Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets: How to Fix America’s Trillion-Dollar Construction Industry

Barry B. LePatner (University Press of Chicago Press, 2007)

Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets is the first book to document the impact of the construction industry on our nation’s economy and highlight how this last remaining “mom and pop” industry is rife with inefficiency and waste costing the nation over $120 billion annually. Available now.


Everyone in construction, from owners to contractors, from architects to construction workers, should read this book. Those who do will surely join Mr. LePatner in his crusade to fix an industry so vitally important to the way we live.
A. Eugene KohnFAIA, Chairman, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates


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Too Big To Fall: America’s Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward

Barry B. LePatner (Foster Publishing in association with University Press of New England, 2010)

A comprehensive overview of the shocking state of our nation’s infrastructure and what must be done to fix it. Available now.