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5 CPA Tips for a Great Tax Season in 2017

You’ve probably set tax preparation appointments and worked with a few clients already. But there’s still time to hone skills, streamline processes and avoid problems that slow down productivity. Whether your office is buzzing or you’re waiting for clients to arrive, here are 5 tips to help this tax season go off without a hitch. […]

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Did the Presidential Election Change the Future of Sustainable Design?

The 2016 political climate suggests that Americans are bored and suspicious about sustainability. Now, after years of regarding sustainable design as the way of the future, architects are concerned that the whole mindset is in jeopardy. But leaders in architecture and sustainable design aren’t giving up. The presidential election isn’t the only example of ecology […]

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Save the Date: 2017 Women’s Leadership Summit

Leadership, creativity and innovation rule the 2017 AIAWLS summit. The 2017 American Institute of Architects Women’s Leadership Summit (AIAWLS) will be here before you know it. The 2-day Creating Tailwinds conference is scheduled for September 14-17 of next year in Washington DC. Here’s what’s happening now. Speaker Proposals are Now Open but Act Quickly As […]

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Thought Leader Series: Everything You Need to Know About Getting Listed on Google Maps

Todd Jamieson is the President at EnvisionUP and has extensive experience in Internet Marketing, Web Development and Local SEO. To learn more about Todd, visit his company’s website at EnvisionUP.com. In 2007, Google changed the way their search results displayed with the introduction of the Universal Search. This new search layout allowed users to search […]

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4 Ways to Make Your Workweek More Productive

Everyone wants a more productive workweek, but not everyone is sure how to get it. Engineers are typically busy folks, but busy doesn’t always mean efficient. And efficient doesn’t mean packing as much work as you can into your day. Efficiency and productivity mean working well or working smart. It’s about getting the most out […]

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Expert Interview Series: Rod Sutton How the World of Construction is Changing

“When the day is over, you have built something of lasting value that is useful to society. You have made a positive change that can be seen and used.” That’s what Rod Sutton, the editorial director of Construction Equipment, sees as the most rewarding part of a career in construction. Read on to learn more […]

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Expert Interview with Brian Oram on Environmental Consulting

When it’s time to evaluate soil or manage wastewater at a job site, you’ll want to call in an expert like Brian F. Oram, professional geologist and owner of B.F. Environmental Consultants. Inc., which offers geological soils and hydrogeological environmental consulting services. We recently checked in with Brian to learn more about the type of […]

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6 Tips for the Business Side of Architecture

For all that you studied in college, there’s one thing that you might never have learned in order to earn you architecture degree. The business side of architecture is as important as your skills, but it’s something that most professionals have to cultivate on their own. To get you started on the right foot, here […]

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Do Computers Hurt the Design Process?

Computers have a definite place in architecture. They help carry out some of the work, which lets creative thinkers focus more on what they do best, which is solve problems and design. Digital technology makes things easier. But that’s not always a good thing. Sometimes, it’s the struggle that gives birth to creativity. They are […]

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Top 5 Career Skills for Architects and Engineers

In our current economy, companies are trying to do more with less. Every team member – even those who don’t routinely interface with external customers – is asked to contribute directly to the bottom line. For many, including occupations like architecture and engineering, this means being good at the technical aspect of our work is […]

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