Construction Marketing STAR Awards: Call for 2012 Entries

Construction Marketing Blog

The awards are sponsored by the Construction Marketing Association with early entry deadline of September 7, 2012. The annual Construction Marketing STAR awards , and the new Construction Marketer of the Year™ Awards honor marketing excellence of construction industry professionals.

CMA STAR Awards – 2012 Winners Announced

Construction Marketing Blog

Winners of the 2012 CMA STAR Awards and CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR Awards have been announced. The STAR awards recognize excellence in 16 marketing categories and 81 sub-categories. CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR recognizes top brands, companies or individuals both by region.

CMA STAR Awards Best-In-Show 2012

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association is proud to highlight the Best-in-Show of the 2012 Construction Marketing STAR Awards. With a total of 24 awards, McGraw-Hill Construction is the 2012 CMA STAR Awards Best-in-Show.

Construction Marketer of the Year 2012

Construction Marketing Blog

As we continue to highlight winners of the 2012 Construction Marketing STAR Awards, one of the most prestigious categories of the program is the 2012 CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR, awarded to the top entries in each region. CMA STAR Awards – 2012 Best-In-Show.

Social Media in Construction – Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

To further understand social media use in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals. The following questions were asked: 1. Do you employ social media in your marketing program?

Revit OpEd: 2012 Central States Revit Workshop - Omaha, Nebraska

Revit OpEd

Tuesday, September 18, 2012. 2012 Central States Revit Workshop - Omaha, Nebraska. It runs this Friday and Saturday at the Mid-America Center (September 21 & 22, 2012). Introducing Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 Now Shipping. ▼ 2012. ► August 2012. (17).

Omaha 20

Breakthrough Marketing Plans for Construction Brands

Construction Marketing Blog

With only 3 months left in 2012, construction marketers are analyzing this year’s marketing and reflecting on what worked and what didn’t.

Plans 119

Construction Industry LinkedIn Statistics

Carol Hagen

Citation: Construction Industry Linkedin Statistics by Country April 24 2012,, viewed 24th April, 2012, Are there countries (or cities) you need the numbers on? LinkedIn is being embraced by the US Construction Industry.

Inbound Marketing in Construction Survey

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association is conducting a national survey on the use of inbound marketing in the construction industry. The survey addresses types of inbound marketing, content, the effectiveness of inbound marketing strategies, and measurement.

NAHB Green Remodel of the Year 2012

Jetson Green

This is one of the NAHB Remodeling Projects of the Year 2012 by Rocking Horse Redevelopment out of Phoenix. The New American Home at IBS 2012. Located in the Marlen Grove neighborhood at 5701 N 10th Street, the home has been certified to the Emerald level by the NAHB.


Construction Marketing Outlook 2013 – Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

To further understand the construction marketing outlook for 2013 in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals. The following questions were asked: 1.

Budget 127

Demand For Efficient Life-Cycle Building Management Processes – BIM, JOC, IPD – FIATECH PRESENTATION – 2012

Building Information Management

Critical components of CONSTRUCTION PROJECT success include communication, collaboration, a defined mutually agreed upon operating relationship and an associated fully defined project scope of work… all of which are largely determined by the construction delivery method.

IFMA 2012 – World Workplace and BIM

Building Information Management

On my way back from IFMA 2012, which included the initial meeting of the BIMLO committee/group. This is a group focused upon BIM and life-cycle operation of the built environment. Interestingly enough IFMA’s definition of facility management is virtually equal to that of BIM.

Market Research In The Construction Industry

Construction Marketing Blog

Market Research is the process of gathering information about your customers, competitors, markets, trends, and related information. There are several options for gathering information about customers and their buying preferences and purchase intentions.

Why Construction Brands Should Consider Pinterest

Construction Marketing Blog

Who says B2B companies can’t use Pinterest ? Why on earth would an architecture, engineering or construction firm consider it? Believe it or not, more B2B companies are finding pinterest to be very effective in their digital marketing strategies.

MINExpo 2012: Hyster Tire Handler

Construction Business Owner

Hyster demonstrates a tire loader for mining haul trucks at MINExpo 2012


Collaborative Construction Blog: BIM Workshops Scheduled with.

Collaborative Construction

Wednesday, September 26, 2012. will be presenting at the 9th CITA BIM Workshop in Dublin, Ireland on October 24, 2012. September 28, 2012 11:59 AM. ▼ 2012. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Collaborative Construction Blog.

An Unorthodox Trend in 2012 Commercial Construction

Construction Informer

There are 424 billionaires in the United States, and in 2012 Americans spent a record 170 million on Halloween. By Quinn Dawson Apple grossed over $28 billion in quarterly profits for 2011. So if a red fruit is your logo, you have a silver spoon or you are a distributor of Halloween costumes, you are most [.]. Industry construction forecasts

Trade Show Marketing Best Practices

Construction Marketing Blog

To view all CMA STAR Award winners, read CMA STAR AWARDS – 2012 Winners Announced. Trade shows and events are staples of construction marketing, and often one of the top budget line items.

Social Media Summit for Construction Brands | Webcast

Construction Marketing Blog

The free webcast for members and non-members is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 1 pm CDT. In 2012, he published the book, Tools of the Trade: Modern Marketing for Construction Brands.

Is Direct Mail Dead?

Construction Marketing Blog

Learn more about direct mail here from the Direct Marketing Association or attend the DMA 2012 Conference & Exhibition. Direct mail continues to lose allocations of marketing budgets to digital media. So is this medium still viable?

Link Building Advanced: Submission Tips and Tricks

Construction Marketing Blog

Per our previous blog, on Link Building Basics , building links, inbound links, or back-links to your website and/or blog are key to building search authority and improving rank in search engine results pages (SERPs).

Site 105

2012 on ExtranetEvolution: stats

Extranet Evolution

2012 was the first full calendar year for ExtranetEvolution on WordPress, and I have just been looking at my annual statistics from Google Analytics, and comparing the year’s traffic with that of 2011 ( post ). During the year, the blog delivered 82,936 page impressions (up over a third on the near-60k recorded in 2011), generated from 25,608 unique visitors (up from 23,746).

Construction Photography Best Practices

Carol Hagen

Construction Firms often use photos to showcase their work. It’s a visual testimonial to the expertise and capabilities of the contractor and their team.

4 Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Hosting Service

John Chaney

In the construction business, there are rarely ever any easy decisions. As companies adopt web-based construction software , they find themselves faced with a number of not-always-easy decisions surrounding where and how to host their applications and data.

Project Delivery Methods of the Future – IFMA World Workplace 2012 Paper and Presentation

Building Information Management

Project Delivery Methods of the Future - IFMA WORLDWORKPLACE 2012 – San Antonio, TX . IFMA OCTOBER 2012. IMFA – Presentation. Job Order Contracting (JOC) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) converge with Cloud Computing, Big Data, and BIM.

Project Delivery Methods of the Future – IFMA World Workplace 2012 Paper and Presentation

Building Information Management

Project Delivery Methods of the Future - IFMA WORLDWORKPLACE 2012 – San Antonio, TX . IFMA OCTOBER 2012. IMFA – Presentation. Job Order Contracting (JOC) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) converge with Cloud Computing, Big Data, and BIM.

Construction Thought Leaders on LinkedIn

Carol Hagen

What if all construction industry thought leaders were on LinkedIn? LinkedIn recently added the ability to follow people you may not be connected to, that are classified as thought leaders ( [link] ).

AGC 88

Cloud Computing and the Construction Industry (part 2)

John Chaney

Last week I discussed three of the biggest perceived reasons why companies hesitate to put their data in the cloud or rely on cloud-based construction software. By perceived, I mean reasons that are based on impressions, sometimes false impressions, of what cloud computing is all about.

How to Decrease Commercial Construction Costs by Reusing the Right Items

Commercial Construction

When converting a grocery story into the new headquarters of Englewood Construction, many existing materials were reused, including this concrete floor, which received a face lift with a new stain.

Commercial Construction Predictions and Trends for 2013

Commercial Construction

It seems like we made commercial construction predictions for 2012 just yesterday, but once again, it’s time to put on the fortune teller hat and look into our crystal ball for 2013 commercial construction trends.

Better Project Management through Better Communication

John Chaney

Last week, I discussed three important areas of project management and ended by briefly discussing project communication – or the glue to a project. Hopefully, you’ve had the chance to consider how deliberate your project communications are.

Construction Cost Estimating Software vs. Spreadsheets – State of the Nation 2012

Building Information Management

4d 5d BIM Construction Cost Estimating Construction Delivery Methods Cost Engineering - BIM / High Performance Buildings Cost Estimating Cost Estimating and Efficient Project Delivery Software Delivery Method IPD / Lean Construction Job Order Contracting JOC 2012 best construction cost estimating software cost estimating software integrated project delivery IPD job order constracting spreadsheets

2012 in Review: Structures That Set Records

ENR Construction

A look back at features on world record structures and machines. Infrastructure

Texas Is Business Facilities’ 2012 State Of The Year

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

“Texas is our 2012 State of the Year because it without a doubt has the most dynamic economy of any state in the nation,” Business Facilities Editor in Chief Jack Rogers said. Runners-up in the 2012 State of the Year contest included Louisiana, South Carolina , Georgia and Utah.

Texas 56

Home Furnishings – Aerin Lauder launching Home-Furnishings Company in 2012

Ramsay Home Building Blog

You have to head over to Aerin Lauder Launching Home-Furnishings and Fashion Company in 2012 to read the full article. From our friends at There’s some fashionable news on the interior design front.

News 25

Asite heads list of collaboration vendors vying for Construction Computing Awards 2012

Extranet Evolution

The shortlists for the 2012 Construction Computing Awards have been published, and reveal many familiar names vying for “Hammers” across equally familiar ranges of sometimes overlapping categories. Conject formally completed its UK name-change from BIW Technologies Ltd at the start of September 2012 when the UK-registered company rebranded to conject Ltd.