Best in Green Building Law 2010, Part III - Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

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Engineering News-Record (ENR) The Top 400 Contractors

Construction Marketing Blog

Description: ENR’s 2009 Top 400 Contractors ranks the 400 largest General Contractors by 2008 revenue. This is a comprehensive package of data and analysis that contains the previous year’s rankings and percentage of revenue by market.

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Trending Sources

Measuring Marketing Results: Best Practices for Construction Webcast

Construction Marketing Blog

The recent survey of construction marketers ranked measuring results of marketing as their top priority for 2011 , beating out all priorities including internet and social media. Clearly in a difficult market, marketing is under increased scrutiny to prove results and justify budgets.

New Product Launch Checklist

Construction Marketing Blog

Improving the effectiveness of a new product launch is of critical importance to most companies and brands as new product development costs can be stratospheric, coupled with extremely high failure rates. Some estimates of new product failure as high as 90%!

Best in Green Buiding Law 2010, Part II : Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

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Best of Green Building Law 2010, Part I - Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

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More Construction…Still No Jobs

Constructonomics

I got an email recently citing some article saying that construction starts would incr ease in 2011 for the first time in some ungodly amount of time.

Lessons from BP: The Ultimate Checklist for Commercial Construction Preventive Maintenance

Commercial Construction

Commercial construction preventive maintenance. If there’s one thing everyone involved in the BP Deepwater Horizon rig explosion can agree on, it’s that it could have been prevented.

Seeking Joint Venture Partner for Justice Center in Bucks County, PA

Constructonomics

There is a justice center in Doylestown, PA bidding on November 18th, 2010 that will total in value approximately $50 million. I attended a mandatory pre-bid meeting about two weeks ago on this job. It looks like a great project, but unfortunately, I do not have the bonding capacity to propose on this project alone. I’m looking for someone who may be able to provide bonding for this job and partner with my firm.

What Was the Cost of Construction of the 2010 Olympics

Constructonomics

I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the likes of Lindsay Von, Bodie Miller, and Apolo Anoton Ohno rake in medals at the Olympics in Vancouver this year.

Is the Only Solution Public-Private Partnerships? : Green Building.

Green Building Law Update

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What If the Government Refuses to Pay for LEED? : Green Building.

Green Building Law Update

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How Does Your Construction Brand Rate?

Construction Marketing Blog

Construction Brand Internet Index, CBII - Top 25 Construction Brands. The Construction Marketing Association (CMA) announces the Construction Brand Internet Index (CBII). A comprehensive rating of the internet presence of top construction brands based on over 50 variables.

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Critical Elements of IPD

Collaborative Construction

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! The Critical Elements of IPD in 3D ™ Collaborative Agreements, Building Information Models and Lean Construction Methods *Note: I'm re-posting this article and deleting the other version as it has some bad code in it that is messing with the blog formatting.

Five Predictions for Commercial Construction Trends in 2011

Commercial Construction

By Thanksgiving of 2009, there was a trickle of new drawings coming in, which increased to a steady flow throughout 2010. And from what we hear and see, 2011 should be even better than 2010.

Darnell Brings Emotional Intelligence to Contractors in “The People-Profit Connection”.

Constructonomics

Since Emotional Intelligence has hit the mainstream sometime back in the mid-nineties, most of us have at least seen an Oprah episode about what Emotional Intelligence is how it can be applied to the workplace.

Vim for LaTeX, part 3 ? PhilTeX

Green Building Insider

Posted Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 under LaTeX , text editors. Kevin Klement says: 4 August 2010 at 12:18 pm. Kevin Klement says: 11 August 2010 at 5:39 pm. Charlie Tanksley says: 12 August 2010 at 6:19 pm. Kevin Klement says: 28 August 2010 at 12:49 am. max says: 28 August 2010 at 9:55 am. max says: 28 August 2010 at 9:57 am. Charlie Tanksley says: 28 August 2010 at 11:02 am. Jonathan Rascher says: 19 October 2010 at 12:16 pm.

Why I Talk About LEEDigation : Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

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Oh No! I’ve Graduated With a Construction Management Degree.

Constructonomics

I’m sure there are many youngsters that just received a diploma this month with a concentration in construction management. Now they are boggled in debt and left with no income on which to live. So of course the simple solution to that is to get a job.

How to Make a Personalized Newspaper with Google Reader and iGoogle

Carol Hagen

How to Make a Personalized Newspaper is really a big time saver and Google Reader with iGoogle made my information aggregating simple. Gathering news on your favorite topics can be a chore … visit your favorite websites and read through all the email subscriptions in your inbox.

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How to Measure Construction Marketing Results: The Newest Rules

Construction Marketing Blog

Following is the complete whitepaper following the November 15, 2010 Construction Marketing Association webcast on Measuring Construction Marketing Results.

CAD Shack: Project Browser Gone in Revit

CAD Shack

Saturday, November 06, 2010. Project Browser Gone in Revit. Twice this week I got a call from a user who had accidentally closed the Project Browser and they had no idea how to turn it back on. Good news! Its easy.

A Star Is Falling--Builders Association of the Twin Cities Sues.

Green Building Law Blog

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Bringing IPD to the Public Sector

Collaborative Construction

Key Elements of a Public Integrated Project Delivery Program March 15, 2010 Stakeholders in the construction industry are interested in extending the benefits of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) to the public sector. Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! James L. Salmon, of Counsel with Beatty Bangle Strama, p.c. of Austin and President of Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC has been named to an IPD Initiative Committee formed by the Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects.

Which Comes First, The Solar or the LEED - Green Building Law Blog

Green Building Law Blog

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Google Loves LinkedIn

Carol Hagen

Google loves LinkedIn and I’ve been including this fact in many powerpoint presentations and national speaking engagements for over a year now. There’s more to this love than how Google searches LinkedIn profiles.

Commercial Construction Building Material Costs: Buy Now or Later?

Commercial Construction

Commercial construction contractors can save clients thousands of dollars by knowing the right time to buy certain materials. I heard a Home Depot ad on the radio recently targeted to commercial general contractors that made me pause.

5 Signs Your Commercial Construction Contractor Just Isn’t That Into You

Commercial Construction

Step 1: Chuck Taylor showing his commitment to St. Baldwick’s. It amazes me in today’s commercial real estate market when I hear commercial construction news about companies or people who just phone it in with their commercial construction services.

Commercial Construction Best Practices: Debunking Construction Change Order Myths

Commercial Construction

Commercial construction change order myths. If I had a dollar for every time I had to set the record straight on commercial construction costs and change orders… I would still have this job. But, I would also be a lot richer.

5 Lessons Learned from Successful New Construction Shopping Center Development

Commercial Construction

When it comes to best practices in shopping center development or mall construction, I have a long list of “dos” and “don’ts”. After all, that’s what happens when you work as a shopping center general contractor as well as a national retail contractor.

Successful Restaurant Construction and Development; Getting Started

Commercial Construction

Champps Restaurant. I thought it would be interesting to start this blog post with a question to test your restaurant construction IQ. What’s the difference between building the back of the house of a TGI Fridays and a McCormick and Schmick’s? Nothing.

Dr. Rosling's Data Show

Collaborative Construction

James L. Salmon Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! Imagine using software tools like this to tell your facility's story. Pretty cool heh? JamesLsalmon@gmailDOTcom 512-630-4446 James L. Salmon, Esq.

How to Get Work In Today’s Construction Market

Constructonomics

I honestly don’t have the patience to read any more economic doom and gloom about this country or worse yet, the construction industry. I read some article about how construction spending is down 7.9% from this time last year.

What to Do If Your Employer Knows You’re Looking for Another Job

Constructonomics

Looking for a job while you are working is hard. Trust me, I’ve done it a lot. Just finding the time to talk to someone on the phone is difficult let alone spending half a day going to an interview. I was in the midst of a cross country job search a couple of years ago.

Revit API - Getting Started

Revit OpEd

Then his more recent follow up post Getting Started with the Revit API 2010. I keep meaning to do this myself. I was gathering information and happened to see a post at the Revit Forum asking the same question essentially so I posted my response there and here. Ignoring the question of which language to focus on.well, if you've got no programming experience already supposedly C# (C sharp) is " easiest " to learn.

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Construction and Film Making Cross Paths in Avatar

Constructonomics

I’ve always thought there were similarities between the film making process and the construction process. In movie ma king you have the script (plans), the set (jobsite) and of course the final product (building).

Best and Worst of 2010: Commercial Construction Trends

Commercial Construction

I’ll say it again, 2010 was a rebuilding year for the commercial construction industry. So I’ve created a commercial construction checklist for what we considered the highs and lows of 2010 commercial construction trends.