March 9, 2020
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Magazine Features Award-Winning Ohio Roundabout

American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) members across the nation are reading about our award-winning design solution for the City of Green, Ohio! An ASHE Scanner article details the story behind the engineering elements used to convert the dangerous SR 619-Pickle Road intersection to a safer roundabout. The design included adding a chicane and narrowing entry for a high-speed approach for the westbound leg typically seen in rural locations. Project Manager Mike Long and Marketing Communications Coordinator Rosemarie Kelly received bylines for the article. The project received the 2019 Outstanding Highway Project Award from the ASHE Cuyahoga Valley Section. Check out the article at this link.

March 9, 2020
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Video Captures Beam Setting at Lanesville

American Structurepoint went the extra mile to create a time-lapse video of a beam setting at the Lanesville Phase 2A Connector Road project. Our client, the Harrison County Highway Department, asked for a video depicting beams being installed for a single-span I-beam bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railway. Field Manager Josh Culver set up a trail GoPro camera to capture photos that could be transformed into a video. Marketing Services Coordinator Krista Lawson worked her magic to create the video. Five bridge beams each weighing 76,000 pounds and 79-feet-long were installed over a four-hour period. Our video captures the action in 60 seconds. Construction will wrap up in July at Lanesville, for which we are providing both design and construction inspection services.

March 9, 2020
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Nolan Mark To Represent Young Surveyors in DC

Meet Project Manager Nolan Mark (Fort Wayne Design Center), who soon will be Washington, D.C.-bound to discuss ways to strengthen the surveying profession nationwide.

What’s happening: The Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ISPLS) chose Nolan as its Young Surveyor Representative for Indiana. He will attend the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Spring Business Meeting April 1 – 3 to address ways to attract new talent to the surveying profession. The session includes meeting with US House and Senate politicians to discuss legislation affecting surveying.

Why that’s important: “I am honored to represent Indiana and join a surveying community that only seems to be getting smaller,” Nolan says. “Of the 600+ licensed surveyors in Indiana, only 20 are under the age of 35!”

He’s a leader in Indiana: Nolan is also establishing a young surveyors’ state network. A young surveyor is someone under the age of 35 or who has earned their degree within the last ten years. The group’s goals include promoting land surveying at high school/college career fairs and making students more aware of the profession. He also is the 2020 Northeast ISPLS Chapter president, working with surveyors from nine Indiana counties.

What he likes about being a professional surveyor: “Surveyors wear a lot of hats … from doing boundary surveys in the field to analyzing a scanned point cloud in the office extracting data to give to engineers. Surveyors literally leave their mark, or monument, on the world to be found later by the next surveyor. What surveyors do today lasts a lifetime.”

March 9, 2020
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POSTPONED – Indy Open House Set For April 16

Due to the recent COVID-19 restrictions, American Structurepoint has postponed the open house at our new Indianapolis Design Center (HQ), which had been planned for Thursday, April 16, 2020.  We look forward to setting a new date for our Open House when the COVID-19 concerns are behind us.

 

March 9, 2020
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Krista Lawson Receives Volunteer of the Year Award

Congratulations to Krista Lawson (Marketing Services Group), the recipient of the 2019 Community Service Volunteer of the Year Award. Krista was chosen from a group of 10 awesome nominees. The Community Service Board considered various criteria including continuing participation, generating enthusiasm, and emulating the community service motto of “Make a Point, Give Back.” Krista devoted countless hours in 2019 documenting Community Service events, fundraisers, and activities through photography and video. Thank you Krista!

March 9, 2020
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Promotion News – Congrats to Jessica Stapleton

We congratulate Jessica Stapleton on her promotion to manager of right-of-way engineering services within the Indiana Survey Group. Jessica has been with American Structurepoint for nearly 14 years and has worked on a variety of public- and private-sector projects. Over time, Jessica began concentrating on right-of-way engineering and soon excelled. Her knowledge and experience in right-of-way engineering has earned her a tremendous amount of respect from clients and staff. Moving forward, Jessica will be coordinating a variety of tasks, such as supervision, scopes, fees, schedules, and parcel staking and will be the initial point of contact for right-of-way engineering needs in the Hoosier state.

March 9, 2020
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Fourth Consecutive Year for Best Place To Work Honor

We did it again – making the Best Places to Work in Indiana List for the fourth consecutive year! Not only that, American Structurepoint has earned a spot on the list at least eight times in the list’s 15-year history and five times in the last six years! Final rankings will be revealed at an April 30 awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

March 9, 2020
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Columbus Rises Into Top 10 of Central Ohio Engineering Firms

Kudos to the Columbus team for breaking into the top 10 of top Central Ohio engineering firms for the first time ever! The Columbus design center leapt to ninth place on the list of Largest Central Ohio Engineering Firms as ranked by the Columbus Business First weekly newspaper and website. This is up five slots from 2018. The list ranks firms by 2019 consulting engineering billings from Central Ohio offices. Congratulations to all Columbus employees!

March 9, 2020
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PointUP Lunch Gives Tips for Better Networking

An engaging lunch and learn gave attendees many tips for building meaningful, diverse connections at work and in your profession. The one-hour “Network Beyond Bias” presentation identified effective networking strategies that help you be more inclusive. One way, said presenter and certified change practitioner Amy Waninger, is to network like a CHAMP, which is an acronym for five people you need in your network. CHAMP stands for a customer, someone you helped get a job or hired, an associate, a mentor to you, and a protégé you’ve helped. Another acronym, IGGNORE, tells how to bring more points of view into your inner circle. To gain more insights, you can listen to the presentation available on Pinnacle.

March 9, 2020
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Project Lead the Way Students Shine in National Spotlight

We salute students from a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) class (funded by American Structurepoint) who rocked the house at a recent national PLTW Summit! Students from James A. Garfield School 31 in Indianapolis were the only elementary school students in the nation chosen to share their stories of the difference PLTW made for them.

The students presented to more than 800 conference guests that included Pre-K-12 educators, students, university leaders, and business and industry leaders.

“This is our first year as a PLTW school and it’s fantastic,” the four scholars proclaimed in unison. Another student said, “Before Project Lead the Way, I didn’t know what an engineer was, but now I know what I want to be when I grow up …a mechanical engineer.”

Congratulations to An’Tione, Jeremiah, Isabella, and Joyce on an amazing job! You can check out a rehearsal of their four-minute presentation at this Facebook link.

March 9, 2020
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American Structurepoint in the News

American Structurepoint projects and people appeared in media coverage 22 times in February. Check out this recap.

  • The ASHE Scanner, the national publication for the American Society of Highway Engineers, published an article about the award-winning SR 619-Pickle Road Roundabout project in Green, Ohio. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The Hotel Carmichael project in Carmel for which we provided structural engineering services hurled into the media spotlight for its rising construction costs. Inside Indiana Business, The Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis Business Journal, and the Hamilton County Reporter published multiple articles about the hotel.
  • Debate about how to fund the $24 million Merrillville Community Center that we are designing was the subject of an article in The Chicago Tribune. The newspaper quoted Business Development Director John Kennedy on funding ideas.
  • The Columbus Messenger published an article about a 1.1 million-sft warehouse project in West Jefferson, Ohio, dubbed “Project Christmas,” for which we are providing civil/site and land survey surveying services.
  • Our work on the Noblesville Comprehensive Plan adopted in February received coverage in The Indianapolis Star and The Noblesville Times.
  • Approval of Phase One of the Western Bypass in Mount Vernon in Posey County, Indiana, was featured on the WFIE Channel 14 News in Evansville. The news station quoted Wing Lau, who is project managing the project.
  • Our work to provide preliminary engineering for a new roundabout at Lincolnway and Campbell Street in Valparaiso received coverage in The Times of Northwest Indiana.
  • The Goshen News updated its readers about the 26,000-sft Goshen Multipurpose Pavilion that will house an ice rink in the winter months. We are providing architecture, civil engineering, and structural engineering for the project expected to begin construction this spring.
  • Approval of a contract involving our engineering design services for a $5.5 million improvement of College Avenue in Goshen, Indiana was announced in The Goshen News.
  • Forward progress for funding a nearly 500-foot bridge along Bass Road over Durnell Ditch in Fort Wayne, Indiana received coverage in The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. We are providing bridge design and environmental services for the project.
  • A new seven-story, mixed-use development in the Victorian Village neighborhood of Columbus Ohio, for which we are providing civil/site design services, attracted the attention of The Columbus Underground website and Columbus Business First.
  • Ongoing coverage about construction and future use of Loeb Stadium in Lafayette continue to receive coverage in The Lafayette Journal & Courier, WLFI Channel 18 News, and Baseball Digest. We are providing architectural design services for the stadium.
  • The Richmond Palladium-Item newspaper published an article about the Richmond Parks master plan that we are working on.
  • A second public meeting about the State Road 37 project in Fishers, Indiana garnered coverage in The Hamilton County Reporter and the Larry In Fishers blog. We are designing the 126th and 131st Street interchanges and providing program management for the entire project.
  • The Lafayette Journal & Courier published an article about a roadway study we are conducting of two downtown Lafayette Streets to determine the feasibility and cost of converting them from one-way to two-way streets. The article quoted also quoted Project Manager Nick Murphy.

March 9, 2020
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Community Service News

The Community Service fund received payroll contributions totaling $3,128 in February 2020, and the company match brought us to $6,256 in incoming funds for the month. We have 131 employee contributors! Organizations recommended by our staff are the beneficiaries of these funds.

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

ICAN Visits Dayspring Center – Your donation of $770 funded a visit from ICAN dogs to children currently living at Dayspring Center. ICAN is an organization that provides foundation life skills to inmates as they train assistance dogs, who are then placed to assist individuals with disabilities. Additionally, Community Service donated $500 to Dayspring Center, an Indianapolis organization that assists homeless families. That donation will be used to provide items from the organization’s wish list that includes towels and washcloths; sheets, blankets, and pillows; and diapers, socks, and children’s underclothing.

Briezy’s Bunch – Briezy’s Bunch provides financial assistance to individuals with epilepsy when their insurance companies deny coverage for critical care needs. This includes seizure monitoring devices, adaptive equipment, emergency medication funding, and other neurology-recommended needs that insurance companies choose not to cover. The Indianapolis organization received a $2,000 donation at the recommendation of the Investigative Group’s Tom Leahy.

GiGi’s Playhouse – GiGi’s Playhouse is a national organization that delivers free educational, therapeutic-based, and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. A $500 donation was made to the GiGi’s Playhouse location in Indianapolis at the recommendation of Joe Dubyel from the Construction Solutions Group.

Children’s Heart Foundation – The Children’s Heart Foundation funds congenital heart defect (CHD) research. The organization drives breakthroughs that have improved survival rates, longevity, and quality of life for individuals living with CHDs. In recognition of American Heart Month, $250 each was donated to the Ohio and Texas regions (both regions with American Structurepoint design centers).

Riley Hospital for Children – Sometimes physical therapy means thinking outside of the box, and the staff at Riley in Indianapolis felt that a cornhole game could provide enjoyable lessons to their patients. American Structurepoint purchased boards and bags, delivered in February by the Civil Engineering Group’s Michael Watts. The staff at Riley shared photos with us of a 14-year-old patient with conversion disorder who worked on higher-level balance skills by picking up and throwing bags.

March 9, 2020
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Round of Applause Roll Call

Here’s a salute to the 20 employees who went above and beyond for their co-workers in February. Remember to recognize workers who do a great job for you in March!

February ROA Recipients

  • Sydney Allgeier
  • Jacob Blankenship
  • Jordan Bosse
  • Melanie Bucher
  • Evan Carrow
  • Josh Craig
  • Lindsay Emmons
  • Karen Gillmore
  • Sara Krock
  • Sarah Marchisin
  • Rod Pizarro
  • Maya Quandt
  • Phil Schirtzinger
  • Natalie Shanks
  • Ryan Selby
  • Brandon Slagle
  • Jacob Slick
  • Sam Sutter
  • Dhane Thomas
  • Alek Venturino

March 9, 2020
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Save The Date – Chili Cookoff

Four-alarm chili cookoff alert – save the date now! Our first chili cookoff in our new Indy design center takes place Friday, July 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

March 9, 2020
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Join The 1,000 Strong Challenge

It’s never too late to join the 1,000 Strong Challenge. Healthpoint invites you to do 1,000 reps of any strength exercise (push-ups, pull-ups, crunches, squats, lunges) during the month of March. You can even do walking or running to participate. So what are you waiting for? Visit the WellRight portal to sign up and get moving!