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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Celebrating Promotions, New Officers of Turner Construction Company

Christa Andresky has been promoted to senior vice president, risk management and chief accounting officer. Andresky is responsible for leading Turner’s tax and accounting groups, as well as Turner’s Risk Management group. Prior to joining Turner in 2013 as vice president and chief accounting officer, she had extensive experience working in audit and finance. Kyle Rooney has been promoted to senior vice president of the Ohio region. Rooney joined Turner’s Cleveland, Ohio office in 1982 as a field engineer. He transferred to the Miami, Florida office in 1984 to serve as an engineer and superintendent. In 1991, he transferred to … Read more

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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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