Construction Today - June 2017 - 84
Institutional | CATALANO CONSTRUCTION INC.
"We're familiar with the area, with the protocols of the Navy and
The company has a $3.3 million contract for work on a Navy Gateway Inn & Suites location at the base. "We're doing all the excavation,
utility work and capping of a previously contaminated area," he says.
"There's a whole remedial work plan as far as dealing with new soils
and having the job site capped with clean material."
Catalano Construction also recently took the role of general contractor for a new tennis complex at Mount Saint Charles Academy
in Woonsocket, R.I. Not only is the academy a repeat client, but
Catalano, his father and sisters are alums of the school.
"That was probably the largest project we have done for the school
itself," he says. "It included a lot of rock removal and three sets of
tiered tennis courts with retaining wall and tennis court surfacing,
landscaping, drainage and flat work around the outside."
Seventy-five percent of Catalano Construction's projects incorporate
sustainable features and the company strives to stay current with
green standards. "We're members of the U.S. Green Building Council
and I'm a LEED green associate," Jason Catalano says.
"We're been trying to get our project managers and estimators here
LEED certified," he says, noting that the company also reuses materials
when it can. "When we're working on sites, we're bringing materials
back to our yard to crush as gravel and use on future projects.
"We try to recycle materials where financially it can save us some
money," he says. "It also can earn us LEED credits on these projects."
At the Forefront
Catalano Construction adds new technology to its operations to "stay
ahead of the curve," Catalano says. He currently is studying for his
Part 107 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) license.
"We've been looking to integrate drones into our workflow and
use them for our progress photography and marketing purposes,
as well as some kind of rough surveying," he says, noting that the
company also invested in telematics in its vehicles.
These give Catalano Construction "a better handle on our mileage
adds new technology to its operations
to remain competitive.
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