A Chat with Lance Wafler, Superintendent at DPR Construction

By Chris Maday Schmidt Lance Wafler, superintendent at DPR Construction, is a high-energy, forward-thinking superintendent who’s built projects in several of the firm’s regions over the last seven years, as well as led the field operations for some of its largest data center projects. He joined DPR from Holder in 2010. Join Construction Superintendent as Wafler talks about the challenges surrounding the execution of data center projects, as well as his strategies for putting together project schedules and the importance of role models in the industry. (Q) Talk a little about what makes data center projects unique in scope and … Read more

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Superintendents Speak Out

Survey reveals satisfaction on the job, stress levels and more By Chris Maday Schmidt Construction Superintendent recently partnered with AstaPowerproject to conduct a brief survey to superintendents via our LinkedIn group. The survey was compiled by a third-party source and included both closed and open-ended questions that covered a range of everyday topics on the jobsite—such as the skilled labor shortage and education and training, to on-time projects and scheduling. Of the responses we received, we learned more about your happiness levels, social media and tech usage, as well as your thoughts about the younger-generation workforce and more. You spoke, we listened. Here … Read more

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2017 Superintendent Survey Results

What is your title? Asst. Superintendent 1.5% Superintendent 40.6% Senior Superintendent 27.4% General Superintendent 15.9% Director/VP of Field Operations 4.5% Other 9.3% No Responses <1% What type of projects do you typically work on? Commercial 71.0% Residential 10.8% Industrial 6.3% Heavy/Highway 3.6% Other 7.5% No Responses <1% On average, how many hours a week do you work? Less than 40 hours <1% 40-49 hours 28.6% 50-59 hours 43.9% 60-69 hours 22.2% 70-79 hours 3.0% More than 80 hours 1.2% No Responses <1% On average, how stressed are you at your job? Extremely Stressed Very Stressed Stressed A Little Stressed Not … Read more

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Joint-Venture Team Delivers Marriott Marquis in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. – Marriott Marquis Chicago recently opened its doors to guests, providing conventioneers and visitors to Chicago, Illinois’ South Loop with a new option for hotel accommodations. The anticipated addition to the McCormick Square campus brings additional hotel space to the community surrounding McCormick Place, the nation’s largest convention center. Clark Construction Group, lead member of the Design-Build joint venture team Prairie District3 Partners, partnered with the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority to deliver the $350-million hotel, support structures and campus improvements. At 1,205 rooms, the Marriott Marquis is Chicago’s sixth largest hotel. Cloaked in a distinctive blue glass … Read more

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