New-Home Sales Highest Since February 2008

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percent, the fastest since February 2008, according to Commerce Department data published Tuesday in Washington. Purchases of new U.S. single-family homes rose in June to the highest level in more than eight years. Sales increased 3.5

Construction Spending at Highest Level Since 2008

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percent from 2013 and was the highest full year amount since 2008. Construction spending rose to a six-year high of $982 billion for 2014. Public construction increased for the first time since 2009, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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Construction Spending Hits Highest Level Since 2008

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That's the highest spending level since March 2008. Construction spending reached an annualized rate of $1.09 trillion and has increased 0.6 percent in September from the August level, according to the Census Bureau. Between August and September, spending on multifamily construction rose 4.9

Construction Spending Hits Highest Level Since 2008, Fastest Growth Since 2006

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Construction spending in August reached a seven-year high and climbed at the fastest rate since 2006, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

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Lee County, FL launches $25 million cash. - Business Facilities

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Construction Spending in July Reaches Highest Level Since 2008

Construction Superintendent Magazine

All major categories of construction spending increased in July and total construction reached the highest level since December 2008, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials welcomed the robust spending figures, but cautioned that growing demand will put new pressure on an already tight labor market. frontpage

James L. Salmon's Updated CV (August 2008)

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Under James' leadership CCR has also hosted a National Teleconference Series exploring how best to put the ConsensusDOCS 300 series to work on major construction projects, made multiple presentations to industry leaders and has been selected, along with Rich Cardwell of CCR's affiliate Construction Owner Resources , LLC to provide a national ConsensusDOCS sponsored presentation in September, 2008 to members of all the associations that have endorsed ConsensusDOCS. James L.

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Construction Spending in May Reaches Highest Level Since 2008

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction spending climbed in May to the highest level since October 2008, according to a recent analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that those spending gains could be at risk unless all levels of government strengthen programs to develop the construction workforce.

Collaborative Construction Blog: IPD. Why so slow?

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IPD was all the rage back in 2007 and 2008. ► 2008. (46). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Collaborative Construction Blog. Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC helps owners craft IPD procurement strategies that enable them to acquire BIM enabled infrastructure from integrated teams and helps those teams craft, negotiate and implement integrated agreements. Whether you need an IPD Facilitator, a Project Neutral, or Project Counsel, we can help. Were BUILT to integrate!

Revit MEP Family Tutorial

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Anybody wanting to implement Revit MEP seems to know that content creation is a must. What you may not know is that Autodesk has posted a real good introduction to making MEP families. Not doors and windows but actual mechanical and Electrical components.

Network Block Devices: Using Hardware Over a Network | Linux.

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Monday, October 6th, 2008. October 6th, 2008 at 11:20 am. October 6th, 2008 at 2:15 pm. have a look at aoe… October 7th, 2008 at 6:45 am. October 7th, 2008 at 9:38 pm. drbd is also worth looking at for network raid… October 14th, 2008 at 12:14 pm. December 5th, 2008 at 10:23 am. AD position = E OAS eqv. 468x60-1 QUAD pos = Leo-FLEX(LEO)POS(TOP) QUAD path = www.linux-mag.com Page type = other -->. Distros. SysAdmin. Mobile. Software.

AU 2008 UnConference

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If you follow the AU blog you know the UnConference Schedule has been released. This is the second annual UnConference at AU and for a second year in a row I will be running a session. You can also find out more information here. My session this year is entitled: Size Doesn't Matter: A Discussion on Strategies for Complex Revit Projects Large and Small So what would I like to see this discussion all about?

2008 Regional Architecture Awards Announced

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The 2008 awards for architectural excellence were presented at the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Annual Conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii earlier this month. The Northwest & Pacific Region of the AIA is the largest and most diverse of all the AIA regions; it includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Hong Kong and Japan. There were over 50 high quality project submittals; which is an amazing amount considering the criteria.

AU 2008 - Computational Design Symposium

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So, Krista and I arrived yesterday. We're now attending the inaugural "Design Computation Symposium" hosted by Robert Aish. So far we have had a a fascinating presentation by Neil Katz of SOM, showing examples of 20 years of "Computational Design" work and application to a variety of scales from skyscrapers to interior "transparent" walls made of metal or corian.

Collaborative Breakfast Group Meeting, Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 a.m.

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August 28, 2008 at the the Cincinnatian Hotel , located at 601 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. CCR and Its Affiliates. Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC.

Collaborative BIM Advocates Group Announced!

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A Collaborative Network of Professionals Sponsored by: Newsletter August, 2008. Sponsor Links: To sponsor a link Contact James Salmon. Construction Owner Resources, LLC.

AIA sees modest declines in 2008, steeper drop in 2009

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decline in construction of nonresidential facilities in 2008 with a more significant 6.7% We mentioned earlier today (see previous post) that the AIA did not see bright prospects for architecture firms and here's what we meant. The AIA last week put out a press release spotlighting its semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the "nation's leading construction forecasters" that includes the outlook for the second half along with a prognosis for 2009.

Economic Advantages with Advanced Building Tools Seminar

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Legal Cost Savings with IPD-3 Integrated Projects in 3D: Decisions, Design & Delivery October 29, 2008 Wednesday 3 pm eastern 90 minutes for $220 per office, so pack your conference room with collaborative team members 50 – 60 minutes of presentation and 30 – 40 minutes of Q&A REGISTER NOW James L.

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Collaborative BIM Advocates Meet at HOK's Office in Chicago!

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On Friday, September 12, 2008 James and Rich made their way to Collaborative BIM Advocate Member HOK's Chicago office where James made a presentation to a diverse group of Collaborative BIM Advocates. James L. Salmon and Rich Cardwell attended the ABA's Construction Law Forum Fall Meeting in Chicago. The theme of the meeting was "Winds of Change" and the ConsensusDOCS Contracts were featured in every presentation during the 3 day meeting!

Purdue University Seeks BIM Professor!

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Screening of applicants will begin December1, 2008 and will continue until suitable candidates are found. Purdue University is seeking an assistant or associate professor to help educate young professionals regarding the benefits of BIM! Collaborative Construction has agreed to help Purdue spread the word about this intriguing position. Please share this information with your colleagues or contact the Chairman of the Search Committee Dr. Patrick Connolly for more information.

BC’s Blog December 08

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Despite last year’s residential meltdown (-35%), industrial construction recorded strong growth in 2008, and commercial largely held its own, with gains in niches such as the hospitality and office sectors. Next year’s construction forecasts, released in December haven’t been good; industry experts predict a downturn in every single sector of construction for 2009. The good news is that fuel, lumber, drywall, and steel prices have fallen to their lowest prices in years.

A Construction Industry Revolution article published in Voice Magazine!

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Salmon and Rich Cardwell have co-authored an article just published in The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Summer, 2008 The Voice Magazine. Link to the Voice Magazine , Summer 2008 Issue. The founders of Collaborative Construction Resources , LLC and Construction Owner Resource , LLC, James L.

James L. Salmon's CV

Collaborative Construction

Under James' leadership CCR has hosted a National Teleconference Series exploring how best to put the ConsensusDOCS 300 series to work on major construction projects, made multiple presentations to industry leaders and has been selected, along with Rich Cardwell of CCR's affiliate Construction Owner Resources , LLC to provide a national ConsensusDOCS sponsored presentation in September, 2008 to members of all the associations that have endorsed ConsensusDOCS. James L.

Achieving IPD in 3D™

Collaborative Construction

Achieving IPD in 3D ™ Achieving Integrated Project Decisions, Design and Delivery through Collaborative Agreements, Building Information Models and Lean Construction Methods copyright 2008. By James L. Salmon, President and Founder of Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC. The Integrated Revolution.

New BIM Addendum Released by ConsensusDOCS

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The ConsensusDOCS 301 BIM Addendum, released on June 30, 2008, was drafted jointly over the past year by a special ConsensusDOCS taskforce and a legal subcommittee of the Associated General Contractor's (AGC) BIM Forum. Innovative New ConsensusDOCS 301 BIM Addendum Released! By: James L. Salmon, Esq., President, Collaborative Construction Resources , LLC By: Richard D. Cardwell, Esq.,

High Performance Military Housing Summit Announced

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Attention Collaborative Colleagues, Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC, and the BIM Education Co-op are pleased to announce production of the High Performance Military Housing Summit and White Paper. We are receiving a universally positive response to our plan to demonstrate the U.S. building industry’s ability to provide high-level solutions for national financial and energy issues. Spread the word by sharing this email with your colleagues, clients and other industry leaders.

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BIM Market Report Published by McGraw Hill!

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The BIM Market Report contains a ton of useful information and statistics. Print, read it, know it! Collaborative Construction will provide a more substantive summary of the report in our upcoming December Newsletter. Meanwhile, click the link below to print your own copy today. BIM Market Report Email: James.Salmon@CollaborativeCR.com Phone: 859-802-1118 Skype: JameswithCCR Web: CollaborativeConstruction.com Blog: CollaborativeConstruction.BlogSpot.com

Cheap Plastic Solar Cells on the Horizon?

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Researchers at UCLA have created cheaper plastic solar cells. Currently, solar cells are difficult to handle, expensive to purchase and complicated to install. The hope is that consumers will one day be able to buy solar cells from their local hardware store and simply hang them like posters on a wall. A new study by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has shown that the dream is one step closer to reality. Reporting in the Nov.

Second National Teleconference Series

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The first teleconference is June 25, 2008. CCR Website | CCR Blog | Contact Us U.S. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY REVOLUTION SECOND NATIONAL TELECONFERENCE SERIES! REGISTER TODAY) The Conversation Continues! Limited time remains, so register today.

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Warning: A BIMStorm is approaching London!

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The Host Team for BIMstorm: Build London Live 2008 is AEC3 UK, Asite, CADVisual and Onuma working in close collaboration. BIMstorm: Build London Live Gathering Strength BIMstorm: Build London Live is gaining strength and the host team located in UK, Netherlands and USA is already proving the value of international collaboration. Running in parallel with the 2nd London buildingSMART conference, their goal is to Make Design Happen for London in 48 hours.

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Collaborative Construction Presents Seminar Titled "Achieve IPD in 3D™!" at the Ecobuild AEC-ST Fall Conference!

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Achieve IPD in 3D™! IPD in 3D™ utilizes Collaborative Agreements, BIM and Lean Construction methods to create visually dynamic 3D environments that enable real time use of information rich relational databases to craft agreements that facilitate Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and encourage Integrated Decisions, Design and Delivery (3D). Collaborative Construction’s informative presentation, “Achieve IPD in 3D™!”

Collaborative Breakfast Group Meeting, Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 a.m.

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on July 31, 2008 at the the Cincinnatian Hotel , located at 601 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Click here to visit CCR's Website Collaborative Revolution! CCR and Its Affiliates. Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC. CCR provides consulting to construction industry stakeholders interested in delivering collaborative/integrated construction services efficiently and productively.

Is Nanotechnology a Catalyst for Energy Independence?

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President, Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC July 20, 2008 Energy is the world's largest market, and one that has political and strategic implications and impacts unmatched by any other sector. Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! Nanotechnology and Fossil Fuels James L. Salmon, Esq.

BIMStorm Hits Los Angeles!!

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In the February 15, 2008 edition of Architect This Week, Contributing Editor Michael Tardif authored a lead article entitled "BIMStorm Hits LA." In this article, Mr. Tardif describes how on January 31, 2008, 133 design professionals from 11 countries participated in BIMStorm LAX, a 24-hour, online design charette in which another 700 people participated as observers.

U.S. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY REVOLUTION NATIONAL TELECONFERENCE SERIES!

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Limited Registration Time - First Teleconference May 8, 2008! CCRWebsite | CCR Blog | Contact Us U.S. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY REVOLUTION NATIONAL TELECONFERENCE SERIES! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!) Collaborative or Integrate d Project Delivery/Contracts + BIM + Lean Construction = U.S. Construction Industry Revolution!

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Collaborative Breakfast Group Meetings Announced!

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on June 26, 2008 at the the Cincinnatian Hotel , located at 601 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. CCR and Its Affiliates. Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC. CCR provides consulting to construction industry stakeholders interested in delivering collaborative/integrated construction services efficiently and productively. CCR helps such stakeholders utilize collaborative/integrated agreements, BIM and Lean Construction methods to achieve Collaborative/Integrated Project Delivery.

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Collaborate on Energy Today!

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President, Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC July 24, 2008 Every power plant project is unique, with physical and organizational factors differing from project to project. How to Save Time and Money While Reducing Risks On Major Commercial Energy Projects! James L. Salmon, Esq.