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    Rose Conti, Director of Interiors & Special Projects for Lee Kennedy Company, AGC MA BWiC Executive Committee Member
    Friday, February 10, 2017
    Rose Conti, Director of Interiors & Special Projects for Lee Kennedy Company & BWiC Executive Committee Member recently contributed an article to High Profile on the Building Construction Trends for 2017. Rose shares her insights on the creative ways to recruit and retain top quality employees, the best use of technology to maintain a competetive edge and how to manage lead-times for successful project outcomes. Read more
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    Lisa Frisbie
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016
    Commissioner Carol Gladstone and the entire DCAMM team spoke to a full-house on October 21, 2016 for Conversations With...a monthly program held at the AGC MA Wellesley office. Attendees were provided with information on projects, operations, prequalification, procurement, bidding and more. Read more
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    Catie McMenamin, C.E. Floyd
    Friday, May 27, 2016
    Some businesses operate with a lean staff and know they will hire an Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) for their construction projects. Others have an entire department to manage construction work. However, lots of you fall in between. So, are you better off hiring an outside representative to manage your construction project? Read more
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    Tuesday, March 22, 2016
    Water can have a devastating effect on buildings; the smallest misstep when installing waterproofing can cost millions of dollars. Even worse, water can deteriorate buildings components and cause mold, resulting in significant health concerns. Read more
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    C. E. Floyd
    Friday, March 18, 2016
    Lean construction is an “it” term in construction right now. And for good reason: it works. Lean construction is not a new concept. It stems from The Last Planner System (LPS), which was developed in the 1980s to improve the predictability and reliability of construction production. Since the 1960s construction productivity has steadily declined. Forty to fifty percent of construction projects are behind schedule and over budget, according to FMI's Sixth Annual Survey of Construction Owners. The biggest costs impacting construction today are the inefficiencies built into the way projects are run and managed. Read more
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    C. E. Floyd
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    Design-Build (D-B) is a project delivery system that includes planning, design and construction under one contract. D-B is the idea of partnering the right team, from the start, to help get to a completed project successfully and provide the highest satisfaction to the Client/Owner. Basically it’s like putting together any sports team. You pick teammates you know you can collaborate with, trust, lean on for support and ultimately win the game with. Design-Build has many advantages to ensuring a successful completed project when working together as a team. Read more
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