“Building high-quality, job- generating projects is critical to Arizona and regions across the U.S. where Chanen has a presence. The reputation, credibility and competence of Chanen’s team is unrivaled, and I look forward to supplementing their legacy.” A long-time community steward, Betts is the recipient of numerous awards including Developer of the Year by the Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Park Developers, Most Admired CEO by the Phoenix Business Journal and Developer of the Year by Southwest Contractor Magazine. He currently serves as chairman of the Urban Land Institute Arizona District Council Governance Committee, a member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s Executive Committee, a member of the Maricopa Association of Government’s Economic Development Committee and chair of the I- 11 Coalition. “When I started this company in 1955, I had two goals: to build important buildings and run a company with smart, ethical and exceptional people,” said board chair, Herman Chanen.
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A Southern California-based construction company is mourning the loss of its chief executive and his son, a senior project engineer, who were believed to have been killed in a jet crash at Santa Monica Airport on Sunday. In a statement to The Times, Charles Muttillo, vice president ofMorley Builders, said employees would carry on the legacy of CEO Mark Benjamin, 63, who the company said died in the crash, along with his son, Luke Benjamin, 28. Mark Benjaminhad taken over the business from his father, Morley, the company’s founder. PHOTOS: Santa Monica Airport jet crash We are heartbroken at the loss of Mark Benjamin and his son Lucas in a tragic accident, Muttillo wrote. We are proud to be associated with the company that Marks family founded. He had a profound influence on each of our employees, the Southern California landscape, our local community, and the construction industry. We are committed to building on his legacy. Morley Builders is one of the largest construction companies in Southern California, with more than 200 employees and an annual work volume of more than $300 million, according to the companys website.
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That does not include the hundreds of city streets and county roads that are still impassable. The total price tag for repairs and reconstruction from the Colorado floods could top $1.3 billion. Weld County, 60 miles north of Denver, is scrambling to get more access for the area’s farmers so they can get their crops harvested and stored before winter. Local and state officials don’t have the federal funds yet but say they can’t delay repairs. “We can’t wait for bureaucracy to work,” says George Gerstle, Boulder County transportation director. “The money will have to catch up.” Groups Publish First Standard On Building Commissioning ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 202, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems, applies to all construction projects and systems.
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Each has a one-third ownership stake in the business. In light of the changes, including the Berschauer family selling its stake in the business, the company principals decided a name change was in order. As part of the process they sought feedback from employees, finally settling on Forma because it felt professional, approachable and strong, Jim Phillips said. The vision for the business, meanwhile, is to continue to build on what they do best, he said, which is to work collaboratively with its clients, not just merely bid and build. Pat Rants, president and chief executive of commercial real estate company The Rants Group, said thats exactly what stands out about Forma, their willingness to work closely with a client from the start of a project.
Sources in the South Goa district administration informed that the most of the projects funded through the MPLAD scheme are also witnessing cost and time overruns. Acknowledging the problem, South Goa district collector, N D Agrawal, said that he has asked his engineers to explore alternatives for sand and seek innovative solutions. “For instance, crushed stone powder could be used in place of sand for laying interlocking pavers. Solutions can also be found by technical experts to use alternative materials to sand for construction,” Agrawal said. Sources said that the construction industry, reeling as it does under global recession, is facing “tough times”. “It’s a buyer’s market out there. Though the rise in the cost of sand and other fundamental construction material is bound to increase the cost of construction, the builders are unable to pass on the burden to the buyers.
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We needed to be able to do the same. What is the size of this animal we call the construction industry? Jay Reed, president of ABC Alabama, echoed Goldens point that other industries have been able to quantify their size and impact and the construction industry has not been able to do that until now. We had never stopped and sat down to see what it means to the state of Alabama, he said. We wanted to know how big we were, but we also wanted to be able to demonstrate to elected officials our impact on the economy. When a newly recruited company comes into the state, the focus is on the amount of investment and the number of jobs created. Tim Hightower, the president of Southern Carpet, Hardwood & Tile and the 2014 chairman of ABC Alabama, said the study will allow the construction industry to hold up similar numbers for its existing industry. Everybody talks about new industry coming in and we have a tremendous one already here having a huge economic impact, Hightower said. For ABC Alabama member firms, the data from the report shows how the industrys reach is beyond the general contractor level.