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Special Report: Vectorworks Hosts Third Annual Design Summit

As an architecture student, you were exposed to a particular design software. Maybe it was one of the most well known in the field at the time. After graduation, when you joined an architecture firm or opened your own, you went with that software, right? Vectorworks wants to be the go-to BIM software for the AEC environment, and to change how you think about design software.

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19th Annual ALA Midwest Architecture Conference Set for October 2017

28 August 2017 — Architects can earn up to 7.5 continuing education credits in one day of educational sessions and networking opportunities at the 19th Annual ALA Midwest Architecture Conference, to be held Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 8 am to 7:30 p.m. at Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

The 19th annual conference, hosted by the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA), features a keynote address by Noah Biklen, AIA, LEED AP, Principal at Deborah Berke Partners. His talk, “Pushing the Envelope,” will focus on the recent work of Deborah Berke Partners, with particular attention to the firm’s unique approach to the building envelope and how it enables the firm to make and remake enduring places that are inclusive and public.

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Camarata Masonry Wins 2017 AMCH Golden Trowel Awards

In an effort to recognize and encourage excellence in all phases of masonry construction, the Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston (AMCH), in association with the Texas Masonry Council, bestow the Golden Trowel Awards. The Golden Trowel Award is given annually to an architect, a general contractor or owner, and a masonry contractor demonstrating excellence in their respective contributions to a masonry project deemed worthy by a distinguished panel of judges.

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Industry Outlook: A Rising Trend in Efficiency and Profitability

To be average is acceptable, but not optimal. A great way to improve profitability is to have a strong understanding of your firm’s financial metrics and accounting activities. This information isn’t only for executive-level leaders, either. Engineers at all levels can benefit from understanding what financials are tracked and how their performance helps move specific metrics.

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Dodge Data & Analytics and Dexter + Chaney Partner to Streamline Document and Bid Management Workflows

Dodge Data & Analytics and Dexter + Chaney, a leading provider of construction management software, announced that they will promote and provide Dodge PlanRoom 2017 to Dexter + Chaney subscribers. Dodge PlanRoom 2017 is a simple, secure service for contractors and subcontractors to connect and share project information and manage their bidding process in a convenient, online location.

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Landscape Architecture Firms Report Subdued Conditions

According to the newest American Society of Landscape Architects’ Business Quarterly survey, business conditions flattened for landscape architecture firms during the first three months of 2017. Firms reported a dip in billable hours and hiring plans for the first quarter, while inquiries for new work picked up from the previous quarter.

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