How to Get a Construction Marketing Job Post-Graduation

Posted by Linsey Stonchus on April 3, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Whether you’re nearing the end of your college career or just thinking ahead, it’s important to decide what exactly you want to do post-grad, and how to go about obtaining your chosen job. Luckily for those interested in construction marketing, the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) offers a number of resources. We have the CMA career [...]

Converting your business into a franchise: How this painter grew his business over 500% in 3 years.

Posted by Lindsay on January 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm

In 2011 and at the age of 24, Tommy started his own door and window painting business. After almost 3 years in business with lower than expected yearly sales, he reached the decisive moment of re-structuring his business. Instead of going at it alone like he did when he first opened his business, this time [...]

Five Important Environmental Considerations for Civil Engineers

Posted by Neil Brown on January 9, 2017 at 6:54 am

Buildings have a big impact on climate change Our buildings take up more than 40% of our global energy usage and contribute a third of our greenhouse gas emissions. This is true both for developed and developing regions of the world.

Avoid the Splash Mob: Knowing When You Need a Plumber

Posted by Lindsay on November 17, 2016 at 11:46 am

Do you know when you have a plumbing problem? It’s not always as cut-and-dry as a river of water flowing from a broken pipe into your basement or a toilet that’s backed up like the Beltway at rush hour. Sometimes, it’s dangerously easy to overlook some of the more subtle signs of plumbing damage.

How to Use Safety Signs So That They’re Effective

Posted by Lindsay on September 21, 2016 at 7:21 am

If you own or run a business and it carries any kind of hazard or risk to employees, visitors or passing members of the public then you need to use safety signs to let people know about the potential dangers. Using safety signs is a very rapid and cheap way of alerting the public and [...]

Three Benefits of Upgrading Your Construction Equipment

Posted by Lindsay on September 5, 2015 at 6:34 am

The construction industry remained buoyant despite predictions of a slow yet stable recovery after the general election. Investing in the equipment that makes your business functional, is possibly one of the smartest investments you can make as these valuable assets can reduce downtime, limit the number of accidents in the workplace and improve company efficiency.

The Pros and Cons of an Engineering Degree In Today’s Environment

Posted by Lindsay on June 6, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Having doubts about getting that engineering degree? Perhaps this will help ease your concerns: according to a recent survey by Randstad CPE, engineers are less likely to worry about their job. According to a study of over 2,000 UK employees, 23% of the UK workforce feel “insecure” at work—but only 18% of engineers feel that [...]

Construction RFQ/RFP Best Practices Survey and Webcast

Posted by Steve on January 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm

A survey and webcast regarding construction request for quote (RFQ/RFP) effectiveness and best practices is announced by the Construction Marketing Association (CMA). The results of the national survey will be presented at the April 8, 2014 (1 pm CST) webcast, along with a panel discussion. The anonymous and confidential survey will identify how Architectural, Engineering [...]

Home Depot Pro App Review

Posted by Steve on January 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Disclaimer: Although Sponsored by The Home Depot and The Home Depot Pro Platform, All opinions included in this post are those of the Construction Marketing Association. Thanks to a recent partnership with The Home Depot, we were recently allowed the opportunity to test out a new app that will bring together everything that contractors need [...]

5 Construction Marketing Resolutions For 2014

Posted by Lindsay on December 30, 2013 at 9:59 am

It’s that time of year again! With 2013 coming to an end, it is important to begin looking ahead to marketing goals and initiatives in 2014 (hopefully you have already given it some thought). Below are 5 construction marketing resolutions that can help your company in 2014: