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So Cal Remodelers Council May 29, 30 and 31 2014 Multi-State Certified Courses

SCRC courses LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The BIA Southern California Remodelers Council (SCRC) and staff has added additional courses this year due to overwhelming demand. These courses are designed to meet the new criteria that is set to take place in the remodeling and building industry.

The multi-state certified courses offered are in the areas of Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS I) on Thursday, May 29, Design/Build Solutions For Aging & Accessibility (CAPS ll), Friday, May 30 and Business Management for Building Professionals on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

The location for the courses will be held at Purcell Murray, 15400 Graham Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Nearly everyone dreams of career advancement, more money and more recognition. The SCRC courses will help propel your career in a forward motion. Those who are progressing, producing, growing and evolving are encouraged to join.

Course Information:

The Caps I course will help you take advantage of one of the fastest growing market segments in remodeling and related industries. Maturing Americans are looking to revitalize their home environments. Learn best practices in communicating and interacting with this evolving population. Identifying opportunities and developing the skills to interact with 50+ customers can help you grow your business dramatically.

The Caps II course will help you understand the guidelines and requirements of accessibility, the importance of doing an assessment with input from occupational and physical therapists as well as qualified health care professionals, and the significance of good design in making modifications that can transform a house into a safe, attractive, and comfortable home for life.

The Business Management for Building Professionals course is designed for the new or experienced business owner. Learn the management skills that give industry leaders the edge. This course will give you a solid foundation for managing small to medium size building/remodeling and service companies.

BIA-SCRC members are committed to the long term health of their businesses. As a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders, BIA-SCRC acts as a “board of directors,” helping to guide fellow members through the issues that they face. The BIA-SCRC is based on collaboration and our collective experience spans marketing, sales, production, client service, finance and design. Members can take advantage of the numerous savings programs, PR opportunities and more. To register for courses or membership visit http://socalremodeling.org/ .

Ask about the new Remodelers Council student rates.

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Deer Park Schools Updating Buildings to Save in Annual Utility Expense

energy optimizers, usaTIPP CITY, Ohio, June 27, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jeff Langdon, Superintendent of Deer Park Community City Schools, announced that the district is implementing an energy conservation project to reduce energy usage, improve the facilities, and save taxpayer dollars. “We are very fortunate to be able to increase the efficiency of our school buildings and at the same time save our taxpayers significant tax dollars. We look forward to the completion of the HB 264 Project so that we can showcase the results to our school community,” stated Jeff Landon, Superintendent of Deer Park Community City Schools. The district selected Energy Optimizers, USA, to develop complete turn-key energy conservation solutions for four district buildings.

To implement this project without asking for any taxpayer money, the district is utilizing a funding mechanism through the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s House Bill 264 program.

Energy Savings for Deer Park Community City Schools
With efficiency, sustainability, and cost savings in mind, Energy Optimizers, USA, along with strategic partner, SHP Leading Design, has designed the Deer Park Community City Schools project to include significant energy conservation measures that will result in a reduction of at least $45,352 in annual energy savings. The implementation of this project will ensure that both Holmes Primary Schools and the Deer Park Junior/Senior High School will experience building upgrades and improved utility efficiencies.

“To date, SHP has helped over 30 school districts with energy saving initiatives,” noted Charlie Jahnigen, Vice President of SHP Leading Design. “Since 2009, SHP has worked with Deer Park Community City Schools to improve their learning environments. Focusing on energy efficiency is a great step to long-term facility management,” added Jahnigen. The breadth of project experience and commitment to a critical mission by Energy Optimizers, USA and SHP will serve this Cincinnati-area school district well. The benefits of this partnership are multi-faceted in the sense that not only will the project be implemented in a timely and thorough manner, the mission of both companies is met by executing sustainable, responsible energy conservation projects while alleviating the costs associated with maintaining a comfortable and productive space for learning.

At a cost of $523,352, this project includes interior and exterior lighting updates, kitchen walk-in temperature controls, real-time energy management, and a variable refrigerant flow system in the High School’s computer lab and in Holmes Primary, which is vastly more efficient than the existing window units and will maintain a comfortable, productive environment for both students and faculty. In addition to the two-year energy management program, Energy Optimizers, USA will also provide funds to both the Primary and Junior/Senior High to implement an energy education program, which will be available to interested students.

“We are excited about the implementation of this project,” notes Greg Smith, President of Energy Optimizers, USA. “Through this process Deer Park Community City Schools will not only experience a reduction in energy consumption, resulting in a significant annual savings in utility costs, their facilities will be more efficient and sustainable. We have made a commitment to the educational institutions we serve to create a comfortable, environmentally responsible learning environment where students can flourish, in addition to providing funds to foster energy education.”

Energy Education Program
Energy Optimizers, USA will work with the school district to implement an energy education and training program, tied to the curriculum, for students and staff. Activities will include creating and implementing a district-wide energy conservation handbook incorporating suggested student and staff behaviors and expectations that directly affect energy usage, and having the school district qualify for and become recognized by the Federal Energy Star Energy Efficient Buildings Program.

About Energy Optimizers, USA
Energy Optimizers, USA works with Ohio school districts and government agencies to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at http://energyoptimizersusa.com or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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EPIC adds Dolores Glass as a principal in San Ramon

SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov. 19, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has added Dolores Glass as a principal in their San Ramon construction practice. Glass brings over 20 years of experience in construction industry risk management and property and casualty insurance to EPIC.

Glass will be responsible for further expanding EPIC’s business with contractors and others in construction. Additionally, she will design, place and manage insurance and risk management programs, lead a client services team and focus on growing her own book of business.

“Dolores brings extensive experience and a strong understanding of our clients’ needs to our expanding construction practice,” said Brian Quinn, managing senior principal for EPIC’s San Ramon office. “We are very pleased to have another professional of her caliber join the EPIC team.”

Prior to EPIC, Glass was with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co in San Francisco as area vice president of the company’s construction services group. Before Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., she worked for Calco Insurance Brokers and Agents as a senior account manager, again focusing on the construction industry.

Glass graduated from City College of San Francisco with an Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. Professionally, she holds both the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Designation and the Charted Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Designation. In addition, Glass has served as the Chair for Building Industry Conference Board (BICB).

Dolores Glass can be reached at:
EPIC
3000 Executive Parkway, Suite 325
San Ramon, CA 94583
925.244.7764 office
925.989.6808 mobile
dglass@edgewoodins.com.

About EPIC:
EPIC is an innovative California-based retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. The company provides a unique equity ownership opportunity and has created a values-based culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

The fastest growing brokerage in the state, EPIC now has nearly 300 team members operating from eight offices across California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Fresno, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon).

With more than $60 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 50 retail insurance brokers in the United States and is the 5th largest privately-held broker in California. For more information, please visit www.edgewoodins.com.

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The Black Friday Bargain: Why NOW Is the Time to Start Buying for your Remodel

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “For many people, Black Friday is a crowded shopping experience that’s so horrible it’s not worth the savings,” says Dan Fritschen, founder of Remodel or Move (www.RemodelOrMove.com). “But if you’re planning to remodel your home in the coming year, you may want to rethink your plans: the super sales that are offered on Black Friday and Cyber Monday can save you thousands of dollars on the cost for your remodel.”

Read on to learn what Fritschen says you should do now to get the most for your money:

Make a list and check it twice. “Educate yourself on everything you’ll need for your remodel,” Fritschen says. “Try to formulate as complete a list as possible using an online tool like the IdeaFile at RemodelOrMove.com. On the list include design ideas and photos so that you won’t accidentally miss any discounts or sales. Autumn and winter are some of the best times to buy, since remodeling ‘season’ usually takes place in the spring and summer.”

Go shopping with a strategy. Most retailers publish the details of their post-Thanksgiving sales in advance, so take time to map out where and when to get the best deals. Keep in mind that, thanks to modern technology, you might save the most money if you do your shopping from your laptop.

Read up on return policies. If you aren’t planning on starting your remodel immediately, check and double-check return policies before buying materials. Especially on big-ticket items, you’ll want to make sure you’re not making an irreversible commitment.

Surf the ‘Net – but be smart about it. If possible, scope out big-ticket items in person before Cyber Monday. For instance, it’s well worth your time to measure the refrigerator you’ve been eyeing and look at it next to the paint and countertop samples you’re considering. Again, pay attention to return policies as well as shipping fees.

Remember that there’s an app for that! Android and iPhone apps are available to find, save, share and retrieve information on the home remodeling deals you find on Black Friday. “Research the items you want, save them to your IdeaFile and access that information when you are in the stores to take the stress out of shopping.”

“Braving the crowds can save you a surprising amount of time, money, and stress when it’s time to start tearing down walls and installing new appliances next year!” Fritschen concludes.

Answers to YOUR remodeling and decorating questions!
RemodelOrMove.com is the most complete resource of free tools to help you remodel from start to finish.
* Should You Remodel? decision-making calculator.
* Remodel cost estimating calculators.
* Search, save, and share design ideas, product comparisons, and all the details for your remodel.
* iPhone and Android apps so you can work on the go.
* Answers to your remodeling and decorating questions.

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EPIC Adds Neil Willian as Account Executive in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has added Neil Willian as an account executive to their San Francisco construction practice. Willian brings 15 years of experience to EPIC in construction risk, specializing in legal, claims, and insurance risk management.

As an account executive, Willian will provide client program leadership, including overall strategy and program management. This will include ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of all deliverables, overseeing client service teams and managing his own book of business. Willian will also have responsibility for bringing new clients to EPIC.

“Our clients will benefit significantly from Neil’s extensive construction experience, legal background and strong grasp of the risk management process,” said David Alvarado, managing principal of EPIC’s construction and real estate practice. “We are thrilled to have a professional of his caliber join our growing team. As a licensed attorney who practiced construction defect, secured transactions, contract and general litigation, Neil brings a unique set of skills to our practice and the clients we serve.”

Prior to joining EPIC, Willian was a vice president at Aon Risk Services. In this role, he managed regional and national accounts and supervised a service team in the company’s San Jose and San Francisco offices. Prior to Aon, Willian worked for Allied North America as an account executive.

Willian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor from the University Of San Diego School Of Law. He is active in the International Risk Management Institute, holds a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) certification and is working toward his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

Neil Willian can be reached at:
EPIC
135 Main Street, 21st Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-356-3909 Office
nwillian@edgewoodins.com.

About EPIC:
EPIC is an innovative California-based retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. The company provides a unique equity ownership opportunity and has created a values-based culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

The fastest growing brokerage in the state, EPIC now has nearly 300 team members operating from eight offices across California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Fresno, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon).

With more than $60 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 50 retail insurance brokers in the United States and is the 5th largest privately-held broker in California. For more information, please visit http://www.edgewoodins.com/ .

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A Winning Kitchen Remodel Recipe: 4 Secret Ingredients for Success

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the first time since 2008, kitchens have become the number one remodeling project for homeowners, according to the “Fall 2012 U.S. Remodeling Sentiment Report” from RemodelorMove.com. But before you join the rush to remodel your kitchen, you should carefully consider whether the project is a good idea for your finances and family.

To help you make the right decisions there are new and free tools available online to help you decide if remodeling is a good decision; estimate how much it will cost to remodel your kitchen, find, save, categorize, and share kitchen design ideas and pictures, and get answers to your remodeling questions.

Here is some sage advice to help you get started the smart way on your kitchen remodel:

First, decide if remodeling is right for you. You should consider a multitude of variables, such as: Can we comfortably pay for this remodel? Is my family emotionally ready to deal with the disruption? Would it be easier or less expensive to move instead? Find out instantly with the Should I Remodel? decision-making calculator.

Next, get a cost estimate. Remodel cost calculators are available to give you an instant estimate. It’s important to get an estimate early in the planning phase to give you plenty of time to arrange your finances, compare prices on everything from appliances to countertops to cabinetry, and make sure your kitchen remodel is as budget friendly as possible.

Make organization a top priority. You’ll be dealing with a thousand tiny details, ranging from paint colors to cabinets to floor plans. Letting any one of these details fall through the cracks could mean extra expense and delays. Use the RemodelOrMove.com kitchen design photo search tool to organize your design photos and ideas.

Bring in the experts for answers. You may find that talking with a real estate agent, interior designer, architect, mortgage banker, or remodeling contractor can help you understand the true costs and benefits of remodeling.

If you approach your kitchen remodel with an eye for cost-effectiveness and organization, not only will you have a gorgeous new space to cook in, you can even increase the value of your home. Take advantage of free tools for planning a remodel at: http://www.remodelormove.com/.

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To Remodel or Not to Remodel: Seven Questions Homeowners Need to Ask Before Commencing Construction

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Remodeling isn’t for everyone, and many times it could be a downright bad decision,” says Dan Fritschen, founder of Remodelormove.com. “It’s well worth your time to pause and consider what your proposed project entails, and whether the it’s worth the time, energy, and money you’ll end up pouring into it.”

The “Should I Remodel?” Online Calculator can help you make that determination. It asks 15 questions and provides a recommendation based on the homeowner’s goals.

The calculator can be found at http://www.remodelormove.com/should-you-remodel and takes only a minute to complete – and is free to use.

Here, Fritschen shares seven of the calculators questions that can help decide if you remodeling is the right choice.

Which are we more excited about: Hawaii or hardwood floors? It may sound elementary, but leaning toward ‘vacation’ over ‘remodel’ is a good barometer for determining how important an updated home actually is to you.

“Unless a specific renovation really is your heart’s desire, you’d probably be better off traveling than pouring money into an already-functional room,” comments Fritschen.

Are we the Joneses? If you are the Joneses with whom everyone wants to keep up, it’s likely that the addition or remodel you’re planning will end up being a lot of work that won’t increase the value of your home.

“If you want a bigger or nicer home and you already have the biggest and nicest in the neighborhood, it may make more sense to move to a new home that has all the features you want in a neighborhood full of larger and nicer residences,” says Fritschen.

Can we really afford this? There are smart, financially savvy ways to remodel, including using money from savings, using a 203k mortgage, or refinancing and getting cash back on your home. However, if the only ways you can pay for your remodel are to tap into retirement accounts or use your credit cards, then the cost of remodeling increases significantly and is then much harder to justify.

“If you can’t pay for a remodel the ‘smart’ way, then it is better to wait a few years and focus on saving up the money you’ll need,” advises Fritschen.

How long will we be in this house? If there’s a chance you may be moving soon, Fritschen says there is a very good reason not to remodel. Remodeling is a lot of work and if you move soon after finishing you won’t have an opportunity to enjoy the results.

Is this a good investment? Do your research before making any commitments so that you’ll have a fairly accurate idea of what to expect in terms of the cost to remodel and your home’s updated value.

“If the numbers aren’t promising and the thought of not making a clear profit when you eventually sell your home horrifies you, you might want to rethink your renovations,” he urges.

“Remember, the project should improve not only your home, but also your happiness and quality of life-without breaking the bank or driving your family around the bend,” Fritschen concludes. “And again, be sure to take advantage of the free Should I Remodel? Online Calculator at http://www.remodelormove.com/should-you-remodel.

Answers to YOUR remodeling questions!

Remodel or Move™ is an independent organization whose mission is to empower consumers to make the best remodel and move decision. To achieve this mission, Remodel or Move provides reference materials, evaluation tools, and no-nonsense advice to all consumers. Remodel or Move promotes no agenda other than the interests of consumers.

The organization’s reference materials and educational components include:
* The website: http://www.remodelormove.com/ .
* The Remodel or Move Calculator: an online analysis tool that provides homeowners with a specific recommendation: to remodel or move;
* Private consultations;
* Group seminars;
* The book: “Remodel or Move? Make the Right Decision” (ISBN: 978-1933007694; ABCD Publishing LLC), in bookstores nationwide.

About Dan Fritschen:
Dan Fritschen is the creator of Remodel or Move (remodelormove.com), a homeowner support organization that helps homeowners become better informed so that they can make the right decision on whether to remodel or move.

He started his company after twenty years of remodeling his own homes and helping others make “remodel or move” decisions for themselves. Because he is neither a realtor nor a remodeler, he is qualified to offer pragmatic, unbiased advice.

Fritschen’s goal is to make homeowners aware of three important messages:
1. Selling your house COSTS money.
2. There are MANY right ways to remodel, some expensive and some cheap.
3. It is better to move than to over-improve or do an “ugly” remodel.

About the Book:
“Remodel or Move? Make the Right Decision” (ABCD Publishing LLC, 2005, ISBN: 978-1933007694, $15.95) is available at bookstores nationwide and major online booksellers.

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Customer Results Prove the Value of OxBlue Construction Cameras

ATLANTA, Ga., April 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OxBlue®, pioneers in the construction camera industry, released today several case studies demonstrating the benefits clients have experienced with the OxBlue construction camera systems. “Construction cameras have supported this industry for some time,” stated Chandler McCormack, President of OxBlue.

“But many in the industry may not be fully aware of all the ways this technology can impact their project on a tangible level. With these case studies, we wanted to show just what can be accomplished through the real-world application of our construction webcams and how the cameras deliver real-world results.”

Some of the highlights of the case studies include:

Emery Sapp & Sons: Emery Sapp & Sons received a $600,000 early completion bonus from the Missouri Department of Transportation. The contractor built a bridge right next to the one it was replacing, and then slid the new structure into place. It was able to accomplish such a feat with the precise project monitoring and coordination made possible by OxBlue construction cameras.

Northern Tool + Equipment: Northern Tool runs on tighter, more accurate schedules through up-to-date jobsite monitoring that provides the current status of every project. After realizing the enhanced command and control made possible by OxBlue camera systems, Northern Tool now uses OxBlue construction webcams on all its new store projects.

Noble Investment Group: Noble connects the firm’s principals to projects without airfare or hotel costs. Decision makers remotely view current and historic site images to resolve conflicts and improve collaboration with team members and contractors.

Massaro Corporation: Massaro used OxBlue construction webcams to document project delays that were far out of the contractor’s control, including an archeological find on the jobsite and a fire right next door. High-resolution, time-lapse video evidence from the construction cameras also supported insurance claims.

“OxBlue time-lapse construction cameras lead the industry in performance and reliability in every unique construction environment,” related McCormack. “We hope these case studies provide insight into some of the many everyday situations where they can help keep a project on track to reach a highly successful conclusion.”

To read these case studies in their entirety, visit http://oxblue.com/clients/case_study_register .

About OxBlue:
OxBlue is a leading construction camera service provider, giving numerous Fortune 500 companies the hardware, connectivity and expertise to enable constant access to jobsites through high-resolution construction webcam images. OxBlue’s construction cameras connect people on and off site, and measure variables such as labor, risk, quality and materials. The cameras provide accountability and increase communications between construction companies and clients. More information: http://oxblue.com .

- PHOTO Caption: Adhering to an aggressive timeline was made easier with an OxBlue construction camera. The supervisor was onsite 24/7 and could more effectively plan next steps.

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Adoptions of Textbook ‘Construction Project Management – a Managerial Approach’ Accelerate for Construction Management, Architecture and Real Estate College Programs

Pareto Building ImprovementCHICAGO, Ill., March 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Construction Project Management – a Managerial Approach” (ISBN: 978-0-9799969-1-7) sales by Pareto Publishing have increased 400 percent each semester since publication in December 2010. This text uniquely provides the integration of construction management, project management and business management to enable a quantum leap in construction project quality, productivity and cost control-producing a competitive advantage essential in the now challenging United States construction market.

Demanding building owners in the United States manufacturing, power production, and energy distribution sectors have learned that simply soliciting multiple bids is no longer enough to achieve the results they seek, A paradigm shift to integrated project delivery employing more rigorous project management methodologies is needed. And all construction sectors in some areas outside the United States, particularly the Middle East, demand this improved project management capability and require the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification credential for new employees.

In the United States, the federal government GSA (General Services Administration) agency also makes the PMP credential preferred for new construction related employees – which can make it a de facto requirement in a competitive employment environment. This text is the first to integrate the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK(R) methodology, on which the PMP credential is based, into construction management to provide these now essential skills.

This text, authored by 40-year construction veteran JF McCarthy MBA CFM PMP, provides real world perspectives and skills to make the graduating students work ready-to win their first job and excel throughout their career. And it provides exactly the skills that the power generation and transmission constructions sectors, which have already rebounded and are now aggressively hiring, increasingly demand.

University adoptions and presales sales for the summer and fall of 2012 will continue the present text sales increase. With these continued increases “Construction Project Management – A Managerial Approach” will achieve a dominant share of the construction management academic market within 2-3 years. Winning the Axion Business Book, Indie Next Generation, and International Best Book Awards, it has also become popular with construction industry practitioners and is now in library collections worldwide. More information: www.paretobi.com .

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Sales of Award Winning Text ‘Construction Project Management – a Managerial Approach’ Increase 400 Percent

Pareto Building ImprovementCHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sales of the textbook “Construction Project Management – a Managerial Approach” (ISBN: 978-0-9799969-1-7) by Pareto Publishing, have increased 400 percent each semester since publication in December 2010. The text is now increasingly used in United States 2-year, 4-year and graduate university construction management, architecture and real estate programs.

Winning the Axion Business Book, Indie Next Generation, and International Best Book Awards, it has also become popular with construction industry practitioners and is now in library collections worldwide.

Demanding building owners have learned that simply soliciting multiple bids is no longer enough to achieve the results they seek-a paradigm shift to integrated project delivery is needed. This text uniquely provides this integration of construction management, project management and business management to enable a quantum leap in construction project quality, productivity and cost control-producing a competitive advantage essential in the now challenging United States construction market.

And it is the first to integrate the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® methodology into construction. The United States manufacturing, power production, and energy distribution owners increasingly value and demand this integration. And all construction sectors in some areas outside the United States, particularly the Middle East, demand this methodology and require the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification credential for new employees. In the United States, the federal government GSA (General Services Administration) agency also makes the PMP credential preferred for new construction related employees – which can make it a de facto requirement in a competitive employment environment.

In this challenging U.S. commercial and residential construction employment market for graduating construction management students, many question the cost-benefit relationship of an increasingly costly university education.

This text, authored by JF McCarthy MBA CFM PMP a 40-year construction veteran, provides real world perspective and skills to make the graduating students work ready – to win their first job and excel throughout their career. And it provides exactly the skills that the power generation and energy constructions sectors, which have already rebounded and are now aggressively hiring, increasingly demand.

University adoptions and presales sales for the summer and fall of 2012 will continue the present text sales increase. With these continued increases “Construction Project Management – A Managerial Approach” will achieve a dominant share of the construction management academic market within 2-3 years.

For more information, visit: http://www.paretobi.com .

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