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Category: Procurement


Construction Processes, Design, Procurement

Blow up your mindset: Recovery speed is about process and materials

October 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

When rebuilding after a disaster, applying design-build process and thinking is much more effective than is perceived. The Build Back Better¹ philosophy of recovery after a disaster has wide acceptance. But there is a culprit in its full potential: bias. […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Escalation clauses can help contractors mitigate price increases

October 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Construction material prices are sometimes an unknown when planning a project. Whether related to tariffs, supply chain concerns or a volatile raw materials market, there could be fluctuations that can impact the bottom line for both owners and contractors. For […]


Construction Processes, Design, Procurement

A primer on progressive design-build

September 13, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Using this method, owners manage only one single source design-build entity contract as opposed to the multiple contracts used in traditional design-bid-build project delivery. Design-build entities are selected based on a procurement process that asks them to develop a design […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Public Procurement Takes a Turn Worthy of Note

September 6, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Some seasoned government contracting firms have spent decades studying ‘best practices’ associated with winning new business. They know exactly what it takes, and because of that, they incur less risk when pursuing projects. These firms also win lots of government […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

6 Predictions for the Future of Construction Equipment Rental

August 28, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

As the light shines brighter on construction technology companies, it has become evident we are in a period of change in the industry. Equipment is getting smarter and rental companies are now able to do more with less. Lindsey Anderson […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Procurement

4 best practice tips for estimating and managing construction projects

August 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In my world, I’m often asked for a list of “best practices” when estimating or managing a construction project. Here are some thoughts, based on personal experience and discussions I’ve had with other folks in the industry. The short answer […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Procurement

Caterpillar had to raise prices in light of tariffs last quarter

July 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The steel and aluminum tariffs imposed in 2018 had a significant effect on Caterpillar, with Bonfield last year citing material costs up 2% due to higher steel prices, but the effects appear to be stabilizing now. “It’s now been a […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Procurement

Trump proposes tighter Buy American limits on steel, iron

July 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In comments to Engineering News-Record, Brian Deery, senior director of the Associated General Contractors of America’s highway and transportation division, said that the new rules would only affect direct federal contracts with agencies like the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Procurement

Material suppliers sued in US over deadly London building fire

June 17, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Grenfell had undergone a substantial renovation in the years leading up to the fire, and, according to a BRE Global report on the fire, the pre-renovation makeup of the exterior would have been able to better withstand the fire. In […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

International Trade Commission Approves AISC’s Fabricated Steel Dumping Complaint

March 21, 2019

Via: ENR

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Mar. 20 that domestic producers were being harmed by imports of fabricated structural steel from Canada, China and Mexico. That means an investigation into whether Canada, Mexico and China’s imports are harming U.S.-based […]