December 12, 2017
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Fun Times Rule at Festive Holiday Party

The 2017 Holiday Party is now a memory, but what an awesome memory! The party featured a new location (the downtown Indianapolis Marriott), a new band (Toy Factory), a new cocktail hour location with awesome hors d’ouerves, and plenty of great food and dancing to enjoy. The event also featured a special reception for out-of-town employees and their guests prior to the start of the party. Another great year of door prizes was capped off when Kelly Everett (Business Development, Cincinnati) won the grand prize trip for two to Jamaica.  Plenty of photos were snapped to capture the festive activities. Please check out all the photos from the photocircle app at this link.  (T:\Communications Dept\Community\Bulletin Board\2017\2017 Holiday Party).  BONUS PHOTOS – You also can view all the group photos taken at the Tapsnap interactive photo booth at this link.

December 12, 2017
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Two American Structurepoint Projects Win ENR Midwest Awards

Two of our projects – the Lewis and Clark Bridge, East End Crossing and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway renovation – received top awards from ENR Midwest. Continue Reading →

December 12, 2017
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Jess Pounds Sees Hurricane Harvey Damage Up Close and Personal

For most Americans, scenes of horrific hurricane damage are distant summer memories. But for American Structurepoint Project Manager Jess Pounds, these scenes are his daily reality while working as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) public assistance site inspector in Texas.
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December 12, 2017
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Our Projects Score Three ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards

Three American Structurepoint projects are recipients of three 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards sponsored by ACEC Indiana. All award winners will be recognized at an awards program on March 15, 2018, at the Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel. Our award winners are as follows: Continue Reading →

December 12, 2017
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CEDIA Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

Check out these great photos, shot by our very own Krista Lawson, of the November 8 groundbreaking at the new CEDIA global headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. We are providing architecture and interior design, landscape architecture, structural, and civil engineering services for the project. Several Architecture Group staff attended the big event, including CEDIA project manager Rob Bray, as did staff from our design-build partner firm of Meyer Najem. The $13.7 million, 40,000-sft, 3-story headquarters should be ribbon-cutting ready in November 2018.

December 12, 2017
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Riverview Health Westfield Hospital Update

The Riverview Health Westfield Hospital is taking the majestic shape our architects designed as much construction has occurred over the last few months. The curtain wall is nearly all installed on the tower as are terra cotta panels. Limestone installation is nearly complete on both the north and south stairs of the tower and the airfoil on the roof is being framed out. The exterior finishes of the building should be completed very soon for the coming winter so that interior construction can occur in a warmer environment.

December 12, 2017
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Company Moves Upward on IBJ Environmental Firms List

Hard work by the Utility Infrastructure Group is paying off as we now rank as the eighth-largest Indianapolis-area environmental consulting firm. The Indianapolis Business Journal annual listing of environmental firms shows that we achieved $8.7 million in 2016 environmental billings. Previously, we ranked ninth on the list. Kudos to all team members who continue to contribute to growing this discipline and raising it to new heights.

December 12, 2017
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Liz Kokosinski Wins 2017 Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition

Staff Engineer Liz Kokosinski can now add award-winning writer to her accomplishments! She took the top prize in the Region 4 ASCE Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition. The competition was open to any ASCE member in the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia under the age of 35. All entrants had to address this topic: “Is it ethical for university engineering faculty to teach technical subject matter to engineering students without obtaining professional licensure?” Besides the paper needing to be 2,000 words or less, Liz also had to present the paper orally in less than 15 minutes at an ASCE Region 4 Assembly meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee. Liz came away the grand prize winner, receiving an impressive bronze plaque and $500, along with ASCE acclaim and recognition. She received her plaque at the November Civil Engineering Professional Development Seminar at Purdue University. The next time you see Liz, congratulate her on her award.

December 12, 2017
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Highland Employee Paints Artwork for New INDOT Facility

A November 14 ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new $7 million INDOT Sub-District Facility at Plymouth included an unveiling of artwork created by Highland employee Greg Konieczny. INDOT commissioned Greg to paint a plow for the facility. Greg, an INDOT employee at the time when hired for the project, spent about 30 hours painting the plow depicting the theme “Old Meets New.” Greg then joined American Structurepoint and finished it in his spare time while working for us. Greg chose to paint a representation of the new cable-stayed Lewis and Clark Bridge over the Ohio River in southern Indiana and an old covered bridge over a stream. He also incorporated two road signs into his design. One is US 30, which is the main highway passing through Plymouth along which the sub district building is located. The Big “L” is the historic designation marker for the Lincoln Highway that closely parallels US 30 in the area. The plow will remain on display at the facility for the community to enjoy.

December 12, 2017
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Cornhole Tournament Crowns Winner

Sliders, shuckers, hangers, aces, and even a few brewskis ruled a damp, humid afternoon as the ninth annual American Structurepoint Cornhole Tournament unfolded on November 2. Sixteen two-person teams competed for the grand prize – the thrill of victory AND a $50 gift card for each team member. Karl Krukenberg (Bridge Group) and Jordan Bosse (Road Group) claimed the top prize. Kyle Jones (Environmental Group) and Derrek Day (Bridge Group), dubbed Team Plaid because they wore similar plaid shirts, took second place and each won a $25 gift card.

December 12, 2017
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American Structurepoint Makes Headlines

American Structurepoint projects and people landed in the news media and on the internet 16 times in November. Check out this recap:  Continue Reading →

December 12, 2017
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Community Service

 

DREAM Alive Christmas

Connie Huse, Rosemarie Kelly, Monica Del Real, Rory Clouse, and Margaret Kantz all helped kick off the 13th annual DREAM Alive Christmas season by assisting scholars get ready for the party they hosted for the families of children who are staying in domestic abuse shelters or who are otherwise “at risk.” The shopping phase involved accompanying teams of scholars through Meijer to help them select gifts for the 100 children who will be attending the party. Shoppers and their volunteer escorts stormed the toy and clothing departments in search of everything from books and CDs to hats and mittens to building blocks and board games, all while tracking their expenses and budgets. (DREAM Alive hides life skills – like budgeting and math – in all scholar activities, similar to how parents serve zucchini bread to their vegetable-averse kids.) Continue Reading →

December 12, 2017
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Good News Ministries Thanks American Structurepoint

Dan Evans, the executive director of Good News Ministries, sent us a warm thank-you note for designing a mound septic system for the eastside Indianapolis organization that provides a healthcare clinic, youth center, and a shelter for homeless families among many other services. “I wanted to make sure you knew just how much I appreciated the sacrifice of time and labor that you expended on this project. It ended up being a much bigger job than I thought it would be, but Cindy Fort kept plugging away and it finally was approved. We can now move forward with the three housing projects that depend on this system. In the end, a septic system will allow us to expand our on-site staffing at our Boys Home, which in turn will allow us to add more boys to our residential academy program. We should be able to one day have as many as 50 troubled teen boys that we are mentoring, guiding, and basically raising at that facility.”

November 3, 2017
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Avon-North Ridgeville Ribbon Cutting

Ohio communities celebrated the grand opening of a $1.2 million roundabout designed by American Structurepoint with great fanfare – including a ceremonial first ride in a blue convertible with mayors G. David Gillock of North Ridgeville and Bryan Jensen of Avon.  Both cities contributed funding to design and build the roundabout at SR 83 and Mills Road that will improve traffic flow and increase safety. The project included reconstruction of a congested four-way, stop-controlled intersection into a modern, single-lane roundabout, along with a new curb and gutter construction, signage, street lighting, landscaping, and storm drainage construction.

November 3, 2017
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American Structurepoint Looms Large in $8 Million Westfield Project

Big news – American Structurepoint is providing multiple engineering and design services for a new $8 million Bastian Solutions manufacturing plant to begin construction in Westfield later this month. We are providing architectural, landscape, civil, and structural engineering for the plant expected to employ 87 workers by the end of 2020. Bastian, acquired earlier this year by Toyota, will manufacture a variety of automation products for the material-handling industry. Completion of the plant is slated for early 2018, with production to begin by June.

But wait, there’s more – American Structurepoint is also providing civil engineering services for the entire Northport Development – a 300-acre mixed-use real estate development near the southeast corner of US 31 and Ind. 38 where Bastian Solutions will be located. This is truly an exciting all-around development for Westfield and for American Structurepoint!