November 6, 2019
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Refresh Evansville Program on Track for Major Accomplishments

As part of the Refresh Evansville Program, a major waterline replacement project in Evansville is planned over the next several months. American Structurepoint is providing design program management, construction management, administration, and inspection services for the program. Project Manager Brian Fox was interviewed and quoted in the Evansville Courier and Press about the major project. He explained that the $2.7 million project began in late October and will be completed in July 2020.

This current project advancement is only a piece of this major water replacement initiative, and American Structurepoint has had heavy involvement in most of it. The project’s purpose is to replace aging infrastructure and improve water distribution in the area. Refresh Evansville was initiated in early 2017 as a long-term strategy implemented by the Evansville Water & Sewer Utility (EWSU) to replace aging water mains and supporting infrastructure through the 1,000 miles of water lines within the system, of which 600 miles are cast-iron pipes with an average age of over 90 years. The current 2019 to 2021 program goal is to replace 15 miles or more of water main each calendar year with an estimated budget of $26 million per year. To date, American Structurepoint has inspected 16 projects totaling 17 miles of new water main pipe that included 172 new fire hydrants, 1,275 water service connections and related paving and restoration activities. Upon renewal of our contract earlier this year, we are on target to inspect over 9.5 miles of pipeline installation in 2019 and 2020. With the experience we have gained within the system as well as our dedicated Evansville staff, we are on target to continue our involvement with this program for years to come.

November 6, 2019
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Howard Avenue and Market Street Ribbon Cutting

We celebrated with the Town of Rockville during an October 1 ribbon-cutting ceremony marking completion of the Howard Avenue project after 18 months of construction. Full pavement replacement, added bike lanes, new storm-water-sanitary, and new sidewalks and decorative street lighting were all part of the $4.9 million project. According to WTHI-TV 10, local residents are thrilled with the changes. They are especially satisfied with the timely and responsive execution from project leaders. American Structurepoint is grateful for the opportunity to have worked on this project!

November 6, 2019
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Riverview Health Westfield Wins Monumental Award

American Structurepoint continues a four-year Monumental Awards winning streak. This year, we took home an Architecture Achievement Award for the Riverview Health Westfield Hospital. The 42nd annual award program recognizes excellence in local architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, construction, real estate development, neighborhood revitalization, innovative reuse, and public art. Each category boasts an honoree, merit, and achievement award-winner. Brianna Wetzel (Project Architect, Architecture + Interiors Group) accepted the achievement award on behalf of the company. The celebration comes exactly one year after the very first patient received treatment at the facility. American Structurepoint led the design on Riverview Health’s new $50 million, 108,000-sft hospital facility. The project represents a fantastic effort by everyone who was involved in the project. Congratulations to the company and the entire project team on a job well done. Everyone’s hard work and dedication helped make this project a success.

November 6, 2019
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LaPorte Green Waste Facility Ribbon Cutting and Open House

American Structurepoint was in attendance for the open house of the LaPorte County Solid Waste District’s new compost site in La Porte, Indiana. In addition to cutting the ceremonial ribbon, officials gave visitors a tour of the facility, which houses the district’s grinder, front-end loaders, dump truck, and other composting equipment. American Structurepoint provided construction inspection, architecture + interiors, civil engineering, structural engineering, environmental, survey, and utility infrastructure services for the project. Congratulations to LaPorte County, and thank you for the opportunity to work on this green waste facility.

November 6, 2019
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Holiday Party Details – Get Prepared for Winter Wonderland

When: Saturday, December 14

Time: 6 p.m. to midnight

Where: JW Marriott

Band: Dave and Rae

Party RSVP: Click here to RSVP

Hotel Rooms Update: Our block is now full. Please contact the Michel-les to be put on our internal waiting list (first come, first served).

  • If you need to make a change to your previously submitted reservation you must resubmit your RSVP/reservation and the Michel-les will take note of your most current submittal.
  • If you need to cancel your hotel reservation, please contact registrar@structurepoint.com. Do not cancel with the hotel as we are creating a waitlist and want to backfill it.
  • If there is enough interest, the Michel-les will work to create another hotel block.

November 6, 2019
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Habitat Homeowner Earned her Keys

This past June, American Structurepoint employees came together to help frame a 4-bedroom, 1,300-sft house for first-time homeowner, Kenyata Duncan. After completing 300 hours of sweat equity including financial and home maintenance classes, as well as numerous volunteer hours, Kenyata earned the keys to her home. On October 4, she and her children celebrated the dedication of their new home. American Structurepoint is honored to have been a part of this life-changing event for such a deserving family.

 

November 6, 2019
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Benefits Buzz – Open Enrollment and Wellness Reminder

Don’t miss out on the final days of Open Enrollment, which ends on Friday, November 8.

Be sure to register with WellRight to schedule your biometric screening. In order to get your wellness incentive credits for 2020, all screenings, physician forms, and LabCorp visits must be completed by November 30. Contact Liza Trant with any questions.

 

 

November 6, 2019
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New Year, New Design Center, Same Great Career Day with DREAM Alive!

Scholars from the DREAM Alive program visited American Structurepoint to learn about the various career possibilities at American Structurepoint. Led by Brandon McClung (Road Group), Mike Maurovich (Road Group), Derek Urban (Environmental Services Group), and Ryan Selby (Land Surveying Group), the HL Harshman Magnet Middle School students were exposed to a host of topics. Each presenter engaged the scholars on subjects related to their expertise. As a past DREAM Alive volunteer, Brandon shared his connection to the program and his role in the Road Group; Mike focused on what a road engineer designs. Derek talked about where the water you flush down the toilet goes, where our tap water comes from, and how those things affect the environment and daily life. He brought his presentation to life with a short demonstration to show the concept of water pressure and filtering dirty water. Ryan discussed his role as a land surveyor and demonstrated the use of survey equipment. In a single afternoon, these DREAM Alive scholars received a comprehensive overview of a sampling of our services. Our staff is always excited to share their passion with others and help answer questions about how to pursue the same career path.

The DREAM Alive team was grateful for American Structurepoint hosting the event. “The new space was awesome, you graciously cared for our scholars with food, and the guys presenting did a fabulous job (they were probably the best speakers we’ve had all year share with our scholars). Brandon always does such a great job starting things off and connecting with the kids, which really sets a great tone for the entire trip,” Eric Muller, DREAM Alive executive director.

November 6, 2019
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American Structurepoint Receives Healthiest Employer Recognition

American Structurepoint was honored as one of the Healthiest Employers in Indiana at the 2019 Healthiest Employers of Indiana program. Based on six fundamental areas of health programming, the Healthiest Employers organization assessed how our company invests in employees. We took an online assessment that was then evaluated by Healthiest Employer. Specific criteria measured included strategic planning; communication/marketing of wellness initiatives; leadership support; and how we are collecting, reporting, and using data to make changes to the employee population. All of the criteria were calculated into a Healthiest Employers rubric and compared to other companies in each size category. American Structurepoint was placed in the 100-499 employee category this year. The health and wellbeing of our team members is one of our top priorities and we look forward to continuing our efforts to encourage and improve workplace health!

November 6, 2019
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Round of Applause

The ROA program has been active now for a year! Since it has rolled out, 162 round of applauses have been given out between colleagues.

This month, we are giving a round of applause to these employees who went above and beyond for their coworkers in October.

  • Darwin Acord
  • Steve Albright
  • Jordan Barker (x3)
  • Caylon Beville
  • Casey Colbert
  • John Dabrowski
  • Reva Derhammer
  • Don Gillie
  • Karen Gillmore (x2)
  • Jenn Gustafson
  • Calvin Herr
  • Scott Higginson
  • Ross Hill
  • Megan Irving
  • Anitra Lewis
  • Kayla Martisek
  • EJ Mehboob
  • Melody Niquette
  • Anna Skelton
  • Kevin Stilwell
  • Dhane Thomas

November 6, 2019
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Tampa Team Embraces Growth

The Tampa design center is growing and team members are enjoying the new faces! In September, the team enjoyed their first group outing at Topgolf. They have also started a few traditions including “Fancy Socks Friday.” Pictured above, from left to right, is: Nick Harrison, Todd Ziegler, Jose Jarquin, Andrew Stastny, Monica Del Real, Mike Scolaro, and David Ortiz.

November 6, 2019
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Employees Attend Gender Inclusion Training Program

American Structurepoint employees attended Women & Hi Tech’s OperationALL – Lead Like an Ally event. They participated in a training program focused on providing tools for increasing gender inclusion in the workplace called OperationALL. OperationALL is an annual professional development seminar uniquely tailored for members, male allies, friends, and supporters of Women & Hi Tech to focus on individuals having equal opportunities for promotion and advancement while working in STEM fields. The interactive program was facilitated by local and highly acclaimed leadership trainer, executive coach, and frequent keynote speaker, Julie Kratz.

Impactful takeaways from the event include:

  • Talk Tracks with suggestions on how to respond/approach certain situations to be a better ally.
  • Specific ways males can be allies and support gender equality in the workplace including being a mentor/sponsor to a woman in the workplace vs. another male they “see themselves in,” as well as speaking up when they hear or see something in a meeting that doesn’t foster inclusion.
  • Men and women both bring unique values to the workplace, and we are better when we are equally working together to achieve company goals and objectives.

Event attendees included: Ben Braun, David Mohler, Jack Lashenik, Matt Moore, Catherine Pallotta, Luke Nisley, Meagan Perratore, Melanie Bucher, Kaitlyn Bilodeau, Carrie Sermersheim, Kayla Martisek, Steve Davidson, Karen Saavaedra, Jerica Barlow, and Kate Oliver.

November 6, 2019
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Second Annual Laps & Lagers Races to Success

Racing, beer, food, and giving were the themes for American Structurepoint’s second annual Laps & Lagers event. The Indianapolis design center parking lot was transformed into a course fit for adult-sized tricycle racing. Derrek Day (Indianapolis Bridge team) took first place on the podium with a time of 25.86 seconds. Luke Kahren (Indianapolis, Business Development) followed behind in a close second with a time of 26.19 seconds. Miles Demerly (Indianapolis Road team) took third place to solidify the top three finishers. Race winners received a donation to the charity of their choice. Gleaners Food Bank received a $300 donation from the combined winnings of first place Derrek Day and third place Miles Demerly. Gigi’s Playhouse Indy received $150 at the direction of second-place winner Luke Kahren.

Thanks to our Community Service and Healthpoint committees for sponsoring this event! Additional photos from the event can be viewed in the Communications Dept. folder on the T drive (\Community\Bulletin Board\2019\2019 Laps and Lagers).

Top Five Finishers

  1. Derrek Day: 25.86
  2. Luke Kahren: 26.19
  3. Miles Demerly: 26.49
  4. Mike McBride: 27.50
  5. Michelle Self: 28.62

November 6, 2019
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Halloween Festivities

 

Thanks to all those who participated in the Halloween Costume Contest! Group and individual costume winners were named by our volunteer judges, Darwin Acord (Business Development), Calvin Herr (Indianapolis Road Group), Scott Higginson (Business Development), and Ross Hill (Land Surveying Group).

The Interiors Group won the judge’s votes with their 1980s workout attire and totally rad moves. Participants included Julie Grubb, Riley Anderson, and Branden Songer. They will be awarded with a pizza party.

Additional group contest entries included The Price is Right game show (HR Group), Guess Who board game (Marketing Services Group), Bud Light six pack (Bridge Group), Paul Johnson look-alikes (Environmental Services Group), and M&M candy (The Michel-les).

The individual costume category continued to represent the ingenuity of our staff! Among a show of creative costumes, Dustin Foster (Investigative Group) took home the individual costume prize! He sported a life-size version of the Operation game.

A couple of trick-or-treaters stopped by the Tampa design center. It looks like Area 51 man and an islander man, but we have a suspicion their true identities might be Mike Scolaro (Tampa Road Group) and Andrew Stastny (Tampa Road Group).

To see pictures of everyone who dressed up for the contest, go to the Communications Dept. folder on the T drive and then navigate to “Community\Bulletin Board\2019\2019 Halloween”.

November 6, 2019
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Holiday Hours

The following schedule will be observed during the upcoming 2019 holiday season.

  • Thursday, November 28 Design centers closed in observance of Thanksgiving holiday (record as 8 holiday hours)
  • Friday, November 29 Design centers closed in observance of Thanksgiving holiday (record as 8 holiday hours)
  • Tuesday, December 24 Design centers closed in observance of Christmas holiday (record 8 holiday hours)
  • Wednesday, December 25 Design centers closed in observance of Christmas holiday (record 8 holiday hours)
  • Tuesday, December 31 Design centers will close at 3 PM (record as 6.5 regular hours and 1.5 holiday hours)
  • Wednesday, January 1 Design centers closed in observance of New Year’s Day holiday (record 8 holiday hours)

Group leaders are asked to take care when granting time off during the holiday season so as to make sure all departments are functioning during business hours.

November 6, 2019
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Community Service News

The Community Service fund received payroll contributions totaling $3,163.50, and the company match brought us to $6,327.00 in incoming funds for the month of October 2019. We have 133 employee contributors! The funds are used to assist organizations recommended by our staff.

Commitment forms are available via Pinnacle if you would like begin contributing, or to change your existing commitment. If you have a suggestion for an organization that could use a boost of volunteers or a financial contribution, please share it with the Community Service Board. A donation request form is available via Pinnacle.

Recent Donations

  • Homeless Outreach Team – The Homeless Outreach Team has been in operation in the Evansville-Aurora area since 1998 providing care, supplies, and services to those living on the streets and in shelters. This team is responsible for engaging the homeless wherever they are in the Evansville-Aurora community. Each week the team travels to the streets and shelters to give supplies such as food, hygiene products, socks, underwear, blankets, and clothing. A $500 donation was sent to the organization, recommended by Mark Tuley (Evansville design center, Business Development).
  • Laps and Lagers Winners – Gleaners Food Bank received a $300 donation from the combined winnings of first-place finisher Derrek Day (Indianapolis Bridge team) and third-place Miles Demerly (Indianapolis Road team). Gigi’s Playhouse Indy received $150 at the direction of second-place winner Luke Kahren (Indianapolis, Business Development).

Upcoming Activities

DREAM ChristmasWe’re joining DREAM Alive again this year to brighten the holidays for Indianapolis-area families in need. Volunteers will be needed for three different events within the program.

  • Shopping with the Scholars will be on Tuesday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 20 from 4 to 5:15 p.m.
  • A wrapping party will be hosted in our office on Tuesday, December 3 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • The 15th Annual DREAM Christmas Celebration will be held on Wednesday, December 18th from 5 to 9 p.m.

Santa Claus will visit our Indianapolis headquarters on Friday, December 6 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for an adults-only event, Happy Hour with Santa. Donations from this event will be used to purchase toys for patients at Riley Hospital for Children. Santa returns to the office on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a Photos with Santa event, featuring photo opportunities for kids of all ages.

Holiday Mania returns on Friday, December 13. Electronic shopping options will be available for those who can’t attend in person. If you’d like to donate an item or service to the Holiday Mania event, please fill out the commitment form by November 11 or contact a Community Service board member.

November 6, 2019
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Will Conley Speaks at CTCAR Transportation Luncheon

Our very own Will Conley recently spoke about Texas’ regional mobility at the Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (CTCAR) transportation luncheon. He presented alongside Randy Clarke, president and CEO of Capital Metro, to provide a transportation update and discuss Project Connect!

November 6, 2019
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LPGA Pro Am Event

American Structurepoint was a sponsor for the Senior LPGA Championship that took place at the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort. Proceeds from the third annual tournament benefitted the Riley Children’s Foundation. In conjunction with the Senior LPGA Championship, Michael Watts (Civil Group) participated in the Pro-Am tournament. His team, which included Brad Moritz (Riley Children’s Foundation), Brian Palmer (Pure Development), Rob Held (Pepper Construction), and Jill McGill (LPGA Tour), took home third place! Jill McGill, the Pro-Am team’s golf pro, finished seventh in the Senior LPGA Championship.