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CWA E-Learning Series Delivers Continuing Education Opportunities for Construction Writers

(April 11, 2012)

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 04/11/12 -- The Construction Writers Association's (CWA) 2011-12 CWA E-Learning series is giving writers and marketing communicators in the construction industry expanded education opportunities - right from their own desk. First launched in September 2011, the CWA E-Learning Series is designed to help construction writers' and marketing communicators' in their careers and businesses.

These interactive webinars turn offices into virtual classrooms, where journalists, marketing/communications professionals and other construction writers can learn about the latest trends, information and innovations in the construction industry and ask questions during the presentations.

The next two E-Learning webinars are:

-- "Effectively Managing a Crisis in Today's Digital Age," presented by Jim Baty, technical director, Tilt-Up Concrete Association and Concrete Foundations Association; Brian Gallagher, director of marketing, O'Neal, Inc.; Wendy Ward, senior vice president, Constructive Communication Inc.; and Aileen Cho, senior editor, Engineering News-Record, 12:00 p.m. Noon Central, May 23, 2012. This webinar will share insight from several perspectives - a journalist, public relations professional, industry association manager and a marketer for a construction company - about real-world experiences and tips for effectively communicating in a crisis situation.

-- "Social Media Trends in the A/E/C Industry," presented by Christopher Parsons, founder and CEO, Knowledge Architecture; and James Kent, chief marketing and communications officer, Thornton Tomasetti; 12:00p.m., Noon Central, June 13, 2012. This webinar will focus on trends and case studies illustrating the changing nature of social media in the A/E/C industry. Parsons will review findings from a recently completed study of 250 of the largest A/E/C firms in the United States. Kent will present a methodology to explore social media behavior and show the differences in how architects and engineers behave in the social media milieu, which also has relevance to construction firms.

These 60-minute webinars cost $49 for members and $99 for non-CWA members. To register, visit For questions or more information, contact CWA Executive Director Deborah J. Hodges at (773) 687-8726 or

The Construction Writers Association (CWA), founded in 1958, is a non-profit, non-partisan, international organization that provides a forum for journalism, photography, marketing, and communications professionals in all segments of the construction industry to connect with other professionals and enhance skills through education. Visit our website at Join us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Deborah Hodges
Construction Writers Association

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