Project Certainty Increases When People and Technology Work Together

By Chris Kelner, national director of preconstruction for Kiewit Building Group Inc. While industry experts question just how deep and long-lasting the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be, contractors can support healthy development during the current downturn with solutions to mitigate risk and create project certainty in such uncertain times. …


Modular Construction: Affordable, Fast, and Green

By Daniel Gray Commercial construction often involves significant costs, project timelines, materials waste, and environmental impacts.  While the construction industry has made enormous strides in construction technology, concerns about worker safety, project efficiency, and environmental damages remain. Construction sites produce 56 million tons of debris every year and account for …

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How to Overcome the Split Incentive with Solar

By Rachel Mountain For commercial property owners with triple net leases (NNN), recouping the costs of a capital energy improvement can be a barrier to making sustainable investments. Typically, these improvements lower the tenants’ utility bills in NNN leases, so the owner is not financially incentivized to invest in those improvements. This is …


Mentorship Programs: Seeking and Sharing Knowledge

By Aimee Duffy and Allyson Mendenhall, principals at landscape architecture firm Design Workshop Mentorship looks different at each organization but one element that remains consistent is how valuable it is to employee development. The role of the mentor is to offer knowledge, stimulate professional growth, provide encouragement during challenging situations, and serve as a …


Building the Future Workforce with GE Johnson Internship Program

By Courtney Alexander Each fall, GE Johnson recruits a group of bright minds for a summer internship. Interns receive competitive wages and are given housing for the summer at their assigned project location. Students join the program from schools such as Colorado State University, Purdue University, Iowa State University, and Kansas State University. …


Exit Planning: Without it, Your Business Could Die

By Kevin Kays In my nearly ten years as a business coach with business advisory services company The Alternative Board, and as an exit planner with Exit Map, I have talked to hundreds of business owners. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number that had a well thought …


CREW Mentorship: Helping Women Succeed in CRE Since 2016

By Katie Rapone, editor “Don’t underestimate the power of your network,” says Jaimee Keene, vice president of Investments at Avison Young and mentor for the CREW Denver Mentor-Mentee Program. “It’s worth investing in your network for the long term. It takes work, and dedication, but it’s paid dividends for me …


Teaching the Next Generation: Mentorship Programs & Workplace Training

By Heather Dolan It is no secret that for many, this year has not gone as planned. We’ve all had to regroup, pivot, and persevere. One thing that seems to be a common thread in every industry though, is that people are spending more time learning and listening to others. Pandemic or not, …


Architect of the Month: Deborah Tan Lucking, AIA, Director of Sustainability, Fentress Architects

Since joining Fentress Architects in 1996, Deborah Tan Lucking, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has focused on civic and cultural projects. Increasingly aware of the impact these buildings have on the environment and the community, she led the effort to solidify the firm’s sustainability approach. As Fentress’ director of sustainability, Deborah has managed …


Denver International Airport Passenger Terminal Lands AIA Colorado’s Twenty-Five Year Award

AIA Colorado has selected the Denver International Airport (DEN) Passenger Terminal as the recipient of the 2020 Twenty-five Year Award. As one of the most prestigious honors in Colorado’s built environment, the award is presented annually to a project that has “significantly influenced design and lifestyle in Colorado” and features …