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"My union carpenter apprentices go through a four-year program. The text
book is 460 pages long of just scaffold. They have eight weeks of school spread
out with a minimum amount of on-the-job work hours required before each
rerate. We make sure they get a good amount of experience with every type of
equipment that we have. We also have them work with each foreman to get the
experience of different styles of leadership."
~ Tim Peterson, manager and co-owner, Northwest Scaffold Services Inc.

INNOVATIVE STRUCTURES
Over the past years, the scaffold
industry has utilized numerous ways to
solve access challenges such as straight
or curved walls, inside and outside of
industrial spheres, tanks, vessels and
boilers. The Statue of Liberty, One World
Trade Center, the U.S. Capitol and the
Brandenburg Gate are all examples of
access challenges that were solved by
innovative scaffold companies. The way
these challenges are overcome is the
application of the right product for the
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solutions are highly engineered and
erected by highly trained and experienced crews who overcome logistical and
material handling nightmares.
"Not too long ago, a major new convention center was under construction
and the general contractors needed
access to the ceiling area for the building trades to complete their work," recalls
Beville.
"The solution provided consisted of a
very large suspended platform to provide
the required access, but as a side benefit,
also left the floor area clear so that the

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schedule could be accelerated because
there was no scaffold on the ground in
the way. This is a good win-win example
of solving an overhead access challenge
and a good opportunity to move the construction schedule ahead."
Beville adds, "At the end of the day, the
materials used don't change much from
the everyday scaffold that you may see in
an industrial or commercial setting. "The
difference is using the right product along
with the planning, supervision, caliber of
workers, and execution required for the
more difficult jobs."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - November/December 2017

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Big Plans in the Big Easy
The Workforce Shortage Report
Simonson Says
Sundt Partnering With Central Arizona College to Address Skilled Worker Shortage in Arizona
Strategic Scaffolding
Inside AGC
Versatility: The Name of the Concrete Game
Construction Corner
Green Is the New Black
Technology Toolbox
A Diamond in the Rough
Harnessing Expensive Insurance Claims With Big Data
2017 Software Services Guide – a Special Advertising Section
Index to Advertisers
Constructor - November/December 2017 - intro
Constructor - November/December 2017 - cover1
Constructor - November/December 2017 - cover2
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 3
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 4
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 5
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 6
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 8
Constructor - November/December 2017 - President’s Message
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 10
Constructor - November/December 2017 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 12
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Big Plans in the Big Easy
Constructor - November/December 2017 - The Workforce Shortage Report
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Simonson Says
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 16
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Sundt Partnering With Central Arizona College to Address Skilled Worker Shortage in Arizona
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Strategic Scaffolding
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 19
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 20
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 21
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 22
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 23
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 24
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Inside AGC
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Versatility: The Name of the Concrete Game
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 27
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 28
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 29
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 30
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Construction Corner
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Green Is the New Black
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 33
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 34
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 35
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 36
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 37
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 38
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 40
Constructor - November/December 2017 - A Diamond in the Rough
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 42
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 43
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 44
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Harnessing Expensive Insurance Claims With Big Data
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 46
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 47
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 48
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 2017 Software Services Guide – a Special Advertising Section
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 50
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 51
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 52
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 53
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Index to Advertisers
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