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Construction Employment Reaches 10-Year High

July 12, 2018

Last week, the Associated General Contractors of America published an article highlighting the boost in construction related employment but warned against the threats of future growth. Per the article, posted here, construction employment has reached a 10-year high with the industry adding 13,000 jobs in June alone. 282,000 jobs have been added for the year…

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Justin Robinson - Albion

Albion Employee Spotlight: Justin Robinson

June 26, 2018

“Hire really good, smart people, and get out of their way.” – Brian Newsome, Albion Executive Vice President You may remember this quote from our blog post: “The Untold Story of Albion.” In light of Brian’s ability to find and retain the industry’s top talent, I wanted to spotlight our incredible team here at Albion. Each…

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Todd & Will Receiving AGC Award for GSU Alpharetta Labs

Albion Honored By AGC-GA, DBIA-SE, and CMAA-SAC

June 19, 2018

As we near the end of ‘awards season’,  we wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate the individuals and companies that made so many of our projects major successes this past year. Our projects were recognized by the Associated General Contractors of Georgia, the Construction Management Association of America – South Atlantic Chapter, and the…

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SB 3 Signing Ceremony

Senate Bill 3: Creating Opportunities Needed Now to Expand Credentialed Training (CONNECT) Act

May 31, 2018

On Wednesday, March 14th, the state Senate unanimously voted 51-0 to adopt the conference committee report for Senate Bill 3 (SB3). The bill’s purpose is to identify critical workforce needs and provide students with opportunities to earn industry credentials in those fields. The bill links education and workforce development by combining skills-based learning and academic instruction.…

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Brian & Kim Newsome

The Untold Story of Albion

May 9, 2018

It’s a normal morning at Albion when I sit down with Executive Vice President and Co-Owner, Brian Newsome. The phone is buzzing, and you can hear bits of an old country song coming from someone’s office. Drawings are sprawled out across shiny white countertops, and project managers are pacing around on their phones. I pull…

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The 5 W’s – Albion – Spring Edition

April 18, 2018

WHO WE’RE FOLLOWING ON SOCIAL MEDIA Are you following us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn? We share updates regularly on these regarding our projects, our people, our city, and our industry! Here are a few of our favorite follows: @AtlBizChron @MBStadium @CityofAtlanta WHAT WE’RE UP TO We’re getting started on the Academic Core Renovation at…

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Project at North Cobb Senior Center Complete

April 4, 2018

We are so excited to have just completed our project at the North Cobb Senior Center in Acworth, Georgia. Cobb County awarded Albion, in partnership with architectural firm Croft and Associates, the renovation and expansion of the North Cobb Senior Center. The center served as the first combination multipurpose and neighborhood center in the area.…

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Albion Busy on West Georgia Campus

March 27, 2018

Albion recently completed a number of projects on the University of West Georgia campus in Carrollton, Georgia. Recent projects included updates to the eCore campus at the Murphy Building, office renovations at Pafford Hall, restroom updates at the Townsend Center for Performing Arts, and renovations on the second floor of the Murphy Building. The scope…

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Brian and Johnny at Cobb Senior Center

The Key Reasons Projects Fail

February 6, 2018

The following is an excerpt from Albion Executive Vice President Brian Newsome’s White Paper, “Key Reasons Project Fail.” THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO Imagine a construction project gone terribly, terribly wrong. Delays piling up on delays, budget busted, the general contractor, architect and subcontractors all at loggerheads, nothing getting finished, and everyone pointing fingers at everyone else.…

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Assistant PM & Executive VP overseeing project

Construction Management Major Becoming More Popular

October 3, 2017

A recent U.S. News article spoke to the rise in popularity of the Construction Management major. The article’s author, Delece Smith-Barrow, covers education for U.S. News. Smith-Barrow writes that “Construction trades had the largest percentage increase in enrollment at four-year institutions between spring 2016 and spring 2017 – 26.4 percent.” This was according to a…

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