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Among all the hype about technological developments in construction, an important point about how the industry actually works cannot be overstated: it all begins and ends with people. Somebody needs something, somebody will build it and somebody will use it. The associated interpersonal interactions will create as much of an impact as any physical structure made of brick and mortar. The team at Shannon Construction in Pittsburgh prides itself on fostering meaningful relationships with everyone involved in its endeavors. Clients, partners and workers of all levels are engaged with on a basis of professional and personal respect, care and trust. More >>>
The construction industry depends upon those who create the magic, taking the blank canvas to impeccable art appreciated for years into the future. And that’s exactly how the carpenters of Shannon Construction view their integral role in building for the future. “It’s an exciting career where I can express my creative and artistic side. This job is more than just swinging a hammer,” according to John Burton, 40 years in the trade. Both Roy Newcamp and Mike Cataldo (six and four years respectively in the industry) indicated similar thoughts, and both mentioned that what they do day in and day out requires an eye to detail and an eye for the art of the process. “Seeing a project go from nothing to a finished job, it’s like art.” — Roy Newcamp. Read More>>>
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Posted by Martin Sweeney, SVP of M & J Wilkow on LinkedIn: 'Just so pleased to win our second Redevelopment of the Year Award from NAIOP. The conversion of a former free-standing department store at The Waterfront in Pittsburgh into a state of the art 100% pre-leased corporate home for Siemens and CCA was a dream project executed flawlessly because of the skill and tenacity of our team.

Strada, Shannon, BIG Shopping Centers, and M&J Wilkow all thank NAIOP Pittsburgh for recognizing the transformative and trend setting nature of this redevelopment!' Check out the video.
Anderson, principal cybersecurity consultant at Minneapolis-based CliftonLarsonAllen, told the CFMA audience just how susceptible construction firms can be to this type of crime.

He said that about 80% of data breaches involve password compromises. An increase in remote working during COVID-19 helped increase opportunities for breaches. Moreover, remote access isn’t being revoked. It’s become the post-pandemic norm, he said. Read More>>>
The Indiana Department of Transportation is partnering with Purdue University and German infrastructure technology company Magment on a pilot project to develop the nation's first paved highway segment that contains contactless, wireless technologies to charge electric vehicles as they drive over it.
Purdue engineers are designing and testing the dynamic roadway, which incorporates Magment's magnetizable concrete component, to determine if...Read More>>>
Help wanted signs are popping up everywhere, many offering $1,000 or more in signing bonuses. Restaurants and stores are limiting hours and posting signs about long wait times. Earlier this spring, the U.S. Labor Department reported 9.3 million job openings, an all-time record.

The worker shortage is affecting the service industry more than most other sectors right now, but construction companies...Read More>>>
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