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Inside the Construction Industry: A Woman’s Perspective

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Putting your foot down in a male-dominated industry isn’t always easy – just ask VCC’s Bryce Burkheart. But despite being in an industry that is 90% male, Burkheart was determined to make her voice heard. So, what was her journey like and where is she now? On the latest episode of VCC’s Women in Construction…

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Women in Construction Featuring Sherry Valdes

Although the percentage of women in the construction industry has grown over the past few years, the number is still small, 10.9% in fact. Despite this, there are opportunities in the construction industry for women to make their mark – just ask Sherry Valdes. So, how did Valdes get started in the community and what…

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Empowering Women in Construction: Advice and Inspiration from a Female Project Manager

A recent study highlighted six major challenges faced by women in the construction industry. The construction industry is a traditionally male-dominated field, but there are many career opportunities for women who are interested in the construction industry. On today’s episode of the VCC Women in Construction miniseries, host Gabrielle Bejarano speaks with Gabby Saenz, Project…

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Women in Construction Spotlight Series Featuring Michelle Luce-Gilson

Females encompass only 14 percent of the construction industry’s employees. However, that number is only expected to grow as women take on more engineering and leadership roles. What is it like to work in the construction industry as a female leader, and how can other women make a career in this industry? On today’s episode…

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VCC Honors Women in Construction During Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month, which kicks off each March after its official designation in 1987, is a great time to recognize the importance and value of women in the workforce. Construction is one industry striving to welcome more women into its field. As of 2020, women comprised only 9% of the construction industry. Celebrating its 35th…

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The Social Impact Panel, featuring Eric Coleman, Stacy Bruce, and Derek Alley

Community describes a group of people that live in the same place or share similar characteristics. Every community is different, but one commonly shared theme is how businesses can impact their respective communities. Corporate philanthropy can spure great societal impact. But what causes are companies giving back to the communities they operate in and…

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The Comprehensive Role for Quality Control in Project Planning and Implementation with Jon Herring

Jon Herring, the Quality Control Director of VCC, joins Gabrielle Bejarano in this episode of Deconstruction to discuss the role of quality control at VCC and how substitutions in supplies create complications. The VCC’s Total Quality Management (TQM) department starts by assessing risk on jobs. TQM ensures the plan is in place and its…

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Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

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Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

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Ellendale HPC Datacenter
Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

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Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

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Other Deconstruction
The Importance of Design in Pre-Construction with Donn Calaway
January 1, 2023

Design in pre-construction plays a critical role in this phase of a project. At VCC, their In-House Design and Construction Integration team gets involved in all projects from start to finish. Donn Calaway, Chief Design Officer at VCC, heads up the design and construction integration group. He sat down with Gabrielle Bejarano on Deconstruction…

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Field Safety Leadership and Task Hazard Analysis with Scott Anders
January 1, 2023

Construction job sites are full of hazards. That’s the nature of the industry; however, that doesn’t mean that these risks are inevitable. Through task hazard analysis, construction leaders can be more proactive about safety and accident prevention. VCC Safety Director Scott Anders offers insights on this practice, who joined host Tyler Kern on Deconstruction…

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Field Safety Leadership and Behavior Change Management with Scott Anders
January 1, 2023

Behavior change management with employees is one of the most challenging aspects of any workplace. That’s even more so in construction because a failure to change can lead to unsafe conditions and even injury. So, how can field safety leaders invoke change so that it sticks? VCC Safety Director Scott Anders shared his wisdom on…

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The Foundational Considerations of Good Field Safety Leadership with Scott Anders
January 1, 2023

In any project or initiative, those leading it set the tone. When expectations are unclear, or leadership doesn’t set them, failures can happen. And that’s not what anyone wants on a jobsite. Talking about good field safety leadership, Deconstruction with VCC host Tyler Kern spoke with the company’s Safety Director Scott Anders. “Leadership needs…

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A Discussion of the Preconstruction Process with Taylor Marsalis
January 1, 2023

VCC Construction’s Taylor Marsalis, Director of Preconstruction, joined host Tyler Kern in the studio to dive into the preconstruction process on the Deconstruction podcast. Everything from the preconstruction process to the various challenges and navigating current construction market conditions was up for discussion. “Preconstruction describes the events that take place up to the actual…

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How Are Modern City Centers Evolving to Suit Hybrid Desires?
January 1, 2023

How has the modern city center evolved from those of the past? Well, for one, there are evolving hybrid desires. On this inaugural episode of Deconstruction, a VCC podcast, host Ben Thomas and Derek Alley, CEO of VCC, break down the modern city center and what it takes to plan, build and maintain it….

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Deconstruction: The Comprehensive Role for Quality Control in Project Planning and Implementation
August 2, 2022

Jon Herring, the Quality Control Director at VCC, joins Gabrielle Bejarano in this episode to discuss the role of quality control at VCC and how substitutions in supplies create complications. The VCC’s Total Quality Management (TQM) department starts by assessing risk on jobs. TQM ensures the plan is in place and its key players understand…

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Deconstruction: The Importance of Design in Pre-Construction
July 11, 2022

Design plays a critical role in the pre-construction phase of a project. At VCC, their In-House Design and Construction Integration team gets involved in all projects from start to finish. Donn Calaway, Chief Design Officer at VCC, heads up the design and construction integration group. He sat down with Gabrielle Bejarano to talk about some…

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Deconstruction with VCC: Field Safety Leadership and Behavior Change Management
December 22, 2021

“Behavior change occurs when workers do the safe and right things without having to think about it.” Changing the behavior or mindsets of employees is one of the most challenging aspects of any workplace. That’s even more so in construction because a failure to change can lead to unsafe conditions and even injury. So,…

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