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During the month of December I had the opportunity to sit down over pints with several folks in our industry and talk about the current state of affairs. There’s no question that this is the worst that many of us have seen in our careers. But some of the things I’ve learned in St. Louis […]
Where is the next generation of Pete Hopps coming from? Before I explain that question — starting with answering “Who is Pete Hopp?,” I need to set the stage. In late 2010 I suggested that we needed an industry forum to address issues such as labor, the project award environment, inclusion, and the political environment. Any […]
In the last couple of weeks our industry has seen examples of the good, the bad, and the ugly. 1.) Good: The St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers held a workshop on “Partnering: Best Practice from the Construction Industry Institute and Practical Industry Applications.” It included successful partnering applications here, a partnering expert from Norway […]
What will be the role of “Web 2.0” and “Social Media” be in the construction industry, and why should you care? In the August 3rd issue of Engineering News-Record there was an article on Textura, a construction e-commerce firm with 38,000 users, including 25% of the ENR Top 400, that’s venturing into social networking. The […]
This article on by Tom Finan on branding for construction companies appeared in the May, 2009 issue of Contractor’s Compass, official magazine of the American Subcontractors’ Association. PDF of ASA Branding Article .
When Dan Tumminello tells you that you need to try the ribs at Pappy’s Smokehouse, you can forget about ordering the pulled pork. Pappy’s, the quirky little place owned by champion barbecue chef Mike Emerson, is located on a little cul de sac called Cardinal off of Olive near St. Louis University. Pappy’s has no […]