Fortune Magazine released its “100 best companies to work for in the U.S.” list and several notable construction and engineering firms with ties to the Southwest made the cut. Kimley-Horn and Associates, Burns & McDonnell, Autodesk, PCL Construction and TDIndustries all made the list alongside the likes of Google, which topped the list for the seventh time in 10 years.
Nora Wang and Patrick Phelan will present “Buildings of the Future” as a part of Arizona State University’s Sustainability Series on April 1 at the institution’s Tempe campus. Phelan, an ASU faculty member since 1996, is currently on leave from the university to assist the U.S. Department of Energy. She joins Wang, a senior engineer from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with 10 years of research experience in energy-efficient buildings, to talk about the future of buildings, beyond zero energy and zero carbon.
The PENTA Building Group temporarily shut down all of its job sites around the country on March 7 and 8 to conduct a quarterly Safety Stand Down. Over 1,000 PENTA employees gathered at job sites across three states, including the site of the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada, to focus on reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) or, rather, strains and sprains.
The Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America in March announced its officers for 2016, highlighted by the appointment of Trish Bullentini-Kuzanek, the vice president of Martin Iron Works, Inc., as the organization’s president.
Additional officers include Lance Semenko of Q & D Construction, Inc., first vice president; Jim Miller of CORE Construction Services of Nevada, second vice president; and Nathan Roach of Gradex Construction Co., treasurer. Justin Ivory of A-1 Steel served as the past president and also served as national director.
The AGC is celebrating their 75th year of supporting construction companies. Additional names for officers and directors can be found on the AGC website.