A Chat with Casey Blake, Project Superintendent at BNBuilders

Establishing, maintaining successful working relationships on the jobsite By Chris Maday Schmidt Casey Blake is a project superintendent with BNBuilders and 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Much of Blake’s experience has been in the construction of large corporate headquarters, life science, healthcare, education and commercial construction projects. He has extensive experience with contract negotiations, estimating, building codes and regulations, materials purchasing and site management. Join Construction Superintendent as Blake shares what’s new in the industry, key takeaways about Lean and green and the attributes that make up a quality super. (Q) What is the biggest difference you … Read more

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AGC Recognizes Superintendent Steve Garrett

The Associated General Contractors of Washington recently recognized Steve Garrett, a superintendent in Seattle, Washington, as Superintendent of the Year. Whether he’s coordinating with the Seattle Department of Transportation to reduce neighborhood traffic congestion around his project, creating co-training/drilling opportunities for Turner and the Seattle Fire Department, mentoring young carpenters through the Carpenters Union or coaching his sons’ soccer teams (they are four and seven) Garrett’s family, friends, managers and co-workers know he’s passionate about safety. One such person is Jeremy Taylor, safety director for Turner’s office in Seattle. “What consistently impresses me about Steve is how he questions conventional … Read more

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ABC Announces Hire of Stephen Wiltshire as Safety Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors announced that veteran construction safety expert Stephen M. Wiltshire has joined its 70-person staff as director of safety. Wiltshire will direct programs and initiatives that support the achievement of ABC’s strategic safety goals, including the Safety Training Evaluation Process, a safety benchmarking and improvement tool for construction firms that can reduce incident rates by 87 percent. Wiltshire has designed and implemented award-winning safety programs, behavior-based training and loss control processes to create a culture of safety at ECS, Turner, Clark, AvalonBay and other construction firms in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, in addition … Read more

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Board Elections, New Chairman Named for Construction Industry Round Table

CLEAN, Va.  – The Construction Industry Round Table has elected Wayne A. Drinkward as chairman of the organization for a term of one year. He succeeds H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, chairman emeritus of HKS, Inc. Drinkward was elected during CIRT’s annual spring meeting, which occurred during Infrastructure Week last month and which also welcomed new directors. Wayne Drinkward, chairman Drinkward is chairman & CEO of Hoffman Corporation. Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1922, Hoffman Construction Company is a privately held, employee-owned general contractor and construction manager. Hoffman works in a wide range of markets, from urban high-rise towers and cultural … Read more

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