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FMI Quarterly September 2013

60 bright ideas from our first 60 years

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Contractor Challenges With the Dual-Rate Method

Some of FMI’s earliest client work revolved aroundhelping labor-intensive contractors capture all of theircosts, so...

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ACE Works: Investing in the Future of the A/E/C Industry

Attracting young people to the world of construction has never been an easy task. When...

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Scenario Planning: Building Confidence to Deal With an Uncertain Futur...

How valuable would it have been to...

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99 and 44/100% Pure

The claim of “99 and 44/100% Pure” becomes significant when a bar of Ivory®...

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Acquire a Company Only as Part of a Strategic Direction

In the last six decades, many researchers have attempted to identify the key variables leading...

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Energy Services and Cleantech: Optimizing Long-Term Building Performan...

Many of the largest value-creating opportunities in...

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Ten Commandments of Superior Customer Service

Why should you care about customer service? Beyond the obvious benefit of making your life...

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Sales Is Not a Dirty Word

Ask a packed room of industry professionals who wants to be a salesperson, and...

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Developing a Profit Attitude

We have all watched a sports team — professional, collegiate or otherwise — play...

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Tenets of Transfer

The size and breadth of the construction market dictate that it is always undergoing...

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Six Steps to Successful Management Succession

When leadership transitions from one generation to the next, the resulting transfer of power, influence...

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On the Origin of Species: The Project Manager

Along-standing joke in the industry says the project manager evolved as the solution to the...

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Managing Cash Before Earnings

“All sins are forgivable except one, and that is running out of cash!” Hank...

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Sales Presentation Strategy

It is 10:00 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, and you and your team are...

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Leadership Development Tactics That Actually Work

As a leader of your organization, you reluctantly conclude that the current leadership team lacks...

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Volume Kills, Profit Thrills

When Dr. Emol Fails founded FMI in 1963, his mission was to find ways...

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Why Strategy Fails

“Too long. Too short. Too outdated. Too irrelevant.” This may sound like your childhood...

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Unlocking the P3 Potential in the U.S. Construction Market

As engineering and construction firms continue to shake off the effects of the recession and...

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Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

Writing about the importance of communication may initially appear to be trite. Would any...

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Peerless Executive Development

As FMI rolls into its 60th year of business, we reflect on the many...

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Your Bad Project Just Got Worse: The Basics of Cost-to-Complete Foreca...

As the president and vice president of...

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Marketing in a Social Media Age

Marketing communication is shifting. No longer is it just a one-sided communication: your business...

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The Power of Collaboration in Design and Construction

During the last decade, the evolution of design and construction functions has taken a leap...

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Capitalize on Market Information

The importance of market information and data has always been significant. However, when times...

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If You Want World-Class Operations, Focus on the Foreman

What sets world-class contractors apart from average and struggling contractors? World-class contractors all have incredible...

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Information Technology’s Impact on Businesses in Construction

While the information technology solutions and platforms have changed...

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You Kept Your Employees During the Great Recession: Now You Owe Them?

“Employees are our most important asset.” Companies often recite this cliché, often without supporting...

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Executive Coaching and Mentoring Tools for Construction Talent

Today’s construction leaders are facing greater uncertainty and more...

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Trade Associations and Industry Service Partners: What Do They Offer?

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

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Competitive Research

The nature of competitive intelligence is largelymisunderstood and consequently misdirected in theconstruction industry. Quite...

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