Pave your own road: 8 tips for women in construction

Pave your own road: 8 tips for women in construction

Women in Construction Week highlights the valuable and growing role women play in the construction industry. In connection with that effort, I want to help more women enter the field and succeed. I’ve found a fulfilling career path in construction and hope my experience can pave the way for other women to do the same. 

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CRB CM monitoring project on site

Construction manager vs. general contractor: a clear difference

Is it better to hire a construction manager or general contractor?

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fast-track design and construction

Fast-tracking design and construction to save more lives

Ensuring that patients receive novel medicines is a key driver for working to reduce the time it takes to design and build a new biopharmaceutical facility.

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BIM 3D

Using digital tools to optimize facility design

Building information modeling software improves efficiency. Technology, like BIM, is changing more than just healthcare’s latest therapeutic modalities and pharmaceutical advances. It’s also disrupting the design and implementation of the facilities that create them.

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Lean delivery

Reducing waste with lean delivery in facility design and construction

Applying a lean delivery approach to the design and construction of new facilities can reduce waste, lower costs and improve speed to market.

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ATMP

NextGen Now: Delivering tomorrow’s facilities today

If cell and gene therapy products are to successfully reach patients and deliver transformative cures, then the industry will need more facilities capable of manufacturing them.

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Using Target Value Design: A short introduction

Using target value design: a short introduction

Target value design presents a solution to an age-old problem: can project cost, schedule and quality goals all be achieved?

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Cutting Costs on Flooring Could Cost You Big!

Cutting cost on your food processing flooring could cost you big!

It’s underfoot, sure, but the coatings on your food processing flooring should be top of mind.

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Technology: Making it Work in the Field

Technology: making it work in the field

While we all have access to today’s great technology, it is truly only worth what we make of it. Without proper implementation, each device is only a different sized paperweight. CRB utilizes iPhones, iPads, numerous applications and VDC kiosks in the field in order to drastically improve collaboration, installation and safety during the construction processes. This gives our construction engineers, superintendents and trade contractors the resources necessary to stay on-site.

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A building information model color coded to show piping, framing and mechanical systems.

A practical approach to BIM/VDC – spatial allocation

Traditional 2D design workflow previously involved drawing detailed sections that forced us to physically look at spatial allocation. As processes have become more automated, design teams have begun to rely on each other for coordination. This has a tendency to remove the planning process at the beginning of the job, where spatial allocation was previously addressed.

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