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constructor  CONTENTS
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FEATURES
16   ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
As the industry enters 2014, many AGC members seem 
more optimistic than in years past. Trends in technology and 
delivery methods show promise and look to drive growth.
By Debra Wood
22  SAFETY AND NUMBERS
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 5 percent 
bump in construction fatalities in 2012. What do AGC 
professionals think prompted the increase after five 
consecutive years of decline, and what are they doing to 
draw those numbers back down?
By Amy Drew Thompson
26   CONSENSUSDOCS BENEFITS 
ALL MEMBERS OF CONSTRUCTION
With more than 100 contract documents in its repository, 
ConsensusDocs provides every type of agreement a contractor 
might need.
By Sheryl S. Jackson
31   RESTORING A NATIONAL ICON
Hughes Construction earned a 2013 Alliant Build America 
Award for its efforts in restoring Ogden High School’s Art 
Deco auditorium.
32  SLOW AND STEADY
Industry experts anticipate construction numbers 
to move in a positive direction throughout 2014, 
but no one foresees dramatic increases.
By Sheryl S. Jackson
36   BIM AND THE POWER OF COLLABORATION
Construction firms are quickly beginning to understand 
the power of BIM for unparalleled project collaboration.
By Rob Humphreys
42 CONSTRUCTING A WORK OF ART 
TO HOUSE WORKS OF ART
The buildings of the Crystal Bridges Museum of 
American Art are themselves true works of art and 
earned Linbeck-Nabholz Joint Venture a 2013 Alliant 
Build America Award.
By Katie Kuehner-Hebert
16
44  WILL ’14 BE FORBIDDING OR FORTUNATE?
Contractors will face diverse conditions in 2014. 
Depending on the segment, geography and materials, 
markets will vary. How will your firm fare?
By Ken Simonson
47  SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT 
TAKES A FINE BALANCING ACT
From scheduling and budgeting to communicating 
and leading, project management requires a unique 
set of skills.
53   TEXAS LETS THE VOTERS DECIDE
Texas’ constitutional amendment campaigns provide 
insight into voter sentiment.
By Dean Word, III
58   THE RISKY BUSINESS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
As the use of social media continues to rise and evolve 
within the construction industry, so too do the risks that 
can ultimately damage a firm’s reputation and brand and 
put its capital at risk.
By Bob Parisi
61   “HARD AT WORK” PLATES PROMOTE 
MEMBERSAND INDUSTRY
The Constructors Association of West Virginia became 
the third organization in the state to score its own special 
license plate.
By Lindsay Stephens
65   ARE YOU READY FOR CONVENTION? 
IT’S READY FOR YOU
With compelling speakers, expert panels, and engaging 
breakout sessions, AGC’s 95th Annual Convention, 
taking place March 3-6, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev., will be 
one of the most productive gatherings of construction 
industry leaders in the country.
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INSIDE AGC
12   PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
By Paul Diederich
14   CEO’S LETTER
By Stephen E. Sandherr
DEPARTMENTS
11   EDITOR’S NOTE
By Jeanie J. Clapp
38  AGC IN ACTION
55  TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX
Computer Guidance Corp.’s cloud-based Hosted 
eCMS v.4.0 offers reliable business-critical data to 
contractors, when, where and how they need it.
By Debra Wood
57  TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX
With the use of PC Construction’s X-ray As-Built 
technology, construction professionals and owners 
can peer through walls to locate junction boxes, 
pipes and anything else lurking in the walls.
By Debra Wood
62  MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS 
69  2014 SERVICE AND SUPPLY BUYERS’ GUIDE
105  INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
106  FINAL INSPECTION 57
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At the Starting Block
BY JEANIE J. CLAPP
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
DECORATIONS ARE STORED AND LEFTOVERS devoured. Gym memberships are renewed 
and gifts returned. The 2013 holiday season is behind us and we’re at the starting block 
of a new year. It’s time to reset and prepare for the race ahead. Are you ready to run, go 
the distance and finish strong?
Race conditions are good, as evidenced by our feature article “Slow and Steady” on 
Page 32. Construction spending reached a four-year high of $915 billion in September. And, 
although industry experts believe this course will continue in a positive direction, growth 
will be gradual and the journey will not be without a few hills to climb and hurdles to jump.
So, what’s needed to cross the fi nish line? A full tank of gas, the right equipment and 
a winning coach would do the trick.
FUEL UP
Like athletes fueling up pre-race, contractors need an abundance of construction carbs 
to stay the course and lead the pack. “On the Bright Side,” found on Page 16, is loaded with 
information on trends in technology, project delivery methods, and workforce development 
issues, in addition to other critical areas currently impacting construction. Our cover story, 
“Safety and Numbers,” on Page 22 addresses the recent increase in construction fatalities 
and how AGC members are battling the numbers with programs and training. 
THE RIGHT STUFF
To finish strong, professionals need the proper tools. The 2014 Service and Supply Buyers’ 
Guide, beginning on Page 69, contains detailed information on companies and businesses 
that serve the commercial construction industry. Alphabetized by category, this handy 
reference section is the toolbox contractors need to do their jobs efficiently and effectively.
A WINNING COACH
Members should look no further than to AGC of America for the support and guidance they 
need along the way. In early March, the association will hold its 95th Annual Convention 
in Las Vegas, in conjunction with CONEXPO/CON-AGG. Attendees will learn, connect and 
build — and return home with renewed vigor and the drive to keep up with the pace of 
this rapidly evolving industry. “Are You Ready for Convention?” on Page 65 encapsulates 
some conference highlights, including the impressive speaker line up. “All Things BIM” 
on Page 37 and the ConsensusDocs article on Page 26 provide further evidence that AGC 
has its members’ backs and is cheering for them all along the way. 
The 2014 race is on. No doubt there will be a few unexpected twists and turns along 
the route, but armed with knowledge, the right tools and top-notch support, you can win 
this race.
Here’s to a prosperous New Year to you!  ◆
EDITOR’S NOTE
Have a story idea or information you’d like to share with AGC members? 
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MakingConstruction Careers
More Attractive
A number of 
forward-thinking 
AGC chapters 
and member 
firms are already 
doing incredible 
work promoting 
careers in 
construction.
BY PAUL DIEDERICH
AGC PRESIDENT
WHILE THERE IS STILL A LONG way to go before our industry is back to where it was 
before the economy tanked, it is nice to finally see many of our member firms winning 
projects and adding workers. But while recoveries are always better than recessions, the 
industry’s growth will bring with it new challenges. Foremost among those challenges 
will be finding enough qualified workers.
Strange as it may seem for an industry that shed over two million jobs since 2006, 
there aren’t that many skilled construction workers waiting for the phone to ring. 
Instead, many former workers have transitioned to careers in other sectors – like the 
booming energy sector – or they have retired or gone back to school. Employment data 
tells us that for every construction job our industry added during the past three years, 
two unemployed construction workers left the workforce.
Of course, it is a good thing for our economy that many of those unemployed con-struction workers found jobs. And it wouldn’t be so bad for our industry either if there 
were a lot of younger people clamoring for the high-paying and rewarding jobs many 
construction firms offer. But years of construction layoffs and decades of neglect to our 
once-robust vocational education training programs mean there are relatively few new 
construction workers in the pipeline.
The heart of the problem is that too few young people aspire to careers in construc-tion. They’ve been told that the only path to success in our knowledge-based economy 
is to go to college and land a high-paying office job. Unfortunately that leads to too 
many young adults with too much college debt, too little compensation and no profes-sional satisfaction.
We are working to change that, and late last year AGC released a new plan to help 
expand the number of career and technical education and training programs that are 
available. We crafted this plan after a member survey we conducted found nearly three 
quarters of contractors are having a hard time finding qualified workers. But increasing 
the supply of education and training programs is only one part of the equation. We as 
an industry also need to do our part to increase demand among young people.
Fortunately, a number of forward-thinking AGC chapters and member firms are already 
doing incredible work promoting careers in construction. In Alabama and Georgia, for 
example, member firms and chapters have teamed up to establish statewide Go Build 
campaigns organized by the American Workforce Development Initiative.
Meanwhile, the AGC of Wisconsin has had great success with its Build Wisconsin 
initiative. In addition, AGC of America is working with that chapter to develop template 
industry recruitment websites other chapters will be able to adapt and use. Those tem-plate sites are now available for any interested chapters.
As one of my fi nal acts as your president, I want to encourage each of you to find a way 
to help us recruit the next generation of construction workers. Encourage your chapters 
to consider using our template recruiting sites. Explore the Go Build model and decide 
whether it works for your state or region. And, of course, make sure that your firms are 
doing their part to make construction careers attractive. Pay your folks well, offer them 
good benefits and let them know they are important and valued members of your team. 
After all, it will take more than slick ads and fancy videos to make construction careers 
as attractive as they should be.  ◆
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
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New Year, New Challenges
and New Opportunities
We need 
pro-business 
candidates that 
support sensible 
tax, immigration 
and regulatory 
reforms and who 
appreciate the 
vital federal role 
for investing in 
infrastructure.
BY STEPHEN E. SANDHERR
AGC CEO
WITH THE START OF A NEW year, it is time to understand and prepare for the chal-lenges and opportunities that await our industry and our association. Of course, as our 
chief economist Ken Simonson notes in this issue, we expect the economy will continue 
its painfully slow recovery. But with mid-term elections, growing worker shortages, key 
legislative challenges and some exciting new and improved educational programs and 
events scheduled for the year, 2014 will be an eventful one for the construction industry.
November’s mid-term election will have a profound impact on the direction of our 
government and much of our economy for the remainder of President Obama’s term. 
Once again there is a chance that control of the Senate may change hands and, while 
a change in House leadership seems less likely, a lot can happen between now and 
November. Ultimately, the outcome will help determine whether Washington continues 
with a legislative and regulatory agenda that does little to help our economic recovery 
or charts a new, more supportive direction.
AGC will play an active role in supporting candidates from both parties who are 
committed to measures that support, instead of hinder, our economic recovery. We need 
pro-business candidates that support sensible tax, immigration and regulatory reforms 
and who appreciate the vital federal role for investing in infrastructure. Our main vehicle 
for supporting those candidates is the member-supported AGC PAC. So if you think it is 
time for a more employer-friendly environment in Washington, please make sure the 
PAC has your support.
Having a recovering economy and, hopefully, pro-growth economic policies in place 
won’t help much, however, if there aren’t enough qualified workers to meet demand. 
That is why we are working to help expand career and technical education opportunities 
and helping support industry recruitment efforts. We will be releasing a new workforce 
development plan in the coming weeks that identifies a host of measures federal, state 
and local leaders should take to help prepare future construction workers. And we have 
prepared template Build (Your State) websites that AGC chapters can customize and use 
to attract the next generation of construction workers.
In addition to helping recruit and prepare the next generation, we continue to lead 
the way in providing training, educational and networking opportunities for the current 
construction workforce. We will be releasing new units for our first-of-its-kind Lean 
Construction Curriculum, while even more professionals complete our recently updated 
Building Information Modeling (BIM) credentialing program.
Of course, we continue to offer vital safety training, including our online OSHA 10-hour 
and fall protection programs. We also will continue improving the Annual Convention 
experience even as we take advantage of growing demand for our other in-person events 
like the BIM Forum, the Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference 
and the Federal Contractors Conference, while also continuing to enhance our online 
webinars and forums.
This is clearly going to be a very busy year. But AGC is committed to doing every-thing possible to make sure that our economy is more robust, the business climate more 
favorable, our industry more attractive and our members more prepared and connected. 
It will take a lot of hard work and the support of members like you, but we are ready to 
tackle the challenges that come and seize the opportunities that arise. Wishing you all 
a safe and prosperous New Year.  ◆
CEO’S LETTER

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On the
I  NDUSTRY TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY AND DELIVERY METHODS 
SHOW PROMISE AND LOOK TO DRIVE GROWTH
BY DEBRA WOOD
AS THE INDUSTRY ENTERS 2014, MANY AGC members seem more optimistic than in 
years past about prospects for new building construction and opportunities to work more 
efficiently and collaboratively. Yet workforce issues weigh heavy on leaders’ minds, and 
road builders remain concerned about future funding for new projects.
“It looks like there’s going to be more activity in 2014 than we saw in 2013,” says 
Mike Bolen, chairman/CEO of McCarthy Building Cos., headquartered in St. Louis, a 
member of multiple AGC chapters. “Things are not great but better.”
McCarthy is working on several large healthcare projects, including the $890 mil-lion Southeast Louisiana Veteran’s Health Care System Replacement Medical Center in 
New Orleans, La., a $650 million hospital at Fort Bliss in Texas, and an $800 million 
new Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, Calif., all in partnership with Clark 
Construction Group of Bethesda, Md., a member of multiple AGC chapters.
“2014 will look better, but it will be a slow growth,” agrees Philip Warner, research 
consultant for FMI Corp. in Raleigh, N.C., a member of Carolinas AGC. “That’s mostly 
due to the gross domestic product being slow, politics abysmal and investors sitting on 
the sidelines.”
Bright Side
The $800 million new Stanford University 
Medical Center in Stanford, Calif. is 
currently being built by McCarthy Building 
Companies, Inc. in a joint venture with Clark 
Construction Group. Rendering courtesy of 
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
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REGIONAL RECOVERY
“The big hot spots are Texas, California, 
the Southwest – Arizona, Nevada – places 
where the recovery of the housing bust 
is going on,” Bolen adds. “There’s a lot of 
pent-up demand for things that didn’t hap-pen in ‘10, ‘11 and ‘12, once people have 
confidence that this is really a recovery.”
Eric Hedlund, building group man-ager and chief operating officer at Sundt 
Construction in Phoenix, a member of mul-tiple AGC chapters, reports, “The private 
sector is coming back. People are starting 
to open their eyes and wake up.” However, 
he says many projects have yet to break 
ground, except in Dallas, in which con-struction starts are “robust.”
In Wisconsin and the Midwest, Rick 
Andritsch, a partner and vice president 
of VJS Construction Services in Pewaukee, 
Wis., a member of AGC of Greater 
Milwaukee, agrees. “A lot of private money 
is coming back into the market,” he says.
That includes offices, healthcare, senior 
living facilities, apartment buildings, 
schools and renewable energy, including 
biodigestors.
Angus Leary, vice president and chief 
operating officer for Suffolk Construction’s 
Commercial, Education and Government 
divisions in the Northeast region in Boston, 
a member of AGC of Massachusetts, reports 
pent-up demand has led to more construc-tion starts in Boston, with more projects 
in the pipeline.
“We see continuing improvement in 
multifamily residential, residential with 
mixed use, hospitality and assisted living,” 
says Bud LaRosa, chief business perfor-mance officer at Tocci Building Companies 
in Woburn, Mass., adding that biotech, life 
sciences, healthcare are growing rapidly in 
Massachusetts, as are student residences, 
including developer-driven projects.
Hedlund also reported a strong edu-cation market in California and Texas, 
particularly fee-based projects and 
developer-led student housing, and 
Andritsch indicated a similar trend in 
the Midwest.
Data centers are going up, while retail 
centers are slower, as the Internet offers 
greater shopping options, Warner added, 
suggesting that contractors will need to 
look at new markets or dominate an exist-ing market.
While excited about the new activity, 
members also are concerned about hav-ing the right people to build and manage 
the projects.
“The development of our workforce, 
particularly at the trades level, is a chal-lenge for the whole industry,” says AGC of 
America Senior Vice President Al Landes, 
president of Herzog Contracting Co. in St. 
Joseph, Mo., a member of multiple AGC 
chapters.
Without enough skilled people, produc-tivity in the industry has fallen, Warner 
adds.
“People need to work smarter,” he says. 
“One of the ways is prefabrication. Those 
things are going to grow fast.”
BUILDINGS
The accuracy and detail available with 
building information modeling (BIM) is 
making prefabrication an option for more 
projects, says Marc Goldman, director of 
strategy for The Blue Book Building & 
Construction Network in Jefferson Valley, 
N.Y., a member of multiple AGC chapters.
“Buildings will come together like 
Legos,” Goldman adds. “The building 
18  constructor | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
industry is learning from the expertise of 
manufacturing.”
Consigli Construction Co., in Milford, 
Mass., a member of AGC of Massachusetts, 
has found that prefabrication allows it 
to put large pieces of work together 
before the building would traditionally 
be released, says Kimberley Maul, Lean 
coordinator at Consigli.
“It allows us to put people in a safer 
environment and minimize waste,” Maul 
adds. “We’re going to see a lot of it in the 
industry. A lot of people are doing it now, 
but in 2014, we are going to see more of 
it. It’s exciting for the industry.”
Warner also expects a fast growth of 
prefab. Hospitals, schools and other struc-tures with repeatable rooms make good 
candidates for prefabrication. Optimally, 
prefab decisions should occur at the ear-liest possible stage, with multiple trades’ 
collaboration.
“We think it will go further, and a lot of 
construction will start looking like manu-facturing and assembly,” Warner says.
To make that happen, contractors will 
need to plan and manage the logistics, 
such as fi nding warehouse space for 
assembly or using regional prefabrication 
shops, either run by contractors or compa-nies with prefab expertise, and facilitating 
oversize transport of the finished product.
“It takes a tremendous amount of 
coordination, and right now the industry 
isn’t patient enough to allow the trades 
do that,” says Andrew Patron with FMI. 
“Although it’s a great idea, and would 
increase quality and could reduce cost 
and make construction a little more pre-dictable, it requires upfront buy in from 
everybody.”
Balfour Beatty Construction has suc-cessfully employed its offsite manufactur-ing initiative for hospital and data center 
projects and has found it improves quality 
and safety at less cost.
“This is something we expect will 
take over the industry in a similar fashion 
design-build did a couple of decades ago, 
where it will be normal and popular with 
the owners once the benefits are well rec-ognized,” says Nancy Novak, national vice 
president/operations, Capability Center, at 
Balfour Beatty Construction, headquar-tered in Dallas, a member of multiple AGC 
chapters.
DELIVERY METHODS
Many contractors have embraced Lean 
construction practices, to increase effi-ciencies and reduce waste in the process.
Consigli employs Lean principles 
throughout its organization and is now 
applying the tools to the technology it 
uses, Maul says.
“We want to take a look at processes, 
understand where the value is and stream-line that value,” Maul adds. “If it works 
great in the field and in manufacturing, 
we want to bring that in house and build 
a culture around Lean.”
Sundt has employed Lean for opera-tions in the last eight years, and Hedlund 
says the company is now moving to the 
next level, building off its initial success to 
bring Lean to other parts of the company.
“There is a huge payoff,” Hedlund says.
For those new to Lean, Maul recom-mends fi nding a mentor and joining a 
community of practice. AGC has education 
courses and is launching a Lean certification 
program due to increased demand for it.
“There is significant interest,” says 
David Stueckler, president/CEO Linbeck 
in Houston, a member of multiple AGC 
chapters, and chair of the AGC Lean 
Construction Steering Committee. “There’s 
a need for all of us to be more efficient and 
effective. Market pressure on margins and 
fees and [the need] to make a better work 
environment for employees are pushing 
the momentum.”
Some fi rms have begun combining 
Lean with integrated project delivery (IPD) 
and collaborative methods.
“Where we’ve seen the most ben-efit is when IPD is coupled with a Lean 
construction philosophy,” says Douglas 
Lee, regional preconstruction director at 
Brasfield & Gorrie in Birmingham, Ala., a 
member of multiple AGC chapters. “From 
the contractor’s perspective, this align-ment helps ensure that we provide value, 
meet the client’s expectations, and identify 
best practices that can be shared with 
the entire team. Besides, the work is a lot 
more fun when everyone is going in the 
same direction.”
Hospitals, schools and 
other structures with 
repeatable rooms make 
good candidates for 
prefabrication. Optimally, 
prefab decisions 
should occur at the 
earliest possible stage, 
with multiple trades’ 
collaboration.
Bringing the latest technology tools into the field continues to improve efficiencies on 
jobsites, supporting collaboration among all team members and ultimately improving 
safety and quality results. Mobile kiosks offer an effective way for all field personnel to 
access real-time information. Photo courtesy of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
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Linbeck also is combining Lean with 
IPD, because it has found less interest 
recently in standard contractual IPD. 
Everyone from subcontractors to the owner 
engages in the Lean process. Participation 
requires a great deal of trust, and the 
individuals involved must be able to set 
aside bad habits and support the new team 
approach, Stueckler says.
”It’s about changing culture,” Stueckler 
adds. “Your profit is put in a common pool 
at risk. Everybody shares in one another’s 
pain or gain.”
In addition to IPD, Tocci is using highly 
collaborative project delivery, which is 
similar to IPD but with more conventional 
contractual agreements.
“As people collaborate more, we should 
be able to remove some infighting within 
the industry, and that will create efficiencies 
that translate to lower costs for contractors, 
architects and owners,” LaRosa says.
TECHNOLOGY
New technologies are affecting con-tractors in a number of ways. Many have 
made investments that will make their 
businesses more productive with less staff, 
Goldman reports.
“Change and innovation are becom-ing normal for our industry,” says Novak, 
adding one of the most significant trends 
is the increased use of BIM.
“You can tie together how we execute 
projects from cost accounting to quality 
programs to design management, docu-ment control and not have multiple tools 
to manage that,” Novak says. “It gives us 
more accuracy and predictability.”
Goldman expects BIM will become the 
standard work process for large and small 
firms, with more sophisticated users incor-porating higher-end capabilities, such as 
tying the model to billing for earlier pay-ment. Already some firms are employing 
BIM for more than clash detection.
Tocci uses BIM to model safety expo-sures and protection, improve installation 
sequence operations and identify oppor-tunities for design optimization.
BIM is moving from the desktop to the 
field, putting models in the hands of people 
on-site with mobile devices, adds Andrew 
Deschenes, BIM manager for Consigli, 
which uses the model to monitor qual-ity and safety and to track construction 
progress.
“A major trend in 2014 and ’15 is a huge 
improvement in the quality of close-out 
documents we provide to the owner, and 
the facilities management deliverable,” 
Deschenes says. “We can link all of the 
information to the model that an owner 
thinks is important to maintain the facil-ity afterwards, an operating manual or 
as-built documents or training videos.”
The owner then will be able to scan a 
barcode with an iPad and pull the infor-mation up.
Modeling and digital plans also are 
occurring on the civil side of the industry 
and will continue to gain steam in 2014, 
suggests AGC President Paul Diederich, 
president of Industrial Builders in Fargo, 
N.D., a member of five AGC chapters.
“That’s a giant leap forward in produc-tivity eliminating the need to resurvey,” 
Diederich says.
Additionally, more companies are mov-ing to the cloud and will continue to take 
advantages of the resulting efficiencies, 
LaRosa says.
“You are able to access your data from 
any device,” LaRosa says. “You can share 
data between entities on a project, and 
that increases collaboration, another trend 
that will see more activity.”
Cloud computing allows for seamless 
sharing of large files in any kind of format 
and offers the ability to complete signifi-cant work with limitless computing power, 
says Goldman, adding that people will 
expect things to happen immediately.
“Interoperability is becoming more and 
more expected,” Goldman adds. “Software 
developers and users are making infor-mation flow in ways folks only dreamed 
about.”
Goldman credited AGC with helping to 
make that happen. 2014 will see the intro-duction of agcXML, which will promote 
interconnectivity and smoother sharing 
of data and collaboration.
Also on the horizon, a new .BUILD 
Internet extension for domain names will 
pop up. Plan Bee in Santa Monica, Calif., 
has applied for the .BUILD generic top-level domain and is working with AGC 
on early adoption efforts. Companies 
with trademarked names should regis-ter them at trademarkclearinghouse.com 
to receive the first right to new names, 
says George Minardos, with Plan Bee. By 
February, other entities can start scooping 
up desirable names, such as MyCompany.
BUILD.
TRANSPORTATION
Federal Moving Ahead for Progress 
in the 21st Century (MAP-21) funding for 
road construction will end in September. 
Landes expresses concern that without 
more funding, states will be limited to 
maintaining existing infrastructure. 
Capacity projects will have to wait.
“We have a big hill to climb in regard 
to enacting transportation infrastructure 
funding legislation,” Diederich says. “We 
need some bipartisan action. We’ve been 
crying for 20 years that the user fee has 
not changed.”
Vehicle miles traveled, with electronic 
devices monitoring and reporting how 
many miles a car is driven, offers a poten-tial way to allow those who use the roads 
most to pay more and everyone, even those 
in electric vehicles, would pay their share, 
but Landes doubts most Americans want 
their driving tracked continuously.
“You are talking about a privacy issue,” 
Landes says. “I go with the concept, but 
how do you convince people?”
Accessing live data from a multitude 
of mobile devices is enabling jobsite 
teams to combine sophisticated virtual 
design and construction tools including 
augmented reality with the ability 
to electronically track change order 
requests, punch list items, operations and 
maintenance materials and more – all to 
the ultimate benefit of delivering greater 
value for owners. Photo courtesy of 
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
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Meanwhile, governments are looking at 
alternatives, such as public-private part-nerships (P3s).
“If we fail to get funding coming 
through legislatures, private industry will 
step up and provide infrastructure oppor-tunities where it makes economic sense,” 
Diederich says.
Hedlund reports more frequent design-build-finance projects moving forward, or 
at a minimum, with contractor gap funding.
“If people aren’t educating themselves 
about how public-private partnerships 
work, they are moving backwards,” Landes 
says. The AGC puts on educational pro-grams about P3s.
Hedlund indicates some local initiatives 
to rebuild infrastructure and rail are trend-ing well, due to an increased demand to 
deliver goods by train.
“They are double tracking and upgrad-ing track for higher concentration of use, 
and they put switching stations in to drop 
goods off to head north or whatever,” 
Hedlund says.
Additionally, passenger rail is happen-ing across the country, from San Diego’s 
expansion to Orlando’s new light-rail 
system, and development is occurring 
near stations.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
“Labor is going to be an issue in 2014,” 
LaRosa says. “During the last downturn, a 
lot of labor dropped out of the construction 
workforce. Most of those people are not 
coming back to construction. Finding and 
maintaining personnel will be an issue in 
2014 and beyond until we get back to the 
old normal.”
Ron Kubitz, recruiting manager at 
Brayman Construction Corp., in Saxonburg, 
Pa., suggests that once transportation 
funding is secured, workforce shortages 
will exacerbate and smarter firms should 
begin hiring before that happens to lock 
in talent.
“There is a need to recruit new 
people into our industry,” adds Diederich, 
suggesting meaningful immigration reform 
as a potential solution that could happen 
this year. Additionally, increased activity 
by the nonprofit American Workforce 
Development Initiative (AWDI) may 
persuade young people to enter craft 
trades.
“They have had meaningful success in 
increasing the number of students inter-ested in vocational education, and the 
pipeline is beginning to fi ll,” Diederich 
says. “I am encouraging chapters to imple-ment AWDI in their states.”
Diederich adds that companies and 
chapters need to do a better job of educat-ing people about meaningful careers in the 
industry, because of a shortage of skilled 
workers even in regions not recovering as 
quickly from the recession. He cautions 
against poaching from other contractors, 
saying that will only increase prices.
Kubitz has found high school voca-tional tech programs are on the rise 
in Pennsylvania and adjacent states. 
Additionally, enrollments in civil engi-neering programs are up.
“This is an industry that within the 
next three to five years will take off,” 
says Kubitz, who predicts a greater use 
of social media, videos and blogging to 
attract younger workers to individual com-panies and to the industry.
Bolen adds that in addition to recruit-ing good workers, contractors will need 
to work more efficiently, doing more with 
fewer people as the market heats up.
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Prefabrication and modularization will 
facilitate that, says Andritsch, acknowl-edging VJS is being selective about the 
jobs it pursues to ensure it has the talent 
to complete them properly.
The workforce issue is not something 
contractors can solve on their own, with 
a half-million unfilled skilled labor jobs 
nationally, Patron says. FMI has worked 
with companies on professional devel-opment, particularly teaching superin-tendents, now in their late 50s, coaching 
and mentoring skills, because of the poor 
quality of the labor pool.
“We cannot find enough guys who are 
good, and [superintendents] are having to 
teach and run jobs,” Patron says. “They 
have to relearn and retool.”
Superintendents are feeling the heat 
and being squeezed, he adds.
“That is where the profits are made 
and lost,” Patron says. “A lot of general 
contractors and owners are asking to see, 
meet and interview the superintendents, 
and that’s a change. We are teaching them 
how to participate in meetings.”
Additionally, there is a great need for 
succession planning, Patron says.
“There’s a lack of pipeline [in construc-tion management], and starting wages are 
starting to go up,” Hedlund says. “We need 
more. People are starting to look at busi-ness grads and industrial engineering.”
Some fi rms are offering sabbaticals, 
educational programs, and health pro-grams as enticements to workers. Linbeck 
has a career development program and a 
health and wellness program.
AGC WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
INDUSTRY RECRUITING TEMPLATE WEBSITE
AGC of America, working in conjunction with the AGC of Wisconsin chapter, 
recently created a template for “Build (Your State)” recruiting websites that 
chapters can adopt and use to help with recruiting. The template is based on 
the successful BuildWisconsin.comsite created and maintained by AGC of 
Wisconsin.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
In addition, AGC is working to finalize a Workforce Development Plan that 
identifies measures local, state and federal officials should take to help improve 
career and technical education and improve the pipeline of new qualified 
workers.
Be sure to follow AGC on Twitter (@AGCofAmerica) and sign up for its 
newsletters (http://news.agc.org/agc-newsletters/) to keep up-to-date on these 
initiatives designed to keep the industry vital and strong.
Tocci has created an individual devel-opment program, which allows employees 
to grow laterally or vertically within the 
company’s goals. It pays for education, 
training and outside coaching, which 
helps with retention.
“The war for talent is on all of our 
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THE U.S. BUREAU OF 
LABOR STATISTICS REPORTED 
A 5 PERCENT BUMP IN 
CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES 
IN 2012. WHAT DO AGC 
PROFESSIONALS THINK 
PROMPTED THE INCREASE 
AFTER FIVE CONSECUTIVE 
YEARS OF DECLINE? AND 
MORE IMPORTANT, WHAT ARE 
MEMBERS DOING TO DRAW 
THOSE NUMBERS BACK DOWN?
BY AMY DREW THOMPSON
Safety and 
Numbers
Mowat’s pipeline 
crew practices 
the company’s 
high-angle fall 
protection rescue 
plan. Practicing 
fall protection 
rescues is 
mandatory for all 
its crews working 
at any significant 
elevation 
especially where 
rescues from 
below, such as 
with a personnel 
aerial lift, are not 
feasible.
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EIGHT YEARS AGO THERE WAS A spike 
in commercial construction fatalities in 
Kentucky related to the jobsite. In 2004, 
there had been four; the following year, 
nine. In 2006, that number jumped to 
17. An investigation was launched at the 
direction of the governor’s office, setting 
in motion a series of events that would 
move Ronnie Perkins, then a Construction 
Partnership Program administrator for 
Kentucky OSHA, to research each of 
these accidents.
“A colleague and I were developing 
a Focus Four course and were granted 
access to some of the actual fatality infor-mation from the division of compliance 
for the preceding couple of years,” he 
explains. His findings?
“Sufficient training had not been pro-vided to those people,” he says. And the 
lack of oversight in much of what he deter-mined ran all the way to the top. “There 
was a lack of a competent person provid-ing training.” His stress on “competent” is 
not poetic license. “There is a competent 
person requirement — 1926.32 (f) in the 
OSHA standards,” he explains. “It gives 
you a general definition of a ‘competent 
person.’” Perkins, however, has his own 
defi nition. “A truly competent person… 
actually performs all of the required tasks 
in order to prevent somebody from get-ting killed.”
Most of the fatalities he looked at were 
production-related, borne of a philosophy 
of “get it done, get it done, get it done,” 
says Perkins, who retired from OSHA in 
2007. He is now the safety and education 
director for AGC of Kentucky. “Timelines, 
trades running right over the top of one 
another trying to get in and get their parts 
done, snags where one trade might take 
longer than planned and now there’s two 
[working in the same place] instead of 
just one. It created an atmosphere where 
people were not being as cautious as 
they should.”
Time may well be money, but, say the 
experts, safety should take precedence 
– always. Dedication to training, plan-ning and empowering employees, meeting 
with colleagues and sharing ideas about 
safety – these are the factors that make 
the difference between a job done and 
one well done.
THEORIZATION
Many of those we polled had ideas about 
why the national numbers increased. More 
than a few cited the effects of a lagging 
economy. Mandi Kime, director of safety 
for AGC of Washington, had an interesting 
hypothesis, one that appears to line up 
with Perkins’ findings. Where safety was 
concerned, the boom may have been more 
dangerous than the bust.
“Many contractors were adding people 
to their projects at such a hurried pace; 
they weren’t always slowing down to take 
a careful look at the people they were hir-ing,” she says. “They needed work done 
and they needed people to do it.”
Conversely, the post-boom squeeze 
may have resulted in painful downsiz-ing, but there is a glass-half-full way to 
see it. “One idea maintains that with an 
economic downturn, you downsize your 
organization to meet current demands,” 
says Kerry Soileau, safety manager for 
Ferguson Construction in Seattle, an AGC 
of Washington member, “leaving your core, 
long-term employees to perform the nec-essary work.” Typically, these workers 
are more seasoned. “They have a safety 
culture that is better aligned with com-pany expectations” (i.e., fewer accidents).
Washington state, Kime proudly noted 
at press time, has had no construction 
fatalities in 2013. And while her theories 
about hastily hired employees are based 
on the rapid-fire pace of building during 
the boom, she’s quick to counter those who 
claim her state’s fatality decline is directly 
related to downsizing.
“From the AGC building in downtown 
Seattle, on any given day you can see 
more than 25 cranes. During the down-turn, worst felt in 2008, you could see only 
two. I say this because people want to 
attribute the fatality rate drop in construc-tion to a lack of work, and that is not a fair 
assessment. In 2008, we had 18 fatalities, 
which was average. So in five short years 
we have seen a drop of greater than 20 
percent each year.”
David Jackson, president of Hacker 
Bros., Inc., in London, Ky., an AGC of 
Kentucky member, from his perspective 
as a Trustee of the AGC-SIF, has noticed 
an uptick in motor vehicle-related acci-dents in the past couple of years. “Often it’s 
wrong place, wrong time,” he says. “You’ve 
got a delivery person, you’ve got a concrete 
driver, incidents that are construction-related but not among ‘the big four,’ – falls, 
electrical accidents, caught-betweens and 
struck-bys.”
Devices too, he believes, may play a 
role in incidents – motor vehicle-related 
and otherwise. “People are distracted,” he 
says, referring to the persistent presence 
of phones and tablets, “probably on the 
road as well.”
Often, he has found, accidents fall into 
two groups: “the newer hires, who have 
less experience, and the more seasoned 
workers who become careless. They’ve 
done something routinely year after 
year after year and they just don’t pay 
attention.”
The remedy, all agree, is keeping 
safety in the front of everyone’s minds 
from the start.
EDUCATION AND VALUE
AGC of America’s safety and health ser-vices department has developed – and now 
offers – two safety and health manage-ment programs: the Safety Management 
Training course and the Advanced Safety 
Management Training course.
Dedication to training, planning and empowering employees, meeting with 
colleagues and sharing ideas about safety — these are the factors that make the 
difference between a job done and one welldone.
24  constructor | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
“Each is designed to provide attend-ees with the requisite knowledge to 
effectively manage safety and health 
programs in the construction industry 
with a focus on best practices,” says 
Kevin Cannon, director of safety and 
health services for AGC of America. 
Additionally, they’ve run fall-protection 
training through OSHA Susan Harwood 
Training grants the past three years.
“Falls have historically been the 
leading cause of fatalities and serious 
injuries in our industry,” says Cannon, 
“so it continues to be a focus…thus far 
we have trained more than 1,000 con-struction workers.”
Education at the state level is essen-tial as well. In Kentucky, each of the 
5,000 members of the AGC-SIF must 
attend a mandatory two-hour train-ing class every year – offered live and 
online. “It’s geared toward owners and 
managers,” says Perkins. “Our larger 
general contractors all have one or more 
full-time safety directors. The smaller 
firms may have a person who wears 
many hats.”
His chapter recently ran its fi fth 
annual safety day conference; it was 
highly successful. “We had 16 profes-sional workshops down four different 
tracks,” Perkins explains. Attendees 
also visit with exhibitors and attend 
special events. “This year, we had a 
fall-protection demonstration, a con-fi ned-space demonstration, and also 
heavy equipment and distracted driving 
simulators.” The latter, he says, echoing 
Jackson, is a biggie.
Kentucky has also held onto 
the AGC’s formerly national CHASE 
[Construction Health and Safety 
Excellence] program with great suc-cess. “We have 13 companies that 
have gone through the process,” says 
Perkins, which has red, white and blue 
designations, “six of which achieved the 
highest certification: blue.”
Perkins says that CHASE develops 
a strong safety culture within compa-nies, and those that maintain their blue 
designations are exempt from Kentucky 
OSHA programmed (general scheduled 
inspections) for a year-long period. 
Hacker Bros. is among them.
Mowat’s carpenters work 
on concrete forms for a 
bridge abutment.
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“At the blue level you have demon-strated that you have an active safety and 
training program within your company, 
you’re stressing it on your project sites 
and you’re opening yourself up to unan-nounced visits by OSHA,” says Jackson, the 
firm’s president. “We invite them in! We 
want them to come!” The benefit is that 
should inspectors find anything amiss, we 
often have an opportunity to immediately 
remedy the hazard. “Being a part of CHASE 
is something we take a lot of pride in.”
The development of new standards 
– and, thusly, training programs to sup-port them – is highly effective. The AGC 
of Washington discussed new cranes and 
rigging standards for two years, says Bruce 
McGaw, safety director for the Woodinville-based Mowat Construction, a member of 
multiple AGC chapters, “bringing in experts 
and facilitating discussions that clarified 
the new regulations. Because of this, we 
were able to create and implement effective 
Qualified Rigger and Signaler, Critical Lift, 
and Assembly-Disassembly training pro-grams and Safe Power Line Encroachment 
procedures.” Undertakings such as these, 
McGaw points out, are always challeng-ing, “but our in-house crane and rigging 
program was vastly improved…praised 
by the project owners and government 
agencies that have audited our programs 
and observed our practices. Our success is 
largely based on the resources and assis-tance the AGC provides us.”
Cupertino Electric, a member firm in 
California, went above and beyond to 
keep safety on the brains of its employ-ees – literally – says Kate Smiley, man-ager of safety and regulatory services for 
AGC of California.
Research had shown that 43 percent 
of all recordable injuries happen within 
30 days from placement on a project (this 
did not reflect the employee’s length of 
employment). “So they implemented a 
‘First 30’ hardhat sticker campaign to 
highlight that fact to employees new to a 
project – and to provide greater outreach 
to those individuals during their first 30 
days. This is an outstanding example of 
data mining to develop a leading-edge 
program.”
A good safety record, Soileau points 
out, isn’t just great for employees’ health 
and states of mind – it serves the bottom 
line as well. Her firm recently received 
its 20th year of acceptance in the AGC of 
Washington Safety Team program. “In that 
time Ferguson’s program has evolved from 
the basic and far too common standard 
compliance-based program to the award-winning proactive safety program that has 
seen continual improvement.”
Its value is almost inestimable. “First 
and foremost, there is great satisfaction 
that our employees and those of our part-ners go home healthy and uninjured every 
day. This translates into lower injury and 
incident costs with positive impacts on our 
EMR rates.” Lower costs, Soileau points 
out, help the company stay competitive in a 
tight market. “We can offer our customers a 
quality product at a reasonable cost – and 
the assurance that they will not have any 
undue exposure due to our work practices.”
COMMUNICATION
If there was a common thread among 
our contributors, it was all about talk: 
meeting, communicating, developing and, 
above all, sharing.
“AGC Safety and Health Council meet-ings at the local, state and national levels 
have always provided takeaway informa-tion that safety professionals have been 
able to employ immediately on projects,” 
says Smiley. “The value of safety profes-sionals getting together regularly is huge.” 
A favorite adage: nothing is secret with 
safety.
“It means that while our companies 
are competitors, we all agree that shar-ing safety best practices helps everyone 
and that’s okay…!” Solid leadership, she 
notes, can make all the difference. Her 
department has made it a multi-year focus. 
“Our success has been in continuing the 
move away from the thought process that 
‘construction is a dangerous profession 
and injuries will occur’ to a leadership 
mindset that says ‘construction can, is 
and will be a safe industry.’”
At monthly and quarterly Safety Team 
forums, accidents are discussed openly. 
“The goal is to share the critical contrib-uting factors to incidents that are hap-pening in today’s workforce so that we 
can all learn from each other’s mistakes.” 
A 10-minute open mic presentation is 
standard as well. “We feature a member 
volunteer who presents a best practice 
or innovation in safety that has helped 
achieve better safety results.”
Kime believes that safety has transi-tioned from a goal to an unwavering core 
value for most contractors – and that it’s all 
about training and planning. “Safety takes 
work and dedication,” she says. “More 
companies are investing in safety training; 
proving their commitment through their 
hiring and firing practices; and empower-ing their workers, supervisors and upper 
management with the authority to stop 
work, spend money on protection systems 
and take the time to plan.”
Preplanning projects makes dead-lines less difficult, makes mistakes less 
frequent and noticeably increases effi-ciency. “Not to say that deadlines don’t 
add more pressure,” she laughs, “but the 
pressure is manageable because the work 
is organized.”
Keeping employees in a perpetual 
state of training, learning, thinking about 
safety, says Jackson, is No. 1. Companies 
must live the policies they enact, and that 
flows from the top down. “Every person 
on a project needs to know their health 
and well-being is important to us. We’re 
serious about it. And an insistence on 
safety means that sometimes you’ll have 
to change the way you do things.”
Jackson says not to fear it. There’s no 
deeper value to a safety program than its 
role in making employees feel genuinely 
cared about.
“We have projects to do, we have to 
deliver them, but at the end of the day we 
want our workers to go home to their fami-lies. That’s what’s important to us.”  ◆
A good safety record isn’t just great for employees’ 
health and states of mind – it serves the bottom line 
as well.
26  constructor | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
WHEN THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF 
ADMINISTRATIVE Services (DAS) per-formed a holistic review of the state con-struction program to determine how to 
reduce the number of claims and disputes 
that resulted from construction projects, 
contracts were part of the review.
“We were using American Institute of 
Architects (AIA) contracts with modifica-tions,” explains T. Ryan Lamb, legal coun-sel for the DAS. The number and type of 
modifications added throughout the years 
created complicated contracts, which led 
to misunderstandings, he explains. “We 
considered going back to the AIA contract 
as originally drafted but after talking with 
groups of construction industry representa-tives, we decided to choose ConsensusDocs 
to eliminate any bias toward owners and 
design professionals.”
Although changing the standardized 
contracts was only part of the construction 
program’s transformation, Lamb attributes 
a significant portion of the dispute reduc-tion to ConsensusDocs. “We have not had a 
single dispute or claim in the $300 million 
in construction projects we’ve contracted 
in the past two years.”
Fair contracts are not new to AGC of 
America. “The original 1918 bylaws of 
the AGC call for standard contracts that 
balanced the interests of owners, general 
contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers 
and dealers,” points out Brian Perlberg, 
Esq., ConsensusDocs executive director 
and counsel, and AGC senior counsel for 
construction law and contracts. AGC offered 
contracts for use by members throughout 
the years but recognized the need to rede-sign those contracts to reflect the move 
toward more collaboration in construction. 
AGC led the effort to create a coalition of 
diverse construction associations repre-senting all interested parties. A package of 
70 documents developed and approved by 
the initial 20 industry associations in the 
coalition was released in 2007.
Six years later, ConsensusDocs has seen 
significant growth:
• 150 percent increase in users
• 100 percent increase in coalition size 
and breadth
• 50 percent increase in contract docu-ments published
The use of ConsensusDocs has contin-ued to grow for a number of reasons, says 
Perlberg. The documents are clearly writ-ten, using plain English, and fairly outline 
each participant’s responsibilities. Issues 
addressed in each contract include risk 
allocation, indemnity, consequential dam-ages, liquidated damages, dispute resolu-tion and payments. Because the documents 
were created with input from coalition 
members representing all interested parties 
in a construction project, the contracts are 
fair and equitable, with no one company 
assuming risk liability for work done by 
other project team members.
KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES
A key reason for the growth in 
ConsensusDocs use includes timely con-tract updates that keep pace with changes 
in the law and the industry, points out 
Perlberg. Documents addressing the legal 
and administrative issues associated with 
the use of building information modeling 
(BIM), design-build strategies and green 
building components for LEED certification 
have been introduced as the industry has 
changed.
The 300 series of contracts was of 
particular interest to William Seed, vice 
president of design and construction for 
UHS of Delaware, a hospital management 
company that operates over 100 acute 
care, behavioral health, and ambulatory 
facilities. “Six years ago, our company 
adopted the Lean philosophy and began 
the journey to change behavior and prac-tices throughout the company to focus on 
customers,” he explains. About three years 
ago, he began looking for a construction 
contract that reflected the organization’s 
Lean principles. ConsensusDocs’ Tri-Party 
agreement for Integrated Project Delivery 
(IPD), the fi rst standard IPD agreement 
published in the United States, fit his 
needs. “This is a relational contract that 
incorporates Lean principles versus a 
transactional contract,” he says. “It sup-ports an integrated team approach to the 
project versus individual contracts that 
create communication silos.”
Although his company modified the con-tract slightly to fit their needs, the same 
contract is used for all external projects, 
says Seed. “Lean construction is a new 
concept for many people so the contract-ing process takes a little more time as the 
relationship is built,” he says. All contract-ing documents are easy to modify but Seed 
likes the flexibility of the multiple-party 
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agreement that allows up to 10 parties to 
sign the same agreement. “The benefit of 
ConsensusDocs is that the document is eas-ily replicable, an advantage when your 
company awards 50 contracts a year.”
Launch of a new technology platform 
that facilitates participant collaboration is 
another way ConsensusDocs has changed 
to meet customers’ needs, says Perlberg. 
The Web-based service enables real-time, 
online review and negotiation of contracts. 
Use of Word simplifies the process because 
so many people are accustomed to read-ing and reviewing Word documents. New 
editing capabilities and dashboards enable 
each person to easily see what changes are 
made between each version of the con-tract. “Not only does the dashboard feature 
keep track of the number of versions and 
who has reviewed the contract, but the 
system automatically renumbers and cor-rects internal references when needed,” he 
adds. Because the service is cloud-based, it 
is possible to access documents in progress, 
or documents stored on the service, from 
any location.
“It is easy to download the contracts 
and see the highlighted fields that need to 
be completed,” says Skye E. Kent, contract 
manager at War Construction in Tuscaloosa, 
CONSENSUSDOCS 411
More than 100 contract documents addressing every type of 
agreement a contractor might need are included in ConsensusDocs. 
Customers have the choice of three subscriptions that reflect 
their contracting needs. The ConsensusDocs contract document 
series include:
• 200 Series – General Contracting
• 300 Series – Collaborative
• 400 Series – Design-Build
• 500 Series – Construction Management
• 700 Series – Subcontracting
• 800 Series – Program Management
For more information go to www.consensusdocs.org.
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Ala. Because her subcontractors prefer to 
have a print copy of the contract, once the 
document is finalized, copies are given 
to the subcontractors and placed in War 
Construction’s files.
NO BIAS IN CONTRACTS
War Construction was an early adopter 
of ConsensusDocs and there were many 
questions from subcontractors when the 
documents were first used, admits Kent. 
“There are fewer questions now, espe-cially because we have so many subcon-tractors we work with on a regular basis,” 
she says. “Subcontractors who receive a 
ConsensusDocs for the first time feel safer 
and more protected when they see how 
many organizations worked together to 
produce them.”
“We used the contracts in projects with 
school systems and municipal projects, 
whose owners had their in-house attor-neys review them,” says James E. Latham, 
chief executive officer of War Construction. 
“In those cases, the attorneys were famil-iar with ConsensusDocs and we had no 
problems using them.”
Most users choose not to modify, or 
to modify slightly, the ConsensusDocs, 
but it is possible to create addendums 
if necessary, says Latham. “We have an 
addendum that addresses state-specific 
laws,” he says. Examples include lien 
laws, which are addressed generically in 
ConsensusDocs because laws vary widely 
between states, insurance requirements 
which differ according to project, and War 
Construction’s payment policies.
While the standardized contracts are 
beneficial to all members of the construction 
industry, small and mid-sized contractors 
without in-house counsel or large legal 
budgets will benefit most, says Perlberg. 
ConsensusDocs doesn’t replace outside 
legal advice, especially for complex projects, 
but once a contractor has vetted the docu-ment and modified it to fit specific needs, 
the need for legal review is minimized.
“We’re a small general contractor 
but as we moved up the food chain and 
began to contract with subcontractors, we 
looked for a standard document we could 
use,” says Leon LaJeunesse, president of 
Custom Contracting in Lake Zurich, Ill. 
There was a perception that most stan-dard contracts were written to benefit 
whichever group produced the contract, so 
LaJeunesse chose ConsensusDocs because 
the contracts are fair to all parties. “We 
get minimal changes requested on the 
documents, which is very different from 
previous contracts that had layer upon 
layer of risk-avoidance language added.” 
These revisions resulted in complicated 
contracts that made it difficult to manage 
the project, he says. “It is better to invest 
the time upfront to make sure everyone 
has a clear understanding of the rules.”
ConsensusDocs reduces some of the 
time required upfront with contracts that 
represent best practices in the construc-tion industry. Review of the contract and 
negotiation is an important part of the 
process. In fact, a University of Calgary 
study demonstrates that the existence of a 
trust relationship developed through front-end discussions reduces higher project 
costs associated with inappropriate risk 
allocation.
“A lot of project breakdowns are due 
to miscommunication so we’ve provided 
documents that provide clear communica-tion about performance expectations,” says 
Perlberg. “This is especially important at 
the beginning of the relationship.”
Contractors who are considering use 
of ConsensusDocs should do their home-work first, suggests Latham. “Drill into the 
details of the documents so you understand 
what issues are addressed and how they 
are handled.” Latham also had an attor-ney review his “homegrown” contracts, 
as well as other standardized contracts, 
to see how ConsensusDocs compared 
before he switched.
People managing the documents also 
need to study the contracts carefully, sug-gests Kent. “They are well-written with 
no ambiguous language, but you need to 
see what is included in the document,” she 
says. “The process is very intuitive, with 
options you select for each project contract, 
but you have to know your business needs 
to determine which options are best for that 
specific contract.”  ◆
Because the documents were created 
with input from coalition members 
representing all interested parties in a 
construction project, the contracts are 
fair and equitable, with no one company 
assuming risk liability for work done by 
other project team members.
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Slow andSteady
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK SEES 
THE CONSTRUCTION GLASS AS HALF FULL
BY SHERYL S. JACKSON
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IT’S A GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS situ-ation. The good news is that September 
2013’s construction employment was up 
3.4 percent over 2012 and construction 
spending reached a four-year high of $915 
billion, a 7.1 percent increase over 2012. 
While experts anticipate this course to 
continue throughout 2014, no one foresees 
dramatic increases.
Ken Simonson, chief economist of AGC 
of America, sees good but uneven growth, 
fueled in part by three areas that are help-ing many sectors and regions:
1. “SHALE GALE”
Extraction of shale gas through a drill-ing process known as hydraulic fracturing 
or “fracking” is not only building sup-plies of natural gas to produce energy 
but is also having a positive effect on the 
construction industry. “States including 
Pennsylvania, South Texas, Colorado 
and North Dakota are experiencing an 
increased need for roads, site prepara-tion, housing for the machinery, pipelines 
and storage tanks associated with the 
drilling operations,” explains Simonson. 
Along with construction directly related 
to the drilling site, there is increased 
spending from employees visiting res-taurants, renting houses and purchasing 
from local stores. This economic lift to 
the local towns can result in renewed 
construction activity in the town.
2. PANAMA CANAL
Even though the Panama Canal is not a 
U.S. construction project, the 2015 opening 
of the new locks that can handle larger 
container ships has led to the deepening 
and widening of harbor channels in U.S. 
port cities in preparation for the super-sized vessels. In conjunction with harbor 
projects that will allow the ships to dock, 
port authorities are expanding their stor-age yards and lengthening piers. Inland 
transportation projects include improving 
rail systems and roadways to and from the 
port to accommodate increased truck traf-fic, as well as raising bridges and building 
tunnels.
3. RESIDENTIAL REVIVAL
A surge in single family (32 percent) 
and multifamily (49 percent) new con-struction in August 2013 were partly 
driven by a 7.2 percent increase in house 
prices from mid-2012 through the second 
quarter of 2013. This increase encouraged 
new residential construction. “I believe 
single-family growth will flatten in 2014 
due to tight credit and demographic shifts,” 
says Simonson. “Multifamily construction’s 
upturn should last through 2014 due to low 
vacancy rates in most cities and a fear of 
locking into a long-term mortgage when 
the job market is still unstable.”
Another positive sign for multifam-ily construction is a growing preference 
for urban living, which is evident in 
Washington, D.C., says Terry Edmondson, 
project executive at DPR Construction, a 
member of several AGC chapters. “Young 
professionals want to live in the city so 
we are seeing growth in the Rosslyn and 
Ballston areas of Arlington, Va.,” he says. 
“Multi-use construction is in high demand 
in these areas.”
Pent-up demand is another reason some 
areas will see construction growth, says 
Edward Zarenski, estimating executive 
for Gilbane Building Company, a member 
of multiple AGC chapters. The uncertainty 
of the economy in recent years has put 
construction projects on hold, but the need 
for those buildings or those roads has not 
diminished, he points out. “Organizations 
that have access to private funds will start 
to build.”
Just as he sees three areas that are 
supporting growth, Simonson also identi-fies three factors that are suppressing it:
1. LESS GOVERNMENT 
SPENDINGON SCHOOLS AND 
INFRASTRUCTURE
At the federal level, funding for high-way and infrastructure improvements or 
replacements is still uncertain, points out 
Simonson. “MAP-21 [Moving Ahead for 
Progress in the 21st Century Act] is only 
funded through 2014 and the Highway 
Trust Fund is supplemented with trans-fers from the general fund.” As automo-biles become more fuel efficient, people 
are paying less gas tax, which has been 
the primary source of funding for the 
Highway Trust Fund. “At this time, there 
is no indication that additional taxes will 
be approved, even though gas receipts 
are dropping.”
Read “On the Bright 
Side” on Page 16 for 
more information on 
the workforce shortage 
and what some AGC 
members are doing to 
combat it.
Declining tax revenues are also the 
reason schools are not being built, points 
out Zarenski. “Until tax revenues return 
to the levels seen four or five years ago, 
public school boards do not have the funds 
to build new schools.”
While public schools may not be adding 
to their facilities, educational institutions 
with access to private money will begin 
to build soon, says Zarenski. “Harvard 
University is a good example of an insti-tution that uses private funds for construc-tion but postponed projects during the 
past few years due to the uncertainty of 
the economy,” he points out. “They are 
A concern throughout the industry is availability of construction workers if there 
is a signifi cant upturn in construction spending.
34  constructor | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
building again because the demand that 
was there three years ago is still there 
and they have the funds.”
Private funds may also play a part in 
infrastructure construction. Elaine Ervin, 
CPA, national practice leader for the con-struction industry at Moss Adams, an AGC 
member of multiple chapters, predicts a 
growth in public-private partnerships to 
address infrastructure needs such as high-ways and bridges. “There is a demand for 
these projects that have been put on hold 
but public funds are not available.”
2. CONSUMER SWITCH FROM 
STORES TO ONLINE BUYING
The growth of suburbs resulted in 
construction for retail stores that were 
convenient to new neighborhoods. Now, 
with the rise in online purchasing and the 
collapse of the home market in suburbs, 
there is less need for retail space, says 
Simonson. “Shopping center vacancy rates 
are high and center managers are turning 
to innovative uses of space for leases, such 
as community colleges or exercise and 
yoga programs.” The growth in online 
purchasing has spurred new construction 
of warehouse and distribution centers but 
that is a small percentage of previous retail 
construction.
3. SPACE FOR EMPLOYEES 
AND SERVICES SHRINKING
Even when office buildings are leasing, 
companies are leasing smaller facilities 
because they are allocating less space per 
employee, says Zarenski. “An employer 
that previously located 300 employees 
on a fl oor now has 400 employees on 
the floor.”
Healthcare is also changing the way 
services are offered, Zarenski points out. 
“Instead of building hospitals or larger 
buildings, services are provided in urgent 
care centers located in shopping center 
space, or in clinics located in existing 
retail stores.”
The uncertainty of healthcare reform 
has caused some of the slowdown in 
healthcare construction, says Edmondson. 
“Health systems with plans to build are 
holding their cash close to their vest until 
they know more about how changes in 
the industry will affect them.” He adds, 
“The aging population creates a demand 
for health services, but how many of those 
consumers will receive assistance in a 
long-term care facility as opposed to an 
acute care facility?”
BUDGET REQUIRED FOR 
STRONGER GROWTH
When asked what is necessary to cre-ate a stronger construction recovery, Ervin 
suggests that a federal budget must be 
approved. “Investors are hesitant to com-mit funds when there is so much uncer-tainty about the country’s finances,” she 
says. “Good or bad, a budget enables 
people to plan and to move forward.”
Job growth outside construction is 
another factor that will contribute to 
construction growth, says Zarenski. As 
more people become employed, there will 
be more demand for housing and other 
services.
A concern throughout the industry is 
availability of construction workers if there 
is a significant upturn in construction 
spending. “The availability of employees 
differs from state to state,” says Zarenski. 
“In Rhode Island, we’ve recovered only 4 
percent of the jobs lost in the construc-tion downturn but Boston has recovered 
75 percent of construction jobs lost.” The 
good news for Rhode Island and Boston 
is experienced construction employees 
in Rhode Island are available to work in 
Boston, he says. “The challenge for all 
contractors will be finding good employees 
to replace those who left the area to find 
work, or left the construction industry.”
Because construction companies have 
had to do more with fewer employees and 
have adopted new technologies, such as 
building information modeling (BIM), 
that require fewer employees, contrac-tors should be able to find workers, says 
Edmondson. “The real concern is the 
number of Baby Boomers who are nearing 
retirement or who have left the industry,” 
he says. Another disadvantage of Baby 
Boomers’ retirement is the fact that few 
young people want to enter skilled trades, 
he says. “A lot of young people want to 
work in the technology side of construc-tion, not carpentry.”
“Contractors know they are losing 
institutional knowledge and I’m see-ing some companies take steps to pre-pare younger employees,” says Ervin. 
Enhanced training and mentoring pro-grams enable employees to learn from 
each other, she points out. Working with 
local technical schools to provide intern-ships not only generates interest in the 
industry but also creates a pool of poten-tial employees.
“I’ve also seen an increased interest 
in improving how contractors work,” says 
Ervin. “More construction companies are 
embracing Lean construction principles 
to be more efficient, more competitive and 
more thoughtful about work.” BIM is a more 
widely adopted innovation that enables 
contractors to cut and assemble pieces 
before they reach the jobsite, she adds.
A key to improving construction pro-ductivity will be industrialization of the 
industry, says Dr. Perry Daneshgari, presi-dent and chief executive officer of MCA, a 
strategic consulting firm with an expertise 
in productivity improvement. Fabricating 
components of a building at a production 
site and transporting them to the build-ing site is a way to improve quality and 
productivity, he says.
Building in a factory setting is also an 
effective way to attract and keep skilled 
labor, points out Daneshgari. “You can more 
easily train someone to work in a factory 
setting because the task is repetitive and 
predictable.” Older employees are more 
likely to stay in the workforce longer if a 
factory setting is available because, gener-ally, the work is less physically demanding.
Additional information 
on trends in 
prefabrication can be 
found in the article on 
Page 16. 
Even with a slow and steady upturn 
in construction activity, there is one pit-fall contractors must avoid, warns Ervin. 
“Labor intensive contractors must be care-ful when ramping up,” she says. “They 
get overly optimistic about the number 
of new jobs and their cash flow suffers.” 
Adding employees that will be paid every 
two weeks, when payment for the project 
might be 90 days out puts a strain on any-one’s cash flow situation, she says. “Make 
sure you understand your cash flow needs 
and be sure you have cash in hand or have 
a plan to use your line of credit.”  ◆
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BIM and thePower 
of Collaboration
THE FUTURE IS NOW
BY ROB HUMPHREYS
T HE BUZZ HAS STARTED. ARE YOU 
listening? Building Information Modeling, 
or BIM, is definitely being discussed. In 
fact, it has been discussed, analyzed and 
debated in the construction industry for 
several years now. While North America is 
often on the cutting edge of construction 
technologies, in some regions, particularly 
the United Kingdom, the industry adoption 
of BIM occurred faster than what we have 
seen in our part of the world. However, like 
many new technologies in our industry, 
the adoption of BIM has grown rapidly 
and North America is now a major region 
of BIM usage.
Construction fi rms in North America 
and several other countries are moving 
quickly to understand the power of BIM 
for unparalleled project collaboration. 
For companies who have been using BIM 
and collaboration technology for a longer 
period of time, the tools have proven to 
be unequivocally successful regarding 
the quality of the results produced. BIM 
has proven time and again to drive down 
costs and make the estimation process 
more accurate for building owners and 
financiers. According to an article by Pike 
Research, “When it comes to building asset 
owners, BIM helps facilitate more visibil-ity and interaction in the overall design/
build process for the owners of a build-ing, enabling them to take a more active 
role in determining the final outcome of 
capital-intensive projects.”
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In fact, the power of BIM reaches all 
project team members, delivering benefits 
like no other current collaboration tool.
SO WHAT IS BIM?
With all the talk about BIM, there’s 
often some confusion. Some think BIM is 
3D design software while others think of 
it primarily as the 3D model of a building 
that is generated by the software. Yet there 
are other curious folks who have dived 
deeper into research and understand that 
BIM goes beyond these simple definitions 
and can actually drive a whole new pro-cess for construction. The truth is, they’re 
all right – BIM is all of these things and 
more. Here’s a brief summary:
BIM describes the process of designing 
a building collaboratively using one coher-ent system of computer models rather than 
separate sets of drawings. The models 
become shared knowledge resources to 
support decision making about a facility 
from earliest conceptual stages, through 
design and construction and then through 
its operational life and eventual demolition.
It offers enormous gains in cost and 
time savings, much greater accuracy in 
estimation, and the avoidance of error, 
alterations and rework due to informa-tion loss. BIM offers a way for people to 
collaborate, to share and develop a single 
integrated model. The whole building, 
bridge or road is constructed virtually with 
everyone viewing the exact-same data.
PLAYERS, 
PARTICIPANTS AND TOOLS
From pre-construction to fi nal asset 
and even into lifecycle management, BIM 
tools play a large part in successful man-agement and information sharing through-out the entire project spectrum. BIM also 
allows a large swath of roles within the 
contractor, subcontractor, owner and sup-plier arenas (plus others) to share and 
view vital project documents. Regarding 
lifecycle management, the value of BIM 
extends beyond design and construction 
and into the post-construction realm by 
delivering information that the owner/
operator can use for facilities management, 
operations, maintenance, refurbishment 
or eventual demolition. The chart on the 
next page shows the different people and 
processes that benefit from BIM collabora-tion across the project timeline.
BIG BENEFITS
Since we’re talking about the inter-ested parties involved in a project, let’s 
take a look at the benefits everyone 
receives by utilizing BIM tools. Like no 
other technology on the market today, the 
benefits that BIM provides touch everyone 
involved on a project. Specific examples of 
what BIM can do for the different people 
and roles include:
■ Improved visualization of the project 
for all parties.Owners, subcontrac-tors, and others on the project team 
have a good visual understanding of 
what the building will look like when 
completed from an exterior and interior 
perspective.
■ Reduction in change orders.The archi-tectural, structural and MEP (mechani-cal, electrical and plumbing) models can 
all be brought together in a federated 
view prior to construction to discover 
any clashes or elements of the separate 
models that occupy the same space, or 
even a construction time sequence that 
is out of order.
■ Improved productivity due to easy 
(mobile) retrieval of information.In 
the field, the models and details can be 
viewed using a variety of mobile devices 
so that all members of the project team 
have access to the most current plans 
and specs.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 | www.constructormagazine.com  37
■ Embedding and linking of vital 
information. Each object in the 
model can be embedded and 
linked – such as vendors for spe-cific materials, timing of instal-lation, location of details and 
quantities required for estimation 
and purchasing.
■ Increased speed of delivery. 
The number of change orders re-worked is reduced and timing of 
all aspects of the project is con-sidered during the planning phase 
of the project.
■ Improved quality. As elements 
of the project such as ductwork 
and fittings can be fabricated in 
the shop versus being built on 
site, quality improves as potential 
issues with ductwork, piping, etc. 
are worked through in the feder-ated model.
ALL THINGS BIM
BIMFORUM
The BIMForum is a conglomeration of 
leaders throughout the AEC industry who 
have joined forces to facilitate and accel-erate the adoption of BIM. The BIMForum 
works with all sectors of the industry to 
jointly develop best practices for virtual 
design and construction (VDC) through 
online forums, useful deliverables, and 
practical industry conferences. Visit bim-forum.org for more information.
THE CONTRACTOR’S GUIDE TO 
BIM: EDITION 2 
The Contractor’s Guide to BIM: Edition 2 
is now available. This new edition includes 
up-to-date information on the process of 
incorporating BIM into your company, col-laborating with other stakeholders as well 
as a detailed matrix of the varied types 
of software tools that comprise Building 
Information Modeling.
2013 LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT 
SPECIFICATION FOR BUILDING 
INFORMATION MODELS
The fi rst-of-its kind, the BIMForum-crafted LOD is a standard document 
establishing definitions for how complete 
Building Information Models (BIMs) need 
to be for different stages of the design 
and construction process. The new stan-dard, known as the Level of Development 
Specifi cations (LOD), was developed 
under an agreement with the American 
Institute of Architects. LOD allows every-one involved with construction projects 
to clearly articulate how detailed model 
elements for the different building systems 
are or need to be throughout the design 
and construction process. The new devel-opment specifications allow model authors 
to define what their models can be relied 
on for and allow other users to understand 
the value, and limitations, of models they 
receive. You can find and download the 
specification at www.bimforum.org. 
BIM EDUCATION
AGC’s Certificate of Management – 
Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) 
is the construction industry’s fi rst and 
only BIM certificate program that teaches 
the practical application of the Building 
Information Modeling process for com-mercial construction firms.
Not just a tech certificate for BIM 
software and applications, the CM-BIM 
and corresponding Building Information 
Modeling Education Program (BIM EP) 
combines the latest information on BIM 
processes and technologies, step-by-step 
procedures for integrating BIM into the 
project delivery process, real-life case 
studies of successful BIM implementations, 
and the practical issues all parties need 
to understand when utilizing BIM on a 
construction project.
Participate in BIM Education Program 
courses at AGC Chapters around the coun-try, or find out how you can bring AGC’s 
BIM Education Program to your organiza-tion at www.agc.org/BIM.
SMARTBRIEF
Keep up to date on all things BIM by 
subscribing to the BIMForum’s SmartBrief: 
http://bit.ly/IOUIn3.
CONSENSUSDOCS BIM 
ADDENDUM
The first standard contract document 
that globally addresses legal and adminis-tration issues associated with using BIM, it 
is intended to be used as an identical con-tract addendum for all project participants 
inputting information into a BIM Model. It 
also includes a BIM Execution Plan, which 
allows the parties to determine the level 
of reliance for the BIM model.
conituned on page 103
38  constructor | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
AGC IN ACTION
The Big Build
SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
WASHINGT ON, D.C.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, amateur builders young and old were able to discover what it’s 
like to build a brick wall, carve stone, lay piping and much, much more. Kids were able to 
meet plumbers, electricians, ironworkers, architects, woodworkers and many other industry 
experts. And of course, AGC of America was there to hand out the oh-so-popular hard hats to all.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 | www.constructormagazine.com  39
Invest in Infrastructure
On Oct. 16, 2013, AGC CEO Steve Sandherr addressed the need for 
infrastructure investment as Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Benjamin 
Cardin (D-MD) and Mazie Hirona (D-HI) looked on.
40  constructor | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
AGC IN ACTION
National and Chapter Leadership Conference
SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 1, 2013
WASHINGT ON, D.C.
In late September, AGC’s chapter leaders descended upon Washington, D.C. for its annual National & Chapter Leadership Conference. 
More than 300 registered attendees and many great speakers and sessions made this conference a success. Designed for chapter 
presidents, vice presidents and chapter executives, the meeting allows AGC’s national leaders to network with other chapter officers 
to discuss industry and chapter issues.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 | www.constructormagazine.com  41
Worker Shortage Survey Release
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
On Wednesday, Sept. 4, AGC released new data showing the severity of construction worker shortages in San Antonio, other parts 
of Texas and nationwide during a visit to a local construction-focused high school. During the event, officials got a tour of the school 
and saw a demonstration of how students are learning vital construction skills as part of their curriculum.
Doug McMurry, executive vice president of the San Antonio Chapter of AGC, released new worker shortage data and identified 
measures public officials should take to address the shortages. Principal Phillip Edge spoke about the mission of the Construction 
Careers Academy and how it helps train future construction professionals.
Phillip Edge, Principal of the Construction 
Careers Academy in San Antonio, Texas, gives 
his opening remarks. The mission of CCA is to 
provide an advanced and rigorous curriculum 
with a focus on construction technology, 
construction management, architectural design, 
applied engineering and real-world experience 
that will prepare students for studies in higher 
education and/or a career in a construction-related industry. Learn more at www.nisd.net/
ccatoday.
Executive Vice 
President Doug 
McMurry of the San 
Antonio Chapter of 
AGC addresses the 
reality of worker 
shortages in the Texas 
area and across the 
country.
A look at CCA students 
performing day-to-day tasks 
and assignments.
42  constructor | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
Constructing a 
Work of Artto 
House Works ofArt BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 | www.constructormagazine.com  43
THE BU ILDI NGS OF THE CRYSTA L 
BRIDGES Museum of American Art on the 
Walton family farm in Bentonville, Ark. 
are themselves true works of art – and a 
2013 winner of the Alliant Build America 
Award in the category of Construction 
Management New.
From crafting a variety of uniquely 
shaped curvilinear buildings using cast 
architectural concrete, to suspending 
the entire roof and enclosure system on 
cables to span a creek and pond system, 
to coordinating dozens of trades includ-ing the installation of curved glass from 
China that had to be pre-fabricated before 
the concrete was poured, the cables set 
and the roof loaded – the construction 
of 60,000 square feet of galleries sur-rounding two reflecting pools was a feat 
considered by all on the Linbeck-Nabholz 
Joint Venture (JV) team to be a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
“Everyone was motivated to do their 
best work and to collaborate with others 
because of the nature of the project – they 
realized that they may never again work 
on a building like this in their career,” says 
George Vavrek, executive vice president 
of Linbeck Group LLC, an AGC member of 
multiple chapters. “Craftsmen would come 
up to me and the owner and thank us for 
the opportunity to work on the project.”
The JV team had a “marvelous cadre” of 
suppliers, fabricators and installers, with 
the right expertise willing to collaborate 
to accomplish challenging elements of 
the project, says Don Greenland, chief 
operating officer at Nabholz Construction 
Services, in Conway, Ark., a member of 
AGC of Arkansas. “This project was also 
unique for subcontractors – they got to be 
involved in one of the largest projects in 
the history of the state.”
Perhaps the most striking part was 
constructing the buildings as cast archi-tectural concrete, Vavrek says. Of 523 ver-tical wall pours, only 43 are rectangular 
as the buildings’ shapes had to blend into 
the surroundings. One building is called 
the football, one the elbow, two upside-down armadillos, and one a horseshoe 
crab because of their geometry. Even the 
administrative building and the garage are 
curvilinear, to better reflect light and views 
of the forest and ponds.
The project’s designers relied on the 
contractors to provide the means and meth-ods for installations of complex systems 
never before designed by them, which led 
to building off of form face shop drawings 
and MEP coordination drawings, Varek 
says. Lean construction techniques were 
used to integrate “silos of knowledge” 
and break down historical organizational 
barriers.
Staging materials was a challenge, as 
the only level ground was 2,600 feet from 
the worksite. Transporting building mate-rials on the one haul and crane-loading 
road had to be coordinated with over 1,000 
concrete pours as the concrete operation 
had to be set up on the same road. Once the 
ponds were built, the road was no longer 
navigable.
“The whole project was a unique chal-lenge,” says Rod Bigelow, the museum’s 
executive director. “Building in a ravine, 
temporarily diverting the flow of Crystal 
Spring and its creek so that we could create 
a construction staging area, creating and 
filling two ponds with the spring water as 
its source, building the weirs beneath the 
bridges, were just a few of the construction 
aspects that were challenging and unique.”
The team also chose to minimize the 
impact on the native landscape by remov-ing as few trees as possible from the site, 
Bigelow says.
“We were able to keep innumerable old 
growth trees and build within the existing 
forest – in some places as close as six feet 
– creating the impression that the building 
emerged from the landscape,” he says. “It’s 
truly unique and a beautiful way to express 
our mission of uniting the power of art with 
the beauty of nature.” 
Despite many special considerations, 
the project was completed on time, Vavrek 
says.
“The team could be led in a nontradi-tional way because they were all so very 
competent,” he says. “This also required a 
very competent supply chain.”
Greenland agrees that management of 
the construction went quite well. “When 
you fi nish the project and you’re still 
friends – that’s a successful joint venture,” 
he says. “We continue to look for opportu-nities to form a joint venture again.”
The Crystal Bridges Museum of 
American Art is “an amazing gift to the 
state by the Walton family,” Greenland says. 
Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart founder 
Sam Walton, chairs the museum’s board.
“My family and I get to enjoy the mag-nificent museum and grounds, and I get to 
talk about what’s behind the walls – all 
the united elements of complex construc-tion challenges that you can’t see in the 
museum,” Greenland says.  ◆
44  constructor | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
Will ’14 Be 
Forbidding or 
Fortunate?
BY KEN SIMONSON, CHIEF ECONOMIST, AGC OF AMERICA
CONTRACTORS WILL FACE DIVERSE 
CON DIT IONS I N 2014. Markets will 
vary greatly by segment, geography and 
materials.
There will be some significant differ-ences from 2013 in conditions by segment. 
On the residential side, multifamily con-struction is likely to remain strong nearly 
everywhere. But demand for single-family 
housing may be much more spotty.
Public construction appears headed for 
a fifth consecutive year of decline. Federal 
agencies face another year of across-the-board cuts, or worse – alternatives that 
hit construction even harder than other 
spending. Local governments and school 
districts, which depend heavily on prop-erty taxes, should begin to see an upturn 
in receipts by year end now that house 
prices have recovered in most areas, but 
it will take another year or longer before 
the higher revenues translate into higher 
outlays for construction. State governments, 
despite several years of rising revenues, 
are still saddled with heavy Medicaid and 
public employee retirement costs that will 
keep construction spending down.
Private nonresidential construction, 
which showed lackluster growth in most 
of 2013, should accelerate in 2014. Many 
projects will flow (no pun intended) from 
the burgeoning oil and gas industry. 
There will be work at well sites and sur-rounding communities in several regions: 
Pennsylvania, West Virginia and eastern 
Ohio; North Dakota and eastern Montana; 
parts of Wyoming, Colorado and New 
Mexico; Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. 
The latter three will also experience a 
surge of pipeline, petrochemical and other 
“downstream” construction. But even areas 
far from the “oil patch” may see demand 
for natural gas-fired power plants, fuel-ing facilities at truck stops and terminals 
for liquefied or compressed natural gas-powered trucks and buses, rail lines, 
and factories to produce pipe, tanks and 
equipment associated in some way with 
the “shale gale.”
The expansion of the Panama Canal, 
due to be completed in early 2015, will also 
drive several types of construction in a vari-ety of locations. Ports will be lengthening 
piers and wharves, expanding container 
and chassis storage yards, and improving 
rail and road connections. Railroads and 
warehouses, some of them far inland, are 
preparing for the arrival of “post-Panamax” 
containerships holding up to 15,000 boxes 
– three to four times the current maximum.
Warehouse construction will receive a 
lift as well from the competition between 
online and big-box retailers to deliver more 
goods on the day of purchase, necessitat-ing more fulfillment centers close to major 
metropolitan areas. Other niches expected 
to do well include hotels, data centers, and 
medical facilities other than hospitals, such 
as stand-alone urgent care and outpatient 
surgical centers.
But hospital construction, which slipped 
in 2013, is likely to lag again. Office, retail, 
and private educational construction also 
face dim prospects.
Although the unemployment rate for 
former construction workers is likely to 
remain higher than for most industries, 
contractors will have increasing difficulty 
finding qualified workers in 2014. Many 
experienced workers who were laid off 
before or during the recession have now 
moved on to other industries, retired or 
even left the country. Fewer students are 
entering the workforce, and the pool of 
veterans – traditionally a good source for 
contractors – is shrinking as the U.S. draws 
down its armed services abroad. To make 
up for the shortage of labor, contractors 
will be paying more overtime, bonuses and 
base pay.
Materials costs, which rose less than 2 
percent in both 2012 and 2013, look poised 
to accelerate modestly, but not across the 
board. Steel and concrete prices are likely 
to rise following more than two years of flat 
or falling prices. Gypsum prices are likely 
to go up for a third straight year, though 
less than in 2013. But copper and diesel 
prices will fall again.
Thus, ’14 will be forbidding for some 
contractors but fortunate for others.  ◆
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Successful Project 
Management
Takes a Fine Balancing Act
THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES to 
rock the project manager world? From 
scheduling and budgeting to communicat-ing and leading, there’s a myriad of skills 
to master. It’s like learning to dance: the 
mechanics can be easily taught, but the 
rhythm eludes many. Both hard (techni-cal) and soft (interpersonal) skills are key 
to successful project management and it 
takes a fine balancing act. You just have 
to learn all the right moves.
JOSEPH PRIOR
HENSEL PHELPS
Constructor: Please describe your con-struction career path for us.
Prior: I’ve always had an affinityfor math 
and science. Upon graduating from high 
school, I knew I would study something 
involving these fields, but was unsure 
exactly what. I was fortunate enough to 
receive a scholarship to study engineering 
in college. I chose to pursue a degree in civil 
engineering. While finishing my degree, I 
got a side job with the university’s minor 
construction department. I realized I did 
not want to simply design structures, but 
rather, become involved in bringing them 
off the paper and into reality, something 
tangible. I started working with a general 
contractor in Baltimore. After three years 
there, I relocated to San Diego and have 
been working here since 2001.
Constructor: Outline a typical work day for 
us, describing tasks you frequently tackle.
Prior: This really depends on the stage 
of the projects being worked on. Tasks 
frequently tackled include negotiating 
contracts, change orders, trouble shooting 
design challenges, site walks to review 
project progress, subcontractor productiv-ity, safety concerns, conferring with the 
other project team members (i.e., superin-tendents, architects, owner reps) on their 
concerns to manage the best interests of 
the project as a whole.
Constructor: What are the top three key 
qualities to being a successful project man-ager of a complicated construction project?
Prior:1. Relationships with team members 
noted above. You can’t have a dysfunctional 
or non-communicating team. Get off email 
and pick up the phone.
2. Advance planning. Know where you 
are and where you’re going with the job. 
Never be in a reactive position, always 
proactive.
3. I’m a big fan of being organized and 
prioritizing work. This is a daily respon-sibility for one’s own work and that of 
subordinates.
Constructor: Studies indicate that project 
managers need to master both technical 
(hard) and interpersonal (soft) skills to 
achieve project success. Would you agree 
that it’s a balancing act?
Prior:Absolutely. The technical part is 
the easy part. It is the interpersonal part 
that is challenging. As a manager of sub-contractors, there is an entire community 
of experts to draw upon for technical 
resources. Figuring out why someone is 
underperforming and steer them to succeed 
takes time and effort.
Constructor: Is leadership a natural trait?
Prior:Tough question. I believe, to a cer-tain extent, leadership is a natural trait. 
BUT, it can absolutely be taught. In fact, 
as a manager, if you are not training your 
subordinates to lead, you are doing them 
and yourself a huge disservice. Leadership 
training is an integral part of any manager’s 
success.
Constructor: If there is a particular trait 
you have struggled with in your career, 
how did you manage to improve upon it?
Prior: Throughout my career, I’ve seen the 
development of email communication grow 
from a quick substitute for a letter to the 
means by which some have a conversa-tion. I’ve had to make concerted efforts to 
minimize this. Use the email for transfer of 
information, not a conversation. Always, 
just pick up the phone.
Constructor: What advice do you have 
for a young construction professional who 
is considering a career as a project man-ager? How can he or she master the skills 
to succeed?
Prior: Get out from behind the desk, ask 
a superintendent if they will walk the 
job with you and share their experience. 
Secondly, organize and prioritize your 
work; know what you are doing tomor-row as well as what you are doing in two 
weeks. Lastly, get off the email and pick 
up the phone.
MATTHEW CERRITELLI
CLARK CONSTRUCTION
Constructor: Please describe your career 
path.
Cerritelli: I have been on the superinten-dent track for 10 years. I graduated from the 
University of Maryland in 2003 with a B.S. 
in Architecture. As I neared graduation, I 
decided to explore the construction side of 
the business in order to see how buildings 
are built. I didn’t want to sit at a computer, 
drafting someone else’s designs and knew 
that I wasn’t interested in the additional 
schooling I’d need to practice architecture. 
I needed industry experience in order to 
find out what I really wanted to do with my 
Joseph Prior of Hensel Phelps (right) 
discusses the commencement of demolition 
operations at Angel View with Carley 
Cechin of Granite Construction (left).
48  constructor | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
SOFTSki & HARD A Balance Of
THE
SUCCESSFUL
PROJECT MANAGER
Leadership and the use of soft skills are attributes at the top
of the list for high performing project managers
NEGOTIATING & CONFLICT RESOLUTION
CHALLENGES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT
MANAGEMENT OF VIRTUAL & GLOBAL TEAMS
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
FOUNDATIONS OF VIRTUAL MANAGEMENT
ACROSS CULTURES & GEOGRAPHIES
ADVANCED SCHEDULING & CONTROL
RISK MANAGEMENT IN PROJECTS & PROGRAMS
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: THEORY & PRACTICE
PROCUREMENT & CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
FOUNDATIONS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
HARD
SKILLS
SOFT
SKILLS
PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN BIOTECH
AND LIFE SCIENCES
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
AND DECISION MAKING
Balancing Soft & Hard Skills in
Brandeis University’s Master 
of Science in Project and 
Project Management
Reasons Why Projects Fail
10
Hard Skills Of
A Successful
Project Manager
LACK OF SUFFICIENT CHARTER
LACK OF MUTUAL ACCOUNTABILITY
LACK OF RESOURCES
LACK OF COMMUNICATION
UNSURE OF WHAT REQUIRES
TEAM EFFORT
LACK OF LEADERSHIP
LACK OF PLANNING
LACK OF MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
INABILITY TO DEAL WITH
CONFLICT
LACK OF FOCUS ON CREATIVITY
AND EXCELLENCE
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 | www.constructormagazine.com  49
http://projectmgmt.brandeis.edu/
ills
• http://www.projectmanagement.com/articles/270873/When-Teams-Fail • http://www.projectmanagement.com/blog/Extraordinary-Leader/4270/
• http://projectmgmt.brandeis.edu/downloads/BRU_MSMPP_WP_Feb2012_Balancing_Project_Management.pdf • http://www.bettersoftskills.com/research.htm
• http://www.skills2lead.com/Skills2Lead_Ezine-soft-skills-hard-skills.html • http://pm-lead.com/2012/06/05/leaders-how-improve-soft-skills/
• http://projectmgmt.brandeis.edu/program-overview/course-descriptions/
CREDITS: Teamwork, Parker Martin from The Noun Project; Easel, Okan Benn from The Noun Project;
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career. I joined Clark Construction Group as 
a field engineer and realized that I enjoyed 
the hands-on side of the business. My 
career grew from there. Over the next few 
years, I worked my way through the ranks, 
and was promoted to superintendent. I have 
held this position for six years.
Constructor: Outline a typical work day for 
us, describing tasks you frequently tackle.
Cerritelli:Most of my morning is spent 
coordinating with subcontractors in the 
field, ensuring that everyone is doing what 
they’re supposed to be doing. Each morning 
at 7, I lead the safety orientation in con-junction with our jobsite safety manager. 
Safety is our first – and top – priority. A 
construction site operates like a train; it 
takes a team effort – all pulling in the same 
direction – to get you to your destination. If 
one trade falters, it has a ripple effect on the 
entire project. Pre-planning our work and 
incorporating safety into that plan ensures 
that we have done everything we can do 
to make certain the train is headed in the 
right direction, at all times.
My afternoons are typically spent in 
meetings with clients, my project team, 
or our subcontractors. I participate in the 
jobsite foreman’s meeting in the fi eld to 
coordinate day-to-day activities with all 
trades. During these meetings, we resolve 
design issues so that work can continue to 
move forward, address logistical conflicts 
between two or more trades, and ensure 
that each trade understands the plans and 
specification requirements.
Constructor: What are the top three key 
qualities to being a successful superinten-dent of a complicated construction project? 
Cerritelli:Communication, leadership, 
and motivation.
Communication – You must be able to 
communicate your plan and engage all 
parties in executing that plan in order to 
successfully deliver a project. A successful 
project requires a total team effort from all 
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and the community. Communication among 
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challenge. As the superintendent you must 
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vision, and lead the entire team to a suc-cessful completion. We lead by example, 
we lead by being innovative, we lead by 
our actions and attitude, and we lead by 
striving to be the best in the industry.
Motivation – It is important to come to 
work motivated and driven every morn-ing. Your attitude is contagious and affects 
everyone on site.
Constructor: Which interpersonal traits 
(e.g., organization, negotiation, commu-nication, etc.) do you feel are the most 
important?
Cerritelli: Communication – Without 
constant and thorough communication, 
everything breaks down. Email is not 
the best method of communication; it 
is a form of documentation. Sometimes 
we overlook the value of walking the job 
with a foreman or co-worker and talking 
through the plan for the job. A conversation 
and a handshake can be a very effective 
negotiation tool. You must continually 
communicate your plan to the entire team.
Constructor: Is leadership a natural trait? 
Can it be achieved through training?
Cerritelli: Leadership is a skill developed 
through experience and training. However, 
there are personality traits that are more 
conducive to leading a team of individuals. 
In my opinion, the personality traits that 
make a good leader are: being extroverted; 
having a drive and passion for what you 
do; and being aware of your own per-sonality and using those characteristics 
to your benefit.
Constructor: Which technical skills (e.g., 
planning, budget analysis, risk manage-ment, etc.) do you believe are the most 
critical?
Cerritelli: As a superintendent, schedul-ing (planning) is the most critical techni-cal skill we use every day. Scheduling is 
crucial in our business. You need to be 
able to develop a schedule that will help 
you execute the job in the most efficient 
manner possible. You also need to be able 
to make changes and adjust the schedule 
as the job progresses.
Constructor: If there is a particular trait 
you have struggled with in your career, 
how did you manage to improve upon it?
Cerritelli: Public speaking has always 
been a challenge for me. I used to get very 
nervous in front of crowds, large or small. 
I forced myself to practice, practice, prac-tice. With experience, I gained the confi-dence to stand in front of people and feel 
good about what I’m saying. I still struggle 
at times, but have drastically improved.
Constructor: What advice do you have for 
a young construction professional who is 
considering a career as a superintendent? 
How can he or she master the skills to 
succeed?
Cerritelli: The best advice I can give 
someone is to get out on a construction 
site and familiarize yourself with every 
facet of the business. Secure an intern-ship with a contractor and get your hands 
dirty with some field engineering or car-pentry work, or assist a project manager 
or superintendent. So much of the basic 
technical skills can be learned by working 
side-by-side with men and women in the 
field. When you spend time in a trade you 
understand and appreciate what it really 
takes to build something. That experience 
is invaluable.  ◆
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Texas Lets the
Voters Decide
TEXAS’ CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CAMPAIGNS 
PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO VOTER SENTIMENT
DEAN WORD, III, 2014 PRESIDENT, AGC OF TEXAS
YOU WOULD EXPECT A STATE LEGISLA-TURE that boasts nearly unanimous support 
for infrastructure funding to be able to pass 
legislation to that end. Not necessarily, as 
many states are learning.
In early January, Texas Gov. Perry, Lt. 
Gov. Dewhurst and Speaker Straus marched 
lockstep into our 83rd legislative session 
trumpeting road and water infrastructure 
funding. By mid-session, it became appar-ent that, while support was higher than 
ever, our legislators were unwilling to align 
behind a specific funding mechanism. The 
proverbial “devil in the details” was giving 
us one hell of a session.
A traditional means to maneuver around 
this sort of legislative gridlock is to create a 
constitutional amendment to let the voters 
decide. And that’s exactly what they did: 
water on the 2013 ballot, highways in 2014.
Only two years ago, another water 
financing proposition appeared on Texas 
ballots: Proposition 2, which provided $6 
funding these facilities without the use of 
new debt or new taxes. However, there 
are signs that the last decade’s preference 
toward borrowing money for public infra-structure may be waning.
Second, there was a huge difference in 
the amount of help we had with educating 
the public. With Proposition 2, AGC of Texas 
ran an exhaustive campaign from within 
our organization, and worked hard to get 
the word out to voters about the importance 
of water funding. But we had little in the 
way of support from other special interest 
groups and legislators. With Proposition 6, 
AGC of Texas partnered with other interest 
groups – the realtors, business associations, 
chambers of commerce, and special purpose 
PACs – to educate voters statewide on the 
initiative. With an exponential increase in 
informational foot soldiers, we were able 
to reach far into the grassroots to get the 
word out on the initiative. The traditional 
TV billboard and radio spots, as well as 
social media presence and capabilities were 
significantly more advanced and costly than 
we were able to undertake on our own.
Looking ahead to the next constitutional 
amendment campaign, Texas will have 
another important infrastructure initia-tive on the November 2014 ballot. It would 
provide for more disbursements from the 
Rainy Day Fund, estimated to be about $2 
billion per year, to fund non-tolled highway 
projects. Again, with no new taxes and no 
new debt. In addition to our fine chapter 
staff and deeply engaged membership, 
we have a host of committed and effective 
coalition groups eager to do what they can 
to educate the voters on the need for this 
critical funding mechanism.
Will it be enough? We will fi nd out 
November 2014.  ◆
billion in bond proceeds to create a revolv-ing account for eligible water projects 
around the state. The initiative did create 
new debt, which was to be paid back by the 
recipients of the proceeds into the revolving 
account thereby creating an “evergreen” 
authority. Further, the state was experienc-ing a record drought, and support for the 
measure appeared to be statewide. It was 
ultimately a squeaker, passing with only 
20,000 votes – or 3 percent of the votes cast.
The constitutional amendment on 
November’s ballot, Proposition 6, pro-vided $2 billion from the state’s Economic 
Stabilization Fund, a.k.a. “Rainy Day Fund“ 
(an emergency account of sorts, funded 
primarily by oil and gas taxes), to provide 
low-cost financing to local governments for 
water projects without creating any new 
debt. Even though it had rained some since 
the last election, there again appeared to 
be statewide support for new water infra-structure. This time, the measure passed 
with over 73 percent of the vote.
As our state moves swiftly into its next 
constitutional amendment campaign for 
highways, the questions we pose to our-selves are, “Where did this groundswell 
of support come from?” and “How can 
it be recreated?”
First, the public sent a clear mes-sage with the passage of these 
ballot initiatives.While Texans 
are in favor of infrastructure 
funding, there has been 
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“They converted to a 100 percent web-based application, and that was important 
for us,” says Scott Reid, chief technology 
officer at Weis Builders in Minneapolis, a 
member of AGC of Minnesota. Weis has used 
Computer Guidance’s eCMS® for account-ing, payroll, job costing, other fi nancial 
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The performance and reliability of the 
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“I cannot imagine not having it,” Reid 
says. “Because it is all integrated, every-thing talks to everything else. It’s a benefit 
of the software.”
Herzog Contracting Corp. in St. Joseph, 
Mo., a member of multiple AGC chapters, 
began using Computer Guidance accounting 
software in 1998, but with the introduc-tion of eCMS v.4.0, it’s become a valuable 
enterprise resource planning tool.
“We’re still implementing new ideas 
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Guidance advisory council.
Van Meter asked Computer Guidance to 
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remote time and attendance, payroll, and 
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“It’s going to be the new standard 
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Herzog credits the software’s flexibility 
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With the latest eCMS v.4.0 release, 
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These applications and many of the other 
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Computer Guidance’s ERP application, 
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NO NEED FOR SUPERMAN’S CAPE AT PC 
Construction Company, where with the use 
of PC X-ray As-Built technology, construction 
professionals and owners can peer through 
walls to locate junction boxes, pipes and 
anything else lurking in the walls.
“It blows everybody’s socks off,” says 
Chris Moran, director of operations support 
at PC Construction in South Burlington, Vt., 
a member of AGC of Vermont and Carolinas 
AGC. “We use it in proposals, and the facili-ties management people get really excited. 
They realize how powerful it is.”
PC Construction decided to try the as-built technology at the recommendation of 
Modulus Consulting in San Francisco, which 
had supplied PC Construction’s BIM kiosk.
“We started developing a workflow for 
as-builting with panoramic photos because 
we noticed clients relying on similar images 
from our laser scanning work,” says Brett 
Young, with Modulus. “We’ve developed a 
workflow for construction as-builting using 
commercial, off-the-shelf technology. Over 
time, we figured out the best methods and 
equipment so the process is efficient and 
inexpensive.”
TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX
PC’s X-ray As Built “Sees Through Walls”
BY DEBRA WOOD
Moran says PC Construction immediately 
recognized how it could benefit the firm and 
its clients and adds that this has become true 
during the past couple of years.
The company’s X-Ray As-Builts consist 
of snapping high-resolution digital images 
on a nodal-mounted camera, which allows 
for rotation of the camera while keeping the 
focus point the same in multiple photos. The 
photos of the four walls and ceiling are then 
stitched together using software to create 
one panoramic image. The software can 
export the 360-degree interactive image 
for viewing in a variety of formats.
After all the wiring, plumbing, duct 
work, etc., has been installed but before the 
dry wall and ceiling tile, PC Construction 
takes photos of each room. The entire pro-cess can be completed by project engineers 
or interns.
“That can be a short window, and the 
management team has to stay on top of it,” 
Moran says.
The process is similar to that used by 
realtors to show panoramic photos of homes 
for sale, adapted to the needs of the con-struction industry, Moran explains.
Once the photos are stitched into a pan-oramic image, PC Construction loads the 
images and a PDF plan of the structure onto 
an iPad, which can easily be taken into the 
field. The company places hyperlinks in the 
plans to the appropriate panoramic photo.
PC Construction finds the images come 
in handy. In an operating room of a hos-pital project, drywall installation covered 
up a critical electrical junction box left 
unmarked by a subcontractor. Everyone 
stood around scratching their heads; then 
the PC Construction office engineer arrived 
with the iPad.
PC Construction carpenter Claude 
Benjamin said he was amazed. The image 
pinpointed the exact location of the box. 
Crews could then cut the drywall in front 
of the box without damaging the wall or 
delaying the project.
“We pulled up the PC X-Ray As-Builts, 
went into that spot and hit it dead on,” 
Moran says. “We’ve done that multiple 
times since we began deploying this 
technology.”
After completing a project, PC 
Construction provides the owner with a 
CD of the plans with hyperlinks to the pan-oramic photos. While Young believes that 
building information models are important 
to turnover to owners, the use of this type 
of technology demonstrates that many con-tractors can greatly improve their turnover 
packages in non-BIM ways.
“If the facility manager or someone else 
needs to see what is behind the walls or 
ceiling, they tap on the drawing for that 
room and the panoramic pops up,” Moran 
says. “People think it ’s magic, but it’s not. 
It’s simple and yet extremely valuable.”  ◆
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369 Pine Street, Suite 610
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 796-6482
http://www.modulusconsulting.com
58  constructor | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
The Risky Business 
of Social Media
BY BOB PARISI
MARSH INC.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 | www.constructormagazine.com  59
AS THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA continues 
to rise and evolve within the construc-tion industry, so too do the risks that can 
ultimately damage a firm’s reputation and 
brand and put their capital at risk. Most 
construction fi rms recognize the cyber 
security risks related to technology use, 
but the risks rising from social media and 
social networking remain less clear. And 
yet the ever-increasing business use of 
social media – and the blurring distinc-tion between what is done on one’s own 
behalf or on behalf of an employer – makes 
it imperative for construction fi rms to 
fully understand, evaluate, and mitigate 
these risks.
BEHIND SOCIAL MEDIA’S 
VALUE LIES RISK
Social media and networking have 
become essential parts of today’s corporate 
sales and marketing strategies, including 
within the construction industry. Not only 
are contractors regularly posting on vari-ous networking sites and tweeting, but 
they are also actively using social media 
to post messages, pictures, and videos of 
project wins and other accomplishments 
of the firm.
There is little doubt that social media 
provides an effective means to build brand 
awareness and keep an ongoing, consis-tent message in front of the public. But 
like any new technology, social media and 
networking can present substantial risks 
for construction companies, including:
• Personal injury – libel or defamation 
risks – as a result of an individual’s 
defamatory social media remarks for 
which the employer is held responsible;
• Intellectual property infringement 
from the inclusion of a third-party’s 
copyrighted material or trademarks in 
postings;
• The spread of inaccurate or intentionally 
false information about a company’s 
operations;
• Negative and quick-spreading com-mentary about a company’s business 
practices – for example, its customer 
service, charitable donations or after a 
fatal accident.
All of these examples carry a measure 
of reputation risk. In the absence of savvy 
management of social media and network-ing exposures, particularly during times of 
crisis, construction firms could experience 
sudden and material impact to their brand 
or reputation.
The posting of one video that “went 
viral” referring to an airline’s poor customer 
service, for example, was accompanied by 
a 10 percent drop in that company’s stock 
price. Meanwhile, a C-suite executive at a 
retail firm who shared company informa-tion via a personal social media account 
was fi red, and a technology company 
executive became the target of a Securities 
and Exchange Commission investigation 
for sharing potential material information 
via a corporate social media account.
NETWORK SECURITY RISKS
Social media and networking also 
bring with them substantial security 
risks by creating new ways for criminals 
to infi ltrate corporate networks. Users 
regularly share seemingly innocuous 
personal data with others – for example, 
dates and places of birth, the names of 
relatives and pets, education history, and 
other information.
All too frequently, personal data is 
used to create corporate passwords or as 
answers to security questions in obtain-ing or changing passwords. (For example, 
“What is your spouse’s name?”) Armed 
only with access to an individual’s pub-lic social media profi le and knowledge 
of his employer’s email address naming 
convention (e.g., john.doe@company.com), 
a hacker could have all of the informa-tion necessary to access a corporate 
email system, intranet, and, potentially, 
its most valued corporate and customer 
information.
Similarly, social media and networking 
has become a new venue for “phishing” 
attacks, through which criminals seek to 
obtain usernames, passwords, and finan-cial and other information. Hackers, crimi-nals, and others also frequently entice 
social media users to download benign-looking but malicious content, often 
masked by seemingly harmless shortened 
URLs. Most recently, social networking 
sites have been the source of malware 
distribution through fictitious posting, 
advertisements and contests.
ESTABLISHING SOCIAL MEDIA 
AND NETWORKING POLICIES
Unfortunately, there is no easy way for 
construction firms to eliminate their social 
media and networking risks. Simply disen-gaging from social networks will not pre-vent customers and others from continuing 
the conversation about a company. And 
blocking employees’ use of social networks 
on corporate systems will not prevent them 
from accessing those same networks on 
their personal computers, mobile phones, 
and other devices.
Still, there are steps that construc-tion firms can take to reduce exposures, 
beginning with establishment of fi rm-wide social media and networking policies 
and procedures. Although there are no 
hard and fast rules about the use of social 
media, corporate policies should:
Identify who has the authority to post
what information on which social media;
Ensure any postings to social media 
are coordinated with necessary dis-closuresthrough traditional means 
of communication (for example, press 
releases, earnings statements, or other 
disclosures);
Consider legal requirements(for 
example, employment and intellectual 
property law);
Social media and networking bring with them substantial security risks by 
creating new ways for criminals to infiltrate corporate networks.
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Ensure appropriate trainingfor all 
colleagues;
Be reviewed and updatedon a regu-lar basis.
These policies should address differ-ences between professional and personal 
use of social media. It is important that 
businesses and employees be aware of 
how the two can interact and affect secu-rity. Risk managers and others involved 
in developing and enforcing social media 
policies should ensure that corporate 
training includes advice on maintaining 
secure passwords and identifying phish-ing attacks.
CONSIDERING 
INSURANCE OPTIONS
Beyond establishing social media use 
policies, companies should consider social 
media as part of their broader approach 
to managing cyber risks, including risk 
transfer options. Risk assessments, for 
example, may demonstrate how social 
media might contribute to network secu-rity exposures, such as theft of intellectual 
property.
Working closely with experienced 
insurance and risk advisors, it is impor-tant to consider the appropriateness of 
privacy and computer security insurance, 
which provides direct loss and liability 
protection for risks created by the use of 
technology and data in day-to-day opera-tions – including social media. Among 
other things, such policies are designed 
to address:
• Protection for claims arising from a fail-ure of computer security to prevent or 
mitigate a computer attack;
• Protection for claims arising from a dis-closure or mishandling of confidential 
information – whether electronic or 
hard copy;
• Protection for the intentional acts of 
rogue employees and vicarious liabil-ity for a privacy breach by third-party 
vendors or business process outsourcing 
firms;
• Coverage for defense of regulatory 
actions, including affirmative coverage 
for assessed fines and penalties;
• Cyber policies can also include a fund 
for public relations and crisis manage-ment in connection with a crisis event 
relating to a failure of computer security 
or breach of privacy.
MANAGING SOCIAL MEDIA’S 
RISKS AND REWARDS
The value of social media and network-ing, for both individuals and construction 
firms, is undeniable. These sites enable 
individuals and their peers to share per-sonal updates ranging from the mundane 
to the momentous, reconnect with old 
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a means for customers and employees to 
communicate with one another.
But as with any new tool, social media 
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“Hard at Work”
Plates Promote 
Members and Industry
BY LINDSAY STEPHENS
CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF WEST VIRGINIA
SINCE 2010 WEST VIRGINIA HAS allowed the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles 
to work with individual groups to produce a special license plate promoting their orga-nization. Organizations must reach a minimum of 250 license plates to begin produc-tion. With more than 300 applications, the CAWV became only the third group to have 
a special plate, joining Friends of Coal and Organ Donors. 
“The CAWV Public Relations Committee and board of directors created the license plate 
bearing the “Hard at Work” logo to represent pride in the industry and our association,” 
says CAWV President Phil Weser of March-Westin in Morgantown. “Construction is one 
of the largest industries in West Virginia. This new license plate will raise the visibility 
of contactors throughout the state while showing our pride in our industry and career.”
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin looks on as West 
Virginia Department of Transportation 
Secretary Paul Mattox Jr., P.E. and Division 
of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Steven 
Dale unveil the “Hard at Work” plate 
during a ceremony held Aug. 14. Joining 
in are Lee Snyder, Snyder Environmental 
Services; and Phil Weser, March-Westin 
Company, Inc. 
Photo by Steven Wayne Rotsch.
continued on page 104
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barricades to the West 7th Street Bridge 
in October, opening the Fort Worth thor-oughfare to traffic for the fi rst time in 
nearly four months. The bridge, which 
links downtown Fort Worth with the 
city’s cultural district, was slated to be 
closed into November. The Sundt team, 
however, fought through wet weather and 
executed its plan to open lanes for traffic 
a month early.
“Our team, led by Texas Area Manager 
Chris Cedar, did a fantastic job with this 
project,” Sundt Senior Vice President and 
Texas District Manager John Carlson said. 
“We promised the people of Fort Worth, and 
our client TxDOT, that we would deliver 
this project safely and efficiently, and our 
team exceeded everyone’s expectations.”
The West 7th Street Bridge is the first 
of its kind in Texas built with precast, 
post-tensioned arches. The 12 arches on 
the bridge were built off site and moved 
into place. Each arch is 163 feet long and 
weighs more than 300 tons.
Sundt is recognized as a national 
transportation construction expert, hav-ing completed more than 228 design-build projects. Besides the West 7th Street 
Bridge project, Sundt is completing the 
Trans Mountain Highway West Loop 375 
project in El Paso.
In Texas, Sundt has a history of more 
than 40 years and $1 billion of project 
work. Among the general contractor’s 
notable Texas projects are Warrior in 
Transition Barracks at Fort Bliss, Fort 
Sam Houston and Fort Hood; Reunion 
Tower, Dallas; Legacy Town Centers, 
Plano; Bergstrom Airport, Austin; and the 
Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) 911 
Dispatch Center, San Antonio.
AGC OF AMERICA HIRES NEW 
BUILDING DIVISION DIRECTOR
AGC of America recently announced it 
has hired Sylvester A. Giustino as its new 
Building Division director. Since 2008, 
Giustino has been director of legislative 
affairs at the Building Owners & Managers 
Association of Greater New York (BOMA/
NY), based in New York City. In that role 
he was BOMA/NY’s chief external advocate 
and served as the staff director for several 
of the association’s committees. Giustino 
also has experience coordinating events 
and conferences and facilitating relation-ships with other industry partners. Prior to 
his tenure at BOMA/NY, Giustino worked 
at another association and for government 
agencies within the state of New York.
Giustino will be responsible for staffing 
the Building Division and the Specialty 
Contractors Council (SCC). This includes 
the AIA-AGC Joint Committee, Industry 
Liaison Committee, Lean Construction 
Forum, Project Delivery Forum, and 
the Public/Private Industry Advisory 
Council (PIAC).
SUNDT OPENS WEST 7TH 
STREET BRIDGE IN SAN 
ANTONIO TO TRAFFIC
Sundt Construction, Inc., a member 
of multiple AGC chapters, took down the 
MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS
UMASS STUDENT CHAPTER 
TOURS NEW CAMPUS BUILDING
On Wednesday, Nov. 20 the UMass 
Student Chapter of AGC took a tour of 
the New Academic Classroom Building 
(NACB) being constructed on campus. The 
tour began with an informal presenta-tion on the planning stages of the process 
and discussed the differences between 
a construction management fi rm and a 
general contractor. The construction man-agement fi rm for this project is AGC of 
Massachusetts member Barr & Barr.
During the tour students learned about 
the difficult permit processes that took 
place for the project, most notably for work 
done on a nearby pond.
The difficulties in ventilating a building 
that would have nearly 4,000 students 
coming in and out every hour were pointed 
out, as well as the newest green technolo-gies that were implemented. The project 
is expected to be more than 30 percent 
above energy efficiency code and should 
achieve LEED Gold standard.
Some interesting green technologies in 
the building include automatic windows 
that open when the outside temperature 
is optimal for the season, window sensors 
that shut off ventilation to a room when a 
window is open, and two massive energy 
wheels that recover heat lost in the ven-tilation process.
The UMass Student Chapter often holds 
meetings with interesting guest speakers, 
but a hands-on experience at active con-struction sites, such as this, can’t compare. 
Members enjoy these tours and interact-ing with professionals in the field, neither 
which would be possible without having 
the AGC Student Chapter.  ◆
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EVENTS
Construction Leadership Council Reception Honoring 
AGC’s Philanthropic Organizations, presented by 
Waste Management
Monday, March 3, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Join Waste Management and AGC’s Construction 
Leadership Council in recognizing the emerging leaders 
in construction while networking with fellow attendees.
Willis Party
Tuesday, March 4, 6 - 7 p.m.
Join Willis and AGC for a rocking kick-off to the Annual 
Convention. Space is limited, only those with tickets will 
be allowed entry. Ticket requests can be made during the 
registration process.
Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards 
Breakfast
Wednesday, March 5, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
The Construction Safety Excellence Award is bestowed 
to companies that excel at safety performance in the 
categories of building, heavy, highway, municipal and 
specialty construction.
Economic Issues Outlook, Legislative and Regulatory 
Luncheon, Presented by Liberty Mutual Surety
Wednesday, March 5, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Leading economist Ken Simonson will share his expertise 
on the future of the construction industry, followed by an 
in-depth legislative outlook.
Alliant Build America Awards Celebration
Wednesday, March 5, 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Join Alliant and AGC for an ‘Oscar-esque’ evening as 
we recognize the nation’s most impressive construction 
projects of the past year. Featuring award-winning 
singer/songwriter Phil Vassar.
Are You Ready for 
Convention?
IT’S READY FOR YOU
SPEAKERS
Opening General Session Speaker
Monday, March 3, 3-4:45 p.m.
Robert Gates, former secretary of defense
Plenary Session Speaker
Tuesday, March 4, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Rick Atkinson, best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize winner, and 
Washington Post journalist
WILLIS Safety Awards Breakfast Speaker
Wednesday, March 5, 7-8:30 a.m.
Captain Richard Phillips, author and the survivor of an extraordinary 
international hijacking incident
Plenary Session Speaker
Wednesday, March 5, 9-10 a.m.
William Taylor, writer, speaker and entrepreneur
CONEXPO-CON/AGG
All attendees receive free admission to CONEXPO-CON/AGG, held 
March 4-8, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This event 
represents an immense unveiling of the newest equipment, technology 
and product breakthroughs in construction. From earthshaking big iron 
to groundbreaking innovations, it’s all assembled in one place to help 
you work smarter.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG features 2,400 exhibitors showcasing new 
products and technologies from every major construction industry 
including asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, 
utilities and more. Anticipated attendance expects to hit 130,000 
attendees who range from contractors to dealer and distributors, to 
service providers, engineers, producers, municipalities, and more. 
There will also be a comprehensive education program during the five-day exposition with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, 
management and applied technology.
See Pages 66-67 for a map of this event which will easily guide you 
to Constructorexhibiting advertisers.
WITH COMPELLING SPEAKERS, EXPERT PANELS,and engaging breakout sessions, AGC’s 95th Annual Convention, taking place March 
3-6, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev., will be one of the most productive gatherings of construction industry leaders in the country. Book your 
flight today and pack your bags. Get ready for Convention because it’s ready for you.
For those who have yet to register, visit convention.agc.org for detailed program information, hotel accommodations and 
registration information.
For more information on this event, visit http://www.conexpoconagg.com.
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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
205 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601-5943
Phone: (800) 362-7301
E-mail: todd.carpenter@bakertilly.com
Web: www.bakertilly.com
Contact: Todd Carpenter
Baker Tilly is the full-service accounting and advisory 
fi rm whose specialized construction and real estate 
professionals connect with you and your business through 
refreshing candor and clear industry insight. Baker Tilly 
offers contractors, developers, owners, and investors 
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clients to move forward with confi dence and meet their 
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Bollam, Sheedy, Torani & Co.
26 Computer Drive West
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: (518) 459 6700
Fax: (518) 459 8492
E-mail: mmurray@bstco.com
Web: www.bstco.com
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CohnReznick LLP
1212 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (732) 380-8685
Fax: (646) 365-2495
E-mail: jack.callahan@CohnReznick.com
Web: www.CohnReznick.com
Contact: Jack Callahan, Partner, Construction Industry 
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CohnReznick LLP is the 11th largest accounting, tax and 
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The personal service and game-changing advice provided 
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Elliott Davis, LLC
Headquarters: 200 East Broad Street
Greenville, SC 29606
Phone: (864) 242-3370
Fax: (864) 232-7161
Web: www.elliottdavis.com
Construction Industry Practice : Jim Hazel, CPA
Elliott Davis is among the Top 50 CPA fi rms in the United 
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unique full-scale perspective based on in-depth knowledge 
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provides clients with customized solutions and its people 
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Grassi & Co.
488 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 661-6166
Fax: (212) 755-6748
E-mail: cpas@grassicpas
Web: www.grassicpas.com
Contact: Louis C. Grassi, CEO & Managing Partner
Serving the New York region for more than 30 years, 
Grassi & Co. is a leading professional service organization 
specializing in accounting, auditing, tax, technology, and 
consulting services. Grassi & Co. has been ranked among 
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Moss Adams LLP
999 3rd Avenue, Suite 2800
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 302-6500
Fax: (206) 622-9975
E-mail: construction@mossadams.com
Nationwide, Moss Adams and its affi liates provide insight 
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than 1,000 Construction industry clients, from large 
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Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company
757 Third Avenue
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Phone: (212) 303-1808
Fax: (212) 755-5600
E-mail: info@rssmcpa.com
Web: www.rssmcpa.com
Contact: Frank A. Petitto, CPA, Partner; Michael Hochman, 
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Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC
155 108th Avenue NE, Suite 510
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Phone: (425) 454-7990
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Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP
500 North Brand Boulevard, 14th Floor
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Phone: (818) 637-5000
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LevitZacks
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As one of San Diego’s largest locally owned CPA fi rms 
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Marcum, LLP
555 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 777-1099
Fax: (203) 776-1065
Toll Free: (800) 998-1040
E-mail: joseph.natarelli@marcumllp.com
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Marcum LLP is a premier provider of construction audit, tax 
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2014 SERVICE & SUPPLY BUYERS’ GUIDE 
AGGREGATES
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RAMCO
3713 Alamo Street, Suite 201
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Phone: (877) 296-8080 / (805) 522-1646
Fax: (818) 522-2952
E-mail: ken@ramco.us.com
Web: www.ramco.us.com
Contact: Ken Newman
At Recycled Aggregate Materials Company (RAMCO), we are 
proud to be one of the pioneers leading the way to saving 
valuable natural resources and limited dump space. We are 
committed to being a prominent leader and producer of 
quality recycled aggregate materials at competitive prices 
to the construction industry we serve. Recycled aggregate 
base material is utilized by most city, county and state 
agencies in California. It is the preferred base material 
of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, as well as 
most contractors throughout the industry. The recycled 
aggregate product is known in our industry as: Crushed 
Miscellaneous Base (CMB) Processed Miscellaneous 
Base (PMB) GREENBOOK specifi cation, and Class 2 Base, 
Standard Specifi cations, State of California Department of 
Transportation.
Specialty Area: Recycling
ACOUSTICAL MATERIALS
River Bend Materials, Inc.
4300 Amnicola Highway
P.O. Box 898
Hixson, TN 37343
Phone: (423) 622-3060
Fax: (423) 622-3411
E-mail: tg@riverbendmaterials.com
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700 Tower Drive, Suite 300
Troy, MI 48098
Phone: (248) 813-9800
Fax: (248) 813-9898
E-mail: info@benesysinc.com
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BENESYS, INC. provides Third-Party administration and 
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Plante Moran
27400 Northwestern Highway
Southfi eld, MI 48034
Phone: (248) 352-2500
Fax: (248) 352-0018
E-mail: thomas.doyle@plantemoran.com
Web: www.plantemoran.com
Plante Moran has served the construction industry of 
Michigan and Midwest region for over 85 years. The 
fi rm provides the experience and personal attention 
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information systems and telecommunications consulting; 
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Sedgwick LLP
Los Angeles
801 South Figueroa Street, 19th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017-5556
Tel: (213) 426-6900 Fax: (213) 426-6921
Email: marilyn.klinger@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Contact: Marilyn Klinger, Partner
Additional Offices:
Sedgwick LLP
3 Park Plaza, 17th Floor
Irvine, CA 92614-8540
Ph: (949) 852-8200
Fax: (949) 852-8282
Email: jonathan.dunn@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s):
Jonathan J. Dunn, Partner
Sedgwick LLP
One Market Plaza, Steuart Tower, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-1101
Ph: (415) 781-7900
Fax: (415) 781-2635
Email: james.diwik@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s):
James P. Diwik, Partner
Sedgwick LLP
1717 Main Street, Suite 5400
Dallas, TX 75201-7367
Ph: (469) 227-8200
Fax: (469) 227-8004
Email: mike.pipkin@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s):
Mike Pipkin, Partner
Sedgwick LLP
919 Congress Avenue, Suite 1250
Austin, TX 78701-3656
Ph: (512) 481-8400
Fax: (512) 481-8444
Email: michael.shaunessy@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s):
Michael A. Shaunessy, Partner
Sedgwick LLP
1111 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002-2556
Ph: (832) 426-7000
Fax: (832) 426-7009
Email: julie.adams@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s):
Julia M. Adams, Partner
Sedgwick LLP
2400 East Commercial Boulevard, Suite 1100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-4044
Ph: (954) 958-2500
Fax: (954) 958-2513
Email: richard.hermann@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s):
Richard P. Hermann, Partner
Sedgwick LLP
One North Wacker Drive, Suite 4200
Chicago, Illinois 60606-2841
Ph: (312) 641-9050
Fax: (312) 641-9530
Email: david.goldhaber@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
ASBESTOS
Southern Environmental Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5517
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 257-7900
Fax: (804) 254-1017
E-mail: info@southernenv.com
Web: www.southernenv.com
Contact: David Chandler, President
ASPHALT & ASPHALT PRODUCTS
DC Asphalt Services, Inc.
91-315 B Kaiholo Street
Honolulu, HI 96707
Phone: (808) 478-2443
Fax: (808) 356-0797
E-mail: dcasphalt@hawaiiantel.net
Web: www.dcasphalthawaii.com
ATTORNEYS
Hancock Estabrook LLP
1500 AXA Tower I, 100 Madison Street
P.O. Box 4976
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 565-4500
Fax: (315) 565-4600
E-mail: jhughes@hancocklaw.com
Web: www.hancocklaw.com
Contact: James E. Hughes
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
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Hunt, Ortmann, Palffy, Nieves, Darling & Mah Inc.
301 North Lake Avenue, 7th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (626) 440-5200
Fax: (626) 796-0107
E-mail: info@huntortmann.com
Web: www.huntortmann.com
Contact: Nick Santoro, Marketing Coordinator
Hunt Ortmann is a foremost authority on California 
construction law, contracts, and dispute resolution. 
Recognized by our peers as a top fi rm in the fi eld, our 
award winning attorneys have a broad scope of experience 
in all aspects of private and public construction both as 
lawyers and as construction professionals. With over 20 
years of celebrated success, we offer unparalleled expertise 
and value for our clients. Call us and start building a 
relationship today.
Specialty Areas: Attorney, Construction Law, Law Firms
Thompson Contractors Inc.
P.O. Box 1268
834 Milller Road
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone: (828) 287-3333
Fax: (828) 286-1067
E-mail: markk@tcontractors.com
Web: www.tcontractors.com
Specialty Area: Aggregates
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Northeast marketing and distributor for 
Adhesives Technology’s line of concrete 
repair & adhesive systems
www.kelken.com
550 Hartle St., Ste. C. Sayreville, NJ 08872
732-416-6730 • Fax: 732-416-6733
• Adhesive Systems For Anchoring & Doweling
- Available in various cartridge & bulk kits
• Crack Injection and Concrete Repair Systems
• Concrete Demolition
- A Non-Explosive cracking agent for concrete or stone
• Specialty Adhesives
- Miracle-Bond, A Multi-Purpose Repair Adhesive
- Polyurea Joint Filler Material
665265_Kelken.indd 1 06/11/13 8:11 PM ARCHITECTS
Griesenbeck Architectural Products, Inc.
5122 Steadmont Drive
Houston, TX 77040
Phone: (713) 781-3287
Fax: (713) 781-8857
E-mail: sales@griesenbeck.com
Web: www.griesenbeck.com
Contact: Tanner Spears, President
Specialty Area: Architectural Specialties, Skylights, Division 
10 Building Specialties, Trash & Linen Chutes, Fire, Smoke 
& Space Separation and Specialty Doors.
The H.L. Turner Group Inc.
27 Locke Road
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 228-1122
Fax: (603) 228-1126
E-mail: info@hlturner.com
Web: www.hlturner.com
Contact: Harold Turner
The H.L. Turner Group Inc. is a full-service fi rm of nationally 
recognized architects, engineers, and building scientists 
who work closely with clients to produce healthy, effi cient, 
and sustainable design solutions. Since 1990 our LEED
®
Accredited Professionals have administered over $500 
million worth of high performance design on behalf of 
communities, school districts, and industry. Let the Turner 
Group be your resource for master planning, feasibility 
evaluations and studies, design, renovations and additions, 
and energy analysis.
Specialty Area: Architects, Design & Consulting Engineers
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Duke, Holzman, Photiadis & Gresens, LLP
Larkin Center of Commerce
701 Seneca Street, Suite 750
Buffalo, NY 14210
Phone: (716) 855-1111
Fax: (716) 855-0327
E-mail: DukeHolzman@dhpglaw.com
Web: www.DHPGLAW.com
E. Umpierre Suarez C.S.P. Law Offices
P.O. Box 365003
San Juan, PR 00936
Phone: (787) 753-1039
Fax: (787) 765-3101
E-mail: enrique@umpierre-suarez.com
Web: www.umpierre-suarez.com
Contact: Enrique Umpierre
The law fi rm, founded in 1970, is dedicated principally to 
the construction industry including construction litigation 
in local and federal courts in Puerto Rico. Also construction 
contracts, real estates, mediation and arbitration. Principal 
clients are builders, housing project developers, contractors, 
subcontractors, architects and engineers. The fi rm is 
composed of 20 attorneys dedicated to the above areas 
of legal work some with an engineering degree and/or 
experience.
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Elmore Goldsmith, PA
55 Beattie Place, Suite 1050 (29601)
P.O. Box 1887
Greenville, SC 29602
Phone: (864) 255- 9500
Fax: (864) 255-9505
Web: www.elmoregoldsmith.com
Elmore Goldsmith, PA is a law fi rm focusing on construction, 
surety law and complex litigation throughout the Southeast. 
The fi rm serves a regional clientele that includes 
contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers and 
sureties, and emphasizes prompt, effi cient service delivered 
by developing long-term relationships. Elmore Goldsmith 
partners with clients to minimize risk and exposure drawing 
on recognized, in-house experience that includes a licensed 
architect. The fi rm provides comprehensive legal counsel to 
the construction industry.
Specialty Area: Construction Law
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Ernstrom & Dreste LLP
180 Canal View Boulevard, Suite 600
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: (585) 473-3100
Fax: (585) 473-3113
E-mail: kpeartree@ed-llp.com
Web: www.ernstromdreste.com
Contact: Kevin Peartree
Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP is nationally recognized as a leader 
in issues affecting the construction and surety industries. 
Our scope of representation includes cost effective business 
risk management, litigation, and alternative dispute 
resolution. “We at Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP are committed to 
our mission to exceed our clients’ expectations.”
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Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
United Plaza, 19th Floor
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 564-1700
Fax: (215) 564-3066
E-mail: eseglias@cohenseglias.com
Web: www.cohenseglias.com
Contact: Edward Seglias, Esquire
Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC is a full service 
law fi rm serving the construction industry. The fi rm provides 
services from contract negotiations to litigation. With offi ces 
in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland 
and West Virginia, the fi rm represents clients regionally and 
nationally and also provides services in labor & employment 
law, real estate, commercial transactions, estates and 
complex commercial litigation.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
ConnellFoley
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
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Connell Foley LLP
85 Livingston Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
Phone: (973) 535-0500
Fax: (973) 535-9217
Web: www.connellfoley.com
Connell Foley LLP serves as general counsel to AGC of New 
Jersey and is widely recognized for its achievements in 
construction litigation, public contract law, bid disputes, and 
a broad range of other specialty areas in the construction 
fi eld. The fi rm offers comprehensive counseling to public 
and private owners, contractors, sub-contractors, and 
design professionals. Partners: Mark L. Fleder - mfl eder@
connellfoley.com; John D. Cromie - jcromie@connellfoley.
com; Peter J. Smith - psmith@connellfoley.com.
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Coughlin & Gerhart
P.O. Box 2039
Binghamton, NY 13902
Phone: (607) 723-9511
Fax: (607) 723-1530
E-mail: kcarney@cglawoffi ces.com
Web: www.cglawoffi ces.com
The lawyers in the Labor and Employment Law Litigation 
Practice Group of Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP have extensive 
experience in handling all aspects of the practice of 
employment and labor law on behalf of management, in 
both the private and public sector. The relationship between 
employee and employer is ever changing and increasingly 
regulated by state and federal laws and regulations. The 
attorneys in the Labor and Employment Law Litigation 
Practice Group assist clients in negotiating the vast “mine 
fi elds” created by these changes in an effort to prevent or 
limit labor and employment-related problems.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law: Attorney, Labor 
& Employment
Key Contact(s):
David M. Goldhaber, Special Counsel
Sedgwick LLP
Three Gateway Center, 12th Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102-4072
Ph: (973) 242-0002
Fax: (973) 242-8099
Email: jack.mcguire@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s):
John C. McGuire, Partner
Sedgwick LLP
225 Liberty Street, 28th Floor
New York, New York 10281-1008
Ph: (212) 422-0202
Fax: (212) 422-0925
Email: lawrence.klein@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s):
Lawrence Klein, Partner
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Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick
128 South Tryon Street, Suite 1800
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 375-0057
Fax: (704) 332-1197
Web: www.slk-law.com
Contact: Andy Culicerto, Attorney At Law
Shumaker is a full service law fi rm with offi ces in North 
Carolina, Florida, and Ohio. Shumaker’s construction 
lawyers represent clients across the construction industry: 
general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, 
developers, architects, engineers, construction managers, 
sureties, lenders, and governments. Our construction 
lawyers have experience with many different types of 
project-delivery systems on a wide variety of projects. Our 
experience includes private and public construction projects 
of all sizes, including state, local, and federal government 
construction projects.
ATTORNEYS: CONSTRUCTION LAW
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Ashbaugh Beal
701-5th Avenue, Suite 4400
Seattle, WA 98104-7012
Phone: (206) 386-5900
Fax: (206) 344-7400
E-mail: info@ashbaughbeal.com
Web: www.ashbaughbeal.com
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Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
1200 17th Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202-5855
Phone: (303) 623-9000
Fax: (303) 623-9222
E-mail: BOchoa@lrrlaw.com
Web: www.LRRLaw.com
Contact: Ben M. Ochoa, Partner
The construction lawyers at Lewis Roca Rothgerber 
represent all members of the construction industry involving 
both private and public construction projects. From initial 
contract negotiation to dispute resolution through formal 
ADR and litigation in both state and federal courts, the goal 
of the RJ&L Construction Law and Litigation practice group 
is to enable our clients to complete construction projects 
in a timely and cost-effective manner, and to assist them 
in economically and successfully resolving construction 
disputes and claims.
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McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP
One State Street, 14th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103-3102
Phone: (860) 522-5175
Fax: (860) 522-2796
E-mail: lpepe@mdmc-law.com
Web: www.mdmc-law.com
Contact: Louis R. Pepe, Esq.; Nicole Alexander
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP is a 
national law fi rm with approximately 300 attorneys in 
ten offi ces in seven states. MDM&C is a diverse fi rm that 
offers a full range of legal services including municipal 
and local government, litigation, labor and employment, 
insurance, fi delity and surety, construction, healthcare, 
corporate transactions, white collar crime and corporate 
compliance, franchise, tax, private client services, real 
estate, environmental, banking, and hotels and resorts law. 
MDM&C is a leader among construction law practices in 
New England and is the only general business law fi rm with 
an in-house engineering group. Our attorneys have worked 
with owners, construction managers, general contractors, 
subcontractors, insurance companies, material suppliers, 
engineers, architects and sureties, and they have assisted 
in drafting and negotiating contracts, facilitating and 
negotiating the resolution of construction claims and, when 
necessary, litigating, arbitrating and mediating construction 
claims.
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Miller Nash LLP
3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-3699
Phone: (877) 220-5858 / (503) 224-5858
Fax: (503) 224-0155
E-mail: gary.christensen@millernash.com
Web: www.millernash.com
Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP
1880 Century Park East,12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-3039
Phone: (310) 552-3400
Fax: (310) 552-0805
E-mail: rwittbrodt@ggltsw.com
Web: www.ggltsw.com
Contact: Richard J. Wittbrodt, Managing Partner
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Hurtado, S.C.
10700 West Research Drive, Suite Four
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 727-6250
Fax: (414) 727-6247
E-mail: khurtado@hurtadosc.com
Web: www.hurtadosc.com
Contact: Kimberly Hurtado, Managing Shareholder
Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, LLP
2800 North Central, #1800
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone: (602) 234-7800
Fax: (602) 277-5595
E-mail: dkl@jhc-law.com
Web: www.jhc-law.com
Contact: D. Kim Lough, Partner
Specialty Area:Legal Services
Fabyanske Westra Hart & Thomson
800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 359-7600
E-mail: sscheu@fwhtlaw.com
Web: www.fwhlaw.com
Fabyanske Westra Hart & Thomson P.A. has one the largest 
construction law practices in the upper Midwest and serves 
small, intermediate and national enterprises active in all 
areas of construction and design industries across the 
country. The diversity of our clientele affords us a uniquely 
broad perspective on our clients’ construction issues. The 
breadth of our practice within a “small” fi rm allows us to 
represent clients in a responsive, practical, innovative, and 
cost effi cient manner.
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Frantz Ward LLP
2500 Key Center
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 1602
Fax: (216) 515-1650
E-mail: anatale@frantzward.com
Web: www.frantzward.com
Contact: Andrew Natale
Law Firm representing contractors and specialty trades in 
contract negotiations, labor, claims management, litigation, 
arbitration, mediation, competitive bidding disputes, 
schedule and impact disputed, delay claims, defective 
work matter, design and extra work, disputes, and claim 
avoidance.
Specialty Area:Attorney, Construction Law
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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
1211 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 222-9981
Fax: (503) 796-2900
E-mail: info@schwabe.com
Web: www.schwabe.com
Contact: Darien Loiselle, Construction Law; Jeremy 
Vermilyea, Construction Law
Over the years, our fi rm has developed a national 
reputation for its successful defense of professionals in 
many service industries, including architects, engineers, 
general contractors, specialty contractors and developers. 
Our philosophy is to identify issues before they become 
problems and develop strategies for resolution. Our 
attorneys, some with engineering backgrounds, take pride 
in their leadership in the industry and have a thorough 
understanding of applicable legal and industry principles. 
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt attorneys, are experienced in 
all phases of negotiation, trial preparation and presentation, 
and when necessary, appellate work.
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Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A.
7300 Metro Boulevard, Suite 500
Edina, MN 55439
Phone: (952) 896-1700
Fax: (952) 896-1704
E-mail: dseaton@seatonlaw.com
Web: www.seatonlaw.com
Contact: Douglas Seaton, Shareholder
Seaton, Peters & Revnew (“The Lawyers for Employers”) 
is a law fi rm which exclusively represents employers, 
including hundreds of construction industry employers, 
in labor, employment, regulatory and litigation matters 
in the Upper Midwest and throughout the country. The 
fi rm’s practice includes: counseling and preventive law 
advice on employment policies and practices; defense and 
representation of employers in litigation and administrative 
proceedings involving labor and employment related claims; 
union organizing campaigns; collective bargaining; strike 
management; regulatory and construction litigation matters. 
Contact Douglas Seaton who leads the fi rm’s construction 
industry practice.
Seifer, Yeats, Zwierzynski & Gragg, LLP
121 SW Morrison Street, Suite 1025
Portland, OR 97204-3117
Phone: (503) 223-6740
Fax: (503) 223-9564
E-mail: sz@seifer-yeats.com
Web: www-seifer-yeats.com
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Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick
128 South Tryon Street, Suite 1800
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 375-0057
Fax: (704) 332-1197
Web: www.slk-law.com
Contact: Steele B. Windle, Attorney
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Peckar & Abramson
Peckar & Abramson is one of the nation’s leading 
construction law fi rms, routinely handling clients’ needs 
throughout the United States and the world. We are 
privileged to represent many of the construction industry’s 
most successful contractors and other construction 
professionals, as well as provide legal counsel to many 
industries. With offi ces around the country and affi liations 
with law fi rms around the world, Peckar & Abramson offers 
a full range of construction and related legal services.
Specialty Area:Attorney, Construction Law
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Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
The Thirty-Eighth Floor, One Oxford Centre
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 263-2000
Fax: (412) 261-5295
E-mail: JJB@Pietragallo.com
Web: www.Pietragallo.com
Contact: Joe Bosick
From planning, bidding, negotiations, contract drafting, 
dispute resolution, risk management and insurance needs 
to labor relations, the challenges the construction industry 
faces are numerous. The fi rm’s experienced attorneys 
are consulted for legal advice and solutions in this ever-changing landscape. Pietragallo is comprised of attorneys 
who have extensive experience providing comprehensive 
legal services to owners, developers, construction 
managers, contractors, subcontractors, material and 
equipment suppliers, sureties, architects and engineers on 
a broad range of construction issues.
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Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP
304 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-6906
Phone: (916) 446-2300
Fax: (916) 503-4000
E-mail: slamon@murphyaustin.com
Web: www.murphyaustin.com
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Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C.
14850 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 450
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: (480) 609-0011
Fax: (480) 609-0016
E-mail: ggillis@ngdlaw.com
Web: www.ngdlaw.com
Contact: Gregory P.Gillis
Gregory P. Gillis is a founding shareholder of Nussbaum 
Gillis & Dinner, P.C., an AV-Preeminent rated Scottsdale law 
fi rm with expertise in construction law and commercial 
litigation. Providing attentive personalized service, Mr. Gillis 
has practiced in Arizona for over 25 years and heads NGD’s 
construction department. He is listed in Best Lawyers of 
America
®
since 2012 for construction law and commercial 
litigation. Mr. Gillis was also named an Arizona Business 
Leader 2013-2014 in the area of construction law. The 
construction department represents owners, material 
suppliers, general and sub contractors, equipment leasing 
companies, and others in the construction industry in 
contract, payment and construction-related disputes, and 
matters regarding lien and bond claims. Mr. Gillis also 
helps businesses improve their collection, contract and lien 
practices.
O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.
111 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 276-5000
Fax: (414) 276-6581
E-mail: steve.slawinski@wilaw.com
Web: www.wilaw.com
Contact: Steven Slawinski
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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 558-1220
Fax: (312) 807-3619
Web: www.ogletreedeakins.com
Ogletree Deakins provides legal services to the construction 
industry. We counsel contractors, construction managers, 
design-builders, subcontractors and suppliers on complex 
construction issues. We assist clients in all aspects of the 
business of construction from inception through project 
close-out. Serving as advocates for management, our 
attorneys also focus on labor and employment matters. 
Ogletree Deakins has a national reputation for legal 
excellence and responsive client services.
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BRICKS
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Carolina Ceramics
9931 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223-4390
Phone: (803) 788-1917
Fax: (803) 7365218
E-mail: carolinaceramics@carolinaceramics.com
Web: www.carolinaceramics.com
Contact: Jean Brklich, Marketing Director
Carolina Ceramics Brick Company is committed to 
manufacturing brick that provide exceptional energy 
effi ciency, durability, recyclability and low maintenance. 
And the sand and clay of the Southeastern United States 
offers Carolina Ceramics the ability to create unrivaled brick 
colors. We are continually adding new colors, textures, 
shapes and sizes to our line. In addition to rich through-the-body color, our fl exible packaging capabilities allow us 
to blend multiple colors together in one order. Imagine the 
range of possibilities!
BUILDING MATERIALS
Industrial Fabrics
510 O’Neal Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70819
Phone: (225) 273-9600
Fax: (225) 408-8175
E-mail: info@ind-fab.com
Web: www.ind-fab.com
Contact: Cary Goss, President
Specialty Area:Building Materials, Drainage Systems, 
Erosion Control, Geotechnical Products
BUILDING PRODUCTS
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Maui Industrial Metal Fabrications
P.O. Box 61
Puunene, HI 96784
Phone: (808) 871-4740
Fax: (808) 871-2188
E-mail: info@mauiindustrialmetal.com
Web: www.MauiIndustrialMetal.com
Contact: Joseph Elaver
Specialty Area:Structural Steel, Handrails, Welding, Steel 
Fabrication, Steel Sales, Aluminum, Stainless Steel Certifi ed 
* TWIC Certifi ed
BURIED PIPE & CABLE LOCATORS
Call
Before
YouDig
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Call Before You Dig
2040 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248-5502
Fax: (203) 248-6448
E-mail: bpetersen@cbyd.com
Web: www.cbyd.com
Contact: Bill Petersen
Specialty Area:Buried Pipe & Cable Locators
BONDS
Lovitt & Touche, Inc.
7202 East Rosewood, Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85710
Phone: (520) 722-7162
Fax: (520) 722-7199
E-mail: jdhuey@lovitt-touche.com
Web: www.lovitt-touche.com
Contact: Joseph C. Dhuey, Sr. Vice President
BORING & TUNNELING
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BTrenchless
9885 Emporia Street
Henderson, CO 80640
Phone: (303) 286-0202
Fax: (303) 286-1262
E-mail: chris.knott@btrenchless.com
Web: www.btrenchless.com
Contact: Chris Knott, Business Development
BTrenchless, a division of BT Construction is the largest 
tunnel and boring contractor in the state of Colorado, 
excelling in diffi cult conditions. With over 32 years of 
experience, BTrenchless regularly performs all types of 
microtunneling, tunnel boring, GBM/Pilot tube, auger boring, 
pipe ramming, pipe jacking, pipe bursting, slip lining and 
vacuum excavation for utility location services.
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Horizontal Boring & Tunneling
505 South River Avenue
P.O. Box 429
Exeter, NE 68351
Phone: (402) 266-5347
Fax: (402) 266-5377
E-mail: horizontalboring@hbttrenchless.com
Web: www.hbttrenchless.com
Horizontal Boring & Tunneling Co. is a progressive company 
with over 30 years of experience that specializes in various 
methods of trenchless construction. We currently run 13 
fully equipped crews and annually serve approximately 
sixteen states throughout the Midwest. Our main operations 
include directional drilling; rock drilling; auger boring, 
pipe jacking; pipe bursting; pipe ramming; concrete box 
jacking; tunneling; and microtunneling. Horizontal Boring & 
Tunneling Co. places signifi cant importance on meeting the 
customer’s needs and schedule.
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Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP
8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 100
McLean, VA 22102-5104
Phone: (703) 749-1000
Fax: (703) 893-8029
E-mail: contactus@wthf.com
Web: www.wthf.com
Since 1978, WTHF has provided comprehensive legal 
services for the construction industry focusing on domestic 
and international construction law, suretyship, government 
contracts, and real estate and commercial transactions. 
With offi ces in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, Irvine, 
Las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, and Miami, we are able 
to assist our clients no matter their location. WTHF is ranked 
as the #1 Construction Law Firm in the United States by 
Chambers USA (2009 and 2011).
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Wolff Law Office
505 Sansome Street, Suite 1525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 788-1881
Fax: (415) 788-0880
E-mail: george@wolffl aw.com
Web: www.wolffl aw.com
Contact: George Wolff, B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, 
M.B.A., J.D.
For over 30 years, Wolff Law has represented Contractors, 
Subcontractors, Suppliers and private and government 
Project Owners, Architects, Engineers and other Design 
Professionals on Private and on Local, State and Federal 
Public Works Construction Projects throughout the San 
Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. We handle 
pre- and post-award Bid Protests and Bid Mistakes, 
Bid Responsiveness and Responsibility; Requests for 
Proposals; Contract Negotiation; Joint Ventures; Extra 
Work, Delay, Equitable Adjustment, Prompt Payment and 
Collection Claims; Mechanics Lien, Stop Notice and Surety 
Bond Claims; Surety Issues; Subcontracts, Subcontractor 
Listing and Substitution; Bid Preferences, Set-Asides and 
Goals; False Claims Act issues; Professional Licenses and 
Disciplinary Proceedings; Construction Defects Claims; 
and Mediation, Arbitration, Trials and Appeals in all State 
and Federal Courts and before Federal Contract Boards of 
Appeals of these and all other Construction matters.
AUCTION SERVICES
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Purple Wave Auction
825 Levee Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 537-7653
E-mail: amy@purplewave.com
Web: www.purplewave.com
The easiest, most straightforward way to sell used 
equipment. It’s simple. Purple Wave is an Internet auction 
service that will sell your used equipment to the highest 
bidder. With an experienced staff, the largest community 
of registered bidders, and over 250,000 visitors a month, 
you can be sure that when you work with us, we will work 
for you.
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CONSTRUCTION & MINING EQUIPMENT: 
SALES & LEASING
Paul C Helmick Corp.
425 South 48th Street
P.O. Box 6
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (602) 273-1455
Fax: (602) 273-1457
E-mail: jmead@conveyorsales.com
Web: www.conveyorsales.com
Contact: Joe Mead
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ROMCO Equipment Company
P.O. Box 560248
Dallas, TX 75356
Phone: (713) 937-3005
Fax: (713) 937-7541
E-mail: info@romco.com
Web: www.romco.com
Contact: Steve Passmore, General Sales Manager
A distributor of heavy equipment including parts, service, 
sales and rentals. ROMCO carries the full line of Volvo 
Construction Equipment and Hitachi Construction & 
Mining Equipment. ROMCO’s paving division represents 
Volvo Paving Products, Blaw-Knox, LeeBoy, Bearcat Mfg. 
Asphalt Products, GOMACO Concrete Pavers and FiNN 
Hydroseeders, Bark & Straw Blowers. (* paving lines not 
available at all locations)
Locations:
Austin - (512) 388-2529
Buffalo – (903) 322-5602
Carmine – (979) 278-3570
Dallas – (214) 819-4100
Fort Worth – (817) 626-2288
Houston – 9713) 937-3005
Longview – (903) 758-5576
Mercedes – (956) 565-0100
San Antonio – (210) 648-4600
Three Rivers – (361) 254-2317
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
4 Rivers Equipment
125 John Deere Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 482-7154
Fax: (970) 484-1156
E-mail: info@4riversequipment.com,
Web: www.4riversequipment.com
Specialty Area:John Deer Construction Sales, Support, 
Service and Technology
General Equipment & Supplies
4300 Main Avenue
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: (701) 282-2662
Fax: (701) 364-2190
Web: www.genequip.com
CONCRETE PRODUCTS
Gerdau
4615 Coster Road
Knoxville, TN 37912
Phone: (865) 687-7220
Fax: (865) 687-9563
E-mail: Paul.Roach@gerdau.com
Web: www.gerdaucp.com
CONCRETE PUMPING
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Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping Inc.
6475 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80229-7225
Phone: (303) 289-4444
Fax: (303) 289-1427
E-mail: keithjoiner@brundagebone.com
Web: www.brundagebone.com
Contact: Keith Joiner, Regional Manager
CONCRETE PUMPS & PLACING EQUIPMENT
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Putzmeister America, Inc.
1733 90th Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Phone: (262) 886-3200
Fax: (262) 884-6338
E-mail: pmr@putzam.com
Web: www.putzmeisteramerica.com
Contact: Kelly Blickle, Marketing Services Manager
Putzmeister America manufactures truck-mounted concrete 
boom pumps, separate placing booms, telescopic belt 
conveyors, ready mix trucks and trailer-mounted concrete 
pumps as well as mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and 
fi reproofi ng pumps and mixers, industrial pumps, tunneling 
machinery and pipeline systems. Some of the industry’s 
best known brands such as Thom-Katt
®
and Telebelt
®
are 
part of the Putzmeister America family. The company’s 
workforce is dedicated to hands-on customer support and 
advancing the industry in design and technical innovation. 
SOLUTIONS DELIVERED
Specialty Area:Concete Pumps and Placing Equipment
CONCRETE SAWING & DRILLING
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A-Core Concrete Cutting, Inc.
5360 South Riley Lane
Murray, UT 84107-5820
Phone: (800) 367-6201
Fax: (801) 268-1156
E-mail: cutting@a-core.com
Web: www.A-Core.com
Concrete Sawing, Drilling, Demolition, & Wire-sawing. Also 
a Highway and Airport Contractor Specializing in Deep 
Concrete and Asphalt Sawing, Concrete Joint Sawing & 
Sealing, Rehabilitation and Concrete Grooving and Grinding. 
All as either a Prime and/or Sub Contractor. Serving the 
Construction Industry since 1974. With offi ces throughout 
the Western United States and available to work in all 50 
states.
Specialty Area:Contractor, Concrete Sawing & Drilling
COLD STORAGE CONTRACTORS
Trinity Insulation Co.
9535 Forest Lane #220
Dallas, TX 75243
Phone: (972) 690-1144
Fax: (972) 690-9549
E-mail: bdoss@trinityinsulation.com
Contact: Bryan Doss, Project Manager
COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
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Glesby Marks Leasing
12110 North Pecos, Suite 240
Westminster, CO 80234
Phone: (303) 307-4961
Fax: (303) 307-4962
Web: www.glesbymarks.com
Contact: Sarah Greenwald, sgreenwald@glesbymarks.com; 
Brian Burns, bburns@glesbymarks.com
CONCRETE
Baker Concrete Construction, Inc.
900 North Garver Road
Monroe, OH 45050
Phone: (800) 539-2224
Fax: (513) 539-4380
E-mail: communications@bakerconcrete.com
Web: www.bakerconcrete.com
Contact: Amie Rosser, Marketing
CONCRETE ACCESSORIES
Savway Carton Forms
700 North Wildwood Drive
Irving, TX 75061
Phone: (972) 721-0238
Fax: (214) 524-5708
Toll Free: (800) 552-6937
E-mail: sdevries@lonestarbox.com
Web: www.savway.com
Contact: Steve Devries, Sales Manager
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
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TAS Commercial Concrete Construction, L.L.C.
19319 Oil Center Boulevard
Houston, TX 77073
Phone: (281) 230-7500
Fax: (281) 230-7664
E-mail: dsimmonds@tasconcrete.com
Web: www.tasconcrete.com
Contact: Eddie Sanders, Vice President; Dinah Simmonds, 
Marketing Coordinator
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Louisiana Cat
3799 West Airline Highway
P.O. Box 536
Reserve, LA 70084
Phone: (985) 536-1121
Fax: (985) 536-0950
E-mail: info@louisianacat.com
Web: www.LouisianaCat.com
Louisiana Cat is Louisiana’s authorized dealer for sales, 
parts, service and rentals of Caterpillars complete 
equipment lineup. Offering top-of-the-line equipment is 
certainly an advantage, but with 18 locations throughout 
Louisiana, we also offer quality parts and service 
capabilities.Because more contractors are renting versus 
buying, Louisiana Cat has one of the largest fl eets of heavy 
and compact equipment for rent. For more information call 
1-866-843-7440
OCT Equipment Inc.
P.O. Box 270060
Oklahoma City, OK 73137-0060
Phone: (405) 789-6812
Fax: (405) 787-8649
E-mail: sales@octequipment.com
Web: www.octequipment.com
Contact: Bob Sneed
Sales, parts, service and rental for Case, Hitachi, Pettibone, 
Tramac, Belshe Trailers, Sennebogen
7100 SW Third, Oklahoma City, OK 73128
405-789-6812 / 800-375-2273
12210 E. First St, Tulsa, OK 74128
918-437-5085 / 800-375-1628
1512 Neptune, Clinton, OK 73601
580-323-3422 / 800-896-9378
Specialty Area:Sales, Service, Parts, Rental
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Wagner Equipment Co.
18000 Smith Road
Aurora, CO 80011-3511
Phone: (303) 739-3000
Fax: (303) 739-3191
E-mail: jchavez@wagnerequipment.com
Web: www.wagnerequipment.com
We’re Wagner Equipment Co. … your Cat®
dealer in 
Colorado, New Mexico and Far West Texas. Through Wagner 
International, we also serve Mongolia. Since 1976, Wagner 
has been selling and renting quality Cat machines used in 
heavy construction, building construction, mining, waste 
handling, paving, municipal and governmental applications, 
forestry, and more. For Agricultural products, we proudly 
represent Challenger
®
agricultural tractors and harvesting 
equipment, Rogator, Terragator, and Spra Coup sprayers; 
and Sunfl ower manufacturing products.
HONNEN
EQUIPMENT
COLORADO - WYOMING - UTAH - IDAHO
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Honnen Equipment Co.
5055 East 72nd Avenue
Commerce City, CO 80022
Phone: (303) 287-7506
Fax: (303) 288-2215
Toll Free: (800) 646-6636
E-mail: info@honnen.com
Web: www.honnen.com
Honnen Equipment is a heavy equipment distributor serving 
Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Idaho. Founded in 1963, we 
provide parts, sales, service and rentals for John Deere 
Construction Equipment, Hitachi Construction Equipment, 
Manitowoc Cranes, Grove Cranes, National Boom Trucks, 
JLG Telehandlers, Lull Forklifts, Wirtgen Milling Machines, 
Hamm Rollers & Compactors and Vogele Pavers, as well as 
other allied products and used equipment. Honnen operates 
facilities in Colorado (Denver, Grand Junction and Durango), 
Wyoming (Casper, Gillette and Rock Springs), Utah (Salt 
Lake City, Ogden and St. George), and Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Specialty Area:Heavy; Rental/Sales/Repair/Leasing
(a division of Fisher Industries)
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General Steel & Supply Co. 
(part of Fisher Industries)
P.O. Box 1034
Dickinson, ND 58602-1034
Phone: (701) 456-9184
Fax: (701) 456-9193
Toll Free: 800-932-8740
E-mail: sales@fi sherind.com
Web: www.fi sherind.com
General Steel & Supply Co. is the manufacturing division 
of Fisher Industries. We design and fabricate aggregate 
processing equipment including: air separators, chain 
feeders, conveyors, crushers, generator vans, pug mills, 
screen plants, truck scales, and wash plants. We work with 
you to customize products to suit the job at hand.
MONITORING · ANALYSIS · REPORTING
866.806.9676 geos onic svibratech.com
Spend less time in the field with Re:mote Monitoring – the 
industry’s fi rst fully-automated monitoring system with web-based 
data access. Now you can get real-time alerts on your phone and 
data updates anywhere. From vibration and geotechnical data to 
noise, environmental and air quality measurements, Re:mote lets 
you manage multiworksite data anytime.
Your Data. Anywhere. Anytime. 
Your Data. 
Anywhere. 
Anytime.
On Any Device.
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HCSS
13151 West Airport Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: (713) 270-4000
Fax: (713) 270-0185
Toll Free: (800) 683-3196
E-mail: sales@hcss.com
Web: www.hcss.com
Contact: John Davis
Founded in 1986, HCSS develops HeavyBid
®
Estimating 
Software, HeavyJob
®
Field Management Software, The 
Dispatcher™ Resource Management Software, VECTR 
GPS, FuelerPlus™ Fuel Management Software, and 
Equipment360™ Equipment Maintenance Software. 
In addition to high quality software, HCSS provides 
implementation planning, training and instant 24/7 
support. Thousands of contractors rely on HCSS to turn 
their estimators, foremen, superintendents, dispatchers, 
project managers and equipment managers into knowledge 
workers via software, implementation planning and training.
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Construction Materials, Inc.
345 49th Avenue Drive SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone: (319) 366-6446
Fax: (319) 366-1712
E-mail: DGalligan@constructionmaterialsinc.com
Web: www.constructionmaterialsinc.com
Serving the construction industry in the Upper Midwest 
since 1961, providing detailed material estimating and 
quotations for federal, state, county, city, airport and private 
jobs. Department of Transportation (DOT) approved products 
and services are readily available for jobsite delivery.
Additional locations:
5210 NE 17th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
6725 Oxford Street
Minneapolis, MN 55426
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
D R McNatty
software professional services hosting
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DRMcNatty and Associates Inc.
26300 La Alameda, Suite 250
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: (877) 367-7990
Fax: (877) 367-7999
E-mail: kschultz@drmcnatty.com
Web: www.drmcnatty.com
As an Oracle | Primavera Authorized Representative for 
over 20 years, DRMcNatty & Associates, Inc. is authorized 
to provide Oracle | Primavera software and is certifi ed by 
Oracle to train and implement products and services. Our 
wholly owned affi liate, MLM Project Services, Inc., provides 
global access to our technical and professional services 
team. Each of our clients has their own servers, redundant 
systems and dedicated 24/7 technicians. DRMcNatty & 
Associates – 877.367.7990 or MLM Project Services – 
877.600.9660.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
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Computer Guidance Corp.
15035 North 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (888) 361-4551 / (480) 444-7000
Fax: (480) 444-7004
E-mail: sales@computerguidance.com
Web: www.computerguidance.com
Since 1981, Computer Guidance offers the most complete, 
proven and reliable construction management solution for 
architecture, engineering and commercial construction 
companies. Computer Guidance’s eCMS solution provides 
fi nancial accounting and project management applications 
supported by advanced business intelligence and innovative 
productivity tools. eCMS is recognized as the solution of 
choice for top general and specialty contractors in the CFMA 
Information Technology Survey and has been selected by 
the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) as 
the construction management solution of choice for its 
members nationwide since 2010. Computer Guidance 
customers are recognized among the Top 400 Contractors 
and Top 50 Contractors by Engineering News-Record (ENR). 
Computer Guidance is a strategic technology partner with 
IBM Corporation, providing a solid technology foundation for 
both its hosted and enterprise solutions.
Solution:
Computer Guidance’s eCMS, construction enterprise 
resource planning solution, delivers a unifi ed platform for 
the standardization and integration of business processes 
and data for architecture, engineering and commercial 
contractors. eCMS provides fully integrated fi nancial 
accounting, operations, project, equipment, human 
capital and service management applications supported 
by advanced business intelligence and analytics, and 
innovative productivity tools for increased productivity and 
intelligent decision-making.
Financial Management
Representing the new standard in fi nancial application 
suites for the construction industry, eCMS blends 
fl exibility, dependability and superior performance. The 
eCMS browser-based interface allows for maximum 
accessibility of mission-critical information to those who 
need it, regardless of location. Real-time information, 
combined with core fi nancial applications and integrated 
productivity tools, means your business can reduce costs by 
streamlining complex operations.
Business Intelligence
Offering a holistic view of historical and current fi nancial 
and project data, Cognos Business Intelligence delivers 
the tools necessary to drive immediate productivity gains 
through performance analysis and further analytics. With 
capabilities for real-time dashboards, intuitive information 
displays and powerful reporting features, Cognos Business 
Intelligence arms customers with the information needed 
to make fact-based decisions and adjust to variance while 
driving profi ts to the bottom line.
Project Management
Managing your projects successfully in today’s construction 
workplace can be diffi cult, due to their diverse nature and 
complexity. Productivity improvements, proactive measures 
and operational effi ciencies are always of importance and 
value. With integrated applications, rules-based alerts and 
business intelligence at hand, your jobs are completed on 
time and budget.
Enterprise Content Management
Built specifi cally to meet the needs of commerc
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Wagner Rents, Inc.
805 West 39th Avenue
Denver, CO 80216
Phone: (303) 739-3000
Fax: (303) 739-3191
E-mail: rnibbe@wagnerequipment.com
Web: www.wagnerrents.com
Wagner Rents, The Cat®
Rental Store, handles Cat compact 
machines, telehandlers, and a wide range of contractor 
equipment, tools and supplies, for rent or purchase. 
The expertise at Wagner Rents can help you fi nd the 
right equipment, work tool attachment, supplies, and 
merchandise to get the job done … and done right. Finding 
the right equipment and tool is simply more productive 
and effi cient — and therefore, Improves the value of your 
investment.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
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Alberici Constructors
8800 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63114
Phone: (314) 733-2000
Fax: (314) 733-2001
E-mail: jklingensmith@alberici.com
Web: www.alberici.com
Contact: James Klingensmith
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Shook Construction
4977 Northcutt Place
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone: (937) 276-6666
Fax: (937) 276-6676
Toll Free: (800) 705-5251
E-mail: kherr@shookconstruction.com
Web: www.shookconstruction.com
Contact: Ken Herr, VP of Corporate Development
Shook Construction (with offi ces in Cleveland, Dayton, 
Indianapolis and Raleigh) is a provider of professional 
construction services. Shook offers complete 
preconstruction evaluation and analysis, conceptual and 
real-time estimating, constructability review and analysis, 
construction management, design-build and traditional 
general contracting, contract project management services 
and inspection. Key areas of involvement are education, 
federal, healthcare, industrial, mission critical and water 
resources in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.
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STV, Inc.
225 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 777-4400
Fax: (212) 529-5237
E-mail: info@stvinc.com
Web: www.stvinc.com
Contact: Steven Pressler, Executive Vice President
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The Construction Link, Inc.
3394 Sutton Road
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 789-4333
Fax: (315) 781-0908
Toll Free: 800-448-0741
E-mail: LRWard@tcli.com
Web: www.tcli.com
Profi le: Developed by a contractor with over 40 years 
experience in construction bidding, The Construction Link 
Estimating System© is a complete, high tech, cost effi cient 
detailed estimating system. The software can dramatically 
increase your profi t and help you with more bids. Designed 
specifi cally for contractors of heaving highway, bridge, site, 
utility and environmental work. Lump sum or unit priced 
bids - Unbalance - Fast Recalculation Digitizer Take-Off 
- Password Protect Projects - Auto-Backup On-Line Help - 
Full Metric to English Conversion.
CONTRACTOR LICENSE AGENCIES
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National Contractor License Agency
P.O. Box 600095
San Diego, CA 92160
Phone: (619) 465-0500
Fax: (619) 461-3211
E-mail: tony@nationalcontractorlicenseagency.com
Web: www.nationalcontractorlicenseagency.com
NCLA – A professional service for contractor’s license 
compliance and business maintenance throughout the 
United States. Get Contractor’s Licenses issued in weeks. 
Waiver of Exams, Reciprocity, Exam Preparation. Replace 
the Qualifi er, prepare back up Qualifi ers, Qualifying 
Individual Pool available! Annual License Maintenance 
Services help keep you properly licensed. Train your staff 
how to properly manage a License Portfolio! Resolve 
citations and address major license issues, Additional 
Classifi cations to expand your license portfolio.
CRANES & CRANE RENTALS
Hayden-Murphy Equipment Co.
9301 E Bloomington Freeway
Minneapolis, MN 55420
Phone: (800) 352-2757
Fax: (952) 884-2293
E-mail: sales_dept@hayden-murphy.com
Web: www.hayden-murphy.com
CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS
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Computer Guidance Corp.
15035 North 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 444-7000
Fax: (480) 444-7004
E-mail: sales@computerguidance.com
Web: www.computerguidance.com
Since 1981, Computer Guidance offers the most complete, 
proven and reliable construction management solution for 
architecture, engineering and commercial construction 
companies. Computer Guidance’s eCMS solution provides 
fi nancial accounting and project management applications 
supported by advanced business intelligence and innovative 
productivity tools. eCMS is recognized as the solution of 
choice for top general and specialty contractors in the CFMA 
Information Technology Survey and has been selected by 
the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) as 
the construction management solution of choice for its 
members nationwide since 2010. Computer Guidance 
customers are recognized among the Top 400 Contractors 
and Top 50 Contractors by Engineering News-Record (ENR). 
Computer Guidance is a strategic technology partner with 
IBM Corporation, providing a solid technology foundation for 
both its hosted and enterprise solutions.
Specialty Area:Software
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Project Resources U.S., Inc.
463 Cooperwoods Court
Smyrna, GA 30082
Phone: (866) 293-2177
E-mail: jevans@projectresources.us
Web: www.projectresources.us
Contact: Jenny Evans, Partner, Sales and Senior Certifi ed 
Consultant
CONSTRUCTION PUBLICATIONS
NCCER
13614 Progress Boulevard
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: (386) 518-6500
Fax: (386) 518-6303
E-mail: marketing@nccer.org
Web: www.nccer.org
Profi le: NCCER is a not-for-profi t 501(c)(3) education 
foundation created by the construction industry to develop 
standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to 
help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. 
NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, 
assessment, certifi cation and career development standard 
for the construction and maintenance craft professional.
Specialty Area:Construction Work Force Development
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
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Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc.
1670 Commerce Road
Holland, OH 43528
Phone: (419) 865-3990
Fax: (419) 865-4595
E-mail: info@yoderandfrey.com
Web: www.yoderandfrey.com
Contact: V. Peter Clark, President
Auctioneers and appraisers of heavy construction 
equipment, trucks and trailers since 1964. Whether you are 
liquidating your company, downsizing, or just want to sell 
one piece of your equipment, you can be assured that we 
have the capability to handle your equipment liquidation 
needs.
Specialty Area:Heavy Construction
Estimating.
Project Management.
Job Costing.
Scheduling.
Collaboration.
Award-winning, Cloud-based Construction Software Suite
www.corecon.com
Ei i
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DRILLING & BLASTING
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Northern Test Boring
187 Mighty Street
Gorham, ME 04038
Phone: (207) 839-9880
Fax: (207) 839-9882
E-mail: northerntestboring@ymail.com
Contact: Michael Nadeau, President
DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING
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KCG - Drug Alcohol Solutions
P.O. Box 2853
Evergreen, CO 80437
Phone: (303) 670-2269
Fax: (303) 670-5594
Web: www.drugalcoholsolutions.com
DRYWALL CONTRACTORS
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Rice Drywall Inc.
P.O. Box 40363
Fort Worth, TX 76140-0363
Phone: (817) 295-0083
Fax: (817) 295-0178
Web: www.ricedrywall.com
Contact: Terry Rice; Kay Rice
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L. M. Sessler Excavating & Wrecking, Inc.
1257 State Road 96 North
Waterloo, NY 13165
Phone: (315) 539-3353
Fax: (315) 539-3967
E-mail: demo@sesslerwrecking.com
Web: www.sesslerwrecking.com
Sessler Wrecking, founded in 1958, is a woman, family 
owned and operated demolition fi rm serving the Northeast 
region. We specialize in bridge demolition and demolition of 
industrial and commercial buildings, as well as stacks and 
massive concrete. Bridge demolition is performed using 
state of the art equipment and U.S. Patented Technology 
coupled with innovative methods and experience. If 
Sessler Wrecking isn’t doing your bridges, you are losing 
valuable time and money! Sessler Wrecking is fully insured 
and bonded to handle all of your projects. Give us a call 
today and we’ll perform your project either as a General 
or Subcontractor in a safe, effi cient, timesaving manner. 
Sessler Wrecking “Making Good Things Happen” member 
of AGC, NDA, Syracuse Builders Exchange, NYS Business 
Council, and the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce. 
Full color company brochure and references are available 
upon request.
S.B. Cox Inc.
P.O. Box 7737
Richmond, VA 23231
Phone: (804) 222-2232
Fax: (804) 222-7837
E-mail: sales@sbcoxdemolition.com
Web: www.sbcoxdemolition.com
Specialty Area:Contractor
DIESEL
A-Z Emissions Solutions
1900 South Riverside Avenue
Colton, CA 92324
Phone: (800) 853-8330
E-mail: info@a-zemissions.com
Web: www.a-zemissions.com
Contact: Doug Kollmyer
Complete diesel Emissions Solutions from A-Z, including 
CARB compliance consultation, Opacity testing, particulate 
trap retrofi ts, service, warranty and cleaning. CARB verifi ed 
Level III fi lters from 8 manufacturers; A-Z can fi t most 
on & off road vehicles and stationary engines. Mobile 
installations, warranty, service and DPF cleaning available 
throughout California, for most retrofi t and OEM brands. 
Grant application assistance, and fi nancing available. Call 
A-Z Emissions Solutions for a free evaluation, we have 
extensive diesel emissions experience and a reputation for 
customer satisfaction.
CRANES & HOISTS
Overhead Cranes & Hoists
SALES *SERVICE *PARTS
FAIRHOPE, ALABAMA
251-929-1773
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Dielco Crane Service Inc.
5454 South Arville
Las Vegas, NV 89118-8301
Phone: (702) 364-5000
Fax: (702) 364-8117
E-mail: dielco@dielcocrane.com
Web: www.dielcocrane.com
Contact: Richard Dieleman
Dielco Crane Service, Las Vegas, NV, provides crane & 
rigging services-Southwest. Our business is based on 
providing the very best service-equipment, manpower 
and supervision. Conventional, hydraulic and rough terrain 
cranes(8 1/2 to 760 ton) with all specialty attachments 
(Max-er, luffer, tower, skyhorse, high lift, derrick, jibs, etc. 
Full service rigging, specialized gear, engineering and 
supervision. Working primarily on the construction and 
maintenance of high rise hotels, industrial facilities, power 
generation and mining.
Specialty Area:Rigging
DEMOLITION
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EnviroVantage
629 Calef Highway
Epping, NH
Phone: (603) 679-9682
Fax: (603) 679-9685
E-mail: info@envirovantage.com
Web: www.envirovantage.com
EnviroVantage is New England’s largest sub-contractor for 
Commercial Environmental and Specialty Services. This 
would include but not be limited to demolition with the 
removal of asbestos, lead paint, PCB’s, mold, duct cleaning, 
and disaster recovery.
For almost 3 decades, EnviroVantage’s fully licensed 
and insured, 24/7 environmental contractors have been 
providing innovative strategies, exceptional performance, 
and superior customer service. For environmental support 
services, call us at 800-640-5323 or contact us online at 
www.envirovantage.com.
Scott Knightly, President, info@envirovantage.com
Vera Stroheker, Offi ce Manager, veras@envirovantage.com
Chris Prior, Director of Residential Sales, info@
envirovantage.com
Scott Sansoucie, Vice President, info@envirovantage.com
Vincent Marcisso, VP of Sales, info@envirovantage.com
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Fisk Electric Company
10855 Westview Drive
Houston, TX 77043
Phone: (713) 868-6111
Fax: (713) 880-2918
E-mail: info@fi skcorp.com
Web: www.fi skcorp.com
Contact: Wayne McDonald, Senior Vice President
Since 1913, Fisk has been one of the nations leading 
providers for the design, installation and maintenance 
of electrical systems, structured cabling applications, 
integrated electronic security systems and building 
technology solutions.
Regional Division Offices:
DALLAS (1956)
1617 West Crosby Road, Suite 120
Carrolton, Texas 75006
Phone: (972) 466-0900 Fax: (972) 466-3988
Contact: Mike Dickman, Vice President
Las Vegas (1989)
6283 South Valley View Boulevard, Suite L
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
Phone (702) 435-5053 Fax: (702) 435-2127
Contact: Howard Vowell, General Manager
Miami (1997)
10125 NW 116th Way, #14
Medley, Florida 33178
Phone (305) 884-5311 Fax: (305) 884 2192
Contact: Paul Maggi, General Manager
New Orleans (1969)
181 James Drive West
Saint Rose, Louisiana 70087
Phone: (504) 889-0811 Fax: (504) 833-4045
Contact: Pat Clyne, General Manager
San Antonio (1969)
8964 Broadway
P.O. Box 17155
San Antonio, TX 78217
Phone: (210) 828-3325 Fax: (210) 828-6434
Contact: Orvil Anthony, Vice President
Austin (2007)
2013 Centimeter Circle, Suite B
Austin, Texas 78758
Phone: (512) 491-4100 Fax: (512) 835-6685
Contact: Orvil Anthony, Vice President
Los Angeles (2011)
15870 Oldan Street
Sylmar, California 91342
Phone: (818) 884-1166 Fax: (818) 883-3003
Contact: Don Oliver, Vice President
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Mark One Electric Co., Inc.
909 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 842-7023
Fax: (816) 842-8955
Web: www.markone.com
Mark One Electric is a full service contractor performing 
complete, quality installations in all facets of the electrical 
industry: commercial, industrial, voice/data, design build, 
utility and prime contracting. Trained installers of robotics, 
LAN, fi ber optic, and fi re/alarm/security systems. 24 hour 
emergency service department. Proud members of NECA, 
IBEW, and the AGC.
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
C F McDonald Electric, Inc.
5044 Timber Creek
Houston, TX 77017
Phone: (713) 921-1368
Fax: (713) 921-5109
E-mail: harkel@mcdonaldinc.com
Web: www.mcdonaldinc.com
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EMCOR Group, Inc.
301 Merritt Seven, 6th Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone: (203) 849-7800
Fax: (203) 849-7900
E-mail: emcor_info@emcorgroup.com
Web: www.emcorgroup.com
A Fortune 400 company, EMCOR is a leader in mechanical 
and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and 
industrial and facilities services. A leading provider of 
critical infrastructure systems, EMCOR gives life to new 
structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, 
installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the 
sophisticated systems that create facility environments--such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, 
heating, security, fi re protection, and power generation 
systems--in virtually every sector of the economy and for a 
diverse range of businesses and government organizations. 
EMCOR combines broad reach with local execution and 
the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and 
care of 170+ locations. Our 27,000 skilled employees have 
made the company amongst the “World’s Most Admired” 
and “Best Managed.” Our strong fi nancial position enables 
us to attract the best talent, undertake the most ambitious 
projects and redefi ne the future of the construction and 
facilities services industry.
Faith Technologies
P.O. Box 260
225 Main Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Phone: (920) 751-9952
Fax: (920) 738-1515
E-mail: tom.clark@faithtechnologies.com
Web: www.faithtechnologies.com
Contact: Tom Clark, Executive Vice President – Pre-Construction
Faith Technologies, Inc. is an employee-owned, full-service 
electrical and technology systems contractor operating 
in Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, 
and Wisconsin. With more than 1,800 employees, Faith 
Technologies is one of the largest privately held electrical 
contractors in the United States. Established in 1972, Faith 
Technologies is ranked 17th among Electrical Construction 
and Maintenance magazine’s “Top 50 Electrical 
Contractors” and 59th in Engineering News Record’s “Top 
600 Specialty Contractors.
ELECTRICAL
Duke Electric Company, Inc.
6451 FM 1541
P.O. Box 267
Amarillo, TX 79105
Phone: (806) 376-6248
Fax: (806) 376-8356
E-mail: pmills@dukeelec.com
Web: www.dukeelec.com
Contact: J. Mills
Specialty Area:Contractor, Industrial, Commercial, Testing 
and Maintenance, Fiber Optic
Medina Electric, Inc.
22510 State Highway 55
Hamel, MN 55340
Phone: (763) 478-6828
Fax: (763) 478-6055
Web: www.medinaelectric.net
Contact: Wally Cisewski, President
Specialty Area:Residential, Commercial, Industrial Service 
and Repair
Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Inc.
430 West Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Phone: (407) 788-3500
Fax: (407) 788-8555
E-mail: jane.hodges@tcelectric.com
Web: www.tcelectric.com
Contact: Jane Hodges
Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Inc. can turn the power 
on for you, whether it’s design build, value innovation, 
construction, installation, solar or service. Tri-City handles 
initial wiring for projects of all sizes, provides electrical 
maintenance, systems and service repairs, and has the 
experience, strength and personnel to deliver superior 
performance. Founded in 1958, Tri-City can handle any 
project from start to fi nish. “To do more than is expected for 
client, project and community”— that’s Tri-City!
Specialty Area:Electrical Contractors
Truland Systems Corp.
1900 Oracle Way, Suite 700
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: (800) TRULAND
Fax: (877) 369-5699
E-mail: bids@truland.com
Web: www.truland.com
Contact: Bid Administrator
Specialty Area:Electrical Contractor
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ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS
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Resolution, Inc.
1101 A Darbytown Road
Nashville, TN 37207
Phone: (800) 210-7911
Fax: (615) 868-4140
E-mail: Resolution@resolutionusa.com
Web: www.resolutionusa.com
Resolution, Inc. provides comprehensive environmental 
services for commercial construction projects across 
Tennessee, including site assessments, Asbestos, Lead, 
Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, Underground 
Storage Tanks, Soil & Groundwater. Resolution, Incorporated 
also provides environmental and safety training for 
Asbestos, Lead, Hazardous Materials, and other OSHA 
safety classes.
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
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EnviroVantage
629 Calef Highway
Epping, NH 03042
Phone: (603) 679-9682
Fax: (603) 679-9685
E-mail: info@envirovantage.com
Web: www.envirovantage.com
EnviroVantage is New England’s largest sub-contractor for 
Commercial Environmental and Specialty Services. This 
would include but not be limited to demolition with the 
removal of asbestos, lead paint, PCB’s, mold, duct cleaning, 
and disaster recovery.
For almost 3 decades, EnviroVantage’s fully licensed 
and insured, 24/7 environmental contractors have been 
providing innovative strategies, exceptional performance, 
and superior customer service. For environmental support 
services, call us at 800-640-5323 or contact us online at 
www.envirovantage.com.
Scott Knightly, President, info@envirovantage.com
Vera Stroheker, Offi ce Manager, veras@envirovantage.com
Chris Prior, Director of Residential Sales, info@
envirovantage.com
Scott Sansoucie, Vice President, info@envirovantage.com
Vincent Marcisso, VP of Sales, info@envirovantage.com
ENGINEERS: GEOTECHNICAL/
ENVIRONMENTAL/MATERIALS TESTING
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CTL Thompson, Inc.
1971 West 12th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 825-0777
Fax: (303) 825-4252
E-mail: dkreuser@ctlthompson.com
Web: www.ctlt.com
CTL/Thompson is a group of consulting engineers staffed 
with professionals selected for technical expertise in a 
wide variety of geotechnical engineering, environmental 
engineering, structural engineering, construction 
observation and materials testing specialties. We have 
offi ces throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Since our 
inception in 1971, CTL/Thompson’s time-tested capabilities 
have grown to become a single source provider of trusted 
engineering solutions.
ENVIRONMENTAL
A-Z Emissions Solutions
3418 52nd Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: (800) 853-8330
E-mail: info@a-zemissions.com
Web: www.a-zemissions.com
Contact: Doug Kollmyer
Complete diesel Emissions Solutions from A-Z, including 
CARB compliance consultation, Opacity testing, particulate 
trap retrofi ts, service, warranty and cleaning. CARB verifi ed 
Level III fi lters from 8 manufacturers; A-Z can fi t most 
on & off road vehicles and stationary engines. Mobile 
installations, warranty, service and DPF cleaning available 
throughout California, for most retrofi t and OEM brands. 
Grant application assistance, and fi nancing available. Call 
A-Z Emissions Solutions for a free evaluation, we have 
extensive diesel emissions experience and a reputation for 
customer satisfaction.
Pacifi c Environmental Corporation (PENCO)
6000 A Street
Anchorage, AK 99518-1815
Phone: (907) 562-5420
Fax: (907) 562-5426
E-mail: brent@penco.org
Web: www.penco.org
Contact: Brent Porter, Alaska Operations Manager
Travis Electric Co.
4400 Michigan Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 385-0250
Fax: (615) 385-0134
Toll Free: (800) 376-0250
Web: www.traviselectric.com
Contact: Randy Darnell; Mike DeBerry
TTG Electric Co., Inc.
6001 Old Copperas Cove Road
Killeen, TX 76549
Phone: (254) 526-7284
Fax: (254) 526-9145
E-mail: ttg@hot.rr.com
Web: www.ttgelectric.com
Contact: Tracy Coursey, Offi ce Manager
ENGINEERS
Professional Engineers Inc.
127G Perimeter Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
Phone: (865) 690-8262
Fax: (865) 690-4473
E-mail: dberry@proengineersinc.com
Web: www.proengineersinc.com
Contact: David K. Berry, CEO
Specialty Area:Geotechnical
ENGINEERS: CIVIL
WSB & Associates Inc.
701 Xenia Avenue South, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: (763) 541-4800
Fax: (763) 541-1700
Toll Free: (888) 541-4800
E-mail: rbray@wsbeng.com
Web: www.wsbeng.com
WSB & Associates, Inc. is a professional consulting and 
design fi rm providing engineering, planning, environmental, 
and construction services. Our corporate culture of 
creativity, long-lasting relationships, and high technical 
standards allows us to deliver cost-effective, thoughtful, and 
successful projects. WSB has over 220 staff members who 
are passionate about meeting challenges in new, innovative, 
and collaborative ways. Our experts continually elevate 
thought and practice by applying advanced knowledge in 
the areas of strategy, technology, and innovation.
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P & L Erosion Control Etc., Inc.
P.O. Box 296
302 York Road
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone: (864) 839-4208
Fax: (864) 839-4209
E-mail: penny@plerosion.com
Web: www.plerosion.com
Contact: Penny Earls, President
State Construction Inc.
2103 Long Dairy Road
P.O. Box 999
Graham, NC 27253
Phone: (336) 578-3923
Fax: (336) 578-5799
E-mail: david@stateconstructioninc.com
Contact: David Trickey
EXCAVATING & UTILITY
GENERAL CONTRACTORS
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Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
2990 Holmes Road
Houston, TX 77051
Phone: (713) 838-7300
Fax: (713) 838-7501
E-mail: jims@slackandco.com
Web: www.slackandco.com
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc. serves the Houston and South 
Texas commercial markets as well as the growing energy 
sector. We provide civil construction services including 
site preparation, paving and underground utilities. Our 
energy expertise includes well and facility sites, frac pond 
remediation and construction. We partner with our clients to 
build success by doing what’s right for the project at every 
step, delivering on our company promise of excellence, 
safety, honesty, quality and professionalism.
EXCAVATING EQUIPMENT
Frogco Amphibious Equipment Inc.
P.O. Box 3681
Houma, LA 70361
Phone: (985) 853-2200
E-mail: chrissie@frogco-amphibious.com
Web: frogco-amphibious.com
EQUIPMENT
• Lafayette • Lake Charles 
• Baton Rouge • Houston
800-256-0490 For all locations call
CLM offers all of your Equipment Needs
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Hayden-Murphy Equip. Co., Inc.
9301 East Bloomington Freeway
Minneapolis, MN 55420
Phone: (800) 352-2757
Fax: (952) 884-2293
E-mail: sales_dept@hayden-murphy.com
Web: www.hayden-murphy.com
EQUIPMENT RENTALS
Bob Ward Jr. Equipment Company
6110 Chippewa Drive
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: (214) 638-2500
Fax: (214) 638-6900
Web: www.bobwardjrequipment.com
Contact: Bob B. Ward Jr., President
EROSION CONTROL
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Down To Earth Compliance LLC
15690 East 33rd Avenue
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: (303) 306-1606
Fax: (303) 606-1765
E-mail: accounting@trustdtec.com
Web: www.trustdtec.com
DTEC is a family owned business that has specialized in 
erosion and sediment control since 1995. We work with 
general contractors, home builders, developers, and the 
energy sector to provide quality BMP installations including 
inlet protection, silt fence, wattle, erosion control blanket, 
native drill seeding, hydro seeding, and mowing services. 
By working as your compliance partner we offer cost 
effective solutions saving you time and money
Rick Schmitt, Manager, (303) 332-8842, rschmitt@
trustdtec.com
Dylan Collishaw, Estimator, (303) 944-6014, estimating@
trustdtec.com
YOU LEARNED LONG AGO THERE’S
NO SUBSTITUTE FOR POWER 
AND PERFORMANCE.
Smart Works.
Austin, TX
(512) 388-2529
Buffalo, TX
(903) 322-5602
Carmine, TX
(979) 278-3570
Dallas, TX
(214) 819-4100
Ft. Worth, TX
(817) 626-2288
Houston, TX
(713) 937-3005
Longview, TX
(903) 758-5576
Rio Grande Valley, TX
(956) 565-0100
San Antonio, TX
(210) 648-4600
Three Rivers, TX
(361) 254-2317
www.romco.com
Volvo Construction Equipment
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FUEL & LUBRICANTS SUPPLIERS
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Petroleum Solutions, Inc.
14833 Bulverde Road
San Antonio, TX 78247
Phone: (210) 661-2489
Fax: (210) 661-7904
E-mail: jkeller@petsolinc.com
Web: www.petsolinc.com
Contact: John Keller, Vice President
PSI is a market leader in the installation of underground and 
aboveground fueling systems. Our crew leaders are TCEQ 
A&B licensed and have years of hands-on experience. We 
strictly adhere to all recognized practices and procedures 
as well as all governmental rules and regulations. We can 
design your underground and aboveground facilities and 
manage all phases of construction and installation from 
layout to functioning systems.
Specialty Area:Commercial; Equipment)
Sam Hill Oil Inc.
P.O. Box 867
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: (303) 659-5610
Fax: (303) 659-5696
Web: www.samhilloil.com
FUEL SUPPLIERS
Taylor Oil Co., Inc.
77 Second Street
P.O. Box 974
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: (908) 725-7737
Fax: (908) 725-7746
Toll Free: (800) 352-4969
E-mail: rworkman@tayloroilco.com
Web: www.tayloroilco.com
Contact: Rick Workman
FOUNDATION
McKinney Drilling Company
15800 IH-35
P.O. Box 957
Buda, TX 78610
Phone: (512) 312-1525
Fax: (512) 312-1618
E-mail: mspurlin@mckinneydrilling.com
Web: www.mckinneydrilling.com
Contact: Mike Spurlin, Gary Watson, Neal Howard
Specialty Area:Foundation Drilling
FOUNDATION CONTRACTORS
Brayman Construction Corporation
1000 John Roebling Way
Saxonburg, PA 16056
Phone: (724) 443-1533
Fax: (724) 443-8733
E-mail: info@brayman.com
Web: www.brayman.com
Contacts: Stephen M. Muck, President & CEO; Michael 
K. Bechtold, Executive Vice President; Scott D. Dodds, 
Executive Vice President; Frank Piedimonte, P.E., Executive 
Vice President - Heavy Civil Division; Richard Mannarino, 
Vice President, Chief Estimator; Brian Hawk, General 
Manager, Foundation Division; Greg Peitz, Vice President, 
Caisson Operations; Jonathan Bennett, P.E., Business 
Development Manager
Brayman Construction Corporation is a leading heavy civil 
and geotechnical contractor throughout the Mid-Atlantic 
region. Brayman offers innovative and solid design 
techniques along with construction services for both 
public and private clients. Capabilities include: Bridges 
and Complex Structures, Steel Erection, Lock and Dam 
Construction, Marine & Piling, Demolition and Brownfi eld 
Redevelopment, Excavation and Drainage, and Specialty 
Foundation Capabilities - Micropiles, Caissons, Driven/
Drilled Piles, Rock/Soil Nailing, Ground Anchors/Tiebacks, 
Foundation Grouting and Underpinning
FASTENERS
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Fastener SuperStore
719 Rogers Street
P.O. Box 854
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (866) 688-2500
E-mail: jestoppey@fastenersuperstore.com
Web: www.fastenersuperstore.com
Contact: Jeff Estoppey
Fastener SuperStore Makes Fastener Buying Simple. For 
more than a decade, Fastener SuperStore has operated on 
the principle that buying fasteners should be quick, painless 
and hassle free. We sell in bulk, which means that most of 
our customers are busy professionals, juggling numerous 
tasks, all of which require their most valuable resource - 
TIME. The simpler we make the sourcing & purchasing 
process, the more time our customers can devote to the 
other important aspects of their jobs.
FIRST AID & CPR TRAINING
MEDIC First-Aid
1450 Westec Drive
Eugene, OR 97402
Phone: (800) 447-3177
Web: www.hsi.com/medicfi rtstaid
FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT
Dietary Equipment Company
2205 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 252-5273
Fax: (803) 252-6785
Toll Free: (800) 755-4777
E-mail: gholiver@dietaryequipment.com
Web: www.dietaryequipment.net
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Woods Construction Inc.
6396 Product Drive
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Phone: (586) 939-9991
Fax: (586) 939-9005
Web: www.woodsconstruction.com
Contact: John Bodary, President & CEO
Woods Construction, Inc. is a service-oriented general 
contractor specializing in retail construction. We have more 
than 60 years experience in new construction, renovation 
and expansion of existing facilities and fi xture installation. 
We are licensed and staffed to work anywhere in the 
U.S. Our turnkey services range from prototype millwork 
fabrication and installation of owner supplied fi xtures 
to complete building expansions and renovations. Our 
experienced fi eld and offi ce associates understand the 
critical scheduling and communication requirements of the 
retail market.
Specialty Area:Retail Construction
GENERAL CONTRACTORS & 
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
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Alberici Constructors
8800 Page Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63114
Phone: (314) 733-2000
Fax: (314) 733-2001
E-mail: jklingensmith@alberici.com
Web: www.alberici.com
Contact: James Klingensmith
BCI Construction, Inc.
20 Loudonville Road
Albany, NY 12204
Phone: (518) 426-3200
Fax: (518) 426-5205
E-mail: mbenson@bciinc.com
Web: www.bciinc.com
Contact: Michael Benson, President; James Amsler, VP; 
Robert Fortune, VP; Russ Gauthier, VP/Chief Estimator
Blois Construction Inc.
3201 Sturgis Road (93030)
P.O. Box 672
Oxnard, CA 93032-0672
Phone: (805) 656-1432
Fax: (805) 485-0338
E-mail: stevewoodworth@bloisconstruction.com
Web: www.bloisconstruction.com
Contact: Steve Woodworth, COO/CFO
Jordan Foster Construction LLC
15603 North IH 35
Pfl ugerville, TX 78660
Phone: (512) 990-8313
Fax: (512) 990-3785
E-mail: csharp@jordanfosterconstruction.com
Web: www.jordanfosterconstruction.com
Contact: Cory Sharp
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Joseph B Fay Company
100 Sky Lane
Pittsburgh, PA 15084
Phone: (724) 265-4600
Web: www.jbfayco.com
Contacts: Thomas Westrom, President; Jim McNelis, Senior 
VP Mid-Atlantic Region; Jim Wilkinson, Senior VP Estimating 
and Equipment; Keith Moatz and Dennis Watkins, VPs of 
Operations Pittsburgh Region
Joseph B. Fay offers a legacy of success in heavy 
construction. Our team of experienced professionals 
demonstrate an unparalleled commitment to safety, quality, 
and service on all of our projects; from building highways, 
bridges, light rail transit projects, locks and dams, power 
plant and transmission facilities, concrete structures, 
and tunnels to demolishing bridges and removal of mass 
concrete. Providing a safe work-site is the fi rst priority on all 
of our projects.
Richardson & Richardson
4100 Menaul Boulevard NE, Suite 2E
P.O. Box 36627
Albuquerque, NM 87176
Phone: (505) 881-2268
Fax: (505) 883-6607
E-mail: hrichardson@richardsonrichardson.com
Web: www.richardsonrichardson.com
For over 60 years, Richardson & Richardson has provided 
general contracting services to public, private and corporate 
owners in commercial, renovation, manufacturing and 
industrial markets. We are fully systemized and use Lean 
Construction production techniques on every job we do, no 
matter the size. As experienced construction professionals, 
we know that your facility has to operate, no matter what- 
our only job is to take care of you and your project on your 
schedule. We also cover New Mexico and El Paso, TX with 
an in house building service department.
Our jobs range from $50,000 to $25 million and we have 
completed projects in NM, TX, LA, OK, CO, AZ, and WY.
Waterfront Marine Construction, Inc.
2809 Crusader Circle
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Phone: (757) 468-1500
Fax: (757) 468-2100
Contacts: Randy Sutton, President; John Greene, 
Sr. Vice President
Waterfront Marine Construction, Inc. is a diversifi ed 
infrastructure services contractor specializing in marine 
construction, bridges, and related structures with a 
geographic base of operations in Virginia and North 
Carolina. Waterfront Marine also provides a full scope of 
foundation pile driving services.
GENERAL CONTRACTORS
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DiMarco Constructors, LLC
1950 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: (585) 272-7760
Fax: (585) 272-0720
Web: www.dimarcoconstructors.com/www.
dimarcogroup.com
Established in the early 1900’s as a general contractor, 
DiMarco Constructors is a full-service construction 
management company based in Rochester, NY. DiMarco 
Constructors offers both local and national clients services 
in pre-construction, design/build, general contracting and 
construction management. For more information about 
DiMarco Constructors, visit dimarcoconstructors.com
James T. Kay Co., Inc.
766 North Colony Road
Meriden, CT 06450-2332
Phone: (203) 634-3113
Fax: (203) 235-8092
E-mail: rberkmoes@jamestkay.com
Web: www.jamestkay.com
Contact:
Joe Kneib 
Sr. Vice President Market Development
Ralph Larison 
Sr. Vice President Civil and Rail
ScoƩNorman
Vice President Project Development 
and EsƟmaƟng
Kyle Phillips 
Vice President Civil ConstrucƟon
600 S. Riverside Road (64507)
P.O. Box 1089 (64502), St. Joseph, MO
Oĸce: (816) 233-9001 - Fax: (816) 233-9881
www.herzog.com
Herzog ContracƟng Corp.
Design - Build Projects
CM/GC Project Delivery
Railroad ConstrucƟon
Maintenance & Services
Highway & Heavy
ConstrucƟon
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Interface Construction Corporation
8401 Wabash Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63134
Phone: (314) 522-1011
Fax: (314) 522-1022
E-mail: samh@interfaceconstruction.com
Web: www.interfaceconstruction.com
Contact: Sam Hutchinson, CEO
Interface Construction is an award winning, full service 
general contracting fi rm providing preconstruction services, 
construction management, design-build and continuing 
services in the healthcare, lab sciences, industrial, 
educational and commercial markets. MBE certifi ed since 
1978.
Specialty Area:Healthcare and Commercial; Construction 
Management and Design Build
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Miron Construction Co., Inc.
1471 McMahon Drive (54956) PO Box 509
Neenah, WI 54957-0509
Phone: (920) 969-7000
Fax: (920) 969-7393
Web: www.miron-construction.com
Contacts: David G. Voss, Jr., President & CEO; Tim 
Kippenhan, Vice President & COO
Miron Construction Co., Inc. is a forward-thinking, fast-growing private company completing work throughout 
the nation. Miron provides innovative pre-construction, 
construction management, design-build, general 
construction, and industrial services to multiple markets 
and is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., with regional offi ces 
in Madison, Wausau and Milwaukee, Wis., Cedar Rapids, 
Iowa, Negaunee, Mich., and Virginia, Minn. For more 
information, please visit www.miron-construction.com.
Specialty Area:Construction Management; Design Build; 
Preconstruction Services
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Shook Construction
4977 Northcutt Place
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone: (937) 276-6666
Fax: (937) 276-6676
Toll Free: (800) 705-5251
E-mail: kherr@shookconstruction.com
Web: www.shookconstruction.com
Contact: Ken Herr, VP of Corporate Development
Shook Construction (with offi ces in Cleveland, Dayton, 
Indianapolis and Raleigh) is a provider of professional 
construction services. Shook offers complete 
preconstruction evaluation and analysis, conceptual and 
real-time estimating, constructability review and analysis, 
construction management, design-build and traditional 
general contracting, contract project management services 
and inspection. Key areas of involvement are education, 
federal, healthcare, industrial, mission critical and water 
resources in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Stevens Construction Corp.
2 Buttonwood Court
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 222-5100
Fax: (608) 222-5930
E-mail: mrudnicki@stevensconstruction.com
Web: www.stevensconstruction.com
Contact: Mark Rudnicki, CEO & Treasurer
Tarlton Corporation
5500 West Park Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 633-3300
Fax: (314) 647-1940
Web: www.tarltoncorp.com
Contact: Tracy Hart, President; Dirk Elsperman, Chief 
Operating Offi cer; Dirk Elsperman, Executive VP & COO; 
Robert Elsperman
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
Erland Construction, Inc.
71 Third Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: (781) 272-9440
Fax: (781) 272-0601
E-mail: dprince@erland.com
Web: www.erland.com
Contacts: Steven F. McDonald, President; Tom Blesso, Sr. 
VP; Brian McDonough, VP Finance; Charles S. Vaciliou, Sr. VP 
Director of Operations; Robert P. McDonald, Treasurer
Incorporated in 1977, Erland Construction, with offi ces in 
Massachusetts and Connecticut, is a General Contractor/
Construction Management/Design/Build fi rm established 
to service clients throughout New England and selectively 
on a national basis. Our projects are exclusively in the 
private commercial, healthcare, residential, industrial, 
biotechnology, pharmaceutical cleanroom, lab and 
institutional areas. Erland provides a wide range of 
preconstruction and construction services which include 
feasibility studies, planning, estimating, scheduling, analysis 
of constructability, design and cost, and value engineering 
as well as actual construction. Our Management staff 
is comprised of long term veteran employees who are 
experienced, dedicated and responsive to our clients needs. 
Erland enjoys an impressive listing of projects performed to 
repeat and referred clients.
Specialty Area:Construction Management
Brayman Construction Corporation
1000 John Roebling Way
Saxonburg, PA 16056
Phone: (724) 443-1533
Fax: (724) 443-8733
E-mail: info@brayman.com
Web: www.brayman.com
Contacts: Stephen M. Muck, President & CEO; Michael 
K. Bechtold, Executive Vice President; Scott D. Dodds, 
Executive Vice President; Frank Piedimonte, P.E., Executive 
Vice President - Heavy Civil Division; Richard Mannarino, 
Vice President, Chief Estimator; Brian Hawk, General 
Manager, Foundation Division; Greg Peitz, Vice President, 
Caisson Operations; Jonathan Bennett, P.E., Business 
Development Manager
Brayman Construction Corporation is a leading heavy civil 
and geotechnical contractor throughout the Mid-Atlantic 
region. Brayman offers innovative and solid design 
techniques along with construction services for both 
public and private clients. Capabilities include: Bridges 
and Complex Structures, Steel Erection, Lock and Dam 
Construction, Marine & Piling, Demolition and Brownfi eld 
Redevelopment, Excavation and Drainage, and Specialty 
Foundation Capabilities - Micropiles, Caissons, Driven/
Drilled Piles, Rock/Soil Nailing, Ground Anchors/Tiebacks, 
Foundation Grouting and Underpinning
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J & J Contractors, Inc.
700 West Main Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 265-3233
Fax: (423) 266-9038
E-mail: jamesh@jjcontractors.com
Web: www.jjcontractors.com
Contact: James A. Horton, President
We are licensed in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama. J & J 
specializes in new or remodel, Churches, Schools, offi ce 
Buildings, warehouses, Custom homes. Check our web site 
at jjcontractors.com. Our offi ce staff includes 124 years of 
construction expertise, and several highly qualifi ed fi eld 
employees. Our goal is to build on time, in budget, and 
to achieve this with the best quality of construction. We 
strongly agree in Skill and integrity, and apply this to every 
project we do.
Specialty Area:New Construction and Remodeling
O’Harrow Construction Co
4575 Ann Arbor Road
Jackson, MI 49202
Phone: (517) 764-4770
Fax: (517) 764-5564
E-mail: timw@oharrow.net
Web: www.oharrow.net
Contact: Tim Wirth, Vice President
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GLASS & GLAZING
DGB GLASS, Inc.
Over 125Years Combined Experience 
Serving the Metroplex Contract Glazing 
and Consulting Needs for Curtainwall, 
Storefront, Glass and Glazing.
P. O. Box 123470
Fort Worth, Texas 76121
Tel: 817-441-7168 - Fax: 817-261-9923
www.dgbglass.com
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Southern California Grading, Inc.
16291 Construction Circle East, #A
Irvine, CA 92606-4460
Phone: (949) 551-6655
Fax: (949) 551-4237
E-mail: kurt@socalgrading.com
Web: www.socalgrading.com
Contact: Kurt Cutler, President
HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT: 
SALES & SERVICE
Frogco Amphibious Equipment Inc.
P.O. Box 3681
Houma, LA 70361
Phone: (985) 853-2200
E-mail: chrissie@frogco-amphibious.com
Web: frogco-amphibious.com
POWERED BY SOLUTIONS
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Waukesha-Pearce Industries Inc.
12320 South Main (77035)
P.O. Box 35068
Houston, TX 77235-5068
Phone: (713) 723-1050
Fax: (713) 551-0798
Web: www.wpi.com
WPI has been in the oil, gas, construction & recycling 
industries for close to ninety years. Our Construction 
Machinery Division is your source for the following 
equipment:
KOMATSU (earth moving & mining)
BOMAG (compaction & stabilization)
SENNEBOGEN (bulk material handling)
TAKEUCHI (compact construction)
GRADALL (truck mounted excavators)
NPK (breakers)
LABOUNTY (scrap processing)
PALADIN (construction attachments)
GEOTECHNICAL
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Ground Engineering Consultants, Inc.
41 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: (303) 289-1989
Fax: (303) 289-1686
Web: www.groundeng.com
Contact: Andrew J. Suedkamp, P.E.
Offi ces throughout Colorado and Wyoming - 30 years 
of experience. GROUND Engineering Consultants is a 
full service geotechnical engineering, environmental 
engineering, construction materials testing and special 
inspection fi rm with over 165 engineers, geologists and 
technicians. GROUND is experienced in geotechnical 
investigation, construction material testing, weld inspection 
and NDE services, building inspection, geologic hazard 
evaluation, landslide investigation, rock slope stability 
analysis, retaining wall design, pavement management 
programs, geotechnical instrumentation, pavement design/
evaluation, environmental engineering and full service 
AASHTO accredited laboratories.
Specialty Area:Quality Control
GLASS
Sunbelt Glass, Inc.
3804 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222
Phone: (205) 595-8112
Fax: (205) 595-8312
E-mail: cholcomb@sunbeltglassllc.com
Web: www.sunbeltglassllc.com
O & G Industries, Inc.
112 Wall Street
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: (860) 489-9261
Fax: (860) 626-6447
E-mail:
Web: www.ogind.com
Contacts: David Oneglia, President; Greg Oneglia, Vice 
Chairman; Ernie Torizzo, VP Estimating; Aaron Mednick, VP 
Building Division
As one of the Northeast’s largest, most diversifi ed 
construction fi rms, O&G serves both the public and private 
sectors, completing contracts ranging for multi-phase, 
multi-year construction programs to one-day emergency 
repairs. Our services include Building Construction 
(construction management, design/build, general 
contracting, program management, industrial and special 
projects); Heavy Civil Construction (roads, bridges, water 
and waste treatment facilities and power plants); and 
Construction Materials. O&G’s experience and performance 
in the construction industry is unparalleled.
Specialty Area:Construction Management; Design Build
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Paric Corporation
77 Westport Plaza, Suite 250
St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: (636) 561-9500
Fax: (636) 561-9501
Web: www.paric.com
Paric Corporation, one of the largest privately held 
companies in the area, is a leading general contractor, 
construction manager and design-build fi rm in the Midwest 
Region. The company specializes in senior living and 
healthcare, historic renovation in the City of St. Louis, 
commercial projects, hospitality and residential, public and 
institutional, as well as interior and specialty projects.
Specialty Area:Construction Management
Geotechnical and Foundation Contractor
dam rehabilitation Ɣslurry walls Ɣcutoff walls Ɣsecant piles Ɣ
caissons Ɣjet grouting Ɣdeep mixing Ɣ soil improvement Ɣ
auger castpiles 
P: (617) 241-4800  www.treviicos.com 
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INSURANCE
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ACSTAR Insurance Company
30 South Road
Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: (860) 415-8400
Fax: (860) 404-5394
E-mail: nozkojr@acstarins.com
Web: www.acstarins.com
ACSTAR Insurance Company · Surety for an imperfect 
world · Licensed in all fi fty states · Rated A VI by A.M. 
Best Company and listed on the United States Treasury 
Department’s list of approved sureties · 30 South Road, 
Farmington, CT 06032 · 860-415-8400 · email nozkojr@
acstarins.com or nozko3@acstarins.com.
AHM Financial Group LLC
11975 Westline Industrial Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Phone: (314) 523-8800
Fax: (314) 453-7555
E-mail: rgartland@ahmfi nancialgroup.com
Web: www.ahmfi nancialgroup.com
Contact: Ryan Gartland
Specialty Area:Commercial Insurance, Personal Insurance, 
Employee Benefi ts, Long Term Care, Transaction Services, 
Investment Advisory.
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Bituminous Insurance Companies
320 18th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 732-0241
Fax: (309) 755-9713
E-mail: rhervey@bituminousinsurance.com
Web: www.bituminousinsurance.com
Bituminous Insurance Co. has served the construction 
industry for more than 80 years. Our vast industry 
experience brings extra value to you through our specialty 
coverage offerings, risk control and claims handling 
expertise. We offer all lines of property and casualty 
insurance for your operations through any of our 16 
branch offi ce locations. Learn more about us through your 
independent insurance agent, check us out on our website 
or simply give us a call.
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Cavignac & Associates
450 B Street, Suite 1800
San Diego, CA 92101-8005
Phone: (619) 234-6848
E-mail: cavignac@cavignac.com
Web: www.cavignac.com
Contact: Jim Schabarum, Patrick Casinelli
Specialty Area:Risk Management, Insurance, Bonding, 
Employee Benefi ts
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Conditioned Air Systems, Inc.
2410 Hilton Way Southwest
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 536-7509
Fax: (770) 535-8096
E-mail: brookek@conditionedairsystems.com
Web: www.conditionedairsystems.com
Contact: Brooke M. Kalinauskas
Specialty Area:HVAC
JMS Integrated Building Solutions
P.O. Box 117147
Carrollton, TX 75011
Phone: (214) 382-4595
Fax: (214) 382-4591
E-mail: jshadley@jms-ibs.com
Web: www.jms-ibs.com
Contact: Jim Shadley, President
Specialty Area:HVAC Controls Contractor and Systems 
Integrator
HYDROSEEDING
State Construction Inc.
2103 Long Dairy Road
P.O. Box 999
Graham, NC 27253
Phone: (336) 578-3923
Fax: (336) 578-5799
Contact: David Trickey
INFRASTRUCTURE
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Odebrecht Construction, Inc.
201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1400
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: (305) 341-8800
Fax: (305) 569-1500
E-mail: dbcruz@odebrecht.com
Web: www.odebrecht.com
Contact: Denise Cruz, Marketing Manager
Founded in 1944, Odebrecht is a company of Brazilian 
origin with a global presence. Odebrecht is Latin America’s 
leader in engineering and construction, chemicals and 
petrochemicals, and also operates in the areas of bioenergy, 
water utilities, defense, real estate, oil & gas, shipbuilding, 
and transportation and logistics. Odebrecht USA opened in 
1990, delivering projects throughout the U.S. with a focus 
on public-sector infrastructure projects.
Specialty Area:Infrastructure
POWERED BY SOLUTIONS
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Waukesha-Pearce Industries, Inc.
3740 SE Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78222
Phone: (210) 648-4444
Fax: (210) 648-7602
Web: www.wpi.com
We want to be part of your team, using our expertise 
to assist you in fi nding economic solutions to ongoing 
equipment issues & lowering your operating costs.
Full Service Centers in Texas:
Austin (512) 251-0013
Beaumont (409) 721-5305
Buffalo (903) 322-7150
Corpus Christi (361) 884-8275
Edinburg (956) 386-0107
Houston (713) 551-0506
Kilgore (903) 984-2011
San Antonio (210) 648-4444
Tomball (281) 351-9016
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
Connolly-Pacific Co.
1925 Pier D Street
Long Beach, CA 90802-1035
Phone: (562) 437-2831
Fax: (562) 435-2035
E-mail: steve.schryver@conpaco.com
Web: www.conpaco.com
Contact: Steve A. Schryer, VP/GM
Connolly-Pacifi c Co. is a heavy engineering contractor 
specializing in marine construction projects along the 
Southern California coastline. We have a history spanning 
over 70 years built on the successful completion of 
breakwater, jetty landfi ll, wharf and marina projects. We 
specialize in the production, shipment and placement of 
shore protection stone. We also maintain a fl eet of barges, 
boats and derrick barges, capable of heavy lift of 350 tons.
Specialty Area:Marine Construction
HOLLOW METAL REPAIR
Force 1 & Associates/Exact Door
3943 Irvine Boulevard, #207
Irvine, CA 92602
Phone: (949) 478-3564
Fax: (949) 333-0108
E-mail: carlos@force1dfh.com
Web: www.exactdoor.com
HVAC
Berger Engineering Company
10900 Shady Trail
Dallas, TX 75220-1308
Phone: (800) 4212326
Fax: (214) 3512954
2143584451
E-mail: dberger@berger-engr.com
Web: www.berger-engr.com
Contact: Richard Berger, President; Scott Berger, Executive 
Vice President
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The Rowley Agency Inc.
139 London Road
PO Box 511
Concord, NH 03302
Phone: (603) 224-2562
Fax: (603) 224-8012
Toll Free: (800) -238-3840
E-mail: dchurch@rowleyagency.com
Web: www.rowleyagency.com
Provide contract bonding and property/casual insurance 
programs for contractors. Representing companies with 
strong fi nancial ratings, broad coverage, discounted 
rates with special insurance programs for general and 
subcontractors.
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Swantner & Gordon Insurance/
Higginbotham & Associates
500 North Shoreline, Suite 1200
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: (361) 883-1711
Fax: (361) 844-0101
E-mail: shilliard@s-gins.com
Web: www.s-gins.com
Contact: Steve Addkison, Managing Director
INSURANCE SURETY
SURET Y GROU P
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Berkley Surety Group
412 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Suite 310N
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 775-5021
Fax: (973) 775-5204
E-mail: surety@berkleysurety.com
Web: www.berkleysurety.com
Berkley Surety Group (BSG) is a national surety, supporting 
18 business locations across the country, writing surety 
business in all 50 states, US possessions and Canada. BSG 
provides a broad array of surety bond products - standard 
contract surety, commercial surety, environmental surety, 
and bonds for small contractors. BSG is an operating 
company that is part of the W.R. Berkley Corporation 
(WRBC), domiciled in Greenwich, CT, and maintains an A.M. 
Best rating of A++.
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The Graham Company
The Graham Building
One Penn Square West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (888) 472-4262 / (215) 567-6300
Fax: (215) 569-9951
Web: www.grahamco.com
Contact: Michael J. Mitchell, Vice Chairman
The Graham Company is one of the largest insurance 
brokers in the US with an exclusive focus on Property and 
Casualty Insurance for businesses with complex risks. With 
over 50 years of experience in the construction industry 
our in-house Surety Department understands your needs 
and we’re well prepared to establish a strategy that will 
maximize your surety credit.
Specialty Area:Surety; Property & Casualty
Griffi n, Smalley & Wilkerson
37000 Grand River, Suite 150
P.O. Box 2999
Farmington, MI 48335
Phone: (248) 471-0970
Fax: (248) 471-0641
E-mail: tjgriffi n@gswins.com
Web: www.GSWINS.com
Lovitt & Touche, Inc.
7202 East Rosewood, Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85710
Phone: (520) 722-7162
Fax: (520) 722-7199
E-mail: jdhuey@lovitt-touche.com
Web: www.lovitt-touche.com
Contact: Joseph C. Dhuey, Sr. Vice President
Olson & Olson, Ltd.- Distinctive Insurance Services
5655 South Yosemite Street, Suite 101
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: (303) 867-2055
Fax: (303) 867-2074
E-mail: o2@olsonandolson.com
Web: www.olsonandolson.com
Contact: Darrell C.R. Olson, II, President; Lance M. Olson, 
Executive Vice President
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The Protector Group Insurance Agency
A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company
100 Front Street, Suite 800
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (888) 850-9400
Fax: (508) 757-1869
E-mail: info@protectorgroup.com
Web: www.protectorgroup.com
Contact: Joseph B. Battaini, Senior Vice President and 
Darlene F. Beshaw, Vice President of Surety
At Protector Group, we make buying insurance easy with 
a systematic approach to determine the best available 
coverage to meet your needs. We offer commercial lines, 
employee benefi ts, loss control, compliance, and personal 
insurance, as well as the technical support you may require. 
Call us today and enjoy the outstanding results that have 
been Protector Group’s hallmark for more than 85 years. 
World class. Local touch.
Specialty Area:Property & Casualty
CMR Risk
Industry Expertise Helping to Insure Your Success
Construc tion Division
& Insurance Services, Inc.
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CMR Risk & Insurance Services, Inc.
8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 725
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 297-3160
Fax: (619) 297-3111
E-mail: ewenstone@cmrris.com
Web: www.cmrris.com
Contact: Erik Wenstone, Vice President
CMR is an independent fi rm focused on risk management 
and risk control methods designed to reduce or eliminate 
loss exposures. Our Construction Division staff are experts 
in this philosophy and the creation of risk control plans 
specifi cally designed for the Construction Industry. CMR has 
developed a risk analysis system that provides the ability 
to negotiate the most comprehensive and competitive 
insurance programs with our carrier partners that share this 
risk management philosophy.
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The Driscoll Agency
93 Longwater Circle
Norwell, MA 02061-9120
Phone: (781) 681-6656
Fax: (781) 681-6686
E-mail: jay@driscollagency.com
Web: www.driscollagency.com
New England’s largest independently owned and operated 
insurance and bonding agency concentrating in the 
construction and manufacturing industries.
Specialty Area:Bonding; Commercial; Surety
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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center
19000 MacArthur Boulevard, PH Floor
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 263-0606
Fax: (949) 809-2347
E-mail: ssampson@edgewoodins.com
Web: www.edgewoodins.com
Contact: Susie Sampson
Specialty Area:Bonding; Claims; Employee Benefi ts; 
Fidelity; Property & Casualty; Risk Management; Surety; 
Workers’ Compensation
Gallagher SKS
One West 4Tth Street, #1300
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3580
Phone: (513) 977-3100
Fax: (513) 977-3129
E-mail: info@sksins.com
Web: www.ajgrms.com/cincinnati
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LEGAL SERVICES
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Couch White, LLP
540 Broadway
P.O. Box 22222
Albany, NY 12201
Phone: (518) 426-4600
Fax: (518) 426-0376
E-mail: jhoward@couchwhite.com
Web: www.couchwhite.com
Contact: Joel Howard III, Partner
Couch White, LLP is an Albany, New York Law fi rm with 
an emphasis on construction law matters. We provide 
legal services to general and specialty contractors, 
subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, developers and design 
professionals on a broad range of subjects including 
contracts, lien law matters, labor law counseling, litigation 
and ADR. Offi ces in Albany, New York and Saratoga Springs, 
New York, and Hartford, Connecticut.
Specialty Area:Attorney, Construction Law, Litigation and 
Land Use
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Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC
10 South Broadway, Suite 2000
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: (314) 241-9090
Fax: (314) 345-5467
E-mail: ghg@greensfelder.com
Web: www.greensfelder.com
Contact: Andrew W. Manuel
Greensfelder’s practice includes contract preparation, bid 
protests, bid mistakes, contract administration problems, 
claims advice, claims and contract disputes, mechanic’s 
lien and surety bond claims, protection of payment and 
collection rights, design disputes, regulatory agency 
(OSHA, NLRB, EPA, etc.) issues, and insurance claims and 
defense, litigation, arbitration and mediation. Greensfelder’s 
practice includes Federal contract matters, State and 
Local public contract law matters and private construction 
representations of every type.
Special Area: Attorneys, Construction Law
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Johnston Allison & Hord P.A.
1065 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: (704) 332-1181
Fax: (704) 376-1628
Web: www.jahlaw.com
Johnston, Allison & Hord, P.A., offers clients an exceptional 
level of legal services with a uniquely personal touch. For 
over half a century, construction law has been one of our 
fi rm’s core practice areas. Clients include local, national, 
international contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, 
architects, engineers, owners, developers and sureties. 
Attorneys in our Construction Practice Group serve clients 
throughout the Southeast, but primarily in North and South 
Carolina and are experienced in construction arbitration, 
mediation and litigation.
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Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC
P.O. Box 30933
Raleigh, NC 27622
Phone: (919) 789-9242
Fax: (919) 789-9210
E-mail: jschenck@cgspllc.com
Web: www.cgspllc.com
Contact: James S. Schenck, IV, Attorney
The mission of Conner Gwyn Schenck is to provide superior 
legal services to the construction industry. At the project 
level, the Firm provides a full range of transactional and 
dispute resolution services. At the corporate level, the 
Firm provides assistance with the formation of companies 
and licensing and registration with public agencies. At 
the industry level, the Firm engages in a variety of public 
service and public policy activities.
Specialty Area:Construction Law-Contracts, Disputes, 
Surety Bonding, Regulatory Compliance, and Alternative 
Dispute Resolution
Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
First Central Tower, 360 Central Avenue, 10th Floor
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 8988100
Web: www.traublieberman.com
Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
626 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 6244500
Fax: (213) 6240820
Web: www.traublieberman.com
Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
322 Highway 35, Third Floor
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: (732) 9851000
Fax: (732) 9852000
Web: www.traublieberman.com
Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
303 West Madison Street, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 3323900
Fax: (312) 3323908
Web: www.traublieberman.com
Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP
Mid-Westchester Executive Park
Seven Skyline Drive
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Phone: (914) 347-2600
Fax: (914) 3478898
E-mail: swolfe@traublieberman.com
Web: www.traublieberman.com
LEAD ABATEMENT
Southern Environmental Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5517
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 257-7900
Fax: (804) 254-1017
E-mail: info@southernenv.com
Web: www.southernenv.com
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Tobias Insurance Group
9247 North Meridian Street, Suite 300
P.O. Box 90380
Indianapolis, IN 46290-0380
Phone: (317) 844-7759
Fax: (317) 844-9910
E-mail: nrutigli@tobias.com
Web: www.tobias.com
Contact: Nick Rutigliano
INSURANCE: BONDING
Ross & Associate Insurance Services Inc.
9201 SE 91st Avenue, #220
Portland, OR 97086
Phone: (503) 698-3833
Fax: (503) 698-3844
E-mail: contactus@ross-ins.com
Web: www.ross-ins.com
Contact: David Ross, President
Starke Agency, Inc.
210 Commerce Street
P.O. Box 4359
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 263-5535
Fax: (334) 264-3375
E-mail: kdrumwright@starkeagency.com Web: www.
starkeagency.com
Contact: J. Kyle Drumwright, VP of Surety/Construction
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.
2054 Vista Parkway, Suite 400
West Palm Beach, FL 33411-6742
Phone: (561) 655-5500
Fax: (855) 420-6662
E-mail: checree.bryant@wellsfargo.com
Web: www.wellsfargo.com/wfi s
Contact: Checree Bryant, Bond Specialist
LAW FIRMS
Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC
306 East Market Street, Suite One
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: (336) 691-9222
Fax: (336) 691-9259
E-mail: rconner@cgspllc.com
Contact: Richard D. Conner, Attorney
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MATERIALS MANUFACTURERS
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Transpo Industries, Inc.
20 Jones Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (914) 636-1000
Fax: (914) 636-1282
E-mail: info@transpo.com
Web: www.transpo.com
In business since 1968, we are the Northeast Distributor 
of Energy Absorption products. Our other products include 
Bondade™ which promotes adhesion of asphaltic materials 
for Potholes. Lasts up to 85% longer than current methods 
Is environmentally safe, with no VOCs. No Smell, No Mess. 
Your crew will love it. Color-Safe™ Pavement Marking that 
is durable and easy to apply with no special equipment 
needed. And our Work-Zone Intrusion alarm - Sonoblaster!
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION
EMCOR Group, Inc.
301 Merritt Seven, 6th Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone: (203) 849-7800
Fax: (203) 849-7900
E-mail: emcor_info@emcorgroup.com
Web: www.emcorgroup.com
MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS
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CCI Mechanical, Inc.
758 South Redwood Road
P.O. Box 25788
Salt Lake City, UT 84125
Phone: (801) 973-9000
Fax: (801) 975-7204
E-mail: dmullholand@ccimechanical.com
Web: www.ccimechanical.com
Contact: Davis Mullholand, President/CEO
CCI Mechanical, Inc. established in 1961, is involved in 
the design, installation, and maintenance of mechanical 
systems for commercial and industrial facilities throughout 
the Intermountain West. CCI, an employee owned company, 
employs plumbers, pipe fi tters, sheet metal workers, 
service technicians, and professional engineers and 
concentrates on the design/build fast track segment of the 
market.
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Murphy Company Mechanical Contractors
1233 North Price Road
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: (314) 997-6600
Fax: (314) 997-4536
E-mail: chiemenz@murphy-stl.com
Web: www.murphynet.com
LOUVERS/SCREENS/SUNSHADES
Chet Adams Company, Inc.
7334 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 851-6331
Fax: (919) 851-6371
Toll Free: (800) 849-6331
E-mail: cac@chetadams.com
Web: www.chetadams.com
Contact: Edward F. Adams, President
LUMBER
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BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, SC 29070-1129
(803) 532-9226 • FAX (803) 532-6983
TOLL FREE (800) 489-1403
DELIVERY AVAILABLE
AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER,
MASTERCARD AND VISA ACCEPTED
www.oswaldlumber.com
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CMA/Colarelli Meyer & Associates, Inc.
7751 Carondelet Avenue, Suite 302
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 721-1860
Fax: (314) 721-1992
Toll Free: (800) 459-4548
E-mail: dbean@cmaconsult.com
Web: www.cmaconsult.com
MATERIALS
Stetson Building Products, Inc.
2205 Bell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: (515) 243-6286
Fax: (515) 243-4004
E-mail: marte.cool@stetsons.com
Web: www.stetsonbuildingproducts.com
Specialty Area:Buildings
Texas Lime Co.
5429 LBJ Freeway, Suite 230
Dallas, TX 75240
Phone: (972) 991-8400
Fax: (972) 385-1805
E-mail: donburden@uslm.com
Web: www.uslm.com
Specialty Area:Lime & Limestone
Marks, Finch, Thornton & Baird LLP
4747 Executive Drive, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 737-3100
Fax: (858) 737-3101
E-mail: pfi nch@mftb.com
Web: www.mftb.com
McLennon Law Corp.
275 Battery Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 394-6688
Fax: (415) 394-6687
E-mail: mlc@mclennonlaw.com
Web: www.mcLennonlaw.com
LIGHTNING PROTECTION
Quality Lightning Protection, Inc.
743 Pershing Road
Raleigh, NC 27608
Phone: (919) 832-9399
Fax: (919) 829-8022
E-mail: info@qualitylightning.com
Web: www.qualitylightning.com
Your Source for Highway 
Safety for 45 Years
Other widely used products include:
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info@transpo.com
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PAVING/PAVEMENT
Traffi c Safety Services, Inc.
1900 Northern Plains Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: (701) 258-4770
Fax: (701) 258-8002
E-mail: cfaulhaber@tssnd.com
Web: www.tssnd.com
PAYROLL SERVICE FOR CONSTRUCTION
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Payroll4Construction.com
17999 Foltz Industrial Parkway
Strongsville, OH 44149
Phone: (800) 949-9620
E-mail: info@payroll4construction.com
Web: www.payroll4construction.com
Payroll4Construction.com is a national payroll service 
provider for the construction industry. Unlike other well-known payroll companies, Payroll4Construction.com offers 
several construction-specifi c advantages: complete fringe 
management and reduction factor by employee; handling 
multiple states, localities, jobs, pay rates, and workers’ 
compensation trade codes; providing free certifi ed payroll 
and construction reporting; like minority compliance, 
workers’ compensation, new hire and more; plus all 
standard payroll processing services - your checks/direct 
deposit, taxes and W2s. Contractors: Get your FREE quote at 
www.payroll4construction.com | 800-949-9620.
PERMANENT METAL DECK 
FORM DISTRIBUTORS
Pipe Service, Inc.
2201 South Valentia Street
Denver, CO 80231
Phone: (303) 750-2124
Fax: (303) 750-2129
E-mail: pdumler@pipeserviceinc.com
Contact: Peggy Dumler, President; Bob Dumler, VP
Pipe Service, Inc. is a leader in providing permanent metal 
bridge deck forms for government, state, municipal and 
private transportation projects. Our Forms are considered 
state-of-the-art for their exceptionally high strength: 
weight ratios, high measurement tolerances and long-term 
resistance to corrosion from weather and road chemicals. 
Also, our service, from preliminary advice and quotations to 
actual delivery at your project site, is considered among the 
best in the transportation construction industry.
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Pac-Van, Inc.
9155 Harrison Park Court
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Phone: (317) 791-2020
Fax: (317) 791-3610
E-mail: ahamilton@pacvan.com
Web: www.pacvan.com
Pac-Van, Inc. leases and sells portable buildings and mobile 
storage products including steel storage containers , mobile 
offi ces, modular buildings, offi ce containers, frac tank 
rentals, fi eld offi ces, offi ce trailers, conex, liquid storage 
tanks, site trailers, customized containers, steel tanks, sea 
boxes and more from our 33 U.S. and Canadian locations. 
So, no matter where you need temporary space or storage, 
you can “Expect More. We’ll Deliver.”
ON-SITE MEDICAL SERVICES
Mobile Medical Corporation
Standards S Standards New New Se St eting t Setting
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Mobile Medical Corp.
2413 Lytle Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Phone: (888) 662-8358
Fax: (412) 835-0829
E-mail: mkarg@mobmed.com
Web: www.mobmed.com
Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC), incorporated in 1991, 
is a certifi ed Women Business Enterprise (WBE) that 
administers multi-employer projects for facility owners, 
contractors and insurance programs (OCIPs / CCIPs) 
nationwide. Our services offer on-site medical including: 
substance abuse testing, on-site nursing, fi rst-aid stations, 
physical examinations and OSHA compliance testing i.e. 
biological monitoring, hearing conservation and respiratory 
protection as well as ”SkillCheck”, an award winning, on-line verifi cation application. MMC delivers solutions based 
services to the construction industry.
ONLINE COLLABORATION SOFTWARE
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Aconex Inc.
Suite 480, 1111 Bayhill Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: (650) 238-5111
Fax: (415) 363- 2207
Web: www.aconex.com
Aconex provides online project collaboration solutions for 
secure and effi cient information management to support 
construction and engineering projects across multiple 
industries. Aconex is the world’s most widely used online 
collaboration platform, with more than 430,000 users 
on 14,000 projects in 70 countries, valued at $800 
billion. Through mobile and web-based solutions for the 
entire project lifecycle, Aconex empowers commercial, 
infrastructure and government construction teams to 
mitigate project risk and maximize return through complete 
and compliant information exchange among all parties. 
www.aconex.com
Twin Rivers Plumbing, Inc.
1525 Irving Road (97402)
P.O. Box 40397
Eugene, OR 97404
Phone: (541) 688-1444
Fax: (541) 688-9272
E-mail: sandee@twinrp.com
Web: www.twinrp.com
MOBILE OFFICES
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Pac-Van, Inc.
9155 Harrison Park Court
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Phone: (317) 791-2020
Fax: (317) 791-3610
E-mail: ahamilton@pacvan.com
Web: http://www.pacvan.com
Pac-Van, Inc. leases and sells portable buildings and mobile 
storage products including steel storage containers , mobile 
offi ces, modular buildings, offi ce containers, frac tank 
rentals, fi eld offi ces, offi ce trailers, conex, liquid storage 
tanks, site trailers, customized containers, steel tanks, sea 
boxes and more from our 33 U.S. and Canadian locations. 
So, no matter where you need temporary space or storage, 
you can “Expect More. We’ll Deliver.”
MODULAR SPACE
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Pac-Van, Inc.
9155 Harrison Park Court
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Phone: (317) 791-2020
Fax: (317) 791-3610
E-mail: ahamilton@pacvan.com
Web: www.pacvan.com
Pac-Van, Inc. leases and sells portable buildings and mobile 
storage products including steel storage containers , mobile 
offi ces, modular buildings, offi ce containers, frac tank 
rentals, fi eld offi ces, offi ce trailers, conex, liquid storage 
tanks, site trailers, customized containers, steel tanks, sea 
boxes and more from our 33 U.S. and Canadian locations. 
So, no matter where you need temporary space or storage, 
you can “Expect More. We’ll Deliver.”
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PRINTING/PUBLISHING
Shirley’s Plan Service
425 South Plumer
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 791-7436
Fax: (520) 882-9208
Toll Free: (800) 290-8929
E-mail: shirley@shirleysplanservice.com
Contact: Shirley Dail, President
PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
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Trimble
10368 Westmoor Drive
Westminster, CO 80021
Phone: (720) 887-6100
Toll Free: (800) 850-2660
E-mail: gcsales@trimble.com
Web: buildings.trimble.com
Contact: Don Henrich, Sales
The Trimble Buildings portfolio of synergistic hardware, 
software and service offerings streamlines communication 
and collaboration throughout the Design-Build-Operate 
(DBO) lifecycle, with targeted solutions that enable 
Architects, Structural professionals, MEP trades, General 
Contractors and Construction Managers, and Building 
Owners to realize greater effi ciency and profi tability. 
Trimble Buildings is your partner for solutions that blend 
groundbreaking innovations and practical features to solve 
today’s business problems -- and help the AEC industry 
keep doing its job better.
PUMPS
The Pump People 
Only GORMAN-RUPPgives you
the RIGHTpump for the job
TIM CLINE
Manager, Construction/Agriculture Sales
PH: 419-755-1011 • FX: 419-755-1251
www.GRpumps.com • grsales@gormanrupp.com
®
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PIPE/UNDERGROUND UTILITIES 
CONSTRUCTION
Royal Concrete Pipe, Inc.
P.O. Box 430
Stacy, MN 55079-0430
Phone: (651) 462-2130
Fax: (651) 462-6990
E-mail: mikew@royalenterprises.net
Web: www.royalenterprises.net
Contact: Mike Wassman, Sales Engineer
Royal Concrete Pipe is a manufacturer of 12” to 144” 
reinforced concrete pipe and 27” to 144” sanitary 
and storm sewer manholes for the underground utility 
construction industry. Our sister company, Royal 
Environmental Systems, specializes in storm water 
treatment, oil / water separation, catastrophic spill control, 
sediment / erosion control and underground storm water 
management detention systems manufactured by Triton 
Storm water Solutions.
PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION 
OF THEATRE SPACES
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Secoa
8650 109th Avenue North
Champlin, MN 55316
Phone: (763) 506-8800
Fax: (763) 506-8844
Web: www.secoa.com
Contact: Jeff Jones, VP
SECOA is the nation’s foremost integrator of theatre 
equipment and systems. SECOA offers unmatched 
expertise in the planning and construction of theatre 
spaces, from budgeting, scheduling and engineering right 
through to manufacturing and installation. As integrators, 
we understand the entire performing arts space and 
how the myriad of specialized components and systems, 
including those of other trades, are interconnected. Our 
equipment lines include rigging, orchestra shells, pit fi llers, 
lifts drapery, lighting and dimming.
PLUMBING CONTRACTORS
Josam Company
2501 South Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: (215) 339-5370
Fax: (800) 962-3312
Web: www.josam.com
Contact: Paula Bowe, VP of Sales and Marketing
Josam Company’s Pro-Plus range of trench drain is 
manufactured using glass-fi ber reinforced polyester (GRP) 
pressed from sheet molding compound. SMC/GRP is 
an innovative material that is 70% lighter and 1.5 times 
stronger than polymer concrete with considerably less 
expansion and contraction. Additionally, SMC/GRP provides 
greater compressive, fl exural and tensile strength and less 
thermal expansion properties than either polypropylene and 
high density polyethylene. The product is available with and 
without slope, in 4”, 8” and 12” nominal widths and with a 
multitude of accessories and gratings to suit A-E load class 
requirements.
PILINGS
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L.B. Foster Company
130 Satellite Boulevard NE, Suite A
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (678) 714-6730
Fax: (678) 714-5950
E-mail: bland@lbfoster.com
Web: www.lbfoster.com
Contact: Brian Land, Marketing Manager
L.B. Foster provides products and services for today’s global 
Infrastructure. The company is a leading manufacturer, 
fabricator and distributor of products for rail, construction 
and utility and energy industries. L.B. Foster Construction 
Products offers a comprehensive line of pilings, steel bridge 
products and fabricated structural steel. These materials 
are specifi ed for highway, bridge and heavy engineering/
civil construction and rehabilitation projects. Piling products 
include steel sheet piling, H-beam and pipe piling and 
threaded micropiles.
McKinney Drilling Company
15800 IH-35
P.O. Box 957
Buda, TX 78610
Phone: (512) 312-1525
Fax: (512) 312-1618
E-mail: mspurlin@mckinneydrilling.com
Web: www.mckinneydrilling.com
Contact: Mike Spurlin, Gary Watson, Neal Howard
Specialty Area:Foundation Drilling
PIPE SUPPLY
CORRUGATED PLASTIC 
DRAINAGE PIPE
800-334-5071
Manufacturers of…
www.cpp-pipe.com
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Prinsco Inc.
1717 16th Street NE
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: (800) 992-1725
Fax: (320) 222-6820
E-mail: prinscoinfo@prinsco.com
Web: www.prinsco.com
Contact: James Duininck, VP Sales
Specialty Area:HDPE
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SAFETY & REGULATORY TRAINING
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Summit Training Source, Inc.
4170 Embassy Drive
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone: (800) 842-0466
Fax: (616) 949-5684
E-mail: teelab@safetyontheweb.com
Web: www.safetyontheweb.com
Contact: Teela Brown, Sales Manager
SAFETY TRAINING
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ClickSafety
2185 North California Boulevard, Suite 425
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: (925) 855-SAFE (7233)
Fax: (925) 406-0894
Toll Free: (800) 971-1080
Web: www.clicksafety.com
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SCAFFOLDING
INDUSTRIAL SCAFFOLDING
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Peterson Industrial Scaffolding
812 East Taylor Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63147
Phone: (314) 652-1810
Fax: (314) 652-9480
E-mail: info@petersonscaffolding.com
Web: www.petersonscaffolding.com
Contact: Charles Welda, Branch Manager, Cisco Martinez
Stone Mountain Access Systems, Inc.
4600-A McCoy Drive
Pensacola, FL 32503
Phone: (850) 444-9380
Fax: (850) 444-9381
E-mail: micah@stonemountainaccess.com
Web: www.stonemountainaccess.com
Contact: Micah Harrison, Branch Manager
Louisiana Rents
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Louisiana Rents
3799 WestAirline Highway
Reserve, LA 70084
Phone: (866) 843-7440
Fax: (985) 536-4549
E-mail: info@louisianarentalstore.com
Web: www.louisianarentalstore.com
Louisiana Rents is your single resource for high quality, 
low-hour Cat and top brands construction equipment and 
attachment rentals. We also sell new equipment from our 
top brand allied vendors. Daily, weekly, monthly or longer 
rentals are available. To ensure that our equipment is ready 
to work when you are...all machines are serviced and 
maintained by factory trained technicians. Big or small, 
Louisiana Rents rents it all. For more information call 
1-866-843-7440
RETAINING WALLS
McKinney Drilling Company
15800 IH-35
P.O. Box 957
Buda, TX 78610
Phone: (512) 312-1525
Fax: (512) 312-1618
E-mail: mspurlin@mckinneydrilling.com
Web: www.mckinneydrilling.com
Contact: Mike Spurlin, Gary Watson, Neal Howard
Specialty Area:Foundation Drilling
RIGGING/INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES
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C.C. Sharrow Co., Inc.
301 County Road E2 West
New Brighton, MN 55112
Phone: (651) 489-1341
Fax: (651) 489-1534
E-mail: bdowns@ccsharrow.com
Web: www.ccsharrow.com
Contact: Robert Downs, President
Sharrow Lifting Products is conveniently located on 35W 
and County Road E2 in New Brighton, we are your quick-stop rigging shop for all your lifting and safety products. We 
have an onsite Training Center to offer your employees a 
full array of classes on safe rigging practices. Please stop 
in and our expanded showroom for all your Rigging, Safety, 
Hoist and Crane needs. Thank-you for choosing Sharrow!
ROOFING
Snyder Roofi ng of Oregon, LLC
P.O. Box 23819
Tigard, OR 97281
Phone: (503) 620-5252
Fax: (503) 684-3310
E-mail: dkoffel@snyderroofi ng.com
Web: www.snyderroofi ng.com
Contact: Dan Koffel, President
Specialty Area:Commercial
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Northern Dewatering Inc.
14405 Northdale Boulevard
Rogers, MN 55374-9610
Phone: (763) 428-2616
Fax: (763) 428-2671
E-mail: vonb@northerndewatering.com
Web: www.northerndewatering.com
Contact: Von Bergstrom
Northern Dewatering, Inc. is a full line dewatering and 
pumping company. Primarily a turnkey contract dewatering 
and sewer bypass company, we also have one of the 
largest inventories of rental pumping equipment in the 
upper Midwest. Pump sales include a large stock of factory 
distributed, new and used, construction, sewage, and 
mining pumps, generators, pump fl oats, and pumping 
accessories. All sales and services are backed up by 24-hour on-call service.
REBAR INSTALLATION
PJR & Associates
4883 Rock Crusher Road
P.O. Box 9
Campbell Hill, IL 62916-0009
Phone: (618) 426-3325
Fax: (618) 426-3713
E-mail: pjrassoc@frontier.com
Contact: Patricia Reiman
REINFORCING STEEL & ACCESSORIES
Gerdau
4615 Coster Road
Knoxville, TN 37912
Phone: (865) 687-7220
Fax: (865) 687-9563
E-mail: Paul.Roach@gerdau.com
Web: www.gerdaucp.com
RENTAL EQUIPMENT
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Haulaway Storage Containers
7808 South 207th Court
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: (206) 571-7446
E-mail: jolener@haulaway.com
Web: www.haulaway.com
Contact: Jolene Robert, Account Manager
When you choose Haulaway Storage Containers, you’re 
choosing the most secure storage in the industry with our 
patented Rhino Locking System. We offer sizes 10’ thru 40’ 
at a competitive rental and delivery rate. Let us provide you 
with the fl exibility and reliability you demand for any size 
project. Serving Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, 
Nevada, Utah and Colorado. We look forward to the 
opportunity to earn your business.
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SPECIALTY AREAS: CABINETRY; MILLWORK
Palm Beach Trim
1107 Barnett Drive
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Phone: (561) 588-8746
Fax: (561) 588-5855
E-mail: rick@palmbeachtrim.com
Web: www.palmbeachtrim.com
Contact: Richard K. Williams
Fabricating and installing high end architectural millwork 
packages since 1986 . Cabinets, doors, trim, paneling and 
ceilings from Canada to the Bahamas. FSC certifi ed for 
LEED jobs. Design build capabilities. Affordable service and 
quality are our priorities. Our company is a valuable addition 
to any project.
Specialty Area:Cabinetry; Millwork
SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS
Bermudez, Longo, Diaz-Masso, LLC
P.O. Box 191213
San Juan, PR 00919-1213
Phone: (787) 761-3030
Fax: (787) 760-0855
E-mail: fdm@bldmpr.com
Web: www.bldmpr.com
Contact: Francisco Diaz Masso
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Quanta Services
2800 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 2600
Houston, TX 77056-6175
Phone: (713) 629- 7600
Fax: (713) 629- 7676
E-mail: info@quantaservices.com
Web: www.quantaservices.com
Southern Environmental Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5517
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 257-7900
Fax: (804) 254-1017
E-mail: dchandler@southernenv.com
Web: www.southernenv.com
Contact: David Chandler, President
STEEL
Great Western Erectors
9207 Sovereign Row
Dallas, TX 75247-4513
Phone: (214) 637-2500
Fax: (214) 637-2504
E-mail: pself@gwerebar.com
Contact: Pete Self
Specialty Area:Reinforcing Steel
Steel Encounters, Inc.
525 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: (801) 478-8129
Fax: (801) 478-8297
E-mail: sales@steelencounters.com
Web: www.steelencounters.com
SIDE-DUMP TRAILERS
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Smithco Mfg. Inc.
P.O. Box 932
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: (712) 546-4409
Fax: (712) 546-6008
Toll Free: (800) 779-8099
E-mail: rlawrence@sidedump.com
Web: www.sidedump.com
Contact: Rick Lawrence, National Sales Manager
SIGNS: ELECTRIC
Ramsay Signs Inc.
9160 SE 74th Avenue
Portland, OR 97206-9345
Phone: (503) 777-4555
Fax: (503) 777-0220
Web: www.ramsaysigns.com
Contact: Wendy Gibson
SITE WORK/EXCAVATION
T & S Paving & Excavation, Inc.
P.O. Box 656
Adkins, TX 78101-0656
Phone: (210) 648-2173
Fax: (210) 648-6186
E-mail: DawnTandS@aol.com
Contact: Kerry Schneider
Specialty Area:Excavating; Grading; Paving
SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS
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1100 Satellite Boulevard
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (404) 816-8177
Fax: (404) 816-8677
E-mail: info@strategiesgroup.com
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2014 SERVICE & SUPPLY BUYERS’ GUIDE 
TEMPORARY STRUCTURES & TRAILERS
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McDonald Modular Solutions
54500 Pontiac Trail
Milford, MI 48381
Phone: (248) 356-0366
Fax: (248) 676-0477
Toll Free: (800) 221-4297
E-mail: info@mcdonaldmodular.com
Web: www.mcdonaldmodular.com
Contact: Bill Duffi eld
Since 1932, McDonald Modular Solutions, Inc., the largest 
Midwest supplier of temporary offi ce spaces serving U.S. 
and international clients, provides mobile offi ces, forkliftable 
buildings and storage containers. Mobile offi ces range from 
small to large modular complexes. Forkliftable buildings are 
self-contained for use inside or outside. Containers provide 
safe ground-level storage almost anywhere. Rent, lease or 
buy; branches are stocked and ready to deliver.
Additional Locations:
Detroit Branch
54500 Pontiac Trail
Milford, MI 48381
Tel: 248-356-0366
Fax: 248-685-3339
Chicago Branch:
1313 North Raddant Road
Batavia, Il 60510
Tel: 630-406-0911
Fax: 630-406-0929
Specialty Area:Portable Storage
SURETY BONDS
Centennial Surety Associates is the largest independently held 
bond specialist in the region. Through our extensive network 
of bond companies, we can service contractors of any size.
Centennial Surety Associates, Inc.
251 Najoles Road, Suite H
Millersville, MD 21108
Contact: Michael E. Schendel
Phone: (410) 888-9110 x205 or (301) 725-1855
Fax: (301) 725-2430
Email: mike@centennialsurety.com
www.CentennialSurety.com
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Eastern Insurance Group
233 West Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: (508) 620-3412
Fax: (508) 651-4712
Web: www.easterninsurance.com
STEEL FABRICATION & ERECTION
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Alberici Constructors
8800 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63114
Phone: (314) 733-2000
Fax: (314) 733-2001
E-mail: jklingensmith@alberici.com
Web: www.alberici.com
Contact: James Klingensmith
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United Steel, Inc.
164 School Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone: (860) 289-2323
Fax: (860) 289-6350
E-mail: support@unitedsteel.com
Web: www.unitedsteel.com
Contact: Kenneth Corneau, CEO & President; Keith Corneau, 
Vice President of Construction
BUILDING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER
An Affi rmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
We encourage SBE/MBE/WBE/DBE companies to contact 
us for bidding opportunities. United Steel, Inc., founded in 
1974, is a major subcontractor specializing in structural 
steel and miscellaneous metals fabrication and erection. 
United Steel’s operation is in a 130,000 SF facility. Our 
fabrication equipment includes CNC controlled drill lines, 
a state-of-the-art plasma/burning table, and a CNC 
fabripunch. Our erection equipment includes fi ve cranes 
ranging from 12 to 250 ton load capacities. United Steel is 
an AISC Advanced Certifi ed Steel Erector and Fabricator, 
which furnishes a complete division 5000 package for 
projects throughout New England. Please call us at 860-289-2323. Visit us at www.unitedsteel.com.
STEEL PIPES
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Barnes Pipe & Steel Supply
737 Prarie DuPont Drive
Dupo, IL 62239
Phone: (800) 264-8840
Fax: (866) 416-0869
E-mail: scott@barnespipe.com
Web: www.barnespipe.com
Contact: J. Scott Barnes
Specialty Area:Pipe & Steel)
STEEL PRODUCTS
Liphart Steel Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 6326
3308 Rosedale Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 355-7481
Fax: (804) 355-0948
E-mail: info@liphartsteel.com
Web: www.liphartsteel.com
Specialty Area:Structural
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VIBRATION MONITORING
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GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech
109 East First Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: (570) 455-5861
Fax: (570) 455-0626
Toll Free: (866) 806-9676
E-mail: info@geosonicsvibratech.com
Web: www.geosonicsvibratech.com
For more than 60 years, GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech has been 
providing blasting and vibration consulting services. We 
offer Re:mote™ Monitoring Technology, a fully automated 
monitoring system with web-based data access. Our 
Re:mote monitoring capabilities bring the fi eld to you 
whether you need vibration, noise, dust, geotechnical 
or environmental monitoring. Our team of experienced 
professionals also offers pre-construction inspections, 
damage claim investigations, expert testimony, criteria 
development, geophysical surveys, vibration control plans 
and seismograph manufacturing & service. Visit www.
geosonicsvibratech.com.
WIRE ROPES & SLINGS
Northwest Wire Rope & Sling Co.
1952 Milwaukee Way
Tacoma, WA 98421
Phone: (800) 776-4544
Fax: (253) 572-8986
E-mail: ranigretto @alpindustries.com
Web: www.alpindustries.com
Contact: Rockney Nigretto, General Manager
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Careworks of Ohio Ltd.
5555 Glendon Court
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: (614) 760-3536
Fax: (614) 760-3595
Web: www.careworks.com
TRAFFIC SIGNALS/ELECTRICAL
Durable Specialties Inc.
P.O. Box 535969
Grand Prairie, TX 75053
Phone: (972) 296-6324
Fax: (972) 780-7411
E-mail: patrick@durablespecialties.com / jennifer@
durablespecialties.com
Contact: Jeffrey Bryan-President; Patrick Bryan-Estimating; 
Carol Ann Richter-Accountant; Jennifer Warnack-Finance/
Insurance; Field Ops-Kevin Holter
Specialty Area:Electrical Contractor specializing in the 
installation of traffi c signals, signage and lighting
UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION
Underground Construction Company Inc.
5145 Industrial Way
Benicia, CA 94510
Phone: (707) 746-8800
Fax: (707) 746-1314
Web: www.undergrnd.com
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES CONTRACTORS
BT Construction, Inc.
9885 Emporia Street
Henderson, CO 80640
Phone: (303) 469-0199
Fax: (303) 466-8309
E-mail: catherine.kornbrust@btconstruction.com
Web: www.btconstruction.com
Contact: Catherine Kornbrust, Director of Business 
Development
With over 32 years of experience, BTC’s numerous 
specialty crews and large inventory of current state of the 
art equipment keeps them a leader in the ever-changing 
construction industry. BTC is a complete, one-source civil/
utility contractor, specializing in water, sanitary, storm 
water utility construction and relocation, mechanical 
facilities construction, gas lines, chilled water, steam 
piping, electrical and communication duct banks, as well 
as design-build and design-assist services and vacuum 
excavation for utility location services. Along with our 
traditional pipeline installation, we offer a wide array of 
trenchless options through our BTrenchless Division. See 
profi le under “Boring & Tunneling”.
TESTING
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Ground Engineering Consultants, Inc.
41 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: (303) 289-1989
Fax: (303) 289-1686
Web: www.groundeng.com
Contact: Andrew J. Suedkamp, P.E.
Offi ces throughout Colorado and Wyoming - 28 years 
of experience. GROUND Engineering Consultants is a 
full service geotechnical engineering, environmental 
engineering, construction materials testing and special 
inspection fi rm with over 140 engineers, geologists and 
technicians. GROUND is experienced in geotechnical 
investigation, construction material testing, weld inspection 
and NDE services, building inspection, geologic hazard 
evaluation, landslide investigation, rock slope stability 
analysis, retaining wall design, pavement management 
programs, geotechnical instrumentation, pavement design/
evaluation, environmental engineering and full service 
AASHTO accredited laboratories.
Specialty Area:Engineering
TILT-UP SYSTEMS
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TAS Commercial Concrete Construction, LLC
19319 Oil Center Boulevard
Houston, TX 77073
Phone: (281) 230-7500
Fax: (281) 230-7664
E-mail: esanders@tasconcrete.com
Web: www.tasconcrete.com
Contact: Eddie Sanders, Vice President
Thomas Concrete of Georgia, Inc.
2500 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30339-3922
Phone: (770) 431-3300
Fax: (770) 431-3308
E-mail: sales@thomasconcrete.com
Web: www.thomasconcrete.com
Contact: Greg Clark, Sales Manager
Specialty Area:Ready Mix
TRAFFIC
Traffi c Safety Services, Inc.
1900 Northern Plains Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: (701) 258-4770
Fax: (701) 258-8002
E-mail: cfaulhaber@tssnd.com
Web: www.tssnd.com
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THERE’S EVEN MORE
The benefits listed above are some 
of the direct benefits that BIM provides. 
In addition to these benefits, there’s also 
what’s often referred to as the “human 
side” to BIM. BIM drives a new process 
into an organization that encourages the 
project team (owners, architects, engi-neers, general contractor, subcontractors, 
suppliers, etc.) to work together for opti-mal performance on a project. This instills 
pride in workmanship across all parties 
and maintains accountability for missteps.
Then there are the obvious marketing 
benefits. Simply put, owners that under-stand the benefits of BIM are more likely to 
choose contractors that use BIM tools and a 
collaborative construction process because 
then everyone is on the same page regard-ing quality of the built asset (the project).
ADOPTION AND GLOBAL REACH
As previously mentioned, BIM is 
exploding in usage around the world. In 
some countries, it is becoming a require-ment to have BIM collaboration documen-tation on certain large-scale projects. The 
reasons are simple – collaboration tools 
ensure accountability among all parties, 
emphasizes uniform quality for the final 
product and leaves no one in the dark 
about change orders and shifts in scope. 
Here are a few basic facts about BIM adop-tion and implementation as presented in 
a report by McGraw-Hill Construction.
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•  Industry adoption has surged from 28 
percent in 2007 to 71 percent last year 
(2012).
•  Contractors’ BIM adoption rate of 74 per-cent surpasses the formerly dominant 
architects who are now at 70 percent.
There are lots of statistics available 
about the projected growth and adoption 
of BIM over the next few years. A quick 
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numbers for the future. The following 
statistics indicate that BIM collaboration 
tools will be necessary for contractors to 
compete over the next 10 years.
The demand/market for BIM software 
is evolving rapidly and BIM software and 
services look to reach 6.5 billion in sales by 
2020. There’s clearly a massive emerging 
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BIM processes associated with collaboration 
software that are being implemented at an 
unprecedented rate within contractor orga-nizations. Perhaps most interesting is that 
the public sector, private sector and even 
the facilities management sectors are show-ing increasing interest in deploying BIM at 
their firms. Architectural and structural firms 
are also looking into the benefits of BIM. 
The breakdown shown on the chart above 
represents the growth by market segment.
THE MARKET DEMANDS IT
According to Pike Research, “Building 
efficiency is at the forefront of conversa-tions everywhere regarding energy and 
water use, waste, and cost of operations. 
As energy conservation and carbon emis-sions become increasingly important on a 
global basis, the adoption of BIM tools and 
practices will become a higher priority, 
since it can significantly affect the efficient 
use of valuable and scarce resources.”
3
It’s 
also becoming clear to contractors that 
being an early adopter of BIM tools can 
give them a distinct competitive advantage 
over their competitors. In fact, BIM has 
been identified by many as the solution to 
the inefficiencies that have existed within 
their companies and the industry at large 
for ages, providing further proof that BIM 
adoption will become a necessity for com-peting effectively in the market. Like any 
new technology or enterprise-wide soft-ware solution, there is still some resistance 
to the adoption of BIM due to concerns 
about changing the way their teams work. 
However, as it’s been proven time and 
again, the most competitive industry lead-ers reap the benefits of early adoption. The 
companies that choose to “wait and see” 
may begin a frustrating cycle of catching 
up while the early adopters begin seeing 
a return on their investment.
THE FUTURE
Numerous publications have declared 
that BIM-engaged contractors are posi-tioned to become industry leaders. The 
trend toward BIM and online collaboration 
tools is expected to continue, particularly 
with the rise of integrated project delivery 
models and the inclusion of all the respec-tive skill sets involved in a project. It’s 
becoming clear that contractors who are 
highly engaged with BIM will emerge as 
the prominent leaders on most of the major 
projects in the construction industry. Are 
you on board?  ◆
Rob Humphreys is the vice president 
of product management for Viewpoint 
Construction Software. Over his more 
than 28 years focused on the construc-tion software market, he has developed a 
keen sense for what customers need from 
their software, and how to stay current in 
a climate of rapid change.
1 Pike Research, Tom Machinchick, Eric Bloom Building 
Information Modeling Q2, 2012
2 McGraw-Hill Construction The Business Value of 
BIM in North America: Multi-year Analysis and User 
Ratings (2007 – 2012)
3 Pike Research, Tom Machinchick, Eric Bloom Building 
Information Modeling Q2, 2012
BIM and thePower of Collaboration continued from page 37
104  constructor | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
“The Public Relations Committee is 
responsible for promoting the face of the 
CAWV and giving a body to its objectives 
and goals,” says past Chair Carrie Haynes, 
ACCAD Corporation in Ivydale, who began 
the process of creating a “Hard at Work“ 
license plate at the 2012 Annual Meeting. 
She unveiled the design and encouraged 
members to use the plate on their work 
and personal vehicles. 
“While making one of many commutes 
along I-79, I found myself reading vari-ous bumper stickers and license plates 
to pass the time,” she says. “It occurred 
to me that I might not always recall the 
model or make of a vehicle but I usually 
noticed the license plate and what state it 
belongs to. And as I began to think about 
it and notice all of the specialty plates 
popping up, like alumni plates, wild-life plates, Friends of Coal plates, even 
NASCAR plates, it occurred to me these 
plates could be a powerful advertising 
statement on the back of our members’ 
vehicles while also supporting the State 
Road Fund.” 
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined West 
Virginia Department of Transportation 
Secretary Paul Mattox Jr., P.E. and West 
Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles 
Commissioner Steven Dale on Aug. 14 to 
unveil the new Contractors Association of 
West Virginia’s ‘Hard at Work’ license plate. 
“From this day forward, a vehicle car-rying this license plate will remind all 
those who see it that our contractors are 
“Hard at Work” building West Virginia,” 
Gov. Tomblin said. “I’m proud of the work 
our contractors do and I appreciate all you 
do,” the governor told CAWV members in 
attendance at the ceremony. “From the 
construction of our bridges and highways, 
hospitals, office buildings and airports, as 
well as the construction of projects that 
lead to more economic development like 
water and sewer projects, I truly appreci-ate your hard work.”
The CAWV specialty plate prominently 
features the ‘Hard at Work logo’, which 
started in 2000 as a means to elevate 
construction within the community. The 
logo is frequently seen on jobsites, at 
career fairs, on company letterhead and 
business cards. Association members use 
the logo to show pride in their career, 
pride in the industry and to elevate the 
visibility of construction within the 
community. 
The plate is sponsored by the CAWV 
Scholarship Foundation, which travels 
each year to schools throughout the state 
to promote the construction industry to 
students. 
“The CAWV Scholarship Foundation 
exists to promote careers in construc-tion through the award of scholarships 
to students pursuing an engineering 
and/or construction-related degree pro-gram,” says Foundation Chairman Gene 
Thompson. “The Foundation provides 
educational opportunities to students 
aimed at exposing them to the variety 
of careers and disciplines within con-struction. The CAWV license plate com-plements the efforts of the Scholarship 
Foundation by elevating the reputation of 
construction as a career and increasing 
the visibility of construction professionals 
in the community.”
“I want to recognize the CAWV 
Scholarship Foundation and its efforts 
to connect student interests with future 
career opportunities,” Gov. Tomblin said. 
“When a successful individual shows our 
kids how strong math skills can lead to 
a career in engineering and other con-struction-related degrees, the light bulb 
goes off. The students become engaged 
in their school work, seeking to achieve 
the ultimate goal: a good-paying job. That 
benefits many. And that’s what I see when 
I look at these plates. I see a strong indus-try that provides West Virginians with 
good-paying jobs,” he said.
“The CAWV’s members are our great-est advertising tool and our missions are 
best served by strength in numbers,” says 
current CAWV Public Relations Committee 
Chair Pat Strickland of Maynard C. Smith 
Construction Co., Inc. “I have heartily 
agreed with Carrie who advocates mem-bers displaying the logos, stickers and 
jobsite banners the association makes 
available, as each one advertises our com-mitment to nonmembers. 
And when members faithfully utilize 
the resources of other members through 
subcontracts with contractor members 
and purchases with associate members, 
we show nonmembers the importance 
of “belonging” to the CAWV. The more 
members we bring in, the stronger our 
association becomes, our united voice 
grows louder, and our interests are bet-ter protected.”
Members have embraced the Hard at 
Work license plate, with several outfit-ting their entire fleet. Plates are avail-able to both members and nonmembers, 
and can be used on personal and fleet 
vehicles, leased or owned. Applications 
are available on the CAWV’s website at 
www.cawv.org.
The only requirements are that the 
vehicle be under 10,000 pounds and titled 
in West Virginia. The initial cost of the 
plate, payable to the CAWV Scholarship 
Foundation, is $70. This includes a 
one-time $40 fee for the license plate 
and the normal $30 yearly registration 
fee. Annual renewals are $45. The entire 
license plate fee goes directly to the State 
Road Fund. 
“We are thrilled that the CAWV Hard 
at Work license plate is a reality in West 
Virginia,” says President Weser. “Watch 
for them on the road, and for those 
who already have one, thank you for 
participating in this program. It took each 
and every member to bring the plate to 
fruition.”  ◆
“ Hard at Work” continued from page 61
“When a successful individual shows our kids how strong math skills can lead 
to a career in engineering and other construction-related degrees, the light bulb 
goes off. The students become engaged in their school work, seeking to achieve 
the ultimate goal: a good-paying job. That benefits many.” 
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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
4Rivers Equipment , LLC
www.4RiversEquipment.com .........................85
ACSTAR Insurance Company
www.acstarins.com ...............................35, 102
AGC of America
www.agc.org/awards ...............................29, 45
American Institute of Steel Construction
www.aisc.org/madeinAmerica ...............13, 102
Ayers USA Cranes, LLC
www.ayersusa.com........................................81
Bentley Systems Inc.
www.Bentley.com/Constructor .........................7
Bituminous Insurance Companies
www.bituminousinsurance.com .....................52
The Blue Book of Building & Construction
www.thebluebook.com ..........Inside Front Cover
Blue Lynk
www.bluelynk.com.........................................60
Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
www.bdlfi rm.com...........................................70
California Drilling & Blasting Co., Inc.
www.cadrillnblast.com ...................................81
Centennial Surety Associates
www.centennialsurety.com ............................97
CLICKSAFETY
ClickSafety/AGC.com ..............................10, 102
CLM Equipment Co., Inc
www.clmequipment.com ...............................84
Computer Guidance Corp
www.computerguidance.com ..................4, 102
Corecon Technologies
www.corecon.com .........................................80
Crumpler Plastic Pipe, Inc.
www.cpp-pipe.com ........................................94
DGB Glass, Inc.
www.dgbglass.com........................................88
Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
www.ergonasphalt.com ...............................100
Fastener SuperStore
WWW.FASTENERSUPERSTORE.COM ..............60
FC Background
www.fcbackground.com ................................71
Foundation Software
www.foundationsoft.com ...............................31
General Motors Corp
www.agc.org/gm ...................Inside Back Cover
GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech
www.geosonicsvibratech.com .......................78
Gorman-Rupp Company
www.grpumps.com ........................................94
Gregory S. Martin & Associates, PA
www.gsmartinlaw.com ..................................28
HCSS
www.HCSS.com .............................................68
Herzog Contracting
www.herzog.com ...........................................86
InSite Software
www.insitesoftware.com ................................97
Ironworker Management Progressive 
Action Cooperative Trust
www.ironworkers.org .....................................74
Jim Hawk Truck Trailers
www.jhtt.com .................................................15
Kelken Construction Systems
www.kelken.com ...........................................72
Liberty Mutual Surety
www.libertymutualsurety.com ..........................9
National Fire Sprinkler Association
www.nfsa.org/ ...............................................20
NCCER
nccer.org/crane ..............................................30
NLMCC/NECA-IBEW
www.nlmcc.org ................... Outside Back Cover
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
www.ogletreedeakins.com ...........................100
Oswald Wholesale Lumber, Inc.
www.oswaldlumber.com ................................92
Peckar & Abramson
www.pecklaw.com .........................................75
ROMCO Equipment Company
www.romco.com ............................................84
Rudd Equipment Company
www.ruddequipment.com ..............................64
Sedgwick, LLP
www.sedgwicklaw.com ...............................100
South Coast Surety
www.southcoastsurety.com ...................90, 101
Transpo Industries, Inc.
www.transpo.com ..........................................92
Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
www.traublieberman.com ..............................52
TREVIICOS
www.treviicos.com .........................................88
Trojan Labor
www.trojanlabor.com .....................................96
Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, L.L.P
www.wthf.com ...............................................99
West Coast Group Benefi ts
www.westcoastbenefi ts.com .......................101
106  constructor | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
FINAL INSPECTION
IN CELEBRATION OF …
PRESIDENTS’ DAY
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. 
Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is 
still offi cially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally 
celebrated on February 
22 – Washington’s actual 
day of birth – the holiday 
became popularly known 
as Presidents’ Day after it 
was moved as part of 1971’s 
Uniform Monday Holiday Act, 
an attempt to create more 
three-day weekends for 
the nation’s workers. While 
several states still have indi-vidual holidays honoring the 
birthdays of Washington, 
Abraham Lincoln and other 
figures, Presidents’ Day is 
now popularly viewed as a 
day to celebrate all U.S. pres-idents past and present.
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QUOTES
It has been my 
experience that folks 
who have no vices have 
very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
I can think of nothing 
more boring for the 
American people than 
to have to sit in their 
living rooms for a whole 
half hour looking at my 
face on their television 
screens.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890—1969)
We cannot always build 
the future for our youth, 
but we can build our 
youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1882-1945
SOURCE: 
www.quotationspage.com
F ASCINATING FACTS
President’s Day never falls on the actual birthday of any American president. Four chief 
executives – George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald 
Reagan were born in February, but their birthdays all come either too early or late to coin-cide with Presidents’ Day, which is always celebrated on the third Monday of the month.
SOURCE: www.history.com
Andrew Jackson taught his parrot to curse.
James Buchananwas the only president to never marry.
Ulysses S. Grantreceived a speeding ticket for riding his horse too fast down a 
Washington street.
Woodrow Wilsonis the only president to hold a doctorate degree.
Harry Trumanowned a haberdashery, prior to being president, that went bankrupt 
in1921.
SOURCE: www.huffi ngtonpost.com
BY THE 
NUMBERS
3 ➡Number of universities named after George Washington
4 ➡Number of presidents born in the month of February
80 ➡Pairs of pants owned by Chester A. Arthur
6,000 ➡Amount Richard Nixon won in poker while 
in the Navy, which he used to fund his first congressional 
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