August 7, 2018
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CEDIA Headquarters Looking Good

Our friends at Meyer Najem sent us some drone photos of the progress at the CEDIA headquarters building that we designed. The new HQ is located in Delaware Tech Park in Fishers along the I-69 corridor. We are providing interior design, landscape design, structural, and civil engineering services as well for the $13 million global headquarters, and Meyer Najem is the project’s construction manager. The headquarters should be ribbon-cutting ready in December.

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August 7, 2018
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Riverview Health Westfield Opening Coming Soon

Coming soon to Westfield –Riverview Health Westfield Hospital will usher in a new era of healthcare to Hamilton County. Eagle-eyed employees may have caught the TV ads touting the upcoming opening of the area’s first and only combined emergency and urgent care center. The Riverview Facebook page confirms that a public open house will take place Friday, August 31, from 3 to 7 p.m. Watch local media for more details. Until then, check out the TV ad via YouTube and review the Riverview website that contains more details about the eye-catching facility designed by our Architecture Group.

August 7, 2018
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IT Solutions Promotes Four

IT Solutions announced four promotions in July.

Jeff McCurdy – Jeff is now a senior IT consultant. Jeff has very quickly become a key individual on the team working with some of the more technically complex clients that operate in a fast-paced, changing environment. Some of Jeff’s clients include Bastian Material Handling, Harlan Bakeries, and Hendricks County governmental.

Zach Leffel – Zach is now a senior IT consultant. Since joining the company four years ago, Zach has advanced his technical skills to become one of the main go-to individuals for his help with CISCO networking, Microsoft, EMC data storage, and VMWare virtualization. Some of his clients include Progressive Logistics, Rochester Metals, and GEMCO Constructors, recently named to IBJ’s 2018 fastest-growing companies.

Ben Settles – Ben is now a senior IT consultant. Ben has grown his technical expertise during his eight years with us to become one of our resident experts for our heavy CADD-centric clients. As a result of Ben’s advice, many of our clients are finding ways to streamline their processes and leverage technology to improve their productivity.

Aaron Hook – Aaron is now an IT consultant. He started his career here seven years ago and has steadily grown his skill sets in networking and virtualization which allows him to play a key role in the successful implementation of technical projects for his clients. Some of his clients include Janssen and Spaans, Shrewsberry and Associates, Indiana Constructors, and Charles C. Brandt Construction.

We congratulate all these IT experts and look forward to their continued success with the company.

August 7, 2018
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Congratulations Karen Gillmore!

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Karen Gillmore to graphic design manager. She will be in charge of leading the graphic design team to produce the creative output of the company. In Karen’s 19 years with our company, she has designed over 500 proposals with more than 150 of those turning into wins, such as Ronald Reagan Parkway, 16 Tech, Riverview Health, Hamilton County Government and Judicial Center Expansion, and countless INDOT proposals.

Karen’s eye for detail and creative talents have given our materials the edge and polish they need to stay competitive and go head to head with any national firm! She is not only instrumental on proposal design, she puts the “sizzle” in marketing initiatives, such as newsletters, project websites, photography, videos, trade shows, brochures, marketing packets, presentations, flyers, direct mail pieces, and much more! She is great at taking content and adding graphics to tell a story and make it more inviting to the reader. Karen is also influential every year in helping pull off a stellar company briefing that provides employees the state of the union about how the company is doing and where we are going.

The next time you see Karen, congratulate her on her well-deserved promotion.

 

August 7, 2018
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Panel Build 2018

 

Two shifts of employees worked together on the morning of July 26 to make our second Panel Build for the Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity in our corporate headquarters parking lot a house-raising success. We framed a three-bedroom house in under four hours for Mansa Samlafo and her 2-year-old daughter, Dromo. Mansa was here to help because all Habit homeowners are required to put in approximately 300 hours of sweat equity on their future home. Company President Rick Conner also presented Habitat for Humanity officials with a check for $13,500 that they can use for education programs.

The second phase of the home’s construction continues at the Indiana State Fair through August 19 so that thousands of Hoosiers can see the finished product. Mansa and Dromo will move into their new home by Thanksgiving. Thanks to all our volunteers who joined to make Mansa’s dream of home ownership a reality!

 

 

 

August 7, 2018
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Matt Ornig Takes the Top Chili Cookoff Prize

 

Another fabulous Chili Cookoff is in the books, and as usual, a tasty time was had by all. Matt Ornig (Road Group) took home the top prize of $300 while Briana Hope (Environmental Group) received $200 for second place, and Ben Wagner (Structural Group) received $100 for third place. Ben, who came in third for the second straight year, also got $50 for winning the popular vote. To The Point asked for details about the winning recipes, and here’s what we received

  • Matt Ornig – Just standard chili mostly, using a blend of sugar/ketchup to decrease the heat from the peppers while still having the hot pepper taste. Used plenty of Cajun-style spices and close to 9 pounds of ground beef.
  • Briana Hope – Made with pulled pork and love. (Cute, Bri)
  • Ben Wagner –His chili is called smoked gumball, using smoked brisket, smoked pork shoulder, and a sacrificial bottle of Gumballhead beer. Typical chili ingredients such as beans, onion, celery, corn, tomatoes, were used as was a special blend of herbs and spices called “nagonhatell.” (Cuter, Ben). Ben noted not to use the recipe for competition because it will only get you third place time and time again.

Until next year, here’s lookin’ at you, #Chilichamps!

 

August 7, 2018
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Austin Day of Service

Our Austin staff of eight people (yup, eight employees!) completed a day of Service at the Central Texas Foodbank on July 20. They worked at the warehouse sorting through food and bagging meals. At the end of the three-hour shift, our crew and the rest of the volunteers bagged a total of 10,300 meals! Those meals will serve families in 21 Central Texas counties at soup kitchens, food pantries, after-school programs, and various other service sites.  When finished with the food sorting, they made a check presentation for $10,300. Way to go, Texas Team!

August 7, 2018
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Interns Enjoy Their Special Day of Service and Socializing

For Intern Day 2018 on July  26, 25 of our summer interns joined together for a day of community service, networking, and golf. The day began with breakfast at our Indy office, followed by community service activities at St. Mary’s Child Center’s Fort Benjamin Harrison location. They helped get the classrooms there ready for new students and put together new play equipment. Next, the interns participated in a panel luncheon at Topgolf, hearing career tips from John Trypus, Citizens Energy Group; Scott Tripp, Riverview Health; and Rick Conner and Steve Davidson, American Structurepoint. The day concluded with fun, food, and socializing while taking their best swings at the driving range.

 

August 7, 2018
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Pinnacle Online Training Debuts

The company is rolling out our first online training and knowledge portal called Pinnacle this month. Pinnacle will be a good foundational resource for newly hired staff and satellite office personnel to ensure we are providing consistent training and group-specified content. They also have public content available for mostly our production groups (Autodesk, Bluebeam, etc.).  More details about this rollout will be forthcoming from the administration team, but if you are curious and want to go ahead and look at the portal navigate to https://portal.pinnacleseries.com. You can log in using your work email and computer (Windows) password. If you have any questions about Pinnacle, contact Mike Steffy or Melanie Bucher.

August 7, 2018
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Architecture Staffers Tee Off for Riverview Health

A fearsome foursome from the Architecture Group took to the links on June 20 to participate in the 26th annual Heartfelt Thanks Golf Outing hosted by Riverview Health Foundation. Over the years, the event has helped raise more than $2.3 million for Riverview patient services such as new MRI machines, a 128-slice CT scanner, cardiac defibrillators, and new telemetry equipment. Matt Jennings, Brandon Hoopingarner, Bri Wetzel, and Erica Irvin represented American Structurepoint at the event.

August 7, 2018
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Great Employee Perk – Dry Cleaning and More at Headquarters

You have clothing items that need to be dry-cleaned or dress shirts that really should be ironed – but who has time to take them to a dry cleaner and then go back to pick them up?  Shoes need repair, purse straps and zippers have come undone – are there still repair shops around?

Never fear – American Structurepoint HQ has a service for that!

Formerly known as Pressed For Time, Martinizing Delivers is owned and operated by Keith and Kent Brown, a son-father team in Noblesville, and is a full-service cleaning operation with pick-up and delivery.  You bring your items to the office, they pick them up and, within three to four days, return your cleaned or repaired items to the office.

Other services include alterations and repairs, leather and suede cleaning, comforters and household item cleaning, and wedding dress preservation.

Refer to Dry Cleaning Delivery under Employee Perks on the Intranet for more information, including their price list, or contact Melody Niquette with any questions.

August 7, 2018
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American Structurepoint Makes Headlines

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

  • Ink Free News in Kosciusko County, Indiana, reported that we were hired for design and engineering work on the Buffalo Street project in Warsaw.
  • The Richmond Palladium-Item reported that work was started to replace a bridge on Peacock Road in that town. We are providing construction inspection services for the $593,000 project.
  • The Terre Haute Tribune-Star updated its readers about the Margaret Avenue project for which we’ve done road engineering design work and now are providing construction inspection services.
  • The Chicago Tribune and The Chesterton Tribune published an article that we are designing additional improvements to the Porter County Administration Center Plaza in Valparaiso.
  • The Lebanon Reporter and the Indiana Economic Digest published articles about the interchange feasibility study we conducted regarding three options for a revamped interchange at Exit 141 on Lebanon’s northern edge.
  • The Winchester News-Gazette published an update about the new Randolph County Comprehensive Plan that our Planning Group facilitated and wrote for the county.

August 7, 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!

August 6, 2018
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PointUP Lunch and Learn – Bridging the Generation Gap

 

A packed Grandview Conference Center crowd gained a deeper understanding of generations in the workforce and learned communication tactics to use immediately to help build stronger teams. Those were the goals shared by nationally-known millennial expert Lindsay Baccardo in her presentation “Bridging the Generation Gap.” The topic is increasingly important because three distinct generations abound in the 2018 workplace – Baby Boomers, Millenials, and Generation X. Each generation has different expectations and needs and different communication styles.

Lindsay also shared ten tips for communicating across generations. Here are the top three.

1. More than ever, tone and emotional intelligence shape the effectiveness of your communications. Make sure you are using the right medium to convey your tone.

2.  Communicate that you believe in your millennial employees and that you like them.

3. Create a clear career path and communicate that you’ll help your employees get there.

 

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
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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!