Category Archives: Construction

The Wonder of Self-storage Units

The Wonder of Self-storage Units and How Different Industries Can Utilise Them The self-storage industry has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent times, thanks primarily to innovation and marketing campaigns that have created a greater understanding of the benefits that units offer. More specifically, the industry has moved away from the notion that self-storage…
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Construction Study: Life After the Recession

Construction Study: Life After the Recession A newly published report, The Construction Ecosystem: Recession-Era vs. 2014, by construction software research company Software Advice shows how the construction industry has recovered from the recession that officially ended in 2009. The study is based on US Census Bureau data and the 2014 Inc. 5000 list. Some of the key findings from…
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Strategies for Successful Partnering

Strategies for Successful Partnering   I have helped several AEC firms in their efforts to partner up with each other. It is quite easy to imagine the benefits of partnering, but it is quite difficult to actually reap those benefits in real life. Experience has shown that different levels of partnerships have different success factors.…
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Are We on the Road to Sustainable Construction?

Are We on the Road to Sustainable Construction?   By consuming resources and creating pollutants and wastes, the construction of buildings and infrastructure has a dramatic effect on the environment. According to a report by the Willmott Dixon Group, around half of all global energy usage can be attributed to the construction industry. Similarly, an…
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