Stable Markets: Where All Profits Reside

Stable Markets: Where All Profits Reside

Stable Markets: Where All Profits Reside Two weeks ago, I ended the message by expounding Schleifer’s First Law: Contractors Thrive During Stable Markets Today, I begin with Schleifer’s Second Law of Market Dynamics: There is No Such Thing as a Stable...
INTRODUCING: The Secrets to Construction Business Success

INTRODUCING: The Secrets to Construction Business Success

INTRODUCING: The Secrets to Construction Business Success (Thomas C. Schleifer, PhD., Mounir El Asmar, PhD., Routledge, 12/21) “The construction industry has changed dramatically over the years and continues to become more sophisticated, employing new...
Labor Shortages to Clogged Supply Chains What’s going on around here?

Labor Shortages to Clogged Supply Chains What’s going on around here?

“Just when I thought I was out…They dragged me back in!”  (The Godfather) That is a quote from the movie The Godfather that I also heard from a contractor trying to deal with the whipsaw starts and stops torturing post-pandemic construction markets. ...
It Takes Two to Tango

It Takes Two to Tango

The Project Selection Tool is designed to aid contractors in picking projects that are most suitable to their firm’s expertise and have the most likely prospects of success for all stakeholders. But what about owners and designers? Historically many have limited...
Make Better Choices

Make Better Choices

“The success of your business is a result of your choices. If you are dissatisfied with the outcomes, make different choices.” Engineering News Record, August 24, 2021, Richard Korman “Big design-build infrastructure projects often turn out to be...