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Lighting design webinar series - get your PDUs

Posted By Greg Williamson, Monday, September 14, 2020

HLB Lighting Design

September AIA Webinar Series




HLB has launcheda series of webinars to share our AIA accredited presentationswith industry peers, bringing our architectural lighting design expertise directly to your home office. Our Septemberpresentation series includes critical design trends, light and disinfection education, sustainability, daylighting, and value engineering insight to help inform successful design integration. Join us!




Credits: 1 LU | HSW

Learn about the various types of UV light that can assist in indoor facility disinfection practices, the types of pathogens that can be killed or inactivated with UV light and what to be cautious of when using UV light to minimize the spread of pathogens in architectural spaces.

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September 15, 2020

1 PM EST | 12 PM CDT | 10 AM PST

September 16, 2020

1 PM EST | 12 PM CDT | 10 AM PST

September 17, 2020

1 PM EST | 12 PM CDT | 10 AM PST




Credits: 1 LU | HSW, 1 GBCI CE

Learn about the trends that are driving daylighting today - trends in wellness, energy-conscious and integrated design and daylighting applications.

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September 22, 2020

1 PM EST | 12 PM CDT | 10 AM PST

September 23, 2020

1 PM EST | 12 PM CDT | 10 AM PST

September 24, 2020

1 PM EST | 12 PM CDT | 10 AM PST




Credits: 1 LU

Learn how to avoid value engineering of your lighting package, the lighting procurement process, fixture features worth fighting forand specification recommendations.

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September 29, 2020

1 PM EST | 12 PM CDT | 10 AM PST

September 30, 2020

1 PM EST | 12 PM CDT | 10 AM PST

October 1, 2020

1 PM EST | 12 PM CDT | 10 AM PST




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Posted By Todd Ressler, Saturday, September 12, 2020
I spent a few hours this morning doing some research on heavy equipment purchases. It seems like such a large up front expense for anyone, regardless of the size of their company. To help "soften the blow" to the checkbook it is important to factor in "depreciation" to spread the cost of the equipment over a period of time. Straight line depreciation is the most simple (and there is nothing wrong with simple) way to calculated depreciation. It is easy to calculate, consistent and reduces the opportunity for an errors. It will also help your accountant during tax time or when working on your annual operating budget. The formula for straight line depreciation is as follows: 1) COST OF EQUIPMENT INCLUDING TAX & DELIVER (SUBTRACT) SALVAGE VALUE=X 2) DIVIDE 1 BY THE NUMBER OF YEARS OF USEFUL LIFE TO GET A PERCENTAGE OF DEPRECIATION PER YEAR 3)MULTIPLY DEPRECIATION RATE BY ASSET COST=ANNUAL DEPRECIATION AN EXAMPLE WITH NUMBER IS AS FOLLOWS: PURCHASE PRICE-55,000 SALVAGE PRICE-1,450 ASSET COST -53,550 USEFUL LIFE-5 YEARS (1/5=20%) 20% X 53,550=10,710 Hope this helps. I am always available to assist owners with equipment purchases, equipment valuations and fleet inventory. Best TR

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Posted By Todd Ressler, Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Is anyone else out there a fan of David Ramsey. I listen to his podcast and enjoy his advice. Most of his points of emphasis can be applied to estimating. One of my favorite pieces of advice from David Ramsey are "They said" and "I heard" are the two worst financial advisors giving advice these days. I am sure we have all heard these terms when speaking with a friend or colleague. That being said, "I heard" and "They said" are also the two worst estimators giving advice these days. It is o.k. to take advice but be suspicious of anyone who prefaces their words of wisdom with "I heard" or "They said". Best in Estimating Todd Ressler CPE

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Posted By Todd Ressler, Monday, August 24, 2020
Morning All, I was on the ASPE website and found a document that can be useful in building your chapter and retaining members. In the members only section there is a link to several ASPE resources, one of which is the Membership Retention. Take a look, it is a good guideline of ideas and expectations.

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Stone Walls: Massachusetts preservation August 19

Posted By Greg Williamson, Wednesday, August 12, 2020




Stone Walls:
How To Identify, Document & Evaluate Them in Historic Landscapes
with guest speaker
Jeff Howry


We're coming up on our final Preservation Conversation of the summer (but don't worry, we have some great things planned for the fall!)

This week we will discuss Stone Walls: How To Identify, Document & Evaluate Them in Historic Landscapes with special guest speaker Jeff Howry. Given how popular our last stone wall conversation was, we're pretty excited about next week's presentation, and hope you will be too!

Questions can be emailed to or use the live chat feature during the conversation. For our summer schedule and upcoming topics be sure to check out the PM website.  

And, in case you missed it, our last two conversations are now up on our website and YouTube channel: What is a Circuit Rider and Local Funding Programs for Historic Homeowners.   You will also find referenced documents on our website for each of these presentations. 

Next Conversation


10:00 - 11:00 AM


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Upcoming Conversations

August 19- Stone Walls: How to Identify, Document & Evaluate Them in Historic Landscapes, with Jeff Howry.

September - Historic Landscape Preservation (date TBD)


Our Circuit Riders Jeff & Stacia gave some insight into their roles and work for PM and some helpful hints about getting the most out of your outreach to them. 


Patrick Guthrie of the Arlington Preservation Fund shared how this local program began and has now made more than 100 loans to owners of historic properties in the community. 


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Posted By Todd Ressler, Wednesday, July 29, 2020
I am working on a project that requires a brick facade. I am hoping someone can provide a sf price or some productions rates for budgetary purposes. Thank you fellow estimators.

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Posted By Lorena Quintero, Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

San Diego Chapter #4 Has an upcoming Free Webinar for All that want to improve Your Estimating Skills with CPE Certificate. July 29, 2020 3:00PM-4:00PM PST Join from a : PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android device! Zoom Join Meeting: Webinar ID: 952 2533 4373 OR JOIN BY PHONE: For Higher quality, dial a number based on your current location: +1 301 715 8592 , +1 929 205 6099 , +1 312 626 6799 , +1 669 900 6833 +1 253 215 8782 , +1 346 248 7799 INTERNATIONAL NUMBERS AVAILABLE -

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Productivity White Paper

Posted By Todd Ressler, Thursday, July 9, 2020
Art Nix is a contract trainer with HCSS. I am a fan of his videos and blog and recently came across a white paper he put together on productivity. We all speak the same language but sometimes different dialects when it comes to productivity. Art's paper explains the different types of productivity and provides some examples. I hope you all find this helpful. I would welcome some comments and thoughts on this topic. Yours in Construction Todd Ressler C.P.E.

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Buckley Associates Price Engineer Virtual Training June 8-12

Posted By Greg Williamson, Thursday, May 28, 2020


Price Engineer Virtual Training

June 8-12 8:30-11am



Air Distribution Theory, Application & Best Practices

June 8-12


Join the Buckley and Price Industries team for our Price Engineering Training course (PET) held virtually June 8-12, 2020 from 8:30-11am daily. This no-cost training program is ideally suited for the mechanical engineer that is routinely working on HVAC designs.


Each attendee is eligible for 10 PDH credits (including NY State), and will receive a copy of the Price Engineering Handbook, a comprehensive engineering and design guide focusing on HVAC theory, psychometrics and thermal comfort.




HVAC Fundamentals including Air Distribution, Acoustics, Thermal Comfort, and Hydronic Technologies.


Technologies including critical envronments, chilled beams, displacement, noise control, underfloor, DOAS terminals, terminals, fan coils and controls


Applications including labs/clean rooms, healthcare, educational facilities, office spaces, performing arts facilities





Detailed Agenda


Daily agenda and course descriptions



Formal invitation and overview



Buckley Associates | (800) BUCKLEY |



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Posted By Todd Ressler, Monday, May 25, 2020
Afternoon everyone and hope you are all enjoying the long weekend. I am trying to get a feeling for the bidding schedule nationwide. Has bidding slowed down in your regions or stopped all together. Has bidding opened back up in your regions?

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