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The Purpose of Value Engineering

The Purpose of Value Engineering

Posted: December 3, 2019 | Tradewinds, Project Management

What is Value Engineering? When you’re asked that, what do you think of: cutting the cost, making the building smaller, removing scope from the project, rebidding the project to more subcontractors? The correct answer is to add value to the project.

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Multifamily Builder and Developer Confidence Weakens Slightly in Third Quarter

Multifamily Builder and Developer Confidence Weakens Slightly in Third Quarter

Posted: November 21, 2019 | Tradewinds

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened slightly in the third quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The MMS produces two separate indices. The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) fell seven points to 49 compared to the previous quarter. Meanwhile, the Multifamily Vacancy Index (MVI) remained even at 40, with lower numbers indicating fewer vacancies.

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Construction Contractors Less Confident in September, Says ABC

Construction Contractors Less Confident in September, Says ABC

Posted: November 21, 2019 | Tradewinds

Leaders of the U.S. construction industry remained confident through September 2019 regarding near-term prospects for sales, staffing levels and profit margins, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors' Construction Confidence Index released today. However, the level of optimism continues to dim. 

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STACK CEO invited to address House committee on construction technology, the role of small business in American infrastructure

STACK CEO invited to address House committee on construction technology, the role of small business in American infrastructure

Posted: November 20, 2019 | Tradewinds

CEO and co-founder of construction software company draws on previous commercial contracting experience to offer multiple perspectives on sector’s adoption of innovative solutions

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Architecture Billings Index Rebounds After Two Down Months

Architecture Billings Index Rebounds After Two Down Months

Posted: November 20, 2019 | Tradewinds

Following a two month decline in demand for design services, architecture billings got a bounce in October, according to a new report released today from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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