September 4, 2020
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Contact IT Support Via Text

What are all the cool kids at American Structurepoint doing? They are contacting IT Support via text messaging, that’s what! You now have the ability to create a ticket with IT Support by sending a text to 317.548.6400. Text message support will be available Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

When creating a ticket via text for the first time, please include your name in the text. This will help IT identify who the phone number belongs to and better equip them for assisting you. Also remember to add this contact number in your cell phone.

September 4, 2020
by Marketing Communications
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Hotel Carmichael Celebrates Grand Opening

Hotel Carmichael in Carmel, Indiana officially opened for business August 28 with a virtual ribbon-cutting event. We provided structural engineering services for the 110,000-sft, $58 million upscale hotel that includes 122 rooms, a French restaurant, a cabaret-style venue, and 5,000 sft of meeting space. Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard expects the facility to serve as a powerful tourism tool to attract visitors to the city. The hotel is branded under Marriott International’s most exclusive brand known as the Autograph Hotel Collection consisting of iconic properties located in gateway and emerging cities.

September 4, 2020
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Promotion News: Congrats to Mike Raubenolt, Jordan Barker

Congratulations are in order for Mike Raubenolt and Jordan Barker for receiving promotions in August. Read on for the details.

Mike Raubenolt – Ohio Road Group Leader

We congratulate Mike Raubenolt on his promotion to group leader. He assumes leadership for the Ohio Road group consisting of 25 individuals located in our three Ohio design centers: Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland. Mike, along with the entire Ohio leadership team, has worked hard to grow our presence in Ohio, recruit key staff members, and win some of the biggest projects in Ohio.

This is a strategic move to help continue the growth of our Ohio design centers and our company. In his new role, Mike is responsible for overall leadership and management of the Ohio Road group operations. His hands-on approach to management and his focused attention to the numbers will ensure our long-term success.

Mike has over 23 years of experience in the transportation industry in Ohio and over six years with our company. Mike has also worked hard to win and deliver on some of the key projects in Ohio such as the Hudson Street and Hamilton Road projects for the City of Columbus and the Gemini Parkway extension project for ODOT. Recently, Mike has been working closely with our Cleveland design center to deliver the Cuyahoga County I-90 rehabilitation project, which is the largest ODOT project ever won by American Structurepoint. We wish Mike continued success in his new role.

Jordan Barker – Senior Graphic Designer

Congratulations to Jordan Barker of the Marketing Services Group on her promotion to senior graphic designer. Jordan has been with the company nearly four years and has worked on more than 350 proposals and a myriad of marketing assignments. She consistently produces stellar designs and is always looking for way to make American Structurepoint stand out from our competition. She’s become a valued resource to all team members.

September 4, 2020
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Community Service News

The Community Service fund has 128 employee contributors who contributed $3,102.50 in August 2020.

The COVID-19 virus has brought a lot of uncertainty to our world, and some temporary changes have been made to our Give Back campaign in response.

  • First, the company match to employee donations has been temporarily suspended; we will be relying on your generous contributions.
  • Secondly, we are prioritizing contributions to the American Structurepoint family. Immediate consideration will be given to requests for assistance for employees and their families. Requests for contributions in the other five giving categories (families/children, elderly, education, armed/civic services, and emergency/shelters) will be held for consideration after the health and economic crisis has passed.
  • As always, commitment forms are available via Pinnacle if you would like to begin contributing, or make a change to your existing commitment.

Recent Donations

Please be assured that all employee assistance requests will be kept confidential. If you know of a co-worker in need of assistance, please complete and submit a request form (available via Pinnacle or by emailing Michele Collins).

September 4, 2020
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American Structurepoint in the News

American Structurepoint people and projects appeared in the media 27 times in August. Here’s a recap.

  • Approval of a professional services agreement with American Structurepoint to begin design work for a roundabout at Leesburg and Main streets, as well as an extension from that roundabout to a new signalized intersection on Jefferson Boulevard, warranted coverage in the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly.
  • The Warsaw Times-Union reported that the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission approved an amendment to an engineering agreement with American Structurepoint for $36,000 for additional construction engineering oversight of the Buffalo Street reconstruction project.
  • The City of Upper Arlington website reported that American Structurepoint representatives were performing annual inspection of the city’s bridges and culverts the week of August 3.
  • Inside Indiana Business published an article about a new STEM program being offered at Cathedral High School that we are taking part in. Ross Nixon will head up our contributions to the program.
  • Multiple Columbus, Ohio media outlets reported on plans for an 8-story mixed-use project in downtown Columbus called Vera on Broad for which we are providing civil/site and land surveying services. They included The Columbus Dispatch, The Columbus Navigator, and Columbus Underground.
  • Several outlets covered the grand opening of Carmel’s upscale Hotel Carmichael, for which we provided structural engineering services. These included Inside Indiana Business, Indianapolis Business Journal, The Indianapolis Star, Hamilton County Reporter, Current in Carmel, and WISH-TV Channel 8. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter for more details.)
  • The Princeton Daily Clarion continued its ongoing coverage of the Gibson County Jail project. The County Council approved an additional $300,000 appropriation for us to begin the study, site selection, and architectural work for a new or expanded jail in Princeton.
  • Inside Indiana Business and WRTV Channel 6 presented multiple perspectives on the opening of the 16 Tech Innovation District in Indianapolis. We provided infrastructure service and did roadway design for the extension of Gent Avenue in the district, and provided civil engineering and environmental services for Innovation Building 1 in the district.
  • KPC News and the Angola Herald Republican published an extensive story about the next phase of the North Wayne Street project in Angola for which we are providing roadway engineering design services.
  • Inside Indiana Business reported that the IU Board of Trustees approved the university’s legislative capital request for the next biennium including a new IU School of Medicine just north of downtown for which we are doing structural engineering.
  • WXIN Fox 59, WFYI Channel 20, WRTV Channel 6, and Indy Hub.org reported on virtual public meetings regarding the Purple Line project, the next leg of the Indianapolis BRT project for which we are doing program management for the Indianapolis Department of Public Works. Construction is to start in 2021, with completion in 2023.
  • The Johnson County Daily Journal and Inside Indiana Business published articles about the ceremonial groundbreaking on a 1 million sft Cooper Tire warehouse in Whiteland, Indiana for which we are doing civil/site engineering.

September 4, 2020
by Marketing Communications
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Round of Applause Roll Call Sets Record

Way to go everyone in recognizing people who go above and beyond to get things done. We saw a record 45 people receive Round of Applause recognition in August. Let’s beat this record and recognize even more people in September! Here’s a salute to last month’s winners.

  • Zack Baker
  • Sam Balog
  • Ted Bleicher
  • Dakota Bosse
  • Jordan Bosse (2)
  • Rory Clouse
  • Ryan Cummins
  • Adam Dahlfors
  • Reva Derhammer
  • AJ Edwards
  • Lindsay Emmons
  • Eric Farny
  • Corey Gilreath
  • Kevin Gorak
  • Gannon Grimmer
  • Nevil Gomes
  • Jenn Gustafson
  • Calvin Herr
  • Justin Hofman
  • Briana Hope
  • Dennis Hutchinson
  • Ammanuiel Kebede
  • Nicole Klass
  • Sara Krock
  • Eric Kuntz (2)
  • Adam Logeman
  • Greg Lorig
  • Jordan Lynam
  • Bill McCuen
  • Tanner McKinney
  • Lily Michal
  • Nick Murphy
  • Brett Myers
  • Courtney Novotny
  • Ken Olson
  • Marshall Rector
  • Todd Richardson
  • Jeremy Ross
  • Branden Slagle
  • Jacob Slick
  • Aleksander Venturino
  • Doug Wolf
  • Jason Wade
  • Kim Wheelock

September 4, 2020
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Healthpoint Happenings – Tidy Up Challenge, Medicare Help

Tidy Up Challenge

Get your best Marie Kondo declutter vibe on and join the Tidy Up Challenge. This challenge invites you to spend 10 minutes a day decluttering your life for 30 days in September. Clean out a drawer. Get rid of clothes you don’t wear. Organize the files on your computer. Delete unnecessary emails. Spruce up your desk. You can choose what you want to declutter. Visit this link and sign up now!

Medicare Help Available

If you are approaching age 65 or have a family member who is, you have a personal advocate to assist you through the education, enrollment, and utilization of Medicare benefits at no cost to you. Andrew Flittner is an expert on Medicare law. Call Andrew at 317.717.1085 or email him at Andrew@isimedicare.com

September 4, 2020
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Staffers Participate in ACEC Indiana HR Forum

Three American Structurepoint employees joined a virtual ACEC Indiana Human Resources Forum last month addressing emerging trends and problem-solving. Adapting policies and programs to deal with the pandemic took center stage when discussing topics such as navigating the “new normal,” recruitment and retention, company culture, diversity, and training. Senior Human Resources Representative Melanie Bucher shared that American Structurepoint held multiple company briefing zoom meetings since the pandemic to engage with staff and keep us informed. She also shared info about the latest survey on corporate culture, and the PointUP committee leading the charge on diversity and inclusion in 2020. Cash Canfield and Ken Olson also participated in the forum.

September 4, 2020
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Community Service in Other Places – Vanessa Shumate

Senior Architect Vanessa Shumate was featured in a social media campaign by ACE Mentor of Indiana promoting the organization and #ACEDay2020. The campaign featured members’ testimonials about their involvement with the organization that creates opportunities for high school students interested in architecture, construction, and engineering careers. Vanessa is a long-time ACE Mentor volunteer currently serves as vice president on the ACE Mentor Indiana board of directors. American Structurepoint provides mentors, financial support, and a scholarship to the organization; our volunteers work with students from Lawrence Township in Indianapolis. Look for a callout coming later about how you can get involved in this school year’s program.

August 7, 2020
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Virtual Ribbon Cutting Celebrates First New Building at 16 Tech

How do you host a ribbon-cutting for the opening of the first new building at the $500 million 16 Tech Innovation District in Indianapolis during a pandemic? Host it virtually of course! A virtual ribbon cutting attended by 300 people via Zoom marked the opening of the $30 million Innovation Building 1 for which we provided civil engineering and environmental services. The ceremony also marked the opening of Gent Avenue that we designed as well as provided the design work for underground utilities. Our design extended the roadway that now connects the nearby Riverside neighborhood to the district’s center.

Innovation Building 1 is a 5-story, 120,000-sft facility serving as the headquarters for multiple biotech, technology, and innovation entities. The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute will have three floors of laboratory space. The building also will be home to the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, and the new headquarters of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, among others. A limited number of dignitaries and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett spoke in person at the event and then cut a 50-foot long ribbon to mark the district’s formal opening. American Structurepoint is honored to be involved in bringing 16 Tech to life!

 

August 7, 2020
by Marketing Communications
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Indy 500 Upgrades Include American Structurepoint Projects

The revamped Georgetown Road

Had fans been permitted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) Sunday, August 23 for the 104th running of the 500 Mile Race, they would have seen improvements courtesy of American Structurepoint. New IMS owner Roger Penske spent $11 million on many upgrades, including an improvement project along Georgetown Road for which we provided civil/site engineering and land surveying services. Georgetown Road is one of the main arteries leading to the track, and we removed two lanes of road to improve fan access behind the bleachers on the front straightaway. Improvements also include two new parking lots for which we also did civil/site engineering and land surveying. Drivers along Georgetown Road can enjoy the new roadway now, and the parking lots will be ready and waiting when fans return to the track in 2021. And remember to watch the race August 23 on NBC TV and the NBC Sports app; coverage starts at 1 p.m., with the green flag dropping at 2:30 p.m.

 

August 7, 2020
by Marketing Communications
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We Are A Best Employer in Ohio!

Our Columbus design center earned a spot on the 2020 Best Employers in Ohio List created by Crain’s Cleveland Business and the Best Companies Group. The list contained 42 companies. Among the reasons Crain’s cited for our inclusion on the list are lunch and learn sessions covering career development and retirement account information and our bonus vacation program that provides an extra week of pay or a week of time off for staff after two full years of employment.

August 7, 2020
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Happy Retirement to Webb Bernhardt

A safe, socially distanced retirement reception celebrating Webb Bernhardt’s 19 years of service to American Structurepoint went well Friday, July 31. Well-wishers wore masks, stayed six feet apart, and offered fist and elbow bumps instead of handshakes when greeting Webb in The Point café.

During his tenure in the Construction Solutions and Utility Infrastructure groups, Webb not only was an exceptional employee, but he also served as a great mentor to less experienced staff. Company President and COO Rick Conner wrote this on a banner keepsake containing signatures and personal notes for Webb.

“Congratulations on an outstanding career and a well-deserved retirement. You wrote ‘the book’ on professionalism, and I’m glad you’ve been part of our organization. Lots of cool projects, lots of rewarding memories!”

From all of us at American Structurepoint, thank you, Webb, for all your hard work and dedication. Best wishes on your next adventure!

August 7, 2020
by Marketing Communications
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Working to Improve Noblesville Connectivity

American Structurepoint staff masked up and socially distanced to answer residents’ questions during a July 29 public meeting for Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen’s top infrastructure priority to improve east-west connectivity. The public meeting was part of the state environmental process requiring due diligence in selecting a preferred alternative for the new east-west corridor.  Project Development Director Mike Maurovich and Senior Project Engineer Tanner McKinney attended the session; American Structurepoint is providing program management, road design, and engineering services for the alternatives under consideration.

August 7, 2020
by Marketing Communications
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Celebrating July’s Big Wins

We continue to celebrate big wins. Here’s a recap about July’s major wins

  • Avery Road and Rings Road/Cara Road Intersection Improvement – American Structurepoint will first provide preliminary design and cost estimates for two intersection options for the City of Dublin – signalized and roundabout. City officials will choose one of the options, and our engineering staff will proceed to final right-of-way and design work.
  • US 20 Complete Streets – We were chosen to provide preliminary and construction engineering services for a complete streets project along portions of US 20 and Lake Street in Gary, Indiana. The project will revitalize the US 20 corridor adjacent to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s Double Track project that will provide quicker transportation between Northwest Indiana and Chicago. The US 20 project includes improved sidewalks, a new underground stormwater detention, decorative lighting, new intersection signage, ADA-compliant curb ramps, and pedestrian refuge islands.
  • On-Call Construction Inspection Services, Seymour District: American Structurepoint will provide on-call construction inspection services for up to 20 assignments during a four-year period in INDOT’s Seymour District. We have seen a good run of success in winning on-call assignments in the Seymour District by maintaining long-standing relationships and building new ones in southeast and south central Indiana. Our team strives to deliver top-notch service while providing exceptional communication to and with key stakeholders.
  • Minot AFB Building 121: American Structurepoint will provide the architecture, interior design, civil engineering, and structural engineering with our design-build partner CMS. The project involves a complete interior renovation as well as the civil/site upgrades of a secure communications building at Minot Air Force Base in Minot, North Dakota.

August 7, 2020
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Mask Up, American Structurepoint

Jack Lashenik, Indianapolis

Have you shared a photo of yourself sporting your favorite mask to our PhotoCircle album? You are missing out on some fun pics. Take a look at these select photos: It’s not too late: Join the circle now and share those pics at https://join.photocircleapp.com/T5AXRGQZ6X.  Use pin 069469 to join the 2020 – Adapting To Change group!

Carl Hennings, Columbus

Jason Greene, Evansville Construction Solutions, at the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway

August 7, 2020
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Promotion News: Congrats to Matt Wright

We congratulate Matt Wright on his promotion to federal sector leader within the Architecture + Interiors Group. Having worked with Dan Weinheimer and other group leaders for the past several years, Matt is stepping into the federal sector role upon Dan’s retirement. His niche expertise in designing secure spaces for top-secret operation centers and research facilities has given us a competitive advantage in both the federal and higher education markets. Matt is also part of the overall company federal practice that has won work in 33 states over the past five years, and he will continue to work with our Civil, Structural, and Planning groups in the pursuit of multidisciplinary projects that showcase our company’s strengths. Matt is an extremely capable project manager and has become adept at steering through the extensive list of federal agencies and programs to find effective opportunities for the group and our company. We wish Matt continued success in his new role.

August 7, 2020
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Reva Derhammer Becomes Company’s First WELL-Accredited Professional

Join us in congratulating Reva Derhammer for earning her WELL Building Standard Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential! Reva is one of less than 10 people who currently hold this credential in Indiana.

The WELL Building Standard® is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. Acquiring this building standard certification is an increasingly popular request among clients and will become even more important post-COVID.

As our first employee to obtain this credential, Reva will serve as an asset within the Architecture + Interiors Group, and companywide, for how to create spaces that improve occupant health and for explaining the importance, using data driven information, of implementing these practices.

Way to go Reva! We look forward to seeing the impact of these happy, healthy buildings.

August 7, 2020
by Marketing Communications
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Environments For Aging Magazine Features Column By Vanessa Shumate

Senior Project Architect Vanessa Shumate, besides being a talented designer and dedicated mentor, now is a published author detailing her passion for designing senior-living facilities. Editorial leadership at Environments for the Aging Magazine asked Shumate to write a first-person essay for their “The Spark” column appearing in the Summer 2020 issue. The Spark shares personal accounts that inspire individuals to dedicate their careers to improving environments for seniors.

Vanessa tells of helping her mother care for her grandparents so they could continue to live in their Eastern Kentucky 1900s-era farmhouse rather than move into a senior-care facility. Her experiences at a very young age inspired her to design award-winning communities where seniors live active lives.

“As I grew up, I continued to think about the lessons I learned on that farm and the resources required to help individuals stay active and free of limitations as they age. I’ve taken all the lessons from my grandparents and from working in a church environment and applied them to the projects I design,” Shumate wrote. You can check out the entire column here.