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FMI Blog

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Mobile Technology and the Construction Industry

Guest blogger John Chaney, co-founder of Dexter + Cheney, a Seattle-based company that specializes in...

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FMI’s Second Quarter NRCI, 2012

The NRCI index moved up slightly to 59.8, our highest score since its inception....

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The Federal Construction Sector: Understanding a Transforming Market

Based upon federal budget constraints, shifting national security priorities...

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Create a Culture of Wellness

Health and wellness is a hot topic for many companies that are trying to...

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Construction Project Health: The Story of Earned Value

Guest blogger John Chaney, co-founder of Dexter + Cheney, a Seattle-based company that specializes in...

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Developing High Potentials

Avoiding turnover completely is unlikely, as it is not always easy to increase salaries...

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FMI’s First Quarter Outlook, 2012

FMI’s forecast for total construction put in place for 2012 is an increase of...

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Construction Cash Flow - Your Project's Lifeline

FMI is happy to welcome back John Chaney, co-founder of Dexter + Cheney, a Seattle-based...

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The Science of Efficiency and Productivity

The race to the bottom has been fierce and bloody. The current perception of the...

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Cloud Computing – It’s Here to Stay

Every now and then, we will be having guest bloggers to contribute to our...

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How is Your Company Using Social Media?

What is social media? It is a collection of online media, such as Facebook,...

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Unfair Advantage

Contractors need every trick in the book to find and win the work they...

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Building New Business: Are You Losing Jobs in the Interview?

You know you have the best-qualified team to build...

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Trade Association Educational Opportunities

If you are involved in the construction industry, chances are you are a member of...

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Leading in a Global Market

The idea of globalization is not new. The world has been called anything from...

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Direct Labor Tracking

One of the biggest items that affect actual margins on projects is direct labor....

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Are You a Helicopter Boss?

Have you ever worked for someone who controlled everything you did, day in and...

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Leadership - Up and Down Was Easy, Now the Tough Part ....

During the last upturn of the mid 2000s (remember the glory days?) leader decisions were...

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Branding Isn’t a New Logo, Brochure or Pretty Website

Branding in construction is different. It is less about creating a brochure and collateral items,...

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Measuring an Organizational Focus on Business Development

Ask a typical contractor what is being measured in any given week, and you will...

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Engineering and Design Survey

FMI recently interviewed and surveyed 61 CEOs and other leaders of engineering and architecture...

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Attracting People to the A/E/C Industry

Labor shortages may be hard to contemplate in today’s economy, with high unemployment rates...

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Preconstruction Services Process

How organized and professional is your preconstruction services process? Here are a few ideas...

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Uneven Impact of the Economic Downturn on the U.S. Construction Market

While analyzing recent data figures from the...

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Establishing an ethics culture is a “value-add” to your core busin...

A couple of months ago, I asked...

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Accelerating Results

In the past few years, our world has been turned upside down. In these...

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Crawling Out of the Recession

Welcome to 2011! It seems that things are finally looking up for our industry....

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Architects and Engineers Prepare for the Future

Architects and engineers have faced strong headwinds in the past two years. Most of my...

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A Call to Action

  “Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will...

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FMI's Blog

Welcome to FMI’s blog. We intend to use this forum to share our knowledge...

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