I have been fortunate enough to visit both of New York City's new baseball stadiums this
year. As a die-hard NY Yankee fan, it pains me to say
that the new Citi Field (home of the NY Mets) is far superior to the new Yankee
In Sept. 2005, the world was mesmerized by the greatest
natural disaster in the history of the U.S. Most of us were glued to our
favorite cable channel or Web site, watching hurricane Katrina pound the Gulf
Coast without mercy. Our federal and state emergency services were in the
spotlight. How would they respond to this overwhelming storm?
“Do the numbers made sense?” is a question that often bounces through
my head. This question has once again been raised – this time with
full-page ads for “…a home cooling breakthrough that uses 96% less electricity
than air conditioners.” Wow, I thought, no more high rates to cool my home!
Many construction-related business owners and managers are
aggressively managing their operations. They are cutting expenses, finding new
efficiencies and improving their marketing effectiveness. But one recession strategy you might be overlooking is how
to motivate your staff to help you succeed during these difficult times.
The new Palazzo Versace
hotel Dubai, which is now under construction, will have the first refrigerated
beach in the world-so guests can sunbathe in comfort during the hottest days of
the year. According to London’s
summer temperatures in Dubai average 103°F and can reach 122°F.
Many of your competitors will survive this recession, but
only a handful will grow stronger. How in the world are they doing it? Using the expertise of Clear Seas Research, we surveyed
members of the Buildings Materials Panel to learn their 2009 marketing