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August 2012
Rising CM Conference Announced
Back for its second year, the Rising CM Conference will take place
concurrently with the CMAA National Conference & Trade Show on
October 20-21 at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the
Sheraton Chicago Hotel.
This two-day conference invites students and CMITs to learn how to
be professionals in the construction industry today. It features a career
fair featuring 12 companies currently looking to fill internships.
For more information, go to
Here is what your colleagues have discussed recently on Whiteboard:
"Having an intern is a very unique opportunity for a firm to positively
impact the future of the intern, the company and the industry as a
whole..." -- Charles Marion on Leadership Development Strategy
"The challenge is to educate the entire project team, and the CM
Agent has to ask questions early on to discover how the owner can
gain the greatest benefit from the list of choices they decide proceed
utilizing."-- Nicolas Macy on How Are Buildings Getting 'Smarter'?
"Communication skills are frequently overlooked as the key to a
successful Construction Manager..."-- Larry Smith on Important
Soft-Skills in Construction Management
Join the conversation, Today!
McGraw-Hill Surveying BIM Experiences
CMAA is partnering with McGraw-Hill Construction on a North
American industry-wide survey of BIM users' experiences. The survey
measures attitudes of users and non-users alike, as well as the actual
experience of BIM users. CMAA will share in the findings and be
credited as a survey partner. To take the survey, click here.
The CMAA Career Headquarters is an online resource to help
employers and job seekers make career connections. CM
Professionals bring fresh ideas, new energy, and can keep your
company out front. Whether you are looking for a new opportunity or
are currently looking for new talent, visit CMAA CareerHQ today!
Be sure to take advantage of this month's promo code: Summer12
National Conference: Early Bird
Deadline Fast Approaching
Early-bird rate expires on August 20, so be sure to take advantage of
this low rate and register today!
** Please note, CMAA is not working with a third-party travel
agency to book hotel accomdations. The safest and ONLY ways
to book your hotel room is via our website, by contacting the Sheraton directly at
1-800-325-3535, or by clicking here. **
Want to be seen? Prime sponsorship opportunities to enhance
your visibility are available that fit any marketing budget. For more
information, go to
Trade Show: On Track For Fifth Sell-Out
Don't miss this great opportunity to showcase your company and its
services and products in front of this great audience of construction
and program managers and owners.
In addition to your booth, you'll receive a complimentary full conference
registration with each space you reserve.
Less than a third of the booths remain in CMAA's largest Show ever
so don't wait - Act now! Contact Martha Montague at 336-492-6028 to
select your booth space from the available online ($2,200) and corner
($2,400) booths.
CII Performance Improvement Workshop
CMAA members: take project performance to a
higher level! Attend the CII Performance
Improvement Workshop in Houston, TX on
September 25-27 at special CMAA discount. Click here for details.
Professional Construction Management
Member» Owner $525 | Service Provider $725
Non-Member» Owner $725 | Service Provider $875
Member» Owner $625 | Service Provider $825
Non-Member» Owner $825 | Service Provider $975
*Late registration rates apply to those registering 10 days or fewer
prior to the start of a course.
The Professional Construction Management Course™ is the only inperson education based on CMAA's widely recognized Standards of
Practice and Body of Knowledge. The three-day course will be
presented in locations across the country throughout 2012. Don't miss
these upcoming courses:
August 8, 15, 22
Washington, DC
Hosted by Turner Construction
1110 Vermont Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC
September 11-13
Northern Virginia
Hosted by CBRE
1861 International Drive
Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
October 11-13
Pasadena, California
Hosted by PARSONS
100 West Walnut Street
Client Presentation Room
Pasadena, CA 91124
November 7-9
Dallas, Texas
Hosted by Faithful + Gould, Inc.
18383 Preston Road
5th Floor
Dallas, TX 75252
View a list of all upcoming Courses
Special Webinar Series: The DNA of
Owners are demanding more effective leadership for their projects and
programs, and CMs are ideally positioned to deliver it. But are we
really prepared, with the skills we need?
CMAA presents a special series of additional webinars entitled "The
DNA of Leadership" presented by Professors Bill Badger and Avi
Wiezel of Arizona State University. The 10-hour program consists
of the two free sessions in June, an additional four online sessions in
August and September, and a four-hour in-person session at the
National Conference in October.
If you missed Session 3, you can still sign up and receive ALL
past webinars if you purchase the bundled package at $640.
Bundles are inclusive of the webinars, book and educational playing
cards used in the leadership exercises.
Session 3: August 1 $89
Session 4: September 5 $89
Session 5: September 12 $89
Session 6: September 26 $89
Session 7: October 20 (In-person Session
at National Conference) $320
For more information, go to
CMAA Members: Free || Non-Members: $110
Don't miss these upcoming webinars.
August 3
Design Optimization: Harnessing Technology to Find the
Ultimate Design for Your Project
Presented by Andy O'Nan, Beck Technology
August 9
Transforming the Enterprise: thoughts on changing the
business delivery process with BIM
Presented by Autodesk
August 17
Organizing Growth: How to Build a Sustainable
Organization for Good Times and Bad
Presented by James Schug, FMI
August 30
Leveraging for Realignment: Best Practices for Troubled
Presented by Shawn Paroline of Jacobs Associates, Mik e
Kenny of San Diego County Water Authority, Dan Fauchier of
The Realignment Group, Jim Linthicum of San Diego
Association of Governments, and Chris Brasco of Watt, Tieder,
Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP
View a list of all upcoming webinars
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