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FMI Releases 2010 Contractor Prefabrication Survey Report

EC&M: Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical contractors continue to seek a competitive edge by prefabricating more of their work.

 

"As the construction industry continues to struggle with the challenges of a long recession, higher competition, lower profit margins, and fewer project starts, mechanical/HVAC and electrical contractors are continuing to seek a competitive edge by prefabricating more of their work. Prefabrication offers many benefits to those who can master these capabilities, including savings on labor and equipment, higher quality, improved safety conditions, and schedule improvement."

 

“'The potential for labor and equipment savings by increasing prefabrication work is substantial,' says Ethan Cowles, report co-author and FMI consultant. 'However, in order to attain these savings, high-dollar investments need to be made, and a clear set of goals, objectives, and measurements should be considered before blindly investing company resources.'”

 

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Published May 1, 2010 by Electrical Construction and Maintenance