December 23, 2019
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Four Projects Win ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards

American Structurepoint has much to celebrate this December – we learned that four of our projects are receiving ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards. Even better, one project received an Honor Award and will go on to compete at the national level. Read on the details.

Noblesville WWTP Phosphorus Removal & Aeration Improvements – Honor Award

 

The Utility Infrastructure Group’s work on a biological phosphorus removal treatment process for the   Noblesville Wastewater Treatment Plant has won the highest award possible from ACEC Indiana. The design also replaced centrifugal blowers and leaking buried air mains with energy-efficient turbo blowers and above-ground stainless steel piping. The project now goes on to compete in January for national recognition as one of the nation’s best. Good luck at the national level!

Indianapolis Stormwater Management Program – Merit Award

The Utility Infrastructure scored another win for program management of the $37 million annual stormwater program for the Indianapolis Department of Public Works. We have staff onsite at DPW who  plan and implement a stormwater master plan and capital improvement program for Indianapolis for projects such as dams, levees, culverts, and neighborhood stormwater drainage improvement projects.

Margaret Avenue Phase III, 14th Street to 25th Street – Merit Award

The Transportation Group provided roadway and bridge design for this major east-west corridor in Terre Haute, Indiana. This phase involved total reconstruction of Margaret Avenue and included a new bridge built over the CSX railroad, alleviated traffic queuing problem at the heavily used railroad crossing.

Vanderburgh County CIPP – State Finalist Award

Our Transportation Group performed the analysis, created a ranking system, and then wrote the Vanderburgh County Capital Improvement Program and Plan.It serves as a master plan for the next 20 years for roadway, bridge, trailway, and drainage projects in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Since the plan’s adoption in August 2018, the county commissioners have used the CIPP’s data to seek funding for seven projects currently in various stages of design.

December 23, 2019
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Holiday Party – A Winter Wonderland Happening

The 2019 Holiday Party served up a Winter Wonderland of fun, frivolity, and lots of merry good times for everyone. A record number of guests – 760 – arrived at the JW Marriott and partied the night away.  Food choices covered the gamut from jumbo shrimp and Italian meatball appetizers; butternut squash and roasted red pepper tomato bisque soups; strip loin, barbeque brisket, and seared swordfish, for the main course choices; to plenty of mouth-watering sides, desserts, and scrumptious late-night snack of mini pretzel bites with jalapeno cheddar queso. Jordan Barker (Marketing Services Group) took home the grand prize – a trip for two valued at $2,000. Jordan is contemplating a European vacation, location to be determined. Jordan extends a huge thank you to the company for such an awesome gift! Many party-goers shared photos via the Photocircle app, and much holiday revelry occurred at the popular Tapsnap interactive photo booth. Remember to check out all the photos from our app and relive all the memories.

December 23, 2019
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Design Center Staff Spread Holiday Cheer

The holidays are going to be much brighter for many children and their families thanks to the generosity of employees at our Austin, Columbus, Highland, and Tampa design centers. Check out the scoop! 

Tampa Takes On Holiday Tent

Matt Poppell and Monica Del Real paint backdrops

The Tampa design center held its first Day of Service project December 3 volunteering at the Metropolitan Ministries’ Holiday Tent in Tampa for the afternoon. Metropolitan Ministries is a community organization formed by several churches and nonprofits to help Tampa’s less fortunate. The Holiday Tent was getting set up to serve nearly 30,000 families from three counties that come through this holiday season seeking food or holiday gifts for family members. After a quick orientation, the entire nine-member Tampa staff split into groups. One group helped build a table. The other group painted the walls and decorations, and moved stands for the toys. It was only one afternoon, but the folks at Metropolitan Ministries were overjoyed with the help we provided. The Holiday Tent is THE marquee outreach event for the organization. Many families are so appreciative of the time our team spent, and the company’s $1,000 donation to help provide gifts and food for families that might not otherwise enjoy Christmas this year. Overall, it was a great team effort!

One mother who visited the tent exclaimed “I’m thankful for the opportunity to be served by such generous people. What you all do for the community is phenomenal. Thank you for all that you do.”

Check presentation for $1,000

Austin Employees Help Trim Angel Tree

Angel Tree Austin logo

Ricardo Zamarripa and Heather Sulaica took their volunteering talents to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Warehouse in Austin to sort gifts for their Angel Tree program. Ricardo and Heather picked out gifts and clothes for underprivileged children and sorted them into gift bags. They also arranged clothes into different bins for distribution. Angel Tree is a Salvation Army program offered throughout many US cities that ensures needy children and their families will receive gifts during the holiday season.

Columbus Supports Gifts and Food Drive

Columbus staffers shopped online and braved the malls to fulfill Christmas wish lists of 25 children, ages 18 months to 15 years old submitted to the St. Vincent Family Center’s Adopt A Family Program. Employees were savvy shoppers to get the best bargains while spending $100 on each child. Employees also participated in a construction industry food drive for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, in cooperation with Pepper Construction. Employees donated food, like items in the photo below, and American Structurepoint donated a $500 check to the food bank. The entire campaign donated nearly 255,000 meals, pushing the 13-year total to over 493,000 meals donated.

Highland Provides Gifts for Head Start Agency

Highland employees provided presents for 19 children served by the Lake Ridge Head Start agency in Gary, Indiana. The Head Start Program promotes school readiness of children under age 5 from lower-income families through education, health, and social services. Most of the recipients are foster children who would not receive gifts this holiday season if not for the generosity of the Highland employees.

December 23, 2019
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Merrillville Community Recreation Center Groundbreaking

Earlier this month, Merrillville city officials broke ground on its new $24 million, 84,000-sft Community Recreation Center. American Structurepoint is honored to be providing architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, and landscape architecture services for the project. The center will feature three basketball courts, six volleyball courts, rock climbing wall, a running track, a fitness area, and a multi-functional community event center.

December 23, 2019
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Dormakaba Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Congrats to dormakaba Americas on the November grand opening of its expanded Door Hardware Center of Excellence in Indianapolis. American Structurepoint is honored to have provided architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, land surveying, and environmental services. The project, located in northeast Indianapolis, increased dormakaba’s warehouse and manufacturing footprint by 200,000 sft.

December 23, 2019
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Celebrating A Big FDOT Win

A big win in Florida to celebrate – American Structurepoint was selected by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 1 for the SR 35 (US 98) Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) project. This nearly $2 million fee study includes alternatives development and analysis of 3.5 miles of US 98 in Polk County to improve operations and safety within the corridor. Alternatives will include widening US 98 from 4 to 6 lanes, innovative intersection treatments, and complete streets enhancements. This is our second award by FDOT as a prime this year and the first for this target district. Way to go everyone!

December 23, 2019
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Heavy Haul Route Breaks Ground in Jeffersonville

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Heavy Haul Transportation Corridor in Jeffersonville, Indiana marked the start of construction on the latest segment of the roadway. The new $14.5 million, 2-lane roadway will provide a continuous route for heavy haul vehicles between River Ridge Commerce Center and the Port of Indiana at Jeffersonville via SR 265 and Old Salem Road. American Structurepoint provided environmental services, right-of-way-engineering, utility, and railroad design services for the project, expected to be open to traffic by the end of 2021.

 

December 23, 2019
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Glasswater Creek Opens in Plainfield

Glasswater Creek of Plainfield, an affordable assisted living community, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 5. The celebration gave guests their first look at the multimillion-dollar development designed to serve seniors of all incomes who need some assistance to maintain their independence. American Structurepoint provided architecture, interior design, and structural engineering services for the development of an affordable assisted living facility in Plainfield, Indiana. The facility includes 131 assisted living units consisting of one-bedroom, studio units, and several amenities emphasizing user-centric, sustainable, and hospitality-driven alternatives.

December 23, 2019
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Architecture + Interiors Team Decorate Holiday Tree Bound For Hospital

Our Architecture + Interiors team participated in a holiday tree decorating contest hosted by J+J Flooring. Our team went all out with a Candyland-themed tree that is sure to put anyone in the holiday spirit. All of the trees were delivered to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis to decorate a child’s room for the holiday season. Thanks to J+J Flooring for hosting such a fun event and great job to everyone who participated – the trees looked amazing!

December 23, 2019
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Ugly Sweaters Rule in Columbus, Indy

Indianapolis Ugly Sweater Crew

Columbus Ugly Sweater Contest

The ugly Christmas sweater tradition continues to grow each year, and employees around the world enjoy donning their awful apparel. Indianapolis and Columbus design centers each had their own Ugly Sweater Day as witnessed by these charming photos.

December 23, 2019
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Architecture + Interiors Conquer Office Olympics

The Architecture + Interiors Group held a third annual Office Olympics in November. The games included Nintendo 64 video games, paper football flick, a wrap battle, and build-your-own miniature golf course. Activities took place in the architecture library space during lunch time.

December 23, 2019
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Community Service Happenings

Community Service activities ran the gamut from Santa events to buying gifts for others. Check out the details.

Santa Events Raise Money for Gift Giving

Santa poses with elves at the Happy Hour

Two Indy events with the big jolly guy himself – Happy Hour with Santa and Pictures with Santa – set new record for Community Service Santa events. This year’s total raised $1,927, up from $1,811 in 2018. Proceeds from both events funded excellent gift-giving endeavors. Gifts were purchased for patients at Riley Hospital for Children, as well as for Indianapolis-area school children and their families. We also bought a cornhole set for Riley so that patients and their families can enjoy

Santa and Mrs. Claus strike a holiday pose

Dream Alive Shopping and Wrapping

Indianapolis staffers supported DREAM Alive Christmas projects by shopping with scholars at  Meijer and then helping them wrap the presents. The wrapping party took place at the American Structurepoint Café. Gifts were distributed at the DREAM Alive Christmas party at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 18.

Pack Away Hunger Event

In honor of Hunger Awareness Month, Indianapolis employees and family members packed meals bound for Haiti at a Pack Away Hunger event in November. In just two hours, our team managed to pack 5,616 meals. Wanting to reach a final count of 10,000, a group from Fishers Intermediate School,learning about food insecurity, took on the challenge of packing the remaining meals. Great job everyone!

December 23, 2019
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Employees Advise Purdue Civil Engineering Students

American Structurepoint Civil Engineering employees stepped up to guide a group of graduating Purdue University students through a civil engineering design project. The main objective of the Purdue CE 498 Senior Design Course involved providing heavy vehicular traffic access to the new 200-acre Purdue Aerospace District west of the Kankakee, Beaverville, and Southern Railroad bridge on Newman Road in West Lafayette, Indiana. Will Lyon, Mike Maurovich, Robert Anderson, and Wing Lau addressed students and provided guidance throughout the duration of the project. A big thanks goes to these engineers who mentored the engineering seniors on how to design a real-world project!

December 23, 2019
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American Structurepoint In The News

Our projects were mentioned in media coverage 23 times in November and December. Check out this month’s news recap.

  • A groundbreaking for a new $24 million community recreation center in Merrillville, Indiana garnered coverage in The Northwest Times of Indiana. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The Vanderburgh County Detention Center expansion project received continued coverage in the Evansville Courier & Press. American Structurepoint is a key member of a design team recommending four design alternatives that will be debated in public meetings early 2020.
  • American Structurepoint is providing civil engineering services for the $86 million Championship Park development in Kokomo, Indiana. The Kokomo Tribune quoted Justin Olashuk about the project that includes baseball/softball fields; new roadways, grading, and sanitary sewers; and plenty of land for future hotel, retail, and commercial development.
  • Construction on the new multimillion-dollar highway project in Southern Indiana is underway. American Structurepoint is providing environmental, right-of-way engineering, and utility infrastructure services for this heavy haul transportation corridor located in Clark County, Indiana. WDRB Channel 14 Louisville reported on the groundbreaking. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The approval of a $15 million housing development in Grove City, Ohio for which we are providing civil engineering services was covered in The Columbus Business First.
  • Glasswater Creek, an assisted living facility located in Plainfield, Indiana, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to give guests a look at the new multimillion-dollar development. American Structurepoint provided architecture, interior design, and structural engineering services for the senior living facility. News of the opening was shared in a press release on PRWeb.
  • American Structurepoint’s presentation of the finalized schematic design report of the new county government annex and renovated courthouse in Albion, Indiana, received coverage in the KCP News.
  • The addition of American Structurepoint’s newest healthcare design practice leader, Rob Schoeck, was reported by Building Indiana and the national trade publication Medical Construction & Design Magazine.
  • The Metropolitan Development Commission in Indianapolis has been asked to a approve tax abatement for an $11 million Milestone Contractors LP headquarters project in Beech Grove, Indiana to which American Structurepoint is providing architecture services. Inside Indiana Business reported on this proposed tax abatement.
  • American Structurepoint provided civil engineering services for the The Yardley apartment complex in Olde Towne East neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, which opened to residents on November 1. The Columbus Underground website gave the public a first look at the new building.
  • The Hamilton County Reporter covered the City of Carmel’s honored annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Tarkington Theater at The Center for Performing Arts. Each veteran in attendance received a gift, courtesy of American Structurepoint and Drs. Lauck & McLean Optometry and Eyewear.
  • The November ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new 200,000-sft addition to the dormakaba Center of Door Hardware Excellence in Indianapolis received coverage on WISH-TV 8 and Inside Indiana Business. American Structurepoint provided architecture, civil engineering, environmental services, land surveying, and structural engineering services for the project.
  • (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The Indianapolis Star confirmed the highly anticipated opening of the Keystone Parkway bridge over 96th Street at the Marion-Hamilton County line. American Structurepoint is providing construction inspection and program management services the City of Carmel for this $40 million intersection improvement project at 96th Street and Keystone Parkway.
  • The La Salle News Tribune reported that $2 million of renovations of ahead for the St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in LaSalle, Illinois. The renovation plans are based upon American Structurepoint’s multi-day inspection and subsequent comprehensive condition assessment report authored by the Illinois Investigative Group.
  • American Structurepoint recently provided the City of Richmond, Indiana with a 170-page comprehensive plan. The Richmond Palladium-Item published an article that summarizes the top 12 programs to be implemented from the plain.
  • The future of Richmond, Indiana’s parks system was mentioned in an article published by the Richmond Palladium-Item. American Structurepoint is on the consultant team to provide planning services for a new master plan for the City’s park system.
  • Inside Indiana Business shared the news of one of American Structurepoint’s newest leaders, Preston Ray. Preston joins the Investigative Group as project manager.
  • A maintenance plan for Montgomery County, Indiana’s 172 bridges being done by American Structurepoint received coverage in The Crawfordsville Journal.
  • com reported about a detailed development plan for a Westfield, Indiana 27,234-sft commercial building that will result in multiple retail tenants. American Structurepoint is providing civil engineering services for the development.
  • The Columbus Underground website shared plans of a new 11-story apartment building and existing building renovation in downtown Columbus for which we are providing civil engineering services.

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.