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SEATTLE, May 7, 2015: Dexter + Chaney, providers of Spectrum® Construction Software for the construction industry, announced Pieper-Houston Electric L.P., one of the largest electrical contractors in the Houston, Texas area, as the winner of the Innovator Award at its 19th annual Connect 2015 Users’ Conference held April 23 –24 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle.

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At our Connect 2015 Users’ Conference (our 19th annual) a few weeks ago, we honored three companies as finalists for our Innovator Awards: Houston, Texas-based Pieper-Houston Electric L.P.; Cameron, Texas-based EBCO General Contractors Ltd.; and Seattle, Washington based Unity Electric Contractors and Engineers. The Innovator Award recognizes the innovative uses of our Spectrum® Construction Software and technologies by contractors that allow them to take their company’s success to the next level.

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Top Construction Software

Last week, we held our 19th annual Connect Users’ Conference. It’s a humbling experience to have hundreds of attendees converge at our Seattle venue. Many traveled from across the country to spend a few days with us learning about our software, so we worked hard to make the experience worth everyone’s time, effort and expense.

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I had the opportunity to sit in on a recent webinar we presented with FMI. The webinar, “Understanding Today’s Workforce,” discussed some of the emerging trends and best practices with the ever-changing labor force in the construction industry. Jeremy Brown, the presenter and a longtime consultant with FMI, noted there was an underlying theme for the future of the construction industry workforce—millennials are moving in and that the construction industry had better be ready to meet their needs.

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SEATTLE, April 14, 2015: Dexter + Chaney (www.dexterchaney.com), providers of Spectrum® Construction Software, is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Pensacola, Fla.-based Coast Software to resell Spectrum in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and northern Florida. Coast has been in business in those markets for more than 30 years and developed strong relationships with the construction organizations and communities the company serves.

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Construction Management Software

There are many reasons to take pride in being part of the construction industry. Ours is an industry that builds wealth and a better standard of living by actually creating something, not just through creative finance. We build and service tangible, practical, and necessary structures and infrastructure. A contractor and everyone working with them on a project can point to that project after completion and say “We did that.” And it is usually something that lasts.

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An “Accidental” Technology Epiphany

Sometimes, even a bad situation can cast a positive light on just how far technology has helped us simplify our daily lives.

Technology gets a bad reputation at times with the constant connection to the Internet with smart phones, tablets and other devices. Some argue that technology has taken away the “personal touch” of communication. Since I am in the technology industry, I feel that I have to defend all these new technologies in the face of older, sometimes more trusted methods of communicating.

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SEATTLE, March 17, 2015: Dexter + Chaney (www.dexterchaney.com), developer of Spectrum® Construction Software, will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the 2015 National Utility Contractors Association’s (NUCA) Annual Convention, March 24-26 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dexter + Chaney is sponsoring the convention as a Sustaining Partner, and celebrating the 50th anniversary of NUCA as a vital construction and utility industry organization.

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