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Kirlin Builders Earns National Safety Award from Associated Builders and Contractors

Kirlin Builders has been named the winner of a National Safety  Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Based in Rockville MD, but servicing our military men and women across the world, Kirlin Builders received the award March 21st during the 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif.

The National Safety Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories: NAICS 236 – Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 – Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238 – Specialty Trade Contractors.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is thrilled to honor Kirlin Builders, whose world-class safety processes and safety culture has created an environment where every employee understands that the wellbeing of those around them is everyone’s responsibility,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash Jr., director of preconstruction at Branch & Associates, Herndon, Va. “Kirlin Builder’s impressive safety record shows the clear difference that an uncompromising, top-down commitment to safety makes in a contractor’s performance and we are proud to call them an ABC member.”

The 2017 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). During the selection process, national safety winners were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Environment, Health and Safety Committee. See the full list of winners on abc.org.

STEP is the standard for developing world-class safety programs in construction and is designed to help both large and small contractors evaluate every aspect of their corporate safety and health program and identify opportunities for improvement. According to ABC’s latest Safety Performance Report, the best-performing ABC members STEP participants can reduce recordable incidents by up to 85 percent, making the best-performing companies 670 percent safer than the industry average.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit them at abc.org.

Scheduling in Construction – Best Practices and Lessons Learned

by Jerome Schoffler, LEED® AP and PMP, Construction Executive for Kirlin Builders

Scheduling is one of the most central aspects of effective Project Management. It also comes equipped with lots of perils that often only improve with experience. Construction Executive Jerome Schoffler discusses his experiences and shares his lessons and best practices to schedule a construction project effectively. He walks through building a schedule during procurement, reviewing the schedule during design, and continuously monitoring the schedule during construction while sharing strategies, experiences, and tips to ensure that your schedule is realistic, effective, and timely.

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Scheduling in Construction – Lessons Learned & Best Practices

 

Optimizing the Facility Manager Relationship

by Andrew Dawson, Project Manager for Kirlin Builders

In describing how to make the Facility Manager relationship strong, Kirlin Builders’ Andrew Dawson draws upon his nearly decade of experience in project management to give his insights on building a productive relationship with the Facility Manager and their office. He touches on knowing hospital protocols, honest communication, going above and beyond, and uses one of Kirlin Builders’ most successful projects to illustrate how to bring it all together.

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Optimizing the Facility Manager Relationship

Leveraging Consumer Experience Assessments to Create a Patient-Focused Design/Build Project

by Janice Rogers, PMP, LEED® AP, Design Manager

At the 2016 ASHE PDC Summit in San Diego, a presentation on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems offered insights into how patients perceive the hospital healthcare experience. Our Janice Rogers writes on how through patient-focused design/build planning, AEC firms like Kirlin Builders can help create a better patient-care environment.

 

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