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Beacon President's Message, May 2022

It's hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend is here already. It's a great time of year, with graduation parties, barbecues, baseball games, and all kinds of outdoor sports and activities. After a long winter in the Northeast, the hot weather seems to come up all at once. The temperature in Boston hit 88F this past weekend and in New York City it topped 90F on Saturday! Wherever you will be this coming holiday weekend, I hope you have great weather and a great time. Click below for full message...

Beacon Staff Profile, Kieran O'Connor, Vice President, Southeast U.S.

Having worked on assignments across the U.S. for Beacon over the past 11 years, in 2020 Kieran O’Connor welcomed the opportunity to take the lead role in Beacon's new Florida office, where he now serves as Vice President, Southeast U.S. In addition to serving as the lead consultant on many projects, Kieran has extensive experience managing teams of project managers, superintendents, project engineers, and other consultants to complete projects in an efficient, professional, and cost-effective manner. Kieran has also served as an expert witness related to construction claims litigation and has participated on expert panels at industry conferences. Click below for full article...

Beacon President's Message, March 2022

Happy Spring! I hope you are enjoying the longer days, better weather, and more normal times! March is not only the season of "March Madness," it is also a busy time in the construction industry as exterior site work starts or resumes in colder parts of the U.S. where snow cover and frozen ground slowed or halted outside progress during colder months. Beacon's team members are currently out in the field at many sites, providing construction management, monitoring and other consulting services for a wide range of projects across the U.S. In this month's E-news, we highlight one rooftop emergency generator project which our team is helping a leading Surety to complete in New York City. This month has also meant the resumption of some in-person industry events...

Beacon Provides Surety Consulting & Construction Management for Emergency Generator Project in New York City

This Surety Consulting Project Profile highlights a project Beacon is currently working on in New York City. Our team is currently helping a leading Surety with the completion of an emergency generator / backup power project in the lower East Side of Manhattan. The generator is located on the rooftop of a building owned by the Henry Street Settlement, a well-known NYC-based social services organization...

Key Elements of a High-Quality Cost-to-Complete (CTC) Analysis, By Mike Kinahan (Surety Consultant & Construction Project Manager))

One of the most important consulting services that Beacon provides to our clients is performing Cost-to-Complete (CTC) Analyses for ongoing construction projects. Having a good understanding of where a project stands financially is critically important for all project stakeholders, especially for Surety companies dealing with troubled projects. Developing a high-quality CTC Report for a complex construction project requires skill, experience, and a good methodology. Click below for full article...

Beacon Providing Construction Consulting Services on Cincinnati School Project

Beacon Consulting Group was selected by a leading Surety company to provide construction consulting services related to the construction of a new high school and elementary school in Cincinnati, Ohio. The new 144,000-sf school is being built on a 6.6-acre site which is currently shared by St. Bernard-Elmwood Place High School and St. Bernard Elementary School. Upon completion, it will bring a consolidated state of the art school to the district. The project is valued at $34 million.

Beacon Staff Profile: Olan Kenneally, Project Manager / Construction Consultant

Olan Kenneally joined Beacon's Construction Consulting team in 2021. Olan has more than seven years of progressive construction management and consulting experience working on high-profile projects with contract values up to $144 million. Click below for Olan's full bio, including examples of the some of the major construction projects he has helped to manage or consult on in recent years...

Beacon Providing Construction Consulting Services For NYC Police (NYPD) Station Project

Beacon Consulting Group was selected by a leading Surety company to provide construction consulting services related a new police station being built in New York City. The 40th Precinct reconstruction project entails the ground-up construction of a 43,000-sf police station in the Melrose neighborhood of the South Bronx. The site is located about 1.5 miles from Yankee Stadium. Following the default of the original concrete contractor on the project, the Surety retained Beacon to develop a re-let package (and help manage the re-let process) for the project's concrete work...