Miami-based Coastal Construction Group’s leadership is celebrating multiple honors, including Thomas P. Murphy Jr. receiving the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean and the election of Dan Whiteman, vice chairman of Coastal Construction Group, by the National Academy of Construction as a member of its class of 2022. Murphy was honored in Miami Sept. 15, and Whiteman formally inducted Oct. 6 at the NAC Construction Hall of Fame Gala in Scottsdale, Ariz. Murphy became the youngest person in Florida to gain a contractor’s license when he did so at 19, founding Coastal Construction, which has grown over 54 years to build more than 50 million sq ft of vertical projects. Whiteman joined Coastal Construction in 1992 and served as its president from 2001-2015 and serving as vice chairman since that time. He’s been an active member of the AGC of South Florida, serving on its board of directors for 13 years.


Kaufman Lynn Construction

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Kaufman Lynn Construction has completed a major overhaul of JM Family Enterprise’s corporate headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla., adding workforce-focused innovative technology and sustainability features. Three 88,000-sq-ft office buildings, a 302-seat dining facility and an almost 310,000-sq-ft parking garage with space for 831 cars were finished in 41 months at a project cost of $144 million. The project includes solar panels, rainwater storage cisterns and more.

According to Kaufman Lynn’s website, the headquarters for the Fortune 100 company achieved a LEED Gold certification. The structure has more than 56,000 sq ft of electrochromic dynamic glazing, a 33,147-sq-ft training and conference center as well as three chillers that total 1,500 tons.


Brasfield & Gorrie

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Brasfield & Gorrie is celebrating one groundbreaking and one grand opening with the start of work on the Bioscience and Life Science hub at the 18-acre master-planned Science Square in Atlanta and the opening of ONE22ONE in Nashville, a Class AA office tower in The Gulch, the city’s popular urban neighborhood.

Formerly known as Technology Enterprise Park, Science Square will offer premier commercial lab and research and development space as well as residential development, according to real estate developer Trammell Crow Co. Brasfield & Gorrie is serving as the general contractor for the project, including the first phase of development, a speculative, 364,740-sq-ft Class A lab and office tower as well as a 280-unit residential building, the firm’s first residential development in Atlanta.

Brasfield & Gorrie also served as general contractor for ONE22ONE in Nashville, using more than 2 million linear ft of post-tension cable and 6.7 million lb of rebar on the 373,000-sq-ft office tower.


Moss Construction

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Moss Construction recently topped out multiple projects in one week in South Florida, including the eight-story multifamily project in West Palm Beach, The Grand. The 444,604-sq-ft apartment building includes 301 units, eight townhomes, parking garage and resort style pool at 620 3rd St. in West Palm Beach. Close to both the both the Brightline and Tri-Rail train stations, The Grand started work in September 2021 and is set for completion in March 2023.

Also in Palm Beach County is 1625 Ocean, an almost 78,000-sq-ft luxury condo development with 14 units and 120-ft private beachfront. The development, which began construction in December 2021, includes 10 residences, four penthouses and six semi-private elevators. Moss plans to complete construction in March 2023.

The Moss team also topped out Belmont Village Senior Living Coral Gables, a 221-unit senior living development with independent, assisted and memory care living facilities, fitness center, swimming pool, salon, screening room, sports lounge and art studio.

Moss also cut the ribbon on the Florida International University Tamiami Hall in Miami, a 13-story, 300,000-sq-ft residence hall that will house nearly 700 FIU students. The facility, which began construction in June 2020 and completed in June 2022, includes multipurpose rooms, study rooms, conference rooms, lounges, kitchen and gathering areas and 300 parking spaces.