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Take the time

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Take the time

By Chad Coldiron | Practice becoming a better communicator, and you’ll build better rapport and credibility with clients, colleagues, and just about everyone else.

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Liability for cost estimates/cost overruns

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Liability for cost estimates/cost overruns

Contract disclaimers reflect the reality that estimating is an art, not a science – and that design professionals cannot guarantee or warrant the actual costs of construction.

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Culture carrier: William Nugent

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Culture carrier: William Nugent

President and CEO of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (Northbrook, IL), a global firm that’s committed to helping clients solve, repair, and avoid problems in the built world.

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Give it the gas – or let off the throttle?

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Give it the gas – or let off the throttle?

By Mark Zweig | When times get tough, you have two choices: You can cut expenses and eliminate all investments, or you can double down on making improvements in your business.

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Increasing your firm’s retention

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Increasing your firm’s retention

Positively impact your firm’s retention rates by turning abstract ideas into actionable goals.

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