Phillip Ward on his Pride for the Work at Silver Line Phase2A

For Owings, Md. native Phillip Ward, 25, fire has been the substance upon which he built his career and a common thread that connects many aspects of his life. As a teen, he volunteered as a firefighter. As an apprentice ironworker with American Ironworks/Continental Construction, he now melts metals as he helps build out the … Continue reading Phillip Ward on his Pride for the Work at Silver Line Phase2A


Moore on Managing and Mentoring Along the Silver Line Phase 2

Few take the road less traveled. It requires a certain mindset – dedication, hard work, and the unwavering belief that it will lead to the right destination. Scott Moore, 58, has always taken the road less traveled. As general superintendent, the 19-year Clark Construction veteran and native Texan now manages the entire Silver Line Phase … Continue reading Moore on Managing and Mentoring Along the Silver Line Phase 2


Silvio Ribera on Perfecting Craft and Communication on the Silver Line Phase 2

Not everyone is able to wake up for work at 3:30 a.m. with a smile on their face.  But that is how Silvio Ribera, 46, starts his day – with a sense of purpose and pride in the life he has built for his family.  A journeyman electrician with Ennis Electric who has spent two years on … Continue reading Silvio Ribera on Perfecting Craft and Communication on the Silver Line Phase 2


Behdad Balazadeh on Welding Steel and his own American Dream

Perhaps no one has spent more time on the Silver Line than Springfield, Va., resident Behdad Balazadeh. And the journey for the 47-year-old project engineer with Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates Inc. might also be the longest. It began more than 6,000 miles away in Tehran, Iran, where he was born into a family of healthcare professionals. … Continue reading Behdad Balazadeh on Welding Steel and his own American Dream


Michelle Cousté on Ensuring Quality as a Woman Field Leader in Construction

For CRC Assistant Superintendent Michelle Cousté, working in the construction industry is her passion. Building sets and running lighting cable while in the theater in school gave her a first taste of the industry and left her hungry for more. With a degree in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a member … Continue reading Michelle Cousté on Ensuring Quality as a Woman Field Leader in Construction


The Joneses on Work and Married Life at the Silver Line Phase 2

As masons, Jason and Resha Jones have laid a combined 1 million brick, tiles, and stones. Jason, 43, picked up the trade growing up in the construction business in Long Beach, Miss. Resha, 40, began the trade when Jason persuaded her to leave a career in nursing and join him as a colleague at Grazzini … Continue reading The Joneses on Work and Married Life at the Silver Line Phase 2


Dulles Metrorail Silver Line, Phase 2 Structural Steel Earns Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award

The Washington Building Congress (WBC) has recognized the quality of the structural steel framing on the Dulles Metrorail Silver Line, Phase 2A with a 2019 Craftsmanship Award.  As subcontractors to Capital Rail Constructors, Banker Steel Company (BSC) and Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc (Williams Steel) worked together to fabricate and install more than 4,000 tons … Continue reading Dulles Metrorail Silver Line, Phase 2 Structural Steel Earns Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award


MWAA Recognizes Jesse Rice with Silver Star Partner Award

In February, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) awarded Clark Construction Vice President Jesse Rice the Silver Star Partner award. The award recognizes individuals on the Capital Rail Constructors team who demonstrate dedication to project goals and whose actions inspire a positive and effective work environment. In recognizing Jesse, project representatives from MWAA and the … Continue reading MWAA Recognizes Jesse Rice with Silver Star Partner Award