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Contractors, What’s Keeping You Up at Night? (and How To Rest Easy)

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You know the drill...you go to bed exhausted after a long day of dealing with (sometimes irate) customers, staying on top of paperwork, scheduling jobs, managing employees and generally tearing your hair out. But can you fall asleep and rest easy? If you’re like most constructioncontractors, probably not ... because you’re still thinking about your business and all the little things that can go wrong. Read More »

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Einstein was Right - A Case for Contractual Collaboration

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Marketing professionals in the A/E/C industry are usually at the forefront of team structuring, but unfortunately, often less involved at the formal contractual stage.Understanding the history, pitfalls, and potential for changing the way project delivery teams are configured can help them realize the opportunities for creating truly integrated teams. Read More »

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Prepare Proactive Communication for a Crises on Public Projects

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The public sector—whether at the federal, state, or municipal level—provides great sources of revenue for businesses in the A/E/C sector. However, as many companies have learned the hard way, public projects offer a unique set of complexities, especially when a crisis arises. These projects often require delicate relationship management, because companies must not only answer to their clients, but when public funds are involved, they end up answering to the general tax-paying population as well. Read More »

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LinkedIn Profiles That Sell Thought Leadership

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Marketing professionals can play a key role in helping their technical professionals build LinkedIn profiles that are effective as sales tools. Some of your firm’s staffers may know enough about LinkedIn, and be convinced enough of its importance, to maintain their profiles themselves – maybe with some advice from you. However, others may not want to learn the finer points of LinkedIn, or simply won’t get around to keeping their profiles updated on their own. In these cases, the profile owner could grant the marketing staff access (through a temporary change to his password) whenever significant updates need to be made, such as adding another white paper or e-book to the Publications section of the profile. Read More »

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Construction Blogs Exposed

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A/E/C firms should be using social media. We don’t need to read another article convincing us to take the dive into Twitter or watch another presentation about sashaying into the world of Facebook. For most companies, social media has become just as mainstream as the trusty press release and company Web site. Read More »

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Content Marketing to Protect Bread-and-Butter Practices

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Just about every A/E/C firm has them: Practice areas that involve the same straightforward work over and over. It could be the design of a big-box store, distribution center, or commuter transit station. Maybe it’s contaminated soil testing, air quality assessment, or the design of a standard system for HVAC, fire suppression, or lighting. Not exciting, maybe, but these bread-and-butter practices are often essential to a firm’s success. Read More »

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