CMA STAR Awards – 2011 Winners Announced

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association (CMA), sponsor of the annual CMA STAR Awards and CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR Awards , announces 2011 award winners. 2011 Construction Marketer of the Year Award Winners. 2011 CMA Star Awards Best-In-Show.

2011 CMA Star Awards Best-In-Show

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association is proud to highlight the best in show of the 2011 Construction Marketing STAR Awards. Best-in-Show honors goes to the the winner of the most STAR or SUPERSTAR awards, which for 2011 was McGraw-Hill Construction with 13 total awards.

Commercial Construction Highs and Lows of 2011

Commercial Construction

As 2011 comes to a close, it’s time for us to look back on the commercial construction building trends , news and projects of this past year and share our thoughts on the highs and lows in the industry. HIGH – Everyone was submitting drawings in 2011.

2011 Construction Marketer of the Year Award Winners!

Construction Marketing Blog

Following are more details on the 2011 Construction Marketer of the Year winners. Thank you to MWH for submitting this print ad to the 2011 Construction Marketing Star Awards. Thank you to McGraw-Hill Construction for submitting to the 2011 Construction Marketing Star Awards.

A Glimpse of Wall Street – 2011


On Friday I happened to be in a little place called New York City. While there, I happened to stroll through a particular street you may have heard of once or twice before – Wall Street.

Where are we headin’ in 2011?


My theme song for 2011 is gonna be that ’70’s disco song by the Bee-Gee’s. I read all those statistics on construction starts and stuff like that, and while they do predict a modest uptick for 2011, it will be far from a gangbuster flood of money into our pockets. .

Engineering News-Record (ENR) The 2011 Top 400 Contractors

Construction Marketing Blog

ENR’s 2011 Top 400 Contractors ranks the 400 largest General Contractors by 2010 revenue. There is also a statistical summary of the 2011 Top 400 “at a Glance” by markets and regions.

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Market Research Best Practices for Construction Webcast Friday, April 15, 2011

Construction Marketing Blog

A webcast and panel discussion entitled Market Research Best Practices for Construction is scheduled for Friday, April 15, 2011 at 12 pm CST. The webcast is free to both members and non-members.

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ConExpo ConAgg 2011: Social Media a Twitter in Construction

Carol Hagen

After #conexpoconagg tonight you might want to check out “Best of Vegas 2010″ [link] (2011 venues out March 27).

2011 SAB Award winner - Creekside Community Centre

SAB Magazine

2011 SAB Awards Winning Projects 2011 SABAwards WInning Projects Creekside Community Centre Nick Milkovich Architects Inc.

Autodesk University 2011 - 01

Revit OpEd

AU 2011 Autodesk UniversityHow typical, the night before the first day of classes I find myself heading back to the room at 3 AM.

RTCAUS 2011 - Getting Underway

Revit OpEd

RTCAUS 2011 RTC2011It's midday Wednesday in Australia while it's late Tuesday in the USA. We are well underway getting the conference ready to kick off tomorrow in Goldcoast. We've posted some pictures at the Facebook page for RTC if you are curious.

2011 SAB Award Winning Project - False Creek Energy Centre

SAB Magazine

Building Case Studies 2011 SAB Award Winning Project 2011 SABAwards WInning Projects centre of Vancouver False Creek Energy Centre greenhouse gas emission reduction program

2011 SAB Award Winning Project - The Schoolhouse

SAB Magazine

Building Case Studies 2011 SAB Award Winning Project 2011 SABAwards WInning Projects East Vancouver’s historic Strathcona Elevating a building Transforming a 1940s school

2011 SAB Awards Winning Project - Shepard Environmental Education Centre

SAB Magazine

Building Case Studies 2011 SABAwards WInning Projects Bow Rive Building Management System Gabion walls low-E triple glazed Shepard Environmental Education Centre Shepard wetland

Revit Technology Conference - USA 2011

Revit OpEd

News Update RTC USA 2011A bit more than two hundred and eighty people are about to begin their third day at the conference. I've neglected posting because I'm a slacker blogger lately! Fortunately others are not so slack.

Understanding Today’s Separation of Landlord and Commercial Tenant Construction

Commercial Construction

While I think everyone in the retail industry likes to hear news that 2011 retail sales are up – as it usually means new retail construction projects are in the pipeline – it’s still tough for shopping center landlords to make deals work with retail tenants.

Hard Hat Chat is Now an Award-Winning Commercial Construction Blog

Commercial Construction

I am usually not one to brag, but I am proud to announce The Construction Writers Association (CWA) has awarded Englewood Construction the 2011 Website & Electronic Communications Blog Award for Hard Hat Chat. General Construction Strategies and Operations 2011 Construction Trends Award Winning Blog Commercial Construction construction news Retail Contractors

2011 SAB Award Winning Project - RBC Centre

SAB Magazine

Building Case Studies 2011 SABAwards WInning Projects Cadillac Fairview Daylighting strategies HVAC system Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC RBC Centre Toronto Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co Architects Inc


Autodesk University 2011 - 02

Revit OpEd

This morning I was introduced to VEO. Most of what was discussed is still covered by a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). A few things are not. First of all a Twitter feed called @VEO News is not “them”, them being M-Six. M-Six is the creator/developer of VEO (pronounced Vay-Oh, Spanish for “see”).

Autodesk University 2011 - 00

Revit OpEd

It's that time of year again. Jim Balding ( The ANT Group ) was kind enough to let me ride along with him on Sunday morning. We arrived a little after 1 PM. We ran into Robert Yori and Roberto Mencarini (SOM) almost as soon as we started wandering.

Construction Marketing Advisors Recognized as Top-Agency by BtoB Magazine

Construction Marketing Blog

Construction Marketing Association Marketing Awards Awards Construction Marketing Advisors Top Agency 2011Construction Marketing Advisors, agency partner to the Construction Marketing Association (CMA), was recently recognized by BtoB Magazine as a Top-Agency for 2010.

RTCUSA 2011 - Speaker Ranking

Revit OpEd

News Update RTC USA 2011RTC just released a newsletter, arrived via email tonight. Here's the top 10 speakers with a tie for first! Congratulations to the following speakers who provided the top 10 presentations at the conference according to our respondents: Paul Aubin (Still Not Sharing Your Coordinates?). Brian Mackey (LAB: Nesting Families). Thomas Weir (LAB: BIM for Wood Structures). Robert Manna (Panelize This!

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RTC USA 2011 Early Bird Window Closing Fast

Revit OpEd

RTC 2011 RTC USA 2011Phil posted this at Arch|Tech and I couldn't say it all any better so here it is again.echoed: FYI!

Revit Schmevit - Go See Steve Shell at RTCUSA 2011

Revit OpEd

If you aren't sure about attending RTCUSA 2011 in Huntington Beach, CA this June.maybe getting to see Steve Shell (the Rock-n-Roll Revit Architect) and Shell Shock will help make up your mind?? News RTCUSA 2011 RTC2011

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Revit Technology Conference - USA 2011

Revit OpEd

RTC 2011Just a quick note to say that Registration is getting close, just a few things to sort out. Hoping that it will be able to go live this week. We'd also like to acknowledge Nick Kramer with HMC Architects who stepped up to volunteer with the schedule and programming efforts. He and Jim Balding actually used Revit to organized the program and schedule. As a result of Nick's hard work and eagerness RTC has decide to welcome him onto the committee more formally. Thanks Nick!

Instance Parameter Comparison Revit 2012 and 2011

Revit OpEd

The manner in which Revit reacts to Instance Parameter changes to families you place has changed from version 2011 to 2012. In the past Revit regarded the changing of an instance parameter as though it was more important than the default value the family is supposed to use.

Home Energy Credits Still Available for 2011

Green Home Design Architect

The 2011 credit rate is 10 percent of the cost of qualified energy efficiency improvements. If the total of nonbusiness energy property credits taken in prior years since 2005 is more than $500, the credit may not be claimed in 2011.

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2011 SAB Award Winning Project - Affordable Housing Bellechasse

SAB Magazine

Building Case Studies 2011 SAB Award Winning Project 2011 SABAwards WInning Projects Affordable Housing Bellechasse environmental sustainability LEED for Homes certification multi-family social housing Preservation and rehabilitationThis is a multi-family social housing development located close to downtown Montreal. It incorporates an abandoned utility building that served previously as a hospital.

2011 SAB Award Winning Project - VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station

SAB Magazine

Building Case Studies 2011 SAB Award Winning Project 2011 SABAwards WInning Projects LEED Platinum low VOC materials VIU Deep Bay Marine Field StationThe Vancouver Island University’s [VIU] Deep Bay Marine Field Station is a new 1,200 m2 facility located on a three hectare unserviced waterfront site at the south end of scenic Bayne’s Sound, 65 km north of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

RTC USA 2011 Registration is Open

Revit OpEd

Registering now qualifies for Earlybird pricing (until April 8, 2011) Visit the Revit Technology Conference site (US Event) Register to Attend (USA) RTC is the midyear "fix" for Revit "addicts" between Autodesk University. Registration RTC 2011Subject line says it all! You can Register for the event now!

Restaurant Construction Franchise on the Rise – Where do you start?

Commercial Construction

As suggested in my 2011 commercial construction trends blog post, there seems to be a rise in new restaurant construction, particularly among franchise restaurants. Franchise restaurants are the rise, like this new Mrs. Fields that Englewood Construction built in Orland Park Mall.

Commercial Construction Best Practices: Why one Chicago Commercial Construction Firm Melted for These Cupcakes

Commercial Construction

Nothing says you completed a successful education construction job more than thank-you cards from these Bright Horizons kids…. Cupcake restaurants are hot right now in restaurant construction trends. In fact, Chicago cupcake restaurants and food trucks are popping up all over the place.

Early Deadline for the Construction Marketing Awards is September 2!

Construction Marketing Blog

Time is running out in order to receive the early deadline discount for the 2011 Construction Marketing Star awards and for the Construction Marketer of the year award. Mail-in submissions must be postmarked by September 15, 2011. ATTENTION!

CAD Shack: AUGIWorld August 2011 Issue Released!

CAD Shack

Wednesday, August 24, 2011. AUGIWorld August 2011 Issue Released! 2011 Shack-Daddy. Collaboration is more than just a tidy word to describe diverse users working together toward a common goal.

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Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: Earth USA 2011

Green Home Building

October 23, 2011. Earth USA 2011. The Sixth International Conference on Earthen Building and Architecture, Earth USA 2011, met in Albuquerque, NM at the National Hispanic Cultural Center September 30 through October 2, 2011. Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture. Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices.

Hurry, CMA STAR Awards Final Deadline Friday Sept 16!

Construction Marketing Blog

As submissions have been pouring in, the staff here at the Construction Marketing Association is growing increasingly excited for the announcement of the winners October 30, 2011. Tomorrow, September 16, 2011 is the last day for submissions to be postmarked or date-stamped.