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January 24, 2013
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  • Wash. state needs $1.4B to complete work on SR 520 project
    Exactly where to run the new Highway 520 bridge across Lake Washington to Interstate 5 in Seattle has been controversial, but now the City Council seeks to finalize the placement and speed up construction. In a formal draft resolution, the Council is asking the Washington state transportation department to shift the Portage Bay bridge section a bit to the north and keep it as narrow as possible to save money and construction time. Meanwhile, there is still a $1.4 billion shortfall in the project's funding. KUOW-FM (Seattle) (1/23), The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.) (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

  Technology & Trends  
 
  • Tackling "big data" in AEC firms
    The use of building information modeling has increased. This means AEC firms need to keep track of even more data than ever, and storing it in various places means not all can know what information is where. So some have turned to collaboration technology that lives in the cloud. Constructech (free registration) (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

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  • Admit it: It's weird to be in charge
    Bosses who find themselves leading a team of former peers should start by discussing the weirdness of the situation, Mike Figliuolo writes. Only by recognizing the elephant in the room will people be able to beat it into submission, Figliuolo writes. "Acknowledging discomfort is the only way to truly focus on it and make it go away," he adds. ThoughtLeaders blog (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Support the ACI Foundation
    Visit www.ACIFoundation.org for details on all of our programs, donation opportunities, and a chance to learn about our funding recipients and donors. Your donation will help important programs like the Concrete Research Council and the Scholarship Council. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • International Conference on Concrete Sustainability
    The International Conference on Concrete Sustainability will take place in Tokyo, Japan, May 27-29, 2013. Join industry leaders as they join together to discuss environmental impact reduction technologies, sustainability aspects in durability, environmental design, evaluation, and systems, social and economic aspects, and case studies of sustainable concrete materials and structures. Abstracts for the event are being accepted now. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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