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Gaston participates in 2018 National Construction Safety Week

During the week of May 7th-11th, Gaston Electrical joined hundreds of other leading companies from the construction industry in recognizing National Construction Safety Week. According to the official website, the mission of Safety Week is to “collectively raise the awareness of the construction industry’s continuing commitment to eliminating worker injury, and to clearly communicate its dedication to a shared culture of care and concern and the belief that every week must be Safety Week.”

2018 marked the fourth year of participation in the event for Gaston – and we successfully spread the word to all of our team members through site visits, emails, and social media campaigns. This year – Corporate Safety Director Rick Coakley focused on ladder safety training during his “toolbox talk” with our skilled team members. He also took time to introduce our new ladder inspection policy. Highlights of the busy week also included visits to the UMASS Boston Residence Halls, Boston Celtics Auerbach Center at Boston Landing, and AMGEN Cambridge. Gaston is partnered with leading General Contractors on these projects and our commitment to safety for our team (and theirs) was clearly highlighted.

Huge thanks to our field teams and project partners for an informative and engaging week – we look forward to 2019. Below are some photos from our various site visits.

 

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Gaston participates in National Women In Construction Week

The Women of Gaston play a critical role in the overall success of our company and our industry as a whole.

This statement was shared with our vendors and project partners throughout National Women In Construction Week from March 4th-10th 2018. Spearheaded by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), National Women in Construction (WIC) Week was an opportunity to join other leading construction firms in recognizing the significant contributions and important roles of Women in our industry.

During the week, Gaston arranged for numerous site visits to provide breakfast breaks and generate increased conversation around diversity in the trades. Construction is often an overlooked career choice for women, and we are working hard to help change that.

Below are photos and some of our social media posts from the week. To learn more about our activities and involvement in #WICWeek2018 please contact Nina Radzim or check out our social media channels:

www.twitter.com/GastonElec
www.facebook.com/GastonElectrical
www.instagram.com/gaston_electrical
www.linkedin.com/company/gaston-electrical
#WICWeek2018 #WomenInConstruction

 

 

 

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Mike Weber discusses project scheduling and communication in ConstructionDive.com Feature

As construction continues to increase in complexity, the need for clear communication, realistic expectations, and trustworthy project partners have become all the more important. Recently, Mike Weber chatted with Kim Slowey of ConstructionDive.com and shared insight on the above-mentioned topics. Click here to read the full article.

 

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Gaston Electrical ConstructionDive feature

 

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Bill Weber and DJ Murray contribute to ConstructionDive.com Pre-fab feature

Pre-fabrication continues to gain popularity in the marketplace. Recently, Kim Slowey of ConstructionDive.com reached out to Gaston Electrical for commentary on the increased importance and benefits of this practice, and in particular, how to safely transfer pre-fabricated materials/components from the warehouse to the jobsite. Bill Weber and DJ Murray provided some useful insight – click here to read the entire article.

 

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Gaston Named to Banker & Tradesman Best of 2017 List

Recently, GastonElectrical was ranked by Banker & Tradesman as one of the leading companies on their “Best of 2017” list.

Via Banker & Tradesman: Every year, we ask our readers to vote for the best real estate, banking, and financial services providers.Winners are peer-selected and come together to celebrate their accomplishments and success.

We are proud to be recognized among other leading firms in the Boston Market – many of whom are our clients and project partners.

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Pagliuca Life Lab named as ENR New England 2017 Best Project / Higher Education

Recently, ENR New England named Harvard’s Pagliuca Life Lab to its list of 2017 Best Projects in the Higher Education category. The Gaston Electrical Team worked closely with General Contractor Shawmut Design and Construction and other project team members (including Shepley Bulfinch, Reed Hilderbrand, R.G. Vanderwell Engineers, NRB Modular, and Triumph Modular) on this innovative project. Access the full article here.

Learn more about the project here.

 

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Gaston Electrical featured in ConstructionDive.com’s Offsite Construction Series: Pre-Fabrication

Gaston Electrical Principal Bill Weber was recently featured in ConstructionDive.com’s Offsite Construction Series. In his discussion with writer Kim Slowey, Bill comments on the many benefits of pre-fabrication and the efficiencies it creates.

From the article: Prefabrication can even encompass entire smaller-scale structures, like a house, that are built and shipped in pieces and put together on site. Prefabricated systems and components can be built in a factory designated for such work or in a contractor’s warehouse. Bill Weber, principal at Gaston Electrical, in Norwood, MA, told Construction Dive in June that the ability to work with other subcontractors in order to assemble multi-trade racks ahead of time can reduce onsite skilled labor requirements by as much as half. And, according to Weber, companies that don’t take advantage of the efficiencies prefab offers could be setting themselves up for failure.

Click here to access the article.

 

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