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April 2024 | Current | Green Building and Energy EfficiencyA Deep Dive Into the Decarbonization ReportU.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

April 2024 | Current | Green Building and Energy Efficiency

A Deep Dive Into the Decarbonization Report

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

After profiling the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) sustainability efforts in previous articles, Construction in Focus caught up with the organization once again, this time to learn about an exciting new report. State of Decarbonization: Progress in U.S. Commercial Buildings 2023 discusses the sector’s progress, the current status of data availability, and mechanisms available to reduce the carbon emissions of commercial buildings in the United States—the first report to compile all of this information into a single source.

February 2024 | Specialty ContractingA Premier Specialty ContractorJ. Pettiecord

February 2024 | Specialty Contracting

A Premier Specialty Contractor

J. Pettiecord

Known as one of the Midwest’s premier specialty contractors, J. Pettiecord, Inc. handles large-scale land clearing, environmental remediation, demolition, wood waste grinding, railroad services, underground storage tank removal, snow removal, dump trucking, and heavy haul trucking. With 70 full-time employees at the ready, the Bondurant, Iowa-based business is well prepared for whatever short-term, long-term, or emergency project comes its way.

Concrete | December 2023 | In FocusThe Precast AdvantageAtlantic TNG

Concrete | December 2023 | In Focus

The Precast Advantage

Atlantic TNG

Atlantic TNG LLC, originally Atlantic Concrete, has been casting quality precast concrete products since 1969. In 2019, we sat down with Megan Kitchner, a third-generation precaster who launched her own division of the family business in 2011. We checked back in with Kitchner this month to learn the latest from her Sarasota, Florida headquarters.

Concrete | December 2023 | In FocusEducation and Support for a Better IndustryAmerican Concrete Institute

Concrete | December 2023 | In Focus

Education and Support for a Better Industry

American Concrete Institute

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is always advancing the industry by guiding and assisting individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and related materials. With more than 100 chapters, 146 student chapters, and over 30,000 members spanning 120 countries, the Michigan-based non-profit develops and distributes consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, training programs, and certification programs.

Concrete | December 2023 | In Focus70 Years of SuccessCROM

Concrete | December 2023 | In Focus

70 Years of Success


CROM is a Gainesville, Florida-based specialty contractor with five locations across three states, and has been building and restoring essential infrastructure for 70 years. “The company has remained a market leader in prestressed concrete since 1953,” says Director of Restorations and Field Operations, Bruce Russell.

Construction Services | November 2023Designing With NatureAndropogon

Construction Services | November 2023

Designing With Nature


Andropogon, a Philadelphia- and Raleigh-based landscape architecture and ecological design firm, gets its memorable name from the Latin word for a type of grass. “The significance of that is that it’s a pioneer species,” says Principal and Director of Practice Development Darren Damone. “It’s one of the first grasses to recolonize and restore environmentally degraded sites.”

Construction Technology | In FocusSuperior Products, Superior PartnershipsTerraWise Solutions

Construction Technology | In Focus

Superior Products, Superior Partnerships

TerraWise Solutions

TerraWise Solutions supplies superior products that hold up against the very toughest job site conditions. With over 20 years’ experience under its belt, the McDonough, Georgia-based business has emerged as a leader in premier positioning technology, known for providing the latest, most leading-edge equipment from Leica Geosystems, one of the world’s largest positioning technology manufacturers.

In Focus | OHBA | September 2023A Company That Stands OutYORK1

In Focus | OHBA | September 2023

A Company That Stands Out


YORK1 is a forward-thinking and innovative environmental company with a fully integrated infrastructure division. This impressive team delivers environmental services focused on non-hazardous solid waste management, asset recovery, soil remediation, beneficial reuse, and liquid waste solutions—all while ensuring strict compliance with safety and environmental regulations. At the same time, its infrastructure offerings include civil and site services, demolition and abatement, excavation, shoring and foundations, and telecom and utilities.

August 2023Help WantedShoring Up the Construction Workforce

August 2023

Help Wanted

Shoring Up the Construction Workforce

It’s no secret that construction companies are struggling to find workers to fill vital job openings. The workforce shortage has officially surpassed half a million in 2023. In order to meet labour demands this year, the construction industry must attract 546,000 new employees on top of the normal hiring pace, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) determined using a proprietary model to estimate the numbers.

Construction Services | June 2023The Crane ExpertsCRS Crane Solutions

Construction Services | June 2023

The Crane Experts

CRS Crane Solutions

CRS Crane Solutions knows cranes. In business since 1991, the Alberta-based company has grown into one of the largest crane suppliers in North America, building a reputation for exceptional lifting solutions and a relentless commitment to customer service. The team produces more than 150 cranes a year, with up to 175-ton capacity and 130-foot span, in one of the biggest crane manufacturing plants on the continent, which boasts a whopping 30,000 square feet of quality-controlled production space.


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