Granite ConstructionCDOT’s new bridge in Glenwood Springs, Colo., aims to be more than ‘your typical overpass.’ 

By Alan Dorich

It’s not easy to build under harsh weather conditions, but Granite Construction Inc. and Ralph L. Wadsworth (RLW) Construction Co. have persevered on the Grand Avenue Bridge project in Glenwood Springs, Colo. “We’ve gotten [a lot] done in a short amount of time,” Granite Project Manager Pat Kalisz says.

Bird ConstructionThe East Rail Maintenance Facility will enhance GO Transit’s operations and be a feather in the cap for the Plenary Group, Bird Design Build and Kiewit Infrastructure.

By Eric Slack

Located in Whitby, Ontario, the development of the East Rail Maintenance Facility (ERMF) is a critical part of GO Transit’s planned service expansions. When complete, the new maintenance facility will provide maintenance, repair and additional storage for GO Trains.

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Expansive services and an exceptional portfolio of project performance have put The DeMatteis Organizations among New York’s top players in construction.

By Eric Slack

Founded in 1918, The DeMatteis Organizations are among the oldest and most respected construction and real estate companies in New York. Over the years, the firm has played a major role in the development of the city, and today the company is built around the Leon D. DeMatteis Construction Corporation (LDDCC). Named for its founder, the company has a long history of achievement in construction, real estate development and property management.

DeMatteis has sponsored a wide variety of large-scale development projects throughout the world, most of which it built through LDDCC, which is its wholly owned construction company. Utilizing a combined experience of more than 60 years, the third generation of leadership now oversees The DeMatteis Organizations, with Richard and Scott DeMatteis building and developing the quality product that has become the company’s trademark. Supporting the DeMatteis principals is a staff with a vast array hands-on experience in both the public and private sectors. The fourth generation of the DeMatteis family is being groomed to lead the organization into the future and continue the success of this long-standing New York business.


Seeking growth domestically and beyond, Twining is bringing its world-class testing and verification services to clients in many segments of construction.

By Eric Slack

Twining has been setting standards since it was founded in 1898. From its origins as a company focused on agricultural soil testing, Twining is today a leading provider of materials testing and verification of code compliance services.

Twining has more than 200 cross-certified field personnel, a panel of nationally recognized experts who are authorities regarding their respective construction materials, and a network of sophisticated laboratories throughout California. It employs materials engineers and experts who understand construction materials and their application in the field, which allows the company to not only perform on projects with clients but to also work with regulatory agencies to play a role in improving existing regulations.

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E.J. Smith ConstructionE.J. Smith Construction Co. is making its name known throughout Dallas as a quality contractor. 

By Chris Petersen

The name of Emmitt Smith already carries a lot of weight in and around Dallas, having won three Super Bowl rings and entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a running back for the city’s beloved Cowboys. But in recent years, Smith’s name has gained notoriety in the construction world as well as one of the principal owners of E.J. Smith Construction Co. LLC. President and CEO Eugene Walker says the company has spent the last several years building a strong reputation in the Dallas construction market along with some high-profile projects throughout the city and surrounding area.

Walker, the majority owner of the company as well as president and CEO, says the company was established in 2010 with Smith as a partner. E.J. Smith Construction started its first project in early 2011, and since then the company has positioned itself in two main sectors of the industry – infrastructure heavy/ highway and civil construction, and commercial building construction.

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PCL Construction maintains high quality standards while working on the Lake Barkley Bridge project in Western Kentucky. 

By Stephanie Crets

Employee-owned PCL Construction is involved with more than 700 projects at any given time across North America, the Caribbean and Australia. The company works in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and building construction markets, where its projects include offices, condominiums, retail outlets, hotels and resorts, educational and healthcare facilities, water treatment facilities and bridges.

Founded in 1906, PCL is the sixth-largest contracting organization in the United States and the largest in Canada, weathering every storm in the industry thanks to its diverse market reach. It is also ranked as a Top Green Contractor by Engineering News-Record magazine and has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in Fortune magazine for 10 consecutive years.

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