Case Studies

Stone Source

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As he and a local quarry owner drove through the arid Turkish interior, still marveling at the pistachios and fresh juice from a recent roadside stop, Joe MacIsaac gazed out at the mountains and smiled. For thousands of years, this region had produced some of the finest natural stone in the world. That week it […]

Steel Nation

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Mark Caskey remembers the day the lightbulb first went off. Halfway up the driveway, he noticed the flimsy metal construction of a building that processes natural gas for distribution. Inside, a lack of insulation was causing fans to blast an airplane-engine din clear through the walls and into the homes just beyond the ridge. In […]

Sean Collins – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It takes a team to perform even the most minor operation, and a major one was about to get underway a couple of years ago at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The patient being the flagship Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion of the huge hospital. The locale being urban Los Angeles, the stakes couldn’t have been much higher […]

Steve Bruere – Peoples Company

Est. reading time: 4 mins

According to a 2015 Iowa State University study, 56 percent of all Iowa farmland is owned by those 65 and older. Though the numbers don’t exactly pop off the page, the implications are significant: With upwards of 85 percent of our foodstuffs sourced from within the United States, how—and by whom—will our future farms be […]

Saint Michael’s College

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Today’s university students are said to expect more variety and depth of experience from dorm-room life, quite a contrast to students of the past, who might have been happy with a single-sized mattress and couch. This has motivated schools like Saint Michael’s College to provide a selection of suite and apartment-style residence halls, offering students […]

SEH Excavating Contractors Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Plenty of contractors know the benefit of performing services in-house, from added quality control to offering more diverse services and taking bigger jobs, but SEH Excavating Contractors also sees a much more profound benefit. “In a way, it’s how we’re able to control our own destiny,” says Vice President of Operations Mike Shenkle. Based in […]

Skyline Electric Company

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When temperatures in Utah hovered in the three digits for weeks on end this past summer, Skyline Electric Company brought ice machines to its work sites so crews would have access to cold water and remember to stay hydrated. That’s the kind of “little thing” Skyline Electric says it does to keep its crews safe, […]

Seele Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When a client wanted to build a 35-meter-long, encased pedestrian bridge made of interlocking commercial bronze, glass and steel over Queen Street, Toronto, Canada’s busiest shopping mile, Seele Inc.—the North American division of Seele Group—rose to the challenge. The project required that an old bridge be dismantled and the new bridge be installed within two, […]

SilverLining Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Josh Wiener grew up helping his parents restore the Manhattan townhouse they bought in 1963, but his time for sorting nails has long come and gone, replaced by loftier goals. Now he is president of SilverLining Inc. and, with his Partner Joel Arencibia and support from a tightknit group of managers, restores high-end luxury apartments […]

StudioGC Architecture

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Now in its third decade of service, StudioGC Architecture is a Chicago-based, midsize firm with a portfolio of diverse projects both in the private- and public-sector markets. Led by founding partners Michael Gilfillan and Patrick Callahan, StudioGC offers services in planning, programming, architecture, interior design, cost estimating and specialized building information modeling (BIM). Founded in […]

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