In Georgia, many things are returning to normal.  For example, weekend traffic on the roads is back and close to the congested experience prior to the pandemic.  Comments about workday traffic include similar observations.  The expected impact will be an increase in the truck traffic...

The construction estimator’s role is to quantify the project work and assess the cost.  Often this task includes a projection of the future anticipated cost.  To accurately project future costs, I have relied on leading indicators that help guide the estimate projections plus future construction...

One of our core principles continues to be “The answer is always in the solution, never in the problem” What we find is that people will continuously talk about the Problem and seldom focus on the Solution.  Helping clients find solutions has been the hallmark of our success initially...

I have worked with some great developers creating iconic destinations, gaming resorts, plus massive complicated structures, such as airports, biocontainment labs, and hospitals just to name a few. Every one of these projects started with a financial and general building program outlining the services...

Construction Industry has been extremely active stretching the resources of the contractor and designer’s staffs.  One common cause of project disputes is that the industry attempts to put a “B” team on a project that requires the “A” team.  This often results in project difficulties or worse - disputes.   The...

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.

  Each year, The Hotel Lodging Conference invites leading economists to offer their predictions for the Hotel industry.  This year, there was more belief in their predictions than in prior years.  I say belief because judging by their presentations it was clear they included their political...

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...