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Megan Miller
Megan Miller
Megan Miller is a senior product marketing specialist for Herndon-based Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, and can be found at

Beat the Winter Blues – Boost Professional Goals by Optimizing Your ERP

January 20th, 2015 by Megan Miller

Does winter weather have you feeling down? Combat the dark days before spring by focusing on ways to feel empowered and work smarter.

Here are some steps that can help you boost professional goals by optimizing your ERP, no matter what the weather looks like outside.
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How Will You Measure Success in 2015?

December 23rd, 2014 by Megan Miller

‘Tis the season for budgeting, planning and forecasting. As you huddle around conference tables setting goals, establishing plans and directing your future for 2015, have you outlined how you will monitor your progress?

What are the key performance indicators (KPIs) that are vital to monitoring your success throughout the year? Selecting the right KPIs gives you visibility into the bright spots and areas of risk at any given time. With performance indicators that are measurable and meaningful, staff can rally behind goals and have a clear understanding of what success looks like.

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Architectural Paradox: the Gellerup Park in Denmark

December 22nd, 2014 by Frederick Rickmann

Article source: AFR ThinkingUrban

Throughout Europe, the 60’s and the 70’s saw a rapid expansion of residential building. In Scandinavia as in most other countries, some of the best planning skills and architectural talent were geared to creating large areas of housing. The modern movement was in full cry and dwellings for all sections of society were erected. Now, only 40 years later, the towering ambitions of the architectural profession are being demolished.

Demolishing Gellerup Park Denmark 2014

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4D BIM Planning Process used at RNEST Refinery, Brazil

September 19th, 2014 by Gabriel Henrique Ferreira Gonçalves

Project Data – Implementation of Delayed Coke Units and Regenerative Caustic Treatment at Abreu e Lima Refinery in Ipojuca-PE / Brazil. Considered by Petrobras the most modern refinery built in national territory, with capacity to process 240 thousand oil barrels per day.

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 Photo 01: Aerial View of the Project

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Is PSA Software the Key to Solving AEC Firms’ Bottom-line Profitability?

August 7th, 2014 by Mike Salem

AEC firms face constant challenges balancing budgets and getting projects completed on-time and on-budget. Precious time is often lost when project managers manually work on support functions and administrative tasks (i.e. assigning specific projects to different people, over/under budgeting, not logging in time efficiently, etc.), putting a wrench in workflow and profitability goals. Operating these tasks manually is costly, time-consuming and can be prone to errors. A recent survey on [1] revealed small business owners collectively waste four billion hours of company time annually by spending too much time on back-end support functions and administrative tasks. A manual approach keeps AEC owners and management from focusing on what’s important – their core business processes.

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A Conversation with Keith Bentley: The Evolving Form Factors of Computing

August 6th, 2014 by Keith Bentley

CTO Keith Bentley walks through the evolving form factors of computing that led to his co-founding of Bentley Systems, helped shape the company’s development work the past 30 years, and will continue to have an impact on its strategies going forward.

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Advancing BIM Toward “Level 3”: Compounding Benefits

August 4th, 2014 by Greg Bentley

Among the multitude of viewpoints regarding a “new level” of BIM aspirations, I would like to offer Bentley Systems’ perspective, as a leading software provider dedicated to “sustaining infrastructure,” on how and why the advantages at each BIM advancement can accumulate exponentially.

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Urban Campus Concept Leads to Better Work Life Balance

August 4th, 2014 by Lori Dowd

The modern workforce has shifted its focus to better work life balance. As a result, businesses are looking to developers to innovate the physical work environment.


In a series of interviews with StoryTrack’s video production team, Clark Machemer, Vice President of The Rockefeller Group, explains how the urban campus is allowing companies to attract and retain top talent, by catering to their professional and personal priorities. And will also allow companies to continue their growth trajectory for the future.

Lori Dowd: What is the driving force behind the innovations in design and engineering for corporate America.

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Building Information Modeling Q+A

July 12th, 2014 by Andy Smith
  1. What is BIM?

BIM is most recognizable as a product and collaborative process.

As a product, BIM becomes a Building Information Model – a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. As such it serves as a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility, forming a reliable basis for decisions during the facility’s lifecycle from inception onward[1]. A Building Information Model includes 2D and 3D computer graphics enriched with non-graphic attribute information describing the components of the design. It may be requested as a project contract deliverable, provided during facility handover, and used for operations.

As a collaborative process, BIM becomes Building Information Modeling – a process by which a group of designers, contractors, material suppliers, and facility owners work together, sharing information about the project. Advanced BIM offerings provide a collaborative process featuring an increased depth of information modeling – beyond design visualization to performance simulation, optioneering, and operational immersion – and increased breadth of information mobility, facilitating collaboration among multiple project disciplines from design through construction and operations.

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AECCafe Call for Bloggers – Extend Your Reach and Exposure!

March 21st, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Do you have something to share with the AEC community, such as opinions, thought-provoking topics, or commentary?, the leading architecure, engineering, and construction portal is seeking the following types of blogging contributor categories:

  • Industry Expert/Consultant Blog
    • Provide thought leadership, industry expertise
    • Benefit by promoting yourself and your expertise
    • No cost involved if the article is not promotional in nature
  • Guest Blog
    • Tied to an existing blog on AECCafe
    • Write one blog post or post periodically
    • No cost involved if the article is not promotional in nature
  • Custom Blog
    • Will have a unique name and identity
    • Produce at least one blog post per month
    • No cost involved if the articles are not promotional in nature
  • Custom Corporate Blog
    • Industry-leading companies, such as software and hardware vendors, service bureaus, etc.
    • Multiple logins for publishing blog entries from multiple authors
    • Cost is $700/month or $6,000/year.

AECCafe has 75,000 unique visitors per month; as well as 16,000 subscribers to our daily newsletter and AEC Weekly. Translation: People like to spend time at AECCafe.

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