Construction Industry

A Change in the Tides

This past weekend, the The Today Show reports that thanks to the Recovery Act that road construction projects are up from 1,750  to 10,700 during their coverage of President Obama at the ground breaking of the 10,000  project in Ohio. Are you seeing the impact of the recovery act in your  area? Is there an...

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The Brand Constructors welcomes ABC to New Orleans!

We’re pleased to welcome the ABC Education Conference to New Orleans. Welcome to the Crescent City where we’re sure you’re fall in love with our city’s charm, people, food, music, and culture. For the conference goers, we’ll see you there. You can see our presentation in the Tech Theater on Thursday morning. We’re presenting “How...

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Demolition is Fun!

Recently a few run down buildings in the neighborhood were torn down. The first is an apartment complex just across the street from our office building. It looked like it was falling down before Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and it only got worse. Occasionally, a porch would fall down and expose more of the wreckage...

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Site Banners at Night?

Do you have a banner or sign with your company logo on your job sites? If you don’t, you should. It’s cheap advertising. For a few hundred dollars, you can print a couple of signs to advertise your company. This will help build your brand with your customer base because they will see the type...

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10 Construction Projects That Broke the Bank

A co-worker found this great article on How Stuff Works.com about the 10 Construction Projects That Broke the Bank which includes a project that lasted from 1991 to 2007 that put 10 lanes of Boston Traffic underground. This project, nicknamed “The Big Dig”, was originally estimated at $2.6 billion and was completed at $14.8 billion....

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Construction Awards: Why Submit?

One of our clients, Barriere Construction, has been on an award winning spree! Our team helped Barriere win 7 awards for two of their projects this fall including the ABC National’s Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for Infrastructure/Heavy, NAPA’s Quality in Construction Asphalt Award, and South Central Magazine’s Best of 2009, Award of Excellence-Transportation. This...

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SMPS

I was recently introduced to a great networking and educational group called the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS for short). You may think, why should I care, I’m in construction and that’s an association for you. I agree with you, I would not introduce you to the American Marketing Association (AMA) or American Institute...

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