Raising Your Project IQ

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In past years, IQ has been used as a measure of a person’s intelligence with regard to their education and general problem-solving skills. Groups like MENSA require a minimum IQ for entry, making it like a gated community. While it seems that those with a high IQ are truly gifted, if they don’t apply it […]

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Driving Your Project Efficiently

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I recently took a road trip, using a major highway to reach a destination that was about 5 hours away. My car has an automatic transmission, and happens to come with cruise control. For long trips, cruise control is amazing. It can help relieve the fatigue that comes from having to constantly adjust your foot […]

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Fresh Starts with Project Management Assistance

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The New Year is on its way. Many people are preparing their list of life changes: weight loss, exercise, the ridding of bad habits. It’s a convenient and opportune time to make a change, because of the symbolism that writing a new number for the year represents. In 2016, thousands of people will stop smoking, […]

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Project Certainty and Satisfaction

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“Certainty” is a word that describes a specific type of relationship between entities. It denotes a relationship that is safe and steadfast, where both parties are trusted not only with sensitive information, but with the ability to use that information in an effective and appropriate manner. It’s more than just a word; it’s a key […]

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Coordinating the Perfect Balance

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Athletes train for years to get into, and then reach, a peak physical condition for whatever they’ve decided to undertake. Football players, depending on their position, do weight training, flexibility exercises, and endurance trials. Ballerinas practice for twelve hours a day to maintain perfect poise and position, while accomplishing gravity-defying choreography. Name an athletic activity, […]

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The Joy of Organized Transparency

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Christmas tunes often tell you exactly what the writer means to say – someone wants a hippopotamus for Christmas, someone else wants their two front teeth. Bells attached to a one-horse sleigh will jingle in a jolly way as a journey is made through the snow. One song, however, tells the story of a child […]

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Construction Experts vs. Expertise

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The construction market has changed. Construction technology has brought a lot of experts; however, expertise is what builds this business (pun intended). Back in the day, a hand shake meant something and integrity was the way a business would reflect adversity. Technology has created silos of income streams. If those streams are left uncovered, the owner is left […]

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Linking Construction Documents

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Linking is the key to measure twice and cut once! Stories of linking and time saving is all over the internet, how to build teams with correct information. Clarkson Construction sites countless hours saved. The key is how to share and how to closeout with those documents. Where does the lost email stream, how do I protect […]

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Overcoming the Challenges: Site Licenses for Construction

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Is collaboration among your team the biggest challenge? What about high costs and wait time from overnight delivery or keeping your spreadsheets organized? Do you always have the wrong information going to the project site/team? Site licenses should include the problems solved by data exchanges and technology deliverables; but at what cost? Searching for the most up-to-date information […]

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Efficient BIM Sharing and Collaboration

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BIM is in every conversation we have about construction documentation – the necessity of the interaction and the delivery of the model. OAC groups have different conversations about the model, “What do we do with the BIM model after the project, sharing, and collaboration?” Many models are cumbersome; owners feel isolated and seek to understand the cost, […]

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