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JUL-SEP 2017

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48 AL CONSTRUCTION NEWS JUL-SEP 2017 Another updated capability Building & Earth recently added is the Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA) system to provide dynamic load testing and monitoring of driven pile foundations. The system enables assessment of the bearing capacity and structural integrity of several piles in a single day, as well as calculation of driving stresses and hammer performance. "It all ties back to our mission to our clients to exceed their expectations in the areas of quality service, communication and technical innovation," said Adams. The company has been utilizing these new services and capabilities around the country, and its project backlog is robust. Building & Earth is currently working on the new $100 million Walmart Import Distribution Center in Mobile, a project that spans 2.6 million square feet over 640 acres and is one of only a handful of Walmart import distribution centers around the country. The firm has several significant ongoing projects in the Birmingham area, including the Vesta Apartment development, a 17-story multi-family project on Southside and two University of Alabama at Birmingham projects— The Collat School of Business and the Football Operations Center and Practice Facility. Throughout the South, other projects include the $100 million Summit Fritz Farms mixed-use development in Lexington, Kentucky, as well as the Chesapeake Bay Thimble Shoal Tunnel in Virginia, a $650 million project that is adding a parallel 5,700-foot tunnel to an existing tunnel. The firm has been active in the renewable energy market as well, having recently begun its 20th windfarm project in Minnesota after completing a $900 million windfarm project in Kansas last year. With such a large scope of projects spread out all across the country and even into other countries, it only serves to illustrate the company 's sought-after capabilities and its serious dedication to clients. " We are humbled by our growth, but our goal is never to grow merely for growth's sake," said Bhate. " We strive for growth to fulfill our mission to our associates and shareholders, which is for our employees we will provide a positive work environment with opportunity for ownership and financial, professional and personal growth. For our shareholders, we will produce a high return on equity and strong growth. Our mission to our employees and shareholders has the natural outcome of allowing us to fulfill our mission to our clients." "WE ARE HUMBLED BY OUR GROWTH, BUT OUR GOAL IS NEVER TO GROW MERELY FOR GROWTH'S SAKE." – D E E PA B H AT E

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