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YELLOW RIVER TEAMS UP WITH GWINNETT COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

December 15, 2011

PC Construction has worked for Gwinnett County on several large treatment plant projects over the last decade, most notably at F. Wayne Hill WRF, Crooked Creek WRF, and Yellow River WRF. The current team on the Yellow River WRF construction project decided that it was time to give back to the local community by pitching in to help Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity. They were seeking professional help on multiple projects. The Yellow River team, under the direction of PC’s Project Executive Rick Fisher and Senior Project Manager Bob Huie, selected a 1960s block home not far from the Yellow River jobsite.


Accumulated Struvite in Pipeline
Pelletized “Prills” for fertilizer

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN WATER TREATMENT PART 3: STRUVITE CONTROL

December 13, 2011

Struvite is a naturally occurring crystal of magnesium, ammonium, and phosphate. It’s composition is very similar to that of a kidney stone. Imagine millions of these stones in a pipeline, restricting flow and gradually decreasing the inside diameter of a pipe – one can see how this could be problematic.


STRATEGIC PLANNING PART 1: INTRODUCTION

December 12, 2011

It is that time of year when most of us are knee-deep in strategic planning initiatives for the year ahead. While the design and construction economy is more difficult than most of us can remember, economic difficulties do provide an opportunity to rethink and reposition a firm’s unique strengths in an effort to gain a competitive advantage.

In this article we define strategy and some of its elements. We’re guessing the definition may create angst for some because of the quantity of varying definitions for strategy floating around in the business world. We settled on a particular definition after extensive research and an attempt to tie my findings into the design and construction environment.


The University of Vermont George D. Aiken Center Addition and Renovation Project
2011 AGC VT Best Builders Award - UVM

UVM PROJECT AWARDED GREEN CONSTRUCTION AWARD

December 7, 2011

Last night I was proud to stand up with my team and accept the AGC/Vermont Best Builders Award in the Green Construction Renovation category for our work on The University of Vermont George D. Aiken Center Addition and Renovation project. I truly enjoyed working with a client so dedicated to sustainability on the largest higher educational campus in the State of Vermont, and the results of the team’s combined efforts certainly show.