We Get Projects Done! Better, Stronger, Faster…

Where I work, our Mission Statement is “We Get Projects Done”.  The implication is one of speed, in that the project gets finished in a timely matter.  For a long time we relied on gut feel for the speed of the project completion. We have now developed an equation to quantify the velocity (or time for completion) of a project. Estimating the project velocity can give the project team a fair estimate of the days it will take to complete the project based just on the project budget. There are many factors that can alter a project’s schedule, weather, regulatory demands, client changes, etc.  So this tool was not designed to be anything but a rough estimate of the potential time needed based solely on the budget. EQUATION: Project Velocity (days) = Budget (in dollars) +1737.3 / 173.65 For example, a $10,000 project would be expected to be completed in
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Picking The Right Consultant For Your Phase I ESA

I have worked in the real estate driven Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) market in Texas for over 20 years. Yes I’ve written a lot of Phase I ESAs and reviewed even more, so I have a great deal of experience with real estate due diligence.  As a result, here are a few observations that may be helpful in the selection process. Phase I ESAs are a must for commercial real estate transactions requiring a lender and that are generally over some threshold value (e. g., $200,000 depending on the lender). ESAs are also a great idea even in cash deals especially those of significant value.  ESAs today are largely driven by price and to a lesser degree service and even lesser degree quality, which is much harder to assess.  For most banks, brokers, buyers, or sellers, the obvious difference between consultants is the price and secondly how fast
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