A Chat with Tiffany Boston, Assistant Superintendent at Skanska

Team building, applying military practices on the civilian jobsite By Chris Maday Schmidt With a background in construction, contract management and safety and risk management, Tiffany Boston, assistant superintendent at Skanska, first became interested in the construction industry while she attended West Point and took engineering classes. Boston shares a snapshot of her life as a superintendent in the Army in Bagram, Afghanistan, and her techniques for team building and fostering safety on the jobsite. (Q) Your background includes several military safety certificates—how have you applied your safety expertise in your position with Skanska? That training and experience gave me … Read more

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Five Kadean Execs Receive AHA Healthcare Constructors’ Certification

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Four project managers and a superintendent with Kadean Construction Co. have recently earned their certification as Healthcare Constructors by the American Hospital Association Certification Center. Kadean Project Managers Mitch Crews, Travis Mulder, Kevin Nesselhauf and Joel Vidlak, and Superintendent Ron Walton, were awarded the AHA-CHC certification, joining a group of 900 healthcare construction professionals nationwide. To earn the CHC certification, an individual must satisfy eligibility requirements that incorporate a blend of education and associated healthcare-specific professional experience, agree to adhere to the AHA Professional Standards of Conduct and pass the CHC certification examination. The CHC examination … Read more

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Burns & McDonnell Inc. Acquires AZCO INC.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After collaborating on projects for several decades, Burns & McDonnell is acquiring AZCO INC. The acquisition creates one of the most comprehensive environmental, engineering, procurement and direct-hire construction and fabrication companies and enhances the suite of services available to clients. “Acquisitions are common in our industry, but extremely rare at Burns & McDonnell,” says Ray Kowalik, CEO-elect, Burns & McDonnell Inc. “AZCO is a natural partner for us. Their industry-leading construction and pipe fabrication capabilities are a perfect fit into our multibillion dollar construction arm.” Kowalik says AZCO not only aligns with the firm’s construction expertise, … Read more

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Q&A with Todd Sachse, CEO and Founder of Sachse Construction

A Chat with Todd Sachse, CEO and Founder of Sachse Construction Relationship building and teamwork drives success By Chris Maday Schmidt A construction industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Todd Sachse has led Sachse Construction through the completion of millions of square feet of commercial, institutional, multi-family and industrial projects throughout North America since he started his company in 1991. He and his business partner also own and operate six other companies. Join Construction Superintendent as Sachse discusses his journey from superintendent to company owner, and what he believes the No. 1 quality an aspiring superintendent should possess. … Read more

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