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Institutional by Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen Leading the Technology Game The building industry has traditionally been slow to embrace change and new technologies. However, one positive outcome of the Great Recession is that it is quickly changing the way we do things in the industry. “Better, faster and cheaper” seems to be the new motto these days. Two primary factors are motivating this push: owners demanding a better way of doing things, and the desire for firms to differentiate themselves YEHUDI GAFFEN founded Gafcon in 1987 and has more than 30 years of construction and program management experience. Throughout his professional career, Yehudi has worked for construction companies, construction managers and owners of real estate. For more information, visit in a highly competitive market. The advances and uptake of technology in construction and design information are starting to gain momentum in the construction industry. More firms realize – mainly through lost work to tech-savvy competitors – that if they don’t change how they do their work, they will be left behind. New pressures such as sustainable design, the introduction of new materials, and new standards and processes like LEED and lean have played a major role in pushing green, efficient and environmentally sensitive 76 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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

Construction Today - March 2011
Table of Contents
Social Media
Exploring BIM
Best Practices
Urban Construction
Building Growth
Bermúdez, Longo, Díaz-Massó (BLDM), S.E.
Wadman Corp.
Universal Builders Supply Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. LLC
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Dana B. Kenyon Co. – Florida State College at Jacksonville
Kaback Enterprises
Hyder Construction
On Site Management Inc.
Retail Developers in Ontario
Morguard Investments Ltd. – Bramalea City Centre and Expansion
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.
Bayfield Realty Advisors Inc.
Rudolph and Sletten
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
MW Builders – Fort Leonard Wood AIT Barracks, Phase 1
Thor Construction
Weir Welding Co.
JE Dunn Construction Co. – Woman’s Hospital
Manhattan Kraft Construction Co. – Sarasota Police Department Headquarters
P.J. Hoerr Inc. – Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Poettker Construction – Watterson Towers Renovations
Merit Kitchens
BBL Builders – Columbia Parc at the Bayou District
Reliable Builders Inc.
Joe Hall Roofing
ECM International Inc.
Branch Highways Inc.
GCC America Inc.
HOK: NOAA Pacific Regional Center
Last Look

Construction Today - March 2011