Rick Fourie, CCM started his construction career in 1993 estimating for subcontractors and a small hard-bid General Contractor in Florida. In 1998 he was recruited and trained under Steward Donnell and Athol Joffe as a quantity surveyor/cost consultant collaborating with some of the worlds most recognized architects on signature performing and visual arts facilities. While leading the hard bid and negotiation efforts for a large international CMGC firm, he realized a better way to deliver construction cost management services and founded Fourie Consultants in 2018.
During his career, Mr. Fourie worked on hundreds of projects totaling over $20 billion in estimated cost. He has worked on projects in more than 40 US States, ten countries on four continents.
For the past 15 years all the projects that Mr. Fourie worked on, as either Director of Preconstruction or Senior Consultant, has bid within 1.5% of estimated cost with no post bid cost reduction needed.
Rick received his construction education in the Master of International Construction Management Program at the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management at the University of Florida. He also holds the CCM designation from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the gold standard for any Construction Management professional.
Every project that we work on is unique and presents its own challenges and thus opportunities – our passion is to recognize these challenges early and to work with the design/construction team to find the best solution for a better project.