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    May 2019 Print

    SMPS Class

    Spring has sprung and summer's just around the corner! Check out what SMPS Kentucky has planned for May.

    Click here for more information and to register!

     

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    Center Stage

    Each month we highlight one of SMPS Kentucky's member firms. This month we're featuring  Lynn Imaging, showcasing their eComm Construction Information Management system.


     

    At Lynn Imaging, we believe in taking your weekends back! Why spend time working on a report for a progress meeting when you could be on the green?

    While you may be familiar with Lynn Imaging, you may not be familiar with our Construction Information Management web-based software tool, called eComm, that was created from a project team’s perspective accommodating all computer skill levels to keep clear and concise communication on small to large projects. Your project information is organized and streamlined, and so is your communication and your to-do lists. 

    We pride ourselves on staying current and adapting our technology to meet the needs of our partners. While eComm is always evolving, Lynn Imaging will always have a friendly face behind our software.

    What are people saying about eComm?

    Raymond J. Vaske II, Assoc. AIA
    Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects
    “The concept of creating an affordable, transparent database to transfer and document information through all phases of the design process, from initial kickoff meeting records to the project closeout once a building is turned over to the Owner, is a powerful tool with many advantages for Owners, Design Professionals, and Contractors alike. The customization and flexibility it provides is also a great advantage. As a design professional, the ability to customize the Item Categories to cater to a specific project type helps to streamline the pertinent information and include only those categories that are needed and useful per project.”

    Adam Hooker, Business Manager
    Laurel County Board of Education
    “We have used eComm on several projects in Laurel County. The program allows us to have access to all construction documents directly from a computer or tablet. This is very handy when we have construction meetings or during board meetings because we can access needed information quickly and easily.  It also provides a fast and effective way of communicating meeting notices and other information to all contractors, architects, engineers and owner representatives at the same time.  I would highly recommend Ecomm to any district or organization.”

    Luke A. Williams,  Plant Operations Director
    Taylor Regional Hospital
    “eComm made the documentation for a large project more manageable.  It gave easy access to all documents during the construction process.  After construction, I had a jump drive filled with closeout documents.”


    Our focus is on customer service. We value our partners and truly believe through eComm we can help you take your weekends back!

    Lynn Imaging is proud to celebrate over 73 years of business. We believe in supporting our community, providing lasting partnerships to organizations and businesses we work with, and connecting with the great people of Kentucky. This extends to our work with SMPS Kentucky, and we are elated to support and work with such great people!

    Contact Amanda Schoonover, 502-376-9860 or [email protected] to discuss an upcoming project that could use eComm to get you on the green, home with your family more, or more time on preparing for your next project.

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    Member News

    KNBA is delighted to partner with Studio Gang Architects of Chicago and the College of Design University of Kentucky on the Reynolds Building, the new home for the College of Design. KNBA continues a 20-year practice of collaboration with their eleventh project with firms of national prominence, bringing an extensive portfolio of adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects and renovation expertise to the team. Click here for the full article.


    Norman Berry, KNBA Founder and Principal Emeritus, was honored in his hometown, Corbin, KY, with the "Key to the City." Corbin High School graduate and honored architect K. Norman Berry spoke to members and guests of the Corbin Kiwanis Club where he was presented the key to the city. Berry was the architect and leader in the design and construction of Corbin's current high school. Berry founded and is the Principal Emeritus of K. Norman Berry Associates Architects PLLC and guided its growth and development since 1971.

    Don't miss the opportunity to share your successes or highlight your firm's recent accomplishments! If you have new member or firm news, click here to submit and be published in our newsletter!

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    Job Postings

    Vice President of Marketing & Business Development | The Thrasher Group

    Are you the kind of professional for whom “good enough” is never enough? Are you driven to grow and improve every day and always welcome a challenge? If so, click here to read the responsibilities and required qualifications for this position.

    ALSO...

    BFW Engineering & Testing, Inc/Marcum Engineering, a regional engineering firm, is currently seeking a Geospatial Survey Technician, Civil Designer, Wetland Delineator & Stream Assessor, Industrial Designer, and Transportation Engineer for our growing offices in Paducah (KY), Lexington (KY), Marion (IL), and Champaign (IL). More information can be found on these positions by clicking here http://www.bfwengineers.com/careers/

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    CPSM Corner

    CPSMTake your marketing career to the next level!
    The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) offers a credential that recognizes your achieved marketing expertise, the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).

    The CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate the professional standards in marketing and influence the future of this vital field. Furthermore, the CPSM designation serves as a mark of distinction for professional services marketers and business developers, raising their standing with their employers, peers, and the public.

    Are you ready to take the CPSM exam? Every month we're going to let you test the waters with a sample question. Here you go!

    Q: An effective network can save substantial time by:
    A)   providing coverage when a firm is understaffed.
    B)   validating information on clients and projects.
    C)   designing a firm's marketing strategy.
    D)   providing information on fees.

    Find the answer below the SMPS contact information toward the end of the newsletter.

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    Mark Your Calendar!

    SMPS KY Events Calendar

    May 8 | Noon | Webinar | Digital Branding: Doing It Right. Held in two locations: Louisville & Lexington. Click here for details and to register!

    May 18-19 | Preservation Kentucky's Tour 120. An exciting new statewide event designed to raise awareness of the importance of historic preservation to Kentucky’s communities, and raise funds to help the nonprofits that preserve, manage and showcase them. For more information, visit http://preservationkentucky.org/tour120/

    May 30 | 1:30 to 4:00 PM | BD University #2: Building Relationships and Leveraging Your Network. Relationships are the most powerful tool any AEC marketer or business developer can possess. Join SMPS KY as we learn how to strengthen those connections and leverage the networking opportunities in front of us. Click here for more information and to register!

    June 27 | 1:30 to 4:00 PM | SMPS Program: Economic Development Panel. Public Private Partnerships (P3) have gained traction in the AEC Industry and seem to be here to stay. Join SMPS KY as we dive into P3s and other factors driving Kentucky's economic development climate. More information coming soon!

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    Contact Us

    SMPS of Kentucky
    P.O. Box 910833
    Lexington, KY 40591
    www.smpskentucky.org

    CPSM Sample Question Answer: B) validating information on clients and projects.

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