Dear Friends, Clients & Partners - As we wind down another busy year, I would like to wish all of our friends, clients, and partners a wonderful Holiday Season! Here at Beacon, 2019 was an action-packed year, full of interesting projects, unique challenges, and lots of learning and professional growth. I hope you have a great break this week, whatever your plans, and best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Successful 2020!
Beacon Helps Leading Surety With Construction Consulting Assignment at Rodeo Facility in Western Tennessee
Normally, Beacon can say “This ain’t our first rodeo” when taking on a construction consulting assignment. However, this is the first time Beacon is consulting on a construction project at a rodeo stadium. The project involves providing construction consulting / surety consulting services related to a project underway at a large rodeo stadium / agricultural center located in the Memphis, TN area.
Every December, Beacon's team comes together for our annual corporate meeting in Boston, MA. We review lessons learned on projects undertaken during the year, make plans for the year to come, and invite industry experts to participate in panel discussions. This year, we had two panels made up of Surety and Surety Law experts, including Moses! (who shared 10 Commandments that every Surety Consultant should live by).
Dear Friends, Clients & Partners - It's hard to believe we are already into the Holiday Season! On behalf of everyone here at Beacon Consulting Group, I would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. This time of year, we truly have to stop and count our blessings. Here at Beacon, we are especially thankful to all of our clients who entrust us to help them with important construction consulting assignments every day. So many of you have become friends over the years. It's an honor and a privilege to work with you all.
Beacon Consulting Group was a Bronze Sponsor for this year's Women in Construction (WIC) Conference held in in Washington D.C. on October 18, 2019. This year, Myat Cyn represented Beacon at the event. Myat is a project engineer and surety consultant based in Beacon's NYC office, but also travels to consult on assignments at construction sites across the U.S.
Billionaire Elon Musk founded The Boring Company (TBC) in December of 2016 with the goal of greatly reducing the cost of building tunnels and tunnel-based transportation systems. Part of his inspiration for entering into the business was his frustration with gridlock traffic in Los Angeles and the general limitations of the world's current "2-dimensional, road-based" transportation networks. The company's focus has been on developing tunneling methods and designs with which will speed up the tunnel construction process while greatly reducing costs.
The Chuo Shinkansen project is a magnetic levitation ("maglev") railway project currently underway in Japan, being built by the Central Japan Railway Company. While Japan is famous for its high-speed bullet trains (which have been in operation since 1964), this new maglev train line will reportedly cut rail travel time between Tokyo and Nagoya by 50% when completed in 2027. With trains traveling faster than 265 mph, this will decrease the time for the 178-mile trip to just 40 minutes.
Early Detection of Construction Project Troubles: Warning Signs Beacon Looks for When Evaluating Projects
Beacon's team can help clients to determine if a project plan is sound or if there are any "early warning signs" that a project may be headed for trouble because of an insufficient budget, lack of a clear plan, or a wide variety of other factors. This article focuses on some of the ways we do this...
John Richmond joined Beacon in September of 2016 and has since become an integral part of our Construction Consulting team. John helps to provide a wide range of services to Beacon's clients...
Just for fun, in celebration of Halloween, we compiled accounts of construction sites & other places across the U.S. which are (or were) rumored to be haunted or cursed.