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Construction Employment Increased by 11,000 Jobs in October

Construction Employment Increased by 11,000 Jobs in October

| November 6, 2017

Arlington, VA – Construction employment increased by 11,000 jobs in October to the highest level in nine years, while the industry’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5%, the lowest October rate since 2006, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that while hurricane recovery work […]

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Experts Envision Campus of the Future at Symposium

| October 10, 2017

Boston – Drones will be the shepherds of the robots on a clean campus in the near future. That was just one of the messages about the future of facility management in higher education that emerged from the first annual Planon Higher Education Symposium, held in  September 2017 at the Harvard Club of Boston. The event brought together […]

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Shawmut’s People-First Culture Reaps Great Rewards

Shawmut’s People-First Culture Reaps Great Rewards

| November 22, 2016

by Les Hiscoe The past year has been one of the best ever for Shawmut Design and Construction. The pinnacle for us was being named one of the nation’s 100 Best Workplaces by Fortune Magazine. Shawmut is no stranger to Best Place to Work awards. Our offices have been honored regionally 43 times, but to […]

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Concrete Masonry Is Sustainable

Concrete Masonry Is Sustainable

| November 8, 2016

by Heidi Jandris and Jennifer Wagner Editor’s Note:  This text is part one of a two-part series article. Most designers know that masonry is inherently a green building material. Masonry has many attributes that contribute to its sustainability including protection against rot, mold, and termites. Greater resilience translates into lower maintenance costs and reduced use of virgin […]

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