Monthly Archives: April 2015
Posted on April 27, 2015 by FMI CorporationCreate a fact-based filter for project selection and a data-driven mark-up policy that maximizes profitability. Construction is a competitive business. Especially in hard-bid markets, contractors compete fiercely for every project. The price the market will bear is sometimes determined by a few hundredths of a percent. Competition in the construction industry, however, should not be about winning projects; it’s about making a profit. In the construction industry, that profitable competition begins in estimating and pricing work.
Posted on April 21, 2015 by FMI CorporationBased on exciting trends for the petrochemical production community, the opportunities for firms in the industrial construction segment are especially ATTRACTIVE for the next several years. For the past several years, many eyes have been on the shale gas revolution in the United States. As U.S. oil and gas production has expanded exponentially, the attention has been on the impact on consumer markets, particularly such as natural gas for heating or oil and its attendant price impacts on gasoline at the pump. And while many have predicted a resurgence in U.S. manufacturing driven by cheap energy prices, the fact is that the needed investment in manufacturing facilities here has, for the most part, not been as significant or as quick as we might have hoped.
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Posted on April 15, 2015 by FMI Corporation
On February 24, President Obama vetoed legislation authorizing TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. The 7-year regulatory saga is emblematic of the regulatory and public relations burdens on U.S. energy projects. With the Keystone veto, this burden will grow.