Contributed ArticleDiversityEngineeringFeature

Diversity in the Workforce: Claim Your Seat and Encourage Others to Claim Theirs

by Sheila Zappanti, PHR, Human Resources Manager, R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc. A company’s culture must be clear and deliberate, with one of the most important factors being its diversity culture. Like it or not, everyone has some level of unconscious bias around hiring and promoting staff. It is critical for a company to not …

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Contributed ArticleOffice

JE Dunn Moves into New Tower at Colorado Center

JE Dunn Construction’s West Region Headquarters has a new Denver home at Colorado Center Tower III at I-25 and Colorado Blvd. While they are not moving far, formerly residing in Colorado Center Tower I, this move is significant as JE Dunn served as the original general contractor for the 16-story Tower III office …

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Contributed ArticleDesign

Abel Design Group Denver Designs Award-Winning Space for Xactly Corp

Xactly Corp, a leading technology company with offices around the world and big growth plans for the Denver office, is currently leasing a 40,000-square- foot space on two floors of the Chase Tower in downtown Denver. The company recently selected Abel Design Group for the design of the space and …

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ConstructionContributed ArticleFeature

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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ArchitectureContributed ArticleDesignFeatureOffice

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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ConstructionContributed ArticleDevelopmentFeature

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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Contributed ArticleDesignFeatureHospitality

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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ConstructionContributed ArticleEducation

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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ConstructionContributed ArticleFeatureTechnology

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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ConstructionContributed ArticleTechnology

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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