February 2019 Recap: The Top 10 Most-Viewed Blog Posts

PSMJ Resources, Inc.
Posted on: 03/01/19
Written by: PSMJ Resources, Inc.

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With all of the A/E/C industry-related content published on this blog in February 2019, it's easy to let some important articles slip through the cracks, and get lost in the clutter.  In an effort to keep you up-to-date on the hottest topics, PSMJ has compiled a list of our top ten most-viewed blog posts from last month. 

10. 20 Ways to Overcome Project Problems – No matter how carefully you plan your project and protect yourself against the possibilities of trouble, problems will arise. You will fall behind schedule, or you will run over budget. 

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9. How to Choose Your Next Generation Leaders – Have you identified those individuals who will step into greater leadership roles in the next few years, and are you specifically developing them for that transition? If not, what traits should you be looking for in selecting future leaders? 

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8. 9 Essential Skills of Highly Effective Design Leaders It is not easy to be the best. It requires hard work and a boldness of action that defies normal practice. Too many architecture and engineering firms are struggling to thrive and grow in today's economy simply because they haven't given enough attention to developing best practices.

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7. 10 Ways Your Firm Can Benefit from a Strategic Alliance – Forming a strategic alliance isn’t a walk in the park, but when it’s planned correctly and the parties commit the right level of leadership and resources, you can win work that was previously out of reach.

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6. Why is M&A So Risky? Because You’re Buying (or Selling) Air! – Well, not really. But, the message here is that, as one architecture or engineering firm acquires another, it isn’t buying much in the way of physical assets, patents, copyrights, and other intellectual property. In essence, it buys the people.

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5. PSMJ Research Shows Slowing Activity in Key MarketsDespite 2018 bringing architecture and engineering (A/E) firms some of the most robust market demand in years, they may not be so lucky in 2019.  

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4. Intellectual Property Rights: What Architects Need to Know – Architectural ideas are intellectual property just as much as a novel is the intellectual property of its author. In fact, one of Congress’s most important responsibilities is “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries,” as stated in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. 

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3. Recent A/E/C Mergers and Acquisitions in the News Here’s a recap of some of the latest A/E/C mergers and acquisitions that have been announced in recent weeks.

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2. Ten Characteristics of A Good Schedule – Is it really critical that an architecture or engineering project manager have a project schedule? Most clients and design firms will probably answer the question with “You must be kidding! Of course, you need a schedule, and a good one at that.

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1. 8 Tips For Making Your Strategic Planning Meeting A Success – People who think of “plan” as a noun tend to write a nice neat document, tuck it into a three-ring binder, and let it gather dust on a bookshelf while they make their day-to-day decisions and react to events with little or no thought to a long-term direction.

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Thank you contributing to the growth of the PSMJ A/E/C Pulse blog in February 2019! For an archived list of our past blog posts, click HERE. We look forward to continuing to bring you powerful tips and top news from the A/E/C industry.  

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