated methods of workforce management, you may be paying more than you need to.

    Finance Read More
    Construction bookkeeping: Everything you need to know
    Divya Pillai

    While bookkeeping in the construction industry can be challenging due to its many considerations, it’s an essential part of successfully running a construction firm. Here’s what you need to know about bookkeeping for construction companies.

    Finance Read More
    How to reduce labor costs in the construction industry
    Kezya de Braganca

    Controlling labor costs is among the most important mandates of construction management professionals. Keep reading for tips on how to reduce labor costs while maintaining productivity in construction.

    Finance Read More
  • Why construction workers love Bettamint?
    Rohit Gupta

    Construction workers are the largest workforce in one of the world’s most labour intensive sectors. They are the lifeblood of business, laying the foundations for many of our most important institutions, from infrastructure to housing and beyond. As the demand for construction work keeps increasing, the workers who toil away on the front lines need reliable ways to find work and get paid for their efforts. That’s why construction workers are turning to Bettamint – a revolutionary employment platform that offers reliable and timely payments, accredited employers, lucrative opportunities, a steady income and easy access to credit making it the go-to resource for independent daily wage workers.

    Growth Read More
    Builders need builders: India’s growing construction industry
    Amit Patel

    After agriculture, the labour-intensive construction industry is the largest employment generator in India and serves as a crucial economic barometer.With linkages to industries in over 250 other sub-sectors including cement, steel, chemicals, paints, tiles, etc. The construction industry in India also has a strong connection to the real estate sector which is expected to reach $1 Tn by 2030 and will contribute 13% to India’s GDP.

    Growth Read More
    10 Tips for improving productivity in construction
    Vijay Singh

    Wondering how to improve productivity in construction without sacrificing quality or safety? It’s not an easy task, to be sure. But in this post, we’ll give you 10 actionable tips that will help you boost and track your progress with incredible effectiveness.

    Growth Read More
  • 5 ways contractor paperwork costs money
    Waleed Khan

    The disdain that construction company owners have for contractor documentation is probably well-deserved. It takes a lot of effort, time, and is very easy to lose. On the other hand, contractor paperwork is how you get paid.The construction business places equal emphasis on the documentation of your job as it does on the actual work you accomplish, including contracts, RFIs, submittals, schedules, drawings, change orders, invoices, labour compliances and more.

    Infrastructure Read More
    Subcontract agreement in construction: How to compose one
    Divya Pillai

    Construction projects are often large and complex, and as a result, are subject to various types of documentation and agreements. Defining the responsibilities and rights of each contractor in writing is crucial for a project’s success. Keep reading to learn more about subcontract agreements, as well as how to compose one.

    Infrastructure Read More
    10 reasons for cost overruns in construction projects
    Rohit Gupta

    The effects of cost overruns in construction projects can be devastating. Construction is a very capital intensive industry, which means overruns on even a single project can jeopardize payroll and equipment rentals elsewhere.

    Infrastructure Read More
    8 Common construction mistakes
    Waleed Khan

    Construction mistakes can be very costly, both financially and in terms of human costs. Keep reading to learn more about common construction mistakes and how to avoid them.

    Infrastructure Read More
  • Maximizing efficiency: How mobile holograms are reducing construction site errors
    Waleed Khan

    The construction industry is becoming increasingly digital as developers strive for greater efficiency. As a result, the need for innovative technology solutions to reduce human errors at construction sites is paramount.

    Technology Read More
    Bridging the Digital Divide
    Anjali Sharma

    The internet has become a pervasive and fundamental part of daily life. And while more and more people contemplate a detox from digital excess, ​​​​an estimated 37% of the world’s population — some 2.9 billion people — still live offline. These digitally disadvantaged are unable to reap the benefits of the transformative power of information and communication technologies.

    Technology Read More
    What are change orders and how best to manage them
    Anjali Sharma

    Change orders in construction are documents used to indicate changes to a project’s scope. As part of the creation of a change order, stakeholders typically discuss the change’s magnitude and determine whether adjustments should be made to the project’s schedule and/or budget.

    Technology Read More