Welcome to Design Opportunities …

Proposed Building Projects…Designers Needed

About Design Opportunities, “DO”

·        National Building News was established over 50 years ago. It is an "early warning system" using a national reporting network to provide Pre-Design leads on the "Skyline of Tomorrow."

·        We maintain contact with thousands of owner/developers to determine their future building plans while they are still being contemplated, still a "twinkle in his eye."

·        This information, owner contact, phone, fax and email, is published in Design Opportunities, "DO.” We track several thousand projects per year, in three Pre-Design Stages: (1) Conception…before design is needed, (2) Design…with “live” RFP, and (3) Under Design…when the architect has been selected.

·        In other words, “DO” tracks the “Skyline of Tomorrow”, from Concept to Construction.

u “DO” is distributed by email in a “personalized” PDF format. It is available in a Daily or Weekly Edition. We publish approximately 50 RFP’s per week.

u Who subscribes to “DO”

·        Owners use “DO” to analyze trends in the market, see what types of projects are moving forward; which developers are most active and what architects and engineers they are choosing.

·        Broker or Building Managers need “DO” to contact the owner regarding tenants for and management of his new projects.

·        Appraisers, Surveyors, Insurers, Attorneys and Mortgage companies. The owner needs their services before he awards the design contract.

·        Architects, Engineers, Landscape Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors and Food Service Consultants who want to develop a relationship with the owner/developer in the Pre-Design phase. Also to see what is going on outside their area of focus, and which developers, building types and areas of the country are generating the most activity.

·        Manufacturers and System Providers who want to get the jump on competition by becoming “owner preferred” thereby avoiding the expensive bidding process where the architect must list them as “or equal.”

u What our subscribers are saying:

·       “We are primarily focused on higher education clients and projects. It is important for us to know about projects several months in advance so we can set up meetings with them so we can meet and greet the 'key' individuals at each university."

·        “I have not seen another resource that covers both public and private work so clearly.”

·        “It is a comprehensive publication that covers the US market as well as the many markets sectors held within as easy to use format.

·        We want to be the early bird so we subscribe to the Daily Edition of Design Opportunities.

·        “It provides me new information on leads I may not be aware of and also provides validation for my efforts when I know about leads that are published.

·        It is a unique publication as most only focus on public projects, which is not our primary market.  It is nice to see private development listed!”

·        "DO” gives my company a jump start as to where to focus our marketing efforts to build the relationship now so the work in the future can be ours."

·        “We don’t chase advertised projects un­less a relationship is developed and we know it’s coming, but this lets us know what is going on outside our area of focus and whether we should be looking at new areas.”

·        “Information of high quality.”

·        "What a great publication. We did not know there were so many other opportunities so close to us. Thank you for pulling it together.”

·        "This is a wonderful publication. I wish I had known about it sooner.”

·        “I find DO useful because: It is a source of real leads, not a collection of old news stories.”

·        “I can’t wait to see what the next issue has for me!”

·        “Wow! You really meant it when you said it costs less than coffee and donuts each morning.”

·       “I’ve already landed a job from “DO” which means I paid for it for a lifetime.”


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