Building Profits

2015 - Mar/Apr | Jan/Feb
Cover for Building Profits March 2015

March/April 2015

“Get Paid for Project Risks: Project Risk Assessment & Prequalification” by Ryan Howsam

A Conversation on How CFMs Can Help Manage & Improve the GC/Subcontractor Relationship” by Steve C. Tenney, Joselin R. Martin & Stuart Binstock

“Construction Project Payments: Fundamental Challenges & Solutions” by Thomas Tether, Michael Serafino, Lawrence Dany & Jesse Lincoln

“Is Everything You Know About Lien Waivers Wrong?” by Scott G. Wolfe

Tax & Legislation: “Taking the Fear out of State Sales Tax Audits” by Brian Kelley

Tax & Legislation: “Cash or Accrual? An Often-Overlooked Question” by Rhonda Huismann & Victor Sturgis

Accounting & Reporting: “Improve Your Company’s Billing & Collections” by Stephane McShane

Strategic CFM: “Psychic Income Strategies to Help Win the War for Talent” by Thomas W. Emison

Technology: “Using Technology to Improve Prequalification” by Adam Denno

Risk Management: “Document Retention: Legal Aspects & Best Practices” by William R. Joseph

Cover for Building Profits January 2015

January/February 2015

“The Cash Flow Constraints of Rapid Growth” by David S. Warshauer

Turning Numbers Into Insight: Enhance Your Influence & Credibility” by Philip Campbell

“How to Succeed Despite the Labor Shortage” by James C. Schug

“Cultural & Workforce Challenges Facing Construction Today” by Patricia Kagerer & Grace Herrera

“The Dos & Don’ts of Preparing Successful Financial Bids” by Todd A. Feuerman

Strategic CFM: “It’s All About Lifelong Learning” by Thomas W. Emison

Tax & Legislation: “Tax Advantages & Disadvantages of Multiple Entity Structures” by Kendall R. Coleman, Jr.

Risk Management: “Subcontractor Due Diligence: Finding the Right Partners” by Ken Van Bree & Matthew Beerbower

Accounting & Reporting: “CFMA’s 2014 Annual Financial Survey Online Questionnaire Results”

Technology: “Information Technology Trends in the Construction Industry” by James M. Benham

Cover for Building Profits November 2014

November/December 2014

“Beyond Vertical Integration: The Re-Engineering of the Design & Construction Industry” by Sabine Hoover

Is Your Computer Smarter Than You?” by Scott G. Wolfe

“A Bridge to Somewhere: Public-Private Partnerships & America’s Infrastructure Dilemma” by Antony L. Sanacory & William W. Fagan

“Active Business Intelligence: Connecting Information Technology to Workflow” by John B. Chaney

“Building the Deal: An M&A Blueprint for Contractors” by Aaron Faulk & Wiley Kitchell

“M&As: Streamlining the People, Culture & Processes” by Timothy Tokarczyk & Paige S. Ferguson

Strategic CFM: “The Importance of Financial Benchmarking” by Thomas W. Emison

Accounting & Reporting: “Looking Ahead: Construction Accounting in 2015 & Beyond” by Todd A. Feuerman

Risk Management: “Buy-Sell Agreements & Their Role in Succession Planning” by Adam S. Blumberg & Todd McDonald

Tax & Legislation: “Succession Planning: A Fresh Look at an Old Technique” by Michael DeSiato & Cord D. Armstrong

Cover for Building Profits September 2014

September/October 2014

“Managing Healthcare Construction Risks Through Innovation & Specialization” by Calvin E. Beyer, Jennifer Dangro & Jennifer M. Horn

Taking Risks with Numbers: How Far Can You Go?” by Susan L. McGreevy & Kathryn I. Landrum

“Helping PMs Reduce the Impact of Complex Legal Risk” by Geoffrey A. Bryce

“Measure Twice, Cut Once: Curbing Rework Costs” by Robin McDonald

“What to Expect When Working with Legal Counsel” by William R. Joseph

“Maximizing Your Relationship With Your Accountant Year Round” by Bryan C. Porter & Todd A. Feuerman

Risk Management: “Seven Strategies for Subcontractor Insurance Compliance” by James Untiedt & Cynthia Johnson

Accounting & Reporting: “An Overview of the PCC’s New Private Company GAAP Exceptions” by Cortland E. Bennett

Accounting & Reporting: “The Mechanics of Revenue Recognition for Construction & Service Operations” by Richard L. Werner & Brian Drumm

Technology: “How to Identify Threats & Protect Vital Project Data” by James M. Benham

Strategic CFM: “The Leaves Are Changing – Are You?” by Thomas W. Emison


July/August 2014

“The Gifted Technology-Driven Contractor” by Thomas W. Emison, Darwin D. Braunagel & Timothy M. Gray

“Treasury Management, Part 4: Developing & Managing Enterprise Budgets” by Steven Lords

“IT & Mobile Expense Management: Are You Leaving Money on the Table?” by James Johnson

Protect Your Organization with Cyber Resilience” by Audrey L. Katcher & Frank G. Hogg

“How Small Contractors Can Protect Against Big Network Risks” by Nathan Whittacre

Accounting & Reporting: “Improve Project-Level Cash Flow with Training & Education” by Stephane McShane

Accounting & Reporting: “As an Accounting Alternative Emerges, Proceed With Caution” by Bret Rutter & Christopher M. Gewain

Risk Management: “How to Avoid the Hidden Risks of Certified Payrolls & Prevent an Audit” by Woodrow Chamberlain

Technology: “How Technology Can Help Build Profitable Business Relationships” by Diane W. Haines


May/June 2014

Tips, Tricks & Tidbits to Help Identify & Manage Struggling Subcontractors” by Rick Ciullo, Ryan A. Hiss & David L. Sauerman

“Risk Performance Metrics Primer” by Calvin E. Beyer

“Treasury Management, Part 3: Managing the Big Four” by Steven Lords

“Company Culture Affects Employee Recruitment & Retention” by Perryn Olson

“Building Backlog by Engaging Your Workforce” by Cynthia Paul

Tax & Legislation: “Shea Homes, Inc. v. IRS Victory: What It Means for CFMs” by Alan K. Clark

Accounting & Reporting: “Cash: The Lifeblood of Every Contractor” by Anthony R. Stagliano

Strategic CFM: “From Excuses to Excellence: Facilitating Strategic Plan Review Sessions” by Thomas W. Emison


March/April 2014

“Why Is It So Inexplicably Hard to Implement a Strategic Business Plan?” by Thomas W. Emison

“Treasury Management, Part 2: Rules of Engagement” by Steven Lords

Strategic Compensation as a Competitive Advantage” by Shane Brown & Joanne Baginski

“Payment Disputes & Contingent Clauses: What Happens Next?” by Scott G. Wolfe

“An Inside Look at the Construction Project Management Life Cycle” by Gregory P. Elpers

CFMA’s 2013 Annual Financial Survey Online Questionnaire Results” by George Maguire, Caryl Coronis & Billy Stockton

“Audit Traps: How Contractors Can Stay Out of the IRS Spotlight in 2014” by Dan G. Evans & Kelli J. Franco

“Contractors Professional Liability Continual Market Change” by Geoffrey L. Haver


January/February 2014

“It’s 5:00pm on Friday: Do You Know Where Your Equipment Is?” by Calvin E. Beyer & Joseph E. Ritchey

“What Is Treasury Management? Part 1” by Steven Lords

“Protecting Your Company from a Rebounding Economy” by Scott G. Wolfe

A CFM’s Guide to Drafting Sensible & Useful Subcontracts” by Kenneth B. Franklin, Joy T. Davis & Antony L. Sanacory

“Every Penny Counts: Using Analytics to Reduce Workers’ Comp Costs” by Christopher J. Flatt & David E. Heppen

“Managing Risks for Post-Recession Opportunities” by Douglas L. Rieder

Risk Management: “The Basics of Developing an Effective Risk Management Program” by Dennis J. Stejskal

Technology: “ERP Implementation: A Best Practices Guide for Construction” by Steven Gross

Strategic CFM: “Prepare Your Team for the Future” by Thomas W. Emison


November/December 2013

“Construction Industry Mega Trends Emerging from the Recession: What Every CFM Needs to Know” by Timothy R. Sznewajs & Brian A. Moore

“The ESOP Exit Strategy: A Silver Bullet for Succession?” by Wayne Fjeld

“The Intelligent Jobsite” by John B. Chaney

“Building a Culture of Innovation: DPR’s $2 Billion Business Model” by James S. Washburn

“The Lean Construction Revolution: Eliminating Waste, Improving Value” by Robert J. Sniegowski

“2014 Surety Industry Outlook: On the Cusp of Recovery?” by Robert J. Duke & Joanne Brooks

Technology: “Opportunity or Obstacle? Managing a BYOD Policy” by Victor M. Marshall & Scott M. Lewis

Tax & Legislation: “Capitalizing on New Laws & Deductions: Year-End Tax Strategies for Contractors” by Cory Bunyard

Strategic CFM: “The Dumbest Business Management Fads Ever” by Thomas W. Emison


September/October 2013

21st Century Gold Rush: Emerging Risks for Construction in Shale Oil & Natural Gas Development” by Calvin E. Beyer & David R. Bradbury

“Detect Fraud Before Catastrophe” by Chih-Chen Lee, Natalie T. Churyk & B. Douglas Clinton

Identifying Fraud Hot Spots: How to Safeguard Your Company from Internal Fraud” by Farah A. Shah

“Active M&A Market Presents Opportunities & Risks” by Timothy T. Wilson & Mathew P. Klauser

“Member-Owned Group Captives: Controlling Insurance Costs” by Sandra R. Duncan

“Reducing ESI Costs: Strategic Advice for Construction Litigation” by Gregory H. Chertoff & Richard R. Volack

Risk Management: “Certificates of Insurance Can Create Troubling Coverage Gaps” by Chandra D. Lantz & Collin J. Hite

Tax & Legislation: “Claiming the R&D Credit: A Contractor’s Guide” by Tom E. Sanger & Shane M. Hunt

Strategic CFM: “Becoming a Brilliant Edgewalker” by Thomas W. Emison


July/August 2013

ERP Selection & Best Practices” by Kurt M. Koenig & Laurence C. True

“Leveraging Project Management & Project Collaboration for Innovative Building” by Gregg Schoppman

“Going Digital: The Right Tools for Your Company” by Perryn Olson

“Linking the Field & Office: What’s Technology Got to Do with It?” by Dennis J. Stejskal

“The Information Gap: Turning Business Intelligence into Profit” by Terence C. Kramer

Strategic CFM: “The 4Cs of Construction Executive Leadership” by Thomas W. Emison

Tax & Legislation: “Tax Choices: Know & Understand Your Options” by Alan K. Clark

Technology: “How Complete Solutions Can Improve Cash Flow” by Shary Dye


May/June 2013

“Rules for Surviving No Damages for Delay” by Frank E. Riggs & Jonathan Y. Yi

“Pay If Paid Clauses: How You Can Protect Your Company” by Susan L. McGreevy

“Indemnification: One Leg of Contract Risk Management” by Jeffrey S. Ammon

“Planning & Technology Help Limit Legal Liability & Litigation Expense” by Alex Wall & John B. Chaney

“Public-Private Partnerships: Is Your Company Ready?” by Lee A. Weintraub

“Understand & Prepare for Bankruptcy on a Project” by Jason D. McLarry

Risk Management: “The False Claims Act: What CFMs Need to Know” by David R. Cook & Mark V. Hanrahan

Strategic CFM: “Why Do You Trim That Roast?” by Thomas W. Emison

Technology: “CFMA/ABC’s 2012 IT Survey: Executive Summary” by Christian R. Burger

Cash Management: “Treasury Management as a Competitive Advantage” by Justin Fisher & Christopher M. Gewain


March/April 2013

“Subcontractor Prequalification After the Great Recession” by Susan R. Fry & Rich Shavell

“Closing Out Projects in a Customer-Centric Culture” by Thomas W. Emison

“Use Technology to Improve Audit Efficiency” by Timothy M. Gray

“Key Performance Indicators Are Not Just About Profit” by Shane E. Brown & Andrew J. Steger

“Improving Profitability: Bridging the Gap Between Accounting & Operations” by David Brown & Brian M. Andrew

“A Primer on Formal Compensation Philosophies in Construction” by Benjamin M. Spector & William Hopkins

“2012 Annual Financial Survey: Executive Summary” by George W. Maguire & Caryl Coronis

Risk Management: “How to Create & Implement a Culture of Ethics” by Christopher G. Bauer

Accounting & Reporting: “CFMA Responds to AICPA’s Financial Reporting Framework for SMEs”

Strategic CFM: “The Strategic CFM: You’re in Marketing & Sales” by Thomas W. Emison


January/February 2013

“Ownership vs. NQDC for Key Employees” by Richard F. Sharpnack

“Compensation Trends in the Construction Industry” by Benjamin M. Spector, Jeffrey M. Robinson & William Hopkins

“Zero Injury: A Cultural Imperative for the Construction Industry” by Calvin E. Beyer & Eric Lambert

Bankers & Sureties, Part 2: Are We Getting Along Yet?” by Scott M. Kolbrenner, Rick Ciullo & David L. Sauerman

“It Ain’t Easy Building Green, Part 2: Sustainable Practices for Sustainable Building” by Steven D. Ginsburg & Antony L. Sanacory

Strategic CFM: “The Strategic CFM: Not Far Enough 'Out There'?” by Thomas W. Emison

Tax & Legislation: “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012: Certainty & Complexity for the Construction Industry” by Jeffrey Kummer & Victoria Glover

Risk Management: “Establishing a Wellness Culture to Manage Workers’ Comp Medical Costs” by Michael J. Mitchell & Kimberly E. Sharkey