Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • Will Falling World LNG Prices Slow Down the U.S. LNG Boom?

    Posted on July 31, 2014 by FMI Corporation

    LNGChartThe advent of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the United States has fundamentally changed global energy economics. One of the most notable changes is that U.S. natural gas is now so cheap that it is marketable overseas, where prices are significantly higher. This disparity is what has driven a wave of applications with FERC and DOE to construct LNG export facilities in the U.S.

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    This post was posted in Investment Banking and was tagged with Scott Duncan, Oil and Gas Infrastructure Valuations

  • Information Technology Drives Demand Side Management Program Improvements

    Posted on July 16, 2014 by FMI Corporation

    PeopleiStock_000017304116MediumWith the growing need for more electricity, gas and water due to population growth, increases in energy/water demand per capita, changing economic dynamics and other factors, utilities across the globe are facing decisions to either build more infrastructure or reduce demand (or at least slow the rate of demand growth). Reducing demand for a resource (e.g., creating “negawatts”) without degrading – and often improving – the result (e.g., light, heat, computing power, etc.) often costs less than creating more of the resource. Furthermore, in many cases utilizing existing resources efficiently and effectively is the only viable option for immediate results. One proven way that utilities can efficiently reduce demand is by effectively designing and implementing utility-sponsored demand side management (DSM) programs.

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  • What's Your Company Worth?

    Posted on July 11, 2014 by FMI Corporation

    What's Your Company WorthMost business owners have heard of the saying, “it’s all in the details,” and, accordingly, most business owners tend to embody a detail-oriented management approach. They keep their finger on the pulse of the organization, maintaining a constant stream of communication with customers, vendors, and employees. They scrutinize the numbers behind major estimates and lose sleep agonizing over the intricacies of key jobs. They monitor the company’s financial situation in fine detail, and debate over the outlook of the industry as well as the strategic vision of their organization. But at the end of the day, most owners remain uninformed about one major detail relating to their business. How much is it worth?

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    This post was posted in Investment Banking and was tagged with Inc., Fairness Opinions, Business Owner, Employee Engagement

  • We Didn't See It Coming: Strategy and Scenario Planning

    Posted on July 10, 2014 by FMI Corporation

    Strategy and Scenario PlanningWe all have experienced problems in the workplace where a quick decision needs to be made, but the decision requires input from our Vice President of Operations, Business Development Manager in our East Coast office, and President. The best part of the situation is, one of them is away, the other out of the country on business and the last does not feel comfortable making a decision without the whole team. Decisions often are bogged down by months of review, internal discussions, compromise, vacation, and then it becomes too late.

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    This post was posted in Center for Strategic Leadership and was tagged with Scenario Planning, construction, NRCI 2014 Q2, Business Valuations

  • FMI Employee Spotlight: Meet FMI's Summer Interns

    Posted on July 7, 2014 by FMI Corporation

    Summer internships are a great opportunity for young professionals to explore different career paths, gain valuable experience, fulfill college requirements, and most importantly, learn about themselves.  Here at FMI, we enjoy teaching our interns about our internal practices and the engineering and construction industry. This summer, FMI has hired 9 interns in both our Raleigh and Denver offices. We asked each of them about what they hope to get out of their experiences here at FMI and a few fun questions as well.

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    This post was posted in Consulting, Investment Banking, Center for Strategic Leadership and was tagged with FMI Employee Spotlight, Business Strategy

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