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PC X-RAY AS-BUILTS™ IN CONSTRUCTION

PC X-RAY AS-BUILTS™ IN CONSTRUCTION

February 22, 2012

Imagine this: You are planning to start some remodeling work that requires opening up a wall and you’re concerned about what utilities or mechanical systems might be hiding behind the wallboard. Do you consult your…


NORRIS EARNS CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTOR DESIGNATION

NORRIS EARNS CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTOR DESIGNATION

February 14, 2012

PC Construction’s Eve Norris has earned the designation of Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) by the American Hospital Association. This accomplishment was highlighted with a feature story in a recent New England Healthcare Engineers Society (NEHES)…

PROJECT ENGINEER STARS IN VSAC COMMERCIAL

February 10, 2012

A few months ago we were contacted by Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and asked to provide assistance with their new marketing campaign, “VSAC Stories.” Their goal was to capture stories of individuals who were able…


iPads and the Cloud in Construction
iPads and the Cloud in Construction

THE RIGHT INFORMATION AT THE RIGHT TIME AND IN THE RIGHT PLACE – IPADS AND THE CLOUD IN THE FIELD

February 8, 2012

PC Construction is using iPads in combination with cloud solutions to solve age-old problems in the construction industry.

It has always been a laborious manual task to update drawings and specs with the latest RFIs, design bulletins, and such. Think photocopier, scissors, tape, stacks of blueprints, and volumes of specifications. Now multiply that by each subcontractor having to get copies of each change document and updating their own set of plans and specs. In addition, field personnel need access to a lot of other documents such as shop drawings, current schedules, field sketches, O&M manuals, coordination drawings, safety information such as MSDS, etc.

This situation presents a host of problems.


PC CONSTRUCTION RECOGNIZES SAFETY PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

February 3, 2012

We are pleased to recognize our top Safety Projects of the Year for 2011.

Northeast WWTP ImprovementsNortheast WWTP Improvements, Hickory, NC

A $21 million project for the City of Hickory Public Utilities Department that consists of modifications to an existing 6 MGD facility originally built in 1948. The primary scope is to provide a new process train switching from Aeration Basins to Oxidation Ditches, with the addition of a new Influent Pump Station, Grit Removal Structure, Oxidation Ditches, Secondary Clarifier, and SCADA System as well as renovations to the Disinfection Systems, Secondary Clarifiers, Odor Control, and Dewatering Facilities. In addition to the mechanical process construction, a new Laboratory Building is being built. Project completion is scheduled for June 2012, six months ahead of the contractual date.


INTERESTED IN AN INTERNSHIP OR CO-OP?

February 2, 2012

One of the best ways to try out a potential career and improve your chances for consideration with a great company is to obtain an internship or a co-op – preferably at least two or three during your college career. While some schools make this a mandatory requirement, others do not. Employers, however, look for relevant experience, especially internship or co-op experiences. If you are a Civil Engineering or Construction Management student, try to gain some field experience in roles such as a carpenter, mason, or other craft in addition to office experience working with a project management team on a large construction project.