Do You Have What It Takes to Win the Silver Hard Hat Award?

The Construction Writers Association is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Silver HardHat Award and Hall of Fame Award. The CWA has awarded the Silver Hard Hat Award to more than 50 professionals since 1969 and the Hall of Fame Award had began as part ofthe CWA’s 50th anniversaryin 2008.

The Construction Marketing Association would like to share with you this opportunity to nominate outstanding individuals in the construction industry and in the CWA who you would like to recognize as a significant member of the construction industry. For details on how to apply, see the news release below.

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Construction Americas 2015 Expo a Success

Construction Americas ExpoThe inaugural Construction Americas Exposition, held March 26-27 in Miami was a great success!  The event produced by the OHL School of Construction at Florida International University was sponsored by Dodge Analytics, Bosch Power Tools, Digital Drafting Systems, and the Construction Marketing Association. The event was created and managed by the Construction Marketing Association.

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Don’t Overlook the Engineer in Engineering – A Recruiter’s Guide

In today’s world, the competition is stiffer than it has ever been. To get the best talent, therefore, you need to take steps to bring in the best engineers for your company. Below are some tips you can incorporate into your recruitment strategy.

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Need to Simplify Employee Timekeeping? Timesheet Mobile™ Nails It

Employee Mobile TimekeepingYou own a construction business and your electrical, plumbing, painting, and roofing crews are all over town at multiple sites performing various jobs. How do you communicate with and keep track of these employees that don’t report to your home office? The solution had better be user-friendly, reliable, and just like your guys, able to efficiently perform many tasks at once.

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Register for Construction Americas Expo – Receive Free eBook

Free Construction eBookSpecial Announcement from the Construction Marketing Association: Register to attend Construction Americas 2015 Expo, March 26-27 in Miami, and receive a free eBook version of our popular Tools of the Trade: Modern Marketing for Construction Brands ($79 Value)!

To learn more about Construction Americas 2015 Exposition, and how to get the Free eBook, read more.

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How to Improve Construction Proposal Success


Want a 10% increase in your proposal hit rate? What would this mean to you? A higher hit rate can ultimately mean a higher quality of life because you have left to worry about in the future. That 10% increase in proposal acceptance can also mean a larger selling price if you’re near retirement and you will get even more time to be doing what you want!

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Constructions Americas Announces New Premier Sponsors for 2015 Expo


In a recent news release, Construction Americas announces their full line up of  Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsors, including a few new sponsorships. We are excited to be in midst of the very best in commercial construction. Below is the full news release:

Construction Americas Expo Announces Sponsors

Miami, Fla.—February 6, 2015—A full compliment of sponsors are supporting the upcoming CONSTRUCTION AMERICAS 2015 Exposition, scheduled for March 26-27, 2015 at the U.S. Century Bank Arena at the FIU OHL School of Construction in Miami.

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Home-Improvement Startup Benefits Homeowners and Service Professionals

The Home-Improvement startup Inc was said to have been valued at $500 million by investors, making them a top competitor next to Houzz Inc. and Thumbtack Inc. launched in 2013 in Seattle and is now building its service faster nationwide and it’s free to homeowners.

Compared to Houzz Inc, which has raised most of its funding from private investors by $200 million, also give homeowners the ability to connect with contractors and other home-repair professionals. Anyone from an electrician, landscaper, or plumber near you can be found on

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2015 Construction Marketing Survey Results

Survey ResultsTo further understand current marketing plans and priorities in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals. The following questions were asked:

1. In 2015, will you increase or decrease overall marketing activities and budgets?
2. What traditional marketing tactics will you increase or decrease in 2015?
3. What Internet marketing tactics will you increase or decrease in 2015?
4. What lead generation marketing tactics will you increase or decrease in 2015?
5. What construction industry trend do you anticipate will impact your business most in 2015?
6. How do you classify your company?
7. What is the approximate size of your company?

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Announcing the Panelists at Construction Americas 2015 Expo

Chris Grundy at Construction AmericasWe are excited to announce that Construction Americas 2015 Exposition, this March, will have a great line up of panelists and celebrity speaker Chris Grundy. Details below:

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