An Evolving Industry

Taking every industry by surprise, COVID-19 changed workplace safety protocols. Declared a global health crisis by the World Health Organization on March 11, the mysterious virus, originating in Wuhan in late December 2019, soon became a stark reality.

New Needs for Challenging Times

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.

2020’s Landmark Projects

Innovating and Expanding

Fourth-generation, family-owned business Jac. Vandenberg imports and distributes its full product line of counter-seasonal fresh fruits throughout the United States and Canada. The company’s history dates back to 1905 in the Netherlands, but today, it is based in Tarrytown, New York with a second office in Los Angeles that services the West Coast.

Jac. Vandenberg

Family Firm Weathers the COVID Crisis Amid Ownership Change

A few months ago, Lester R. Summers, Inc., a venerable, family-owned, heavy haul transport company based in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, met with each individual in its company to discuss the company’s response to COVID-19. The effects had hit Pennsylvania hard.

Lester R. Summers, Inc. (Summers Trucking)

Setting the Standard for Architectural Door Hardware

Standard Metal Hardware Manufacturing Ltd. is a leading commercial and custom architectural door hardware manufacturer founded over 30 years ago. They have built a reputation on supplying quality North American-made architectural door hardware products available in a variety of styles, sizes, materials, and finishes.

Standard Metal Hardware

Manufacturing Energy-Efficient, Pour-In-Place Windows

Quebec-based Formtech Windows is the leading Canadian manufacturer of pour-in-place foundation windows. Formtech’s line of highly-efficient window products is used by contractors from coast to coast, and the company is known for its quality, energy-saving products.

Formtech Windows

New Growth, New Methods

In urban construction, every second, every square inch, and every dime is precious. In an industry traditionally slow to embrace change, Virginia-based Ellisdale Construction is championing a radical new construction method to cut both costs and building time.

Ellisdale Construction

Never Mind Built-In Cupboards – Here’s a Built-In Labor Force

For conventional stick home builders frustrated by a dearth of skilled labor, worried about weather-related delays, and concerned about the rising costs of materials, there is a solution.

Westchester Modular Homes

The Science of Saving Lives

The Science of Saving Lives DaconBy Allison Dempsey View in E-Magazine ABI-LAB 2, in Natick, Massachusetts, is the result of both inspired thinking and the desire to create functional, attainable workspace for dedicated scientists researching potentially life-altering and life-saving products. Designed as an accelerator and bio-incubator focused on assisting early stage companies, this four-story, 67,000-square-foot facility can house up to 45 startups delving deep into a variety of innovative life sciences. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted many businesses and their functioning, contributing to, among other things, fewer tenants, long-term design modifications, and a heightened awareness and desire for safe, […]

Dacon

A 21st-Century Grid – Renewable Energy on a Massive Scale

As Canada continues its ambitious goal to become carbon neutral, the drive for sustainable and renewable energy sources has rapidly shifted from pipe dream to national priority. Borea Construction, Canada’s largest renewables constructor, is working to blaze a trail of colossal projects across North America.

Borea Construction

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.

December 5, 2020, 4:30 AM EST