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AACE Seattle Section January 12th, 2012 Meeting
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
Seattle, WA
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AACE Seattle Section January 12th, 2012 Meeting

Social networking is more than a buzz phrase or trend for today's construction professional; it's now a formula for maximum efficiency and cost savings. This presentation covers how networking tools such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and others help the busy AEC professional build and maintain prospect, client, and vendor relationships. Learn how broadcasting instant updates, two-way communications, and group collaborating are easily achieved with these new technologies - which are fast becoming must-haves for any size project.

Topics Discussed:
* Utilizing LinkedIn to build and maintain new client and vendor relationships
* Using LinkedIn as a human-powered search engine to seek industry feedback, projects, and service/product recommendations
* Broadcasting job updates and information with Twitter
* Collaborating on projects with Facebook Groups and Pages
* Using specialty products to help build and monitor your social network and online presence

James Benham is founder and president of JB Knowledge Technologies Inc. He started his company during his final year in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems. Established with the aim of providing high quality technology solutions to the North American marketplace, James' company has since grown to provide premier technology services to companies large and small across the Western Hemisphere, specializing in the construction, insurance, and real estate industries.

Along with software, database, and web development, JBKnowledge's user-friendly software products  such as SmartBidNet and SmartCompliance  allow companies to streamline enterprise management, data interchange, compliance, and document workflow processes via secure, web-based platforms. JBKnowledge has offices in Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Salta, Argentina and is headquartered in Bryan/College Station, TX where James resides with his wife and two daughters.

As an entrepreneur with expert knowledge in the past, present, and future capabilities of information technology, James has earned kudos and repeat speaking requests from scores of organizations across North America. He has discussed everything from information technology solutions, strategy, and management to marketing and social media. Hosting organizations range from advertising clubs to construction industry trade shows to college classrooms. His energy, friendly nature, and ability to engage whoever he finds himself in front of has yet to go unnoticed.

The AACE - Seattle Section must pay for all meals that are ordered.  If you RSVP that you will attend, you are responsible for the bill of your meal.  In addition, if you attend without an RSVP there is a possibility that your meal options will be limited from those listed above.  If you would like to be added to the Seattle Section's mailing list to receive future notices about our meetings and events, please contact one of the presiding Officers or Directors.

Visit the AACE Seattle Section on our new website at

Anybody interested in budget control, claims management, cost engineering, cost estimating, earned value management, planning and scheduling, project control, project management, value engineering, or risk management in any industry is cordially invited.

AACE - Seattle Section meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from September through May (excluding December).  Each meeting with a technical presentation qualifies for .25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards your CCC/CCE/CEP/CFCC/EVP/PSP recertification requirements.


Best Western Plus Executive Inn (View)
200 Taylor Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

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