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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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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6 strategies to keep your project on budget


Most of us are all too familiar with budget overruns. We’ve all had those projects that end up over budget, and we’re left wondering why. Keeping projects on budget is extremely important for overall profitability and even employee morale.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Home on a Budget

Construction Marketing Blog

DIY stands for Do It Yourself, and can really help you improve your home on a budget. This will help them appear stylish and will make your home beautiful, all on a budget. The post 3 Ways to Improve Your Home on a Budget appeared first on Construction Marketing Association Blog. As they say, home is where the heart is.

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California budget includes $1.2B for new legislative offices

Construction Dive

The Capitol building's 66-year-old annex, which houses the governor's office, has safety and accessibility issues and will be demolished

Construction Budgeting Resource for Arizona

Carol Hagen

Construction company budgets are heavily weighted to the salary and compensation plans of their employees. Whether it’s the chief estimator, accountant or IT director, knowing what the going rates are in your area can help you budget and ultimately attract the best talent to your construction firm. budgeting Construction Industry - Cash Flow Forecasting construction hr Payroll salary

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How to ensure your construction project doesn’t blow your budget


However, this doesn’t mean that you should take this as an excuse and let your next construction endeavor blow your budget. Guest Posts construction budget construction project project managementProject cost overruns can even happen to the best of the best. Instead, you should make sure to invest in quality project management, devise a sound plan, calculate all the costs and be prepared.

OSHA Budget Request Eliminates Training Grants

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OSHA has submitted its budget request for FY2019 and BLR, a consulting and training firm that guides companies through regulatory activities, posted in its blog that OSHA has asked for $549,033,000, which is about the same as what the agency requested for FY2018

California budget includes $1.2B for new lawmaker offices

Construction Dive

The Capitol building's 66-year-old annex, which houses the governor's offices, has safety and accessibility issues

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.

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

7 Ways to Minimize Schedule and Budget Risks from Environmental Requirements

ENR Construction

Most transmission projects of any significance face risks to schedules and budgets at every step—from feasibility, siting, permitting and design to construction and operation

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.

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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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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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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Did Modifications & Budget Pressures Contribute to FIU Bridge Collapse?

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million over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers The Associated Press reports the FIU pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people was behind schedule and $2.6

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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Trio of Transit Construction Projects Dominates New LA Metro Budget

ENR Construction

The 2018-19 spending plan, which begins July 1, calls for nearly $2 billion in construction, with the majority directed to rail and transit expansions

EPA Budget Cuts Get Chilly Reception in House

ENR Construction

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, appearing at two House hearings on April 26, faced criticism about the agency’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget request and also was grilled about controversies surrounding his management and use of agency resources

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.

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

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

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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Trio of Transit Construction Projects Dominate New LA Metro Budget

ENR Construction

The 2018-2019 spending plan, which begins July 1, calls for nearly $2 billion in construction, with the majority directed to rail and transit expansions

Senate Appropriators Slam Trump FY19 Corps Civil Works Budget

ENR Construction

Lawmakers criticize proposed reduction of $2 billion, or 29%, from 2018 level

Wisconsin Construction Audit Leads to New DOT Budget Bill

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed new legislation Wednesday that will clarify how major project cost estimates will be reported to the Transportation Projects Commission (TPC

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

Marketing Budget and Planning Tips

Green Industry Professionals

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

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?

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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.

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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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

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

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

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