for October, 2017

2017 CURT Owners Study: A Culture of Excellence

Posted on October 30, 2017 in Owners - 0

This year’s CURT (Construction Users Roundtable) conference was centered around a simple idea: excellence in total project performance. But like any great idea, the steps to bring it to life can be far from simple.

Our annual owners study seeks to outline those steps and figure out how great owners have already made progress. This year’s study explores the key ingredients of project excellence and how to bring it to life.

In our last installment, we defined project excellence and its effects on an organization. Today we’re going to look at one of its greatest starting points: your company culture. We interviewed owners and identified four clear, actionable principles of excellence-friendly culture.

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Cheap Imported Solar Panels and Modules Have Harmed Domestic Panel Manufacturers Says USITC

Posted on October 18, 2017 in Energy Utility & Pipeline - 0

The recent decision by the United States International Trade Commission, in which the commission found that cheap imported solar panels and modules have harmed domestic panel manufacturers, is creating a good deal of uncertainty about the future of the solar market in the US.  Our team at Continuum Advisory Group completed some research on the Utility Scale Solar business this summer for a client.  Despite a recent slowdown in Utility Scale Solar projects in 2017, there is a large amount of work in the pipeline.  As shown in this data from the Solar Energy Industries Association, the current pipeline of Utility Scale Solar is greater than the current amount of Utility Scale Solar installed.

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