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“Building Success” is written by professionals at FMI, the world’s largest provider of management consulting, investment banking, and research for the engineering and construction industry. FMI serves contractors, building materials and equipment producers,architects and engineers,owners and developers,and others across the industry. Author information is available at the bottom of each blog entry.


Millennials: A Good Bet for Construction
By FMI

Now is the time to start incorporating a millennial-focused recruitment strategy for the workplace. 2015 represented a milestone in the U.S. labor market. For the first time, millennials (individuals ... READ MORE

POSTED JANUARY 7, 2016 | 0 COMMENTS

Best Practices: Make Room for Daddy
By FMI

The construction industry has a unique culture and a rich history steeped in predictable practices based on how it’s “always been done.”... READ MORE

POSTED MARCH 26, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

Sales is Not a Dirty Word
By FMI

No one wants to be called a salesperson—regardless of their position in the company. Salespeople are frequently treated as the proverbial redheaded stepchild at the family reunion, although everyone i... READ MORE

POSTED JANUARY 5, 2015 | 4 COMMENTS

When Best Practices Go Bad
By FMI

Many times, companies develop best practices and implement them poorly. This can result in declining morale, losing projects due to bureaucracy, and reducing profit margins.... READ MORE

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS

Beyond Cost: Pricing for Value
By FMI

In today’s market, many contractors assume that there are no longer opportunities to sell value.... READ MORE

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS

Gen Y: The New Face of Construction
By FMI

From the field to the boardroom, the construction industry has a deepening labor shortage at every level.... READ MORE

POSTED SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 | 1 COMMENT

From Loyal Employees, Loyal Clients
By FMI

Today’s business environment is very different from six years ago, when the pace of economic progress seemed unstoppable.... READ MORE

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS

Doing What You Promised, on Time
By FMI

So many people are urging contractors to refrain from the cliché “on time, on schedule and on budget.” But make no mistake, this advice still stands.... READ MORE

POSTED JULY 28, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS

Technology Trips on the Generation Gap
By FMI

Time management is critical in design and construction, from conception to completion. Technology can enable more effective time management, but the generation gap in today’s workforce (sometimes, a m... READ MORE

POSTED JUNE 17, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS

Building a Better, Stronger Contract
By FMI

Few industries require the use of contracts more than construction.... READ MORE

POSTED MAY 14, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS

How to Hire, and Keep, the Right People
By FMI

In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins noted, “The old adage ‘People are your most important asset’ is wrong. People are not your most important asset. The Right people are.” Of course, Collins... READ MORE

POSTED APRIL 7, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS

Get Them While They’re Young
By FMI

As the construction industry rebounds with the growing economy, the search for talent has never been more important. Companies that have not been thinking about their future workforce must do so now.... READ MORE

POSTED MARCH 13, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS

Win the Right Work
By FMI

Chasing a lot of work these days? Who isn’t? But some teams are so busy chasing work that they are missing the very opportunities they should be winning.... READ MORE

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS

Getting Paid—On Time, Without Drama
By FMI

Any principal of a construction firm will tell you that cash is king. There is little room for error when it comes to feeding the cash cycle. Why not apply the same focus and fervor to collecting the ... READ MORE

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2014 | 2 COMMENTS

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