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Jim Brown Scholarship Update

Dec 5, 2018

Approximately one year ago, the construction industry lost one of of its own pioneers. James (Jim) Brown, former CEA Safety Director for 35 years and Ruhlin employee for 25 years.

CEA established a scholarship fund in his honor with the Cleveland Foundation. To date 40 individuals and organizations have made contributions. During this season, we wanted to further acknowledge Jim and invite others to contribute to his legacy.  

We are planning to finalize the scholarship criteria in early 2019.  Click the link below to see details on Jim and the scholarship fund.

Jim Brown - Director of Safety & Education

Using BIM to 'Build it Right' and Blow Past KPIs

Nov 26, 2018

By Kathleen Brown, Construction Dive

Building information modeling allows construction professionals to establish a single source of truth on their projects and to collaborate with trades and stakeholders more efficiently than they could before. But adding this tool to the arsenal takes a calculated approach to securing management buy-in, training talent and offsetting investments.  

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Tips to Prevent and Detect Bid Rigging

Nov 16, 2018

By Tiffany Couch, Construction Executive

It’s common practice for most public and some private companies to issue bids with the intent that local subcontractors and vendors will assemble their most competitive proposal to compete for a specific piece of a project. In theory, competitive bidding promotes a fair, equitable and transparent environment that awards the project to the most innovative and cost-efficient bidder. 

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