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Our award-winning quarterly e-newsletter has been recognized for providing valuable content by the Construction Marketing Association. The average open rate for our industry is 15% and thanks to your support enjoying our engaging content, we exceed that at 26%.  As our readership continues to grow, we just want to say thanks and welcome your comments and feedback.
Our People Perform

Our featured case study this quarter is a high-rise residential project, The Dalton at Braddock Gateway. This 14-story apartment building (not including two garage levels) is the tallest building in the complex with impressive, unobstructed views of Washington, DC and the Potomac River.
The construction and installation of the Dalton's mechanical system was atypical, with the installation of a winterization heat exchanger not commonly used in the D-M-V region.  For Shapiro & Duncan's project team, the biggest challenge was design and construction of the mechanical shafts and mechanical closets interconnecting each apartment to the mechanical system. Running from the first floor all the way up to the top floor, these tight mechanical shafts and 260 tiny mechanical closets had to contain the HVAC equipment for each unit as well as the piping for the water heater. Find out how our team was able to successfully deliver a mechanical solution consisting of a cooling tower, two boilers, four base-mounted pumps and a heat exchanger on the Dalton project ahead of schedule.   
Our People Do the Right Thing

On the eve of the US government's decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status for citizens of certain countries, S&D's Journeyman Plumber Oscar Cortez and Welder Jaime Contreras sat down with the Washington Post to share their journeys and the anticipated repercussions if enacted. Shapiro and Duncan has employed Salvadoran workers in a variety of positions, from management level to the field level. The construction industry continues to face a skilled labor scarcity and retaining and training skilled workers is a must. Read the full story here. 
Our People Take Pride in their Work  
Shapiro & Duncan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to diversity in our organization. Our clients benefit from our education/training, experience professionals and skilled craftsmen/women.

See how we grow with our  leadership team, new hires and recent promotions. Read stories on how our employees achieved employee of the month  

Learn how we prepare our employees for career development, provide benefits & perks, and create a work-life balance. Check out  all new positions for hire here.
Our People Drive Innovation


S&D received the following awards:
No Paper? No big deal. Check our how we embrace the digital frontier. The Fabricator
Our People Serve the Community  

How have we stayed active in the community in the past few months?

  • Thank you to Clark Construction for our continued collaboration with Team River USA and their Annual River Runner DC Biathlon
  • We welcomed over 3,000 visitors at the Washington Building Museum's BIG BUILD event who were eager to learn about the various trades, and hopefully learn to share our passion for the industry. Watch video here.
  • Shapiro & Duncan's Human Resource Department celebrated National Apprenticeship Week and Career Development Month by attending Thomas Edison Academy's Annual Apprenticeship and Skilled Workforce Career Fair. Read more.
  • Our Engineering team mentored the University of Maryland team who took home 2nd place in the National 2017 Solar Decathlon Competition in Denver, Colorado. Check out final scores. Photos can be viewed in the University of Maryland House Gallery.
  • Employees donated 454 lbs. of Food to Manna Food Center and raised $7,209.42 for Childrens' National Medical Center. 
S&D in the News

CONTRACTOR Magazine featured S&D highlighting the importance of the BIG BUILD in relevance to its impact on children by educating them about careers in construction. Read more.

S&D Joins Twitter! Follow us @SNDMechanical

5 Tips on How to Attract Students to the Exciting World of Construction -S&D Featured on NCCER's Blog

ABC VA Members Join S&D in applying for an Education Scholarship Opportunity of $2,500. Applications Due Friday, March 23rd.

S&D was proud to be the #1 company for employee engagement within this Association in 2017.

S&D's Marketing Team receives a STAR award from the  Construction Marketing Association for their internal communications.
Stacey Holsinger, Marketing Manager | (301) 315-6260 | sholsinger@s hapiroandduncan.com