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 HOW TO SUCCEED IN 2019 01Giving customers what they want is a way to succeed in 2019.   

By Damien DeLozier

Any business built for sustainable long-term success should live and die for its customers. When it comes to taking care of them, business owners and managers in 2019 will have little room for error. In a world full of online reviews, mobile updates and social sharing, your reputation can be tarnished by just one bad customer experience. As we look ahead toward the New Year, is your business prepared to give customers what they want? 

 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT 01Cutting corners can be disastrous for the environment.  

By Ryne DeBoer

Tight deadlines can drive construction professionals to cut corners – especially when it comes to environmental impact. Instead of keeping a close eye on how an ongoing project will affect the surrounding community, contractors may shift their focus to the finish line. While winning a race against the clock boosts client satisfaction, the consequences can be disastrous for the environment.

 DIGITAL BUILDINGS 01Emerging technologies are pushing the business towards digital buildings.  

By Matt Good

The construction sector is ripe for disruption. According to McKinsey, the industry is one of the “least digitized in the world.” Consultants report that large capital projects are taking longer to finish, with consistent budget overruns. But we are poised for change. Emerging technologies like building automation, Internet of Things (IoT), and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) are pushing the industry toward digital buildings, which drive cost savings, connect end users, and achieve the digital transformation now taking place across industries and geographies. 

 BUILDERS RISK 01Builders Risk Insurance can protect worksites during construction.   

By Carter Bumgardner

The construction industry is booming across the country, with commercial real estate development and rehabilitation on the rise – from shopping centers to high rises to multi-use facilities and more, the number of projects and spending continues to grow. With this upsurge in construction work comes increased risk for the owners of the properties. 

SKILES GROUPNew technologies can improve your efficiency.   

By Keyan Zandy

It’s budgeting season, so now’s a great time to think about investing in technology that allows your firm to work more efficiently and collaboratively. 

SCHOOL DISTRICT MODERNIZATIONSHere are five ways to modernize school district security.   

By Tammy Fulop

School safety and security are more important than ever to students, parents and administrators. Yet many school districts are saddled with outdated security systems and procedures. Many districts are actively exploring upgrades that provide peace of mind and deliver safer environments, but are unsure what investments to make. 

JOHNSON CONTROLSYou can achieve smarter buildings with an outcome-driven approach.   

By Jim Nannini

To develop a future-ready intelligent building, building owners must first define their vision. Operational efficiency, a safer and more resilient facility, and improved sustainability – these results are all possible when undergoing smart building transformation. Whether for a hospital, school, airport or corporate headquarters, once building owners define their desired outcomes and priorities, they can strategically put that plan into place with a smart building partner who can drive forward the vision from design through building optimization. The result is a customized, comfortable and connected environment that supports better outcomes for the building owners and occupants that rely on it. 

MATT LEEGreen building materials are shaping the future of construction.   

By Matt Lee

A rapidly growing trend in building design is the move towards green building materials and sustainable architecture. The “Green Movement” has spread throughout consumer’s lives, affecting everything from their choice of clothing to what food they eat. Thanks to an increased awareness of environmental concerns, more people than ever are opting for more green lifestyle choices. The same trend is happening in architecture.

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