Social Media in Construction 2013 – Infographic

Construction Marketing Blog

In September 2013, the Construction Marketing Association conducted the second annual survey of construction professionals regarding their use of social media. For more details, view the: Social Media Summit 2013 – Webcast Summary.

Social Media in Construction 2013 – Infographic

Construction Marketing Blog

In September 2013, the Construction Marketing Association conducted the second annual survey of construction professionals regarding their use of social media. For more details, view the: Social Media Summit 2013 – Webcast Summary.

Social Media For Construction – 2013 Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

In 2013, Twitter replaced Facebook in the number 2 spot. Notably, blogging jumped from 5th place in 2012 (14%) to 3rd place (29.8%) in 2013. The amount that are receiving no results is down from 17% in 2012 to 7% in 2013.

Construction Marketing STAR Awards: 2013 Call For Entries!

Construction Marketing Blog

The 2013 Construction Marketing STAR Awards have begun! The annual Construction Marketing STAR awards and the Construction Marketer of the Year Awards announce a CALL FOR ENTRIES with early entry deadline of September 6, 2013.

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. What is your most important marketing priority for 2013?

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Commercial Construction Predictions and Trends for 2013

Commercial Construction

Michigan Avenue in Chicago is seeing a mix of high-end retailers and value retailers, a trend that will continue in 2013 in markets across the country. However, what will be different in 2013 is that these two types of retailers will coexist in the same location.

Australia Wins Solar Decathlon China 2013

Jetson Green

Winners of the Solar Decathlon China 2013, Team UOW (of University of Wollongong and TAFE Illawarra Institute) was the first Australian team to have ever won a place in a Solar Decathlon final and was the largest student-run competition that the UoW has ever entered.

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CMA STAR Awards Final Entry Deadline: September 27, 2013

Construction Marketing Blog

Submit your entries before the FINAL entry deadline: September 27, 2013. A) You can pay for your entry or entries by the deadline and complete your submission by October 1, 2013! Judging will be completed by October 31, 2013.

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The Most Successful 2013 Commercial Construction Trends

Commercial Construction

With 2013 behind us, we wanted to look back at the year that was in the commercial construction industry. Some of the 2013 commercial construction trends we predicted came to pass, some were more significant than we originally thought they would be and others emerged that caught our attention.

New Resource- 2013 Contractor’s Marketing Handbook

Construction Marketing Blog

Trends show that the building industry is taking steps to recover and will continue to improve throughout the rest of 2013. For more information, or to place an order for The New 2013 Contractor’s Marketing Handbook- How to Build An Automatic Lead Generator , please visit the author’s hompage.

Social Media Summit 2013 – Webcast Summary

Construction Marketing Blog

With the increasing use and prevalence of social media, it is no surprise that the 2013 Social Media Summit for Construction was the greatest attended event in CMA webcast history. The results of CMA’s 2013 national social media survey were presented.

Construction Industry Bounces Back in 2013

Constructonomics

With the first quarter of 2013 already behind us the construction industry finally appears to be on a path of recovery and growth now that the recession appears to have ended. The industry has continued to add jobs each month throughout the first quarter of the year and construction spending during the first two months of 2013 is 6.6 Labor Department’s employment report for March 2013 states that 18,000 jobs were gained during the month in the construction industry.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

From the July/August 2013 issue . The Lone Star State, our 2013 State of the Year, continued to show dominance across several of our flagship rankings categories, something you would expect from the nation’s most dynamic state economy. By Business Facilities Staff.

CMA STAR Awards Best-In-Show 2013

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association is proud to highlight the Best-in-Show of the 2013 Construction Marketing STAR Awards. With a total of 22 awards, McGraw-Hill Construction is the 2013 CMA STAR Awards Best-in-Show.

CMA STAR Awards Best-In-Show 2013

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association is proud to highlight the Best-in-Show of the 2013 Construction Marketing STAR Awards. With a total of 22 awards, McGraw Hill Construction is the 2013 CMA STAR Awards Best-in-Show.

AGC – Job Order Contracting Webinar – March 12, 2013

Building Information Management

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Webinar: Job Order Contracting. Job Order Contracting (JOC) is an innovative delivery method focused on the renovation and repair of large facility infrastructure under a long-term contract.

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AGC – Job Order Contracting Webinar – March 12, 2013

Building Information Management

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Webinar: Job Order Contracting. Job Order Contracting (JOC) is an innovative delivery method focused on the renovation and repair of large facility infrastructure under a long-term contract.

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Social Media Summit 2013 – Webcast Summary

Construction Marketing Blog

With the increasing use and prevalence of social media, it is no surprise that the 2013 Social Media Summit for Construction was the greatest attended event in CMA webcast history. The results of CMA’s 2013 national social media survey were presented.

2013 CMA STAR Awards – Winners Announced

Construction Marketing Blog

Winners of the 2013 CMA STAR Awards and CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR Awards have been announced! 2013 CMA SUPERSTAR and STAR Award Winners by category are as follows: Category. The STAR awards recognize excellence in 16 marketing categories and 78 sub-categories. CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR recognizes top brands, companies or individuals by region. SUPERSTAR and STAR (first place/second place respectively) are awarded for each sub-category.

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CFMA 2013 Annual Conference: What’s In It for Me?

Carol Hagen

The 2013 CFMA conference is going to be EPIC. Each year the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) gathers the best speakers, trending topics and resources together at their annual conference and exhibition.

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FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Awards

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

From the March/April 2013 issue. And now, without further ado, here are the winners of our 2013 Economic Development Awards. Business Facilities congratulates all of the well-deserved winners of our 2013 Economic Development Excellence Awards. By Business Facilities Staff.

Team Austria Wins Solar Decathlon 2013

Constructor Magazine

Nineteen collegiate teams from across the country and around the world competed in 10 contests over 10 days.

3 Reasons to Change Your Construction Accounting Software

John Chaney

Throughout the year, I talk to a lot of construction business owners and accounting staff who are considering a change in their construction accounting software. I’m occasionally asked by companies, particularly those on the proverbial fence, why they should make a switch.

Top 10 Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2013

Construction Informer

For remodelers and builders alike, it may be instructive to see the 2013 trends Neil Kelly Company is calling out, especially with potential game changers like granite loosing popularity. It’s that time of year when the predictions for the next year start flowing.

Construction Budgets, Projections & Software

John Chaney

With November here I know that many companies, including my own, are looking at their 2013 costs and revenue, and determining 2014 forecasts and budgets.

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#2 Hazard Communication: Understanding Top OSHA Violations of 2013

The Safety Blog

Check with us every Wednesday for the rest of the year as we understand the Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2013.

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4 Mistakes to Avoid in Construction Bidding

John Chaney

I’m pleased to introduce Byron Largen, CPA from Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP (MCM) , as this week’s guest blogger. MCM is a CPA firm with a team of accountants dedicated to construction accounting.

Top 10 blog posts from 2013

BD+C

BD+C editors and our contributors posted hundreds of blogs in 2013. Here''s a recap of the most popular topics. They include valuable lessons from one of the first BIM-related lawsuits and sage advice from AEC legend Arthur Gensler. Body Image: read more.

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#4 Respiratory Protection: Understanding Top OSHA Violations of 2013

The Safety Blog

With 3,879 citations in 2013, General Industry regulation 29 CFR 1910.134 Respiratory Protection was the fourth highest cited violation for the last fiscal year. Check with us every Wednesday for the rest of the year as we understand the Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2013.

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CMA STAR Awards: Previews and Tips – Webcast

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association is proud to continue the CMA STAR Awards in 2013! CMA Chairman Neil Brown will offer up some insights including sharing past winners, answering frequently asked questions (FAQ’s), and providing some recommendations for winning in 2013! “

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Cloud Software Conclusions

John Chaney

I’m constantly amazed by the speed with which new technology and new devices are reaching the marketplace. It was only a few years ago that the iPad debuted, but tablet sales have grown so fast that now more than one-third of adults in the U.S. own one.

Advertising Construction Products and Services Survey

Construction Marketing Blog

The results of the survey will be presented at the Advertising Best Practices for Construction Webcast on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 1pm CST. Construction Marketing Outlook 2013 – Survey Results.

2013 CMA STAR Awards – Winners Announced

Construction Marketing Blog

Winners of the 2013 CMA STAR Awards and CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR Awards have been announced! 2013 CMA SUPERSTAR and STAR Award Winners by category are as follows: Category. The STAR awards recognize excellence in 16 marketing categories and 78 sub-categories. CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR recognizes top brands, companies or individuals by region. SUPERSTAR and STAR (first place/second place respectively) are awarded for each sub-category.

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3 Approaches to the ‘New Normal’ of Business Development

John Chaney

As the construction industry comes out of some tough times, business development is playing a larger role in the day-to-day activities of construction companies. Now that we’re seeing signs of life, contractors are moving from cost-cutting mode to “get-work” mode.

ABC Green Home Wins Best Zero Net Energy Home Design at PCBC 2013 Golden Nugget Awards

Jetson Green

To provide an opportunity to educate and train people about sustainable living, the home will be on display at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine for the rest of 2013, including the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 that will be held on October 3-13, 2013 at the same location.

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Top 10 green building projects for 2013 [slideshow]

BD+C

The projects will be honored at the AIA 2013 National Convention and Design Exposition in Denver.

Advertising in Construction [INFOGRAPHIC]

Construction Marketing Blog

To further understand the use of advertising in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals in 2013.