September 6, 2018
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Riverview Health Westfield Hospital Celebrates Grand Opening

Two days of celebrations – a VIP ribbon-cutting ceremony and a public open house – marked the opening of the $50 million Riverview Health Westfield Hospital designed by our Architecture + Interiors Group. Seven American Structurepoint employees, including President Rick Conner, attended the VIP event on August 30. Others attending included Jack Lashenik, Kent Hughes, Brandon Hoopingarner, Erica Irvin, Brianna Wetzel, and Fred Fackenthal. Tours of the first two floors were given, showing off amenities such as emergency and urgent care, three operating rooms, pre- and post-operative rooms, laboratory services, imagining, outpatient pharmacy, four inpatient bed, employer clinic, and MRI services. On August 31, Riverview Health Westfield hosted a three-hour public open house. The first two floors of the six-story hospital are now open; three more floors will open by year’s end. The sixth floor provides room for growth for physicians and specialists. Anyone driving by the hospital at the northeast corner of US 31 and SR 32 will agree that it creates an impressive gateway to Westfield.

 

September 6, 2018
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Ivy Tech Kokomo Groundbreaking

American Structurepoint is playing a huge role in the $43 million transformation of the Ivy Tech Kokomo campus now underway. We are providing architecture, programming, master planning, structural engineering, civil engineering, and land surveying services for the project that broke ground on August 23. The goal is to bring the current assortment of scattered buildings and programs together in a cohesive, walkable campus that creates a sense of identity and a pride of place for the first time in this campus’ 50-year history. We are designing a 41,000-sft addition for the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing, as well as designing building renovations to accommodate Ivy Tech Kokomo’s growing advanced manufacturing, informatics, automobile technology, and agriculture sciences programs. Existing infrastructure also will be upgraded to include lots of greenspace, walkways, sidewalks, and a student commons area. Construction will be completed in about two years. Check out this awesome video we created that depicts the future of Ivy Tech Kokomo!

September 6, 2018
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Memories of Joe Grinstead

Many of you contributed memories, stories, and photos that Marketing Communications staff used to create a memory piece that the company could give to Joe’s family. We’d like to share the finished product with you all. Please take a look at this link (best viewed in Chrome)

September 6, 2018
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County Road 400 South Connector Road Ribbon Cutting

A new stretch of regionally significant roadway opened to traffic in Whitestown, Indiana on August 29 – County Road 400 South Connector Road, known in the local community as the Albert S. White/146th Street Connector. American Structurepoint provided construction inspection services for the $4.1 million project that built approximately 1 mile of new roadway from the intersection of CR 400 South and County Road 650 to County Road 300 East. The new road provides a route that area resident have wanted for decades – a connection between I-65 and I-69. The project also included the construction of a new bridge structure.  Prior to construction, American Structurepoint designed the roadway and provided land survey and environmental engineering services.   Check out this Whitestown video about the road’s value to the community.

September 6, 2018
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Walid Gemayel, Mike McBride Join Ownership

We are very pleased to announce that Walid Gemayel and Mike McBride have been invited into ownership of American Structurepoint.

Walid is a senior vice president and the leader of our Ohio operation. He joined our firm after an extensive career with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the GPD Group. He has an extensive client network and is well respected by his peers. Walid has adopted an ambitious goal of tripling Ohio revenues by 206, and we are already well on the way because Ohio backlog has doubled since his arrival and all Ohio disciplines have realized sales growth due to Walid’s efforts.

Mike is our vice president of Indiana sales. Mike is responsible for executive leadership, development, and growth of our Indiana public sales operation – and grow it he has – annual sales have increased by 50 percent since his arrival. His executive management ability, combined with his knowledge of how to conceptualize a project and develop a sound sales strategy, will continue to propel our company forward. Please go out of your way to congratulate these fine executives as they continue to do great things for our organization.

September 6, 2018
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Greg Henneke to Transition to Half-Time Status

It is our pleasure to announce that Greg Henneke will be transitioning to the next phase of his American Structurepoint career. Greg will be reducing his participation to “half-time” beginning January 1, 2019. He will continue to serve as senior executive vice president, a member of the Board of Directors, and as chief advisor to Company President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Conner. As Greg puts it, “I’m not retiring; I’m just reducing my hours.” Greg has contributed much to our growth – today, revenues are seven times what they were when Greg started 21 years ago. Greg’s contributions to our company have been numerous, and we look forward to his continued guidance, mentorship, and leadership well beyond 2019.

September 6, 2018
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Company Picnic Recap

A beautiful sunny Saturday, great food, even greater fun, and a whole lot of good times were had by all attending the Company Picnic on Saturday, August 18. Many adopted the theme of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and wore their favorite team’s gear. New activities included tug-of-war, potato sack races, bullpen pitching, and bungee jumping. Take a few minutes to look through the following photos. You can see all the photos at Department > Communications > Community > Bulletin Board > 2018 > 2018 Company Picnic, and on the Photocircle app.

 

 

September 6, 2018
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Brian Bingham Named to Ohio Surveying Task Force

Brian Bingham, who oversees all our field and surveying activities in Ohio, is serving on a task force seeking strategies for strengthening the surveying profession in the Buckeye state. Brian has been appointed by the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio (PLSO) to serve on the Surveying Licensure Task Force. The task force is a joint initiative of the Ohio Board of Professional Engineers and Surveyors, the County Engineers Association of Ohio, ODOT, and PLSO to examine the diminishing numbers of licensed professional surveyors in Ohio and what can be done to attract more licensed professionals to the industry. Brian is among 11 people representing a diverse cross-section of Ohio’s surveying profession. Brian is representing the private-sector consultant industry on the task force that includes academia, state officials, and the licensing authority in Ohio.

September 6, 2018
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Brandon Hoopingarner Joins Hospitality Panel Discussion

 

Brandon Hoopingarner represented American Structurepoint on a panel discussion offering insights into Central Indiana’s hospitality development. The INside Real Estate trade association sponsored the Hospitality Development Insider Forum on August 14 at the Indiana Historical Society in downtown Indianapolis. As the design director for the Architecture + Interiors Team, Brandon has overseen hospitality projects in this region – including projects in Indianapolis, Noblesville, Westfield, and Plainfield. Brandon joined these panelists:

  • Chris Gahl, senior vice president of marketing and communications, Visit Indy
  • Greg Goodnight, Kokomo mayor
  • Todd Burtron, chief of staff, City of Westfield

Brandon offered an overview of current trends in hospitality design. “We are seeing changes in consumer demand toward experience-related travel,” Brandon told the audience. “For that reason, we must continuously expand the tourism experience offerings to be competitive. This means authenticity and local culture are critical to a successful hospitality experience.”

In addition to hospitality projects, the panel discussed the catalyst projects in Indiana that increase tourism and drive the need for more hotel keys. American Structurepoint is proud to be a partner on two of these projects – the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield and the Kokomo Municipal Baseball Stadium.

“Working together as a team, these projects exemplify American Structurepoint’s mission to improve the quality of life for our communities and our people,” Brandon said.

September 6, 2018
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Matt Jennings Joins Christopher Kelley Leadership Program

A big congratulations to one of our architects! Matt Jennings, AIA, will one of 16 people in the inaugural class of the AIA Indiana Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program. The award-winning program seeks to train and nurture the next generation of leaders in architecture. Matt was chosen after going through a rigorous, statewide application process in which emerging professionals had to show examples of career success and community involvement. He will participate in an intensive, nine-month program that covers entrepreneurship and firm management, teamwork and collaboration, client development, community leadership, understanding industry trends, and developing his future career. The first session takes place this month. The next time you see Matt, wish him well in this awesome opportunity.

September 6, 2018
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Architecture Staff Hosts Office Olympics

Our architecture team hosted its second Office Olympics of 2018 last month. Eighteen employees participated in the games taking place August 6 through 10. When choosing teams for the series of games, each participant submitted an image of their first car, the first-ever project they worked on, and their spirit animal. A slide was displayed on a screen with the rest of the group guessing who submitted each set of pictures. This split the participants into three groups of six. The week consisted of Family Feud, mini-games, childhood photo game in which participants had to match names with childhood photos, and yard games. The Cardinals – all Ball State alums and one Ball State intern – came away victorious. The team of Brandon Farley, Brianna Wetzel, Josh March, Dan McCloskey, Matt Wright, and Aaron Nordstrom won the summer event, which was bragging rights over their fellow coworkers.

September 6, 2018
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Benefits Buzz – Flu Shots and Wellness Screenings

Sign up for flu shots

Flu season is right around the corner, so get prepared by attending the flu shot clinic on Tuesday, September 11 at headquarters. The clinic will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. ANYONE WITH A VALID INSURANCE CARD CAN GET A FLU SHOT – you don’t have to be an American Structurepoint insurance participant. Be sure to bring your insurance card and photo ID so that insurance will be billed properly. Slots are still available, so sign up via the intranet.

Wellness screenings ahead

Wellness screenings are scheduled for October for our 2019 insurance plan year. We are partnering with Community Employer Health for our annual wellness screenings. Any employee and spouse on the medical plan (or who plans to enroll during open enrollment) needs to complete the biometric screenings and HRA (health risk assessment) to receive the wellness incentive credits for the 2019 plan year.  For those outside of the Indianapolis area, please contact Liza Trant at ltrant@structurepoint.com for a physician’s packet or EScreen passport. Keep an eye out for an email on how to book an appointment and more information for those in remote locations.

Wellness Screenings dates and times are listed below:

  • Fort Wayne – September 27 (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
  • Indianapolis – October 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 (7 a.m. to 11 a.m. all days)
  • Highland – October 16 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
  • Columbus – October 17, 18 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
  • Evansville – October 18 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
  • Austin – October 18 (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)
  • Fort Wayne – September 27 (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

September 6, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Sign Up for Pack Away Hunger on September 20

An exciting food-packing event is coming your way on September 20 in Indy thanks to employee suggestions. Two of our employees contacted the Community Service Board us separately over the past year suggesting that we support Pack Away Hunger (PAH).

You may have heard of the Thrive 360 Million Meal Marathon in which we’ve participated for several years. This is a slight change from our normal event, because we want to HEAR about and SUPPORT causes that YOU support. For this reason, Community Service has organized a PAH event on Thursday, September 20, at their facility located at 5230 Park Emerson Drive. The event starts at 4:30 p.m., and we will, of course, extend the invite to family members. .

PAH is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of those who suffer from hunger and malnutrition locally, nationally, and globally. It offers opportunities to pack meals that meet the nutritional needs of those suffering from hunger and malnutrition. One assembly line creates 3,000 to 4,000 meals in one 2.5-hour shift!

PAH partners with The Mathile Institute to ensure that their meals are specially formulated to achieve high nutritional value. PAH also partners with Gleaner’s Food Bank, an organization at which we have previously volunteered as a company.

We hope to see you at the PAH event on September 20. Sign up now by clicking on the banner on the intranet. For more information on PAH, please visit the website.  And stay tuned for a synopsis of our packing exploits in the October issue of To The Point Blog.

September 6, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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AIM Podcast Features Michigan City Police Station

Benefits resulting from an American Structurepoint-designed police station in Michigan City are highlighted in an AIM (Accelerate Indiana Municipalities) podcast. The Hometown Innovations podcast features Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer. Meer mentions the station’s innovative elements have brought department personnel from all over the Midwest as well as federal law enforcement agencies for training and to see its technology, specifically the 360-degree virtual firing range.

This police station is not only changing its appearance and technology, but by opening its doors to the community, is removing barriers between the officers and the community. Meer is confident that these improvements are bringing the community together and creating a positive impact. Police Chief Mark Swistek already sees changes just by children stopping by the lobby to use the restroom, neighbors visiting officers, or taking time to ask questions. The state-of-the-art police station is just the beginning of building a safer, more united community.

Click this link to listen to the podcast or stream it on iTunes or Apple Play.

September 6, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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American Structurepoint Makes Headlines

American Structurepoint projects and people landed in the news media and on the internet 15 times in August. Check out this recap.

  • An article in Roads and Bridges Magazine detailing Carmel, Indiana’s love of roundabouts and parkway-like roadways featured photos of three of our projects, including the recently completed Range Line Road. Our company logo also appears in the article.
  • The Goshen News and The Elkhart Truth reported that we have been hired to design a $5.6 million multi-use pavilion and ice rink. The project features a 260,000-sft foot pavilion that would double as an ice rink in the winter months. The pavilion would be used for festivals, flea markets, receptions, festivals, and various community events during the spring and summer months.
  • Pol & Spa Marketing, a trade publication, published an article about a 40,000-sft expansion of Automatic Pool Covers in Westfield, Indiana, that our architects designed.
  • The Northwest Times of Indiana reported that Porter County hired our firm to do a traffic study of US 6 in hopes of showing that the road needs to be updated and widened.
  • WLFI Channel 18 and The Lafayette Journal & Courier reported about a traffic study looking at a possible new interchange for I-65 in the Lafayette area near McCarty Lane.
  • The Kokomo Tribune reported on the $43 million expansion at the Ivy Tech Kokoko campus that will redefine the area’s vocational education. (Please see article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The Elyria (Ohio) Chronicle-Telegram reported that the City of North Ridgeville asked American Structurepoint to submit engineering proposals for two proposed roundabouts in that city that could be built by 2020.
  • The Hamilton County Reporter covered the VIP ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Riverview Health Westfield Hospital. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • Several outlets reported on traffic adjustments occurring due to roadwork preparing the way for the Indianapolis Red Line Bus Rapid Transit Line that we have designed. These included The Indianapolis Star, WTHR Channel 13, WRTV Channel 6, WXIN Channel 59, and WTTV Channel 4.

September 6, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Save the Date: Holiday Party December 8

Mark your calendars now for a holiday event you won’t want to miss: the American Structurepoint Holiday Party set for Saturday, December 8. We will return to the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis for dinner and dancing, and of course, fabulous door prizes. More details will be coming in an email later this month.

September 6, 2018
by Marketing Communications
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Did You Know? – Dennis Hutchinson Scores a Cover

Dennis Hutchinson’s (Bridge Group) Davis DA-2A has landed on the cover of an aviation magazine. “NextGen Heirloom” is a seven-page article in Kitplanes Magazine detailing how Dennis restored his circa-1972 experimental aircraft into a modern flying machine. In December 2017, Sport Aviation Magazine published a feature article that recounted Dennis’ dedication to restoring his beloved Davis DA-2A. This marks the second article about Dennis’ plane. In December 2017, “Sports Aviation Magazine” published a feature article that recounted Dennis’ dedication to restoring his beloved Davis DA-2A. You can check out the article by navigating to the Communications tab on the intranet and clicking on NextGen Heirloom. Here’s to flying the friendly skies, Dennis!