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Environmental Testing and Consulting Inc

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What services does Environmental Testing and Consulting Inc provide? Mark Smith: Environmental Testing and Consulting (ETC) provides industrial hygiene consulting, environmental services consulting, training services,...

GVSU Innovation Design Center for Engineering

In August 2018, Phase 1 of the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Innovation Design Center for Engineering began in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The Rockford Construction team knew that working within the confines of an active campus would prove...

Happy New Year 2021

Here we are in 2021! After late March, some of us thought that 2020 would never end! If nothing else, 2020 has taught us to navigate and pivot through the unexpected, to not take for granted the things that are important to us, and to value...

The Future of Planning Construction Projects

After an unprecedented year for the commercial construction industry in Michigan, Builders Exchange of Michigan asked local project owners about the future of planning construction projects. Contributors Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)...
Anchor Excavating

Anchor Excavating

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What are your company's long term goals? Hannah Olechnowicz: Here at Anchor Excavating, our long term goals include incorporating technology for both residential and commercial sites to be even more accurate and...

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Indian Creek Industrial Park

Indian Creek Industrial Park

In June 2018 at the 6.7 acre site at 2648 3 Mile Road in Walker, Michigan, the Construction Simplified team began construction for the Indian Creek Industrial Park project. Construction Simplified used pre-engineered steel building systems, for...

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Flexibility in the Classroom

Flexibility in the Classroom

By Jeff Hoag, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, GMB Architecture + Engineering It wasn't very long ago that each room in a school building had a singular purpose: instruction happened in the classroom, research and reading happened in the library, and the...

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Recycled Plastics in Construction

Recycled Plastics in Construction

Approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans each day. Plastic is an extremely valuable resource, however, plastic pollution is an unsustainable waste of that resource. Here are 10 ways to use recycled plastics...

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October 2020: On Your Radar

October 2020: On Your Radar

October 2020: On Your Radar features a new community center, a large-scale urban community, an industrial business center, & more! LARGE-SCALE GATEWAY DEVELOPMENT/ Project ID’s 2020-21AF; 2020-21D6; 2020-21D7; 2020-21D9; 2020-21DA Construction...

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MP Concrete

MP Concrete

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What does a typical day look like in your job? Violeta Perez: We own MP Concrete together, but our days look very different! I run the office, answering phones, invoicing clients, and making sure customers have a...

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Norwalk Concrete Industries

Norwalk Concrete Industries

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What's the first thing you do each morning when you begin work at Norwalk Concrete Industries? Robb Smithson: I make a list of things I want to accomplish and rank them by level of difficulty. BX: What value have you...

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