Three Alternative Ways for Architects to Earn (Big?) Money – with Tobias Maescher from Archipreneur

We see that many architects actually earn very little, considering the work that they do and the responsibilities they carry. Long hours, a lot of stress, strict deadlines, demanding clients, lots of responsibilities and working during the weekend; all of…






Done is better than perfect - also for architects!

Have you ever gone overboard in perfecting an e-mail, re-typed it completely a number of times, only to end up erasing everything after half an hour and sending your original version? Have you ever spent just a tad too long…






From Architects to Real Estate Developers - with Alex and Esther from Barcelona

Today we are sharing a VERY interesting story for our blog readers who want to “productise” their service business. This is the story of 2 young and interesting Spanish architects, Alex and Esther (http://www.diazgallardo.com/), who transformed their architecture service business into a products business that…






Hands On Online Marketing to Boost your AEC Business  - with Hope Williams

Hope Williams (http://hopeworksdesign.com/) is giving professional advice on online marketing for Architects and Engineers. We did interview her during a full 1 hour and 22 minutes (to be precise) on the best ways AEC firms can market their businesses online in such a way…






How to Generate Ideas for Passive Revenue (& how we "invented" ArchiSnapper)

Who should read this post? If (soon or late) you are planning to build up a passive revenue stream next to your architecture or construction business, you need to read this post. This is the case as well for a small…






How To Avoid a Bad Final Punch List Experience on Your Next Project

In a previous article I described what a punch list is. Summary: When the job has reached the point of substantial completion – meaning that the project is complete and usable, except for a few minor deficiencies – the customer and contractor(s) do…






10 Simple Tips for Getting the Most from your Tablet on the Construction Site

About time, stress and tablets Tablets and smartphones are becoming more and more important in the construction industry. You don’t need to be Einstein to understand why: In an industry where we need to travel between the office and different construction sites, collaborate with lots of different…






Architects, Contractors, Engineers: double your hourly rate. NOW.

(Upfront warning: for simplicity, we only talk about hourly rates in this article, but the same is true for fixed per project pricing.) Defining your hourly rate is a difficult thing. Many architects, contractors, project managers and construction engineers are afraid to…






Lean Construction Explained in (Very) Simple Words

Did you ever have to redo the same construction work twice – for free – because a client changed his mind? Ever seen windows in the wrong position? Or ordered twice as much isolation materials due to a misunderstanding? Then the principles behind “Lean…