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Thomas-Schleifer

Thomas C. Schleifer

Industry Consultant, Professor

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11Mar 19

Pre-Contract Planning

Pre-Contract Planning Detailed project planning prior to contract award is not as common in construction as you might think. Research reveals that traditional procurement processes typically select a contractor and…

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25Feb 19

Risk Encounter

Risk Encounter  The Simplar Institute Project risk in construction is defined in basic terms as unplanned cost or schedule changes that crop up during a construction project. Unplanned cost and schedule changes are ubiquitous…

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Thomas C. Schleifer, PhD

Tom Schleifer joined the construction industry at age 16 and brings more than 50 years of contracting and consulting experience to his presentation. He has Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in construction management from East Carolina University, and a Ph.D., in construction management, from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Schleifer’s experience includes serving as foreman, field superintendent, project manager, and vice president of a construction company which he owned with his brother. From 1976 to 1986 he was the Founder and President of the largest international consultancy firm serving the contract surety industry. View Full Resume

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Manual of Construction Practices