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Meet SAM, The New Brick-Laying Robot | HBO

This segment originally aired July 19, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. Meet the Semi-Automated Mason, or SAM, a robot that’s really good — and really fast — at building walls. Created by New York-based Construction Robotics, this bricklaying robot promises to both increase productivity while reducing overall labor costs. While the efficiency rate at construction […]

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Ribbon Cutting For New Middle School in Front Royal

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — Today, the Warren County Public Schools Board held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new middle school. Designed by the architecture firm of Ballou Justice Upton Architects of Richmond, and built by general contractor Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. of Winchester, the $32.8 million new building is a two-story traditionally-styled building that offers core curriculum classrooms […]

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New Middle School Nears Completion | NV Daily

FRONT ROYAL – The new Warren County Middle School is nearing completion, with a ribbon cutting scheduled for 9:oo a.m. on July 31. The new middle school cost a total of $32,820,000, and is scheduled to open on August 15. Melody Sheppard, assistant superintendent of administration for Warren County Public Schools, said the building will […]

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Shockey Ranked Among Nation’s Largest In Construction Magazine | Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — Howard Shockey & Sons Inc. in Frederick County has been named one of the nation’s largest general contractors in terms of revenue by the construction industry magazine Engineering News-Record. The 121-year-old general contracting and construction management firm ranks 390th on a list of the Top 400 Contractors in the magazine’s May issue. Shockey […]

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A Bird’s Eye View: The Village at Orchard Ridge

The Village at Orchard Ridge, a National Lutheran Community, is a nationally accredited, non-profit, continuing care retirement facility located in Winchester, Virginia. Built on a 132-acre campus over planned phases of construction, the senior living community now houses more than 300 residents. Life revolves around the village green, the town chapel, and the friendship of close neighbors. […]

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Athletics and Events Center Construction Continues | Winchester Star

WINCHESTER, Va. — Construction workers apply bricks to the exterior of Shenandoah University’s James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics and Events Center. Bricks will cover the precast concrete panels used to construct the $24.5 million, 77,000-square-foot facility, which is being built next to the university’s Shentel Stadium. Winchester-based Howard Shockey & Sons is the project’s general […]

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ENR Names Shockey Among Largest General Contractors in the USA

WINCHESTER, Virginia, June 1, 2017 – Engineering News-Record (ENR) released its “Top 400” contractor rankings on Thursday. Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. has again been listed as one of the largest general contractors based in the United States. With revenues of $175 million last year, Shockey was ranked #390 on the “ENR Top 400” list.  Shockey […]

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T. Tyler Potterfield Bridge Wins Engineering Award

The City of Richmond’s new pedestrian span across the James River, the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, has been recognized with the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia (ACEC Virginia) Engineering Excellence Merit Award in the Special Projects – Recreational Facilities category. The bridge provides a non-motorized, universally accessible route across the James River […]

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