July 9, 2018
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Walid Gemayel Receives Ohio’s Most Distinguished Honor

 

We extend congratulations to Senior Vice President Walid Gemayel for being inducted into the Executive Order of the Ohio Commodores on June 29. Membership is only possible through appointment by Ohio’s governor in recognition for outstanding contributions to economic development in their communities and to the State of Ohio. It is considered Ohio’s most distinguished honor. The association is a nonpartisan organization with a diverse and dedicated membership of over 350 men and women who are business executives, university administrators, leaders of trade associations and economic development organizations, and government officials.

 

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Promotion News in Transportation, Civil Engineering

We are proud to announce three promotions – two in the Transportation Group and one in Civil Engineering. Ben Borcherding has been promoted to vice president and is the executive responsible for the leadership of our Indiana Transportation Road and Bridge practice. Ben has 16 years of experience in bridge design, transportation engineering, sales, project management, and group operations management. His leadership of our Bridge Group has led to us continuing to be the largest staff of bridge professionals in Indiana and one of the most profitable groups in our company. Ben also has provided leadership on many large transportation design/build projects, and has built many key client relationships with INDOT county highway departments, and several key clients.

Ryan Cummins has been promoted to Bridge Group leader and will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of our bridge group. In Ryan’s 12 years with our company, he has become a technical expert in the design of both new and rehabilitated concrete and steel structures, hydraulic modeling of streams, and leading the FHWA bridge condition inspection efforts on hundreds of bridges throughout Indiana. Ryan also has mentored, trained, and developed the skills of many of our current bridge engineers.

Tyler Comstock has been promoted to project manager in the Civil Engineering Group. The 2011 graduate of Purdue University joined American Structurepoint as a design engineer in 2013. Tyler has shown a great ability to not only manage complex projects, but also to mentor our newer staff and take the time to teach them about site design. Tyler is a solid engineer and he is engaged in some very complex projects for the site group, including leading the civil/site design and management of the new IU Health Bloomington campus.

We are excited about the new opportunities ahead for Ben, Ryan, and Tyler. The next time you see them, congratulate each of them on their promotions.

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Range Line Road Opens in Time for July Fourth Festivities

The road diet is over! A $13.5 million revamp of Range Line Road opened right on schedule in time for CarmelFest – Carmel, Indiana’s two-day July Fourth celebration held on July 3 and 4. American Structurepoint provided construction management for the project that brought a boulevard-type feel to Range Line Road, one of the most important roadways in Carmel. The road diet reduced Range Line Road from 5 lanes to 2 lanes from 116th Street to Fourth Street. Our road engineers also designed roundabouts for three of the six intersections getting makeovers, and we designed the streetscape for the entire project that included a landscaped median, multi-use path, bicycle track, widening sidewalks, and making the road much more pedestrian friendly. Our Construction Solutions Group also provided construction inspection services for the entire project. Way to go everyone!

 

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Embassy Suites Noblesville Hosts Grand Opening

An elegant atmosphere featuring a huge “E” ice sculpture, harpist and other musicians, hundreds of attendees, and plenty of good food and drink marked the June 7 grand opening celebration at the $30 million Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center Noblesville. American Structurepoint provided architecture, interior design, and structural engineering services for the 7-story and conference center. The hotel includes:

  • 198 suites
  • 29,000 sft of total meeting space
  • A conference center with a maximum capacity of 2,000 guests
  • indoor heated salt water pool
  • The Local Kitchen and Tap onsite restaurant

And check out awesome photos of the grand opening event posted on our Facebook page!

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Porter County Celebrates Redesigned Entry Plaza

Porter County citizens are now enjoying a renovated, ADA-compliant entrance plaza at the Porter County Administration Center in Valparaiso, Indiana after a June ribbon cutting. Our team of architecture, civil engineering, and landscaping architecture pros designed the nearly $1 million front entrance plaza to include a sloped walkway with lighted handrails, making access easier for seniors and the disabled. The 25-year-old former entrance was crumbling, inhospitable to users, and costly to maintain. Our design fixed that and more – it included permeable pavement, decorative seat walls, green space, tree planter boxes, programmable exterior lighting to enhance aesthetics, and interpretative signage. The plaza also features an underground heating system to prevent ice and snow accumulation and an underground storage tank to collect stormwater runoff that will then be used to irrigate the improved landscaping. To view a cool video showing the project’s progression from old to new, check out this Facebook link.

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Tiffin Breaks Ground on New Roadway

Multiple groups in our Columbus office worked to make a June 8 groundbreaking a reality for a $3.4 million road improvement project in Tiffin, Ohio. Our Road, Civil Engineering, and Land Survey groups provided road design, stormwater design, and a land survey for an extension of Fair Lane and a new roadway called Progress Parkway. The new roads and public infrastructure will provide access to 60+ acres that Tiffin officials say is poised for “explosive development.” The sewer work we’ve designed supports a Trilogy Health Services senior living center being built on 7.7 acres at US 224 and Shaffer Drive. We also are providing construction inspection services for the road projects scheduled for completion by year’s end.

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Thirst Project Visit – What You Need to Know

How many 30-year-olds can say their passion for change has resulted in more than 300,000 people now have access to clean drinking water? Seth Maxwell, the CEO of The Thirst Project can. Seth, CEO of the world’s largest youth water organization, shared success stories and revealed even bigger things ahead as his nonprofit enters its tenth year when he visited American Structurepoint’s Indianapolis office on June 18. Here are the highlights.

  • Thanks to work by the Thirst Project over nine years, progress has occurred – we’ve gone from 1.1 billion people worldwide with no access to clean water to 663,000 million people.
  • Thirst Project visits over 400 campuses and sees more than 330,000 middle school, high school, and college students annually to educate and motivate them to raise money to build freshwater wells.
  • For every dollar spent on visiting schools in 2017, students converted that to $2.8 dollars in fundraising activities.
  • Seth also delivered a motivational message that all of us are on the earth for a reason, to make a difference, to connect with others, and to do our part to change the world.
  • Seth is way ahead of the game in making worldwide change happen. The Thirst Project has already raised over $9 million to complete over 2,200 projects in 13 countries and deliver clean water to 350,000 people and counting.
  • Seth also announced plans to launch a first-ever Youth Advisory Board in 2018 and to hold a United Nation’s type meeting called a Legacy Summit to bring more awareness to the global water crisis.
  • We also learned that Abby Kochert, an interior designer who joined American Structurepoint in March, interned with Thirst Project. Look for a future newsletter article about her work the organization.

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Pro X Breaks Ground at Grand Park

American Structurepoint is heavily involved in another facility under construction at the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield. We are providing architecture, interior design, civil, and structural engineering services for the $5 million, 60,000-sft Pro X  Athletic Development. The new sports training facility will provide several services to athletes of all sports, ages, and skill levels, including physical training, rehabilitation, injury prevention, and sport-specific instruction. Amenities include a 3,000-sft weight room, 38,000 sft of open turf that includes two full-sized baseball fields and a partial football field, 22 batting cages, and two full swing golf simulators. Pro X, located just west of the Grand Park Events Center, is scheduled to open in early 2019. We provided multiple civil engineering services for the entire 400-acre Grand Park campus and completed architecture services for the indoor Pacers Athletic Center that houses eight indoor courts for basketball, volleyball, and futsal.

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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ACE Mentor Program Update

The Lawrence Township students mentored by American Structurepoint employees via the ACE Mentor Program performed well at the Scholarship Awards Dinner held May 16th at the Indianapolis East Marriott Hotel. They were among six teams of students presenting and displaying their projects to more than 300 assembled ACE members, faculty, and family members. All students were challenged to design an Indianapolis Zoo animal exhibit. Our team designed a facility for the gray wolf that included veterinary services, viewing platforms, feeding and quarantine areas, and a den for the animals to get “quiet time.” The design also included a wide expanse of landscape providing the animals space to run near the zoo’s current tiger exhibit. Jade Woodson, an intern shared by the Marketing Communications and Interiors teams, participated as a student for the Lawrence Township team.

The program also included mentor and student awards. Landscape Architect Ted Bleicher of the Planning and Economic Development Group received the Lawrence Township team’s Mentor of the Year Award. Four Lawrence Township students won scholarships totaling $11,000, and Ayman Barkat, a 2018  graduate of Lawrence North High School,  received the $2,000 American Structurepoint Scholarship. Thank you to all the members of the American Structurepoint team who made this program year possible. Stay tuned for future news on this tremendous program.

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Jason Greene Adds Reserve Deputy to His Community Resume

Construction Inspector Jason Greene’s middle name might as well be “Mr. Community Service.” That’s because he recently added Martin County reserve sheriff’s deputy to his resume to go along his 6.5 years of service to the Loogootee Volunteer Fire Department where he is a lieutenant. To be sworn in as a reserve officer, Jason had to pass a pre-basic training class and complete 100 hours of ride time with deputies and 40 hours of service as a jailer or dispatcher. He typically patrols with another deputy on weekends as he has more training to do before patrolling alone. Jason is the first member of his family to become a reserve officer, although his cousin is the chief deputy with the Martin County Sheriff’s Department. “I love being a reserve because, like the fire department, it’s a way to help out the community,” Jason says. “I also love the events that the sheriff’s office puts on for our community – active shooter training, ladies shooting classes, and a Jeep and Bike Ride event.”

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Golf Outing Pics and Results – Guess Who Won Again?

The rain forecast for most of the week prior to the outing dissipated into cloudy skies and pleasant temperatures for the 88 “golfers” to compete in this year’s 37th Annual Memorial Golf Classic. Many thanks to American Structurepoint for providing this opportunity to gather and enjoy a great day of golf and fellow­ship!

Here are the results: after 18 holes of some fine (and not so fine) golf, we gathered to eat some burgers and brats and dole out the prizes, praises, cheers, and jeers as follows:

 

Long Drive on #3

Eric Kuntz

Closest to the Pin on #8

Joe Griffith

Longest Putt on #10

Patrick Dottery

Closest to the Pin on #14

Zach Wolf

Long Drive on #18

Ben Settles

Now for the scores – Two teams were tied at a 6-under 65, so to determine third place, we had to break the tie by reviewing the scores from 18 backward, with the team of Bryan Potter, Jordan Bosse, Tanner McKinney, and Nick Murphy getting edged out by the team of Dan McCloskey, Dan Weekes, Mike Hoopingarner, and Steve Hanscom to earn a third-place finish. Shooting 8-under par to score a 63 and land them in second place was the team of Brad Curts, Elliot Smith, Kristina Mudd, and Ben Wagner.  Last, (but not least and not really, because they landed in first again) was the team of Eric Kuntz, David Haas (last minute ringer fill-in for Dave Machala), Will Lyon, and Zach Wolf, shooting one of the lowest scores we’ve seen in recent years – a 14-under 57.  Well done!

Special thanks to Andrew Everhart for capturing the memories and photographic evidence to prove you all were indeed at this year’s outing. Many photos also were uploaded to the PhotoCircle app. Thanks again to all who came out and made it an enjoyable day. Most importantly, a hearty ‘thank you’ goes out to American Structurepoint for allowing us to hook, hack, slice, and shank our way around the golf course once again. So, until next year, when you see the email you all love to see, en­joy life with those around you, for it goes much too quickly!

 

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Great New Employee Perk – Tickets at Work

When traveling for weekend getaways and awesome vacations, check out the discounts available from our new Tickets at Work program. Tickets at Work is a free employee benefit offering discounts to theme parks like Disney World and King’s Island, sporting events, Broadway and Vegas shows, attractions, and many more. Broadway shows include Tony-nominated productions of Frozen, Hello Dolly, and SpongeBob Square Pants. Vegas discounts include Cirque du Soleil and Criss Angel. Use our company code “Structurepoint” to create your online account. More info is available on the intranet under Employee Perks > Ticket Discount Program tab.

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Community Service Update – Of Backpacks and Panel Builds

Indy BackPack Attack

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to fill the backpacks of area school children returning to the classroom very soon. The annual Indy BackPack Attack continues through July 13th.  Collection boxes are located in the 7260 lobby and the 7340 kitchen.  Anything donated by our staff will be matched by Community Service.

  • Backpacks
  • #2 pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Covered pencil sharpeners
  • Crayons
  • Art/pencil boxes
  • Erasers
  • Markers
  • Glue sticks
  • Preschool crayons, paper and pencils
  • Scissors
  • Composition notebooks
  • Pocket folders (solid color)
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Index cards
  • Flash drives
  • Calculators (basic & scientific)
  • Hygiene products including
    • Deodorant
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrushes
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Tissues
    • Hand sanitizer (large)
    • Hand soap
    • Shampoo (trial size)
    • Conditioners (trial size)

Habitat for Humanity Panel Build

American Structurepoint along with Community Service is excited to announce our second HABITAT for HUMANITY PANEL BUILD Thursday, July 26, 2018, on our very own 7260 parking lot!  We need as many volunteers as we can get, those who participated last year and all our newer staff as well. There are two shifts and a couple other options to volunteer. SIGN UP HERE and learn more about the different options. We are looking forward to a spectacular Indy Team Day of Service!

Remember, you can bill 2 hours of your time to 0000000.00000.0012 Phase 00000.

What is Habitat for Humanity? Learn here.

See last year’s Panel  Build. Watch here.

 

 

 

 

  

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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American Structurepoint Makes Headlines

American Structurepoint projects and people landed in the news media and on the internet 33 times in June. Check out this recap.

  • Building Indiana.com, Becker’s Hospital Review, and The Bloomington Herald-Times published articles about construction starting on the new Indiana University Health Regional Academic Center/IU Health Bloomington Hospital for which we are doing civil and structural engineering work.
  • Many media outlets reported on the start of construction at 96th Street and Keystone Parkway at the Hamilton County-Marion County line for which we are providing programming management and construction inspection services. These included Inside Indianapolis Business, The Hamilton County Reporter, The Indianapolis Star, The Noblesville Times, WISH-TV Channel 8, WTHR Channel 13, WRTV Channel 6, and WTTV Channel 4.
  • Several media outlets ran stories about the start of work on the Indianapolis Red Line Bus Rapid Transit System. They were WFYI Channel 20, WTHR Channel 13, and WRTV Channel 6. We have completed much design work on a segment of the Red Line and are providing program management to the Indianapolis Department of Public Works for the construction.
  • Radio Station 107.1 the Z in Valparaiso and The Chesterton Tribune published an article the ribbon-cutting held for the renovated plaza at the Porter County Government Center. We designed the new plaza area. (Please see article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • Inside Indiana Business, The Hamilton County Reporter, and WTHR Channel 13 reported that Grand Park Sports Complex was voted a top youth sports destination in the nation by Sports Destination Management.com. We did the civil engineering work on the complex.
  • The Indianapolis Business Journal and The Hamilton County Reporter reported that prep work has begun on the $124 million project to turn State Road 37 in Hamilton County from 126th to 146th streets to a Keystone Parkway-type road. We are part of a team designing the new roadway.
  • The Elkhart Truth, The Goshen News, and WSBT Channel 22 in South Bend ran articles that the Goshen Redevelopment Commission voted to negotiate with American Structurepoint to design the City’s multi-use ice rink and pavilion.
  • Xconomy.com published an update about the Indianapolis 16 Tech innovation community for which we have done civil and utility infrastructure work.
  • The Noblesville Times published an article about the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Embassy SuitesHotel and Conference Center for which we provided architectural and interior design services. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The IBJ reported that American Structurepoint is one of five firms reviewing the City of Indianapolis’ space needs at its downtown Indianapolis facilities, including the City-County Building, Old City Hall, the Marion County Jail, and a 500-acre downtown parking garage. We will conduct a physical asset analysis of the space.
  • Inside Indiana Business and The Hamilton County Reporter published articles about a groundbreaking at the $5 million Pro X Athletic Development facility at Grand Spark Sports Complex in Westfield. We provided architectural architecture, interior design, civil, and structural engineering services for the project. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The South Bend Tribune gave its readers an update about the Eddy Street Commons Phase 2 project across the street from the University of Notre Dame campus. The $150 million development includes 400 new apartments, 8,500 sft of retail, an Embassy Suites Hotel, and a new building for the Robinson Community Learning Center. We provided civil engineering, land survey, and landscape architecture services for the project.
  • The Dearborn County Register and trade publication ReJournals told their readers that the Lawrenceburg City Council approved a plan to build a $30 million luxury apartment complex off High Street. We are providing architecture and civil engineering services. (Please see the President’s Column elsewhere in this newsletter.)
  • Current in Carmel published an article about our involvement in the opening of the first Carmel affordable housing project for the Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development organization.

 

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Sign Up Now for Water For People Fun Run/Walk

Walk or run with family members and co-workers in downtown Indianapolis and help 4 million people in nine countries get safe, clean water and sanitation. That’s the end result of joining the American Structurepoint team in the 12th Annual Water for People 5k Run/Walk. The event is set for Saturday, August 25, at 8:30 a.m. and is FREE for American Structurepoint employees and family members. The race will start and finish at the Institute of Fitness and Sports (NIFS) in downtown Indianapolis, and the route will take you along the beautiful and relaxing Indianapolis Canal.  Click here to register and remember to use the promo code teamStructurepoint to join our team!

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Chili Cookoff – Heat Things Up With Your Presence

Whether you prefer your chili hot, spicy, sweet, vegan, or with pasta, make sure you do these three things for the Chili Cookoff on July 27!

  1. Invite clients.
  2. Attend the event.
  3. Have fun at the hottest event of the summer.

See you there on July 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Grandview.

July 9, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Company Picnic Sign-Up Today!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!” – AND the company picnic all at the same time. RSVP here by August 4 to attend the August 18 event at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis. Remember to wear your favorite baseball team’s gear to go along with our theme. New features include:

  • Bungee jump trampoline
  • All ages potato sack race
  • All ages tug-of-war competition
  • Bullpen pitching mound availability

Rowdie, the Indianapolis Indians mascot, will make an appearance from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. We’ve also added additional caricature and face-painting artists to keep up with demand and reduce wait times! So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!