Beacon News

Construction Industry News Updates / Covid-19

To help our clients and partners keep up to date with the impacts Covid-19 is having on the construction industry, we are compiling links to new and recent news articles. Visit this news page regularly to see what is happening in various states...

Beacon President's Message April 2020

Our thoughts go out to the many people impacted by the current pandemic, especially those battling the illness and the medical personnel on the front lines helping those who have become sick. Like many of our clients and partners, Beacon's construction consulting team has transitioned to remote working as of Monday March 16th. With the exception of specific consultants (who must help monitor or manage active construction projects), Beacon's team members are working remotely from home. We have cut out all non-essential business travel. Any Beacon team members who must go on site are taking all recommended precautions to stay safe. We have also added a page on our website to post links to useful Coronavirus resources as they become available...

Coronavirus / Covid-19 Resources & Links

Beacon has compiled a list of links to useful resources and sites related to the Coronavirus Pandemic / Covid-19. We will update this page periodically as new info and resources become available. Of course, it's important for us all to stay on top of what local recommendations and guidance is being issued.

Beacon Consulting Group Launches New Website

We are happy to announce that Beacon's new website has been launched. Some of the enhancements to the site include its mobile-friendly format, new content, more project profiles, event photo galleries, more information about Beacon's services and other resources...

Staff News: John Steele Earns CCA & CCP Professional Certifications

Congratulations to Beacon's John Steele who recently earned two new professional designations: Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) and Construction Controls Professional (CCP). John Steele is a Senior Project Manager and Surety & Construction Consultant with more than 20 years of experience working in the construction industry, including 10 years as a senior consultant for Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. John is a member of the National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA). Through NACA's program, John qualified for both of these professional certifications in January of 2020. NACA is a nationwide organization...

Beacon Staff Profile: Virginia Adams, Project Engineer

We are happy to introduce Virginia Adams who joined Beacon's team in September of 2019. Virginia, who also goes by "Ginger," is a Project Engineer working in our Medford, MA office. Virginia is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering. At Beacon, Virginia's diligence and analytical skills make her a valuable team member working on a wide variety of construction consulting assignments...

Beacon Retained by Leading NYC Developer GDSNY For Construction Monitoring Project

GDSNY is a leading real estate development company based in New York City. The company's principals have experience designing and developing major commercial and residential real estate projects around the world. GDSNY has retained Beacon Consulting Group to provide independent construction monitoring services for a new 11-story, 100,000-sf, Class A office building being built at the northwest corner of 7th Avenue and 28th street in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. Groundbreaking at the site, located directly across 28th street from The Fashion Institute of Technology, occurred in late October of 2019

Beacon Co-Hosts Multiple Events at 2020 ABA FLSC Midwinter Meeting

The ABA's Fidelity & Surety Law Committee (FSLC) Winter Meeting was held in New York City this year on January 29-31. As in past years, Beacon co-hosted some unique networking events in conjunction with the meeting, including an evening of Music & Fun at the Bryant Park Grill ("A New York State of Mind" - see photos), an entertaining "after party" with live music at The Cutting Room, and our annual "Irish Luncheon" held at the landmark Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse (see photos). Our staff looks forward to the ABA Winter meeting every year for a lot of reasons...

Beacon Co-Hosts Irish Luncheon at 2020 ABA FLSC Winter Meeting

Every year, Beacon co-sponsors an "Irish Luncheon" in conjunction with the ABA FLSC Winter Meeting. This year, our Irish Luncheon was held On Friday January 31st at Smith & Wollensky, one of New York's best steakhouses and a NYC landmark. The luncheon was a great opportunity to network with our friends, clients and partners in the Surety & Fidelity world in a friendly and fun atmosphere, with delicious food, live music, good conversation, a few pints, and many laughs. Special thanks go to our co-sponsor for the event, Shields | Mott LLP, especially Adrian D’Arcy, a Partner at the firm, who was the co-host and co-organizer of the luncheon...

Beacon Helps Leading Surety With Construction Consulting Assignment at Rodeo Facility in Western Tennessee

Normally, Beacon can say “This ain’t our first rodeo” when taking on a construction consulting assignment. However, this is the first time Beacon is consulting on a construction project at a rodeo stadium. The project involves providing construction consulting / surety consulting services related to a project underway at a large rodeo stadium / agricultural center located in the Memphis, TN area.