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Revitalizing Richmond’s Riverfront

RICHMOND, Va. — The clean, modern lines of the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge provide a striking contrast against the backdrop of the wild James River and natural environment. The bridge represents a creative adaptive reuse of a former hydro-power dam that once harnessed power for riverfront industry along the river. Today, the stainless steel and wire mesh material […]

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Nature’s Healing Impact: Improving The Healthcare Experience

WINCHESTER, Va. — The Valley Health Cancer Center is new cancer treatment center at the Winchester Medical Center (a 450­-bed regional hospital). The 49,397 SF facility consolidates all the medical center’s cancer services into one freestanding building, allowing for more seamless and coordinated treatment for patients. The designers, Perkins+Will, used nature as the inspiration for the […]

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Managing Construction: How To Build in Occupied Senior Living Facilities

Senior living campuses age — just like the rest of us. Whether in need of a little facelift or major reconstruction, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) across the nation are undergoing upgrades, additions, and new construction in response to changing market dynamics and demand. No matter the type of building project, all senior living entities […]

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Top 5 Things To Know About Construction Using Public-Private Partnerships

Public-private legislation provides a path for local governments and regional authorities to tap into private-sector innovation. 1. What is a public-private partnership (P3)? Funding new projects in this economy can be challenging. There is a growing desire among local governments to develop solutions that bring private sector expertise (and funds) to benefit the public good. With […]

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Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Can Offer Advantages

If you are considering building a new industrial facility, warehouse, or distribution center, you may want to consider pre engineered metal buildings (PEMB) as one of your options. As contractors with a core specialty in industrial projects, Shockey’s project managers can quickly work through your facility program to determine if a PEMB might be a […]

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Building Projects Using VA’s PPEA Legislation

The Public-Private Education and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA) was designed to bring private sector expertise to bear on public projects—saving time and money. The statute created a way for the public and private sectors to work together as partners, to better meet the needs of both parties. Since that time, the legislation has proven very successful, […]

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Paperless Punch Lists and IPD

The punch list is a necessary part of the building process and is generated during the final phases of construction as professionals walk through the job site, noting issues and deficiencies that need to be resolved before job turnover. Traditionally, these punch lists were annotated by hand and that had to be taken back to the […]

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