January 4, 2021
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Four Projects Win ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards

Four American Structurepoint projects are receiving ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards – with two projects taking the highest award and going on to compete at the national level! Read on for the details.

Bass Road Corridor Project – Honor Award

Our innovative roundabout design with a railroad crossing through it along the Bass Road Corridor in Allen County, Indiana received the highest award possible from ACEC Indiana. Our solution replaced a “K” style intersection that had two skewed railroad crossings. The project improved 4.5 miles of Bass Road and included one other roundabout, widening the Bass Road Bridge over I-69, a multi-use trail, new storm sewers, traffic signage, and curb and guttering. We also provided construction inspection services.

SR 37 Stormwater Drainage Line Project – Honor Award

Designing two primary trunk lines to drain water from four interchanges along the SR 37 Corridor between 126th and 146th Streets in Hamilton County brought American Structurepoint another Honor Award. Reaching depths up to 40 feet, our design used trenchless tunneling methods rarely used in Indiana. The project included a record-breaking, 2,300-foot-long curved microtunnel boring machine run. American Structurepoint provided project and program management, hydraulic design and minor roadway design.

16 Tech Gent Avenue Corridor – Merit Award

The Transportation Group provided roadway design, utility coordination, and project management services for the first new roadway in the 16 Tech Innovation District in Indianapolis. Extending Gent Avenue created an important thoroughfare within the district and opens multiple parcels for future development. The project included sidewalks, streetscape, and the first portion of the multi-use Tech Trail.

IU Simon Music Center Limestone Repairs and Roof Replacement – State Finalist

The Investigative Group’s assessment and restoration of limestone veneer on the IU Simon Music Library and Recital Center at Indiana University Bloomington received a State Finalist award. Our structural engineers conducted a façade condition, recommended repairs and replacements, developed a plan for repairing/replacing the limestone and the steel and masonry backup structural elements behind it and oversaw the construction. The project also included replacing the aging roofing.

January 4, 2021
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Glasswater Creek of Plainfield Receives National Design Award

Glasswater Creek of Plainfield, Indiana has received an award from the national publication Senior Housing News for excellence, innovation, and cutting-edge design in affordable senior housing. American Structurepoint provided architecture, interior design, and structural engineering services for the 131-unit facility that opened in November 2019. Our architects and interior designers worked with facility owner Community Reinvestment Foundation (CRF) to design a community emphasizing affordability, accessibility, and multiple amenities appealing to today’s active seniors. We were thrilled for the opportunity to bring to life affordable senior living that allows Hendricks County seniors to age in place.

January 4, 2021
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Design Center Staff Spread Holiday Cheer

Staff in Columbus, Highland, and Tampa didn’t let COVID-19 stand in the way of volunteering and providing holiday gifts to people in need. Check out the details.

Tampa Volunteers At Holiday Tent

Jose Jarquin (left) and Brian Zimmerman (right) hold up toys at the Holiday Tent warehouse

Our Tampa team organized a Day of Service project December 9 at the Metropolitan Ministries’ Holiday Tent in Tampa. Metropolitan Ministries is a community organization formed by several churches and nonprofits to help the less fortunate. The Holiday Tent is the organization’s marquee outreach event serving 30,000+ families in need of food and toys.

The entire Tampa staff attended, including snowbird guest Rich Zielinski and his wife. With Covid-19 restrictions in place, the Holiday Tent served as a warehouse drive-through with volunteer “shoppers” grabbing toys and food for the customers in need. This year’s tasks included sorting toys, decorating trees, taking inventory, making toy stocking bags, and evaluating donated toys that had some damage. To the team’s surprise, a local TV station came. They took pictures, video, and short interviews. It was only one afternoon, but the folks at Metropolitan Ministries were very grateful for our help! Metropolitan Ministries’ leadership was especially appreciative of our company’s $1,000 donation to help them buy more toys to reach their anticipated 100,000 toy demand. The organization saw a 40% increase in need for assistance in 2020. Overall, it was an awesome team effort to give back to our community!

A few event stats:

  • 20,918 number of toys in the Holiday Tent on our Day of Service
  • 12 American Structurepoint volunteers
  • 1 team = PRICELESS (1990s MasterCard commercial anyone?)

Columbus Donates Gifts and Food

Canned goods destined for Mid-Ohio Food Bank

Columbus staffers continued their support of fulfilling Christmas wish lists of children ages 18 months through 15 years old via the St. Vincent Family Center’s Adopt-A-Family Program. Four families with five children each for a total of 20 children received gifts from American Structurepoint. Shopping went virtual thanks to COVID-19. Tay Lane placed orders via Amazon totaling approximately $2,300. Gifts were delivered directly to the families’ homes. In all, the program matched 800 children with special holiday gifts this season. Employees also participated in a construction industry food drive with Pepper Construction that benefited the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Employees donated about $400 worth of food items and American Structurepoint’s Community Service program donated another $1,500 to the food bank.

Highland Provides Gifts Galore for Head Start Agency

Gifts ready for delivery

Highland employees came through once again for children served by the Lake Ridge Head Start agency in Gary, Indiana. Twelve employees played shoppers for 20 children. The Head Start program promotes school readiness for children under age 5 from lower-income families through education, health, and social services. Most of the recipients are foster children who would not receive gifts this season if not for the generosity of the Highland employees.

January 4, 2021
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Ohio Civil Promotions in the News

Congratulations to Ollie Damschroder and Ben Miller on their promotions to team leader within the Ohio Civil Engineering Group.

Ollie joined American Structurepoint in 2013 and has played an important role in the Ohio Civil Group’s growth. He connects with his customers, develops personal relationships with clients, and excels at bringing in business. He leads his team effectively and produces quality work.

Ben joined the company in 2016 and has had an immediate positive impact on the group’s results. He is an operationally minded leader who prioritizes product quality, profitability, and repeat business.

Deliberate moves such as these will continue to propel our company forward as we work toward achieving our five- and ten-year goals.

January 4, 2021
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Company Advising 16 Tech in Design, Construction of Signature Bridge

American Structurepoint is proud to support 16 Tech Community Corporation as advisors through the design and construction of a signature bridge that will connect the 16 Tech Innovation District to Indianapolis’ nationally ranked research corridor. The $14.5 million bridge will span Fall Creek from 10th Street and Riley Hospital Drive, connecting Indianapolis’ medical and education campuses to the 16 Tech Innovation District, neighboring communities, and downtown Indianapolis. This month, the design team is beginning a nine-month community engagement process; construction should be complete by the end of 2023.

January 4, 2021
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Hotel Carmichael Wins Award in Hamilton County

The Hotel Carmichael project received a New Construction Award from OneZone, a Hamilton County, Indiana chamber of commerce serving the Carmel and Fishers areas. American Structurepoint provided structural engineering services for the $58 million luxury hotel emphasizing opulence and elegance located in the heart of Carmel. Congrats to all who contributed to creating this destination spot.

January 4, 2021
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Lazelle Road Project Featured in ABCD Central Ohio Webinar

Columbus Project Development Director Chris Bettinger joined with Eric Dues of Gannett Fleming for a December 16 webinar covering key points and milestones for the $30 million Lazelle Road project in Columbus. ABCD Central Ohio sponsored the webinar. American Structurepoint, as a subconsultant to Gannett Fleming, provided design services for replacing two railroad bridges each approximately 79 feet long over Lazelle Road. The multi-phased project is scheduled for completion in September 2021.

January 4, 2021
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Cline Avenue Bridge Opens in East Chicago

East Chicago’s Cline Avenue Bridge project celebrated a major milestone December 23 – a COVID-safe ribbon cutting and first drive for charity marking the bridge’s opening. American Structurepoint provided engineering for the approaches to the 1.2-mile-long new concrete bridge rising 100 feet about the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal. The toll bridge provides the quickest connection between Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Ribbon-cutting participants stayed in their cars and drove across the bridge. More than 100 participants were encouraged to donate $20 upon registering for the event, with proceeds benefitting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana and the Lake County Area United Way. Vice President Chris Murphy, Business Development Director John Kennedy, Project Development Director Eric Wolverton, and Project Manager Greg Lorig all took a spin in their vehicles on the first drive.

January 4, 2021
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Nolan Mark Writes Articles For Hoosier Surveyor Magazine

Fort Wayne Project Manager Nolan Mark has added “author” to his many talents beyond land surveying. Nolan wrote two articles appearing in the Fall 2020 issue of the Hoosier Surveyor Magazine. Nolan says he moved out of his comfort zone and turned writer to promote the Indiana Young Surveyors Network (IYSN) that he chairs. The group, open to people under age 35 or who have earned their degree within the last 10 years, provides mentorship and support to industry newcomers. Nolan’s first article gives an overview about the IYSN and the second tells of his journey in land surveying. “When you write about what you love, it takes the fear away,” Nolan says. “I enjoyed encouraging others to take the next step in their careers!”

You can read both articles by turning to page 6 at this link. Here’s hoping Nolan’s prose inspires young land surveyors to progress in their profession.

January 4, 2021
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Saluting Newly Licensed Professionals

Congratulations to the 11 employees who recently passed their professional licensing exams. This is an immense accomplishment for these individuals and a big step in their careers. Kudos everyone!

  • Riley Anderson, NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification), Indianapolis Architecture + Interior Design Group
  • Derek Anger, PE, Indianapolis Investigative Group
  • Brent Boardman, PE, Indianapolis Investigative Group
  • Nevil Gomes, PE, Indianapolis Bridge Group
  • Adam Logeman, PE, Indianapolis Bridge Group
  • Joel Perry, PE, Columbus Civil Engineering Group
  • Ben Schilling, PE, Columbus Civil Engineering Group
  • Sagar Shah, PE, Indianapolis Road Group
  • Justin Soltesz, PE, Columbus Road Group
  • Luke Stutler, PE, Cincinnati Road Group

A note of congratulations goes to Heather Sulaica who passed the engineering exam in Texas even though she remains an engineer in training (EIT). The Texas Board of Professional Engineers allows EITs to take the PE exam before they have the required experience to get their PE. Once she has the appropriate years of experience, Heather can submit the paperwork for her PE license.

January 4, 2021
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IndyCar Driver James Hinchcliffe Visits Lenglade Family

Jasper Lenglade, the 15-year-old son of Jen and Jon Lenglade (Construction Solutions Group), received an awesome surprise when IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe personally delivered an IRacing simulator in spectacular style.

Jasper has battled leukemia since 2016. He rang out (finished treatment) on June 20, 2019. Make-A-Wish of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana granted Jasper his wish, and James came to the Lenglades’ Greenwood, Indiana home right before Thanksgiving. James also brought an Indy 500 street car, two Indy 500 Festival princesses, and the legendary Borg-Warner trophy. The trophy is presented annually to the winner of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and permanently displayed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Hinchcliffe helped Jasper get the hang of his new simulator with a few virtual laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jasper told WTHR news, “Being able to give kids something that they want for overcoming some of the biggest obstacles they will face in their life … I think that’s really cool.”

Here’s wishing Jasper continued good health in 2021!

January 4, 2021
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WiFi Reminder

Here’s a reminder that we have a new wireless network at all design centers. Save your data and connect now:

Wireless Network: ASI-Partner

Password: Improvingthequalityoflife!

January 4, 2021
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Community Service News

The Community Service fund received $6,085 in December 2020 from employee payroll contributions and American Structurepoint’s dollar-for-dollar match. The Holiday Mania event raised $19,080, and the company also matched that total, adding $38,160 to the fund!

Recent Donations

It was a busy month of fulfilling requests! Staff members around the country delivered gifts to nursing homes and children’s organizations. We also made donations to a variety of organizations in the communities where we have design centers.

Volunteer shoppers contributed a car full of gifts for residents of Springmill Meadows in Indianapolis.

  • Crawford Manor in Boone County, Indiana received $500 to offset costs of a special holiday meal for their low-income and elderly residents. Julie Kost (Marketing Services – Indianapolis) suggested the donation.
  • Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa was sent $1,000 toward holiday gifts for families in need. Members of our Tampa design center also volunteered time at the organization, sorting donations in preparation for distribution. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the newsletter)
  • A family at Perry-Worth Elementary School in Lebanon, Indiana received food and holiday gifts for their children. Marietta Yeoman-Griffith (Utility Infrastructure – Indianapolis) coordinated with the school’s social worker to assist the family.
  • Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter is a 14-bed homeless shelter in Logan, Ohio which has increased its hours of operation during the COVID-19 pandemic. A donation of $1,500 was sent to the shelter, which was put forward by Fonda Welker (Road – Columbus).
  • Alzheimer’s Texas received a $1,500 donation to provide family and caregiver support services in Texas, at the suggestion of Adam Pfeiffer (Road – Austin).
  • Small gifts were provided to elderly residents of Neighborcare of Chapel Hill in Indianapolis, as suggested by Anitra Lewis (Accounting – Indianapolis).
  • A donation of $1,500 was sent to the national Wounded Warrior Project organization which supports American military veterans and their families.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis received a $3,500 donation, suggested by Kaitlyn Currie (Utility Infrastructure – Indianapolis). We missed volunteering with them in 2020; we look forward to doing another panel build soon!
  • Brigid’s Path in Kettering, Ohio provides support for infants and mothers impacted by addiction. A donation of $500 was sent to them, as suggested by Adam Dahlfors (Bridge – Columbus).
  • Wheeler Mission operates multiple shelters and residential shelters in Indianapolis, providing emergency shelter, residential programming, addiction recovery, and work enterprise. At the suggestion of Miles Demerly (Road – Indianapolis), we made a $2,500 donation to the shelter.
  • GiGi’s Playhouse Indianapolis provides support and programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families. We made a donation of $2,000 at the suggestion of Joe Dubyel (Construction Solutions – Indianapolis).
  • Churches in Mission is a Martinsville, Indiana-based organization that provides food, clothing, and financial assistance to those in need. A $250 contribution occurred at the suggestion of Julie Kost (Marketing Services – Indianapolis).
  • The Central Ohio Diabetes Association provides support and education to families affected by the disease. We made a $1,000 donation at the suggestion of Adam Dahlfors (Bridge – Columbus).
  • A donation of $1,000 was made to the Blackburn Family who are experiencing financial difficulty due to job loss and medical issues. They were recommended for assistance by Sarah Marchisin (Marketing Services – Indianapolis).
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace provides beds to children whose homes do not have them. A $2,000 donation was made to the Indianapolis chapter at the suggestion of Jess Pounds (Investigative – Indianapolis).
  • The National Society of Professional Surveyors Foundation provides assistance to surveyors who have experienced a disaster. A contribution of $1,000 occurred at the suggestion of Brian Bingham (Land Surveying – Columbus).
  • A donation of $500 was made to the Skipper Family who are experiencing financial difficulty due to major illness. Patrick Beliveau (Road – Tampa) recommended them for assistance.
  • The Nicholson Family was sent $500 to assist with expenses associated with caring for a child with special needs, at the suggestion of Dale Nicholson (Investigative – Lexington).
  • Fair Haven Rape Crisis Center in Northwest Indiana provides support to those affected by sexual violence and trauma. We donated $500 to the center at the suggestion of Gina Sessions (Road – Highland).
  • Hesed House, a homeless shelter in Aurora, Illinois, received a donation of $750 at the suggestion of our Aurora design center staff.
  • Lafayette Urban Ministries provides financial and advocacy assistance to families in the West Lafayette area. They received a $750 contribution at the suggestion of our Aurora design center staff.
  • The Luttrell Family was sent $500 to assist with expenses during a time of job loss, at the suggestion of Dale Nicholson (Investigative – Lexington).
  • A donation of $1,000 was made to the Shepard Family to assist with medical bills for one of their children. They were recommended for assistance by Don Corson (Structural – Indianapolis).
  • Community Harvest Food Bank in Fort Wayne received a donation of $1,500 at the suggestion of our Fort Wayne design center staff.
  • The Ozanam Family Shelter in Evansville provides temporary shelter while families seek new residences. A donation of $500 was sent at the recommendation of Brian Fox (Construction Solutions – Evansville).
  • Oaks Academy, a private school in Indianapolis, was sent a $500 contribution to be used toward supplies for their new Pre-K classroom, at the recommendation of Sarah Johnson (Accounting – Indianapolis).
  • A donation of $12,000 was made to the Thirst Project. The Thirst Project builds wells in communities in eSwatini and other African countries, providing clean and safe drinking water where it was not previously available.
  • A $5,000 donation was sent to Gleaners Food Bank to purchase healthy food for Hoosiers in need living in central and southeastern Indiana.
  • Children and families in need received clothing and gifts via the Angel Tree Program, coordinated by our Highland design center; Vincent DePaul coordinated by our Columbus design center; and St. Malachi, coordinated by our Cleveland design center.
  • Gift cards totaling $500 were provided to students in need via a program at the Indianapolis Public Schools.
  • Beacon of Hope Crisis Center, an Indianapolis organization assisting victims of domestic violence, received a $500 donation at the suggestion of Anitra Lewis (Accounting – Indianapolis).
  • Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana and LifeCare Alliance in Columbus were each sent a donation of $1,500 to help deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors.
  • Little Sisters of the Poor St. Augustine Home for the Aged in Indianapolis was sent a $2,000 donation. The center cares for low-income people of advanced age.
  • An American Structurepoint family received assistance with expenses related to the death of a family member.
  • The Mid-Ohio Food Consortium received a $2,500 donation to assist with providing healthy food for Ohioans in need.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Indiana received toys appropriate for children of all ages and abilities. The donated toys will be selected by parents for each patient and their siblings when the family checks in to the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Love Inc. of Boone County, Indiana was sent $2,000 to assist with their mission of meeting unfilled needs in the community, such as providing housecleaning supplies and linens to families in need.
  • Gift cards were purchased for teenage residents at the Indiana United Methodist Childrens Home to help them celebrate the end-of-year holidays. A total of $2,600 was spent on this project.
  • A donation of $1,500 was sent to the Putnam County EMS toward their goal of installing a Safe Haven Baby Box. The project was suggested by Evan Evans (Survey – Indianapolis).
  • A donation of $500 was sent to the Burns Family, who are experiencing financial hardship. They were suggested for assistance by Mark Tuley (Business Development – Evansville).
  • A donation of $750 was sent to the Nashville Rescue Mission, a facility providing food and shelter to the homeless population of Nashville, Tennessee. They were recommended by staff from our Nashville design center.
  • Our Kids Nashville received a $750 donation. They provide medical evaluations and crisis counseling in response to child sexual abuse. The organization was recommended by staff from our Nashville design center.
  • United Caring Services, an Evansville, Indiana homeless shelter, received a $500 donation at the suggestion of staff from our Evansville design center.
  • Big Heroes Tiny Homes is a school-based program that builds tiny homes for military veterans without housing. $1,500 was sent to their supply fund at the recommendation of Blair Haynie (Road – Austin) and Anna Skelton (Marketing Services – Indianapolis)
  • Matthew 25 Ministries in Cincinnati, a disaster relief organization, received a $1,500 donation at the recommendation of staff from our Cincinnati design center.
  • The Roberts Family was gifted $500 to help with ongoing medical expenses for their child who has sickle cell anemia. They were suggested for assistance by Sharon Payne (Accounting – Indianapolis).

Get Involved

  • You can become a contributor to the Give Back fund by completing a commitment form, available by searching for “Community Service” on Pinnacle.
  • Recipients are all nominated by American Structurepoint employees. If you have a suggestion for an organization that could use assistance, please complete a donation request form, also available via Pinnacle.

January 4, 2021
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Round of Applause Roll Call for December

Here’s a salute to the nine employees receiving Round of Applause Awards in December. Remember to recognize those who do a great job in January for you by nominating them for a Round of Applause.

  • Jerrica Andrew
  • Sarah Everhart
  • Shirley Gray
  • Sarah Johnson
  • Melody Niquette
  • Josshe Palm
  • Sagar Shah
  • Liza Trant
  • Alex Varney

January 4, 2021
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American Structurepoint in the News

American Structurepoint projects and people appeared in the news media 20 times in December. Here’s a recap.

  • Senior Housing News reported that Glasswater Creek of Plainfield received a second-place award in the 2020 Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The Lafayette Journal and Courier reported on plans for the new $50 million Lafayette public safety building and parking garage that we are designing.
  • The Hamilton County Reporter and The Noblesville Times published news that the Hotel Carmichael of Carmel received a New Construction Award from OneZone, a chamber of commerce serving Fishers and Carmel, Indiana. We provided structural engineering for the hotel. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the newsletter.
  • The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette published an article touting the benefits of the State Boulevard Phase II project in that city. The article quoted American Structurepoint employees Scott Crites, Adam Urschel, and Briana Hope.
  • Indiana Business.com reported on the opening of the Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago, Indiana. We designed approaches to the privately funded $150 million bridge project. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the newsletter).
  • Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ,) Current in Noblesville, and the Hamilton County Reporter published articles regarding the preferred route for Pleasant Street in Noblesville and a citizens group expressing opposition over the route. We are providing engineering design services for the project.
  • The Lafayette Journal and Courier and The Lafayette Leader reported on the release of a feasibility study completed by us and MKSK regarding converting Third and Fourth streets in downtown Lafayette from one-way to two-way traffic.
  • The Princeton Daily Clarion published an article that the Gibson County Council authorized paying American Structurepoint for design work on the Gibson County Jail project to date.
  • The Northwest Times of Indiana updated readers about progress on the Merrillville Community Center, now known as the Dean & Barbara White Community Center, that our architects designed. The facility is expected to open in March 2021.
  • This Week.com published an article about the Jan. 4, 2021 opening of The Ashford of Grove City, a senior living community in Grove City, Ohio. We did civil engineering and land surveying for the project.
  • Building Excellence Magazine reported that American Structurepoint is a sponsor of the Hillside Community Garden project to bring urban farming to the Hillside Neighborhood in Indianapolis.
  • The Georgetown News-Democrat in Georgetown, Ohio, reported that American Structurepoint completed a study regarding the repair and upgrade of that village’s drinking water system.
  • The IBJ and Hamilton County Reporter reported on the preferred route for the SR 32 reconstruction project in Westfield for which we did the roadway design and environmental work.
  • Building Excellence Magazine reported that American Structurepoint will serve as an advisor to the 16 Tech Community Corporation for the design and construction of its signature bridge project in the Indianapolis innovation district.
  • Building Indiana Magazine and Building Excellence Magazine reported that American Structurepoint earned Healthiest Employers honors in Indiana and Ohio.
  • Current in Fishers published an article about the opening of the SR 37 and 126th Street interchange in Fishers, Indiana that we designed.
  • Pointstreet.com published an article about the construction of Lafayette’s new Loeb Stadium that we designed
  • Indiana Business.com reported on the opening of the Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago, Indiana. We designed the approaches to the $150 million bridge. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • WBIW Radio reported on 2021 construction plans for the 7-Line project in Bloomington, Indiana. We are the design consultant for the project that will add bicycle lanes and an improved bus corridor along Seventh Street.
  • The Columbus Underground reported on construction of a new event venue in the Italian Village portion of Columbus for which we did civil engineering work.
  • The Warsaw Times-Union reported that the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission approved a $3,096.36 claim from American Structurepoint for the Buffalo Street Plaza reconstruction project from October.

December 2, 2020
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Elm Street Railroad Grade Separation Project Wins ACEC Ohio Honor Award

Kudos to the American Structurepoint engineering team responsible for designing the Elm Street Railroad Grade Separation project. The project received an Honor Award in the 2021 ACEC Ohio Engineering Excellence Awards! Our engineers partnered with the City of Lima, ODOT, and the Federal Highway Administration to design the realignment and widening of Elm Street and transformed a nearby six-leg, signalized intersection into a four-leg roundabout. Elm Street was lowered 20 feet below an existing at-grade railroad crossing to allow for continuous traffic flow when trains are stopped or slowed on the railroad tracks. We also designed a single-span deck girder bridge structure to carry rail traffic over Elm Street. Additionally, several aesthetic elements were incorporated that harken back to Lima’s rich railroading history. The project included extensive landscaping, decorative streetlamps, and 6-foot sidewalks to create a welcoming entrance into Lima’s downtown area. Way to go Ohio team!

December 2, 2020
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SR 37 and 126th Street Interchange Opens

A caravan of vehicles drove through a ribbon stretched across 126th Street to mark the opening of the 126th Street and SR 37 Interchange in Fishers, Indiana on November 19. American Structurepoint engineers designed the new interchange and are providing program management for the entire SR 37 Corridor project. The newly completed 126th Street interchange has been converted from a signalized intersection into a grade-separated interchange –all of which is part of Phase One of the State Road 37 Improvement Project. With SR 37 reconstructed below-grade and 126th Street converted to roundabouts, the traveling public will now experience free-flow movement, both north-south along SR 37 and east-west along 126th Street. The project broke ground in September 2019 and will be fully complete by spring 2021.