• Early lessons from the past

    by sparkman

    “Years ago, I worked for an A/E firm in Memphis by the name of Pickering, Wooten, Smith and Weiss. My boss was Don Smith and my mentor was Irving Weiss. Both of them taught me a lot about this business.”

  • Growing apart, together

    by sparkman

    The future AEC workspace will be flexible but more connected than ever, so invest in data bandwidth and mobility.

  • Egypt, Rome, beyond

    by sparkman

    Surveying technology has been around for thousands of years. What’s new today will be old tomorrow, but the basics will remain the same.

  • Who, me?

    by sparkman

    When working on a project, there are various human roadblocks that consistently clog the path to project execution.

  • M&A best practices

    by sparkman

    If you’re looking to sell your AEC firm, the sales process you take – either broad or targeted – will have its share of pros and cons.

  • A common misstep

    by sparkman

    A lot of AEC firms fall into the trap of neglecting their marketing departments because the work is not billable. Marketers need to fight back with consistent effort.

  • The growth guy: Peter Stevens

    by sparkman

    President of JCJ Architecture, a local, national, and global architecture, planning, and interior design firm based in Hartford, Connecticut.