Contributed by Eric D. Lussier
Seven short months ago, after discussing issues in construction with Cherise Lakeside for what seemed like the infinite time, I blurted out that someone should start a 'fix construction' website and start tackling some of these concerns we were having. Being short of patience myself and wanting to strike while the iron was hot, I leaped at the opportunity when I discovered that the URL was available. I registered the domain LetsFixConstruction.com on a whim and brought up the core of the website you are reading here in a few short hours.
I was unsure as to what the response would be, but I was aware that we knew several individuals who were active construction bloggers and would be interested in what our core message was from the start: "to better the industry by sharing our knowledge, openly communicating and encouraging collaboration". It turns out that we seemed to be striking a chord almost immediately. Contributors were happy to share new and archival posts, the social shares were there and almost immediately, people were talking about #FixConstruction and what we were trying to do.
Fast forward seven months and dozens of posts later, we've now received recognition by having our blog nominated for not one, but two different industry awards. As previously mentioned, Construction Marketing Ideas has nominated us and 25 other bloggers for the 2017 Best Construction Blog award, which you can vote on here. In addition, #FixConstruction has been nominated in the 8th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards for Best Construction Business Blog along with ConstructConnect, ForConstructionPros and Miron Construction.
We are incredibly humbled and honored to be nominated by both Construction Marketing Ideas and Jackson Design & Remodeling. If you find us deserving, would you please take a moment to vote for Let's Fix Construction in the JDR Industry Blogger Awards here?
In the meantime, we're going to continue what we've been doing for the last six months: offering an unbiased and unsponsored platform for industry professionals to share their viewpoint on issues they're seeing in AEC and their solutions on how to swing things into a better light.
Let's Fix Construction is an avenue to offer creative solutions, separate myths from facts and erase misconceptions about the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.
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