Assembly and rigorous planning required: Managing the pros and cons of modular construction

MIKE GERVASI | September 24, 2018

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As a buildings engineer, I’ve had the fulfilling opportunity to travel for work, experiencing new cities, learning about emerging building techniques, and seeing firsthand how new projects play an important role in complementing the fabric of a community. But it’s not often that I can say my projects are also certified globetrotters.

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