James Construction is a proud member of NAIOP

NAIOP_LOGOJames Construction is proud to be a member of Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP). This affiliation augments our long-standing commitment to maintain the highest quality professional standards of the construction industry.

NAIOP represents commercial real estate developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties. It provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities, and connects its members through a powerful North American network.  NAIOP is a leading commercial real estate industry provider of unparalleled networking opportunities, educational programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative representation.

Craig Stevenson proudly serves on the Economic Development/Transportation Committee for NAIOP.

James Construction is a proud member of the USGBC.

USGBC-180James has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2000.  The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is leading a national consensus for producing a new generation of buildings that deliver high performance inside and out. Council members work together to develop LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) products and resources, the Greenbuild annual International Conference and Expo, policy guidance, and educational and marketing tools that support the adoption of sustainable building. Members also forge strategic alliances with key industry and research organizations and federal, state and local government agencies to transform the built environment.

 

James Construction is a proud member of the DBIA

PrintJames Construction is proud to be a member of Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). This affiliation augments our long-standing commitment to maintain the highest quality professional standards of the construction industry. Craig Stevenson, DBIA Professionals, proudly serves on the Innovation Committee and Federal Sector Committee for the DBIA.

The Design-Build Institute of America is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals. DBIA represents the entire design and construction industry. As an institute, its primary objective is to provide education, training, networking and support to all players involved in the design and construction industry.

James Construction has four (4) personnel recognized as Designated Design-Build Professionals by the Design-Build Institute of America

dbia_logoJames Construction proudly announces that Craig E. Stevenson, Jamie A. Stevenson, David S. Kmonk II, and Sean Hreha have been recognized as Designated Design-Build Professionals by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).

DBIA offers certification in design-build project delivery, its program educates owners as well as designers and builders on team-centered approaches to design and construction. Owners want successfully executed design-build projects and are looking for a demonstration of both relevant continuing education and experience  both of which can be gained through DBIA certification.

The Designated Design-Build Professional certification program provides the only measureable standard by which to judge “Design-build done right.” “Design-build done right” requires more than a good contract and appropriate risk allocation. Everyone from the owner to the subcontractors must understand the process, the expectations and fully engage in the collaborative process. The growing number of both Associate DBIA designees and DBIA Professional designees attest to the value local, state and federal governments see in educating their staffs in DBIA best practices. The Designated Design-Build Professional certification program has grown exponentially over the past ten years, and not surprisingly as it mirrors the expansion of design-build itself.

James Construction has extensive experience in design-build project delivery and is among a few certified professionals in Western Pennsylvania.

 

James Construction is a proud member of the MBA

MBAJames Construction is proud to be a member of Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania (MBA). This affiliation augments our long-standing commitment to maintain the highest quality professional standards of the construction industry.

The Master Builders’ Association of Western PA represents the preferred commercial contractor in our region. Collectively, the membership accounts for over 80% of the commercial construction in our area and the MBA contractors have built over 90% of the square-footage of LEED certified buildings in the Pittsburgh region.  With skilled labor, superior safety services and the latest technology, the MBA contractor is the best value for construction.

A closer look at Information Modeling with SketchUp Pro 2014

In a world of ever-evolving CAD acronyms, people often ask  “Is SketchUp Pro BIM?”

BIM is short for building information modeling, and the fact is, I have always considered SketchUp Pro to be a highly capable and inclusive information modeler. “But what does that mean?”
The foundation of information modeling is an association between information of any kind and the graphical geometry in a model. SketchUp’s core tools: groups, components, etc.. have always enabled it’s users to make this association and use the data embedded in models. For example, BIM professionals may use information models for clash detection and quantity take-off’s.

Building on this open and flexible information modeling capability, SketchUp Pro 2014 includes a feature called Classifier that lets you tag objects with standard classifications or types. It is preloaded in the SketchUp Pro 2014 release with IFC 2×3 classifications (a standard for building information modelers), but you’re free to use any classification system you want. If you’re wondering if this tool is for you, I would encourage you to learn more about it here.

James Construction has four (4) personnel designated as LEEP AP BD+C by the Green Building Certification Institute

sealJames Construction proudly announces that Craig E. Stevenson, Jamie A. Stevenson, David S. Kmonk II, and Sean Hreha have been designated as LEEP AP Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C) by the Green Building Certification Institute.

A LEED Professional Credential signifies that you are a leader in the field and an active participant in the green building movement who contributes expertise to the design, construction, operations and maintenance of buildings and neighborhoods that save energy, use fewer resources, reduce pollution, and contribute to healthier environments for their occupants and the community.  With new jobs specifying the need for expertise in LEED, the LEED Professional Credential helps you stand out by increasing your opportunity for employment, job stability and promotion, while underscoring your value to LEED project teams and sustainability-focused organizations.

James Construction has extensive experience in green building and LEED certified projects.

Saint Vincent College, Bonaventure Hall & Gerard Hall Renovations

StVCJames Construction was selected as the General Contractor for the Bonaventure Hall & Gerard Hall renovations project.

Saint Vincent College has announced that renovations totaling $1.8 million to enhance two campus residence halls will be completed in Bonaventure and Gerard Halls during the next two summers. The project will renovate the two upperclass residence halls, originally built in 1963, in two construction phases so that residents are not affected by activity during the academic year. The work will include renovation of more than 36,000 square feet of space in stairwells, hallways and restrooms with new carpeting, lighting, ceiling tile, doors and fixtures as needed.

Other features of the project include: The large windows on the entrance side of the building will be replaced with storefront-styled windows. A lounge on the ground floor of Gerard Hall will be enlarged to 48 feet x 56 feet and air-conditioned. A 30 feet x 25 feet stamped concrete outdoor patio will be added between the two buildings with a barbecue pit and outdoor furniture for student use.

Bonaventure Hall construction will start on May 12 and be completed by Aug. 1, 2014. Gerard Hall construction will start on May 11, 2015, and be completed by Aug. 7, 2015.  The project is scheduled for completion in August of 2015.

You can read the full details here. http://www.stvincent.edu/newsDetailWF.aspx?id=2147489133