SAW 01Sage adds a manual input field in the cost-to-complete functionality.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Cost overruns have become so common on large construction projects today that it is almost expected. About 90 percent of mega-projects will have an overrun of 50 percent or more, according to reports. Australia’s Sydney Opera House, for example, may be awe-inspiring and perceived as an amazing success to the every day person, but it was a failure from a project management standpoint. Construction took 10 years when it was originally estimated at four, resulting in a schedule overrun of 250 percent and a 1,300 percent cost overrun. The project was estimated at $7 million and was completed at $102 million.

InEightOvercoming Human Bias Through Artificial Intelligence.

By Dan Patterson

The science of project planning relies on two key ingredients: human expertise and supporting analytical tools. Of those, the inputs provided by human experts (discipline leads, planners, cost estimators and engineers) are really the true building blocks for helping determine the most realistic cost and schedule forecasts possible on projects that often span multiple years and cost many hundreds of millions of dollars. 


HavilandHaviland squeegee products stand up to tough industrial jobs.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

For more than 70 years, Haviland Corporation has improved the way industry cleans by providing the highest-quality floor and window squeegees in the market. “Our squeegees are used on everything from canvas paintings to construction sites and our customers define quality based on the durability of our products,” Executive Vice President Alice Andrews says. “[Neither] artists nor construction workers want to stop in the middle of a project due to an inadequate squeegee, and our squeegees provide them the proper use they require.”

GFCGFC Lighting succeeds with low prices and a high level of customer service.

By Mark Lawton, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

GFC Lighting is much more than a lower-cost lighting supplier. “‘Wholesaler’ doesn’t encompass it,” Vice President Chris Heisey explains. “We are more like an outside consultant.”


ECPECP continues to invest in its state-of-the-art manufacturing operation.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

For more than two decades, Earth Contact Products (ECP) has developed its operation into a business of innovation, quality and service, all for its family of partners. As the leader in the foundation industry and one of the largest supplier of helical piles and helical tieback anchors in the United States, ECP supports professionals in the heavy, industrial, utility T&D, solar, oil and gas pipeline, commercial and residential construction markets. The company’s repair solutions meet clients’ specific needs, and part of this is the result of having the right facilities and equipment. 


DominionThe Fiori product line rounds out the Dominion Equipment Parts offerings. 

By Knighthouse Editorial Staff 

The Fiori line of versatile, compact dumpers and concrete mixers helps contractors maximize their productivity whether they are working in crowded urban worksites or in environmentally sensitive habitats and highly valued landscapes with restricted access. The reversible vehicles don’t require turning room, giving operators easy access to and from the site through narrow lanes and alleyways and in and out of tunnels. 

All WeatherDesigning for the modern insulated roof deck – codes and considerations.

By Brian Ng

Energy codes and green building designs have become increasingly important for the construction industry in recent years, and it is imperative to carefully select the right building components for your building project to achieve these goals. Insulated metal panels, or IMPs, are metal sandwich panels that offer high thermal insulation and excellent air and water barrier performance to meet the most stringent sustainability requirements. 

ParadigmParadigm Windows’ innovative vinyl window solutions have helped the company grow in the commercial market.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Not all windows are created equal. Paradigm Windows – a Portland, Maine-based manufacturer of premium vinyl custom windows and sliding doors – is a company that thrives on this knowledge. 

WilkersonWilkerson Crane Rental continues to build a solid reputation.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing 

The Wilkerson name was synonymous with construction in Kansas City, Kan., long before the 1970s, when the company was founded as a bridge builder and later expanded into crane rental. In 2013, Diana and Jeff Holt learned the original company was going out of business and saw this as a golden opportunity to purchase a few of the assets and re-introduce Wilkerson Crane Rental to the market. 

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