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Preparing for the Future After the Emergency in L.A.

shortsighted capital planning

The flooding of both L.A.’s Sunset Boulevard and the UCLA campus back in July put a spotlight on a nationwide concern: the country’s infrastructure is old and more specifically, it is not being repaired or replaced at a rate that matches population growth and demand. With a nation literally treading above ticking time bombs, leaders [read more...]

October 30, 2014

Make Your Point with Successful Storytelling

anchors aweigh and onto storytelling

Storytelling to Achieve your Business Goals I was babysitting recently for a friend and when I put her four-year old to sleep, she asked me to tell her a story. Of course, one story turned into four stories, and I kept finding myself making the same mistake: I proceeded more than halfway through the story [read more...]

October 28, 2014

Meet the Presenter – Paul Graves of the University of Kansas

Paul Graves of the University of Kansas

To prepare for next week’s webinar, learn a little more about the presenter, Paul Graves, P.E. and Deputy Director of the Office of Design & Construction Management at the University of Kansas.   Don’t forget to register! What education and/or professional experience led you to your role today? I earned my Bachelor of Science degree [read more...]

October 23, 2014

Analysis Paralysis: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Data

Analysis Paralysis: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Data

With amount of facilities data and reporting programs available, it’s natural to have that deer in the headlights reaction. Where do I even start? How can I maintain the data and my reporting program? What data is important? And what ever happened to tan M&Ms?? [Okay, that last one might be unrelated.] The granularity of [read more...]

October 21, 2014

Make the Case for Data

trust your gut with data

With the ‘big data’ buzz flying around, many have tuned out and turned off to the trend. It can be hard to decipher what’s relevant to you and your organization amongst all the hype. The truth is that no matter what your professional discipline, data is your friend. Understanding data and having access to relevant [read more...]

October 14, 2014


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