Construction Budgets, Projections & Software

John Chaney

With November here I know that many companies, including my own, are looking at their 2013 costs and revenue, and determining 2014 forecasts and budgets.

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Federal budget includes disaster mitigation provisions


Congress recently passed the Budget Act of 2018 that includes provisions to encourage states to adopt the latest building codes and invest in natural disaster mitigation The U.S.

Marketing 2013 Outlook, Planning, Budgeting, & Strategies – Webcast Summary

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association’s Marketing 2013 Outlook, Planning, Budgeting, & Strategies webcast was packed with planning and budgeting information and tips for success in 2013. This also means that marketing budgets/spending are being scrutinized more than ever.

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2019 Budget Numbers in a Nutshell

Construction Equipment

The White House unveiled its budget proposal outline for fiscal 2019 which stayed close to the leaked proposals that have made the media in the last few weeks.

Trump FY19 Budget Mixed for Construction

ENR Construction

President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request seeks deep cuts for many construction accounts and some increases

3 tips to address the top causes of budget overruns


Budget overruns are, unfortunately, a fact of life for many AEC firms. According to a survey from the Zweig Group, project managers go over budget for a whopping 18% of projects.

Marketing Budgets: 5 Easy Building Blocks Nobody Talks About

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One of the most challenging things you can be tasked to do is define a firm’s marketing budget. What’s the right marketing budget for a small architecture firm in Wayne, PA? What’s the right marketing budget for the largest construction firm in Michigan? But there are a few rarely mentioned building blocks you should consider before finalizing your marketing budget. But first, let’s talk about some of those metrics and how they relate to your marketing budget.

CA Gov. Jerry Brown backs over-budget bullet train in final address

Construction Dive

The project is $27 billion over budget and behind schedule, but according Brown, cost overruns — and lawsuits — are just part of the process

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Proposed Budget Cuts $2.4 Billion from DOT

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The White House has released the first draft of President Trump's America First - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again and in it is a 13-percent cut to the Department of Transportation's funding.

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VA hospital in CO nears completion, more than $1B over budget

Construction Dive

Design errors have contributed to project delays and cost overruns, with another contractor still required to fix hundreds of small design mistakes

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New Budget Pact Has Big Potential Infrastructure Boost

ENR Construction

Hill leaders want measure's increased budget caps to include $20 billion for infrastructure over two years

Trump 2018 Budget Has Cuts, Some Hikes

ENR Construction

President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal confirms that he will seek $200 billion in federal infrastructure funds over 10 years to spark several hundred million dollars more from non-federal sources

Where Does Your IT Budget Go?

Carol Hagen

According to an MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research Study, the average firm spends 71% of their IT budget on running current systems and some blow as much as 80% of their budget keeping the status quo. What if you could reduce this to 50-60% of the IT budget? . budgeting Construction Industry - Software Construction Industry Hardware construction technology

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Where's The Pain in Trump's 2018 Budget?

ENR Construction

President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal confirms that he will seek federal infrastructure funds over 10 years, but there is still much that is uncertain

Budget deal includes $20B for infrastructure, $90B for post-disaster recovery

Construction Dive

Lawmakers have allocated money for existing water and energy infrastructure projects and new rural initiatives like broadband

Senators Worry About Trump 2018 Budget Plans for DOT

ENR Construction

Collins and Reed are concerned about how the budget plan will affect programs such as the popular TIGER grants

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Navigating Federal Budget Cuts

Construction Business Owner

Nuclear decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) projects are complex examples that show how and why contractors to the federal government can suffer disproportionately from budget reductions.

Technology, Budget Cuts Are Hot Topics at Annual Transit Gathering

ENR Construction

of Transportation budget, including phasing out capital grants and the TIGER program Public transportation officials, emphasizing transit’s role in economic development, sustainability and natural-disaster response, are pushing back against a White House proposal to cut $2.4

Viega products help project come in under budget with time saved


For a job with a maximum guaranteed price, crews working on a large expansion at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado, were looking for the best ways to cut costs when things went over budget.

How much should you budget for marketing? Here’s a formula that will answer the question

Construction Marketing Ideas

Matt Handal has provided a useful article Marketing Budgets: 5 Easy Building Blocks Nobody Talks About suggesting the formula for allocating marketing expenses/budgets.


Is Amazon Eating Our Road Budgets?

Construction Equipment

As online retailers continue to expand and take market share away from the traditional local big box and independent retailers, sales tax revenue that funds public works budgets for equipment, repairs and city workers drops Judith Crown of the Better Government Association , a watchdog group in Illinois, raises an interesting issue in her latest article.

Hanford Nuclear Update: $120 Million Budget Cut

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The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington made plutonium for nuclear weapons for years and has suffered with deadly waste cleanup ever since. The site's massive cleanup costs more than $2 billion a year and isn't expected to be completed until 2060. Here's what is being cleaned up

FY 2017 Transportation Budget Tops $98 Billion

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President Obama’s FY 2017 budget includes $98.1 DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx said the budget reflects his “Beyond Traffic” initiative and “fully supports” the authorized funding levels in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. This budget brings us closer to that vision

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Transportation Highlights in FY 2017 Budget

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President Obama unveiled his 2017 proposed Budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation Tuesday that reflects Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx's "Beyond Traffic" theme, his 30-year vision of a national transportation network that is cleaner, more convenient, and technology savvy

Marketing Budget and Planning Tips

Green Industry Professionals

Guidelines for building and maintaining a marketing budget that works for your business

State Budget Impasse Prompts Illinois DOT to Suspend Projects

ENR Construction

In response to the budget impasse, the Illinois Dept. of Transportation suspended all construction projects

More Construction On-Time & On-Budget

Building Information Management

If, as an real property Owner, a Contractor, Sub, or AE… your goal is a greater percentage of QUALITY construction project delivery ON-TIME and ON-BUDGET … LEAN is the path to success

Georgia Budget to Fund Several Construction Projects

Construction Equipment

The approved Georgia budget is expected to pay for new construction projects for the state of Georgia. The budget includes $1.1 billion in borrowing for construction and equipment purchases.

Construction budgeting process

Construction Cost Estimating

Cost Control and Budgeting is the most vital factor for owners to maintain control of costs during the construction process. With construction budgeting, the owner can get a view of what the realistic final cost will be. A capital improvement budget will help owner to raise fund early in the process and that will affect the final design and construction cost. Besides, construction budgeting also plays a vital role in the selection of a designer for the project success.

VPP likely to take a hit under OSHA’s proposed 2014 budget

FDR Safety

It appears likely that the Voluntary Protection Program would take a hit under the President’s proposed 2014 budget for OSHA, while funding for the whistleblower enforcement program would substantially increase.

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Your truly effective $1,000 (or $500) total marketing budget solution.

Construction Marketing Ideas

Can you achieve sustainable, effective and profitable construction marketing with a total annual budget of $1,000 or less?

DOD Budgeting Rules May Impede Green Building

Green Building Law Blog

In April 2010, the Department of Defense (“DOD”) issued a memorandum (“memo”) that altered the structure of the defense budgeting cycle, beginning with fiscal year (“FY”) 2012 budget. ” The new rules replaced the two-year cycle with single-year budgets, which were intended to more accurately reflect current defense needs and budgeting realities caused by the economic slowdown.

Budget busters: Report details 24 of the world's most obscenely over-budget construction projects


As if that’s not hefty enough, many famous projects go over budget—and by a whopping margin. Montreal''s Olympic Stadium, for instance, ended up 1,990% over budget. Today’s buildings come with multi-million dollar price tags.

Projects On-Time & On-Budget = Job Order Contracting

Building Information Management

How many of your construction projects are on-time and on-budget? of projects are completed on-time and on-budget. to 87%-91% of your construction project on-time and on-budget? If you are like almost most real property owners, the answer is very few. On average, 2.5%

Five Tips Every Entrepreneur Must Know about Budgeting Successfully

Green Industry Professionals

The tax treatment for your small business, various deductions and income classifications may change by next year

How to Budget for Success

PSMJ Resources

In the past, A/E firms rarely would go through an annual corporate budgeting exercise to plan the upcoming year''s financial actions. All firms should prepare an annual budget and use it as a management tool to “steer the ship” in the desired direction. conceived and executed budget offers many benefits: Provides a benchmark to measure achievements and shortfalls Helps the firm set directions to meet short?term Present the final budget to owners for ratification

Groups Apprehensive About Proposed Transportation Cuts in Initial Trump Budget

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