Monthly Archives: May 2011
Posted on May 17, 2011 by FMI CorporationPreconstruction Services Process By Kevin Kilgore How organized and professional is your preconstruction services process? Here are a few ideas to help. First, let’s start with a definition of preconstruction services:
- It is everything before construction that is not business development. Preconstruction begins prior to a contract, when a contract is imminent. Preconstruction begins when resources are being expended.
- A comprehensive AND collaborative “building-team” process, initiated at project conception and executed through substantial completion, to ensure a project owners’ objectives are met.
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Posted on May 2, 2011 by FMI CorporationUneven Impact of the Economic Downturn on the U.S. Construction Market By: Kevin Haynes While analyzing recent data figures from the U.S. Census on construction spending, I came across a few interesting findings. Initially, I was curious to see how the distribution of construction spending has changed from 2006 when the U.S. construction market was at its all-time high of $1,167 billion in total spending to 2010 when it was just more than $815 billion. Of course, during these four years the market experienced four consecutive decreases in total spending. I wanted to see just how drastic the changes have been across the various construction market sectors.