Category: CEO / Owner

Scott Jennings, P.E.: Subject Matter Expert

Scott Jennings, P.E.: Subject Matter Expert Mr. Jennings has decades of experience in the construction industry, from contractor to executive. Below are publications that have asked Mr. Jennings to provide his experienced-based insight on industry topics. Forecasting with Confidence – How Contractors Can Solve Four Common Challenges Breaking Down Data […]

Better the Devil You Know

Executive summary. Many folks make changes based on temporary pains. More often than not, better the devil you know that the devil you don’t.  The problem. It happens with a girlfriend, a new service provider, or a material supplier. You’ve been in this relationship for some time and the performance has been less than desired, […]

If Cash is King, Time’s the Queen

Executive Summary. Time for any business is critical, perhaps more so in construction than many other industries. The role of time and its effect on a contractor are discussed here. Cash is king. Most construction companies have seen times when cash has been tight. If you can’t manage cash, it’s a […]

Time, an Owner’s Achille’s Heel

Executive Summary. Discussed here, by a contractor, is arguably the #1 area of recommended improvement for infrastructure owners with fiduciary responsibility. The area in need of improvement: response time to construction issues. Where does time cost an owner money? The number one place time costs an owner money is in response time. […]

The Importance of Construction Cost Estimating for Civil Engineers

In episode 066 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, Anthony Fasano talks with Scott Jennings, P.E. principal of SJ Construction Consulting, LLC about the importance of cost estimating for civil engineers. Here are some of the questions asked of Scott: Can you walk us through the process of putting together a construction […]

Fraud: Stop Thinking it won’t Happen to You

Executive Summary Fraud is a real risk to businesses and most do not realize they’ve become a victim until it’s too late. There are simple controls to put in place to help prevent it, or perhaps bring it to your attention. Learn preventative measures and examples of embezzlement techniques. “No, […]

Owner Paralysis – i.e. Vapor Lock

Executive Summary: When a tragic event happens, even the roughest and tumble executives can suffer from decisional paralysis. I don’t mean physical paralysis in your body, I mean the inability to make a decision. You’re not alone. Who you are. You are the father of two beautiful little girls, the […]