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Sustainable Value

Premier contractors operate on principles that produce sustainable value, consistent quality and high return on investment.  Many lesser-quality contractors skirt the law, limit compensation and eliminate benefits, safety and training programs in order to hit the low cost bid.  How do construction leaders communicate their superior value so owners and developers can avoid the risks and hidden costs associated with second-rate contractors?

Often low price wins the job, but does it deliver best value and return on investment?

When materials and labor make up the bulk of your construction costs, and you receive a letter from your manufacturers and suppliers explaining that a major increase is on the way...
Optimism abounds that the local and national economies are improving.  Signs of that recovery are seen in many parts of the Greater Houston area.  So while the future...
The following was originally published in the September issues of Construction News, a monthly industry periodical in the four major metropolitan areas of Texas. It was written by...
Activity Still Outpaces the Numbers, but The Picture is Becoming BrighterWe are well past the mid-year point; everyone is reporting increased bidding or proposal opportunities;...
I was in one of my client’s offices the other day when a set of bid documents arrived.  It was a large project and there were two sets of documents.  It reminded me of...
An article by Richard Heap in Correctional News last week discusses ways that the application of the LEAN process to prison construction can save time and money.  He makes...
The decline of the way Americans value skilled labor, which we've chronicled extensively on Construction Citizen, can be seen in different ways all around us.Louis Uchitelle makes...
We attended a graduation dinner last week that was unique in its attendees and outstanding for the folks who participated or coached in a year-long workforce development program....
I am an SOB, that is a son of a baker.  When I was a kid, the workforce in our family bakery consisted of a deaf mute, an alcoholic, my grandfather, my uncle and my dad....