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ConExpo/AGG 2014 – It’s a BIG A$$ Show!

It only happens every three years that the construction world converges at CONEXPO-CON/AGG,  but when it does – its a big, BIG show.  This year, 2014, there are approximately 2,400 […]

The Excel Exception

Everyone knows the Excel paradox, right? That it makes no sense to export info from a database to a spreadsheet. Not only is it an exercise in redundancy — there […]

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February 2014 Newsletter

2014 Will be “the” year? | World of Concrete | Augmented Reality and 3-D printing is the future for construction | Why is there a labor shortage? | Tips and Tricks for Sage 100 Con & 300 CRE

What Project Management is NOT

A role, a department, a phase? It’s typical in any size company – large or small – to become compartmentalized, and operate in informational silos. There are so many reasons […]

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January 2014 Newsletter

LAI January 2014 Newsletter: Future of Construction 2014 – Boom or Bust | Tips + Tricks for Sage 100 CON, 300 CRE, and Estimating

IMHO: Your Construction Company Needs to Do (a Little) Social Media Marketing

It has been my (marketing) experience that Accounting and Construction industries are generally slow to adopt any Social Media (SM) strategies. While the Construction side is quickly realizing the benefits […]

Tales of Construction: Vampires, Beer Bottles, and Legos

By Joanie Hollabaugh What is it about the year ending that makes us so attracted to lists, oddities, and strange humor? I admit I am far from immune from enjoying […]

“Lien” Management

Hail, Lien Caesar! The mechanic’s lien can be traced as far back as the Roman Empire. Under Roman civil law, architects, suppliers and laborers had preference over all other creditors. […]

The Importance of a 20-Day Preliminary Notice, or the Medusa Metaphor

Managing subcontractor compliance reminds me of the Greek mythological story about Medusa. What doesn’t kill you will protect you. In the end game, the purpose of the 20-day preliminary and a mechanic’s lien is to a) protect the subcontractor’s right for payment and b) also to notify owner of all of his obligations on the job (often the GC hires all of the subs and the owner is unaware of whom is doing what work).

10 Ways Your Integrated Software System Can Pay for Itself

Worried about a return on your software investment? Here’s 10 reasons that may change your mind and improve your business processes!

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