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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.
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.
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.
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.
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On June 21, 2017, Gaston Electrical attended a groundbreaking ceremony for Wentworth Institute of Technology’s new academic building for engineering, innovation, and the sciences. The event was co-hosted by Wentworth and general contractor Gilbane. Once completed, the 75,000 SF facility will represent the first academic construction for the campus in 45 years.
To learn more about the project, click here.
On Friday, June 23, Gaston Electrical was recognized by the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGCofMA) with a 2017 Massachusetts Merit Award for Exemplary Safety Record. This award is representative of the hard work and dedication of our Safety Director Rick Coakley, Project Managers, Foremen, and skilled Field Employees. Other award winners included Siena Construction, Tocci Building Companies, Suffolk Construction, TG Gallagher, Lee Kennedy Co., and BOND.
High Profile provided an additional recap of the event.
Access the full story here.
The New England Real Estate Journal recently featured Gaston’s commitment to safety. Read the recap of the OSHA Stand-Down for Safety Week here.
Gaston Electrical Principal Bill Weber was recently featured in ConstructionDive.com’s Dotted Line Series. In his discussion with writer Kim Slowey, Bill comments on best practices for project communication, planning, manpower, and materials.
From the article: Weber said Gaston project teams meet weekly to review the workforce needs on every job, a process that lets them prepare enough in advance so that they can avoid shortages. “The worst thing in construction,” he said, “is to get to a point where you haven’t planned in advance and have a need to fill but don’t have any means of meeting that need.”
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Boston Real Estate Times recently featured the news of Steve Healey’s addition to the Gaston Electrical Team.
From the feature: “We are excited to have someone of Steve’s experience and knowledge joining our team,” commented Walter Volpe, Chief Estimator at Gaston Electrical. “He is a highly-skilled estimator who is very familiar with the scale and complexity of the projects we are undertaking. Steve will add valuable depth to our department to meet the demanding construction and development pace of an active New England market.”
Read more here.