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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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On the Job Site – May 2018

Recent Contract Wins Hord Coplan Macht Office Relocation – 33,796 SF demolition & renovation of 12th floor of 700 East Pratt Street for new offices of Hord Coplan Macht. CCBC Essex Vet Building – Interior alterations for 8,000 SF of CCBC’s veterinary technology program. BWMC OR 18 Renovation – Renovate operating room to include demolition, […]

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Plano-Coudon Adds New Foreman to Small Projects Division

Plano-Coudon is pleased to welcome Timothy Chandler as the newest foreman in our Small Projects Division. Before joining Plano-Coudon, Chandler worked as a supervisor of deconstruction crews for Details, a subsidiary of the nonprofit Humanim. Chandler also has previous experience as a tradesman, performing drywalling, framing and other functions. “Tim had proven his leadership skills […]

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High Science and Heavy Construction: Plano-Coudon Completes Array of Laboratory Projects

At Johns Hopkins University’s McQueen Laboratory, members of the Quantum Materials Research Group have made groundbreaking advances in the development of advanced crystals for use in electronics. To continue those scientific advancements, however, the principal researcher required three custom-designed, high-temperature furnaces … and a skilled construction crew to renovate his lab to support them. “This […]

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Plano-Coudon Crew Spends Summer Poolside, Installing Massive Equipment

For the project team assigned to the University of Maryland natatorium renovation, it wasn’t your typical summer by the pool. The HVAC system that serves the natatorium at UMD’s Eppley Recreation Center in College Park had reached the end of its lifespan and was sometimes failing to maintain desired humidity levels during swim meets. So, […]

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Women at Work: Plano-Coudon Staff Advocate for More Women in Construction

Man’s best kept secret. That’s how some female employees at Plano-Coudon describe their careers in the construction industry. Old stereotypes and outright obstacles to women in construction have diminished over time. Yet across the country, women still comprise just over 9 percent of the construction industry labor force. Advocates for women in construction – including […]

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Fish Tales: Plano-Coudon Nears Completion of World-Class Facility for National Aquarium

After 10 months of installing leading-edge HVAC and life support systems, assembling aquarium tanks and completing a stunning amount of concrete demolition, a former printing plant in Baltimore is about to become a world-class animal medical care and rescue center. Plano-Coudon and its project partners are in the final stages of completing and commissioning a […]

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On-Site

Removing Big Steel and Delivering Dramatic Change in a Bustling Office Lobby

Digging into the multi-million-dollar lobby renovation at 100 S Charles Street, members of the Plano-Coudon project team faced two prime challenges. Working at the base of a 21-story office tower, the team would have to execute structural changes, including the removal of a 300-pound-per-foot steel beam. They would also have to complete the sweeping, 10-month […]

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