October in the Northwest, SAME conference in Seattle

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October in the Northwest, SAME conference in Seattle

We’re keeping busy working on Timberline Estimating database projects and Oracle | Primavera P6 project schedules and training. But it’s an uneasy busy at best. Talking with our clients, the bid market is still brutal, with a few bright spots, most of those  Federal Stimulus-funded projects.  Missing from the current construction economy is momentum of any kind. A few companies we know do have a solid backlog, one even with more work than ever:  a large  US Military contract plus strong private healthcare projects adds up to a rare success formula in these times. For every company like that, we see ten with less backlog than they’re used to.

I’m attending the SAME conference (Society of American Military Engineers) in Seattle 10/14 – 10/15. It’s a good time for some professional training and networking opportunities. Seminars include Integrated Project Delivery, sustainable energy engineering, business development in these difficult times, the direction of  BIM, and numerous others. If you’re in the area and have an opening in your schedule, it offers a great opportunity. For more information:

Hope to see you there!