Tales from the Underground

Toronto, Chicago, and New York City are three of the largest cities in North America. All are famous for their bustle, energy, work opportunities, and tourist attractions. What is less well-known is that all three of these urban centres feature vast areas beneath the street surface where pedestrians can shop, dine, catch a subway, do their banking, or simply avoid inclement weather.

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In Focus

Excelling at HVAC and Custom Architectural Metals »

Located in Woodinville, Washington in close proximity to Seattle, Johansen Mechanical, Inc. (JMI) was founded in 1983 by Allen Johansen as a sheet metal and HVAC construction company. Today the company is a second generation, family-owned and operated business, and one of the few companies in the Seattle area to provide architectural and custom sheet metal.

Johansen Mechanical

Better Driving Conditions through Technology »

Red Dot Corporation is focused on bringing comfort to people whose office happens to be a vehicle. The company been leading the mobile HVAC industry for 55 years.

Red Dot Corporation

Electrifying Business »

In the throes of winter, the power feed for a data center's primary cooling system was failing. While most people in Canada worried about icy roads and snowstorms, the center faced a catastrophic loss of its servers that rely on extreme cooling to stay operating. A call was placed to Sheridan Electric in the late afternoon and while staff at head office began monitoring and providing online suppo

Sheridan Electric

Energy-Efficient Solutions One Building at a Time »

Enersolv is a design-build mechanical contractor focused on providing cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions for sustainable projects. The company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and works primarily along the west coast.

Enersolv Design and Build

Outstanding Service Above All »

Rackley Roofing’s business is about much more than just installing and maintaining commercial and industrial roofing in the Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis and Chattanooga areas of Tennessee. It is all about service and maintaining customer relationships.

Rackley Roofing

Building Partnerships for Over a Century »

KAEFER Canada Inc. has been in the Canadian marketplace for 66 years. During this time, it has evolved to become a leading figure in the nation’s scaffolding and insulating industries.

KAEFER Canada Inc.

Celebrating 30 Years as Florida’s Asphalt Expert »

Miguel Lopez Jr. Asphalt Maintenance & Site Development is a family-owned company located in Pembroke Pines, Florida and serving the greater Florida area. The business began in 1989 as a venture between brothers Miguel and Eduardo Lopez, both of whom worked in their father’s company manufacturing precast structures such as catch basins, manhole covers and bumpers used by paving contractors, befo

Miguel Lopez Jr. Asphalt Maintenance

Establishing a Foundation for Growth in Texas »

The Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA) is the trade association representing the aggregate, concrete, cement and other affiliated industries in the state – with Texas the largest producer of each of these three material segments in the United States.

The Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA)

Building Brighter Futures »

As markets become more demanding, bespoke services are evolving into specialized niche offerings that often didn’t exist a decade ago. Take what could easily be thought of as boutique construction, for instance. MRG Construction Management, Inc. is a general contractor and construction manager that prides itself on delivering a niche contracting service that is so owner-focused that one cannot h

MRG Construction Management

Lightweight Structure Solutions »

In many ways, FabriTec creates the seemingly impossible: durable, custom, tensile membrane structures using practically transparent materials a mere 1/100t the weight of glass. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas and with satellite offices in Buffalo, New York, Tustin, California, and Guadalajara, Mexico, award-winning PFEIFER-FabriTec is respected worldwide for its stadiums, tensioned roof structures,

FabriTec Structures

A Legacy of Service »

One can tell a lot about the amount of vision a company’s management team has by looking at its website. After 111 years in the industry, construction management has become AUCH Construction’s largest area of project delivery – and its web presence backs that up. So do its core values of integrity and hard work.

AUCH Construction

Opening Up the Work Space to New Visions of Efficiency »

It’s an exciting time to be in workplace design and architecture: technology is rapidly advancing, and multi-generational clients are pushing the ideas of the traditional workplace. HLW International is working at the forefront of this dynamic shift. In May of 2019, Construction in Focus sat down with Managing Partner John Gering, catching up on the firm’s latest projects and to discuss how t

HLW International