100% Design announces big names and big changes for 2018

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zu/zui5jx0do0rej7yj.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />100% Design is synonymous with the biggest names in design and as the UK&rsquo;s longest standing annual design event is a leading platform for launching some of the world&rsquo;s most renowned brands. This year, as part of a refreshed programme the show welcomes Thomas Heatherwick and Marcel Wanders to Talks with 100% Design on the first two mornings. Alongside this 100% Design presents new features, fresh design talents and emerging names alongside a roster of industry favourites, big name brands and innovators making it the unmissable show for design in London&rsquo;s creative calendar.
Register to visit 100% Design here: https://bit.ly/2KUrELb and see below for what’s already been confirmed! 
Talks with 100% Design: Thomas Heatherwick, Marcel Wanders & Marcus Fairs feature at this year’s infamous ‘Talks with 100% Design’. With an array of leading names and industry insiders, expect a series of inspiring sessions reflecting the very best in Continue reading "100% Design announces big names and big changes for 2018"

Announcing the winners of the 2018 AZ Awards

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0g/0gah3u00fnta0xe4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><strong></strong><strong>On June 22 at Toronto&rsquo;s Evergreen Brick Works, the international architecture and design community gathered for the eighth annual AZ Awards. With finalists and winners travelling from as far away as Austria, Japan and Mexico, the winners of the competition were revealed amid a celebration of innovation and excellence.</strong>
The 20 winners of the 2018 AZ Awards are among the leading voices in international architecture and design. Their diverse projects – ranging from an ambitious landscape restoration to a stunning silo-to-residential-tower transformation to an induction light that repurposes spent fluorescent tubes – are a snapshot of the zeitgeist, projects that embody the transformative impact of design. To celebrate their achievement, each winner was awarded a sculptural trophy conceived by acclaimed London-based designer Michael Anastassiades, created in Carrara from a 10cm-tall piece of Salvatori stone. In 2018, we received an unprecedented 997 entries from 46 countries – the greatest...

Stainless Steel Bollard Covers Provide Security in Style

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f4/f4ad59b825d7106750dc6b9837d31683.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://www.reliance-foundry.com/" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8c/8ca248b812a5609a68be56b5f19c0a97.jpg?fit=fill&amp;bg=FFFFFF&amp;auto=compress&amp;format&amp;w=1028&amp;h=120"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.reliance-foundry.com/" rel="nofollow" >Reliance Foundry</a></em></strong>
Long before they began making the news as protection against vehicle attack, security bollards were an important part of the urban landscape. These useful little posts stand guard in front of storefronts, utility meters, playgrounds, and sidewalks. Bollards are useful because they don’t impede traffic; they create a permeable perimeter for foot traffic. Bicycles, strollers, and wheelchairs can also easily pass through a line of bollards. As an alternative to a
fence, wall, or berm, bollards create security for pedestrians without slowing them down. As a security feature, bollards can provide a sense of safety—but they should not be an eyesore, nor create the feeling of living in a bunker. Decorative bollard sleeves, like Reliance Foundry’s newly introduced stainless steel bollard cover line, can provide aesthetic enhancements to a security perimeter. Not just guards, bollards are also guides. They direct Continue reading "Stainless Steel Bollard Covers Provide Security in Style"

Rugs and Textiles go Vertical as Wall Art

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/67/6790ad2f735c704a67b9ffb499f228d4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/be/be010e67d5db0d50a3f2d9d17da04e20.png?fit=fill&amp;bg=FFFFFF&amp;auto=compress&amp;format&amp;w=1028&amp;h=120"></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://cover-magazine.com/" rel="nofollow" >COVER</a>.</strong></em>
As a way of bringing warmth and texture into an interior, people are increasingly likely to use a textile or rug on the wall of their home. Lucy Upward goes in search of the textile makers who are designing for our wall spaces. 
During Milan Design Week, I got talking to one Dutch designer, Milla Novo, about how people are becoming more open to the idea of using textiles as wall decoration. ‘I see more designers buying textiles to decorate spaces like hotel rooms and interior projects instead of using paintings,’ she explained while showing me her macramé wall hangings that I could easily picture in a cool white walled interior setting.
In a recent presentation at ABC Carpet & Home, Dutch trend forecaster and champion of contemporary textile design, Lidewij Edelkoort announced that ‘Textiles will govern the century.’ Softwear, Continue reading "Rugs and Textiles go Vertical as Wall Art"

Registrations are still open for Architecture for Landscape!

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/33/33f580f3f1a6ab2aeac765748b969529.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><strong>Registrations are still open for <a href="http://www.yacademy.it/course/architettura-paesaggio" rel="nofollow" >Architecture for Landscape</a>, don&rsquo;t miss the chance to get a scholarship for YACademy&rsquo;s greatest innovation in architectural education!&nbsp;</strong>
Applications’ deadline on July 20th for a high level training course offering 110 hours of lessons, a 60-hour workshop, lectures and internship opportunities in internationally-renowned architectural firms like ATELIERS JEAN NOUVEL, SNOHETTA, HHF, DUQUE MOTTA & AA.  THE COURSE  From Stonehenge to Greek temples, architecture is the signature of humankind on landscape, the artificial element that has always been connected to the natural environment. Architecture and landscape are linked by a fundamental continuity that is now starting to fade, damaging the quality of the space we dwell. More than ever today, landscape is a precious heritage that architecture can and must enhance, while protecting it to pass it on to future generations: architects must not give up on working on landscape, Continue reading "Registrations are still open for Architecture for Landscape!"

Apply now for 2018 AA Istanbul Visiting School – Robotic Mediations!

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/49/49c411094407e0844b342e0ac1820539.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="http://ai.aaschool.ac.uk/istanbul/" rel="nofollow" >AA Istanbul Visiting School</a>.</strong></em><br>
AA ISTANBUL VISITING SCHOOL – ROBOTIC MEDIATIONS  Monday June 25 – Friday 6 July 6, 2018 AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The program continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large- scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others. AA Istanbul Visiting School investigates the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication are coupled with physical experimentation, fostering ‘learning-by- experimentation’ in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and ...

Apply now for the AA Summer DLAB 2018!

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6g/6gocuziidx9th84f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" >AA Summer DLAB</a> experiments with the integration of advanced computational design, analysis, and large scale prototyping techniques. Now in its 13th year, Summer DLAB continues to build on its expertise on complex architectural design and fabrication processes, relying heavily on materiality and performance. The program brings together a range of experts - tutors and lecturers &ndash; from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, including AA Emergent Technologies &amp; Design (EmTech) Graduate Program staff. The research generated at Summer DLAB has been published in international media - ArchDaily, Archinect, Bustler - and peer-reviewed conference papers, including SimAUD (Simulation in Architecture and Urban Design), eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe).
AA Summer DLAB investigates on the correlations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of computational methods for design, analysis, and...

Why enter the ABB LEAF Awards?

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8z/8zmrwa88orgjn8ns.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vg/vgzddzpxopb9uv1o.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" >ABB LEAF Awards</a>.</strong></em>
The LEAF Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded in 2001 that brings together leading architects, designers, developers and suppliers from around the world. It recognises innovative architectural design projects and celebrates excellence in building design on an international scale. Every year each entry project is judged within its specific category by a leading panel of esteemed industry experts from around the world. Typically the LEAF Awards receive over 200 entries from a variety of architectural practices with recently completed or almost completed building design projects. Following on from the truly international success and recognition of the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards, we are excited to announce that the ABB LEAF Awards 2018 will be held on Thursday 18th October, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany. 2018 welcomes the introduction of combining the ABB LEAF Awards with its partner event, LEAF Forum 2018, Continue reading "Why enter the ABB LEAF Awards?"

Announcing the LEAF Awards and International Forum to be held this October

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zj/zjbhxxllhn8hwilx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vg/vgzddzpxopb9uv1o.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" >ABB LEAF Awards</a>.</strong></em>
The LEAF Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded in 2001 that brings together leading architects, designers, developers and suppliers from around the world. It recognizes innovative architectural design projects and celebrates excellence in building design on an international scale. Every year each entry project is judged within its specific category by a leading panel of esteemed industry experts from around the world. Typically the LEAF Awards receive over 200 entries from a variety of architectural practices with recently completed or almost completed building design projects.  Following on from the truly international success and recognition of the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards, we are excited to announce that the ABB LEAF Awards 2018 will be held on Thursday 18th October, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany. 2018 welcomes the introduction of combining the ABB LEAF Awards with its partner event, LEAF Forum 2018, Continue reading "Announcing the LEAF Awards and International Forum to be held this October"

Apply now for 2018 AA Istanbul Visiting School – Robotic Mediations!

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AA ISTANBUL VISITING SCHOOL – ROBOTIC MEDIATIONS 
Monday June 25 – Friday 6 July 6, 2018
AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The program continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large- scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others. AA Istanbul Visiting School investigates the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication are coupled with physical experimentation, fostering ‘learning-by- experimentation’ in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and f...

Apply now for 2018 AA Istanbul Visiting School – Robotic Mediations!

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ds/ds9dwtsnlwzl0b75.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><strong>AA ISTANBUL VISITING SCHOOL &ndash; ROBOTIC MEDIATIONS </strong><br><em>Monday June 25 &ndash; Friday 6 July 6, 2018</em><br>
AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The program continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large- scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others. AA Istanbul Visiting School investigates the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication are coupled with physical experimentation, fostering ‘learning-by- experimentation’ in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and fabrication processes, the associations between various computa...

5 Foolproof Ways to Keep Projects Within Budget

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/00/002elhpivb6dt40d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog-041118" rel="nofollow" >BQE Core</a>.</strong></em>
You’re probably all too familiar with budget overruns. Whichever professional services field you work in, they seem almost inevitable. Indeed, the Project Management Institute (PMI) reports that last year, 43% of projects went over budget. So, what can you do? Here are some suggestions. 1. Get Educated: PSMJ noted an interesting trend among AEC firm: There’s a direct correlation between project manager training, budget performance, and client satisfaction. Businesses who say that they formally train all of their project managers are able to stick to their budgets more often. They also have the happiest clients. On the other side, firms that have no formal training program are the worst at adhering to budgets and satisfying clients. These results send a clear message: It’s worthwhile to learn the ropes before diving into project management. 2. Set Realistic Goals: Don’t set yourself Continue reading "5 Foolproof Ways to Keep Projects Within Budget"

Steven Holl Foundation’s Architecture Residents will Design Astronomy Center This Summer

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o6/o6hts57tumseanth.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://www.tspacerhinebeck.org/residency" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t6/t6fzv7k6wh14q9e5.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tspacerhinebeck.org/residency" rel="nofollow" >Steven Myron Holl Foundation</a></em></strong> 
The Steven Myron Holl Foundation has announced the application for this year’s summer architecture residency. Entitled Rural Compression: Cosmic Dust, this year’s topic intersects architecture, the ecology of the Hudson Valley, and astronomy. Through studios and critiques with accomplished architects, residents will produce designs for a center for observational cosmology in the Hudson Valley. 5 residents will be selected for this year’s program.  Past residents have ranged from undergraduates and graduate students from Harvard, Columbia, Pratt and Sci Arc, as well as practicing architects and young professionals.
Applications for the 2018 Residency are due May 6. Photo courtesy of Steven Myron Holl Foundation
The month-long residency is comprised of intensive studios with instructors Steven Holl, Eirini Tsachrelia and Christian Wassman, field trips to significant art institutions in the Hudson Valley, and group critiq...

Applications are now open for Emergent Technologies and Design (M.Sc. / M.Arch.) 2018-19

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2pbe7rpz42nph1p6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://emtech.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifv1n90380qgzmjy.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://emtech.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" >AA EmTech</a></strong></em><br></strong>
AA Emergent Technologies & Design (EmTech) Graduate Programme investigates new synergies of architecture and ecology through the critical intersection of computational design and fabrication. Emergent Technologies and Design Programme (inaugurated in 2001) is open to graduates in architecture and engineering who wish to develop skills and pursue knowledge in architectural design science that is located in new production paradigms. Our focus is on exploring experiential and social potentials of new material and spatial configurations for architectural and Ecological Urban Designs situated in the dynamic contexts of emerging biomes. The programme is designed to stimulate critical thinking through experience of research driven design projects that are developed in an intellectually rigorous and creative studio environment. Our projects are pursued by multiple iterations through hypothesis, material and computational experimentation, robotic fabr...

Applications are now open for Emergent Technologies and Design (M.Sc. / M.Arch.) 2018-19

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2pbe7rpz42nph1p6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://emtech.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifv1n90380qgzmjy.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://emtech.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" >AA EmTech</a></strong></em><br></strong>
AA Emergent Technologies & Design (EmTech) Graduate Programme investigates new synergies of architecture and ecology through the critical intersection of computational design and fabrication. Emergent Technologies and Design Programme (inaugurated in 2001) is open to graduates in architecture and engineering who wish to develop skills and pursue knowledge in architectural design science that is located in new production paradigms. Our focus is on exploring experiential and social potentials of new material and spatial configurations for architectural and Ecological Urban Designs situated in the dynamic contexts of emerging biomes. The programme is designed to stimulate critical thinking through experience of research driven design projects that are developed in an intellectually rigorous and creative studio environment. Our projects are pursued by multiple iterations through hypothesis, material and computational experimentation, robotic fabr...

Why You Should Care About Project Accounting

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sbjfu5qkeh62ezjy.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=guestblogpost_Mar21&amp;utm_campaign=blog" rel="nofollow" >BQE Core</a>.</strong></em>
You probably hear a lot about the importance of data. Gathering the numbers about your projects and firm, using business intelligence…it all sounds good, but what is it really for? Well, in the case of project accounting, a lot. This is a topic we’ve covered in previous posts on Archinect. As a refresher, project accounting is the practice of tracking and analyzing the financials of your individual projects. We’ve shown you the data you need to collect to undertake project accounting and told you about the technology that makes it simple. This time, we’ll zero in on the benefits it offers, from improved profitability to better staffing decisions and beyond. 1. Truly Understand Project Profitability: Increased profitability is the most widely cited and straightforward consequence of project accounting, and with good reason. By closely monitoring the resources that go into Continue reading "Why You Should Care About Project Accounting"

Teddy Cruz: A Tale of Two Cities

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ov/ov6vvcj9576yeqnm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://www.vilcek.org/" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ge/ge8mv60b31acmkuv.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.vilcek.org/" rel="nofollow" >the Vilcek Foundation</a></strong></em><br>
When Vilcek Prizewinner Teddy Cruz first emigrated from Guatemala, he had no idea that San Diego was a border town. He did not speak English, and his relatives had warned him that going downtown would be risky and dangerous. "It took me almost a year to exit this Truman Show," he says. He was surprised to realize that not twenty minutes away from his new home were vibrant immigrant neighborhoods along the U.S.-Mexico border, and, just on the other side of the wall, the city of Tijuana. It was a sharp contrast to the staid, homogenous suburbs he was living in, and Teddy began to cross the border often to spend time in Tijuana. "The texture, the ruggedness, of a place like Tijuana reminded me of my own country," he says. "I think that oscillation back and forth
Continue reading "Teddy Cruz: A Tale of Two Cities"

4 Project Management Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q9/q9t1566gxec574a1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_030718&amp;utm_content=product-demo" rel="nofollow" >BQE Core</a>.</strong></em>
Architecture firms typically work on several ongoing projects at any given time. A solid project management strategy and dedicated project managers are absolutely crucial for the success of these firms. Given this importance, it's essential to be aware of common project management mistakes, especially when they're easy to avoid. Take a look at these four and learn how to keep your projects on track. 1. Lack of Communication A project manager should possess excellent communication skills. Ideally, each project should begin with a meeting so the entire team can discuss objectives. This meeting is an opportunity to get to know the project manager and to go over their expectations for the team. The project manager should break down the project into smaller tasks, assign these tasks and make sure each team member has a clear understanding of their role and priorities. Communication should Continue reading "4 Project Management Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs"

4 Project Management Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

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Architecture firms typically work on several ongoing projects at any given time. A solid project management strategy and dedicated project managers are absolutely crucial for the success of these firms. Given this importance, it's essential to be aware of common project management mistakes, especially when they're easy to avoid. Take a look at these four and learn how to keep your projects on track. 1. Lack of Communication A project manager should possess excellent communication skills. Ideally, each project should begin with a meeting so the entire team can discuss objectives. This meeting is an opportunity to get to know the project manager and to go over their expectations for the team. The project manager should break down the project into smaller tasks, assign these tasks and make sure each team member has a clear understanding of their role and priorities. Communication should Continue reading "4 Project Management Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs"

The Technology You Need to Boost Profits Without Headaches

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j8/j873hp1zvpcejsnk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><a href="http://bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog_Feb2&amp;utm_content=Getting-data-you-need-run-successful-firm" rel="nofollow" ><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=sponsoredblog-022118&amp;utm_content=technology-profits" rel="nofollow" >BQE Core</a>.</strong></em>
It bears repeating that project accounting—the practice of accounting on a project-by-project basis—will give you transformative information about your company. With it, you’ll understand why and how your projects are succeeding (or floundering), and what you can do to ensure they stay on the right track. There are different types of data you need to collect and synthesize to uncover these insights. These include time and expense entries, billing records, accounting metrics, and project management data. While you technically can track and analyze all of your company’s data without a real project accounting solution, it’s not a wise choice. If you choose to just use spreadsheets, you’ll spend hours upon hours entering, formatting, and analyzing data. Copying and pasting creates a large margin for error, and if one of your formulas isn’t right, it’ll derail everything. Plus, whoever said that they Continue reading "The Technology You Need to Boost Profits Without Headaches"