What Exactly is a Construction Project Manager?

There are many definitions of a Construction Project Manager or Construction Manager.  Sometimes, it is someone at a construction company who manages the superintendents and subcontractors.  Other times, it is an employee of the client or “Owner” who oversees construction projects at their company, perhaps a real estate development company, office building landlord, or a […]


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Trust Me, I’m an (Unlicensed) Architect

If you don’t have an architectural license, it’s illegal to call yourself an architect or perform architectural services-but people still do. Who are they, who’s policing them, and can they be stopped? (this article is by:Amanda Kolson Hurley,additional research by John ScappiniRelated ArticlesSave / Share and found at http://www.architectmagazin…#related_articles) Michael Angelo Gideo owns a small […]

Are You Dating An Architect?

Perception versus reality is a topic I have covered a few times on arkitectum.com. One aspect of that topic that I haven’t delved into is the perception of the architect. The general consensus is that architects are intelligent, honorable, stylish (e.g. wear a lot of black) creative types … the plus side of being an […]

DSA Talent Referral Program

Design Search Associates offers a referral bonus program if you refer a candidate that our client hires. These bonuses range from $1,000 to $8,000. We recently placed a candidate in a VP of Design & Construction position in Hong Kong. The person that referred the candidate to us was paid $8,000 for the referral. To […]

Hiring A Professional

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.” This is a direct quote from a client that did not use the correct screening methods on a new hire. It was a plumbing job, and the way he told the story, even he couldn’t tell you why he risked […]

Accepting A Counter Offer Is A No-No!

I have encountered a few times when I would extend a job offer to a candidate only to have their current employer counter it with an offer of their own. Some candidates accepted the counter offer while others said, “Thanks, but no thanks.” I was always surprised (and disappointed) by those who accepted the counter […]

Four Reasons Why Recruiters Don’t Call You

Looking for a job is a full-time job. It’s time-consuming and often frustrating. You can spend hours, days, or even weeks searching for a job that’s just the right fit. Then one day you find the “perfect” job. You fire off your resume. And you never hear a word. There are numerous reasons you don’t […]

“It’s My Design”….or is it?

Conflict can occur when an architect departs a firm but still wants to get credit for the design. About the copyright law: copyright exists when a work is put in a tangible form, such as when a design is put down on paper. You don’t have to register your work to have a copyright on […]