Interesting thread on TRF - Rolex IS watching

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Re: Interesting thread on TRF - Rolex IS watching

Post by demer03 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:02 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:37 am
demer03 wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:43 pm
gwells wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:23 pm
construction budgets are nuts. and it's nearly impossible to bid accurately with the unstable market.
Yep. School project I was working had an 85M budget and bids came in at 89 and change in January. CM was ready to proceed but district decided to wait because prices would “come down”. County over had one that was budgeted at 89M and bids came in at 112 two weeks ago. They are going to proceed as there is real concern it will only get worse.

Strange days.
Get ready for nation-wide local and state agencies to come in wildly over budget on fuel costs this year. I think every agency with a fleet of vehicles to be effected.

Even if you over-estimated fuel costs back in October when you submitted your budget, I don’t think anyone buffered enough to anticipate this.

There is a comic named Justin McKinney who was a former Deputy Sheriff in Maine. He tells a joke about how his county was so poor, they had to have internal debates about pursuing criminals based upon how much gas the cruiser had in the tank.

It’ll be interesting (not in a good way) to see how our taxes will be effected next year, or what budget items / services will be cut.
Yes! We’ve already blown the years budget on natural gas (not only heating but mainly our paint line).
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Re: Interesting thread on TRF - Rolex IS watching

Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:49 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:37 am
demer03 wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:43 pm
gwells wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:23 pm
construction budgets are nuts. and it's nearly impossible to bid accurately with the unstable market.
Yep. School project I was working had an 85M budget and bids came in at 89 and change in January. CM was ready to proceed but district decided to wait because prices would “come down”. County over had one that was budgeted at 89M and bids came in at 112 two weeks ago. They are going to proceed as there is real concern it will only get worse.

Strange days.


There is a comic named Justin McKinney who was a former Deputy Sheriff in Maine. He tells a joke about how his county was so poor, they had to have internal debates about pursuing criminals based upon how much gas the cruiser had in the tank.
That’s not a joke — it’s reality: https://www.thedrive.com/news/michigan- ... d-to-calls

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Re: Interesting thread on TRF - Rolex IS watching

Post by Bob1035 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:52 am

gwells wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:23 pm
construction budgets are nuts. and it's nearly impossible to bid accurately with the unstable market.
quoted for truth. PM for a mid size GC here. Its literally the wild west right now, its bizarre. We're trying to release/buy everything we can RIGHT F'NG NOW! and figuring out ways to store on our sites.

I'm hoping the tempo of the business will at some point make the Rolex/Tudor market actually relevant to me :cheers:

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Re: Interesting thread on TRF - Rolex IS watching

Post by demer03 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:13 am

Bob1035 wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:52 am
gwells wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:23 pm
construction budgets are nuts. and it's nearly impossible to bid accurately with the unstable market.
quoted for truth. PM for a mid size GC here. Its literally the wild west right now, its bizarre. We're trying to release/buy everything we can RIGHT F'NG NOW! and figuring out ways to store on our sites.

I'm hoping the tempo of the business will at some point make the Rolex/Tudor market actually relevant to me :cheers:
Well, hello Bob. 12345 and 11610 supplier here. Let me know if I can help :lol:
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Re: Interesting thread on TRF - Rolex IS watching

Post by Ryeguy » Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:45 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:49 am
Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:37 am
demer03 wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:43 pm
gwells wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:23 pm
construction budgets are nuts. and it's nearly impossible to bid accurately with the unstable market.
Yep. School project I was working had an 85M budget and bids came in at 89 and change in January. CM was ready to proceed but district decided to wait because prices would “come down”. County over had one that was budgeted at 89M and bids came in at 112 two weeks ago. They are going to proceed as there is real concern it will only get worse.

Strange days.


There is a comic named Justin McKinney who was a former Deputy Sheriff in Maine. He tells a joke about how his county was so poor, they had to have internal debates about pursuing criminals based upon how much gas the cruiser had in the tank.
That’s not a joke — it’s reality: https://www.thedrive.com/news/michigan- ... d-to-calls
Wow - what once was humor is now reality.

I strongly suspect this strategy will be copied by departments across the country. They are all in the same boat and this seems like the only way to try to keep close to your budget.

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