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TRANSACTIONS BRADLEY-BLEWSTER & ASSOCIATES JOIN STANTEC’S GROWING BUILDINGS PRACTICE Global integrated design leader Stantec announces the team from Bradley-Blewster & Associates joined the firm’s Buildings practice. Founded in 1980, Bradley-Blewster & Associates offer healthcare planning and design services for hospitals, medical office buildings, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, and residential care facilities. The firm’s clients include Franklin Medical Center, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Lane Regional Medical Center, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, P&S Surgical Hospital, Pt. Coupee General Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital, and St. Francis Medical Center & Woman’s Hospital. “For more than 40 years, we’ve taken great pride in designing care environments that prioritize the patient experience and support clinicians in their service to communities throughout Louisiana,” said Carroll Blewster, architect and co-founder of Bradley-Blewster & Associates. “Joining Stantec’s Buildings practice allows our team to build on our record of success by bringing the

resources of a global firm to our clients, as we continue to deliver best-in-class design services.” Stantec and Bradley-Blewster have a positive and long-standing partnership, delivering projects like the Heart & Vascular Institute, Level 1 Trauma Center, LSU Medical Education and Innovation Center, Livingston Healthplex, among others for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Currently the team continues to work on additional health care projects within the Baton Rouge community. The Louisiana-based group also provides architectural and interior design services to commercial, education, and institutional clients. “The collaborative and client focused team from Bradley-Blewster bring professional acumen along with relationship-based service, and we are proud to welcome them to Stantec,” said Brenda Bush-Moline, vice president, global health sector leader for Stantec. “Together, we share a commitment to imagining and delivering advanced health facilities that offer care and comfort to the local community.”

Stantec’s Health Sector is improving health worldwide through the power of design. Their award-winning innovative spaces address the physical, mental, and emotional health of patients, their families, and care teams. With architects, medical planners, engineers, designers, project managers, and scientists in six countries share knowledge to position their clients at the forefront of best practice, technology innovation, and high-performance healthcare delivery. To learn more about Stantec’s health sector click here. Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why the people at Stantec always design with community in mind. Stantec is made up of designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, who innovate together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

estimating and contracting procedures and processes working to get profitable projects? If not, what will you change? What can you do to be more profitable? How is the quality of the work you are putting out? If you aren’t happy with it, what will you change to ensure that you are getting better? “As this year wraps up (where did the time go?), and we are seeing some signs of an economic slowdown, now is a good time for AEC firm owners to be sure they are heading into the new year in a strong position.” Questions, questions, and more questions. None of these may seem profound, but they all merit asking and honestly answering. Who knows if things are going to be better or worse in 2023? I don’t. I’m still not convinced that our industry is going to be seriously impacted by rising interest rates, but who wants to take that chance? There are clouds on the horizon. Let’s get out our raincoats and galoshes, and be ready for whatever lies ahead, NOW – before the storm hits! Mark Zweig is Zweig Group’s chairman and founder. Contact him at

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to doing something more productive? Meetings waste a lot of time in AEC firms. 4. Staffing. Are you ignoring performance and morale problems caused by certain people and carrying those into the new year? If so, why? Have you thought about how you can ramp up the supply line of qualified people who want to work for your firm? What are you doing to make your company a better place to work for the kinds of highly motivated and skilled people you need? Have you got the right people in the roles they are best suited for? If not, why not? Now is the time to fix these problems. 5. Marketing. Have you gotten everyone using your client and potential client database? What are you doing to add to that database? What new approaches will you be using this year to market your company and its services? Have you reviewed the list of project possibilities and deleted everything that is dead? What can you do to accelerate the closing of the real opportunities you do have? Are your ramping up your PR efforts? How large is your press list and how often are you using it? What training do your people need to be better sellers and how will you be providing that to them? 6. Operations. Have you raised your billing rates and informed all of your clients of doing so? Are your fee

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