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MAREK filmed the build in the warehouse and they have put together a short video that shows how the PODs were built, finished on one side, inspected, wrapped and delivered to the jobsite. We thought that you might like to see the MAREK team in action.
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August 04, 2017
Our friends at FMI, specifically Dustin Bass, Director, and Sabine Hoover, Content Director, recently published a great piece in their quarterly report titled, Texas Does It Right – Workforce Development Initiatives, in which they interview several construction leaders in the Houston area about the need for additional skilled craft workers for future projects and outlining programs that are working to help meet that need.
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August 02, 2017
The San Francisco Chronicle and Construction Dive both report that engineers may have found a way to slow and stop the Leaning Tower of San Francisco, Millennium Tower’s gradual sinking into the ground.
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July 26, 2017
The report is groundbreaking in that a major construction company explains where the industry is today and makes recommendations to those leaders in the industry who want to be around 32 years from now about what they might do.
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July 20, 2017
Pre-fabricated, Prefinished Volumetric Construction or PPVC is being used around the world to achieve major savings in construction time and manpower usage.
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July 12, 2017
Happy Independence Day! 1776 - 2017 Remember how many “builders” fought to make our freedom possible! They built the planes, ships, roads, runways, housing, bunkers, hangars, water and waste systems that made it possible for our soldiers to fight for your freedom! Never forget!
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July 03, 2017
Once framed and drywalled on one side with plumbing, electrical and HVAC stub outs in place, they were inspected, fully wrapped and transported to the construction site in the congested Texas Medical Center. On site, they were lifted onto the appropriate floors, dollied into place and then connected to the building systems, inspected the final time, finished and then they became a part of the finished building.
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June 28, 2017
The major issue is job skills mismatch. The people looking for jobs are not trained in the skills that employers need in order to hire them.
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June 22, 2017
No, that is not kickball, it is “kickback,” and it takes place more times than anyone expects. When cases are brought to light and to court, they seem to most often involve public sector cases. Maybe the private sector cases never make it to the light of day.
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June 15, 2017
We have watched and written about Apple Campus 2, the brainchild of Steve Jobs before he died, several times during the last two years of construction. We have been fascinated by the meticulous attention to quality and detail that the architects, contractors, subs and suppliers have devoted to creating what many call "The Mothership” because of its circular spaceship-like design. 
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June 09, 2017