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Griffin Electric wires brand-new, in-progress, Denmark High School in Alpharetta

Holliston, MA (March 2017).  In the fall of 2018, Forsyth County Schools is scheduled to open the doors to Denmark High School, a brand new 397,000-sf school in Alpharetta, GA.  In addition to classrooms, Denmark, which will be the district’s sixth high school, will contain a competition and auxiliary gymnasium, auditorium/theater, media center, kitchen, cafeteria, as well as a 3,000-sf Animal Sciences building. The Animal Sciences building, as well as the property’s existing horse stable, riding ring, and barn stalls, will be utilized by the school to teach students about agricultural mechanics, animal grooming, and how to administer exams and offer treatment for the animals.   Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), a leading area electrical subcontractor, is responsible for all electrical, telecommunication, sound, paging and fire alarm systems on-site.  The Georgia Griffin team, led by Region Manager Allen Trzecieski, will be installing LED site lighting ...

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CEFGA Seeks Industry Help with K12 Pipeline

The letter below was written by Zach Fields, the Director of School Relations at CEFGA, in regards to the new K12 Pipeline. As many are aware, our construction industry is facing a dire shortage of skilled workers coming into the trades. Our craftsmen are reaching retirement age and the lifetime of knowledge and skill that were once handed down from generation to generation are on the verge of vanishing with no one in the pipeline to carry them on. We have a problem with the very foundation of our industry. We are long overdue for properly investing in our workforce. We've go to fix the foundation. It is commonly noted that we have 1 worker entering the industry for every 4 that are leaving. Specifically, in Georgia, we are facing a shortfall of 60,000 craft workers by 2019. I assure you that is a conservative estimate that does not even take into account those nearing retirement. Where are our workers going to come from? They are all currently in one place. The public-school classroom. This i ...

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2016 Races Surprise Nationally, But State Outcomes Reinforce Status Quo: ABC PAC Contributions Significantly Impact Outcomes in Key Seats

By Rusty Paul While the 2016 national election shocked the political world with underdog GOP nominee Donald Trump capturing the White House and Republicans pulling a winning card from a deck stacked against them in U.S. Senate races, Georgia awoke November 9 to find that little had changed in the Peach State’s political landscape – at least in the partisan balance of power.   The numbers in both the House and Senate will stay precisely where they were.  House Republicans had hoped to recapture the supermajority of 120 that they lost in the 2014 elections, but they held on to the 118 seats they had November 7. Two veteran Republican representatives – Gwinnett’s Valery Clark and Americus’ Mike Cheokas lost their seats. However, Republicans picked up two Democratically held posts, leaving the numerical balance the same.   However, the election showed some cracks in the state’s Republican dominance that may have implications in future elections ...

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Applied Software to host a BIM & Beer event in Atlanta

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Applied Software will be hosting a BIM & Beer event. The event will be at the Midtown Gordon Biersch from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. To learn more or register for the event, visit them online:'s avatar

New Regulations Make Avoiding Labor and Employment Disputes Criterion for Award of Federal Contracts and Subcontracts

On August 24, 2016, the FAR Council released a final rule implementing the 2015 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The Department of Labor issued guidance on the final rule the same day. These regulations place new obligations on contractors that work with federal government agencies and on subcontractors that work on federal projects. First, they require most contractors and some subcontractors to report violations of 15 different labor and employment laws in their bids and proposals to contracting agencies and during contract performance. Second, they require most contractors and some subcontractors to provide certain payment documentation to employees and a certain notice to independent contractors. Third, they limit arbitration (as opposed to litigation) of civil claims involving employment discrimination, sexual assault, or sexual harassment. Disclosure of Labor and Employment Law Violations The final rule will ultimately require contr ...

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Winter Johnson FS360 to Formally Break Ground on New Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center

The City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation has awarded the design-build of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center to Winter Johnson FS360, a joint venture among the Winter Johnson Group and FS360. Joining forces with KAI Design & Build and Perkins + Will, Winter Johnson FS360 will build the new recreation center on Hilliard Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta. This iconic building and new unifying pillar of the community will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his family. The City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility on July 7, 2016, at 11 am at the 100 block of Hilliard Street. Critical to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of in-town Atlanta residents, the new recreation hub will fill the void that the closing of the original MLK, Jr. Natatorium created when it was shuttered in 2012. A focal point situated between the Martin Luther King, Jr. MARTA station and ...

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The Atlanta Hawks Select Brasfield & Gorrie to Build Their New Practice Facility

ATLANTA, GA—The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club along with their partners at Emory Healthcare announced earlier today that Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors was awarded the contract to serve as construction manager for their 90,000-square foot training and sports medicine center in Brookhaven. The center will be a world class training and sports medicine center. Atlanta-based construction and management firm H.J. Russell & Company, in association with Legends Project Development, are serving as the project management team for the project. Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the largest privately held construction firms in the nation. Brasfield & Gorrie has served as the primary construction manager for several landmark Atlanta facilities including the Georgia Aquarium and the College Football Hall of Fame. They are also part of a joint venture, American Builders 2017, which was selected by Cobb County and the Atlanta Braves ...

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National Engineering Firm Grows in the Atlanta Area

Tucker, Georgia., May 2, 2016 – Minick Engineering, Inc., announced they are joining forces with a leading national firm, Salas O’Brien.. Minick Engineering, Inc., is known for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing engineering consulting services primarily focused on the healthcare and industrial sector, with a strong history of great projects in all markets throughout Georgia and the Southeast; Minick Engineering, Inc. will adopt the Salas O’Brien name, the combined firm will serve clients nationally from 14 offices throughout the United States The Salas O’Brien organization now has over 280 professionals and more than 75 registered professionals, including a talented team of more than 60 in the Atlanta offices. Salas O’Brien focuses in the Healthcare, Hospitality, Educational, Government, Clean Energy, Building Systems/Controls, Retail and Commercial markets.  Specializing in the highly complex critical environme ...

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ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. Awarded Raymond James Community Bankers Cup, Named Top 2 Community Bank Nationwide

Birmingham, Ala.–ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFBS) announced today that it has received the 2015 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup, which recognizes the top 10 percent of community banks. ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc., with its subsidiary ServisFirst Bank, is a full service professional business bank headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices across the Southeast. ServisFirstBanshares ranked second out of 301 community banks nationwide that are exchange-traded domestic banks with assets between $500 million and $10 billion as of December 31, 2015. Each bank's performance was judged by various metrics regarding profitability, operational efficiency and the balance sheet. The six financial performance and stability measures include nonperforming assets to loans and real estate owned, five-year average core deposit percentage, net interest margin, efficiency ratio, return on average assets and return on average tangible common equity. For more information about ServisFirst Bank, pl ...

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Primus Builders' United States Cold Storage project wins multiple accolades

Primus Builders' United States Cold Storage project wins multiple accolades

Primus Builders was recently awarded two awards for the same project. The company's United States Cold Storage (USCS) Distribution Center project in Covington, TN won the National Award of Merit in the Industrial, Process and/or Research Facilities category from DBIA as well as named Best Project - Manufacturing by ENR Southeast. 

For details about the project and to read a complete press release, please visit Primus Builders' website.

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