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In more ways than one, the pairing of CANA Construction with the construction of Studio Bell in Calgary has been a harmonious one. Not only does CANA have the expertise and experience necessary to complete a project of the size and scope as the $168 million, two-block-long new home of Canada’s National Music Centre, but CANA has been responsible for so many of Calgary’s other landmark buildings that it only seems right. Project Director Jason North says the company is proud of its close ties to the Calgary community, and expects its work on Studio Bell to further strengthen those ties. 

“CANA is Calgary-based and always has been, and we really pride ourselves on being part of the southern Alberta and Calgary communities,” North says, pointing to the company’s extensive portfolio of recognizable projects in the city such as the Saddledome. “It’s a big part of our corporate culture.” 

The Lemoine Co. specializes in construction, but the contractor says its business is really about people. “A commitment to the best possible human relationships helps us deliver the best possible built results,” it says.

The company is striving for those results on the expansion and renovation of Patrick Taylor Hall at the Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, La. According to the State of Louisiana Division of Administration, the hall will be among the largest freestanding engineering buildings in the nation when finished.

Spanning more than 462,000 square feet, the $110 million structure will feature laboratory space, a 250-seat auditorium, an academic support center and an addition that is connected by an atrium. It is aiming for completion in 2017.

The dream of a military hero is being realized by the construction of the Major General William H. Gourley VA – Department of Defense (DOD) Outpatient Clinic in Marina, Calif., by Otto Construction. Gourley, who passed away in 2008, was cited by the office of U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, as being instrumental in the clinic’s development, which Farr championed.

The clinic will be a fully integrated facility that serves military veterans, active-duty military members and their beneficiaries. It will replace existing and outdated VA and DOD clinics to provide comprehensive healthcare services in a modern space with improved efficiencies and expanded veteran and family resources.

When people think of road salt storage facilities, they usually picture large domes or giant sheds that, while sturdy and functional, are anything but architecturally noteworthy. The recently completed Spring Street Salt Shed in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, however, is proving to be just as much of a head-turner as many of the city’s distinctive structures.

The 69-foot-high, 6,300-square-foot shed stands out for its design – which, appropriate to its function, resembles a giant salt grain. The $20 million building will store 5,000 tons of de-icing salt used by the New York City Department of Sanitation in Lower Manhattan. General contractor Oliveira Contracting Inc. of Albertson, N.Y., completed the building in October after nearly a year-and-a-half of work. The city’s Department of Design and Construction oversaw the project in conjunction with construction manager Turner Construction. 

One of the highest-profile projects in the city of Los Angeles and the largest project in the history of the University of Southern California (USC) will conclude in August 2017 as 2,700 students fill their new residence halls. General contracting firm Hathaway Dinwiddie is overseeing the construction of USC Village, a $465 million housing and retail complex that will cater to students and the community. 

“We have been working with USC for 10 years now and have a great working relationship that has been successful for both,” Hathaway Dinwiddie Project Director Rick Cridland says. “For me personally, the appeal of USC Village was its magnitude and its unique architecture. The façade is considered Collegiate Gothic, very reminiscent of what you would see from similarly well-established universities on the East Coast.” 

Much more than simply a manufacturer or contractor, Fibrebond has developed a unique niche among the engineered building system market. 

The Minden, La., company started in 1982 as a concrete building manufacturer for the microwave communications industry. It has since grown to fill over 650,000-square-foot production space that offers precast concrete panel, interlocking steel, and lightweight track and stud building systems. 

Fibrebond can install completed units or assemble partially built components at a construction site. Additionally, its teams can incorporate system equipment and provide finish work, such as HVAC and plumbing installation. The firm also provides ongoing maintenance. 

Nearly 100 years old, Danis Building Construction Company is a third-generation, privately owned construction company based in Dayton, Ohio. The company services the Midwest and Southeast with five offices in Ohio, North Carolina and Florida. 

Danis specializes in public and private building and industrial projects, along with offering expertise in construction management, general construction, designing and building, lifecycle analysis, quality assurance, active campus planning and economic inclusion. It also has experience in corporate, healthcare, senior living, education, retail, hospitality and entertainment construction markets.

Barr & Barr oversees exciting projects; one of particular note is Cornell Tech’s Bloomberg Center in New York City.

Tom LePage has been involved in many cutting-edge construction projects during the 24 years he’s worked for Barr & Barr, but nothing quite compares to the Bloomberg Center. It is one of three buildings that will make up the first phase of the Cornell Tech campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.

This project is significant to Barr & Barr because they have a history with Cornell University dating back to when former company President Peter N. Barr, a Cornell graduate, oversaw construction projects for the university in the late 1940s and early 1950s, LePage says. “The Barr family is very proud of this opportunity,” he says.

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