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2019

Construction Materials – Favorable Economics and Selective Buyers

While economic fundamentals are favorable, buyers of Construction Materials firms remain selective. If headlines are any metric, there is ample reason to be concerned...

Megaprojects: Changing the Conversation

In this paper, we present FMI’s latest market forecast on megaprojects, share insights from industry leaders on five key ingredients that drive successful megaprojects,...

Construction Materials Market Outlook Summer 2019

2019 has been an interesting year thus far for the Construction Materials (CM) industry, from both a performance and M&A perspective. FMI’s Construction Materials...

2019 Building Products Market Update

Economic signals are telling us that we’re near the top of the construction cycle. This means that the next five years will look very...

FMI North American Megaprojects 2019

FMI’s latest North American megaproject market forecast, including a comprehensive overview of historical and planned activity shown by construction segment and geographic region.

2019 CIRT Sentiment Index Third Quarter Report

The CIRT Sentiment Index seeks to provide timely, authoritative, and forward looking insights into complex design and construction markets as well as a view...

Executive Coaching: Driving Real Results for Leaders in the Built Environment

In today’s business world, coaching has become a cornerstone of leadership development, particularly for executives. Not only can coaching be a transformative process for...

FMI’s 2019 M&A Trends for Engineering and Construction

Looking to the near future, we expect M&A activity to remain strong but likely to return to more regular levels in 2019 and beyond....

Update on the Evolving E&C Risk Environment: The 2019 AGC/FMI Risk Management Survey

This year’s report provides fresh insights into contractors’ perceptions of current and future risks and reveals how companies are managing risk differently, compared to...

Understanding the Balance: An Analysis of the 2018 Construction Materials Market and M&A Expectations for 2019

Looking back, 2018 was a “tale of two halves” for the construction materials (CM) sector, both for performance and M&A activity.

2018

The Growing World of Design-Build

An overview of North America’s growing design-build market and a look at why many project owners are transitioning to this popular project delivery method.

Big Data = Big Questions for the Engineering and Construction Industry

Engineering and construction companies that don’t embrace the new norm of data-driven operations are likely to lose traction in the market and could become...

The Untapped Potential of Corporate Governance in Engineering and Construction: 2018 FMI/CIRT Corporate Governance Study

FMI surveyed and/or interviewed 133 CIRT members who serve on boards to learn more about E&C corporate governance practices in North America. Participants represented...

FMI Study with AGC: Managing Risk in the Digital Age

FMI has once again collaborated with AGC’s Surety Bonding and Risk Management Forum to capture contractors’ perceptions of risk and opinions on how the...

Automation and Robotics: Rethinking Engineering and Construction Jobs

Approximately 50% of the current positions in the construction sector could be automated, and that’s a good thing. With disruptive changes to business models...

A New Era for Modular Design and Construction

While offsite construction—including prefabrication, modularization, preassembly or offsite multitrade fabrication—has been around for decades, it is emerging as a critical method for delivering projects...

FMI’s 2018 M&A Trends for Engineering and Construction

2017 was another active year for M&A activity in the engineering and construction industry. Based on our most recent survey, industry participants believe the...

2018 FMI/CURT/CII Owner Survey

The study, which was conducted in the fall and winter of 2017, sheds light on the current state of offsite construction in the U.S.,...

2018 FMI Overview

FMI executives share their retrospectives on how 2017 shaped up for the engineering and construction (E&C) industry and discuss what’s ahead for the next...

2017

2017 Talent Development Study

Findings from this year’s talent development study paint a mixed picture of how construction firms are addressing people development. In many cases, the topics...

Ownership Transfer and Management Succession: 2017 FMI Survey

For more than a decade, FMI has been surveying the construction industry to gain deep insight into current ownership transfer trends. In this year’s...

What to Do When Projects Go Bad, Part 3

In this final segment, we provide a practical framework for executives to work through the key issues impacting a project while also allowing project...

Leading Innovation: Insights From Industry Executives

FMI often hears stories about innovations and positive disruptions occurring in and around the engineering and construction industry. These new ideas are often associated...

FMI Insights: What to Do When Projects Go Bad, Part 2

When problems start to spiral out of control and project timelines and goals get derailed, it doesn’t usually take long for the finger-pointing to...

FMI Insights: What to Do When Projects Go Bad, Part 1

Even the most promising design and construction projects can get quickly sidelined by a few missteps, a couple of bad decisions, misaligned expectations between...

FMI’s 2017 M&A Trends for Engineering and Construction

This year FMI started what we hope becomes an annual survey of large E&C firms to assess their appetite for acquisitions in the next...

FMI Nonresidential Construction Index (NRCI)

Almost every component of the NRCI Index moved in a positive direction in the first quarter. This result for the beginning of 2017 is...

2017 FMI/BIMForum Prefabrication Survey

The construction industry is back on track since the Great Recession, and total construction employment has rebounded to almost 6.7 million workers (still a...

2017 U.S. Markets Construction Overview

FMI executives share their retrospectives on how 2016 shaped up for the engineering and construction (E&C) industry and give valuable insights into what’s ahead...

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