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Corvias to develop $126M in student housing for Purdue University

EAST GREENWICH – Corvias has reached an agreement with Purdue University to build 1,300 beds of student housing.The Big 10 university in West Lafayette,...
CHANGING INDUSTRY: Cheryl Burrell, right, associate director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity in the R.I. Department of Administration, is heading the state’s efforts to further diversify the construction industry. At left are Dorinda Keene, assistant administrator of MBE, or minority business enterprise, and Elvys Ruiz, chief supplier to diversity officer.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

White men still dominate construction, though some companies are committed to...

Born to immigrant families struggling to get by in Providence, Edwin A. Montas and Christopher L. Calderon had a lot in common growing up.Similarly...

Nicholas Balzano, 28

PROJECT MANAGER – GILBANE BUILDING CO.Where do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? I hope to be leading an office for Gilbane Building...
SAFETY TRACKER: Gilbane Building Co. is piloting a safety device called a ­Spot-R, at work sites outside Rhode Island. It registers data on worker falls and allows management to identify where the injured worker is located. Paul Bechard III, an insurance account associate, demonstrates the device at the company’s Providence headquarters.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unions wary of safety technology piloted by Gilbane

Workplace falls can be deadly on construction sites. More commonly, they lead to lost time and productivity when workers are injured.Falls are the most...
Gilbane Building Co. in its 2017 annual report has said the company, based in Providence, had record sales and revenue.

Gilbane Building Co. reports record sales, revenue in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Gilbane Building Co., a division of Gilbane Inc. headquartered in Providence, reported this week that the company had record sales, profits, revenue...
A 240-FOOT CRANE installs structural steel beams at the Residence Inn hotel site in Providence this week, marking the beginning of vertical construction, which is expected to continue through the summer. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Steel construction begins on Residence Inn hotel in Providence

PROVIDENCE – A 240-foot crane started installing structural steel beams this week at the Residence Inn hotel site, marking the beginning of vertical construction....
NINE MAJOR Rhode Island employers were announced as founding participants in the new Supply RI initiative that aims to connect Rhode Island companies with Rhode Island suppliers, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

9 major R.I. employers commit to Raimondo’s Supply RI initiative

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced that nine Rhode Island's largest employers have pledged to participate in the Supply RI initiative, which will...
CONVERSING: Crossroads Rhode Island members, from left, Heather Fortin, human resources and individual volunteer coordinator; Cicely Dove, vice president of family services; and Robert Upham, director of human resources, attend the PBN Workplace Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion Summit held Dec. 7 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SKORSKI

‘Unconscious bias’ barrier to workplace inclusion

“If we tolerate intolerance, then tolerance will become extinct,” warned Stephanie Huckel, manager of culture and diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross & Blue...
POSITIVE VIBES: According to results from the Providence Business News Summer 2017 Business Survey, local business owners are optimistic about the future of their businesses and the statewide economy, despite ongoing concerns about finding qualified workers and managing rising health care costs.  / PBN GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING & LISA LAGRECA

Strong quarterly results help fuel R.I. business owners’ faith in local...

Optimism reigns among Rhode Island business owners about the future for their businesses and the statewide economy, despite ongoing concerns about finding qualified workers...
PARE CORP. RECEIVED a Bronze Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts for its work on the University Hall project, above, at the University of Massachusetts Boston. / COURTESY PARE CORP.

Pare Corp. awarded for work on University Hall project at UMass...

BOSTON – Pare Corp., which has offices in Lincoln and Foxboro, Mass., recently received a Bronze Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of...
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