Pre-Construction: How Focusing on it Early Helps Profitability Later

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
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Infrastructure is a strategic asset to guarantee the most effective project delivery now and in the future, and a proper design can allow for flexibility in the operational and production demand, as well as allow for future installation of new technology.

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A substantial amount of resources and large portions of budget continue to emphasize the importance being placed on the technology used in the creation of infrastructure projects, but the construction industry continues to struggle to come to terms with and understand the full benefits resulting from front-end engineering design. Companies that master this process and subsequently the ability to deliver on large investments are the ones that will directly position themselves to be highly successful in the construction industry. 

Building and maintaining infrastructure is a critical undertaking. Infrastructure projects play a crucial role in our daily lives, and as a result they continue to be in high demand around the world. However, the completion of these large investments must be done successfully so that the individuals, communities and companies responsible for their construction can fully experience their intended benefits. While a completed project can serve a purpose, a project’s infrastructure that is completed the right way can help deliver a positive return on investment for the companies responsible for their construction. 

While the construction industry continues to face global competition, intense price pressure, and profitability being driven down by overhead costs, proper infrastructure management and design can guarantee an effective and optimal project delivery. Now more than ever spending time on early-stage engineering design results in more on-time and on-budget projects, but too often the pre-construction process becomes an afterthought. Or, even worse, the pre-construction process isn’t focused on at all.

To achieve success, both for a project and as a contractor, a clear emphasis needs to be placed on the pre-construction process. The foundation of any pre-construction process will determine if and when a project achieves its business outcome. Choosing the right infrastructure foundation will directly determine the productivity, scalability, reliability and safety needed to deliver a project on-time and on-budget.


Moderator: Bob Vavra, Content Manager & Moderator, CFE Media

Sponsor: Panduit

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