Category Archives: Trends

Stop! Should You Really Submit that Proposal?

  By Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM Note: this blog post originally appeared as a LinkedIn Article as “Proposals: Red Flags and Dirty Tricks.” If you’ve spent any amount of time creating proposals, then you’ve undoubtedly seen all sorts of questionable behavior by proposal requestors. Sure, they send out an RFP (or post it online), […]

The State of the A/E/C Industry

By Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM What are the current economic conditions within the architecture, engineering, and construction industry? How are the market sectors and geographic regions performing? There are quite a few indicators that track the health of the industry, and we’ve gathered many of the major metrics in one place to make your […]

Lighting Trends: Everything is Changing, But Not Everyone is Keeping Up

By Craig G. Malesic, LC, PMP, EIT and Thomas G. Schubert, PE It’s an exciting time to be a lighting design professional. Innovation is rampant, building codes increasingly recognize the importance of lighting, and the sophistication of lighting and controls systems is at an all-time high. But this innovation is also creating several challenges. Here […]

May 2018 A/E/C Environmental Scan

by Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM What’s happening in the architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industry right now? Firms should always be paying attention to the industry indicators, whether those metrics are leading or lagging. Below you’ll find a current snapshot of some of the best-known metrics in our industry. American Institute of Architects The […]