Procuring

Material procurement is an important component of the construction process that drives productivity if executed properly, or delays a project significantly if executed poorly.  Acquiring the right material quantity and quality within the desired time frame is both an art and a science that requires attention to project specifications and collaborative communication with supply chain…

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Atlanta 500

Every year, Atlanta Magazine releases their 500 Most Powerful Leaders list. It incorporates CEOs of the largest companies, managing partners of big law firms, current presidents of professional organizations, heads of top nonprofits/educational institutions/arts groups, leaders of government or civic organizations, and executives serving on nonprofit boards. This year features our very own President, CEO…

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Construction is a complex activity. Any task that involves assembling thousands of individual pieces into one functioning form takes skill, intelligence and in some cases a little bit of luck. The practice of successful construction project execution is embedded with inherent risk that comes in many forms: Weather Project Financing Worker Safety Job Site Security…

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Construction is an extremely broad industry and every construction project is unique in its own way. Projects differ in physical size, cost to construct, geographic locale, and construction market sector. Regardless of the unique attributes that may define a project the primary objective of almost every project is on time completion that comes in on or…

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The exercise of building is a combination of equal parts art and science. At the core every construction project encompasses the assembly of hundreds of thousands of individual pieces and components into one integrated collectively functioning system.  These constructed systems take on many forms, from facilities such as apartments, office buildings, and retail outlets that…

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Technology is increasingly becoming an integral part of the way in which construction services are executed and delivered.  Mobile computing and mobile applications are playing a major role in the way projects are being planned, designed, and built.  Regardless of size and scope projects must be efficiently managed in order to meet schedule demands and…

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    The construction industry is a major contributor to the United States economy. The industry generates approximately $600 billion in revenue and creates nearly $1 trillion worth of structures each year. Based on current economic projections the construction industry is on a trajectory for sustained and consistent growth, which will provide a broad range of…

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For every three construction firms in the United States, two report extreme difficulty in finding qualified talent to fill available positions. A recently released Associated General Contractors of America construction industry survey reported that sixty-nine percent of firms are having trouble finding skilled workforce participants. Workforce shortages are being experienced at every level of the…

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The Blue Lake Dam Expansion project located in Sitka, Alaska typifies the definition of collaboration. Outside of its rural location, the project was extremely complex, required sophisticated multi-disciplined team members, and presented a number of logistical and access challenges. The project scope involved increasing the 145-ft-tall height of the existing dam an additional 83 feet…

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The planning and execution of a construction project is a complex process with a number of moving part and pieces. In many cases it involves assembling a number of individual components in order to create one harmoniously connected structure or facility. From a human capital perspective a building project involves project participants from the owners…

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