An increasing concern in the construction industry in the past few years—and one gaining increased notice recently—has been the shortage of available, qualified people in the construction workforce. A number of prominent news stories in the past few months have highlighted this issue: 91 percent of contractors report having difficulty hiring workers The share of… Read More
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A schedule is intended to be used as a tool to allow project participants to proactively manage construction and adapt to changing circumstances as they arise. However, if a party’s intentions are not in the best interest of the project, the schedule loses its credibility as a management tool. While there may be thousands of… Read More
I had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Dodge Construction Outlook last week to hear top economists from Dodge and Moody’s deliver their forecasts for the coming year. Among a crowd of contractors, suppliers, designers, owners, and construction consultants such as myself, we heard the news that after a number of years of strong growth,… Read More
Welcome to MBP’s New Website! Our new blog is part of an endeavor that we hope will provide a forum for an exchange of ideas on improving our industry. You may also be aware that MBP has recently reorganized to a more services-based alignment. Unlike many company reorganizations, this is not a response to crisis,… Read More