2012

Social Media in Construction [INFOGRAPHIC]

Construction Marketing Blog

In September 2012, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national 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?

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.

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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.

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.

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

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

Modular Building as an Emerging Construction Industry Choice

Constructonomics

When business owners and potential home owners envision building an office or residence or expanding on an existing structure, they often limit themselves to traditional construction methods. But modular construction has become a fast-growing, cost-effective trend for many builders.

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Humpty Dumpty BIM

Collaborative Construction

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!

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Want Clients To Believe Your Proposals? Use This Font.

Help Everybody Everyday

Recently, the New York Times conducted an interesting experiment. They wanted to figure out if their choice of font had any impact on whether readers believed statements they made. What they found is going to blow your mind. The Experiment.

Digital Dryshack: Pricing Policy for our Upcoming Estimating Database Tools: All for $0

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

While driving down to the Bay Area for the ENR Future Tech conference in San Francisco, Rob & I took the opportunity to discuss several aspects of our business, and the industry in general. One thing our Business Consutant had asked me about recently was our plan for selling some of the new estimating database tools that Rob has been developing. So I asked Rob about his vision for our target market and an approximate fair value sales price.

Modular Container Home Built in Boulder

Jetson Green

There’s a container house in Nederland , Colorado, and soon there will be one in Boulder, too. It’s believed to be the first such project in Boulder, and showcases a design by M.

Is Your Roof in Good Shape? - Julian Construction Blog

Julian Construction Blog

by Shawn Kyles Roofs are designed to protect a structure from the elements, especially water. They can be built using various types of materials such as slate, rubber slate, wood shake, asphalt and metal. Whatever materials

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?

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.

Cloud Computing and the Construction Industry

John Chaney

A while ago, I read an article called 3 Reasons Your Company Still Hasn’t Moved to the Cloud. As a provider of cloud-based construction software , I’ve heard many reasons why companies don’t want to move to the cloud, most of which can be put into two categories: real and perceived problems.

Top 30 LinkedIn Groups for Construction Business Development

Carol Hagen

LinkedIn has become the place for networking with the construction, architecture and engineering industries. With over 3,122,108.

A Brief History of Asbestos: When Did We Learn It Was Toxic?

Constructonomics

If you work in the construction industry, chances are you have heard of asbestos. Asbestos is a fibrous, naturally occurring mineral that was once used extensively in various construction materials like insulation, cement and roofing.

A Green Building Game of Thrones : Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

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Frack it! Let's save the planet.

Collaborative Construction

I chuckled - more than once -as I read the article linked below. Watching a green advocate like Bjorn Lmoborg realize Fracking is as a (SMART)X Game Changer is exciting. Glad to see a few synapses still firing in few heads in that arena.

Did You Exchange A Walk On Part In The War For A Lead Role In A Cage?

Help Everybody Everyday

Believe it or not, there is something marketers can learn from Pink Floyd’s album, Wish You Were Here. It stems from this important question, “Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?” ” How Syd Appeared While Fronting Pink Floyd.

New Revit Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2013 are available

BIM & Beam

Autarkhome: Sustainable Floating Passivhaus

Jetson Green

This is a floating home that is entirely self-sufficient and docked in Maastricht, Netherlands. Designed by Pieter Kromwijk and referred to as Autarkhome , the solar-powered project was built to the Passivhaus standard and is 10 times more energy efficient than the average dwelling of similar size.

Julian Construction Warns Homeowners To Watch For Mold - Julian.

Julian Construction Blog

Construction Company Advises On Indicators and Handlings For Household Mold LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction ([link] a general construction and foundation repair specialist company

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.

How to Create a Successful Restaurant Construction Schedule

Commercial Construction

To ensure your restaurant opens on time and within budget, make sure you have your delivery dates nailed down and align yourself with an experienced restaurant construction firm. We recently gave a restaurant trade magazine some tips on budgeting for a restaurant construction timeline.

Top 5 Trends in Construction Software

John Chaney

There’s a saying that I’ve heard over the years, “write about what you know.” So, I’d like to take this week to talk about a subject I really know – construction software – something I’ve been doing for more than thirty years. Construction Management with John Chaney

The Construction Office Imperative: Digitize, Go Paperless and Mobile

Carol Hagen

Construction companies are bombarded by documents daily and making those documents electronic will reduce paper right? Not so fast. According to this Digital Landfill article “77% of invoices that arrive as PDF attachments get printed. 31% of faxed invoices get printed and scanned back in.”

Hospital Design And Its Tie To The Healing Process

Constructonomics

When it comes to measuring the success of a hospital building design , it’s to little surprise that strides are typically attributed to the doctors and nurses and the equipment and medicines available. And they certainly should be. But what about the building itself?

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Army To Continue Pursuing LEED Gold and Platinum : Green.

Green Building Law Update

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Cultural Change. How do you do that?

Collaborative Construction

As a collaborative consultant who routinely advocates clients adopt innovative and disruptive technologies and business processes I encounter the "culture excuse" on a regular basis. Of course, the built industry as a whole uses the "culture excuse" to flee change and does so with alacrity.

15 Grammar Goofs That Make Your Marketing Look Silly

Help Everybody Everyday

It wasn’t until I got into the A/E/C marketing world that I learned how poor my writing really was. Comparatively speaking, it was outstanding from the get go. But once I realized how critical writing is to this job, I raised the standards I set for myself.

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Digital Dryshack: ENR Future Tech conference 2012: Future of Construction Technology

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

We just returned from ENR Future Tech conference in San Francisco, which was mainly geared to future technology in the construction industry. My goals for Rob & me were to make us think, and to generate ideas to help us provide more valuable services, with a higher level of expertise and broadened perspective, to our clientele. I wasn’t disappointed. A quick 30,000 foot overview of only a few highlights from its lightng-fast program: Brian David Johnson, (Intel Corp.)

Five-Star Luxe Container Hotel in China

Jetson Green

Halfway across the globe in a rural village outside of Changzhi in China, a developer was inspired by emergency housing made with shipping containers in Japan and decided to build a five-star hotel out of them, according to CNN Go. The hotel — ??????,

Julian Construction Informs Public Of Different Foundation Types.

Julian Construction Blog

Effort To Increase Awareness Of Potential Foundation Problems In Homes LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction ([link] a foundation construction and repair company in southern California, has

Social Media Survey Available for Construction Professionals

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association is now conducting a national survey on social media. Find out what social media networks your construction marketing peers are implementing, and which ones are working, by taking a quick and anonymous survey.