Eighth Crisis-era Message To Contractors From Dr. Tom Schleifer: New Worksite Protocols – The Impact

Eighth Crisis-era Message to Contractors from Dr. Tom Schleifer: New Worksite Protocols – The Impact

Eighth Crisis-era Message to Contractors from: Dr Tom Schleifer New Worksite Protocols—The Impact    Construction is either continuing or about to restart depending on your location, which is the good news. The other news is that the new Covid-19 safety…

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Fifth Crisis-era Message To Contractors – From Dr. Tom Schleifer – Pace Of Recovery-Impact On Construction

Fifth Crisis-era Message to Contractors – From Dr. Tom Schleifer – Pace of Recovery-Impact on Construction

Fifth Crisis-era Message to Contractors from: Dr Tom Schleifer Pace of Recovery-Impact on Construction It is becoming clear that the pandemic will not end suddenly, nor will the US economy rebound rapidly. It’s beginning to sound like a drawn-out affair…

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Third Crisis-era Message To Contractors – From Dr Tom Schleifer – Three Steps To Surviving The Pandemic

Third Crisis-era Message to Contractors – From Dr Tom Schleifer – Three Steps to Surviving the Pandemic

Third Crisis-era Message to Contractors Three Steps to Surviving the Pandemic From Dr Tom Schleifer     Step 1 – Face Facts   The Corona Virus pandemic has swooped down on the human race like a tornado onto a small…

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The Surety

The Surety

  The Surety Construction’s “Sports Book”   Sureties operate the “sports book” for the construction industry. They handicap risk by setting rates and issuing bonds. They “book” the contractor’s bet that he will complete a project as contracted. They “set…

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Risk Minimization

Risk Minimization

Risk Minimization (Part 2)   In last week’s blog, Construction’s No-Win, research data led us to the conclusion that risk cannot be effectively transferred in contract negotiations and that only highly competent contractors can manage risk for all stakeholders. “Risk…

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Another Low-Bid Loophole

Another Low-Bid Loophole

Another Low-Bid Loophole by Jake Smithwick, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Within the construction industry, the heavy/civil sector consists of site development and infrastructure projects, such as those related to earthwork, bridges, railways, highways, and aviation. In…

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