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How to Use Phantom Stock to Assist With Ownership Transition and Reten...

Exploring phantom stock issuance as a viable...

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The Battle for Control: Whose Box Will Run Your Building?

A look at the rapidly evolving landscape following the growing demand for intelligent, interconnected commercial...

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History Repeats Itself: A New Wave of International Interest in the U....

Mirroring the 1970s, when large international firms...

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Managing and Mitigating Subcontractor Default Risks

Surety bonding can serve as an effective tool to help protect general contractors from the...

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Five Pitfalls to Avoid When Selling Your Company

How to successfully transition ownership while managing risk in the process As the famous generation...

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Why Large Contractors Fail - A Fresh Perspective

During the past few decades, there have been dozens of large contractors that, after many...

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Engineering, Construction and Risk: Improving Your Odds of Success

Engineering and construction firms are dynamic and inherently risky...

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Understanding the Fundamental Risks of Mergers and Acquisitions

Every industry sector is experiencing brisk merger and acquisition...

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Pricing for Profit

Exploring common challenges in overhead allocation/recovery in the construction industry. “We lost a little...

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Navigating the Winds of Social Economic Changes

Understand the changing dynamics of social economic factors like income inequality to be proactive in...

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The Capitalization of Earnings Method for Construction Firms

Leverage the right metrics to better support and justify...

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Will the Federal Reserve’s Actions Affect the E&C Industry?

An in-depth look at how the Federal Reserve could...

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Public Company Underperformance — How Long Will It Last?

The Engineering and Construction (E&C) industry is certainly no stranger to volatility. It is normal...

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Spotting the Next Market Shift

Learning how to navigate the waves of the construction market. If real estate is...

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U.S. Water Infrastructure Funding Needs: Who Picks Up the Tab?

Close the funding gap with improved spending across the...

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Financial Controls for Value Creation

This article contains an excerpt from Hank Harris’s forthcoming book, “Creating Value in an...

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The Basic Ingredients of an Accurate Cost-to-Complete Estimate

Failing to include any of the vital ingredients produces...

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Assessing the Value of Private Equity

A private equity transaction could present a “best-of-both-worlds” scenario. For most owners in our...

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Alberta’s Market Powered by Oil and Gas

Continued development of Alberta’s natural resources will not only expand the local economy, but will...

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Keeping Your Insurance Provider in the Loop

By opening up two-way communication streams with their insurers, contractors can ward off major job-related...

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Converting Risk Into Financial Reward

Today’s construction industry is a dynamic and global business, with opportunities for innovation and...

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Continually Evaluate Ownership Transfer Issues

All privately held E&C companies face transition as owners retire and new owners take over...

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Pricing for Value, Not Purely Cost

In today’s market, the assumption many contractors make is that there are no longer...

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Keeping Your Surety Fully Informed

Few of us like surprises, least of all a surety company. Each year, Zurich’s...

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Why Contractors Fail: A Causal Analysis of Large Contractor Bankruptci...

FMI’s in-depth study and analysis of the...

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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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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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Managing Cash Before Earnings

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

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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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Capitalize on Market Information

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

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Marvelous Things You Ought to Know About Negotiations

Excerpted from the new book “Negotiate With Confidence: Field-Tested Ways To Get the Value You...

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A Case for Optimism in the U.S. Construction Industry

The idea that North American energy independence is achievable has major geopolitical implications for our...

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Acquisition Search Best Practices

Choreographed effectively, a smart acquisition can move both the acquiring and the acquired company...

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Contracts for Construction Leaders

Understanding the fundamentals of contracts is an important skill that leaders need to gain...

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Successful Management Succession

Successful transitions do not happen by accident. Instead, they are the result of clear...

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The Perils of Doing Business with DBEs on a Cost Plus Basis

The time may have also come for contractors to decline taking of the risk...

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Successful Management Succession

Successful transitions do not happen by accident. Instead, they are the result of clear...

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Financing Energy Efficiency Projects

There is no more important work being done in American infrastructure than energy efficiency....

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Twelve Essential Roles for CFOs in 2012

The CFO is often the last line of defense in avoiding crippling errors and...

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What’s Ahead for P3s in the US?

According to FMI’s Research Group, the number of construction projects in the U.S. that...

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Measuring Financial Success

MY PERSPECTIVE SERIES: REPRESENTING THE AUTHOR’S PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE Successful financial performance is the result...

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Public-Private Partnerships: What You Need to Know

As P3 knowledge begins to percolate through midsized contractors, we can expect an efficient, high-quality...

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Finding Opportunity in Today’s Acquisitions Market

Like investing in the stock market, acquisition strategy requires constant analysis. As it enters the...

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