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A Look at the Construction Industry

Tuesday, March 11, 2008A Look at the Construction Industry

Five billion—that’s how much investors and legislators in Kentucky and Indiana plan to shell out for the bridges project, the arena and the Museum Plaza. An impressive skyline might bring us pride, an arena might put us on the map, and bridges might increase commerce, but who’s going to give us a good deal? In the US, construction is a trillion dollar industry, and a new book claims we waste $120 billion annually on inefficiency caused by inept workers, poor management, weak contracts, and jumbled regulations and codes. But what is the real story? Join us Tuesday when take a look a the construction industry.Listen to the Show:Segment ASegment BSegment CGuests: Barry LePatner, author, " Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets" Paul Mattingly, Vice President, Bosse Mattingly Constructors Related Links:

Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects. Email Laura at lellis@lpm.org.

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