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Construction Project Management Services Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 18, 2014

Construction project management services have a buyer power score of 2.7 out of 5. According to IBISWorld analyst Sean Windle, this score indicates that neither buyers nor suppliers command an overwhelming amount of leverage when it comes to negotiating the purchase of construction management and related services.

Because each construction project is different and presents unique challenges, construction project management is a service requiring a significant degree of specialization. Suppliers must not only have experience performing design, contracting and management work in the buyer’s area of development, but they must also be familiar with applicable local, state and federal regulations, continues Windle. Market suppliers include AECOM, Bechtel Corporation and CH2M Hill Inc. Furthermore, suppliers must be able to use their experience and knowledge to best meet the buyer’s specific budget and time constraints, a factor that limits buyer power. High switching costs also diminish buyer power. Once a project is off the ground, the cost of switching suppliers can be incredibly expensive because any new vendor will have to go through the same extensive vetting process and be brought up to speed with the standing of the project.

Increasing demand following the recession has also caused price growth to accelerate in recent years, which has reduced buyer power. For example, after growing lethargically in 2011, nonresidential construction activity surged 12.7% in 2012 and is anticipated to increase strongly in 2014.

Despite these factors, some market characteristics help lift buyer power as well, such as an increasing number of suppliers entering the marketplace. Despite the moderate degree of market share concentration and the presence of large-scale suppliers with significant market share, high demand and strong profit margins have spurred more suppliers to enter the market. This trend has given buyers an increasing number of suppliers from which to choose. Furthermore, the federal government, which is a major source of demand and revenue for suppliers in this market, is defined by steady and reliable funding, which aids buyer power. For more information, visit IBISWorlds Construction Project Management Services procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist buyers of construction project management services. Duties may include feasibility reviews, cost analysis, estimating, troubled-project turnaround and value management. Construction project management can be divided into two broad roles: agency construction management and at-risk construction management. Agency construction management limits the role of the supplier to that of an independent advisor, while at-risk construction management expands this role to include architectural and contracting duties. Suppliers include integrated contracting and engineering firms, as well as consulting groups.

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Product Life Cycle

Total Cost of Ownership

Product Specialization

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Market Share Concentration

Market Profitability

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About IBISWorld Inc.

IBISWorld is one of the world’s leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorlds procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.







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Flowserve Introduces Heavy-duty LHS Hydraulic Actuator for Oil and Gas Applications, Continuing Extension of Limitorque Portfolio


Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 14, 2014

Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced the launch of the Limitorque Hydraulic Scotch yoke (LHS) actuator. The LHS is ideal where hydraulic motive power is preferred and for services requiring a robust design, long service life, high-torque and high-speed operation. It is suitable for on/off, modulating and control applications of quarter-turn valves, specifically in the offshore environment as well as in general, protective and safety services such as emergency shutdown (ESD) or high-integrity pressure protection systems (HIPPS), up to and including SIL 3 Level in accordance with IEC 61508. The launch of the LHS marks another milestone, as Flowserve continues to expand its fluid- and electric-powered actuator portfolio produced under the Limitorque brand.

Designed to meet or exceed the most current and stringent safety and reliability standards for oil and gas services, the modular, hydraulically driven LHS is a piston-type, Scotch yoke actuator. It incorporates the same design philosophy and meets many of the same performance criteria as its pneumatic counterpart, the LPS, which was launched by Flowserve in January. Most notably, the LHS offers the same maintenance interval as the LPS up to six years or as prescribed in EN 15714 for high-cycle applications and an industry-leading, 25-year operational life.

The release of the LHS actuator is another important step in the Limitorque fluid-powered portfolio expansion strategy, stated Jeff Drees, president, Flowserve Flow Control Division. Providing customers a heavy-duty option for applications where hydraulic motive power is preferred or required was an essential part of our product road map. We are very pleased by our teams continued success developing products that meet todays market requirements, he added.

The ruggedly built LHS delivers up to 250 kNm (184,000 ft-lb) and a maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) of 207 bar (3,000 psi), with minimal wear and maximum efficiency. An optional version with a maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) of 345 bar (5,000 psi) is available upon request. The LHS is available in single-acting spring return or double-acting configurations for operation in a wide range of standard, low- and high-temperature environments from -29 C (-20 F) for spring return units and -60 C (-76 F) for double-acting units up to 160 C (320 F). It has been designed and manufactured in accordance with: IP66/IP66M and IP67/IP67M per EN60529; NEMA 4 and NEMA 4X per NEMA 250; and EN 15714-4.

Information is available from Flowserve Limitorque regarding product compliance for ATEX, PED, ASME, SIL and GOST.

The launch includes custom controls packages upon request for most applications, including: hydraulic control panels; hydraulic power units; hydraulic accumulator racks; and self-contained units. Combined with the advanced features of the LHS actuator, end users benefit from high-torque, ultra-fast actuator response in emergency shutdown, isolation and modulating flow control applications.

For more information about the LHS actuator, visit flowserve.com/LimitorqueFluidPower.

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Investor Contacts:

Jay Roueche, vice president, Investor Relations & Treasurer, (972) 443-6560

Mike Mullin, director, Investor Relations, (972) 443-6636

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Lars Rosene, vice president, Global Communications and Public Affairs, (972) 443-6644

About Flowserve: Flowserve Corp. is one of the worlds leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 50 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the companys website at http://www.flowserve.com.

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Broadview Mortgage Reports: The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sets Plans to Improve Entry to the Housing Market Nationwide

Orange, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in its Blueprint for Access detailed, the average credit score for loans sold to the GSEs is 752. Currently there are 13 million people with credit scores ranging from 580 to 680. As a direct lender, Broadview Mortgage has come across countless examples of prospective homebuyers unable to obtain a mortgage loan due to their credit score. Prospective homebuyers being locked out of the housing market has become a pressing issue nationwide impacting the growth of the market and the economy as a whole. As discussed in our past article entitled, FHFA to Increase Homebuyer Access to Credit, plans to eradicate this issue announced in the beginning of summer is finally coming to fruition, and is set to be in play by year end. HUD has released the strategy to achieve this goal in the Blueprint for Access: What FHA is Doing to Expand Access to Mortgage Credit for Underserved Borrowers, with the main component of the plan being the Homeowners Armed with Knowledge (HAWK) program, which entails several HUD initiatives.

The Homeowners Armed With Knowledge (HAWK) program provides homebuyers willing to equip themselves with more education about homeownership with powerful savings over the life of the loan. Currently, the program is still in the ground works, standing open to public comment until August 2014. By Fall 2014, HUD plans to implement phase one of the HAWK Pilot Project. The pilot program will last a total of four years. Under the HAWK pilot program, homebuyers are eligible for a reduced rate on mortgage insurance premium after they take the class. HUD contends that, homeowners who complete housing counseling before signing a contract to purchase a home and who complete additional pre-closing housing counseling will receive a 50 basis point reduction in the upfront FHA mortgage insurance premium (MIP) and a 10 basis point reduction in the annual FHA MIP. Choosing to participate in post-closing counseling and track record of timely mortgage payments will bring even greater benefits. After two years with no serious delinquencies, participants receive an additional 15 basis point reduction in annual MIP. As a result, the HAWK program has a strong capability of saving homeowners hundreds a year and thousands over the total life of the loan. Such significant savings can qualify a prospective buyer for a larger house or open options up to a better area. On the average FHA loan balance of $ 180,000, HAWK participants may receive up to $ 9,800 in savings over the life of the loan.

Overall, the HAWK program poses a great opportunity for prospective homebuyers and the economy as a whole. When millions of consumers are shut out of the market, it is difficult for Americans to establish stable communities, forces many to pour hundreds of thousands of dollars into moving expenses and uproots them from a steady lifestyle. Without a healthy housing market, the recovery of the economy is simply not feasible. The HAWK program aims to better support the middle class and lower class homebuyers while simultaneously gaining them entry into the marketplace. This community will no longer be hindered by stringent credit requirements as the HUD Blueprint contends, FHA is committed to finding ways to responsible increase access for underserved borrowers. That being said, facilitating access to credit does not mean returning to the days of predatory lending practices. The government has reformed lenders, and now HUD is turning focus back to those that make the mortgage industry go round: its consumers.

HUD identifies the HAWK program as the responsible way to provide creditworthy borrowers mortgage credit. The more education people have about how things work, the better the position they are in to make an informed decision. The process of obtaining a home mortgage is already so lengthy, convoluted, and even overwhelming, that it is easy for homebuyers to skip over the important details. The idea behind doing this is to achieve sustainability. By empowering consumers with knowledge, they are better positioned to purchase a home loan within their financial reach, thus making it more likely that they will not default on the loan, which minimizes risk, is better for lenders, their investors, the FHA which insures these home loans, and the economy as a whole. The Blueprint for Access states that, delinquency rates for borrowers who have received counseling are 29% lower for first-time homebuyers and 15% lower overall. These statistics are not a surprise, as when prospective buyers know more about the subject than they are more confident and more aware if they are getting a bad deal. This makes the access to credit not only available to prospective homebuyers, but it also makes it sustainable.

Many of us do not have such opportunities to become more financially literate. We get thrown into tons of real life situations every day without fully comprehending the logistics of our negotiations or their long-term effects on our lives and bank accounts. The HAWK initiative is a step in the right direction for a more financially literate America, as consumers who participate in the HAWK counseling the counseling is aimed at improving buyers budgeting skills and gives them individualized, objective advice on understanding the rights and responsibilities of homeownership, addressing credit and savings barriers, and meeting their overall housing and financial goals. By making these choices and taking out the time necessary to map out, prepare for, and manage large expenditures, we avoid economic crises as homebuyers and lenders alike are better prepared for the mortgage loan.

HUD is also clarifying their policies so that lenders can better and more easily understand the FHA guidelines. With lenders more in-tune with FHA expectations, they will be able to reduce credit overlays, which are stricter lending criteria so that they can protect their financial interest and ensure that their mortgage loans are up to par with FHA guidelines. These credit overlays are another reason why many borrowers are being shut out of the market. This will be achieved with the new FHA handbook that is an authoritative document with definitive guidelines to all aspects of the FHA single-family programs. HUD refers to this as establishing clear rules of the road as taking steps to clear quality assurance policies helps ensure lenders make loans without fear of unanticipated consequences.

Mortgage News Daily quotes Shaun Donovan, Secretary of HUD: We want to create an environment that encourages responsible behavior and provides clear rules of the road so lenders can originate loans without fear of unanticipated consequences. We want lenders to be able to focus on the quality of their processes and lend to all qualified borrowers.

Broadview Mortgage values the opportunity to educate consumers to understand which direction that their current or future mortgage is taking them in. If you have any questions about the information herein, feel free to reach out to the Author, Brittany Williams, at Brittany.williams(at)broadviewmortgage(dot)com. If you would like a quick pre-approval click he

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