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Construction Contractors' Survival Guide



Construction Contractors' Survival Guide

Thomas C. Schleifer

ISBN: 978-0-471-51324-7 March 1990 176 Pages


The turnover rate for companies in the construction industry is high. This book identifies the ten key elements of contractor failure and shows how to avoid them. Each element of failure is defined, illustrated by real examples, and ways are discussed to avoid or minimize the risks involved. The final chapter shows how to bring all these elements together to develop a positive and workable management strategy. This survival guide should prove invaluable to the 1.4 million individual construction-industry businesses in this country.
Managing with Confidence.

Elements of Contractor Failure.

Increase in Project Size.

Change in Geographic Location.

Change in Type of Construction.

Replacing Key Personnel.

Managerial Maturity.

Accounting Systems.

Evaluating Contract Profitability.

Equipment Cost Control.

Billing Procedures.

The Use and Misuse of Computers.

Other Industry Concerns.


About the Author.