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#HelpForHouston – Gaston to run Diapers & Wipes Drive for the people of Houston

On Wednesday, August 30th and Thursday, August 31st (from 12pm-1pm), Gaston Electrical will be running a Diapers & Wipes Drive in support of the City of Boston’s #HelpForHouston effort. We’re accepting unopened packages of baby diapers and/or baby wipes at our Norwood Office – 85 Morse Street. Thanks!

 

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All donations will be delivered to the City of Boston.

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Pagliuca Life Lab named as an 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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Corporate Safety Director receives advanced MEWP safety training at JLG University

At Gaston Electrical, we work tirelessly to maintain and continuously improve safety practices in all aspects of our business. To support this mission, our team members receive regular training on equipment and tools. Recently, Rick Coakley – Corporate Safety Director, attended a three-day Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) training session called JLG University. The event was held at JLG’s training center in McConnellsburg, PA. As one of the largest manufacturers of boom and scissor lifts in the country, JLG University provides advanced classroom and hands-on training for safe operation of their equipment. With the training completed, Rick will include new practices into Gaston’s training curriculum – ensuring an even safer work environment for our team members and project partners going forward.

Learn more about JLG Products here. www.jlg.com

Learn more about JLG University here. www.jlg.com

 

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Gaston attends Wentworth Institute of Technology multipurpose academic building groundbreaking

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.

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Gaston Electrical provides construction insight for BC Carroll School student project

In Spring of 2017, Gaston Principals Bill and Mike Weber had the pleasure of visiting with current Boston College Carroll School of Management students to provide construction insight relating to their semester project. The students were tasked with the development of a plan to restore the long-closed Everett Square Theatre in Boston’s Hyde Park Neighborhood. Bill and Mike provided met with the students and discussed real-world examples of similar large-scale theater renovations. The info they shared helped the students to present a realistic proposal to their professor, and to building ownership.

To learn more about the class and project, click on the links below.

Boston Globe – 1/27/2017
Boston College students look to revitalize historic Hyde Park Theater

BC Carroll School Newsletter / Carroll Collection – 6/30/2017
“A Great Hope”: Students Offer Plan to Revive Historic Theater

 

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Safety First! Gaston wins 2017 Massachusetts Merit Award for exemplary safety record from AGC

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.

 

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High Profile provided an additional recap of the event.
Access the full story here.

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Bil Weber featured on ConstructionDive.com “Dotted Line” Series

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.”

Click here to access the article.

 

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New Hires / Healey featured in Boston Real Estate Times

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.

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