The madness is not just in March at Purdue University’s Mackey Arena while a renovation and addition are being constructed. “The greatest challenge is just the sequencing to keep the building occupied with our sports teams, maintain our home competitions and get the work done,” concedes Steve Simmerman, associate athletics director – facilities manager. “It’s very difficult.

A company that was created by the recent combination of two experienced general contractors is working on one of the largest government projects ever undertaken in San Diego County.


When two area hospitals were preparing to close, plans were set in motion to build a new hospital in Lavonia, Ga. The realities of how to fund and operate the new facility were the main issues on the table. 

Where most hospitals are self-owned and managed, the idea was to establish a partnership between the healthcare system and the primary care physicians and new specialists. In this instance, the surrounding communities would join forces with the Ty Cobb Healthcare System (TCHS) of Royston, Ga., and northeast Georgia physicians to create the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center (TCRMC).

When the Lake Nona V.A. Medical Center opens its doors in October 2012 the more than 400,000 veterans who live in Florida will no longer be forced to travel long distances to receive care. Already, veterans are exhibiting their support for the Orlando medical center, with one local group actively raising funds to build a memorial on campus. 

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