6. Forecasting Financial Needs

  1. Daniel W. Halpin1 and
  2. Bolivar A. Senior2

Published Online: 25 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470548813.ch6

Financial Management and Accounting Fundamentals for Construction

Financial Management and Accounting Fundamentals for Construction

How to Cite

Halpin, D. W. and Senior, B. A. (2009) Forecasting Financial Needs, in Financial Management and Accounting Fundamentals for Construction, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470548813.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Purdue University

  2. 2

    Colorado State University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470182710

Online ISBN: 9780470548813

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Keywords:

  • cash flow;
  • retainage;
  • calculation;
  • cash farming;
  • planning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Importance of Cash Management

  • Understanding Cash Flow

  • Retainage

  • Project Cost, Value, and Cash Profiles

  • Cash Flow Calculation - A Simple Example

  • Peak Financial Requirements

  • Getting Help from the Owner

  • Optimizing Cash Flow

  • Project Cash Flow Estimates

  • Using Software for Cash Flow Computations

  • Company-Level Cash Flow Planning

  • Strategic Cash Flow Management: “Cash Farming”

  • Project and General Overhead

  • Fixed Overhead

  • Considerations in Establishing Fixed Overhead

  • Breakeven Analysis

  • Basic Relationships Governing the Breakeven Point

  • Review Questions and Exercises