Approaching 50 years in the construction business, I have found that everything has been and will continue to be about people’s attitude.   My observation is that there are two types of people – Solution Finders and Obstacle Finders. I have been fortunate to have surrounded myself...

At the beginning of 2018, construction material suppliers were raising prices in response to the pending import tariffs. Quoted prices increased 20% to 30% for steel and wood products.   Some of these were passed along to Owners as change orders and others caused project redesign.

To determine the real impact one year later, I decided to review national pricing for key construction materials and was shocked by what I found.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2018 Atlanta, GA – With the July 11, 2018 ground breaking, the Curio Hotel is under way.  Located at the eastern end of the historic Chicago Navy Pier, the 222-room hotel and a 30,000-square-foot rooftop bar is being physically being constructed over...

In March, the US Government announced their intention to level new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.   Tariffs on steel were to be 25% and aluminum was to be 10%.  The United States Department of Commerce indicates that the U.S. is the world’s largest importer...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2018 DRB Consulting Announces Rebrand and New WebsiteDRB Consulting is now DRB Development Solutions. The evolution includes a promotion, expanded services, and a fresh look.  Atlanta, GA - DRB Development Solutions has unveiled a new website at ConsultDRB.com. The announcement is in coordination with...