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BIM and Prefabrication for Fast-Track Efficiency

February 3, 2016 – Over the years, building information modeling (BIM) technology and workflows have proven successful in the construction industry. When properly planned and paired with other tools such as Trimble GPS, they expand the boundaries of construction efficiency exponentially.
Like BIM, prefabrication has been gaining popularity among owners and builders…. Read more

The People Side of Lean

January 14, 2016 – Over the years, we’ve learned that having the right mix of people on a construction team is one of the greatest determinants of project success. When a client trusts us with their construction project, they are not buying a building; they are engaging a group of individuals who will deliver a project supported by the resources of their companies…. Read more

A Tale of Two Co-Ops

December 15, 2015 – What’s it like to be a co-op at Brasfield & Gorrie? Alexis Jones, a student from Auburn University, and Lauren Bonney, a student from Clemson University, share their experiences. Lauren served as a co-op in our Atlanta office and Alexis served as a co-op in our Birmingham office…. Read more

Making Safety Personal

November 3, 2015 – Safety at Brasfield & Gorrie isn’t a self-serving bureaucracy in search of more rules for everyone to follow. Safety matters because our people matter, so we believe that safety should happen with rather than at our team members.
In order to create this type of environment, we must make safety personal. When safety becomes personal and employees take ownership of the process, they more proactively look out for themselves and their coworkers…. Read more

Why Diversity is a Key to the Construction Industry’s Future

October 13, 2015 – Increasingly, the construction industry is beginning to embrace the tenets of diversity and inclusion.  This shift is propelled by a business case that highlights projected shortcomings related to talent and skilled labor.
A recent industry report lays out the factors driving this trend. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. unemployment rate has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent. Simultaneously, U.S…. Read more