Case Studies

Ed Tinsley – Bernhard

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Louisiana-based Bernhard Mechanical Contractors opened its doors in 1919, the company focused mainly on projects for businesses and residents in and around Baton Rouge: plumbing, custom sheet metal fabrication and so on. The company was founded by German-born William Bernhard, who emigrated to New Orleans with his parents. The definition of a self-made man, […]

Erik Backus ‒ Clarkson University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every industry, from sports and entertainment to health care and hospitality. It’s had a profound impact on education and construction, the two areas where Erik Backus makes his mark. Backus is the head of the construction engineering management program at Clarkson University—his alma mater—where he’s responsible for planning all coursework […]

Erica Moore – Greystar

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Growing up in Mineral Wells, West Virginia, Erica Moore remembers the magic surrounding her father’s construction business. After breakfast on Saturdays they’d tour the company’s work sites, gauging the progress of each project. Returning to the office, she’d run the adding machine to keep tabs on the “money” they made, before heading back outside to […]

Eric Geist – Greystar (Mountain Region)

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Eric Geist says it’s been a “war of amenities” in the Wild West—one of the reasons his team was ripping down walls and installing washers and dryers as fast as humanly possible during a recent rental housing retrofit project in Denver. As the director of construction services for the Charleston, South Carolina, developer Greystar, to […]

Elias Moussa – Michael & Son Services

Est. reading time: 4 mins

By 7:30 a.m. most of the 30 students living in the six-story Wyeth Tower are up and preparing for the day’s first class. After grabbing a coffee and a quick bite, they file into the school’s lone building and head to their respective classrooms. Only, the students attending this Richmond, Virginia, institute aren’t coming for […]

EDI International

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As far as Victor A. Mirontschuk is concerned, it’s one thing to draw up fanciful designs with nouveau buildings and all the latest trends from “Architectural Record”—which tend to end up behind a frame, in a portfolio, or delegated to a drawer. It’s altogether different to craft buildings that exceed a client’s specifications while satisfying […]

Engel Burman Construction

Est. reading time: 9 mins

It might be one of the unintended consequences of the relaxation of marijuana laws, if not the outright legalization in some states, with New York soon likely to be among them. “With pot being legalized in so many places, the drug cartels are turning to heroin and fentanyl,” says Scott Burman, the president of the […]

EHRA

Est. reading time: 4 mins

On a Friday or Saturday night, the boardwalk buzzes with a town-fair vibe, as families bustle about shops and restaurants and the Caribbean-tinged vistas of the nearby docks. Less than a quarter-mile away, hundreds gather for a concert at an outdoor amphitheater, where the next day’s plans—a trip to the water park, a day of […]

Edward Zielinski – Hologic Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The cartoonist Scott Adams might never know what a savior he’s been to office workers in all four corners of the globe. For it was Adams, whose own glum experiences in cubicles inspired him to conceive “Dilbert” in 1989, and what a chord it struck with the swirling mass of dispirited humanity toiling away in […]

Everblue Training Institute

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The 1970s brought a storm of energy crises down upon the United States and the world in the form of oil shortages, fluctuating energy costs and blackouts, which spurred research into sustainable building and energy independence. Fifty years later, green building has gone from a fringe interest to the fastest growing sector of construction. The […]

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