Designing change Featured

8:00pm EDT June 25, 2008

In an industry that is slow to respond to new technology, Craig Datema, president and CEO of Triangle Associates, has kept his company on the forefront of change.

Triangle is currently researching building information modeling, a technology that allows a virtual information model to be handed from design team to contractors and subcontractors and then to the owner. The result is anticipated to greatly reduce the information loss that occurs when a new team takes ownership of the project as well as in delivering extensive information to owners of complex structures far beyond that which they are currently accustomed to having.

Triangle’s goal is to constantly be at the forefront of cutting-edge trends in the industry.

Also, as a leading provider of LEED-certified buildings in the state of Michigan, Triangle is dedicated to the protection of the environment and conservation of natural resources. The company is currently the top LEED contractor in Michigan.

To stay competitive, Datema understands that diversification keeps a competitive edge. Triangle, once strictly a general contractor, now offers a full range of services, including general contracting, construction management, design/build, program management and real estate development.

As the company celebrates its 90th anniversary, financial and geographic growth is the focus for the coming years. The company continues to identify new opportunities to expand service offerings and broaden market share through unique expertise.

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