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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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It’s that time of year again here at Dexter + Chaney. The dogwoods are blooming, the mountain snows (what little we had this year) are melting, training staff are giving practice presentations in our training room, account managers are calling through their client lists, and the marketing team is drinking extra coffee. It must be time for our annual Users’ Conference.

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SEATTLE, March 10, 2015: Dexter + Chaney (www.dexterchaney.com), developer of Spectrum® Construction Software, will be debuting its new Job Compliance Tracking features at the Associated General Contractors of America’s 2015 AGC Technology and Construction Solutions Expo. The expo is part of the AGC’s 96th Annual Convention, March 18-20, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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A special guest blog by Tyler Pare of FMI

Project managers often control in excess of $1 MM, $5 MM, even $ 10 MM in annual contract revenue and risk. However, project managers often do not view themselves as business managers. They view themselves as middle management—cogs in the wheel of a great machine that churns through backlog year-in and year-out—leaving the business issues up to division managers and executives. FMI Corporation has been on the consulting equivalent of a crusade for more than six decades, attempting to dispel the faulty notion that shrewd business acumen amongst project managers is anything less than essential for successful construction firms. If financial awareness and leadership capabilities are lacking at the project manager level in your organization, consider the tactics below to hone the focus of the most important management echelon in your organization.

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