Too Big To Fall is published

Barry LePatner's latest book, Too Big To Fall: America's Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward (Foster Publishing in association with the University Press of New England) is now available at, and will be available in bookstores by early November. For the first time, it provides a comprehensive overview of the shocking state of the nation's infrastructure and what must be done to fix it. For a more detailed description of the book and information on how to contact Barry LePatner for media appearances or presentations, visit the Too Big To Fall website or the UPNE website.

LePatner in "The Real Deal"

Sepember 10, 2010

Two recent articles in The Real Deal confirm from construction industry leaders what we've been telling our clients all along: that contractors systematically underbid to get a project only to run the costs up after they've signed the agreement. It's no surprise that this practice is more prevalent than ever in this tough economy and weak construction environment. Link to "Lowballs Lead to Strikeouts" and "Hard Times for Hard Hats."

But we are pioneering a different way: the LePatner C3™ Model. Read about it here.

TBTF reviewed in "Finance & Commerce"

According to Bill Clements of Finance & Commerce, Barry LePatner's soon-to-be-published book belongs in the horror genre. He writes, The title, Too Big to Fall: America's Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward, isn't exactly horror-inducing, but what it tells us is: Some 7,980 bridges are considered as perilous as the I-35W bridge was before it collapsed, killing 13 and injuring 145.

Welcome to The LePatner Blog

Uncategorized | January 12, 2010 by Tadhg O'Connor | Comments Off { Edit } Welcome to the LePatner Blog. Its purpose is to keep our clients, friends and colleagues informed on construction, real estate, and business matters of interest. We will post updates on a regular basis. We will also link articles and information that may be useful in understanding and anticipating real estate and construction trends, risks, concerns and strategic planning.

Our focus and expertise is guarding against construction cost overruns and ensuring that projects are built on time and on budget. Often times, projects can soar 20, 30, 50% or more over budget, and we see this reported regularly in local and national publications. Our blog links to these publications, highlights the fundamental flaws in the construction process and paves the way for change during times that demand cost certainty in capital construction projects.

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