May 8, 2019
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SR 37 Corridor in Fishers Update

Fishers residents got a glimpse into their road work future when a public meeting about the $124 million SR 37 corridor project featured American Structurepoint’s Eric Farny giving an update on the project’s progress and schedule.  Since 2016, our engineers have teamed with 23 consultants to design the new SR 37 that will replace signalized intersections from 126th to 146th streets with roundabout and signalized intersections. The goal is to improve safety and traffic flow.

Work to relocate utility lines is taking place along 126th Street this spring and summer. Farny told meeting attendees that construction should begin on the 126th Street/SR 37 interchange in September and will take 18 months to complete. Work on the single-point urban interchange at SR 37 and 146th Street is anticipated to start at the end of 2019, with completion occurring in late 2021. Construction work on two SR 37 intersections at 131st and 144th Street will begin in August 2020. The entire corridor should be totally improved by the end of 2022.

American Structurepoint is responsible for the management of the entire design team for the corridor, and the design of the 126th and 131st street interchanges. Over the course of the project, approximately 90 staff members companywide have had some level of involvement in the project.

May 8, 2019
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Bastian Solutions Cuts Ribbon at New Plant

American Structurepoint is honored to have provided multiple services for Bastian Solution’s state-of-the art Advanced Manufacturing Center in Westfield that recently hosted a grand opening. We provided architectural, civil, structural, and landscape architecture services for the 90,000-sft facility. Bastian Solutions provides material handling and robotic automation for large-scale product distribution. The new center, which also features 22,000 sft of office space on two floors, is located along US 31 in Westfield’s Northport Industrial Park.

May 8, 2019
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Celebrating Best Places to Work in Indiana Honor

American Structurepoint employees can take pride in the company ranking at number 20 among large companies making the 2019 Best Places to Work in Indiana list. We’ve made the list four out of the last five years and seven years in total! The Indiana Chamber of Commerce recognized 125 companies at an awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center on April 30. Thanks to everyone who helped us achieve this honor. More importantly, thank you all for making our company a great place to be!

May 8, 2019
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Medical Building Breaks Ground in Columbus

Congratulations to Northside Pediatrics in Columbus, Indiana on breaking ground on their new 8,000-sft medical building. American Structurepoint is partnering with Driftwood Builders of Columbus to bring this project to life, providing architecture, civil engineering, and structural engineering services for the new facility. The new medical office should be ready for patients by the end of 2019.

 

May 8, 2019
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Next Phase of Buffington Harbor Access Road Underway

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson speaks at the Buffington Harbor groundbreaking ceremony.

Construction is well underway on the next phase of the Buffington Harbor Access Road project in Gary. The project adds two new lanes, one in each direction, to a 1.3-mile long portion of the access road and includes the construction of a single-lane roundabout near SR 912 (Cline Avenue). American Structurepoint road and bridge engineers have designed all four phases of the Buffington Harbor Access Road expansion that first began in 1999. This phase will improve traffic flow and safety for motorists and industrial trucks traveling to Carmeuse Lime & Stone and other lakefront businesses. Construction should be completed by mid-November.

May 8, 2019
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Weinbach Road Diet Project Progresses

American Structurepoint’s expertise on road diet projects now extends from Carmel to Evansville in Indiana!  Work is well underway to reconstruct Weinbach Avenue in Evansville from Pollack Avenue to Walnut Street.  We are providing construction inspection services for the project that reduces Weinbach from two lanes in each direction to one shared lane in each direction and a dedicated center left-turn lane. The $2.89 million road diet includes milling and resurfacing of the existing roadway, full-depth HMA patches, PCCP drives, HMA drives and parking lots, concrete curbs, concrete curb ramps and sidewalks, pavement markings, traffic signal improvements at three intersections, and storm sewer system improvements. The project is expected to be completed by December 1.  Meanwhile, we continue to provide program management and road design services for the multi-phased Range Line Road corridor project in Carmel.

May 8, 2019
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Fort Wayne Kicks Off State Boulevard Reconstruction Phase II

From left to right: Brad Whitehead, Scott Crites, Fort Wayne City Engineer Patrick Zaharako, Fort Wayne Public Works Director Shan Gunawardena, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, Matt Bobay, Adam Urschel, Bryan Hood, Scott Randle, and Samantha Sutter.

Years of traffic tie-ups along one of Fort Wayne’s busiest streets are about to become history thanks to the State Boulevard Reconstruction Project now entering Phase II. We are providing construction inspection services for Phase II that involves reconstructing and realigning State Street between Cass and Clinton streets, replacing a 90-year-old roadway bridge, building a new pedestrian bridge over State Street, ornamental street lighting, new crosswalks and sidewalks, and landscaped green space.  Phase I began in April 2018. Phase II will complete sometime in 2020.

May 8, 2019
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DREAM Alive Scholars Enjoy Career Day Visit

DREAM Alive scholars got a glimpse of career possibilities at American Structurepoint on April 17. Brandon McClung (Road Group), a former DREAM Alive mentor/coach for three years at Harshman Middle School and Arsenal Tech High School, kicked off the event by playing a memory game with the scholars. All the answers were types of careers at American Structurepoint, from the customary engineers and architects to not-so-obvious roles like IT, graphic designer, and land surveying. Ryan Selby (Land Surveying Group) kicked it up a notch for land surveying by demonstrating survey equipment for the scholars. Ken Olson (Road Group) shared our roundabout design expertise. Ken also had the scholars complete a hands-on activity in which they had to draw a roundabout based on information Ken shared. The scholars also received snacks and American Structurepoint sunglasses as parting gifts.

May 8, 2019
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Congratulations to Catherine Pallotta

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Catherine Pallotta to group leader within our Utility Infrastructure Group. Catherine has 23 years of experience within the utility infrastructure consulting industry, working on a variety of projects in Indiana and throughout the country.  Over the last year, Catherine has been serving as a team leader within the group, managing a talented staff of professionals and projects, all the while establishing relationships with several of our key clients.

Since joining our firm in May 2018, Catherine has helped to develop tools that more efficiently track and manage our short-term and long-term workload and revenue projections. She has quickly established herself as a mentor as well as a technical resource for our company.

It’s Catherine’s passion and drive to continue improving the way we execute projects that will assure long-term success not only for the Utility Infrastructure Group, but also for the company as a whole.  We look forward to Catherine’s success in leading operations for Utility Infrastructure and the resulting growth and development for this group.  The next time you see Catherine, congratulate her on her well-deserved promotion.

May 8, 2019
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Architects Rule at Masters Tournament

Our architects sure can golf! The Architecture + Interiors Group made a clean sweep of the 16th Annual American Structurepoint Masters Tournament April 22. Scott “McIlroy” Marchisin shot 18 under par to win his first-ever green jacket. That was nine shots better than Matt “Watson” Jennings who shot 9 under par to take second place. Matt also won Rookie of the Year honors. Interestingly, Matt was the only left-handed golfer playing in the final round. Steve “Palmer” Hanscom shot 6 under par to come in third. Each winner could choose to receive a gift card from either Dick’s Sporting Goods or Golf Galaxy. Scott received a $100 gift card for first place, Matt won a $75 gift card for second place and a $25 gift card for the best rookie, and Steve garnered a $50 gift card. Way to putt and chip, everyone!

May 8, 2019
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Teams Remember Joe Grinstead

It’s hard to believe that a whole year has come and gone since we lost Joe Grinstead, a beloved member of the American Structurepoint family. Joe passed away on April 7, 2018.  The Utility Infrastructure and Environmental Services groups held a luncheon in Joe’s honor in early April to remember Joe and his many contributions to our firm and his community. David Mohler began the luncheon with some kind words regarding Joe. All of those who worked with Joe have fond memories and miss not only his contributions from a business standpoint, but also his friendship. Joe is missed by those he worked with on a regular basis.

May 8, 2019
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Architecture + Interiors Rule at Trivia Contest Fundraiser

We already know our Architecture + Interiors Group are award-winning professionals, but they now can claim to be award-winning trivia masters too! The group, playing as team Structure Yoink, won the first-ever AIA Indiana Trivia Night benefitting the Indiana Architecture Foundation. The foundation provides scholarships for architecture students and enhances public awareness of architecture and its legacy in the state. Trivia night consisted of 10 rounds of 10 questions each, covering such popular topics as TV sitcom hangouts, sports, movie locations, guess the year, and a round of architecture-only questions created by American Structurepoint’s very own Brandon Farley. Brandon also wrote one architecture-related question for each category. Team member Matt Jennings reports it was a close battle throughout, but our team finished victorious by two points! Congrats to all the team members: Rob Bray, Matt Jennings, Abbey Kochert, Joe Koslow, Dan McCloskey, Noah Porter, Jeff Thornberry, and Brianna Wetzel.

May 8, 2019
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Tay Lane Directs Play for Theatre Roulette Event

Theatre Roulette, the longest-running short play festival in Central Ohio, is happening this month and our very own, Tay Lane (Communications Group), has a leading role in the nationally known production. The annual event at MadLab Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, will showcase nearly 30 different short plays over three weeks. Tay is directing a comedy called, “The Trouble with Cashews.”

Tay eased her way into the theatre world when she began volunteering at MadLab Theatre about 10 years ago. After building sets for a couple of years, she felt compelled to be more involved. Since that time, Tay has been involved in over 50 short and 5 full-length plays, mastering her craft in all facets of the industry, including acting, writing, and directing. Additionally, Tay has seen one of her short plays produced in Indiana at the Fort Wayne Fringe Festival.

As a seasoned expert, Tay also mentors for MadLab’s Young Writers program. Her mentorship led to the production of “The Twins,” which she is directing. Rehearsals will begin soon for its July debut. She also works with OG Productions, another Columbus troupe that stages short play festivals on Valentine’s Day and the Fourth of July at the St. James Tavern and the West Grandview Fringe Fest in August at Jimmy V’s.

“The Trouble with Cashews,” opens Saturday, May 11. Other dates and show times can be found on Madlab’s website. Check out Tay’s upcoming show; it will be worth the gamble!

May 8, 2019
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Girl Babies Rule in Maurovich Road Team

With the March 28 birth of Tanner McKinney’s second daughter, Eliza Ann, the Team Maurovich Road Group is now seven for seven in bringing girl babies into the world. The streak began May 28, 2013, when Nick Murphy and his wife, Kylie, had their first daughter, Emerson Lyn. Then all this happened.

  • Nick and Kylie’s second daughter, Isla Gray, arrived August 13, 2015.
  • Ken Olson and his wife, Mandy, welcomed their first daughter, Hadley Sue, born May 27, 2016.
  • Mike Maurovich and his wife, Samantha, came next with Alexandra Grace, arriving October 1, 2016.
  • Tanner and Kiersten had their first daughter, Cora June, May 9, 2017.
  • Ken and Mandy’s second daughter, Everly Anne, was born July 10, 2018.

Tanner reports there’s no end in sight to the girl-baby streak. So until that first baby boy arrives, we can hope that some, if not all of these daughters, grow up to be engineers and increase the ranks of female engineers!

May 8, 2019
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Calling All Cooks – Sign Up Now for Chili Cookoff

Alexa – sign me up for the American Structurepoint annual Chili Cookoff, set for Friday, June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.!  Better yet Alexa, register me by May 25 so that I’m eligible for a drawing to win an Amazon Echo. Either way, we need you to whip up your best chili to compete in the hottest cooking competition east of the Pecos River (look it up on Google Maps). All contestants receive a $25 gift card to cover chili ingredients. Sign up now at this link.

May 8, 2019
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Support History on Tap at Conner Prairie

Here’s a beer-tasting bash with a historical twist – American Structurepoint is a sponsor of the eighth annual History on Tap event Friday, May 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Conner Prairie in Fishers. Thirty local craft brewers are participating. All tickets include entry into Conner Prairie, tastings from all breweries, and a commemorative glass. Rides on the 1859 Balloon Voyage are available for an additional cost, weather permitting. You can choose from four different ticket types ranging from $15 for designated drivers to a VIP experience for $70. Conner Prairie’s young professionals’ group,  the Horizon Council, is staging the event. For more information, check out the History on Tap website.

May 8, 2019
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Community Service News

The Community Service fund received contributions from 137 American Structurepoint staff in April. The payroll contributions totaled $3,184.50, and the company match brought us to $6,369 in incoming funds. One new participant signed up for payroll deductions in April. Please contact Michele Collins or Ben Braun to begin contributing, or to change an existing commitment.

Recent Donations

Huckleberry House – Huckleberry House is a non-profit organization in Columbus, Ohio that helps youth and families throughout Central Ohio who are going through difficult situations. They provide services like the Crisis Shelter Program, which is a 24/7/365 crisis shelter that offers a safe, temporary place to stay for teens ages 12 to 17 years. Other programs include a family support program and a youth outreach program. Traffic team employee Greyson McCaig introduced Huckleberry House to the Community Service board, and a $1,000 donation has been made to the organization.

Indy Backpack Attack – Since 1999, Indy BackPack Attack has been helping students get the tools essential to successful learning by holding a six-week school supply drive each summer. Collected supplies are delivered to local Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and Indianapolis charter schools. We donated $500 to the organization to help kick start the 2019 supply drive.

DREAM Alive – DREAM Alive scholars visited American Structurepoint in April and participated in a hands-on STEM activity (Please see a separate article in this month’s newsletter.)  DREAM Alive targets seventh-grade students and makes a six-year commitment to help them through high school, partnering with Indiana companies to provide internships, field trips, and various mentoring programs. American Structurepoint’s Community Service board recently voted to increase our financial support to the organization by $5,000 annually, and the company will do the same. Our combined yearly contribution in 2019 will be $30,000 in funding, plus a $5,000 in-kind donation.

Upcoming Activities

Habitat for Humanity Panel Build – American Structurepoint employees will come together (in the parking lot of the 7260 Building) on June 27 and June 28 to create components of a single-family home. Watch for a sign-up sheet to be arriving via email; multiple shifts are available.

As always, 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.