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Marla McIntyre PhotoFor more than 25 years, Marla McIntyre has educated contractors, subcontractors, bankers, public and private owners, legislators, educators, insurers, and attorneys on contract surety bonding, insurance and construction issues. She’s the author of more than 100 articles, including an award-winning series for the Risk Management Association, and has written books, directories, informational brochures, and reports. Her extensive construction and risk management background includes stints as executive director the American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington and the Surety Information Office. She also worked for Associated General Contractors of America, National Conference of States on Building Codes & Standards, Association of Major City Building Officials, and National Concrete Masonry Association. She served on the boards of the Construction Writers Association, and American Council for Construction Education, and was active in the Construction Owners Association of America. Email Marla McIntyre,

Issue # Issue Date Ad Materials Due Feature Topic
1 1/11/2017 12/28/2016 Tech Predictions
2 1/25/2017 1/11/2017 Mobile Jobsite, Remote Workforce | (Screenshot)
3 2/8/2017 1/25/2017 Apps | (Screenshot)
4 2/22/2017 2/8/2017 Equipment Maintenance, Field Service | (Screenshot)
5 3/8/2017 2/22/2017 Select, Implement New Technology
6 3/22/2017 3/8/2017 GPS/Fleet Technology
7 4/12/2017 3/29/2017 Tech Risk
8 4/26/2017 4/12/2017 HR and Employee Technology
9 5/10/2017 4/26/2017 Safety Technology
10 5/24/2017 5/10/2017 Social Media, Website Development
11 6/7/2017 5/24/2017 Money Saving Technologies
12 6/21/2017 6/7/2017 Big Data
13 7/5/2017 6/21/2017 Smart Buildings
14 7/26/2017 7/12/2017 Smart Tools & Equipment
15 8/9/2017 7/26/2017 Accounting, Estimating
Essential Apps 8/16/2017 8/2/2017 Mobile App Showcase of Essential Apps for Construction
16 8/23/2017 8/9/2017 BIM 3-D to 5-D
17 9/6/2017 8/23/2017 Mobile Apps
18 9/20/2017 9/6/2017 CRM/Marketing/Bidding/ERP
19 10/4/2017 9/20/2017 Project Scheduling/Management
20 10/18/2017 10/4/2017 Virtual Design and Construction
21 11/1/2017 10/18/2017 Green Construction Technology
22 11/15/2017 11/1/2017 Tech for Highway Heavy
23 12/6/2017 11/22/2017 Building Products and Materials
24 12/20/2017 12/6/2017 Year In Review