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The “Value Engineering Samba”: Turning Lemons into Lemonade (and Saving Millions on That Bridge) 

Ah, the never-ending quest for value in infrastructure development! Sometimes, the initial budget for a project feels like a stubborn mule, unwilling to budge. That’s [more…]

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The “Hope & Hype” Fallacy: Why Infrastructure Projects Get Stuck in Budget Purgatory

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Let’s be honest, folks: infrastructure projects and an optimistic budget often go together like peanut butter and something less ideal, like unexpected delays. But why? Why do [more…]

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Mother Nature’s “Surprise Package” – When the Ground Isn’t Quite What We Expected, and the Budget Blow Up 

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Ah, the thrill of the unexpected! In the world of infrastructure development, however, “unexpected” often translates to “budget-busting surprises”, courtesy of our dear friend, Mother Nature. [more…]

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“The Optimism Bias”: Why We Always Think Our Project is Special (and Immune to Cost Overruns)!

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We’ve all been there. You start a DIY project brimming with confidence that you’ll finish under budget and ahead of schedule without any additional cost. Then, reality sets [more…]