Tackling Big Problems on the fly

By Hannah McCartney – Cincinnati Business Courier

General contracting probably isn’t the career path for you if you’re looking for a low-stress, predictable career.

I asked this week’s listmakers to give me some examples of particular instances during construction in which they were forced to come up with a quick solution to a problem on the fly, and almost everyone offered me feedback.

Danis Construction Co., No. 18 on this week’s list, might have encountered the most high-profile surprise “problem,” just before the November 2012 presidential election when Barack Obama announced a campaign stop at Eden Park, where Danis was doing a major construction project nearby at the Cincinnati Art Museum. It turned out that Danis had to do a whole lot of planning and communicating with the Secret Service that would allow the company to continue working and still maintain a high level of security, which meant not using certain tools and locking workers inside project gates during the event. As if working on a multimillion-dollar project at one of Cincinnati’s most well-respected architectural landmarks wasn’t task enough…

In this week’s issue, you’ll get a little amuse bouche before we publish our Structures section, which covers all the largest and most expensive construction projects in the area happening this year (There are quite a few). Be sure to pick up a copy if you want updates on some of the area’s most impactful new developments.


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