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Region’s Best Work Honored by ENR MidAtlantic

Baltimore, Md. — ENR MidAtlantic’s Best Regional Project Awards were held on November 2, 2017 in Baltimore. Nearly 300 of the region’s top construction professionals attended the event as 33 projects were recognized across 16 categories. The MidAtlantic region received 70 entries this year from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of […]

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Shockey’s Richmond Office Continues Steady Growth

Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc., a 121-year-old construction firm, has been quietly expanding in downtown Richmond for the last five years to better serve its central Virginia clients and position itself for more growth. The firm, which focuses on providing construction services to national and regional business owners, governments, and institutions, has accelerated its strategic […]

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Meet SAM: Robotics on the Job Site

SAM, short for Semi-Automated Mason, has been hard at work helping us build Shenandoah University’s new 80,000-square-foot James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center in Winchester, Va. When Manassas-based JD Long Companies was hired as Shockey’s masonry subcontractor for this brick-intensive project, it decided to use SAM as a test run. SAM is one of […]

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Pinnacle Living plans major expansion at Richmond’s Cedarfield campus | Virginia Business

Pinnacle Living, a provider of retirement and senior living options in Virginia, plans a multimillion dollar expansion at its 90-acre Cedarfield campus in Richmond.  The project will include a new fitness and wellness building,  upgrades to dining spaces and existing facilities and additional parking. The fitness and wellness center will offer space for lap swimming, […]

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Construction Robots Are Coming Online | Construction Observer

Winchester, Va. — SAM is the construction worker who never takes a break. SAM never gets sick. SAM can lay approximately 100,000 bricks in a single month. Just don’t ask SAM to do corners. Earlier this year, SAM—or a “semi-automated mason”—showed up at the construction site of Shenandoah University’s new 80,000-square-foot James R. Wilkins Jr. […]

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VMFA to renovate and expand Robinson House

Richmond, Va. — Construction to expand and reclaim interior spaces of the historic Robinson House on grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) will begin in September 2017. Once reopened, in late 2018, the building will house a regional tourism center and VMFA’s Human Resources Division—providing a new front door both to Richmond visitors […]

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