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Now viewing articles posted in 2017.
August 30th, 2017 by Catie McMenamin
The estimators in our office are extremely busy people, often working on 4-5 projects at a time in varying stages of design. As an Owner, here are 6 steps you can take to get the most value out of your estimator during preconstruction.
July 25th, 2017 by Catie McMenamin
“There are more than 4,000 new cases of asbestos-related diseases in the US every year. That rate was supposed to have peaked by now, more than 40 years after the federal government drafted rules to limit asbestos exposure, but it has not.” Reported WBUR’s Martha Bebinger in a recent story about asbestos.
We’re experiencing one of the biggest building booms in decades in the Boston area. According to the WBUR report, Massachusetts issued almost 24,000 asbestos permits in 2015, a more than 50% increase over five years. And those were just for the projects where there was known asbestos.
June 26th, 2017 by Catie McMenamin
“When people hear the words Lean Construction, they think of pull-planning, but that’s just one component,” says Chris Floyd. “The fundamental values include continuous improvement through investing in our people to provide more value for our customers.”
The concepts can be adapted to work well with C.E. Floyd’s mission and culture. Floyd sees Lean as a framework that can help C.E. Floyd achieve better performance, while making the company a better place to work.
April 24th, 2017 by Catie McMenamin
Learning by doing is a philosophy that dominates at Inly School. So it came as no surprise that the school wanted to make the construction project an extension of the classroom. Because of the project’s central location on campus, we were easily able to take advantage of the construction work and involve the entire school community from day one – and from the moment the kids stepped out of the car in the morning.
January 31st, 2017 by Catie McMenamin
Community engagement is important to us. Leading by example, Chris Floyd and his family recently volunteered at Cradles to Crayons. Following their volunteer experience, they “adopted” three kids through the organization and were responsible for providing them with a winter wardrobe.
As a company, we complete service projects throughout the year, but we also enable employees to give time to an organization of their choice. Every C.E. Floyd Company employee gets one paid volunteer day off each year. Keep reading to learn how three employees recently used their volunteer time off.