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CAREER PATH: Christopher L. Calderon, left, and Edwin A. Montas, project engineers at Gilbane Building Co., benefited from an early introduction to construction. Calderon, who remembers being treated to pizza parties with elementary school classmates at the company’s corporate office as recognition for good grades, said giving young people a chance to look beyond the careers of their parents is important. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 5, 2018

White men still dominate construction, though some companies are committed to changing that.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s...
WORK IS SET to advance on the 6-10 Connector Interchange project starting Nov. 9, resulting in multiple traffic pattern shifts that will last from months to years, with the entire project expected to be complete by the fall of 2023. In a photo taken in the summer of 2015, on one of the bridges of the interchange, just south of Westminster Street, temporary braces put in by the R.I. Department of Transportation 15 years ago were showing signs of deterioration. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

6-10 Connector Interchange work advances on Nov. 9; RIDOT sees delays

PROVIDENCE – Work on the 6-10 Connector Interchange reconstruction will advance starting Friday Nov. 9, which will result in traffic pattern changes, the R.I....
RECOGNIZING ­OPPORTUNITY: ­Gilbane Building Co. Vice President and Rhode Island business unit leader John Sinnott is flanked by Christopher L. Calderon, left, and Edwin A. Montas at the company’s Providence headquarters, where Sinnott oversees much of the local recruitment efforts to better match the company’s workforce with the local community. 
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MARK S. MURPHY

In an industry coming up short on workers, opportunities await

The construction industry (along with many other sectors of the region’s economy) is falling short of filling job openings. Some firms find themselves turning...

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand...

“Embarrassing,” is how R.I. Department of Education Commissioner Ken Wagner described the state of local public elementary, middle and high schools.“When I visit a...
  Derek Venticinque 
 Age: 35
Company: TRAC Builders Inc.
Job title: Project manager
Education: B.A. in history, University of Rhode Island / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Career builder

Derek Venticinque | Age: 35 | Company: TRAC Builders Inc. | Job title: Project manager | Education: B.A. in history, University of Rhode IslandDerek Venticinque...
DRYVIT SYSTEMS PRESIDENT AND CEO Mike Murphy said that the demand for the company's NewBrick product led to the company to open a new manufacturing facility in North Kingstown. The company expects to more than double its manufacturing workforce over the next decade. / / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Dryvit Systems to open new manufacturing plant, plans workforce expansion

WEST WARWICK – Dryvit Systems Inc. will open a 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the former Brown & Sharpe plant in North Kingstown, the company...
SEAL APPROVAL: Michael Kenney, co-founder and president of Building Enclosure Science, tests the front wall of a condominium complex in Chelsea, Mass., to see if there is moisture inside the walls, part of a test to make sure the building is keeping out the rain.
 / COURTESY BUILDING ENCLOSURE SCIENCE

Building Enclosure Science extends old buildings’ useful years

Fastest Growing Companies | $250,000-$5M | 1st place CEO (or equivalent): Charles Antone, co-founder and chief operating officer 2017 Revenue: $2,597,422 2015 Revenue: $556,478 Revenue growth: 366.8%Old buildings,...
DEDICATED DESIGN: Eric Zuena, managing principal at ZDS, speaks with Julie Jancewicz Bartlett, project manager/associate. The wall behind Zuena features designs from many of the company’s clients.
 / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SALERNO

ZDS tailors strategic designs to each project

Innovative Companies | Architecture, Construction and EngineeringProvidence-based architecture, construction and engineering firm ZDS Inc. has grown as a result of its innovation. With a...
STEADY RESULTS: Edward W. Burman Jr., center, with sons Edward "Tripp" Burman III, left, and Andrew in the University of Rhode Island’s new welcome center conference room, designed by E.W. Burman Inc.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

E.W. Burman takes a steady, careful approach to the future

Fastest Growing Companies | $25M-$75M | 1st place CEO (or equivalent): Edward W. Burman Jr., president 2017 Revenue: $35,387,366 2015 Revenue: $16,610,766 Revenue growth: 113%E.W. Burman Inc. is...
RIVERHEAD BUILDING SUPPLY will acquire United Builder Supply, a four-unit lumber and building materials supplier with locations in Rhode Island and Connecticut. / COURTESY RIVERHEAD BUILDING SUPPLY CORP.

Riverhead Building Supply to acquire United Builders Supply

WESTERLY – Riverhead Building Supply Corp. has entered in to an agreement to acquire United Builders Supply, the company announced this week.UBS, a lumber...
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