Posts by Doug Reed

Danger! Technology Disrupts AEC! Urgency, and Solution

If you’ve been in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry for a long while, you’ve probably seen a lot of change. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) were part of the last technology revolution. State-of-the-Art design is 4D (time) and 5D (cost) but has only been embraced by a minority of firms…

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To change or not to change. How does it impact your future?

Do you contribute to a 401(k)? Do you have a mortgage and plan to have it paid off someday? These thoughts and actions we take or don’t take, are related as we must start now, to protect our interests later. How about your career and business interests? Do you constantly work to improve you, your team,…

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DB: A/E Business Viability Risk or Sustainable Practice?

2016 DBAssociationTranssurvey

What has the A/E industry learned after 30 years of Design-Build and CM-at-Risk infrastructure projects? The industry has learned that owners love it. And, they have learned that it has stung many A/E firms.  It is clear that the owners are the winners, not A/E firms. Must A/E firms continue to be the victim or…

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Making Money Leads to Good Things

Doug Reed and Chuck Berry

New projects are exciting and new business is necessary for survival. If you don’t take the time to scope the project and price it right, you’ll lose more than profit. Can your firm afford to lose its good reputation, be known for providing poor service and, thus, create low staff morale? Oh, by the way,…

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Your firm is missing revenue if junior staff isn’t billable

The best use of technical staff is to be billable, right?  One needs more technical and managerial experience to be effective at sales, right?  Yet, there are 3-4 times more junior staff then senior staff. If you could get that many more people driving sales just how fast can you go? Lucky for me I…

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