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The Ark Encounter project will wow and teach visitors about Noah’s Ark.

By Alan Dorich

It’s rare when a construction project has the goal of sending people back in time by thousands of years. But that’s what the Ark Encounter project in Williamstown, Ky., plans to do with presentations of numerous events from the Bible, including a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark.

When finished, the Ark will be the largest timber frame structure in the world, declares Mike Zovath, the project manager and co-founder of Answers in Genesis. The apologetics ministry is serving as the general contractor on the multiphase project alongside The Troyer Group, the construction manager.


Two schools and an emergency operations center near the Gulf of Mexico are being built concurrently by SETEX Construction Corp. to withstand hurricanes.

By Russ Gager

Management experts recommend having a succession plan for a business, but the absence of a successor for SETEX Construction Corp. turned it into an opportunity for Nathan Rivers and business partner Bruce Reyes.

“The previous owner had gotten to the point in time where he was ready to retire and was getting ready to close the business,” recalls Rivers, now SETEX’s president, who was working at another construction company at that time. “He had a great reputation and built a great company name. It was a company for which I would like to have my name associated. So we got together, started negotiating and ended up having a transition in 2014.”


The partnership of Herrero Builders Inc. and the Boldt Co. is set to exceed its local hiring requirements on the Replacement Hospital at the St. Luke’s Campus.

By Russ Gager

If cooperation and collaboration are what make a construction project successful, then success is assured by an arrangement among all members of the integrated project delivery (IPD) team during construction of The Replacement Hospital at the St. Luke’s Campus in San Francisco.

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Built by Agostini and Bacon Construction, the new high school in Plymouth, Mass., is a huge undertaking for these seasoned firms.

By Angela Forsyth

Coming soon to Plymouth, Mass., is a newly constructed $90.3 million school – a big budget for a big, 248,000-square-foot high school. Although the size and cost are monumental, the job isn’t too big for Agostini Construction and Bacon Construction, two companies run by one family. Plymouth South High School is a Bacon Agostini Construction joint venture that broke ground in July 2015 and will be completed by May 2017.

SkanskaThe University of Washington’s Life Sciences Building being built by Skanska will provide the latest lab and research facilities to attract world-class talent while increasing campus and civic connections to science.

By Russ Gager

Oftentimes value-engineering a construction project after it is designed is too little too late. Therefore, to provide the best value management for the University of Washington, Skanska USA Building and its prime subcontractors have become involved at the design stage, working closely with Perkins + Will, the architect for the new Life Sciences Building in Seattle, providing valuable input to deliver an accurate budget for the project as it is designed.

Walsh Ross GroupWalsh and Ross Group are building unique features into the barracks at Fort Polk, La.

By Alan Dorich

After enduring the rigors of training drills, U.S. Army soldiers need the proper facilities to relax and rest – at least until the next morning. The Walsh Group and Ross Group are helping Fort Polk provide those facilities with its Volunteer Army (VOLAR) Barracks renovation project in west-central Louisiana.

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JE Dunn oversees construction of a one-of-a-kind art center that brings tremendous value to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and its community. 

By Janice Hoppe

JE Dunn is working in partnership with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) to construct a first-of-its-kind venue for the Visual and Performing Arts Department. The state-of-the-art UCCS Ent Center for the Arts will not only enhance the university, but the community as a whole.

“There are consultants and partners from across the country who are being brought together for this project,” Project Manager Matt Vineyard says. “It’s a significant project for the entire city. We have a local architect paired with a national architect based out of New York, JE Dunn as a national and local general contractor, and subcontractors who have a local presence and national experience.”

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