It’s not news to anyone in the construction industry that margins are tighter and competition is fiercer. But how are these trends affecting you compared to other construction companies.
Construction software developer HCSS set out to see which of these trends were most affecting their heavy/highway customers. They worked with several members of their advisory board to develop an 18-question survey, and emailed it to the lead estimator at companies using HeavyBid for estimating heavy/highway construction jobs. The anonymous survey was sent to only one contact per company to ensure that each would only be represented once in the data, regardless of size and number of locations.
“The survey is particularly valuable because of the wide range of HCSS’s contacts and their ability to draw on the experience of North American estimators engaged in all major aspects of construction,” said Michael Rae, President of International Construction Services in Canada.
HCSS received survey responses from 442 companies across North America with respondents listing 47 different states, the District of Columbia and Canadian provinces as their primary state for operations. No state represented more than 8% of the respondents.