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PC CONSTRUCTION DONATES $10,000 TO THE STRAND THEATRE RESTORATION

June 25, 2012

PC Construction donates $10,000 to The Strand Theatre restorationPC Construction is pleased to announce its support of the restoration project at The Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh, New York, with a $10,000 donation. The funds will help complete work necessary for the re-opening of the historic 1924 theatre next year.

We have been present in the Plattsburgh community for over 16 years, primarily as a partner on numerous construction projects at CVPH Medical Center. This is an opportunity for us to give back in a way that is truly meaningful for the Plattsburgh community, from an arts and historical perspective as well as the economic development value it will bring to the area.



BEATING THE HEAT IN CONSTRUCTION

BEATING THE HEAT IN CONSTRUCTION

June 19, 2012

The weather forecast shows some significantly high temps heading our way this week. Temperatures hovering in the upper 90s are worrisome for construction workers who are exposed to the heat and sun all day. Take…

GENERATIONAL GAPS IN BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTED

GENERATIONAL GAPS IN BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTED

June 15, 2012

Last night I had the pleasure of being a guest of Saint Michael’s College for the Vermont Business Roundtable 25th Anniversary Dinner and Annual Meeting.  The meeting was a great opportunity to connect with members…

Flying high over DC on Flag Day
Flying high over DC on Flag Day
Flying high over DC on Flag Day

FLYING HIGH OVER DC ON FLAG DAY

June 14, 2012

In honor of Flag Day, the PC/CDM joint venture team at the DC Water Main Process Train construction project erected a flag atop the site’s first tower crane for all of DC to see.


PC X-RAY AS-BUILTS SAVE THE DAY

PC X-RAY AS-BUILTS SAVE THE DAY

June 14, 2012

Let’s say you are part of a team working on the construction of a new operating room. You are nearing the final stages of finish work when you walk in and realize you are missing an electrical…

Construction Begins on College Student Center and Residential Hall
Construction Begins on College Student Center and Residential Hall

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON COLLEGE STUDENT CENTER AND RESIDENTIAL HALL

June 12, 2012

We joined Saint Michael’s College last Friday afternoon as they celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking for their new 40,000 square foot student center and 43,400 square foot, 105-bed residence hall. The new buildings, also known as Quad Commons, will be situated between and linked to the existing quad residences.


VELA’S PLACE IN CONSTRUCTION

June 7, 2012

While the way we physically construct hasn’t changed much over the years, the technology we use to track and maintain information certainly has. A piece of technology that has gained traction recently is Vela. Vela Systems is a cloud and iPad-based application for tracking, distributing, and managing field issues, quality control, and safety checklists, punchlists, and commissioning.

At PC Construction, we have found that Vela’s benefits can be broken down into four areas:

Time Savings
Punchlists are a good example to illustrate the time savings, but these principles apply to all of Vela’s features. Imagine the current process for creating and managing punchlists. PC or the A/E walks around with a pad of paper, a camera, and a cart with drawings and such. That information is then retyped into the computer by either us or the A/E. Pictures are downloaded attached. Drawings may even be marked up to go with the list. If the A/E heads up that process, we then typically retype it into CMiC or Excel. The punchlist is then broken apart by trade and distributed.  Updating the list is manual as well – collect information from the subs and type it into the system to redistribute the information.


PC CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCES CORPORATE PROMOTIONS

PC CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCES CORPORATE PROMOTIONS

June 6, 2012

PC Construction today announced the promotions of James Fayette and Jeff Garner. James Fayette was promoted to Senior Vice President, assuming all leadership and operational responsibilities in the company’s Buildings and Facilities business segment. Fayette…