2013

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.

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. The following questions were asked: 1. Do you employ social media in your marketing program?

2014 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

Englewood Construction recently completed a Season’s 52 on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Upscale restaurants will be a growing trend in 2014. We are coming into the final stretch of 2013, a year that has been rather good for the commercial construction industry.

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

Carol Hagen

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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You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

3D Concrete Printers!

Collaborative Construction

A new generation of built industry professionals continue to push the envelope when it comes to the use of concrete as a building material. In the video embedded below researchers described leveraging 3D Printer technology to delivery ever more complex concrete solutions.

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How Do You Get Construction Management Work?

Constructonomics

The title of this post is very important. If you just glanced at it, you may think it reads, “How To Get Construction Management Work” But of course this is not the case. It reads, “How Do You Get Construction Management Work?”… ”… with a question mark!

Digital Dryshack #63: Agile Project Mangement

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

I had the opportunity while on vacation in Southern Utah recently, to talk with a veteran project manager in the high-tech field. My friend has managed projects for two of the most recognizable names in tech for more than ten years.

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Why Mistakes In Proposals Don’t Matter…and What Does

Help Everybody Everyday

When I first interviewed for my job, the Director of Marketing at the time told me one of her biggest frustrations was mistakes in proposals. She wanted mistake-free proposals. And I was on board with that idea.

Karuna House Becomes the World’s Greenest House

Jetson Green

Karuna House, a single family residence which stands on the hilltops of Yamhill County, Oregon has received the Passive House (PHUIS+), Minergie-P-ECO and LEED for Homes Platinum certifications. It is the only house in the world to receive all these hallmark certifications of green building.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

By Business Facilities Staff. From the July/August 2013 issue . Every year, we treat our Rankings Report as a work in progress. We’re always striving to refine and expand our rankings categories, looking for the most valid metrics to justify our evaluations.

Foundations

John Chaney

Last week when I was preparing for a couple of weeks on the road I wrote about why I value the trade show experience. Now I’m right in the middle of that experience and loving it, despite a hoarse voice and sore feet.

Social Media For Construction – 2013 Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

To further understand the use of social media 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?

Six Ways to Control Rising Commercial Construction Costs

Commercial Construction

The summer construction season often brings rising costs. Englewood recently began work on Season’s 52 in Chicago. Construction season is upon us, and you know what that means…rising commercial construction costs.

Winning Projects with Interactive Construction Presentations

Carol Hagen

Turn Your Whiteboard into a Touch Pen Display. Construction presentation effectiveness is the difference between winning and losing a project. Since Powerpoint came on the scene, the innovative contracting firm has mastered storytelling and realizes than communication is a two way street.

Integrated Procurement Laws

Collaborative Construction

As regular readers know I''ve been retained by Middlesex University out of London to deliver content related to the new MCs in BIM Management and Strategy offered by MDX. The csourse explores BIM from three primary perspectives, technology, management and strategy.

Junk Science And Heat Island Effect: The Unintended Consequences of Reflective Pavements

Green Building Law Update

Among the most interesting exhibitors at the recent Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia may have been the Asphalt Pavement Alliance challenging what we thought we knew about urban heat island effect with new research from Arizona State University.

Going Up? That’s Going To Take A While

Constructonomics

Over the last century there have been plenty of construction blunders that have left people asking “how could that happen?” Thanks to some overzealous developers in Spain, we are left asking that question once again.

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Digital Dryshack #62- Viewpoint User Conference 2013 Recap

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

Just in case you missed it, Viewpoint Construction Software recently held its annual User’s Conference 9/24-9/26/2013 in Portland, Oregon.

The Shocking Proposal Trick You’ll Be Talking About For Weeks

Help Everybody Everyday

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion for SMPS Philadelphia. bridgingthegap @SMPSPhilly great panel, @matthandal is the man — wcla1401 (@wcla1401) November 13, 2013. One of the panel members was a marketer named Andy.

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Artist Builds His Home From Recycled Shipping Containers

Jetson Green

Julio Garcia, an artist, architect and designer famous for his mixed media prints built for himself a home and studio from shipping containers in Savannah, Georgia.

Commercial Real Estate Recovery To Accelerate In 2014

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Posted by Heidi Schwartz . Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL) research experts have polished off the firm’s crystal ball and it reveals a clear path to stronger performance expectations for commercial real estate in 2014.

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.

The Importance of Online Reviews For Construction Brands

Construction Marketing Blog

The local search war for construction and construction-related brands is heating up and rankings in search engine results pages (SERPs) are increasingly important. One element of your local search-ranking factor is the number and quality of reviews your business receives.

Englewood Commercial Construction News: Two of the Best Words in Business…We’re Hiring

Commercial Construction

As commercial construction news reports say business continues to pick up, we are happy to see some new faces around the office at Englewood Construction. That’s right; we are adding staff to our national commercial general contracting firm in what has been a very robust period of activity.

LinkedIn Secret Tools for Construction Business Owners and Business Development

Carol Hagen

In my attempt to help others leverage LinkedIn it dawned on me just how unfamiliar most construction business owners and their business development staff really know about LinkedIn and the apps that utilize it’s information.

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More Science Deniers in the Green Movement

Collaborative Construction

The violent green advocates opposed to genetically modified foods have committed multiple acts of eco-terrorism over the years. Violence seems to be the last refuge of the science deniers these days. My question is why green advocates hate the children so?

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Green Building is Now the Law in Dallas

Green Building Law Update

Dallas has now accepted the first building permit applications under its green building ordinance. Dallas is one of the first major cities in the nation to implement comprehensive mandatory green building standards for both all new residential and commercial construction.

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Buildings Can Improve Patient Care

Constructonomics

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Digital Dryshack #60, First look: Viewpoint Mobile Field Manager (MFM)

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

We recently attended a demonstration of Viewpoint’s new Mobile Field Manager, its new jobsite data collection software. MFM is an efficient, tablet-based system that captures employees’ cost-coded time info, job productivity, and Daily Report data, all in one easy to use platform.

How Much Traffic Should Your Website Really Get?

Help Everybody Everyday

There’s a lot of advice on how to get traffic to your website. But how do you know whether or not your firm’s website gets enough? You could easily spend $30,000 or even $100,000 on a flashy new website. But if not enough people see it, is all that money really worth it?

Shipping Container Cabin in the Woods

Jetson Green

When Kam Kasravi and Connie Dewitt were faced with the decision on how to build a cabin on their woodland property in the Santa Cruz mountains they first considered buying a prefab house.

Crank out green kilowatts with wind turbines

Nuts and Bolts

The following post is by Liz Nelson : When it comes to renewable energy sources, the first two that are predominately on the minds of many is the use of solar panels and wind turbines. For wind turbines, the principle is the same that you see in every gasoline guzzling car.

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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.