CFOs Tackle Supply Chain

CFOs Tackle Supply Chain

CFOs Tackle Supply Chain Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. Welcome to 2023. The turning of the calendar page is an artifice that has taken on unrealistic significance. We’re all happy 2022 is over and believe that 2023 will be a “new year”. In business, that of course is...
IF

IF

IF Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. It is somehow comforting when other experts confirm your view of the world. Just this week in Engineering News Record:  ENR October 12, 2022 Construction Wages Grow at Fastest Rate in Decades Despite Recession Threat By James Leggate...
Risk Encounter

Risk Encounter

Risk Encounter  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 in construction and have led to a universally negative...
Risk is Not a Dirty Word

Risk is Not a Dirty Word

Risk is Not a Dirty Word Over the last thirty years I have conducted literally hundreds of seminars with construction professionals covering an array of issues concerning the business of contracting. Along the way I have noticed that whenever I bring up risk, the...
Building on Shifting Sands

Building on Shifting Sands

Building on Shifting Sands Millennium Tower in San Francisco is sinking and leaning. The 58-story tower has sunk 17 inches and tilted 14 inches since it was completed in 2008. Engineers want to drill hundreds of steel and concrete “micro piles” down to bedrock under...
Managing Risk in the Current Boom

Managing Risk in the Current Boom

Managing Risk in the Current Boom   For the past year, this blog has been dealing with the risks hidden in growth and the strategy and tactics required to deal effectively with a volatile construction market. Let’s listen in to an enlightening discussion among...