AECCafe Guest Blog
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 www.deltek.com.
April 23rd, 2015 by Megan Miller
Each year, there is that one trade show that management flags as a top priority. It costs $50,000 to sponsor and participate. And each year, when asked how much business your A&E firm drives from that event, you have no idea.
Sound familiar? We’ve all been there.
But what if you could show that participation generated more than $1 million in work? Or conclusively prove that your firm loses money on the show and would be better off investing in other marketing efforts? It is possible.
March 30th, 2015 by Megan Miller
We have all heard the old saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” But, do you have all of your work tied up in one client? Or too few clients?
If the market collapse of the early 2000s taught us anything, it was that a client can stop a project or walk away at any time. There is no such thing as a safe project or safe client.
As the industry continues to recover, it may be time for you to take a second look at your clients and the services you provide them.
February 27th, 2015 by Greg Sweeney AIA, LEED AP
Race fans at this year’s Rolex 24 At Daytona got a sneak peek into Daytona International Speedway’s DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. The west end of the frontstretch grandstands, containing 40,000 new seats, wider concourses and two injector entrances officially opened, while construction continues on the reminder of the facility. The project will be complete in time for next year’s 54th running of the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 58th annual DAYTONA 500.
February 26th, 2015 by Megan Miller
The Annual Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study checks the temperature of the A&E industry with participating firms of every shape and size throughout the United States and Canada.
Last year, Deltek’s Annual Clarity A&E Industry Study, painted a picture of an industry on the rebound, but with room for improvement. Firm financial performance was on the rise and participants predicted work would grow over the next 18 months, with more than 58% of opportunities in the private sector.
This year, Clarity will examine the industry in even greater detail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo 01: Aerial View of the Project
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.