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Beacon Consulting Sponsoring 14th Annual Women in Construction Conference (October 18, 2019, Washington, D.C.)

Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. is once again a sponsor of the Women in Construction Conference which will be taking place on Friday October 18th in Washington, D.C. (Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW). The conference's organizer, Women in Construction, Inc., is the Mid-Atlantic region’s premiere forum for professional development and networking in the construction industry. Beacon Project Engineer Myat Cyn will be attending the event...

Construction Industry News: High-Speed Rail Project in Texas Move Closer to Reality with Major Contract Awarded

In September of 2019, Texas Central announced the signing of a Design-Build contract with a joint venture partnership of the Italian-based Salini Impreglio (one of the largest civil engineering contractors in the world) and its U.S. Subsidiary Lane Construction Corp. related to a planned high-speed rail project which would connect Dallas, the Brazos Valley and Houston, TX.

President's Message: Happy Labor Day from Beacon Consulting Group

It's hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is already here. I hope your summer has been going great. On behalf of the whole team here at Beacon Consulting Group, I'd like to wish you a restful and rejuvenating long weekend. May you have good weather and great company to enjoy it with. For any of our friends who will be attending the Pearlman 2019 conference next week in Woodinville, Washington, I look forward to seeing you there. I will be moderator of a panel session focusing on new construction technologies

Modular Construction On The Rise In U.S. and Abroad: Here's Why

Modular construction is growing in popularity in the U.S. and internationally. Modular construction is a method of construction which involves pre-building standardized sub-structures (or "modules") of a structure in an off-site factory, then delivering them for on-site assembly. According to one recent article, more than a dozen modular projects have been either built or launched in the New York City area over the last few years. According to one industry group (the Modular Building Institute), the U.S. modular construction business has doubled in size to $8 billion in the past five years...

Construction Project Management Software: Benefits, Highlights and Lessons Learned

During the course of helping to analyze, re-let, manage and monitor troubled construction projects, Beacon's team often requests and reviews a large number of construction project documents, images and a variety of other files from General Contractors, Construction Management companies, developers and other entities involved in the project. On well-managed projects, getting access to construction project information is made much easier through the use of Project Management / Document Management software. This article provides a quick overview of some of the main software solutions...

Beacon Consulting Group Will Participate On Expert Panel Discussing New Construction Technologies at Pearlman 2019 Conference

The Pearlman Association is an organization dedicated to the education and development of surety professionals. Every September, the organization holds its annual meeting in Woodinville, WA. In early September (9/4-9/6), Beacon's team will be participating at Pearlman's 2019 conference. Dennis O'Neill (Beacon's President) and Kieran O'Connor (Project Manager) will be panel members discussing New Technology Trends in the Construction Industry.

Beacon Consulting Group Staff Profile: James Bruno, LEED AP, PMP, Vice President (Beacon's MA Office)

Jim Bruno is a seasoned construction professional with more than 25 years of experience in construction management and consulting. Jim joined Beacon Consulting Group in 2005 and has been a leader in Beacon's Medford, MA office ever since. After successfully managing a wide range of construction consulting assignments, Jim was appointed to the position of Vice President in 2015. During his career, Jim has worked on projects ranging in size from $5 Million in contract value to more than $400 Million. Prior to joining Beacon, Jim spent several years as a senior project manager working on one of the largest infrastructure projects ever in the U.S...