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Thomas C. Schleifer

Industry Consultant, Professor

Thomas C. Schleifer, PhD

Tom Schleifer joined the construction industry at age 16 and brings more than 50 years of contracting and consulting experience to his presentation. He has Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in construction management from East Carolina University, and a Ph.D., in construction management, from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Schleifer’s experience includes serving as foreman, field superintendent, project manager, and vice president of a construction company which he owned with his brother. From 1976 to 1986 he was the Founder and President of the largest international consultancy firm serving the contract surety industry. View Full Resume

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Recent Updates

16Apr 18

Insights into the Risk of Failure

INSIGHTS INTO THE RISK OF FAILURE If that’s all it takes to succeed in the construction business is a pickup truck, a box of tools, a cast-iron stomach, and a…

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09Apr 18

Consolidation in Construction

Consolidation in Construction Constant population growth is the relentless expansionary force that drives all markets. The principles of Survival of the Fittest dictates that only the fittest companies will survive…

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