The American construction industry, vibrant and vital as it may be, is an intricate assembly of interconnected segments. Since 2010, the U.S. construction supply chain sector has confronted several challenges and experienced numerous trends. One significant challenge has been the ongoing issue of material price fluctuation. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, prices of construction materials have been steadily rising, with a notable increase of 12.4% from May 2020 to May 2021 alone. This escalation in costs has led to project delays and decreased profit margins for many contractors. Furthermore, the sector has faced a persistent labor shortage. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a shortfall of around 200,000 construction jobs in 2020, highlighting the struggle to skilled workers and hence delaying project timelines.
However, on the trend front, the construction supply chain sector has witnessed an increasing adoption of digital technologies. The incorporation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become more widespread, with the global market projected to reach $10.36 billion by 2027, according to Mordor Intelligence. The utilization of drone technology, 3D printing, and modular construction have also seen a rise, emphasizing a shift towards efficiency, sustainability, and innovation in construction practices. Additionally, there has been a growing focus on green and sustainable building, with the U.S. Green Building Council reporting a consistent increase in LEED-certified projects, signifying the industry’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
Into this sector rife with emerging challenges we find Paulo Oliveira soon to try his hand a bridging the gaps in the U.S. construction sector.
From São Paulo to Luanda, and now aiming for the stars and stripes, Paulo da Silva Oliveira is known in his native Brazil as a sort of construction luminary. With a rich career tapestry interwoven with groundbreaking projects across Brazil and Angola, Oliveira is embarking on a mission to enhance the U.S. construction landscape.
Launching Business, Commerce and Services LLC:
Paulo Oliveira is presently occupied with arrangements for coming to the U.S. where he plans to launch a consultancy firm zeroing in on the U.S. companies in the construction chain, focusing primarily on medium-sized players, aiming to help them structure and continue to grow in a market crowded with large consultancies.
With almost three decades of experience in the civil construction market, particularly in infrastructure works, Oliveira is poised to bring a personalized approach to the North American market. Drawing from his extensive knowledge and methodologies for executing underground and maritime works, Oliveira aspires to empower his clients to navigate challenges and seize opportunities with unwavering confidence.
Oliveira’s career is a testament to his commitment to excellence in the construction industry. He has been instrumental in several remarkable projects such as the Urban Road Work in Luanda, Angola, the Atlântico Sul Shipyard in Brazil, which is the largest structure of its kind ever built in the southern hemisphere, and the Environmental Recovery Program for the Baixada Santista Metropolitan Region in Brazil.
His tenure with esteemed companies such as Construções e Comércio Camargo Corrêa SA, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, and Azvi SA do Brasil has honed his skills in planning, engineering, budget management, and contract administration.
Shaping the Future of U.S. Construction:
Oliveira’s venture is set to make waves in the U.S. construction sector by focusing on elevating medium-sized companies. His comprehensive approach seeks to implement improvements in costs, management, and efficiency, thus allowing these companies to flourish and compete in a market dominated by large consultancies.
His vision extends beyond business growth; it encapsulates a desire to see these companies face the future with confidence and resilience, armed with the knowledge and expertise he has garnered over his illustrious career.
Paulo da Silva Oliveira’s entry into the U.S. market is more than a business venture; it’s a bridging of expertise, experience, and visionary foresight between Brazil and the United States. As he sets his sights on revolutionizing the U.S. construction sector, the industry watches with bated breath, anticipating the indelible mark Oliveira is poised to make.