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