Fostering an Environment of Mutual Success

What’s the mark of a great project? Ask any construction professional and you’ll likely hear shades of the same: profitability, a well-managed schedule, a safe job site, staying on or under budget, timely delivery, with the pinnacle of course being a happy client. Somewhere along the way, perhaps a result of an increasingly competitive market, an important measure of excellence got lost—mutual success. Greg Lynch, AEC’s new Vice President of Operations, is hoping to resurrect…

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AEC’s Client-First Philosophy

As the son of a General Contractor, Aaron Engel, President of AEC Construction, developed an early appreciation for how the world around him was built. The excitement of watching a building go from an idea to something concrete and built by your own two hands drew Aaron first to his father’s construction sites, and in later years to Conestoga College’s Architecture – Construction Engineering Technology program. Aaron’s studies gave him a full picture of every…

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Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This past year has been a whirlwind of activity for AEC and our sister company, WalterFedy, from transitioning to fully remote work, to celebrating WalterFedy’s 70th year in business, to welcoming a new CEO at WalterFedy and President at AEC. One of our most significant achievements came at the beginning of 2021 with the launch of a new committee, dedicated to ensuring our organizations are diverse, equitable, and inclusive. It was a significant step for our firms,…

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Creating a Safe Construction Environment

As construction professionals, health and safety is our top priority in everything we do both on and off the job site. Over the last 6 months, we have challenged ourselves to look closely at our health and safety program as we work through the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program for health and safety management. We caught up with AEC’s president, Aaron Engel, to learn more about the COR certification process, construction safety, and the factors…

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