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Teaming Up - VDC & Marketing

Virtual Design Coordination (VDC) is extremely relevant in our industry today and has evolved over the last few years. Megan Conrad, Virtual Construction Manager and Mike Prefling, Director of Virtual Construction at Ryan Companies,

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Surviving a Rebrand

Our firm just went through a whirl-wind and I survived! Earlier this month, my firm went through a significant transition to unite globally under one name, WSP, and launch a fresh brand and identity. Like many companies out there, we have experienced trem

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Inside Scoop on Getting Recognized

As Marketers, we are constantly compiling statistics, photographs and information about our colleagues or projects and nominating them for awards. Why? Awards are awesome.

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One CAN Make a Difference

Did you know that every 13 seconds, a child dies from hunger related causes? YOU can make a difference! Get involved with Canstruction® - this year marks the 11th Anniversary of Phoenix Canstruction®, a unique charity art exhibit in which AEC firms collec

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Michelle's Mini Illustrator Tutorial

Adobe Illustrator – did you just get the chills? Fear no more Marketers! Michelle Dsouza, Marketing Coordinator at T.Y. Lin International, has come to the rescue!

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Preparing for Your Review

When I walked into my ?rst SMPS event nine-and-a-half years ago, I had no idea what the next decade had in store or how it would change my life. I raised my hand to be a member of the newsletter committee …

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SOS Mode

Having worked as an interview prep and communication skills consultant in the design and construction industry for almost 14 years, I have a love/hate relationship with this industry. I love the people I get to work with.

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Five Tools You Should be Using

Have you ever been diligently working away and thought to yourself: I wish there was an easier way to do that. Sometimes finding the right tool for the task can take as much time as simply doing the task at hand, the long way

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All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

For Pete’s sake, a late proposal is like a woman “all dressed up with nowhere to go.” Voilà – two clichés in one sentence.It’s 2:58! Whew, you made it! Another one signed, sealed, delivered! Two minutes to spare until the 3:00 pm deadline passes

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What I have gained – and lost (so far) by taking a risk.

About a year ago, I did something really brave -or some would say really stupid. Two days after graduating college with a Bachelor Degree in Marketing Communications, I bought a one-way flight to Phoenix, leaving behind...

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