Spending – October 2012 Report: Construction Spending Declines Second Month in a Row; Down 0.06 Percent in August. Click here.
Jerry Blow Architectural Photography has totally re-designed their website, “jerryblowphotos.com”. This unique business is now more visually appointed and more easily accessible. The main aspects of the business are accented; that is, negotiable FIXED-PRICING, always providing UNLIMITED USAGE RIGHTS, and the willingness to DIVIDE THE PHOTO FEE among firms involved with a project. The wide experience and extent of their work is highlighted. It is all visible at “jerryblowphotos.com”. Jerry can be contacted by phone at 919.834.3836 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jerry D. Blow, AIAP; Jerry Blow Architectural Photography
536 North Bloodworth Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27604 (W)919.834.3836; (C)919.274.3776; www.jerryblowphotos.com
Brasfield & Gorrie’s work on the Rex Healthcare of Holly Springs project in Holly Springs, North Carolina, has earned the company an Eagle award in the Healthcare – Less than $10 Million category of ABC’s National Excellence in Construction Awards. Brasfield & Gorrie representatives received the award Feb. 20 during the 23rd annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
“ABC is proud to recognize Brasfield & Gorrie for its outstanding work on the Rex Healthcare of Holly Springs project,” said Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO. “This project embodies a commitment to innovation, safety and superior craftsmanship through creativity and skill.”
The Excellence in Construction Awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.
Despite a one-month schedule delay caused by a direct tornado hit, Brasfield & Gorrie completed this two-story, 34,238 sq ft health care facility on time thanks to careful planning.
“Brasfield & Gorrie is excited to have partnered with Duke Realty on this successful, national award-winning project. This medical office building will serve the healthcare needs of the Holly Springs community for many years to come, and we are excited to have been part of the project,” said Scott Duckworth, Regional Vice President at Brasfield & Gorrie.
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, the American Institute of Architects, and the National Association of Women in Construction, as well as representatives from higher education, among others.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Brasfield& Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield& Gorrie has approximately 2,900 employees, and its 2012 revenues were $2 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield& Gorrie 32nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2012.
Brandon Ives, Managing Partner and Marketing Strategist at Brasco Design + Marketing, was awarded a 2013 40 Under 40 Leadership Award by the Triangle Business Journal. Each year, the publication recognizes a group of individuals under the age of 40 for contributions to their organizations and the community.
Brandon has been a long-standing, active Member of the SMPS Triangle Chapter, serving as Director of Communications for two years and the Outreach Committee for one. Brandon also played a significant role in the development and coordination of the new SMPS Triangle website, developed by Brasco Design + Marketing.
Congrats Brandon on this great accomplishment!
March 28, 2013 – Clark Nexsen, PC, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is pleased to announce that the architecture firm Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee (PBC+L) of Raleigh and Asheville, NC, has officially joined Clark Nexsen.
As a result of this merger, Clark Nexsen will be comprised of a 550-plus, multi-discipline staff including architects, engineers (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection), interior designers, landscape architects, planners, and other support personnel. The combined staff represents decades of expertise in educational, Department of Defense, government, corporate, cultural, industrial, recreational, commercial, healthcare, K-12, and environmentally sustainable design and engineering.
The economy and construction have been on quite a ride for the past few years. While we are still looking at some potential ups, downs and tight turns ahead, the track over the last several quarters has been relatively flat. Will we continue at a crawl or will the next turn take us into a much faster-paced recovery?
Leading industry economists from Reed Construction Data, the AIA and the AGC join forces for the upcoming webcast:
Riding the Roller Coaster: Ups and Downs for Construction Spending, Materials and Labor
Join us on May 9, when chief economists, Bernard Markstein, Ken Simonson and Kermit Baker share their insight into 2013 construction activity:
■ What issues are directly affecting the construction outlook?
■ Which markets are showing the most growth?
■ Will housing numbers continue to climb?
■ What’s ahead for the home improvement industry?
■ Which building material prices will spike? Which will fall?
■ Which areas of commercial construction will perform best?
■ What are architects seeing for commercial construction?
■ Have unemployment numbers really fallen?
■ Will labor shortages derail the industry’s rebound?
■ Which areas are experiencing the most change?
■ What are the top risks to the 2013 economy?
The live webcast airs on May 9, 2013, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., EDT, with the speakers accepting questions from the online audience in the last half hour. An archived version will be available after the broadcast.
Brought to you by InfoTech International, this complimentary webcast is open to everyone. Sign up today to view the live broadcast, watch the archive or download presentation slides.
May 13, 2013 – RN Rouse has had a successful affiliation with Danis following an acquisition in 2009. The name change from RN Rouse to Danis will provide clients, suppliers and subcontractors a more consistent brand positioning the services and capabilities the company offers. SMPS Triangle member Valerie Zefiretto, Marketing Specialist with Danis said, “We are very excited in the Raleigh office and company-wide to move forward as Danis.”
For more information, please see: http://blogs.newsobserver.com/business/rn-rouse-is-now-danis
John Lowe of Be Compelling Now will share tips and ideas he has gathered working with clients to develop and implement trade show strategies which result in more qualified leads, and more opportunities. Based on John’s multi-point strategy involving strategic per-show contacts, in-show presentations, off-floor social events and post-show follow up, you can create a more effective and successful experience at your next tradeshow event!
Exhibit Resources Presents: A Remarkable Event
Eat, Drink & Be Compelling
Tuesday May 21, 2013
7:30 – 9:00 am
7521 Exhibit Court
Raleigh, NC 27617
All attendees will receive John’s new book, “Remarkable Presentations, How to Develop and Deliver What Your Competitors Don’t”
To find out more and register click here
SMPS has launched one of the most important initiatives in its 40-year history: A comprehensive survey to examine and define the professions of marketing and business development in the design and building industry—and we need your help.
Please participate in the Role Delineation Survey and invite your colleagues, principals, and project managers to do the same. SMPS needs to capture the scope of marketing and business development responsibilities firm-wide. Membership in the Society is NOT required to take the survey.
Available through May 30, the survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. If you cannot finish it in one session, you can come back to it later and pick up where you left off. However, please submit your completed survey by May 30. Note: At the end of the survey, you will find a box for additional comments where we encourage you to include any knowledge areas or tasks not covered in the survey.
Survey takers will be asked to create an account before beginning, and those completing the survey, will be entered into a drawing to win one of six great prizes from SMPS.
For more information about the survey, visit http://www.smps.org/Recent-Updates/Participate-in-SMPS-s-Role-Delineation-Survey-Through-May-30/.