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Residential By Gary Patterson The key to building a better next year is to face up to major “blind spots” you’d prefer not to think about — and solve them before they become full-blown crises. eneral building, heavy construction and the associated specialty trades have been through a string of consecutive turbulent years, and who knows what 2013 will bring? To get this far, many of you have made hard choices with regard to people, equipment and finances. But that may not be enough to maintain the flexibility you need to either grow or stay conservative. You have to be prepared to lead in either direction. Depending upon your particular situation and location, your risk could turn into someone else’s opportunity. TACKLING FISCAL BLIND SPOTS G Here are some guidelines to use to periodically self-assess your true situation. Ask yourself what disasters could happen to your business and what the likelihood and consequences of each one are. You may reside in a hurricane- or earthquake-prone area, be vulnerable to a man-made disaster like the BP oil spill, or be heavily dependent on your informationtechnology department. Giving attention to these types of risks and your company’s potential responses to them will enable you to have a more secure and worry-free 2013. Most of my construction clients have thrived on disasters by developing renovation capabilities. Sometimes financial and competitive pressures cause ethical boundaries to be crossed. Do you have a strategy for creating and maintaining the right ethical climate within your business? Are customers, subcon- 42 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

Construction Today - November/December 2012