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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San Antonio’s Frost Tower Construction, Design to Focus on Lean and Green

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Clark Construction Group has been awarded a contract to build Frost Tower, a 23-story office building in downtown San Antonio, Texas. This project marks Clark’s return to the city after completing the 2.8-million-square-foot San Antonio Military Medical Center in 2013. Clark will construct a 440,000-square-foot office building with an additional 20,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. The post-tensioned, cast-in-place concrete tower will be constructed on a deep pier foundation, anchoring the tower as it rises into the San Antonio skyline. Each floor’s unique footprint will generate a twisting geometric structure giving the building a distinct … 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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Completion of Freedom Center Adds to South Huntsville Revitalization Efforts

Turner Construction Company has completed the Freedom Center in southeast Huntsville, Alabama. Freedom Real Estate and Capital developed the Freedom Center using previously acquired properties at 4090 South Memorial Parkway and 4035 Chris Drive as the cornerstones. The project is part of an effort to revitalize South Huntsville. The city of Huntsville has been working to reclaim, modernize and upgrade Memorial Parkway to encourage investment and redevelopment in the area. The Freedom Center, which is now home to Torch Technologies, Inc., will serve as a hub for business close to Redstone Arsenal. The project was broken up into three phases. … Read more

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