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St. Patrick's Day Photo Gallery - Beacon Team Members Celebrated St. Patrick's Day 2022 in NYC on March 17th

Beacon's team members always enjoy a good St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Below are some photos from this year's festivities on March 17th. Beacon's President Dennis O'Neill celebrated by marching up Fifth Avenue in NYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade as part of the Irish Business Organization (IBO) of New York contingent. Dennis was honored to serve as an aid to the IBO's Grand Marshal, Niall O'Leary. Click below to see some photos from the day ...

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Beacon Consulting Group!

Even if you don't have Irish roots, St. Patrick's Day can be a great day to celebrate the end of the winter. Across the U.S., St. Patrick's Day means parades, parties, and "corned beef & cabbage" dinners. Downtown Chicago has one of the more unusual and famous traditions -- Every St. Patrick's Day the local plumbers union dyes part of the Chicago River emerald green. Members of Local 130 use 50+ lbs of vegetable dye mixed with water which then gets sprayed into the river from boats.

President's Message / February 2022

Happy "Twosday" (2/22/22). This reminds me that Beacon is entering our 20th year in business in early March (Beacon was launched 03/03/03). Time truly flies, especially when you're busy doing something productive which you have a passion for. We are lucky to be working in an industry where we can see the tangible results of our efforts in terms of successfully completed construction projects. Our team has been keeping particularly busy over the past two years, with construction consulting assignments going on across the country and the launch of our new office in Florida. Thankfully, we seem to be seeing light at the end of the tunnel as far as the pandemic goes (knock on wood): In-person industry meetings are starting to happen again (see Beacon's Calendar of upcoming 2022 events); many states are easing up mask mandates (and other restrictions); and business travel / in-person project meetings are once again becoming the norm rather than the exception in many industries. Click the link below for the full message...

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.

President's Message / December 2021 - Happy Holidays from Beacon Consulting Group

It's hard to believe that 2021 is already coming to a close. I hope you had a good year, despite the challenging times we have been living through. On behalf of everyone here at Beacon Consulting Group, I want to wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy, Healthy, and Successful New Year. This year has been a busy and exciting one for Beacon Consulting Group. Despite the ongoing pandemic, we continued to grow. In addition to opening a new office in Florida and establishing a sister company in Europe (Ireland), we have added highly-qualified new staff members to our growing team. Click the link below for the full message...

Beacon Corporate Meeting 2021

Beacon's annual meeting was back in person this year, taking place at Boston's Omni Parker Hotel on December 10th. As in past years, our annual meeting combined professional development with interesting activities. This year's agenda included a review of progress we made and lessons learned over the past year, a discussion of plans and goals for the year ahead, technical and business presentations by staff members, and two panel discussions featuring invited guests and industry experts. Click below for meeting highlights and photos...

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...