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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 It will replace existing and outdated VA and DOD clinics to provide comprehensive healthcare services in a modern space with improved efficiencies and expanded veteran and family resources.

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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