With all of the architecture and engineering industry-related content published on this blog in June, 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. 5 Steps to Unrivaled Competitive Research – With the high degree of disruption happening in the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industry, seeking and leveraging competitor intelligence is more valuable than ever. Whether ensuring that your firm is prepared to respond to disruption or gathering information that will help your brand become the disruptive force, it’s well worth your time and resources.
9. How to Turn Your PMs into Seller-Doers – Many small architecture or engineering firms can’t afford the number of full-time sales people necessary to build the long-term, trusting relationships essential to success. Thus, principals at these firms are encouraged to look to their project and operations teams for help.
8. Gen Z is in the Building: How to Attract, Engage, and Retain the Next Generation of Employees – Many architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) firms are barely starting to crack the code on how to work with Millennials. And now, they have a new challenge on their hands: Gen Z. Gen Z will comprise 20 percent of the workforce by 2020, so there isn’t much time to get ready.
7. How to Make the Best Valuation of Your Firm – Small architecture and engineering firms owners are likely to be fielding offers again. So if you've been thinking of cashing in, it may be a good time to get a valuation. Also, beware of low-ball offers.
6. 9 Secrets to Holding Ineffective Meetings – Good meetings are organized, well facilitated, and have a clear, preconceived purpose. But there are always those meetings that seem like a waste of time from the get-go.
5. 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.
4. Do A/E Firm Leaders Allocate Their Time Effectively? – In any survey of a group of firms, each individual firm uniquely defines particular attributes and responsibilities, and then associates them with specific management positions. So, people from different firms with the same title may have significantly different responsibilities.
3. 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.
2. 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.
1. 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.
Thank you contributing to the growth of the PSMJ A/E/C Pulse blog in June 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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