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Apprenticeship Programs: A Win-Win

November 15, 2018 – The construction industry is facing a serious shortage of skilled craft labor. As a self-perform contractor, we use our own field forces to execute a large portion of our construction projects, heightening the importance of a strong workforce. We are working to address the labor shortage and recruit and train the next generation of workers in the construction industry through a variety of efforts, with an emphasis on apprenticeship programs…. Read more

Three Tips for Pursuing LEED Certification on Your Next Project

October 11, 2018 – Brasfield & Gorrie recently completed the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Center for Advanced Pediatrics (CHOA-CAP), an eight-story outpatient, non-emergency facility in Brookhaven, Georgia. Housing multiple pediatric clinics, programs, and specialists together under one roof, the center is the first of its kind in Georgia and welcomed its first patient in July 2018…. Read more

Applying Lean Techniques to Hurricane Planning and Preparation

Our company applied Lean techniques to hurricane planning and preparation in advance of the 2017 hurricane season, which turned out to be one of the most active and destructive hurricane seasons of all time. The teams involved followed a Lean process: plan, do, check, adjust. The result was a host of lessons learned that were applied to planning efforts for the 2018 hurricane season…. Read more

Improving Tower Crane Operations with Virtual Design and Construction

August 8, 2018 – I recently represented B&G Equipment and Supply (BGES) at the Tower Cranes North America Conference, an event that provided a unique leaning and networking opportunity for the tower crane community. The event was held in Miami, Florida, and was organized by KHL Group and its magazines, American Cranes & Transport and International Cranes and Specialized Transport, and the partner association for the event, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association…. Read more

Three Ways to Go Green Using VDC

May 24, 2018 – Construction waste accounts for up to 40 percent of the 251 million tons of consumer solid waste generated annually. One way we can decrease the amount of construction waste we produce is by adopting virtual techniques and fully utilizing building information modeling (BIM) integration. Below are a few specific ways to go green using virtual design and construction (VDC)…. Read more