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10 Ways to Continue to Prioritize Your Wellness and Stay Connected & Creative

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2,080 miles apart, friends and CMG colleagues Tiffany Berergon (New Orleans) and Kate Murphy (Seattle) bonded instantaneously four years ago over a love of analog snail mail and an appreciation for life’s little moments. This bond has only strengthened this past year, and while we have continued to stay in touch with pen and paper,…

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Technology and the Future of the Construction Industry

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The future is unknown. Nobody can be sure what tomorrow holds, yet we constantly hear that the construction industry is in a period of disruption. So, what is happening, and how will this impact the industry incumbents? To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld about the future, there are known knowns; there are known unknowns and unknown unknowns….

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Conducting Client Surveys in a Pandemic

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When the pandemic lockdown first happened last March, I had just completed several client surveys for our AEC clients and was about to launch several more. But I had to hit pause. It seemed a bit inappropriate to be asking university facilities people about their experience with ABC firm when they weren’t even sure they…

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2020 Reflections & Outlook for 2021 

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2021 has started with a mix of excitement, fear, and relief. We’re all delighted to be here if just to get out of 2020, but we have challenges ahead. For those of us who work in creating the built environment, those challenges are both obvious and perhaps yet to be seen. We’ve all been walloped…

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New Realities: Climate Action in Challenging Times

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue of climate change and the need for climate action had risen to the top of the list of priorities for many AEC firms. Many architects, engineers, and contractors have seen their work significantly altered from natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, or wildfires, as well as the impact of climate…

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New Realities: Leadership Lessons on Firm Culture

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Ten months into the COVID-19 pandemic, most organizations have figured out the mechanics of remote work. We all miss face-to-face interaction, but we’ve found enough benefit in a remote-work mode that we’ll never return to the old normal: a distributed workforce is here to stay. For example, Ascension Health, one of the largest U.S. healthcare…

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