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|BEST PRACTICES A/E/C COMPETITION FOR EDS19|
SDA Fellows Announce Best Practices A/E/C Competition
SDA Fellows propose to hold a panel discussion on Best Practices at EDSymposium19 in Spokane, WA in May 2019. This will consist of a three-firm panel, each one discussing a Best Practice at their firm. Each member of the panel will have 15-20 minutes to present and 5 minutes of questions. The purpose of this panel is to tap into the plethora of best practices that have been developed at SDA member firms over the years. These may be technical: e.g., Huckabee’s employee visit to all of their projects to promote team spirit, or Clark Nexsen’s weekly reports from PM to clients that improve communications with clients, reduce misunderstandings, and move the management ball down the field. They may also be administrative, e.g., a Deltek work flow or user-defined info center for firm licenses, HR practice like WSP’s administrative certification program, or marketing, like the adaptation of a new CRM system. Any of the five SDA PEGs or a technical subject may be chosen. The submittal must show the improvement in practice management gained from the practice.
The intent of this program is to encourage SDA members to share their knowledge and to further develop the resources, expert knowledge, and professionalism of all SDA members and the A/E/C industry in general.
This contest is open to any SDA member in good standing. Practices should be of topical interest to the A/E/C industry.
A maximum of three best practices will be selected for this award. All winners will present their submittals at EDS19. The winning submittals will each receive $200 towards their EDS19 registration to present their submittal. There will be one award per submittal regardless of the number of presenters the firm chooses to participate in the panel.
The practice will be submitted to several A/E/C best practice websites for further recognition by the A/E/C community.
In the event no submittal, as determined by the judges, is selected, no award will be given.
January 11, 2018 - Electronic abstracts submitted to SDA Executive Director
January 25, 2019 - Judges’ Final Decision
January 31, 2019 - Announcement of winners
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTERING SDA BEST PRACTICES COMPETITION
SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY
The deadline for submitting the electronic files (the cover page and the paper) is January 11, 2019. Any submissions received after that date will not be accepted. Submit the files via email to the SDA Executive Director, Stephanie Kirschner at email@example.com.
If you have questions on the program or process, contact Stephanie Kirschner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.268.5302.