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DISCOVERING POTENTIAL OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM

DISCOVERING POTENTIAL OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM

June 27, 2013

Over the next few months I will visit several of our jobsites to see first-hand what our interns have been working on and the experiences and skills they are gaining. The interns typically find that…

THE STATE OF DATA CENTER CONSTRUCTION

June 25, 2013

Industry experts provide data center financing insights during the Capital Market Roundtable at Bisnow’s DICE conference on June 20 in Washington, DC. From left: Ken Parent (ByteGrid), Rob Morris (Cassidy Turley), Doug Webster (Signal Hill), Bob Avil (Key Bank) and Michael Rechtin, Jr. (Quarles & Brady, LLC).

Industry experts provide data center financing insights during the Capital Market Roundtable at Bisnow’s DICE conference on June 20 in Washington, DC. From left: Ken Parent (ByteGrid), Rob Morris (Cassidy Turley), Doug Webster (Signal Hill), Bob Avil (Key Bank) and Michael Rechtin, Jr. (Quarles & Brady, LLC).

I joined approximately 400 of my fellow industry professionals in Washington, DC, last week to network and learn firsthand the state of data center development. Hosted by Bisnow, the two-day Data Center Investment Conference & Expo (DICE) showcased a series of panel discussions featuring a number of experts who provided critical industry insights.

Among the trends noted is the growth of data centers in secondary markets. This movement is fueled by owners who have existing centers in major markets such as New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles, but are seeking new opportunities in underserved areas.

Comparatively low real estate prices, cheaper energy costs, improved fiber networks, increased bandwidth capacity and an abundance of qualified tech workers has made markets such as the Pacific Northwest and Northern New England particularly attractive regions for data center expansion.


WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER AT PC, PART I

June 21, 2013

Bird, Krista 6-2013I am a recent graduate of Saint Michael’s College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. I am originally from Fair Haven, Vermont, and love having the opportunity to stay in Vermont this summer and intern with PC Construction’s Information Technology group.


NEW BIOMASS PROJECT EXPECTED TO SAVE $4 MILLION IN ENERGY COSTS

June 19, 2013

Biomass Groundbreaking 1PC Construction joined the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) and Maine School Administrative District #27 for a groundbreaking ceremony signifying the start of construction on a biomass project in Fort Kent, Maine. Upon completion, the biomass facility is expected to save more than $4 million in energy costs over the next 10 years.

The $4 million project includes the purchase and installation of two, four-million-BTU wood pellet biomass heating systems that will burn locally sourced, climate neutral, renewable biomass and provide heat and hot water to a least 12 buildings on the UMFK and Fort Kent Community High School campuses. The project is largely funded through a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The PC Construction team is already underway with preconstruction efforts and expects to begin construction later this summer.


BONDS … CONSTRUCTION BONDS

BONDS … CONSTRUCTION BONDS

June 4, 2013

There are few among us fortunate enough to be able to pay cash for a brand new car or home. Not surprisingly, most people finance these big-ticket items through bank loans and mortgages they then…