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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

The Engineering Marvel behind College Football’s Largest Video Board

September 16, 2015 – When the new video board was recently installed at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium, it became the largest in college football. While the size of the new video board has made headlines, the story behind the installation of the massive board is one of an incredible engineering feat.
At 10,830 sq ft, the new video board is 435 percent larger than the old board, measuring 190 ft wide by 57 ft tall…. Read more

Four Benefits of Having a Self-Performing General Contractor

August 27, 2015 – Self-perform is a hot topic in the construction industry, but what is it exactly and why does it matter? When self-performing, the lead general contractor on a project completes certain construction activities, such as concrete, carpentry, or framing work, with its own skilled labor force.
Often, self-performing particular scopes of work can benefit a project. More importantly, self-perform capabilities add value for all clients…. Read more

Five Key Elements for Making Prefabrication Work

May 29, 2015 – Prefabrication is a growing construction trend. In certain markets, prefabrication can provide a lower cost, high-quality option if the project team makes the decision to prefabricate select components early in the design phase…. Read more