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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University of Chicago to Reinvent Historic Residence Hall

CHICAGO, Ill. – Mortenson Construction has been chosen to transform a 1962 landmark building by architect Edward Durrell Stone into the new home for the University of Chicago, Illinois’ Harris School of Public Policy. Working from designs by architect of record Farr Associates and interior consultant Woodhouse Tinucci, Mortenson began construction in April on the renovation and expansion of the renamed Keller Center, which is scheduled to welcome students in January 2019. While retaining and preserving the key features of its original construction, the Keller Center renovation incorporates new ideas and technology in sustainable development. The University and Mortenson set … Read more

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Bridgestone Americas Celebrates Topping Out of New Headquarters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ― Bridgestone Americas, Inc. officials recently celebrated the topping out of its new headquarters in downtown Nashville, Tennessee to mark the completion of the 30-floor structure. Joined by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Bridgestone Americas leaders also announced a new name for the headquarters, which will eventually house corporate staff and teammates from four core business units, as well as supporting functions. The new name, chosen by the company’s employees, is Bridgestone Tower. The 514,000-square-foot, 30-story building was designed by architects Perkins+Will, developed by Highwoods Properties and constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie. It reflects best practices in workplace space … Read more

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Annual Ranking Reveals Top 10 States for LEED Green Building

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced the Top 10 States for LEED, an annual ranking that highlights states throughout the United States that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation over the past year. Topping the list is Massachusetts, which moved from third to first place with a total of 136 LEED certified projects representing 3.73 square feet of certified space per resident. Now in its seventh year, the ranking assesses the total square feet of LEED-certified space per resident based on U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects certified during 2016. Illinois and Colorado are … Read more

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