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Strong Foundations | April 2015 Newsletter




A message from Randall Redding

Spring has sprung in the South and we are enjoying the warmer weather, longer days, and ability to be outside again after what seemed like a long cold winter. It is time for a bit of spring cleaning of our own - updating our templates and systems so we can better serve our clients and partners.

As the first quarter of 2015 passes we hope that each of you has a wonderful spring season.

Thanks for your continued support,

Randall K. Redding, President & CEO

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Technology in the Field


The days of documenting construction activities by hand, in a green ledger book are over. Today, construction firms large and small are adopting digital practices. At RKR, all employees have smart phones and our superintendents are equipped with iPads for use in the field.

Through the utilization of technology, we are better able to document daily construction activities by using:




  • Digital jobsite photography
  • Digital daily reports and as-built’s
  • Secure cloud storage solutions 

The digital age allows for greater information sharing, not only on a daily basis during construction, but for years after the project is complete. It also provides greater assurance to owners that facility construction documentation is readily available, because they are no longer relying on the single hard copy, they now have the digital copies and their backups.

We know that technology will continue to evolve and RKR remains committed to leveraging the newest technology on our projects.

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Project Spotlight: Alexander High School New Gymnasium


Your March Madness Bracket may be blown but Alexander High School is getting pumped up for their new Gymnasium that is on schedule to be complete at the start of the 2015/16 school year.

The new gym features over 1,900 spectator seats, a digital scoreboard, a full-service concession stand, a dedicated football locker room, as well as boys and girls basketball locker rooms for home and visiting teams. The building also includes a weight room, a multipurpose room, classrooms, coaches offices, an elevated running track, and state of the art sound and security systems.


The exterior facade highlights the school colors with a gray barrel roof, red, dark and light gray Nicha (fiber cement boards) panels, red brick and black cap stone. It will also include two elevators; one interior and one exterior allowing access to the building from the football and baseball fields.

We look forward to cheering on the Cougars next year!




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