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Civil | JOHN W. DANFORTH CO. Leading the Way I t is hard to beat Tonawanda, N.Y.-based John W. Danforth’s (JWD) winning formula of experienced leadership and technological savvy. When the industrial, commercial, plumbing and heating contractor takes on a project, it brings 125 years of construction experience with it. At the same time, the company keeps its eyes fresh, staying on the cutting-edge of technological and industry developments. For example, JWD is ISO 9001-certified, and its project management team is attaining LEED Green Associate and LEED AP certification. In addition, the company recently expanded its CADD department to provide building information modeling (BIM) solutions, which will improve efficiency and accuracy, Vice President Pat Reilly says. “Technology is constantly changing; in order to get ahead, you have to stay on top of the newest developments,” Reilly acknowledges. “We also recently upgraded our office staff computers, cell phones, accounting and project management software to meet the needs of our customers. “We also provide our employees with regular lunch and learns to teach them about the latest products, techniques and tools.” WITH 125 YEARS BEHIND IT, JWD CONTINUES TO INNOVATE AND IMPROVE. BY GENEVIEVE DIESING Innovative Solutions These latest innovations have already paid off. The company is doing the HVAC work for a $20 million job for the Federal Courthouse in Buffalo, N.Y., which Reilly says was a “milestone” for JWD. “It was the first project wherein we implemented a BIM process to design some of the most cutting-edge technology to maximize labor and complete projects effectively. The »JWD utilizesISO 9001-certified and its management team has LEED accreditation. Employees are trained regularly. company is John W. Danforth Co. • HQ: Tonawanda, N.Y. • Employees: How 500 • Services: General and subcontracting “Our customer has recognized us as the most effective subcontractor on the project, always providing leadership and proactive direction.” –Pat Reilly, vice president CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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