White Papers2020-08-20T11:10:12-07:00

White Papers

A Detailed Look at Some of the Most Important Topics from Across the Industry

Cumming is a thought leader in the construction industry, with some of the field’s most respected and sought-after experts practicing in a range of disciplines, from project and construction management to cost estimating, scheduling, energy consulting, and more. To make their valuable insights more widely available, we have asked a number of accomplished Cumming team members to write technical white papers relevant to their sector or service area, with topics including contemporary best practices, state-of-the-art tools, and effective solutions to common project challenges, among others. All white papers will be collected and organized on this page as they are published, with the full library available to everyone for free.

Evaluating Exposure to Cost Overruns and Claims During Tumultuous Times

May 18th, 2020|

In this white paper, Sonny Jester, Managing Director at Cumming, discusses some of the key factors that owners should consider when their project is impacted by unforeseen events, including how to effectively mitigate disruptions and successfully reopen a project after work stoppage.

COVID-19 and the Global Construction Market

March 25th, 2020|

In this paper, authors Daniel Pomfrett and Brian Burton look at the history of COVID-19 and examine its effect on construction markets both globally and here within the United States. It is important to note that current conditions are changing quickly; this paper was based on information available as of March 25, 2020.

Escalation and Its Impact on Construction

January 30th, 2020|

Understanding escalation can help project owners and other stakeholders navigate economic uncertainty and deliver projects with confidence. In this paper, Cumming Vice President and economic expert Dan Pomfrett defines escalation and the factors that contribute to it, describes recent escalation trends as well as expected patterns for 2020, and provides some general advice on how to apply this knowledge to a construction project.

Recent Tariffs and Their Impact on the Construction Industry

December 10th, 2019|

The trade war between the U.S. and China has resulted in a series of tariffs from both countries that have had widespread impact on the construction industry. In this paper, Cumming Vice President and economic expert Dan Pomfrett takes a closer look at the details of these tariffs, including the rationale behind their implementation, their effects to date, and what to expect going forward.