Secret Government Jobs, High-Rises and Retail Win Steel Erection Projects

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Officials with the Steel Erectors Association of America announced the winners of its annual Project of the Year for steel erection contracts topped out in 2016. Five companies in four contract level categories were honored at the 2017 Annual Convention and Awards Gala in May. Entries are judged by an independent panel of experts representing a broad knowledge of structural design. The winning projects demonstrate the range and complexity of steel construction in the United States. Two of the projects were for government installations with extremely tight tolerances and high-level security clearances, while the others were more … Read more

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Best Practices: How to Promote, Maintain a Healthy Work Culture

By Todd Sachse As construction professionals, we spend a lot of time on the process–the technical, logistical and operational details that keep a project moving smoothly and lead to successful outcomes. One piece of the puzzle often overlooked is culture. A healthy work culture can improve communication, increase job satisfaction, boost efficiencies, minimize downtime and, ultimately, make your jobsites safer, more collaborative and more productive. It’s important to recognize that culture isn’t an abstract notion, but a practical, tangible and meaningful piece of the professional lifestyle. There is a direct connection between a positive and productive work culture and a … Read more

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Leasing vs. Renting — How to Know Which Is Right for Your Project

When you’re a construction superintendent, it’s your job to plan and coordinate a construction site’s operations to ensure a project is done on time and on budget. Although the company owners may make the decision whether to lease or rent equipment, you might be asked for input. Considerations about leasing or renting can have an impact on the successful completion of the project. The decision on whether to lease or rent construction equipment is not a simple one. The nature of the job, the business and the overall economy all play a role. When to consider leasing You should think … Read more

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Gilbane Building Company Opens New Office in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. – Gilbane Building Company has opened a new office in downtown Tampa, Florida. The new office will be led by Vice President Tim Hensey who heads up Gilbane’s Southwest area of Florida. This serves as the seventh office for Gilbane in Florida which joins offices in Sarasota, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Gainesville and Jupiter. The location allows the company to better serve clients and partners and deliver safe, quality projects through innovative solutions, Lean construction and proven best practices. The new office, which is located at 100 South Ashley Drive, in the heart of downtown Tampa, will foster … Read more

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