Since it was established in 1980, Novak Construction has maintained that its clients are the most important aspect of any project. Based in Chicago, Novak performs general contracting and construction management services for both the private and public sectors. It has overseen institutional, hospitality, corporate, healthcare, industrial, senior living, mixed-use and retail projects.
Using an integrated approach, Novak strives to understand each client’s vision. The company says it acts on the project owner’s behalf, working closely with other stakeholders to attain win-win results. “We work as a team with the owner, architect and engineer to deliver our client’s project on time and within budget,” Novak says.
Some companies might choose to rest on the laurels of recent success. Not MB Development. It may have finished the Grand Beach Hotel in Miami Beach only a few years ago, but it has now moved on to the Grand Beach Hotel, Surfside.
“What drove this project was the success of the first hotel and wanting to replicate that,” General Superintendent Benjamin Perez says.
The Grand Beach Hotel in South Beach, Miami, opened in 2009. The Grand Beach Hotel, Surfside will be made up of two distinct, self-contained facilities on Surfside’s Collins Avenue. Construction got underway in December 2011.
Since its founding in 1968, the company known today as Liberty Mechanical Contractors has earned a reputation as one of the top mechanical contractors in the New York City area.
CFO Allan Sussman says there’s no secret to why the company has become a powerhouse in the market. He says the two most important assets the company has are “good management and a reputation for doing work that is of a high quality.”
The Stadium Place mixed-use development under construction in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood is designed to appeal to the city’s large artist community in terms of amenities and affordability. JTM Construction has been tasked with delivering that combination in a timely manner in an area that needs a boost to begin changing for the better.
JTM Construction is delivering Stadium Place for Daniels Real Estate. Designed by architects ZGF and Ankrom Moisan, Stadium Place will encompass three residential towers, 19,000 square feet of retail space and 360 parking stalls on the west half of the 3.85-acre superblock site. It is located directly north of Qwest Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL.
One look at the mezzanine of the Brewhouse Inn and Suites in downtown Milwaukee and guests will have no doubt about the authenticity of the structure’s historic past. A battalion of polished copper kettles 18 feet in diameter that brewed one of the beers that made Milwaukee famous for more than 100 years – from the late 1800s until the early 1990s – will greet the first guests this spring as they socialize in one of the meeting areas next to the gleaming behemoths.
The word “demolition” typically conjures images of bulldozers, detonations and wrecking balls quickly taking a building down and leaving only rubble and scrap behind. For Costello Dismantling Co. Inc., demolition and dismantling is a more precise process designed to recover building materials as well as remove aging facilities.
“All the jobs we do are carefully done and well-designed,” says Dan Costello, president and owner of the Middleboro, Mass.-based company. “We develop a demolition plan and demolition sequence that will maximize the separation and recovery of the various materials in the structure and allow the structure to be brought down as safely and expeditiously as possible using very sophisticated equipment.”
Alaska has always been a land where the frontier mindset has pushed the envelope of innovation. Builders Choice is just one example of that, as its pioneering attitude toward modular construction has helped it become the state’s leader.
“One thing that helped our modular business to get established here in Alaska was the fact that no one was really doing this,” President Mark Larson says. “It used to be that modular facilities were built in Canada or in the upper Northwest and brought into the state. We have been able to fill that void.”
When it comes to cranes, there are a lot to choose from and the variety of functions and capabilities abounds. But for every project there is an ideal piece of equipment to get the job done. Busy contractors either have to dig to find out which one best meets their needs or partner with a company such as AmQuip, which has already done the necessary leg work.
“We work very closely with manufacturers and evaluate what products they have in the marketplace and what new products they have in development,” says Al Bove, COO and executive vice president. “It’s up to us to figure out which products work best for particular applications.”