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'It felt like we were making history and
something we would all be proud of.'
management skills under the tutelage of a senior manager. Individual sessions cover a variety of topics, from scope writing and general
conditions, to networking, project marketing, quality control and
Talent development is only part of the equation. Construction managers and general contractors are always looking for new technology
that can improve the building process and the communication with
the owner and subcontractors.
One of the hottest trends in recent years has been the adoption of
drones on construction sites for flyovers and monitor progress. On
the Main Fountain Project, Bancroft used drones to take photos and
update the logistics plan to maximize the material laydown area,
vehicle access and other elements as activity on the site shifted
The real-time communication made possible by the drones enabled contractors to work more efficiently and better prepare for the
work ahead. "The images we utilized were light years ahead of where
we would be if we updated site logistics using a site plan or outdated
Google Earth image," Jadick says.
Investing in its employees and technology enables Bancroft Construction to deliver a consistent experience to its clients even as the
construction industry changes. "Our employees are Bancroft's greatest asset," Jadick says. "Year in and year out, we focus on providing
exceptional client-focused construction service that our customers
have come to expect."
Longwood Gardens is the latest client to benefit from Bancroft
Construction's care and service. More than 470,000 man-hours of
construction went into the Main Fountain Garden preservation,
with the fountain opening on May 27 after two years of construction.
Guests can now appreciate the classic European look of the repaired
hand-carved Italian limestone as they enjoy the movement of 1,719
illuminated water jets set to the music of artists as diverse as Aaron
Copland and Katy Perry, made possible by state-of-the-art technology.
"Bancroft Construction is honored to have been a part of the
Main Fountain Garden revitalization project team," President and
CEO Greg Sawka says. "We truly believe that we are better builders, collaborators, partners and better professionals because of the
experiences afforded us by this most unique and prestigious project.
The project serves as a fine example of excellence achieved through
teamwork, collaboration and a commitment to excellence."
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