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 technology is changing the industry.

HLW International

A Unique Architectural Firm Incorporating New Technologies

Sustainable, green housing is no longer just the domain of wealthy builders in cottage country. Builders in the city are starting to take notice of the benefits of going green. Altius Architecture, Inc. has always been at the forefront of new technologies in construction and is currently undertaking work with new performance standards, such as the ‘passive house’ building methods, developed in Germany. It is also incorporating speculative work and pre-fabricated structures into its repertoire. Once again, we spoke with Altius Principal Graham Smith.

Altius Architecture

A Leader in Safety in Trade Work

We spoke with Matt Rix, President of Matcom, last year for July’s issue of Construction in Focus, where he outlined his role in the industrial machinery moving company. At the time, Matcom was upgrading its operation software, seeking a ‘red seal certified rigger,’ and in the midst of rebranding to focus on its core services.


Where Innovation Comes Standard

Huesker is a worldwide company that prioritizes innovation as a means of growth. Huesker Inc. – the first of many Huesker subsidiaries – has been in operation since 1991. “We provide solutions and products for applications with geosynthetic materials, geogrids, geotextiles, membranes, and other materials that would fit into the geosynthetic category,” says Chief Executive Officer Sven Schroer.


A Global Leader for Good Reason

Bon Tool Company is a third-generation family business founded in 1958 and a global leader in manufacturing quality trowel tools for professionals in the construction industry. Formerly known as Masonry Specialty Company, Bon Tool was renamed in 1987 to better represent the wide selection of tools made for multiple construction trades. Bon operates two facilities in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, has a distribution center in Henderson, Nevada, and another smaller distribution facility in Chennai, India.

Bon Tool Company

Promoting the Benefits of a Superior Material

The New England Concrete Manufacturers Association (NECMA) was incorporated in 1966 as the New England Concrete Masonry Association and is based in Massachusetts. For over fifty years, NECMA has been promoting the value of concrete structural systems for their strength, durability, value, energy efficiency, low maintenance, water resistance, and ability to be formed into various shapes and sizes.

New England Concrete Manufacturers Association (NECMA)

Cementing Lasting Relationships

The Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Company, established in 1958 and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, aims to impress its customers to forge enduring relationships. It offers all varieties of concrete work: tilt-up construction, foundations, high-rise concrete structures, parking structures, post-tension concrete, recreation courts, concrete restoration and repair, and concrete paving.

Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Company

Taking on Challenging Projects with a Personal Touch

Ontario Cutting & Coring Limited (OCC) is a progressive, innovative, Mississauga, Ontario-based leader in the field of concrete cutting. Its trusted team of talented contractors specializes in concrete cutting as well as wall, slab and wire sawing, scanning and imaging, curb cutting, and core drilling.

Ontario Cutting & Coring Limited

At the Forefront of Architectural Steel

Structural steel manufacturer Newport Industrial Fabrication, Inc. (NIF) specializes in architecturally and geometrically challenging builds. NIF is located in Newport, Maine and works primarily throughout New England but has worked on projects in New York, Florida, and beyond.

Newport Industrial Fabrication

Silver (and Steel) Linings

The construction industry has managed to overcome some massive hurdles in 2020. Despite a range of challenges, from orders to halt work during the shutdown to navigating new health and safety requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the industry kept going. As the year draws to a close, it is time to celebrate some of its notable success stories.

January 24, 2021, 12:16 AM EST