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What If We Could Do What We Do Best?

What If We Could Do What We Do Best?

What-ifs - I love doing "What-ifs" and "Time Impact Analyses", even risk workshops; they break the drudgery of the dreaded monthly report.

Recently I have let myself mull over a few compelling "What-ifs."

What if… we didn't have to waste, I mean spend, hours maintaining our own "database" of project costs and then reconcile them against Finance's "system of record?"

Three Ways to Build Public Trust on Megaprojects

Three Ways to Build Public Trust on Megaprojects

In the built environment, the sheer size of megaprojects often means treating them as a cluster or series of smaller projects. Sometimes one part of the megaproject is planned as a part of the public infrastructure while another is not.

For instance, Wisconsin-based Landmark Development is currently planning a $20 billion Chicago-based megaproject that will include a major transit hub near Soldier Field—the football stadium that’s home to the Chicago Bears.

Which Construction Projects Are Getting Funded in 2019 and Why

Which Construction Projects Are Getting Funded in 2019 and Why

It’s shaping up to be a steady-as-she-goes kind of year in U.S. building. June was a soft month for megaprojects overall, but estimates say that overall 2019 construction starts in the U.S. will stay fairly level with last year. In the meantime, some truly interesting trends are playing out in the nonresidential construction space. They reveal much not only about key industry drivers, but the world at large.