Stuart Olson picStuart Olson seamlessly coordinates the construction of the Edson Healthcare Centre that is expected to improve access and quality of care in the community. 

By Janice Hoppe

Stuart Olson brings more than 100 years of construction management experience to the development of healthcare projects across Canada. Having built its reputation on being a trusted advisor over the years, Alberta Infrastructure selected the company through a public tender to coordinate the construction of the Edson Healthcare Centre.

“I think the knowledge base we can draw from and our willingness to collaborate with the owner and design group sets us apart from other construction management firms,” Project Manager Jennifer Coffin says. “We work as a team to produce the best results.”

Turner EEECPhoto credit Gould Evans and Associates

The University of Kansas’ EEEC project will enhance geology and other scientific research.

By Jim Harris

The University of Kansas’ science program will soon receive a major boost thanks to a state-of-the-art academic and research facility now under construction.

General Contractor Turner Construction started work last September on the university’s $80 million Earth, Energy and Environment Center (EEEC). When it opens in December 2017, the center will offer faculty, staff, students and researchers laboratory and classroom space as well a conference center with collaborative spaces. Groundbreaking was last September.

The 145,000-square-foot complex is designed to serve those pursuing several scientific fields including

geology, physics, and chemistry. “The EEEC will promote the kind of cross-disciplinary research that has the ability to shape our energy- and water- hungry future,” the university says.

Miron ConstructionMiron Construction brings innovation to the field as it renovates one of Madison, Wis.’s most beloved buildings.

By Janice Hoppe

Miron Construction is implementing industry-leading technology as it completes the final phases of the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union Reinvestment Project. “One of the things that sets us apart from other organizations is the value-added services we provide,” Vice President of Madison Operations Paul Auer says.


The construction of new Fine Arts and Math/CIS buildings at Cerritos College

will help the college ensure that students and faculty can succeed.

By Eric Slack

Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public comprehensive community college with more than 40 buildings situated on 135 acres in Norwalk, Calif. Serving more than 23,000 students each semester, Cerritos College is committed to providing accessible, low-cost and quality education for everyone in the communities it serves. Additionally, the college is always looking out for opportunities to enhance its physical plant to benefit its student population.

First Team

First Team Construction specializes in hard-bid work in Alabama,

especially education projects for school districts and universities.

By Russ Gager

Education is one of the largest expenditures of local governments, so it is a good niche for First Team Construction Co. Inc. to cultivate. “Schools have been our bread and butter,” Vice President Chad Beasley says. The company works on many public bid jobs throughout Alabama such as for the Alabama Department of Public Safety or the Department of Human Resources, but it keeps returning to education.

JACOBS PROJECT MANAGEMENTJacobs Project Management Co.’s healthcare experience made it an ideal choice to build an expansion to a California hospital. 

By The Editors of Construction Today

Jacobs Project Management believes in helping its clients succeed. “To meet their challenges, we have to understand our clients’ industry and their objectives,” the Pasadena, Calif.-headquartered professional service company says. “Over the years, our partnerships have helped us develop a wide range of technical expertise to better serve a variety of clients in multiple industries.”

The healthcare industry is one of several served by the global firm. “Research and innovation continuously drive transformation in the healthcare & research industries,” the company says. “With changes in demographics, nursing models, patient journeys, codes and licensing standards, and advances in medical research; Jacobs' design and project management professionals understand the challenges clients face in managing their healthcare environment.

TA LovingT.A Loving and Rodgers Builders come together on the Vidant Cancer Center in North Carolina.

By Chris Petersen

Healthcare is a collaborative effort, requiring the skill and support of numerous highly trained professionals. Building a healthcare facility can be viewed in the same way, especially for a project of the size and scope of the Vidant Cancer Center project on the campus of Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C. Once completed, the facility will bring together some of the best and brightest minds in oncology to serve cancer patients throughout the eastern North Carolina region, but first it has brought together the skill and expertise of leading area contractors T.A. Loving Company and Rodgers Builders.

T.A. Loving Senior Project Manager John Berry says the $123 million project is ambitious, but the company has felt right at home during the construction process thanks to the strong ties T.A. Loving has with Vidant Medical Center. “We built the original hospital, and so we’ve been on site ever since,” he says, adding that the company has built the hospital’s heart institute building and children’s hospital, among other projects on the site. 

Torcon picTorcon’s work on the Holly Pointe Commons project shows what an exceptional team can accomplish in a short amount of time.

By Eric Slack

Founded in 1965, Torcon is known for providing exceptional construction management and general contracting services to leading corporations and private institutions. Today, Torcon the company is among the largest and most active builders in the Mid-Atlantic States, and it is also a premier construction manager in Puerto Rico.

Torcon has built its reputation by tackling many large and challenging projects for its clients. Having taken on more than $4 billion of construction in the past decade, Torcon specializes in everything from biotech and pharmaceutical plants, hospital and healthcare facilities, and academic buildings to retail and commercial centers, office facilities and airport facilities. 


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