April 5, 2021
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Greg Henneke Achieves ASCE Fellow Status

With great pride, we are happy to share that American Structurepoint Senior Executive Vice President Greg Henneke has achieved Fellow status from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). ASCE grants Fellow status to members who have made celebrated contributions to the industry and developed creative solutions that have enhanced lives. This is a rare honor – just 3 percent of ASCE members receive this prestigious distinction.

The growth of American Structurepoint’s Transportation Group during Greg’s tenure leading that group stands as a celebrated contribution to the industry. So does his outstanding leadership in the public sector while working at the Indiana Department of Transportation and the City of Indianapolis. Greg served INDOT in various capacities for 17 years and worked for the Indiana Department of Public Works for five years before joining American Structurepoint in 1997. Greg has led many high-profile projects at American Structurepoint and has mentored countless individuals at our company and in our industry. Achieving Fellow status is a well-deserved honor for Greg and American Structurepoint. Please join us in congratulating Greg on this great achievement.

April 5, 2021
by Marketing Communications
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New Loeb Stadium Opens in Lafayette

The sounds of “play ball,” cracking bats, and fans cheering in the stands have returned to Loeb Stadium in Lafayette. Dedication ceremonies and the first baseball game occurred March 31 at the new, American Structurepoint-designed stadium that carries the name of the original stadium built in 1940.

Our architects took their design inspiration from the stadium’s original 1940s-era Art Deco architecture by using architectural precast concrete colonnade, traditional brick facades, and exposed structural steel. Loeb offers seating for 2,600 guests, including 1,910 chair-backed seats in the lower bowl. Additional seats are available via three suites, and lawn seating is available along the third baseline and behind the left field wall. The municipally owned stadium is the home of the Prospect League’s Lafayette Aviators and the Lafayette Jefferson High School baseball teams. The city envisions the stadium will host   multiple events year-round such as soccer and football games, concerts, movie nights, and more. We are honored to have been a part of a project that will provide many hours of recreation and entertainment to Lafayette residents and visitors for generations to come.

Eight American Structurepoint staffers attended the dedication, and Senior Architect Dan McCloskey during the dedication ceremonies.

(Left to Right) Matt Jennings, Luke Kahren, Kent Moore, Mayor Tony Roswarski, Cash Canfield, Dan McCloskey, Ben Wagner, Jeff Thornberry, and Mike Hoopingarner

April 5, 2021
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Growth Opportunities Translate Into 18 Recent Promotions

A growing company means lots of opportunities for career advancement at American Structurepoint. Congratulations to these 18 individuals who have earned promotions over the last few months. A big high five to you all!

  • Monica Del Real – Senior Environmental Specialist, Environmental Services Group, Tampa Design Center
  • Nick Everhart – Civil Engineering Group Leader, Civil Engineering Group, Indianapolis Design Center
  • Sarah Everhart – Senior Environmental Specialist, Environmental Services Group, Indianapolis Design Center
  • Gannon Grimmer ­– Project Manager, Traffic Engineering Group, Indianapolis Design Center
  • Ben Hinman – Senior Project Manager, Investigative Group, Chicago Design Center
  • Brian Johnson – Senior Engineer, Civil Engineering Group, Columbus Design Center
  • Adam Logeman – Project Engineer, Bridge Group, Indianapolis Design Center
  • Tanner McKinney – Project Manager, Road Group, Indianapolis Design Center
  • Alex Merrill – Senior Project Engineer, Road Group, Columbus Design Center
  • Meagan Perratore – Senior Talent Acquisition, HR Group, Indianapolis Design Center
  • Joel Perry – Project Manager, Civil Engineering Group, Columbus Design Center
  • Leah Perry – Senior Environmental Specialist, Environmental Services, Indianapolis Design Center
  • Adam Pfeiffer – Senior Project Manager, Road Group Austin Design Center
  • Rahul Rajbhara – Project Manager, Traffic Engineering Group, Indianapolis Design Center
  • Ben Schilling – Project Manager, Civil Engineering Group, Columbus Design Center
  • Justin Soltesz – Project Engineer, Road Group, Columbus Design Center
  • Luke Stutler – Project Engineer, Road Group, Cincinnati Design Center
  • Ryan Wagner – Senior Project Manager, Investigative Group, Chicago Design Center

April 5, 2021
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Schoeck Shares Post-Pandemic Design Tips Virtually

Healthcare Practice Leader Rob Schoeck shared design tips and insights dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic via a virtual presentation hosted by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

The presentation entitled “Rethinking Healthcare Facility Design Post Pandemic” was part of the ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership online event that attracted a worldwide audience. Schoeck and three other speakers spoke about the need for flexible and adaptable spaces in a post-pandemic world. Modern Healthcare.com and the Times of News published articles about the event and quoted Rob about the need for installing negative-pressure areas in hospitals and modular headwall rails in patient rooms.

Schoeck says he was excited to share tips and tactics that he and his team developed shortly after the pandemic began in March 2020. “Getting the word out provides solutions that facilities can use to provide the best patient care and staff safety,” Rob said.

April 5, 2021
by Marketing Communications
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McBride Appears on Freakonomics Podcast

Vice President Mike McBride shared his roundabout expertise on a recent Freakonomics Radio podcast and radio show broadcast throughout the US on National Public Radio stations. McBride joined with Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and other experts on the 51-minute podcast that explored the safety and environmental benefits of roundabouts. Freakonomics ranks among the most popular podcasts in the world with reported downloads of over 12 million per month. Way to go Mike! You can listen to the podcast wherever you find podcasts on Apple, Stitcher, and elsewhere, or by following this link. The link also contains a transcript of the podcast.

April 5, 2021
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Florida Team Volunteers at VA Facility

(Left to Right) Brian Zimmerman, Aiah Yassin; 2nd row: Monica Del Real, Sam Faraj; 3rd row: Andrew Stastny, Tatum Csorba, Patrick Beliveau; Back row: Matthew Poppell, Jose Jarquin, Nick Harrison, Todd Ziegler

The Tampa design center participated in an afternoon of volunteering at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare Center on March 26. Bay Pines VA Healthcare serves more than 108,000 veterans in the Tampa Bay area providing medical, psychiatric, and extended care services. The volunteer team – consisting of 11 American Structurepoint staff members plus one spouse – assembled 13 bicycles for use by veterans (and repaired an additional three bikes) and filled 1,600 hand-out bags of supplies (water bottle, calendar, mask, and a letter for each veteran) to be distributed at a vaccination event. They also cleaned up the shoreline on the VA property. The volunteer service team at the VA was extremely appreciative of the labor that our staff provided. Beautiful weather graced a rewarding day of service!

April 5, 2021
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Three Employees Complete Leadership Courses

Congratulations to three employees who recently completed leadership programs. Bridge Group Leader Ryan Cummins and Project Development Director Mike Maurovich graduated from the Lasting Leadership program. Lasting Leadership, a year-long program offered by a Carmel, Indiana-based certified professional coach, focuses on developing business leadership skills such as strategic planning, time management, and communication. Session topics are meshed with action plans to produce measurable results after each session.

Cummins and Mauroivch

Project Manager Kaitlyn Currie graduated from the trueU Leadership Fundamentals Program. This program uses a skills-based approach to growing confident and competent leaders by focusing on resolving workplace conflict, communication, strategies for influencing others, coaching for peak performance, driving change, and maximizing team performance.

Kaitlyn Currie, fourth row down, fourth Zoom pic to the right

 

 

 

April 5, 2021
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ICYMI: Purdue Road School Presentations Available Online

American Structurepoint’s Purdue Road School presentations sharing insights about two of our highest-profile Indiana transportation projects are available online for anyone. Purdue has made all sessions available on the internet. One session discusses the design, construction, and lessons learned from the award-winning Newman Road and railroad bridge reconstruction project we designed for Purdue and the City of West Lafayette. The second session covers concrete pavement design enhancements and innovations used on the I-65 added travel lanes project in Boone County.

Marketing Services Coordinator Krista Lawson helped create both video presentations. Road Group Leader Wing Lau and Project Manager Robert Anderson appear on camera during the Newman Road session.  Project Development Director Ken Olson and Project Engineer Sagar Shah are featured during the I-65 presentation. So what are you waiting for? Take the time to check out these awesome presentations.

Newman Road Presentation

I-65 Added Travel Lanes Presentation

April 5, 2021
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Save The Date – Company Picnic and Chili Cookoff

Big news – two dates have been set for later this year for the annual company picnic and chili cookoff!

  • Company Picnic – Saturday, August 7, Indianapolis Zoo, 2 to 9 p.m.
  • Chili Cookoff – Friday, October 1, Chili Cookoff, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stay tuned to your email and the internet for updates throughout the spring and summer!

April 5, 2021
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Community Service News

The Community Service fund increased by $6,037 in March 2021 thanks to our employee contributors and our company’s 1:1 match.

Recent Projects

A clothing drive benefiting the Indianapolis chapter of Dress for Success was hosted at our headquarters in March. The clothing collected will be given to women in need and worn to interviews for new career opportunities.

Pictured with the donated socks are (l-r) Brian Fox, Mark Sears, Todd Richardson, Herb Butler, and Jamie Baehl. Unavailable for the photo were Mark Tuley, Tyler Price, Branden Slagle, Samantha Palamarchuk, Jason Greene, and Marshall Rector.

American Structurepoint’s Evansville design center hosted a contribution drive for socks in February. In just a few days, the Evansville team collected enough money to donate 240 pairs of socks to the Evansville Rescue Mission!

 

Recent Donations

  • Fuel gift cards were donated to Bay Pines VA Healthcare in the Tampa area to help veterans access their medical appointments at the facility. A total of 20 pre-paid cards (at $25 each) were provided by American Structurepoint. Our Tampa staff volunteered time at Bay Pines VA in late March – see the separate article for more details.
  • Recent severe weather caused damage to an American Structurepoint employee’s home, and $500 was provided to help offset repair costs.
  • The community service fund provided a donation of $269.29 to supplement the socks and gloves collected for 12 Stones Fellowship through the February drive at our Indianapolis design center.

 

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.
  • All donations are driven by suggestions from American Structurepoint’s employees. If you have a suggestion for an organization that could use assistance, please complete a donation request form, also available via Pinnacle.

 

April 5, 2021
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Benefits Buzz

Check out these reminders:

  1. The Managing Emotional Fatigue presentation is now available on Pinnacle and on the Internet via \\IndySANP>Libraries>Intranet Data>Healthpoint>Resources
  2. It’s not too late to join the No Snoozing Challenge. Track how many days you get up immediately and don’t hit that snooze button. The top five participants will be entered into a gift card drawing.

April 5, 2021
by Marketing Communications
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Round of Applause Roll Call for March

Here’s a salute to the 34 employees receiving Round of Applause Awards in March. Remember to recognize those who do a great job in April by nominating them for a Round of Applause.

  • Sam Balog
  • Jordan Barker
  • Ted Bleicher
  • Rick Blevins
  • Matt Bobay
  • Josh Cribelar
  • Derrek Day
  • AJ Edwards
  • Lindsay Emmons
  • Karen Gillmore (3)
  • Nevil Gomes
  • Shirley Gray
  • Andy Gottschalk
  • Gannon Grimmer
  • Shashad Gujaran
  • Adam Hunley
  • Amman Kebede
  • Sara Krock
  • Jose Jarquin
  • Krista Lawson (2)
  • Sarah Marchisin (3)
  • Brandon McClung
  • Lily Michal
  • Melody Niquette
  • Aaron Nordstrom
  • Patrick O’Connor
  • Sharon Payne (2)
  • Rahul Rajbhara
  • Beth Schneider
  • Stefy Stand
  • Jonathan Sutterer
  • Dhane Thomas (4)
  • Jeff Thornberry
  • Maya Quandt

April 5, 2021
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American Structurepoint in the News

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

  • WANE TV in Fort Wayne ran a story about construction progress at the Noble County, Indiana $14.5 million annex project that we designed. Construction should be completed by August 2022.
  • Inside Indiana Business and the Times of Northwest Indiana reported that the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary will open to the public on May 14 and a VIP event is set for May 13. We provided several roadway infrastructure improvements for the new casino.
  • The Columbus Republic reported that American Structurepoint and Hitchcock Design Group were chosen to complete the preliminary design phase for the Bicentennial 1821 Trail in Columbus, Indiana. The project includes the design and schematic design phases, developing a phasing strategy, and creating illustrative graphics for fundraising to pay for the trail expected to cost over $1 million.
  • The Terre Haute Tribune-Star reported that a contract was approved for American Structurepoint to design a traffic signal at the intersection of 25th Street and Margaret Avenue. The traffic signal is needed after the completion of an upgrade of Margaret Avenue between 19th and 25th streets that we designed as well.
  • Modern Healthcare.com and Times of News reported on an American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE) Congress online event “Rethinking Healthcare Facility Design Post-Pandemic” featuring Healthcare Practice Leader Rob Schoeck. The article quoted Rob twice regarding investing in negative-pressure areas and installing modular headwall rails in patient rooms. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The Kokomo Tribune published an article that the Tipton County Commissioners are seeking site evaluations from American Structurepoint, DLZ, and RQAW regarding work needed to convert the historical former county jail building into office or storage space.
  • The Terre Haute Tribune-Star reported that American Structurepoint will conduct a sewer interceptor alignment study for that city. The project involves a new sewer lift station along Prairieton Road.
  • The Current in Noblesville and the Hamilton County Reporter published articles about the public hearing held in Noblesville about the preferred route for the Reimagine Pleasant Street project. We designed the route and are doing program management for the project.
  • The Lafayette Journal & Courier reported that the March 15th dedication of the new Loeb Stadium in Lafayette was postponed to March 31 due to inclement weather. We provided architectural design services for the new stadium. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The Hamilton County Reporter told its readers that the Hotel Carmichael, for which we provided structural engineering services, has received a Four Diamond rating from AAA. The rating is the second-highest rating awarded by AAA; ten Indiana hotels have this rating.
  • This Week News.com (in Columbus, Ohio) reported on plans for a new 37,500-sft library branch in New Reynoldsburg for which we are doing civil engineering work.
  • The Warsaw Times-Union reported that American Structurepoint has been hired to complete right-of-way acquisitions for the Anchorage Road project in Warsaw. We also did the preliminary engineering for the project.
  • World Architecture News.com reported that American Structurepoint is supporting the 16 Tech Community Foundation as advisors through the design and construction of a signature bridge spanning Fall Creek from 10th Street and Riley Hospital Drive. The signature bridge will connect the 16 Tech Innovation District to downtown Indianapolis and neighboring communities.
  • The March 1 opening of the Dean and Barbara White Community Center in Merrillville warranted coverage in the Chicago Tribune, Inside Indiana Business, and the Times of Northwest Indiana. We provided architecture and interiors, structural engineering, civil engineering, and landscape architecture services for the $20 million project.

March 3, 2021
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Newman Road Underpass Project Receives Top Honors from APWA Indiana

Our Newman Road Underpass project is a major award winner! The Indiana American Public Works Association (APWA) named it the 2020 Public Works Project of the Year in Transportation, and the project now moves on to compete for a national APWA award. The project met several award criteria: enhancing public safety, using innovative construction techniques, improving access to the growing Purdue Discovery Park District Aerospace, and providing opportunities for job growth and economic development to the Purdue University and West Lafayette communities.

Project elements included demolishing a 1-lane, 100-year-old, stone-arch railroad bridge structure and using a bridge-slide technique to erect a new modern bridge structure. It also included reconstructing and widening Newman Road from Benson Drive to SR 26 and adding a dual-lane roundabout at SR 26 and Newman Road.

Multiple American Structurepoint disciplines collaborated during design and construction to make this project a reality, including the Maurovich and Olson Road teams, as well as the Bridge, Traffic Engineering, Environmental Services, Civil Engineering, Ohio Road, Land Surveying, and Construction Solutions groups. It also involved work-sharing between the Indiana and Ohio design centers. Congratulations to all involved in the project’s design and construction, and to all those collaborating with Purdue University on the award submissions to the state and national AWPA organizations.

March 3, 2021
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Ohio Project Wins Top Award from ASHE Triko Valley

Our Glendale-Milford Road/Lake Forest Road roundabout project in Blue Ash, Ohio, won the 2020 Donald C. Schramm Transportation Improvement Award for projects costing $5 million and under. The roundabout at the entrance to Summit Park, a regional recreational destination, replaced a two-way, stop-controlled intersection that was too congested to handle the increasing traffic flow in the rapidly developing areas. Project elements included a multi-use path, traffic control, new storm sewer system, lighting, and landscaping.

Three projects from among all entrants were chosen as finalists for the award given by the Triko Valley Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE). The chapter’s membership voted the Blue Ash roundabout as the best project after hearing a Zoom presentation given by our very own Tony Lenhart. Congratulations to all who worked on this project and who contributed to the award submittal and presentation!

March 3, 2021
by Marketing Communications
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Recent Promotion News

Congratulations are in order for Ross Nixon, Bob Henricksen, and Nathan Winslow on their recent promotions. Read on for the details.

Ross Nixon – Vice President, Private Sector Services

Congratulations to Ross Nixon on his promotion to the vice president of private sector services. In this new role, Ross will use his operational and relationships to help all our private-sector disciplines grow and become even more successful. Ross will also have a hand in helping to enhance our private-sector sales process as well as responsibility for geographic expansion initiatives. In the last 10 years, American Structurepoint’s private-sector business units have tripled in revenue, and Ross has been a big part of that growth as the Civil Engineering Group has quadrupled in size. Ross’ promotion is an example of the leadership expansion that must occur to respond to the growth we are experiencing. Please congratulate Ross on his promotion and wish him and the company much success in this new role!

Bob Henricksen – Technical Director

Bob Henricksen has been promoted to technical director within our Utility Infrastructure Group as our resident expert in all things hydraulics. Bob joined American Structurepoint in 2007 and has been involved in a wide range of projects ever since. In his new role, Bob will serve as a resource to the entire Utility Infrastructure Group with his diverse technical skills. He will focus on quality management and communicating with our clients, as well as mentoring our less experienced staff. Please join us in congratulating Bob on his new role!

Nathan Winslow – Team Leader

Nathan Winslow has been promoted to team leader in the Civil Engineering Group. Nathan has served two stints at American Structurepoint. He joined the firm in 2006 after graduating from Purdue, then headed west after working here for about a year. Nathan rejoined the company in 2015 as a project engineer and made an immediate impact with his attention to detail and technical knowledge. As a result, he has led some of our largest and most complex civil projects. In his new role, Nathan will be responsible for continuing to build strong client relationships and leading his team in executing a wide variety of site/civil projects. The next time you see Nathan, congratulate him on his new role!