Brasfield & Gorrie is launching a new interactive Virtual Design + Construction section of the company’s corporate website. This content is designed to provide information about Brasfield & Gorrie’s use of innovative construction technology solutions that are transforming the way the company approaches planning, design and construction. View the site here: https://www.brasfieldgorrie.com/services/virtual-design-construction/.
Jerry Schmidt, senior superintendent with BNBuilders, has been in the construction industry for over 40 years and has witnessed the evolution of technology firsthand through the years. Over the last couple of decades, contractors have gone from faxing RFIs to the design team to today’s instantaneous sharing of information on the cloud in shared working platforms. It has been a monumental shift in the way that companies do business and share information with each other. Schmidt recently shared a variety of areas where his team implements and utilizes technology to get his projects built faster and with more efficiency than … Read more
Construction managers, subcontractors and owners are always looking for innovative solutions to make the construction process more efficient without compromising the safety standards onsite. As it pertains to equipment on the job, cranes are the centerpiece of construction equipment in building projects. While they play a key role in transporting a variety of materials vertically and horizontally, the efficiency of the cranes largely depends on type, number and location. As the number of work tasks and the demand for cranes increase, however, field staff may experience difficulties in making appropriate decisions about the optimum layout of cranes. And poor decisions … Read more
Turner’s office in New York recently hosted its inaugural Innovation Series panel discussion titled Lean Construction: Prefabrication and Modularization. More than 200 business partners and industry thought leaders attended the event at the Whitney Museum of American Art – a Turner project, and a striking architectural setting for a conversation among construction professionals. Charlie Whitney, vice president and general manager of Turner’s office in New York, offered introductory remarks. Then, following a cocktail reception during which guests were invited to tour the museum, the formal program began with a screening of a short documentary film on Turner’s Niarchos Foundation-David Rockefeller … Read more