Publisher’s Message: May 2020

Anastasia Barnes

May is HP’s annual Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture focus. We’re excited to share the Connecticut Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) 2020 Design Award winners with our readers. See page 19 for the full list of winners! This issue also features news in the Technology and Innovation sector. In our synopsis article on the most recent Build Better podcast, Daniel Stonecipher of PROCON explains the best way to collect and use data to the benefit of your client and the project.

Readership is up! Visibility is paramount.

The stay-at-home order has more of us catching up with the latest facilities news from our home offices. HP has seen a 30% increase in online activity, which proves that people are turning to the media for news and solutions during this time of crisis.  At High-Profile, we’re thrilled to be providing a way to engage with our readers through our new weekly webinar, called HP Connects. The webinar features discussions with industry leaders and is designed to discover new ways to adapt, pivot, and come together.

During the shutdown, networking has not stopped, but the way we network has. Now, the new technologies of communications are showing their merit. The sentiment, “because that’s the way we always do it,” will no longer stop us from trying something different, says John Cannistraro (pg. 23) in the article he contributes to HP. He makes the point that we are now keeping afloat with the technologies that were, at one point, considered accessories.

This is an interesting time to be in the business of communications and we appreciate the feedback we have been getting from an extraordinary talented pool of professionals that design and build the facilities we live and work in. You are invited to become a member of the HP community with a new program designed to provide the AEC industry in New England with the same interconnectivity that would be found in a single corporation.  Learn more about the new HP Monthly Membership at

June’s focus is Healthcare Facilities, and we’ve also added a new focus to HP’s June 2020 edition: Essential Construction. If you are active with a project classified under your local guidelines as an essential project, please let us know.  Stay safe, sane and sanitized!

Enjoy the issue!

Anastasia Barnes

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