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College Not Required for Great Construction Careers

on Jun 25, 2022 3:03:00 AM By | Ronnie Brindley | 0 Comments | Brindley Team
It comes as no shock to the average person that a ripple effect of recent technological advances and the growth of the internet economy has been a tectonic shift in the labor force. The number of jobs that require sitting behind a desk in a cubicle—or anywhere a computer might be—has risen dramatically over the past 20 years. This shift has transformed our educational system into one that funnels students towards a different set of opportunities. While some of those opportunities offer new and exciting prospects for our economy, the trend has accelerated at the cost of marginalizing vocational and skills-based training—especially in the construction trades. You Can’t Get Everything on Amazon In truth, you can’t buy everything on Amazon. Fundamental aspects of our lives have not changed. We still need homes to live in, new schools and commercial buildings, state-of-the-art hospitals, and improved roads and bridges. Right now, we especially need trained people who know how to construct and renovate these critically important assets in our built environment. What has changed in recent years? Our view of education and job prospects—which pushes the idea that every graduating high schooler should enter a four-year college program. Unfortunately, too many students leave university to find themselves forced to work in low-wage jobs and burdened with excessive college loan debt.
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A Game Plan For The Future

on Apr 21, 2022 7:00:00 PM By | Lauren Reed | 0 Comments | leadership
At the end of 2021 we announced that four, long-standing employees were retiring. We have thrown the parties, passed out all the hugs and wished them all a happy retirement. Though they will be missed dearly, and they can never be replaced, we are happy to announce that we have a game plan to keep operations running smoothly. As you may know, it is a contractor’s job to think ahead and be willing to adapt to change.
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Project Delivery Systems… Which One is Best for You?

on Feb 11, 2022 7:30:00 PM By | Ronnie Brindley | 0 Comments | Design-Build
Under the design-build delivery method, construction can begin earlier, with fewer issues because they were addressed earlier during the pre-construction phase where we develop the budget and the schedule. The construction industry is no different than other industries when it comes to having its own set of terms and phrases that sometimes aren’t as obvious to people who don’t work within the industry. Naturally, when we talk about “construction delivery systems,” there can be a lot of confusion. Most people don’t know that there is more than one way to manage a construction project as well as the contractual relationship between the parties. The Project Delivery Institute defines a construction project delivery system as “the structure of the relationships of the parties, the roles and responsibilities of the parties, and the general sequence of activities required to deliver the project.” In the most basic terms, it defines how the parties are related to each other contractually throughout the progress of the project. These “parties” are typically the owner, design team (architects, engineers), and general contractor. It may seem as though the relationships are easy to define, but many projects require these relationships to be adapted or changed to meet the project’s objectives. 
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Brindley Construction Wins Three ABC Excellence In Construction Awards

on Jan 6, 2022 10:14:00 AM By | Lauren Reed | 0 Comments | Awards
Brindley Team members accept the ABC Excellence in Construction Award and the 2021 Project of the Year Award for Legends Steakhouse. Brindley Construction is honored to have been recently acknowledged by both The Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee and The Associated Builders and Contractors of Northern Alabama. Two local projects won Excellence in Construction Awards for both ABC chapters and have been recognized as some of the most impressive and unique construction projects completed by a Tennessee or Alabama general contractor in 2021. The Excellence in Construction awards program is the construction industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality construction projects. The award honors all team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. Winning projects are judged by a panel of construction experts based on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and project cost. 
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Four Reasons To Celebrate

on Jan 2, 2022 12:54:00 PM By | Lauren Reed | 0 Comments | Brindley Team
From left to right: Retirees Ricky Stubblefield, Terry Mitchell, Ricky White and Babe London. On December 31, Ricky Stubblefield, Terry Mitchell, Ricky White and Babe London officially retired. Brindley Construction and Brindley & Associates team members came together to give our four retirees a proper send-off.
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You Name It, We Build It

on Nov 23, 2021 11:10:00 AM By | Lauren Reed | 0 Comments | Design-Build
When Brindley Construction was founded more than 61 years ago, our slogan was "You name it, we build it." That saying still holds true to this day. We have been fortunate this year with a busy schedule and projects ranging from large commercial projects to small jobs and everything in between. Our company is hard at work every day, helping existing businesses expand and new organizations come to fruition. So what have we been working on, you may ask?
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Value Engineering: What Is It and How Can It Benefit You and Your Next Project?

on Oct 18, 2021 6:45:00 PM By | Ronnie Brindley | 0 Comments | Brindley Team
There is a lot of talk about value engineering. But what exactly is it? And how does it work in your best interests as a buyer of construction services?  By definition, value engineering was born at General Electric during World War II. Shortages of skilled labor, raw materials, and parts forced G.E.’s Lawrence Miles—the father of what he termed “value analysis”—to look for acceptable substitutes. Miles and his team noticed that these substitutions often reduced costs, improved the product, or both.
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Learning & Building Throughout the Years With UT Southern

on Sep 30, 2021 7:00:00 PM By | J.J. Brindley | 2 Comments | Design-Build Continued Education
With all of the excitement and anticipation that has come from the University of Tennessee and Martin Methodist College merger, we cannot help but feel sentimental and proud of how far our local college institution has come. As of July 1st, 2021 Martin Methodist College formally became The University of Tennessee Southern. Our community all gathered together to celebrate the night before at the Midnight Merger, and on the day of the merger, a beautiful ceremony and ribbon cutting was held. Brindley Construction is proud to have had a hand in building and renovating these facilities on the campus:
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Auto Parts Manufacturers Rely on Special Services, Fast-Track Options

on Aug 26, 2021 4:00:00 PM By | Lauren Reed | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Industrial Construction
When Huntsville, Alabama won the hotly contested competition for a new $2.311 billion Toyota-Mazda plant on January 10, 2018, the Columbia Daily Herald reported “the euphoria in 'The Heart of Dixie' was almost as intense as the University of Alabama’s latest national football championship.” The new joint facility, with trial production currently underway, will employ 4,000 workers by mid-2022 when full production is expected to begin. Toyota will assemble new Corollas and Mazda will produce crossover vehicles at the plant, which will be designed to handle the manufacture of more than 300,000 cars per year. That was good news for Tennessee, too, where Brindley Construction, LLC, serves Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers to the automotive industry. 
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How To Keep Your Manufacturing Facility Operating During Construction

on Aug 5, 2021 7:00:00 PM By | J.J. Brindley | 0 Comments | Design-Build Manufacturing Construction
Construction projects are vital to increasing production, improving employee moral and enabling the growth of your company. The need to construct or renovate can occur numerous times throughout the life of your company, and it's no secret that significant projects can take months—risking lost production time and potentially forcing clients or employees to look elsewhere to meet their needs. Then, how do you confidently embark on a construction project while ensuring your company remains safe and operational throughout the process? The simple answer is: choose the right general contractor.
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