FMI Corp., investment banker and consultant to the engineering and construction industry, produced a white paper that examines key forces accelerating change in federal construction and their effect on the industry.
Highlighted topics in "The Federal Construction Sector: Understanding a Transforming Market" include:
- The impact of a pronounced decrease in overall infrastructure funding
- Continued emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency in federal facilities
- The push for clean energy innovation
- Increasing small business initiatives
Jackie Robinson-Burnette, associate director of the Office of Small Business, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, states: "In my 30 years of contract experience with the federal government, I have never witnessed such an emphasis and focus on promoting small business. We are seeing policies, guidance and support at the highest levels of the government, including the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and the Deputy Assistant Secretarty of Defense for Acquisitions, Logistics and Technology."