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Craig Stevenson

Member Spotlight: James Construction

James Construction aspires to be a leader in the construction industry throughout Western Pennsylvania while being on the forefront of the growing need for building performance-oriented projects from energy-minded clients. James Construction, headquartered in Carnegie and founded in 1981, provides general construction and related services for health care, higher education, office/commercial, banking/financial, manufacturing, energy, federal government, […]

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Green Building Update: No Turning Back

When Richard Piacentini and the board of Phipps began planning for the conversion of the former public works garage into an exhibit staging center, there was no discussion of delivering the project in a manner other than to the most rigorous environmental standards. Rather than viewing the Center for Sustainable Landscapes as a one-off demonstration […]

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How’s that Social Media Strategy of Yours?

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Master Builders’ Association​ hosts an informative and interactive seminar that will look at the past and present use of social media to see where the AEC industry is headed.

The afternoon session will begin with opening remarks from Jeff Burd, the publisher of NAIOP’s Developing Pittsburgh and MBA’s BreakingGround, and then breakout sessions on specific social media tools will take place with discussions led by:

Katie Stern of A. Martini & Company – LinkedIn
Sharon Landau and Bethany Sidun of Landau Building Company​ – Facebook
Patty Swisher of IKM Incorporated​ and Lori Miller of Perkins Eastman​ – Twitter
Bryant Garvin of The Gateway Engineers​ – Blogs/e-Newsletters
Bradd Celidonia of Green Building Alliance – Google+ and Adwords

Following the lively discourse, a reception will be held to allow the conversation to carryover. We look forward to seeing you on September 15th!

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Western PA (Re)Introduction of Lean Construction

Every few years it seems as though the construction industry harps on a new buzzword – partnering, sustainability, BIM, collaboration, Lean, etc. Lean? It appears that a retread has made its way back into the buzzword cycle. Back in the late 1990’s, the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) was established, propelling the topic of Lean in […]

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