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Happy Holidays

On behalf of everyone at Beacon Consulting Group, I would like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays and best wishes for a healthy, happy, and successful New Year.

Remembering Mike Paquet

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend Mike Paquet, who passed away peacefully in early December after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. In recent years, Mike worked as a construction consultant for Beacon, mostly working on site to help monitor, supervise and expedite the completion of construction projects on behalf of surety companies.

NYC Construction Industry News: One Manhattan West Employs Unique Concrete Core Design on Challenging Site

Beacon's NYC office is just a few blocks away from some of the most amazing skyscraper construction projects underway in the U.S. One building our team has enjoyed watching rise two blocks west of Penn Station is One Manhattan West, a 995-foot-tall tower which was topped out in September of 2018. A unique aspect of the building is its reinforced-concrete core design. According to the firm which designed the building, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the concrete core design was the solution to the project's most challenging aspect—being built directly above New York City's active west side rail lines which lead to Penn Station.

A Note from Dennis O'Neill: Gratitude for a Great Year!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving break last week. This year, there are many things we are thankful for at Beacon Consutling Group. As we celebrate our 15th year in business, we have continued to develop our team and capabilities to take on an ever-growing range of professional construction consulting assignments. In 2018, our team has been working hard on projects from coast to coast.

Beacon's Mike Paquet: Construction Consultant by Day, Artist by Night

Mike Paquet has traveled all around the U.S. working on construction consulting assignments for Beacon. Mike's decades of experience as a general contractor, site superintendent, and construction consultant make him a valued member of Beacon's team. His deep knowledge of all types of construction projects and extensive hands-on experience managing GCs and subcontractors help him to excel in his role of overseeing the on-site turn-around, monitoring and closeout of various construction projects for Beacon's Surety clients.