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FEBRUARY 2011 | CONTENTS On the Cover Wall Works USA Inc. The diverse set of capabilities of Wall Works USA helps it maintain its position as one of the top residential renovation companies within the eastern seaboard. President and owner Stephen Hodgins also says that the company does not rely on typical general contractor and subcontractor relationships to perform its contracts. Departments 16 Residential Many things in the construction industry get done on a handshake. 28 Civil CAD systems have revolutionized the way that buildings are designed today. 78 Commercial Vocal minorities are defeating big-box retailers. 126 Institutional Builders must ask how they can keep in harmony with the environment. 152 Industrial An increasing number of construction firms are recognizing that synchronization and collaboration are key. 160 Last Look: IMC Construction Inc. is a leading general contractor and construction manager. gp.20 Columns and Features 6 Out of the Blues Chicago contractors will sponsor an event to raise money for rape victims. Best Practices Despite some belief, the phrase ‘productive meetings’ is not an oxymoron. p.12 8 10 Exploring BIM The technology of BIM presents an exciting opportunity for reinvention. 12 Construction Law Builders should watch for the pitfalls of the Interstate Land Sale Full Disclosure Act. p.6 p.10 p.126 FEBRUARY 2011 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM 3 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - February 2011

Construction Today - February 2011
Out of the Blues
Best Practices
Exploring BIM
Construction Law
Wall Works USA Inc.
Epoch Properties
Pacific Pile & Marine
Dufferin Construction – Highways 403 and 401 Projects
Natt McDougall Co.
Abhe & Svoboda Inc.
Malcolm Drilling
McKinney Drilling Co.
ODOT/Miller Cable Co. – Northeast Ohio ITS Project
Barnard Construction – Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project
C.A. Barrs Contractor Inc.
Charles Blalock and Sons Inc.
Parsons Brinkerhoff, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Skanska USA, Dragados USA and Tutor Perini – Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement
William Charles Construction – I-39 Repaving
Wadman Corp.
CB Richard Ellis Canada
The Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd./PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Fargo Pacific Inc.
Critchfield Pacific Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Culpepper Construction Co. Inc.
Golden State Framers
HRH Construction
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Hyder Construction
IMC Construction Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle – Empire State Building Renovation and Retrofit
Econo-Malls Management Corp.
Ruscio Studio
Turner Construction San Diego – New Central Library
Trotter & Morton – University of Calgary
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
Danis Building Construction Company – The Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center
F.J. Sciame Construction Co. – Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Eckman Construction – Pinkerton Academy Freshman Building
The Hagerman Group – Parkview Whitley Hospital
Scheck Industries
Whaler Industrial Contracting Inc.
Last Look

Construction Today - February 2011