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Develop your strategic thinking

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Develop your strategic thinking

By Eduardo Smith | Strategic thinking enables us to enlarge the value and impact of our work, connecting it much more than a technical solution.

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Real collaboration: Mark Brumfield

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Real collaboration: Mark Brumfield

By Liisa Andreassen | CEO of HEAPY Engineering (Dayton, OH), a leader in sustainability, engineering, and commissioning solutions with a vision to build a more resilient and sustainable society.

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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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Who are you trying to sell to?

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Who are you trying to sell to?

By Mark Zweig | Marketing starts with identifying who your target clients are. Your entire business needs to be focused on them.

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Reach new limits: Aine O’Dwyer

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Reach new limits: Aine O’Dwyer

Principal and CEO of Enovate, a WBE/DBE/SBE firm that serves as a prime contractor as well as a subcontractor on city, state, and federal public agency and private projects.

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