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Surety Bonds 09.22.2021

Los Angeles Olympics: Builders Please

The 2028 Olympics give urgency to completing construction plans of all kinds throughout Los Angeles. Athletic venues, transportation and residences for competitors are all in need of attention. So are water and power supplies. Building…
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Los Angeles Olympics: Builders Please
Surety Bonds 09.22.2021

Building Solutions?

Toward solutions in the face of complex infrastructure issues across the country, Louisiana State University and Louisiana Tech have announced the creation of a new Center for Innovations in Structural Integrity Assurance (CISIA).  Structural Integrity…
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Building Solutions?
Surety Bonds 09.16.2021

Welcome In: Sacramento’s New School

Sacramento’s newest K-8 public school welcomed students back to school this fall, after the builders overcame the challenges of building through the disruptions of the pandemic—and even managed to shave $5 million off the budget….
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Welcome In: Sacramento’s New School
Surety Bonds 09.16.2021

Stadium Construction?

Construction firms that build stadiums have an arena full of stakeholders to please. Fans, home team management and advertising sponsors all want a say in the action. Public officials—representing taxpayer dollars of course have a…
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Stadium Construction?
Surety Bonds 09.01.2021

Airports Expanding: Billions Allocated

Quick question: What do Kalispell, Montana and Mascoutah, Illinois have in common? Airport expansion! It’s underway in New York City, Denver, LA, Charlotte, San Diego, Dallas, Austin and Orlando, too. Head’s up—bids are flying.  Space,…
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Airports Expanding: Billions Allocated
Surety Bonds 08.25.2021

Back To School? Builders Needed

With 54% of public school districts across the country needing to replace or update multiple buildings, leaders are creating new approaches to speed things up.   Speeding Up The School Building Process?   A 2020…
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Back To School? Builders Needed
Contract Surety 09.25.2020

Construction Matters: Fast or Slow?

Even in routine times, the “stop-go” of construction projects is painful—especially for small business contractors. Just winning a bid is generally time-consuming—then, a host of other dynamics, from supply chain lags to delays in public…
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Construction Matters: Fast or Slow?
Contract Surety 09.05.2019

Rebar Free Design Allows Contractor to Top Out Building in 10 Months

Using a composite steel frame that is rebar free, The Erection Co., finished topping out its 850 square foot Rainier Square Tower in Seattle, Washington in just ten months. The building is scheduled for completion…
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Rebar Free Design Allows Contractor to Top Out Building in 10 Months
Contract Surety 09.05.2019

Project Design Problems Cause Cost Overrun

Design plans can cause a contractor’s project cost to go over budget all by themselves. Even if proper time and resources are spent on estimating the scope of the project as well as its cost…
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Project Design Problems Cause Cost Overrun