Downtown Transit Center Awarded ACEC/VT Grand Award

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On June 9, the Green Mountain Transit Downtown Transit Center was recognized with a Grand Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont at their annual Engineering Excellence Award Gala. The new Downtown. All Awards Projects

Confidence in construction markets is high among U.S. engineering leaders: ACEC survey

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engineering firm leaders expressed newfound optimism in the current status and future potential of primary markets, according to the latest Engineering Business Index (EBI), just released by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). which was the lowest score since ACEC launched the EBI in January 2014 In the midst of political and economic uncertainty, U.S.

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ACEC Colorado Presents Annual Engineering Excellence Awards

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The program annually recognizes consulting engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value

At first buoyed by Trump election, U.S. engineers now less optimistic about markets, new survey shows

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engineering industry following the election of Donald Trump has moderated, according the latest survey of engineering firm leaders by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC The enthusiasm that surged through the U.S.

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ACEC & AIA Presentations

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I recently had the privilige to present at a 1 1/2 day conference sponsored by the ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies www.acec.org ). I presented my firm and my one and only full Revit project (slated to be occupied 09/2007!) as a case study of early adoption of BIM and Revit as our tool of choice. The presentation went very well and I received lots of great feedback afterwards!

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ACEC Colorado Honors Gary Reynolds of UCCS With General Palmer Award

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The association's General Palmer Award is given to an engineer who has made a significant contribution to Colorado

Main Process Train Project Awarded Engineering Excellence Award

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All Awards Water & Wastewater Treatment ACECOn April 19, DC Water’s Biosolids Program Main Process Train project was awarded a Grand Award for Design and Engineering in the Water category by the American Council of Engineering Companies. The awards recognize preeminent.

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Engineering firm CEOs upbeat about financial performance, industry employment

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They also see strong signs of recovery in industry employment, this according to the latest ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI), which charts the health of the engineering industry. engineering firm CEOs remain encouraged about overall company performance and market trends.

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Texas ACEC to host Morrissey Goodale's "One-Day MBA" seminar.

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PSMJ Resources Inc. Survey Finds that Overall Economy Continues to

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, July 27, 2011. PSMJ Resources Inc. Survey Finds that Overall Economy Continues to Languish but A/E Industry Tells a Somewhat Different Story. PSMJ’s latest Quarterly Market Survey shows gradual strengthening and optimism It is no secret that the overall U.S.

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PSMJ Resources Blog: 5 Keys for Multi-Project Success

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, February 6, 2012. 5 Keys for Multi-Project Success. Attempting to plan and manage projects in isolation is like using GPS to drive in traffic with your eyes closed. Plan thoughtfully, expecting change. Multi-project management requires each project to be consciously planned and executed to a much higher level than necessary to complete it in isolation.

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PSMJ Resources Blog: Architecture Firms Rebound in November

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, January 12, 2012. Architecture Firms Rebound in November. The American Institute Architects’ Architecture Billings Index reported substantial gains for the month of November - the strongest since the fourth quarter of 2010. While inquiries for new projects also increased sharply, the biggest gains were seen among residential and commercial/Industrial firms, and those in the Southern U.S.

PSMJ Resources Blog: 5 Reasons NOT to ?Tweet,? ?Blog,? ?Like.

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, April 23, 2012. 5 Reasons NOT to “Tweet,” “Blog,” “Like,” “Bookmark,” or “Share” It’s tempting to jump on the bandwagon. According to a 2011 survey by Knowledge Architecture, of 266 A/E firms profiled – of varying size – approximately 57% are actively using social media.

PSMJ Resources Blog: Effective Project Managers Need Authority

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, March 26, 2012. Effective Project Managers Need Authority. Clients want strong project leaders rather than mere project “administrators” who’ll simply manage things and move them around. They especially want a project manager who has the authority to impel the project through her firm; someone who can commit the firm’s resources.

Contracting Reform Amendment Clears House; ConstructionPro Week Profiles 14 Other Proposals Potentially Affecting the U.S. Construction Industry

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1960) that the House approved earlier this month to allow prime contractors to count small business subcontracting at all tiers to meet federal small-firm participation goals, a proposal supported by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

PSMJ Resources Blog: PSMJ Tips: The Latest Trend: QR Codes in.

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, August 27, 2012. PSMJ Tips: The Latest Trend: QR Codes in Proposals. QR codes offer a quick link to the virtual world. Their. possibilities are endless. A QR (Quick Response) Code is a. two-dimensional barcode designed to carry significantly more data than a normal barcode, and can be scanned both horizontally and vertically. Originating in Japan in the early 90s, the QR was used as a tracking.

PSMJ Resources Blog: Tips on Reading the RFP

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Tips on Reading the RFP. Usually, a client’s Request for Proposal is read by one person while sitting an office. The decision of whether the project is doable or not, is based on one person’s interpretation of the document.

Do your potential successors fit this bill? If not, move on!

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, October 31, 2011. Do your potential successors fit this bill? If not, move on! The retirement wave has officially begun in the A/E industry. Since 2007, the percentage of employee turnover attributable to retirement or health issues has almost doubled. Yet the number of principals who have prepared ownership or leadership transition plans has actually dropped since 2007.

PSMJ Resources Blog: Good Project Management is Good Risk.

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, September 12, 2011. Good Project Management is Good Risk Management. Most risks are foreseeable and responsive to thoughtful project management. • Accept only the right clients, then the right projects. Require a retainer from new clients to be credited to the last invoice. A retainer larger than the maximum anticipated WIP and Aged AR may be appropriate.

PSMJ Resources Blog: XL Insurance Enters Collaborative.

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, August 3, 2011. XL Insurance Enters Collaborative Agreement With PSMJ Resources, Inc. to Advance A/Es Risk and Practice Management. XL Insurance’s Design Professional group, specializing in professional liability insurance for architects and engineers and a part of the global underwriting operations of XL Group (NYSE: XL), and PSMJ, Resources, Inc.,

PSMJ Resources Blog: Become a Master of the Client ?Touch"

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, July 25, 2011. Become a Master of the Client “Touch". Reaching out to your clients is not an optional activity for a project manager. You have to stay in contact, even after you have finished a project. A client touch is any contact made with the client in an effort to strengthen the relationship. Try to keep these contacts quick and meaningful.

PSMJ Resources Blog: PSMJ Resources, Inc. Announces Winners.

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, July 18, 2011. PSMJ Resources, Inc. Announces Winners of 2nd Annual Premier Award for Client Satisfaction.

Retaining Focus on Key Clients Results in Long-Term Loyalty

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Retaining Focus on Key Clients Results in Long-Term Loyalty. With the economic turbulence of the Recession, many clients are searching for ways to cut their costs. Combined with increased competition for fewer opportunities, many A/E/C firms perceive a decline in client loyalty.

PSMJ Resources Blog: PSMJ Resources Inc. Announces 2011.

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, October 6, 2011. PSMJ Resources Inc. Announces 2011 Award Winners at Breakthrough 2012 Conference in Chicago. Awards were given to 54 top A/E industry firms for outstanding financial and customer service performance PSMJ Resources, Inc.,

PSMJ Resources Blog: 10 Strategies to Stay Connected With Your.

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, October 3, 2011. 10 Strategies to Stay Connected With Your Clients. Though most of us went to school because we love to design or build things or engineer them, we are in a “people business.” ” Relationships are the foundation of successful projects. But, do we really understand what it takes to form a real connection with our clients?

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Declines in Design Activity Suggest a Bumpier Road to Recovery

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Declines in Design Activity Suggest a Bumpier Road to Recovery. The American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Billings Index indicated weak business conditions for the month of May. This marks the second month in a row of decline; a discouraging sign considering the 5-month recovery streak in the months prior.

PSMJ Resources Blog: Breakthough 2012

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Breakthough 2012. Hear why Dave Burstein thinks you should attend Breakthrough 2012 in October! Posted by. PSMJ Resources, Inc. 11:05 AM. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). PSMJ is on Facebook! Check out PSMJs Facebook Page. Subscribe To PSMJ Resources, Inc. Posts. Posts. Comments. Comments. What we read. My PSMJ. AEC Insight.

PSMJ Resources Blog: Breakthrough 2012 Pre-Conference

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, August 25, 2011. Breakthrough 2012 Pre-Conference. Hear why Frank Stasiowski thinks you should attend! Posted by. PSMJ Resources, Inc. 10:35 AM. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). PSMJ is on Facebook! Check out PSMJs Facebook Page. Subscribe To PSMJ Resources, Inc. Posts. Posts. Comments. Comments. What we read. My PSMJ. AEC Insight.

PSMJ Resources Blog: 2012 Construction Project Management.

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, June 19, 2012. 2012 Construction Project Management Benchmark Survey - By Software Advice. Software Advice is hosting a survey about construction project management. The poll includes questions about project management processes and best practices, that will be used to develop a benchmark report in August 2012. This survey should take roughly 10 minutes to complete.

PSMJ Resources Blog: PSMJ Tips: Set Expectations and Collect for.

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, October 8, 2012. PSMJ Tips: Set Expectations and Collect for Changes. For many firms, the difference between profit and loss on a. project is the ability to collect for extras and changes. Give these.

PSMJ Resources Blog: 5 Ways PMs Can Demonstrate Leadership

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, December 28, 2011. 5 Ways PMs Can Demonstrate Leadership. Be well-read. Reading provides you with an important skill for today’s manager: the ability to see linkages between unrelated events. Improve your language skills. You are increasingly called upon to express yourself in reports, letters, presentations, and interviews.

PSMJ Resources Blog: Residential Construction Continues to Struggle

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, October 27, 2011. Residential Construction Continues to Struggle.

PSMJ Resources Inc. Announces 2010 Circle of Excellence

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PSMJ Resources conducts more than 200 educational seminars and conferences annually, supported by major professional societies, including AIA and ACEC. PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PSMJ Resources Inc. Announces 2010 Circle of Excellence Newton, MA—May 25, 2010—PSMJ Resources, Inc., the premier management consulting firm for the A/E/C (architecture/engineering/construction) industries, today published the 2010 PSMJ Circle of Excellence.

PSMJ Resources Blog: PSMJ Tips: Proposals, Presentations.

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, October 1, 2012. PSMJ Tips: Proposals, Presentations, & Language Barriers. Type “language barrier” into Google and you’ll be surprised at. the large number of entries describing terminology barriers in. professional disciplines such as medicine or science. It exists in. architecture and engineering as well, and must be considered when.

PSMJ Resources Blog: PSMJ Tips: Branch Managers - Mini CEOs

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, September 24, 2012. PSMJ Tips: Branch Managers - Mini CEOs. When a firm begins the transition from one leadership. generation to another, the most important decision is deciding who will. be the next CEO. A logical choice is a branch manager. These individuals are likely CEO candidates because they have been serving in such a. position on a regional basis.

PSMJ Resources Blog: PSMJ Tips: New Project Delivery Methods.

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, September 17, 2012. PSMJ Tips: New Project Delivery Methods = New Risks. The thought of a multi-billion dollar project stretching a. decade or more sounds exciting. It keeps your employees working, guarantees revenue, and makes your firm’s status shine. More and more, projects of this size are being delivered as public-private partnership.

Keep Your Subconsultants in the Loop - PSMJ Resources Blog

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, September 5, 2012. PSMJ Tips: Keep Your Subconsultants in the Loop. Failures by your subconsultants can lead to serious liability. claims and potential losses. Your first line of control over potential. risk is a well-written agreement. But you can also avoid problems with. proper communication. Make sure your expectations are clear, and follow. the points below.