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Elevated Safety: Pre-work Checklist Helps Prevent Dropped Objects on Construction Sites

By Steve Cox, CSP, District HSE Manager, PCL Construction With so many large construction projects underway in Denver, on very compact construction sites, the risk of falling objects from building heights has been amplified. The threat of tools and materials falling to the ground below puts people and property in jeopardy, and it’s …

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Workplace Wellness: Inside Hord Coplan Macht’s New Denver Office

By Lyn Eller, AIA, LEED AP, principal, Hord Coplan Macht It is growing ever easier for employees to spend less time in the workplace as the ease of remote computing and working from home increases. This is a challenge for collaborative firms like ours, and one that Hord Coplan Macht has taken …

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Smart Concrete Solutions for 2019

By Chris Pederson, vice president of the Concrete Division of GH Phipps Construction Companies. Concrete may appear to be one of the more routine materials used in a construction project, but if an owner/developer/builder doesn’t give it the time, attention and respect it deserves, this “basic” material can wreak havoc on …

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How Gen Z will Impact Hospitality Design

By Holly Welles Generation Z, the younger siblings of the tech-savvy millennials, has never known a world without technology such as cell phones and smart devices, making them even savvier than their millennial counterparts. Generation Z, also known as iGen, is made up of roughly 65 million people, depending upon …

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Construction Careers Now Provides Solution to Colorado’s Construction Labor Shortage

DENVER —  Despite having already broken ground on the highly-publicized $1.2 billion Central-70 project on August 3, 2018, the construction workforce shortage in Colorado continues to remain at the forefront of local contractors’ top concerns. According to the Associated General Contractors of America 2018 Construction Outlook Survey for Colorado, 73 percent …

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Smart Technology Revolutionizing the Construction Industry

By Brian Zinkel Technology is an ever-present entity in countless industries, but for the construction industry, it’s becoming truly revolutionary, especially when it comes to digital and smart technologies. From 3D printing to drone use and countless mobile capabilities, it seems as though there are no limits to what smart technology …

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Platte 15: Denver’s First CLT Mid-rise Sits on Dry, Uncontaminated Soil

By Sue Rose DENVER — The highly anticipated Platte 15 multi-use mid-rise structure, located at 15th and Platte streets in Denver, has reached its final depth of 28 ft. below ground surface. The installation of the temporary dewatering system by TerraFirma Earth Technologies is complete, and is in the maintenance phase. The General …

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Northern Colorado Office Market is Ripe for Change

By Ashley Stiles, Northern Colorado vice president of development at McWhinney Similar to most markets across the state, Northern Colorado is experiencing an undeniable boom. One area we are not seeing evidence of this is in the office development market. Northern Colorado is reported as the fastest-growing region in the …

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Colorado Architects Receive Top Regional Design and Honor Awards

DENVER — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Western Mountain Region recognized the design achievements of Colorado architects during the 2017 AIA Western Mountain Region Design and Honor Awards Gala in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, Oct. 14. Each year, the Western Mountain Region Design and Honor Awards programs honor members’ long-standing volunteer …

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Page Strengthens Presence with Significant Investment in Denver

By Catherine Gavin, Senior Associate/Communications Director at Page Recognizing the dynamism of Denver and the Rocky Mountain region, Page — a multidisciplinary architecture and engineering firm — made a strategic decision to invest in a significant expansion of the capabilities of its Denver office. That investment comes in the form of new …

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