Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • Data-Driven Estimating

    Posted on April 27, 2015 by FMI Corporation

    ConstructionBuilding179255070Create 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.

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    This post was posted in Research and was tagged with Strategy, construction profitability

  • America's Energy Transformation: Petrochemical Manufacturing's 21st Century Renaissance

    Posted on April 21, 2015 by FMI Corporation

    GasPiplelines119744231Based 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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  • Adapting to the “New Normal” in Oil and Gas Construction

    Posted on April 15, 2015 by FMI Corporation

    Energy170548899How the Market Will Endure Growing Regulatory, Labor and Commodity Pricing Pressures

    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.


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    This post was posted in Investment Banking and was tagged with FMI Capital Advisors, Oil and Gas Infrastructure Valuations

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