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One Chicago Square - Mat Slab

Pictured here is Tower C mat slab at One Chicago Square. The mat slab is at the bottom of the cofferdam almost 70 feet down from street level.

Typical mat slabs are only about 8 to 10 feet below ground level, making this one unique! 

Drone Shot of Vista Tower

Not only does the variation of colored glass make Vista Tower absolutely pop in Chicago’s iconic skyline, the gradient helps improve the building’s overall environmental performance.

Our resident drone operator Dan Jordan was able to capture the building’s beautiful colors during one of his flights over Lake Michigan. 

 

 

401k Savings Program

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See announcement here. 

 

January Birthdays

Happy Birthday to the January babies: Dylan McDaniel (2), Rick Tilquist (8), Emmet Trost (12), Jennifer Gee and Allen Vitkus (13), Jacob Helmer (14), Lindsey Sposato (15), Natalie Ervin (16), Gerardo Rutigliano (17), Mike Pagano (19), Aga Horoszko-Ligas, Chris Luther, and Mercedes Debeza (20), Kevin Gibson (21), Mayra Vega and Max Hickey (25), and Melissa Tompkins and Zach Renk (26).

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Game Changing Product Designers

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A central pillar of Architizer’s A+Awards, the A+Product Awards represents the cutting edge of contemporary building-product design. This global awards program, the largest of its kind, is a barometer for innovation within the industry — and it carries a huge weight given the demographic that decides the winners. Here are a few of them!


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3D Printing: The Future of Construction

 

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Construction giants are quickly realising the potential of of 3D technologies and their impact on the future of construction. The concrete 3D printing market is expected to reach $56.4m in 2021!


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Astronauts Can Grow Up to 2 Inches Taller Returning From Space

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Astronauts in space can grow up to 3 percent taller during the time spent living in microgravity, NASA scientists say. That means that a 6-foot-tall (1.8 meters) person could gain as many as 2 inches (5 centimeters) while in orbit.


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Safer Ways to Spray and Sandblast

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Spray painting and sandblasting serve entirely opposite functions, yet from a safety standpoint, they create many similar hazards for workers. Both operations rely upon the use of compressed air to spray a material across surfaces, but while spray painting is normally used to apply a coating to those surfaces, sandblasting uses the material to either remove its current coating or to prepare it for further finishing. 


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How Healthy Scheduling Habits Can Boost Your Mood

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Schedule everything has been a good management tip since it was first given long ago as "Schedule everything on paper."

The suggestion still makes a whole lot of sense. If something isn’t in your calendar, it doesn’t deserve your time and energy. Having a meeting or event scheduled keeps you ontrack and productive.


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Climbing the Ladder of Success

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We are inherently passionate; and we have the capacity to channelize our passion by consciously giving direction to our emotions. When we discipline our thoughts, we can conquer our emotions that run amok and train our mind to stay focused.


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