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Quality Control Processes Gain New Sophistication at Plano-Coudon

The power of a robust quality control program became evident in the midst of a fast-track, college residence tower renovation. Plano-Coudon had been contracted to add air conditioning and perimeter insulation to each room within the existing building, along with renovating the lobby and other ancillary areas. “The job had some critical dimensions that needed […]

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Plano-Coudon crafts showpiece for University of Baltimore

The University of Baltimore’s new Robert L. Bogomolny Library combines the heft of 1960s concrete construction with the delicacy of an angled, four-story glass hall to provide students with a striking, state-of-the-art learning space. The renovation of the 54,000-square-foot structure, formerly known as Langsdale Library, challenged the project team to master an ambitious and unconventional […]

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Expanded Preconstruction Division Offers Faster Service, Deeper Expertise

A strategic initiative to expand Plano-Coudon’s Preconstruction Division is beginning to produce benefits for our clients and opportunities for our company. “We wanted to become a more valuable resource for owners, clients and others we serve in all our market segments. We wanted to deepen our expertise in those segments and provide owners and developers […]

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New Projects Begin at Riderwood and Catholic Charities

Plano-Coudon is pleased to be starting work on two new, major projects. Riderwood Wellness Center At the Riderwood Retirement Community in Silver Spring, Plano-Coudon is preparing to break ground on a new, 25,000-square-foot wellness center. The $11.6-million facility will include a two-story section that houses two fitness gyms plus multi-purpose rooms, and a one-story section […]

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Bright, Urban and High-Tech: Plano-Coudon Builds New Office… For Itself

After months of design debates, construction noise and muddy parking lots, Plano-Coudon employees are preparing to move into expanded and modernized offices. Assessing Plano-Coudon’s sustained growth in both project and staffing levels, executives realized the company was poised to outgrow its existing building within one to two years. They developed a plan to completely renovate […]

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On the Job Site – November 2018

Recent Contract Wins Severn House – Severn House Condominiums – Construction of new roofs covering six buildings over 20 units of residential townhouses. Medstar/JLL – MedStar Physician Partners Silver Spring – Minor tenant alterations to include millwork, doors-frames-hardware, finishes and MEP. Meridian US Wind – Demolition, minor abatement, millwork, doors-frames-hardware, glass, drywall, flooring, paint, sprinkler, […]

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Community

Golfing for a Cause: 6th Annual Plano-Coudon Golf Classic raises over $60,000 for local nonprofits

 Standing around the tee box, players at the 6th Annual Plano-Coudon Golf Classic found their conversations veering from handicaps and business deals to less-expected topics. Messages posted at each tee box provided insights into the situations faced and services provided by the beneficiaries of the fundraiser – Teach for America – Baltimore, Catholic Charities Baltimore and […]

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Plano-Coudon Opens Washington D.C. – Northern Virginia Office

After spending 20 years in business and establishing a $100-million-a-year operation, Baltimore-based Plano-Coudon Construction has officially expanded its geographic reach and opened an office in Tysons, VA. “We have been working in the D.C.-Northern Virginia market for a number of years and some of our clients expressed interest in seeing us do more work down […]

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From Textbooks to Trailers: Plano-Coudon Internships Prepare Students for Careers

After years of studying technical and theoretical aspects of civil engineering and project management, Rishabh Jain suddenly found himself juggling submittals, RFIs, materials tracking, and communications with subcontractors and client representatives on a $13-million project to create a new Animal Care and Rescue Center for the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Those duties were part of […]

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Towson University Residence Tower Project Team Overcomes Creeping Concrete, Failing Column and Other Challenges

Horizontal bands of red and gray paneling paired with vertical columns of windows that stretch all the way to a high-rise rooftop turned a university residence into a dramatic feature on Towson’s skyline. But creating those precise, parallel lines on a structure that had suffered four decades of “concrete creep” presented the Plano-Coudon project team […]

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Guinness Project Sets New Standards for Job-Site Safety

From pedestrian walkways and platform ladders to giveaways of gift cards and Yeti coolers, a hybrid safety program at the Guinness construction site in Baltimore Country is generating some new standards for safe construction practices. Representatives from Plano-Coudon and Diageo, owner of the Guinness brand, began crafting the enhanced safety plan as they prepared to […]

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Plano-Coudon Names Mike Kovacs Director of Preconstruction

After a months-long, wide-ranging candidate search, Plano-Coudon is pleased to announce that we have hired our first Director of Preconstruction Services. Mike Kovacs – a 15-year employee of Plano-Coudon – has stepped into this new leadership role. “We are excited because Mike brings a wealth of skills to this position,” Brett Plano said. A graduate […]

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