McGough Construction announced Brian Durand has joined the company as senior project and operations manager. He will be responsible for overseeing and assisting with all construction projects managed by the company’s Duluth office, which opened last spring.

Durand has more than 28 years of experience working in the construction industry in northern Minnesota.

“Brian comes to us with demonstrated expertise in project management, budget and cost management and a focus on safety,” said Jim Frisell, executive vice president and principal of McGough’s Duluth office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is a lifelong area resident.

McGough recently opened a Des Moines, Ia., office and expanded its Fargo office.