Featured Project: Wegmans Hall – University of Rochester

Named after the iconic Rochester family, Wegmans Hall is, at first, a sprawling 58,000 square foot brick and glass behemoth. Step closer, though, and you’ll discover the attention to detail and craftsmanship apparent in every vignette, the innovative masonry, dramatic use of glass to open the structure to light, and the unpredictable scale and orientation… Read More

Substitute Bus Driver Recruits Volunteers and Builds Access Ramp at the Home of Wheelchair Bound Student

A touching story out of Tennessee. A school bus mechanic named Thomas Mitchell was helping out his district by serving as a substitute school bus driver. In that role, he saw the daily struggle of Verna DeSpain as she labored to lift her wheelchair-bound daughter out of the home and across a set of stone… Read More

The 2018 Building Energy Code Promises Moderate, Not Drastic, Change

Every three years, The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is updated. This update happens through a process involving code officials, builders, efficiency advocates, and other relevant stakeholders. Proposals are presented and then reviewed by this diverse constituency. Once approved, the code then falls under the jurisdiction of state and local officials to adopt and enforce.… Read More

General Construction Forecast: 2017

Continued Economic Recovery with Help From Millenials and High Profile Professions ConstructConnect’s report on where the Construction Industry is headed in 2017 is wide-reaching and insightful. In this post, we introduce facets of the report that pertain to the categories of construction we serve. For the full article, please click the link below. “Residential Construction… Read More

Construction Jobs Still Outnumber Applicants

Per the National Association of Homebuilders*, 200,000 unfilled construction jobs exist within the United States. This number is the result of several factors: The housing market crash (this forced skilled workers to find new trades/retrain) Volatility of employment (construction remains a high turnover industry) Younger generations not choosing to work in the trades (public education… Read More