Overhead: A Silent Killer

Overhead: A Silent Killer

Overhead: A Silent Killer Originally Published in ENR September 16, 2015 See the original article here As part of our research into the recent downturn, my Arizona State University colleagues and I surveyed U.S. construction companies to discover what overhead they...
How to Always Make a Profit

How to Always Make a Profit

HOW TO ALWAYS MAKE A PROFIT I Can Hear Some Groaning: “More theory.” Many will say: “Nobody always makes a profit. Some jobs just don’t pan out. Come out here in the field and try to always make a profit. Try to make a profit in the recession we just came out of that...
Overhead the Silent Killer

Overhead the Silent Killer

Overhead The Silent Killer I have rarely had much success talking to construction company management about overhead. Whenever I broach the subject of controlling overhead at one of my seminars, I can see eyes gradually glaze over and the assembled home office people...
Closing the Barn Door After the Horse has Bolted

Closing the Barn Door After the Horse has Bolted

Subject: Overhead  “CLOSING THE BARN DOOR AFTER THE HORSE HAS BOLTED” by Professor Jake Smithwick, PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Cutting overhead to protect earnings in down markets is a business school cliché. In management theory it is an obvious...
Overhead

Overhead

Overhead This economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity for senior construction management to reevaluate and renew their companies, preparing to participate fully in the growth market cycle that will surely follow the downturn. As I...