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Industrial | HARBOR OFFSHORE SERVICES Constructing Protection HARBOR OFFSHORE SERVICES DELIVERS COST-EFFECTIVE PORT SECURITY BARRIERS. BY BRIAN SALGADO I Services owns the exclusive license for »Harbor Offshorehas installed more than 10,000 meters ofanti-terrorist barrier design technology developed by the U.S. Navy, and barrier systems around the world. n the wake of the 9/11 attacks, an entirely new segment of the construction industry grew up: homeland security. As fear of terrorism grew and the wars in the Middle East expanded, the demand for heightened security skyrocketed. And while clients clamored for the abstract notions of safety and security, the early efforts to meet these needs were basic enhancements consisting of chain-link fences, security cameras, manned patrols and check points. As time passed, military and nonmilitary security customers alike realized they were dealing with a sophisticated, invisible opponent with increasing potential to do harm. Harbor Offshore Services, however, not only had a customizable solution used all over the world by the U.S. Navy, but the management team at Harbor Offshore Barriers has more than 200 combined years of marine construction, vessel captaincy and commercial diving experience applicable to the business of waterside security. Director of Sales Tom Pruitt has 32 years in the shipbuilding business, starting as a welding engineer and gradually assuming production management assignments on a full range of shipbuilding and repair projects. He also worked six years as vice president of manufacturing for a steel fabrication company before assuming commercial waterside security barrier sales at Harbor Offshore Inc. Although the U.S. government consistently has been the largest customer for Harbor Offshore Barriers, the commercial sector, including non-U.S. military, has grown steadi- Harbor Offshore Services • Headquarters: Ventura, Calif. • Employees: 30-50 • Specialty: Port security barriers “There is a much more sophisticated sense of what [clients] need to do for risk management.” –Tom Pruitt, director of sales 154 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
Last Look

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