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MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS RANDALL SUMMERFORD JOINS JE DUNN CONSTRUCTION Randall “Buzz” Summerford, Jr. joins the JE Dunn Healthcare team as senior project manager in Houston, Tex. Buzz holds a bachelor’s degree in Building Construction from Auburn University and has 23 years of construction experience. He has managed the construction of numerous projects for major healthcare entities, most recently several for St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System. JE Dunn Construction Company, an AGC member in multiple states, is family- and employee-owned and has been a leader in the commercial construction industry since 1924. JE Dunn has 20 offices nationally and employs over 2,500 people. SUFFOLK CONSTRUCTION NAMED ONE OF “BEST PLACES TO WORK” For the ninth year in a row, Suffolk Construction, an AGC member in California, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Massachusetts, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in the Boston Business Journal’s 11th annual regional awards program. The honor recognizes Suffolk’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions, and company culture. Featured as the only construction management firm in the “Large Company” category, Suffolk was one of over 400 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two-stage nomination process and employee-satisfaction survey. The company has been honored for providing career development opportunities, community engagement initiatives, and innovative technologies that help employees work smarter. “We are extremely pleased to once again be included on the Boston Business Journal’s prestigious Best Places to Work list. Being recognized with this impressive award for the ninth consecutive year is a tremendous accomplishment for our company and a tribute to our unique culture and passionate, hard working employees,” said John F. Fish, chairman and CEO of Suffolk Construction. “Our Best Places to Work event will again recognize the importance of cultivating a great workplace culture as a competitive advantage,” said Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. “Companies on our list can be justifiably proud of creating a high level of workplace satisfaction during an economy where traditional rewards like big raises and bonuses aren’t as easy to give. In good times and in bad, our results validate how the creation of the right corporate culture can create powerful business advantages. Employees are proud to work for companies that are about more than just business.” SOUTHLAND INDUSTRIES WINS NEW PROJECTS Southland Industries, an AGC of California and Metropolitan D.C. member, recently won several notable projects. These include: Na t i o n a l M u s e u m o f A f r i c a n American History and Culture – Totaling 410,000 sq ft, the museum building will consist of three stories of below-grade space and five stories of above-grade space on the National Mall, next to the Washington Monument. Southland’s scope of work for the project will include HVAC and plumbing services. In regards to plumbing, the project will utilize a large water reclamation system for both ground water and storm water due to its location. Holy C r o s s Ho s p i t a l Ca m p u s Expansion and Renovation – Southland’s scope of work for this project will involve mechanical, plumbing, controls, medical gas, fire protection, commissioning support, as well as testing, adjusting and balancing services. The project will consist of a new patient tower totaling 232,000 sq ft, as well as a four-level parking garage expansion to accommodate an additional 300 spaces. The capacity of the existing one million sq-ft hospital will be expanded in order to accommodate 150 new private patient rooms, with the ability to increase to 180 new patient rooms. Additionally, the central utility plant serving the existing campus will be replaced and expanded. J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 3 | 173

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - July/August 2013

Editor's Note
President's Message
CEO's Letter
Hire Power
Innovative Ideas Modernize 78-Year-Old Bridge
DeConstructing Social Media
Business Fraud
Challenge Accepted
Stand-Out Safety Program Earns Opp Construction Grand Award
2013 AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
2013 Liberty Mutual Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Awards
Money Isn't Everything
AGC in Action
Wall of Wind
Weathering the Storm
Green, Safe and Fast
Leading the Way
Summing it Up
Tall Orders
Going Interstate? Go NASCLA.
Do the Math
Technology Toolbox
Technology Toolbox
Bond-Readiness Program
Legislative and Regulatory News
Book Review
Upcoming Events
2013 Regional Resource Guide
Member and Chapter News
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection

Constructor - July/August 2013