What is the Future of AEC Marketing?

SCOTT D. BUTCHER | December 3, 2019

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Architecture, engineering, construction and environmental firms need to continually stay abreast of what is happening in marketing and business development. As consumers, we are receiving a nonstop parade of marketing messages on a daily basis. Some sources report that we see 5,000 or more marketing messages daily. However, the way we are receiving these messages continues to change, based upon societal preferences and newer technologies.

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Specializing in multi-family residential, hotel and hospitality, and recreational facilities, McHugh Construction is a fourth-generation, privately-owned company and one of the largest full-service construction firms in the U.S. McHugh provides a platform for collaboration, transparency, and efficiency. Within that seamless approach, we offer a full range of core competencies and capabilities including general contracting, construction management, design-build, preconstruction services, program management, concrete construction, structural engineering services on behalf of every client on every project.

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Article | July 27, 2021

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OxBlue Announces AI-Based Capabilities for Social Distancing

Article | April 20, 2020

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Article | June 8, 2021

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IoT and BIM for automatic performance recording

Article | May 14, 2021

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Specializing in multi-family residential, hotel and hospitality, and recreational facilities, McHugh Construction is a fourth-generation, privately-owned company and one of the largest full-service construction firms in the U.S. McHugh provides a platform for collaboration, transparency, and efficiency. Within that seamless approach, we offer a full range of core competencies and capabilities including general contracting, construction management, design-build, preconstruction services, program management, concrete construction, structural engineering services on behalf of every client on every project.

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