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Bulletproof Project Management

A/E/C Bulletproof Project Management: The Ultimate Project Management Manual

This is A/E/C Bulletproof Project Management and it is the only resource that is a roadmap to A/E/C project management success. You not only get proven strategies that get results in virtually every facet of project management, you gain never-fail approaches for effective A/E/C project management.

Maximizing Engineering Firm Profits: Profit Fundamentals

This year top performing firms increased profits by as much as 40 percent last year. In Maximizing Engineering Firm Profits: Profit Fundamentals, Brian Flynn explains the secret to superior profitability. He covers the practice and art of profitability in any economy including a closer look at Expense Ratio, Utilization, and Multipliers.

2018 A/E/C Firm U.S. Market Forecast

2018 A/E/C Firm U.S. Market Forecast

Uncertainty looms again for the U.S. economy and the A/E/C industry as 2018 approaches. The Great Recession is a bad memory and most firms and markets have rebounded to at least their previous levels of growth and prosperity, but knowing—and planning for—what’s to come is more challenging than ever.

Quarterly Market Forecast

Quarterly Market Forecast – Q4 2017

This report is published every quarter and provides you with a first-hand look into a wide range of key client markets like healthcare, transportation, and many others.

Can I Borrow Your Watch?

“Can I Borrow Your Watch?” A Beginner’s Guide to Succeeding in a Professional Consulting Organization

Covering a range of topics including writing reports, project management, client relationships, proposals, and financial management, Cahill tailored this essential guide to the unique needs of engineering firms, and the skills and experiences young consultants need to be successful in a large organization.

The New Rules of Marketing & PR, 6th Edition

The New Rules of Marketing & PR, 6th Edition

In The New Rules of Marketing & PR, you′ll get access to the tried–and–true rules that will keep you ahead of the curve when using the latest and greatest digital spaces to their fullest PR, marketing, and customer–communications potential. Keeping in mind that your audience is savvy and crunched for time, this essential guide shows you how to cut through the online clutter to ensure that your message gets seen and heard.

BIM and Construction Management

BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows, 2nd Edition

BIM and Construction Management, Second Edition is a complete integration guide, featuring practical advice, project tested methods and workflows, and tutorials for implementing Building Information Modeling and technology in construction.

Recognizing & Engaging Employees For Dummies

Recognizing & Engaging Employees For Dummies

Recognizing and Engaging Employees for Dummies gives you the tools and information you need to improve morale, productivity, and personal achievement with a successful employee recognition program.

Companies Don't Succeed, People Do!: 50 Ways to Motivate Your Team

Companies Don’t Succeed, People Do!: 50 Ways to Motivate Your Team

Learn how to create a clear path to success with an efficient and collaborative team. Everyone has something to offer, you simply need to identify what each of your team members uniquely provides.

High Impact Proposals

High Impact Proposals

In today’s hyper-competitive landscape, you always need to be thinking about effective strategies and tactics to boost your proposal hit rate. As a busy architecture or engineering firm leader, you can’t rest on what has worked in the past and you certainly can’t leave anything to chance.

Winning With Millennials

Winning with Millennials

Are you dealing with the challenges of integrating new and young talent into your architecture and engineering firm? Are you faced with the difficult task of co-managing Millennials and Baby Boomers...getting them to not only “play nice” but to deliver winning projects and deliver lasting success?

Painless Project Management

Painless Project Management

Painless Project Management spells out your project management role from business development all the way to overcoming budget problems and exceeding client expectations every step of the way.

Value Pricing Imperative

The Value Pricing Imperative for Design Firms

In any economy, the future is yours to control. But, only if you aggressively mold your pricing, marketing, and service structure necessary to prosper! Now more than ever, you must develop a strategy for prosperity that does not ignore the growing economic and societal forces at play.

How to Build and Maintain a Strong Client Base

How to Build and Maintain a Strong Client Base for Your A/E Firm

Now more than ever, you cannot simply hang out a shingle or rely on your technical expertise and experience to bring architectural and engineering clients to your door. To grow and thrive in today’s economy, you need sound and proven marketing strategies and tactics.

Impact 2020

Impact 2020

The definitive guide on what the future holds for architecture and engineering firms and the design industry, written by PSMJ Founder and CEO Frank A. Stasiowski. Every day, we are inundated with headlines telling us about change. At an ever-increasing pace, everything about how we interact and do business seems to be at play.

How to Get The Best Clients at Highest Fees

How to Get the Best Clients at the Highest Fees

Clients are lining up at your door. They happily pay the highest fees that you could expect and they are all wonderful to work with. Sound like something that can only be interrupted by a buzzing alarm clock? It isn’t!

Studies

A/E Financial Management Software Survey

2018 A/E Financial Management Software Survey

In this report, 2018 A/E Financial Management Software Survey,we present the results of a study that PSMJ recently conducted on what accounting software leading architecture and engineering firms use for financial management, with a focus on the features and benefits, as well as the shortcomings of each of the leading solutions in meeting the specific needs of the A/E industry.

A/E Business Development Study

A/E Business Development Study

In this report, we present the results of a study PSMJ conducted regarding business development practices.

A/E Recruiting Study

A/E Recruiting Study

In this report, A/E Recruiting Study: How Today’s Most Successful Firms Find and Recruit Talent, we present the results of a study that PSMJ and The Employee Engagement Group recently conducted on A/E firms’ recruiting practices.

A/E Project Management Performance Study

A/E Project Management Performance Study

In this report, we present the results of a survey that we conducted regarding project management practices, and their effect on budget performance and client satisfaction. We start with what we learned about project managers in today’s A/E firms: How many PMs do firms typically have on staff and how many project s do PMs typically manage.

A/E Strategic Planning Study

A/E Strategic Planning Study

In A/E Strategic Planning Study: Best Practices in Strategic Planning for A/E Firms, we begin by providing you with the results of a survey that we did with 75 firms on how they conduct strategic planning.

A/E Regional/Branch Office Management Study

A/E Regional/Branch Office Management Study

In this report, we present the results of a study that PSMJ recently conducted on A/E firms’ regional/branch office management practices.

A/E Firm Leaders & Ownership Transition Study

A/E Firm Leadership & Ownership Transition Study

In this report, we present the results of a study that PSMJ recently conducted on the changing demographics in today's A/E/C firm, and how firms are developing new leaders as current firm leadership looks to retire, including those practices that enable successful transitions in ownership and leadership.

A/E Mergers & Acquisitions Study

A/E Mergers & Acquisitions Study

In this report, A/E Mergers & Acquisitions Study: How Today’s A/E Firms are Successfully Growing through Acquisition, we present the results of a study that PSMJ conducted regarding merger and acquisition (M&A) practices in the architecture and engineering (A/E) industry.