for July, 2017

E/C/F and A/E/C Competition: Benchmarking

Posted on July 26, 2017 in General Industry - 0

The purpose of owner E/C/F (Engineering, Construction, and Facilities) teams may seem obvious: build stuff so that business happens. You wouldn’t be wrong, in the same way that a computer’s purpose is to “do math fast.”

The strategic benefits of that team can be harder to identify. Continuum Advisory Group recently completed a study to uncover these benefits and interview people changing the relationship between E/C/F and the internal clients they serve. Above all, we want to show others how.

In our new blog series, we’ll be exploring the results of the study in greater depth. Each blog is focused on one of the eight identified themes from our interviews with 35 diverse corporations.

In our previous installment, we talked about how to benchmark, especially against external competitors. Today for our final installment, we’ll talk about another external source you should lean on: your architecture, engineering, and construction providers (A/E/C.)

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2017 Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Owner Trends Study

Posted on July 10, 2017 in Owners - 0

Continuum Advisory Group recently released the 2017 Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Owner Trends Study, the newest installment of their Owner Trends series.

The study – a collaboration between both organizations – focuses on excellence in total project performance in the capital construction industry. Through this research, Continuum Advisory Group and CURT sought to understand the challenges facing owners related to optimizing capital program delivery and to delve into how owner A/E/C partners can understand these issues and collaborate on solutions.

Data was gleaned from dozens of owners, A/E/C partners, and industry professionals, and further refined during two roundtable discussions at the CURT 2017 National Conference in Chandler, AZ. The 28 capital asset owner participants included General Motors, Proctor & Gamble, the US General Services Administration (GSA) and other public and private international companies in multiple industries.

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