Insulated Concrete Forms: The future of Concrete Walls?

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) are fairly new to the construction industry in our area. These styrofoam forms come in blocks and are being used in the construction of the new Georgia Welcome Center in Chatham County. They are uniquely designed and have both challenges and advantages. So how do they work? The two styroform sides […]


View from Above: The Fast Facts of Drone Use on Construction Sites

There’s no doubt about it – drones are changing the way we do business. As technology develops, drone use on construction sites is becoming increasingly popular, and rightfully so. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are a cost-effective way for owner, contractor, architect and engineer to monitor job progress in real-time. Drone videos […]


Event at Augusta fairground tests students’ trade skills | The Augusta Chronicle

On November 19, students from 11 different high school technical programs statewide participated in the East Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge in construction-related competition ranging from electrical work to masonry. The event was hosted and organized by R. W. Allen, LLC, AGC Georgia and GoldMech Services. Read more here: Event at Augusta fairground tests […]


RW Allen Gives Back

Creating an Outdoor Classroom Debbie Brown knew she wanted to revitalize a cluttered outdoor storage area for her puppetry and visual arts students at Davidson Fine Arts School, but she had no idea how she was going to do it. An encounter with Congressman Rick Allen led to a phone call from Scott Clark, President […]


Get the Facts: The Three Prongs of CM at-Risk Selections

By: Tommy Goodyear, Senior Project Manager As contractors, we are constantly asked about the benefits of a Construction Management (CM) at-Risk project delivery method versus a traditional hard bid process. There is a wealth of information regarding this topic online. Experts outline the cost-saving advantages of collaboration between architect, owner and contractor from the project’s […]


Exploring Church Construction

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church from the Eye of the Contractor By: John Martin, Vice President of Operations and Senior Project Manager Traditional Roman Catholic Churches are designed to showcase the history of the Church, create unparalleled acoustics and display the beauty of ecclesiastical architecture, all while maximizing financial resources and keeping the focus […]


Welcome to Our New Blog

On behalf of the RW Allen family, I would like to welcome you to our new blog. We are excited to launch this blog as a part of our new website in an effort to provide existing and potential clients with the latest happenings in the construction industry. Here you will find updates on our […]