Articles by Tim Fausch

Helping Construction Pros Navigate In a Digital World

June 25, 2010
Not long ago, most professionals belonged to their national, state or local association. Or they belonged to a peer group, civic club, or some organization that exposed them to new ideas, skills, and tools, all while networking with other pros.
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World Cup Stadium Construction Is Breathtaking, But What's Hiding in South Africa's Shadows?

June 11, 2010
Apparently, there’s a little soccer tournament starting today called the “2010 FIFA World Cup”. I understand it will attract hundreds of millions of viewers from around the globe.
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Here's a New Trade Show Everyone Can Attend

June 8, 2010
I’ve always been baffled by the low turnout for many construction-related trade shows. Even when the number of attendees reaches record levels, the total represents a fraction of the universe of contractors, engineers, architects, wholesalers, and maintenance pros who should be attending. 
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Gulf Coast Oil Leak: Environmental Catastrophe vs. U.S. Independence

May 28, 2010
I’m an ardent fan of the great outdoors. I run and bike on nature trails. I’m the family recycling nut. My favorite vacation destinations are Zion National Park, The Grand Canyon, Glacier National Park, and Bryce Canyon. I love lakes, rivers and the ocean. 
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Steam Room Design Brings Back Adolescent Fears

April 16, 2010
After decades of quiet avoidance, I recently found the courage to enter a public steam room. Finally, I was prepared to overcome adolescent memories of a sauna experience gone badly. 
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Media Madness and Construction Pros

March 16, 2010
Last week, I experienced a different kind of March Madness. I spent three days in Manhattan at meetings focused on e-media trends and developments. My head is still spinning. 
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Innovation Still Matters

February 26, 2010
What have you done this week to inspire your customers and employees to be excited about your products or services? 
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A Business Lesson from Braveheart, Al and Ellen

February 5, 2010
One of my favorite scenes from the 1995 film Braveheart takes place on the battlefield before the hand-to-hand combat takes place. In a rousing speech, Scotsman William Wallace challenges his troops to stay and fight. His words whip them into a frenzy. 
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A Global Warming Tax on Your Business?

December 11, 2009
If forced to take a side, I would join the ranks of global warming skeptics.  
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Five Reasons to Give Thanks

November 25, 2009
With 2009 ticking down, it would be so easy to reflect on the hardships our country has endured this year.
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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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