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Beacon Staff Profile: James F. Bruno, PMP, LEED AP

Jim Bruno is Vice President at Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. Jim just celebrated his 10th anniversary at Beacon, where he has served our clients as a Senior Surety Consultant & Construction Project Manager since 2005. He is a seasoned construction professional with 25 years of experience in construction management and consulting, working on projects ranging from $5M to $421M.

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Construction Consulting: Ensuring Safety & Best Practices For Excavation and Trenching at Construction Sites

After a long, snowy winter in the Northeast, spring is finally here. In the construction industry, this means much more excavation is underway again. So, there’s no better time to review the best practices for excavation safety and operations. Excavation-related accidents, where best practices are not followed, can lead to serious injuries and fatalities, long delays on construction projects, and even expensive fines and lawsuits. Read this recent refresher article on Beacon’s website to learn more about best practices for construction site excavation and trenching.

Dennis O'Neill Presents at Chicago Surety Claims Association

Dennis O'Neill, President of Beacon Consulting Group, Inc., and John Dreste of Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP, were the featured speakers at theApril 2nd meeting of the Chicago Surety Claims Association. Their topic was "Is What's Old New Again? 2010 AIA and Other New Bond Forms: Risks, Rewards and Protocol." The presentation reviewed some of the key considerations that sureties, outside counsel, and their consultants must be aware of related to new bond forms and information found in the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) most recent Bond Form publications. It also discussed practical steps that can be taken to mitigate claims under the Bond Forms.

Beacon Project Profile: Assembly Square MBTA Station, Somerville, MA

Beacon Consulting Group has extensive experience working on public facilities and transportation infrastructure projects, including many surety / construction consulting assignments. This project entailed construction consulting related to the Assembly Square MBTA Station, in Somerville, MA. MBTA stands for “Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.” The agency is the public operator of most bus, subway, commuter rail, and ferry routes in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area. The MBTA system is one of the oldest and largest mass transit systems in the U.S.

2015: Planning For Success

Yogi Berra famously said “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” At Beacon Consulting Group, we provide a wide range of professional services that are “All About The Plan.” From construction project management to bid review, cost estimating, scheduling and funds control, virtually all of our services help clients to more efficiently plan and execute projects, while managing risk, controlling costs and achieving desired objectives.