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Happy Holidays From Beacon Consulting Group!

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.

Beacon Annual Corporate Meeting: Fun, Professional Development, and A Visit From Moses!

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).

Happy Thanksgiving From Beacon Consulting Group!

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.

Elon Musk's "Boring Company" Starts Work on Its First Commercial Tunneling Project in Las Vegas

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.

International Construction News: $52-Billion Magnetic Levitation Train Project Underway in Japan

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.