August 2, 2021
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Four Projects Earn First-Place Awards From ACI Indiana

Four American Structurepoint projects earned the top prize in various categories in the Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Institute’s Annual Awards Competition. Read on for the details.

Hammond Sportsplex – First Place, Institutional Category

The 135,000-sft Hammond Sportsplex & Community Center provides multiple avenues for physical activity and wellness for Hammond residents. It also is a regional and national youth sports hub destination for tournaments, providing a catalyst for tourism and economic development activity in Hammond. American Structurepoint provided architecture, interior design, structural engineering, and civil engineering services for the project.

dormakaba Manufacturing – First Place, Commercial 1 (Industrial, Manufacturing)

Our firm provided structural engineering, civil engineering, architectural, land surveying, and environmental services for a major expansion of dormakaba’s manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Indianapolis. The 200,000-sft expansion allowed dormakaba to grow its production of secure locks and access solutions for multiple market sectors.

IU Bloomington Hospital and Clinic – First Place, Healthcare

American Structurepoint provided structural engineering services for the new 620,000-sft IU Health Bloomington hospital, located on the Indiana University Regional Academic Health Center campus. This new facility, scheduled to open in fall, will replace the existing IU Health Hospital in Bloomington.

Commerce Center Mixed-Used Development – First Place, Multi-Family Structure

The Commerce Center, located in downtown South Bend, is a 10-story building with 20,000 sft of retail space, office space, a 625-space parking garage, and a residential tower for 144 apartment units. We provided structural engineering services for this project.

August 2, 2021
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Cash Canfield To Lead ACEC Indiana

Congratulations to our very own Cash Canfield (Indianapolis Design Center) as he begins his term as ACEC Indiana’s 2021-2022 president. In a column appearing in this month’s ACEC Indiana newsletter, Cash outlined four industry issues ACEC Indiana is actively addressing during the next year.

  1. Workforce development – Fewer students entering the engineering and construction fields coupled with baby boomers retiring in increasing numbers are creating staffing challenges for many firms. ACEC Indiana is looking at developing more programs to address the shortage of professionals in market sectors.
  2. Structural safety – This is a hot issue under more scrutiny in light of the Florida condominium collapse. ACEC Indiana continues to work with the state’s Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission to undertake regular, incremental build code updates to ensure building safety.
  3. Cyber threats – ACEC Indiana’s IT forum offers member firms opportunities to learn more about how to protect against hacks and ransomware attacks.
  4. Changing work environments – ACEC Indiana is involved in helping member firms navigate the issues around adapting to the “new normal” workplace from improving inclusiveness to hybrid office settings combining remote work and work-from-home schedules with the traditional office setting.

“I am looking forward to leading ACEC Indiana during this exciting and critical time for our organization as we contemplate growth and continued stability,” Cash said. “In particular, I am excited to lead the organization in updating our strategic plan. ACEC Indiana is constantly looking for ways to provide additional value to our membership.”

August 2, 2021
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Project Update: I-66 Construction Video

Check out this recent video update our design partners shared depicting steel curved bridge girders and straddle bents being put into place at the I-66 and I-495 interchange. We designed these bridges for this interchange in northern Virginia. Here’s a few key facts about the operation:

  • Straddle bents fabricated in two places
  • 32 individual steel bridge girders set
  • 25,150 bolts, nuts, and washers installed in the field

August 2, 2021
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Gary Sanitary District Groundbreaking Ceremony

In July, we celebrated the beginning of the Gary Sanitary District 13th Avenue Sewer Improvement Project with a groundbreaking ceremony alongside Gary Mayor Jerome Prince, US Congressman Frank Mrvan, and the US Army Corps of Engineers. The project, designed by American Structurepoint, will replace nearly 1,900 linear feet of existing 42-inch and 48-inch poured-in-place concrete sanitary sewer with new reinforced concrete pipe. Construction for the improvement project began in May and is set to wrap up in August. The project received $2.3 million in federal funding, while the city’s sanitary district paid $756,103 for the project, or a 25% cash match.  The project will improve quality of life and public health and encourage economic development and job creation. This project is expected to accommodate the needs of the City for the next 50 years. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3hNTIBu

Business Development Director John Kennedy, US Congressman Frank Mrvan, and Vice President Chris Murphy

August 2, 2021
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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Parkview Apartments Completion

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked completion of the Parkview Apartments project in Huber Heights, a Dayton-area suburb. American Structurepoint provided land surveying, civil engineering, and construction staking services for the development consisting of 50 multi-family residential buildings designed in the “modern farmhouse” architectural style. The units are built into the rolling hills of a 16-acre property overlooking Carriage Hill Metro Park. Parkview features luxury apartments, townhouses, and carriage homes and includes amenities such as clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool, fitness center, and community garden. We are proud to help our client, Metropolitan Holdings, bring this exciting project to life.

August 2, 2021
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Alan Ulrich Selected For Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program

Congratulations are in order for one of our architects! Project Architect Alan Ulrich (Indianapolis Design Center) will be one of 16 individuals joining the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Indiana Chapter Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program Class of 2021-2022. The year-long program seeks to train and nurture the next generation of leaders in architecture. Alan was selected after participating in a statewide application process in which emerging professionals showed examples of career success and community involvement. The curriculum focuses on core professional skills such as entrepreneurship and firm management, working together and collaboration, the art of negotiation, client development, community leadership, industry trends, and developing his future career. The first session meets in September. The next time you see Alan, wish him well in this awesome opportunity.

August 2, 2021
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American Structurepoint Makes 2021 Best Employers in Ohio List

Our Columbus design center earned a spot on the 2021 Best Employers in Ohio List created by Crain’s Cleveland Business and the Best Companies Group. The list contained 20 companies.  The publication listed several reasons for our inclusion on the list, such as our bonus vacation program providing an extra week of pay or a week of time off for staff after two full years of employment and our over $500,000 investment in IT infrastructure to ensure a seamless transition to remote capabilities during Covid-19. The source also highlighted our internal diversity and inclusion committee, PointUP, that provides support and networking tools to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

August 2, 2021
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Intern Day 2021

American Structurepoint hosted our annual Intern Day on July 21. Our interns began their day with breakfast at our Indy Design Center where they warmed up with an icebreaker and introduced themselves to one another. After breakfast, they regrouped at St. Mary’s Child Center in Indianapolis where they participated in community service tasks including painting a classroom, cleaning and wiping down classroom furniture, spreading mulch in the front playground, moving furniture into correct classrooms, and reorganizing some of the classrooms for the faculty. After the community service portion, they attended a panel luncheon at TopGolf in Fishers. The speakers were Megan Wiles (president of the Noblesville Common Council and executive director – Riverview Health Foundation), Chuck Fewel (Greenfield mayor), John Nail (city engineer, City of Westfield), Jennifer Beck (senior project manager at INDOT’s Greenfield District) and our very own Rick Conner. The panelists shared with the interns what they do and how they are involved in the different sectors of business with their jobs. The interns were also able to spend most of the time asking the panelists questions reflecting on their own careers and for future career advice. After lunch, the interns were assigned to different bays to relax, play golf, reflect on their day, mingle with their fellow interns, and network with some American Structurepoint employees as well. Thank you to everyone who participated in and contributed to Intern Day 2021; it was a huge success, and we already are looking forward to next year’s Intern Day!

August 2, 2021
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Water For People 5K Run/Walk – Sign Up Now!

Time remains for you to sign up for the 15th Annual Run for World Water 5KRun/Walk benefitting set for Saturday, August 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Team photo is at 8:30 a.m., and the event steps off at 9 a.m. at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports along the downtown Indianapolis canal. Click here for online sign up, and remember to also click here for internal sign up.

August 2, 2021
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Benefits Buzz – It’s All About Wellness!

Fresh Air Challenge – Wellness is in the air during August – especially in the outside air. The Fresh Air Challenge invites you to walk outside for 20 minutes each day for 30 days, rain or shine, from August 1. Click here and sign up for text message alerts to track your progress.

Shout out ahead – Here’s a big shout out to Senior CAD Technician Patrick Beliveau (Tampa Design Center) and Project Manager Jamie Stetzel (Indianapolis Design Center). Both successfully tracked and completed the Buns Guns and Abs Challenge. Way to go!

Wellness screenings coming in September – Keep an eye out for more information on our upcoming wellness screenings for the 2022 calendar year. Screenings will begin the week of September 27.

August 2, 2021
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Chili Cookoff Set for October 1

Chili connoisseurs – it’s time to get fired up and concoct an award-winning chili dish. The Chili Cookoff makes a triumphant return Friday, October 1 at The Point Café. Invites have been sent for clients to attend. Check your email for info on how to sign up to compete in the hottest, funnest chili cookoff east of Hatch, New Mexico, the chili capital of the world!

August 2, 2021
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Company Picnic Just Days Away!

Anticipation is building for the 2021 company picnic set for this Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. We hope to see you there! Here’s the schedule:

2-9 p.m.  Unlimited rides on the train, carousel, and roller coaster!
4-6 p.m.  Food/drinks in private picnic pavilion
7 p.m.  Park closes to general public; open for American Structurepoint guests until 9 p.m.
7:30 p.m.  Private dolphin show

August 2, 2021
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Round of Applause Roll Call For July

Here’s a salute to the 18 employees receiving Round of Applause recognition in July. Remember, it’s as easy as 1,2,3 to thank an employee for going the extra mile.

  1. Start an email to roa@structurepoint.com.
  2. Write a few sentences about what the person did and when
  3. Press send, and HR does the rest!
  • Alice Aldis, Civil Engineering Group
  • Jerrica Andrew, Land Surveying Group
  • Alyssa Benedict, Bridge Group
  • Eric Brummett, Land Surveying Group
  • Josh Cantu, IT Solutions Group
  • Ruben Castilla, Texas Road Group
  • Willie Elliot, Land Surveying Group
  • Dustin Foster, Investigative Group
  • Don Gillie, Investigative Group
  • Nevil Gomes, Bridge Group
  • Megan King, Accounting Group
  • Anna Mencharca, Planning + Economic Development Group
  • Eddie McCoy, Road Group
  • Melody Niquette, Marketing Services Group
  • Randy Robison, Architecture + Interiors Groups
  • Joe Schmitz, Bridge Group
  • Joe Sutton, Land Surveying Group
  • Randy Windhorst, Land Surveying Group

August 2, 2021
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Community Service News

The Community Service fund increased by $2,948.50 for the second half of June 2021 and by an additional $5,987 in July 2021, thanks to our employee payroll contributors and the company’s dollar-for-dollar match.

Get Involved

  • You can become a contributor to the Give Back fund by completing a commitment form, available by searching for “Community Service” on Pinnacle. Every dollar donated by employees is fully matched by the company.
  • All donations are driven by suggestions from American Structurepoint’s employees. If you have a suggestion for an organization that could use assistance, please complete a donation request form, also available via Pinnacle. Requests for assistance are accepted year-round. The community service fund supports:
  1. Families or children in need
  2. Emergency shelters
  3. Elderly
  4. Literacy and schools
  5. Armed services
  6. Honoring/remembering an American Structurepoint employee

Is your team, group, or design center planning a volunteer activity? Please send an email to “CommunityService” prior to the event. Funds may be available to complement your project!

August 2, 2021
by Marketing Communications
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American Structurepoint in the News

American Structurepoint projects and people appeared in the news media 13 times in July. Here’s a recap:

  • CMS Corporation issued a press release announcing the $500 million US Navy IDIQ MACC contract the firm landed for Rota, Spain. The release mentioned that we are the designer of record for all task orders under the contract.
  • The Bloomington Herald-Times and Becker’s Hospital Review reported about plans to open the new $557 million Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital this fall. We provided civil engineering and structural engineering for the hospital located on the IU Regional Academic Health Center campus.
  • The Times of Northwest Indiana wrote an article about the beginning of the Gary Sanitary District 13th Avenue Sewer Improvement Project designed by our utility infrastructure professionals. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • Columbus Indiana Radio Station 106.1 reported that American Structurepoint and Hitchcock Design Group were chosen to design the 1821 Trail Extension in that city.
  • com reported that American Structurepoint is providing engineering services for a 278,148-sft speculative industrial building in Plainfield.
  • The Bloomington Herald Times and Bloomington Radio station WSLM published articles about the recent INDOT public hearing for the SR 45/46 Bypass Improvement Project for which we are providing engineering and environmental services. The Bloomington HT published a photo of Project Manager Josh Iddings (Indianapolis Design Center) talking with attendees about the project and mentioned Staff Geologist Kaitlynn Walker (Indianapolis Design Center) as a contact for submitting public comments about the project.
  • The Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) published an in-depth article discussing next steps in the attempt to co-locate the Indiana School for the Deaf and the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired onto one campus. The article mentioned the capital needs assessment and master plan that we completed for the Indiana General Assembly Task Force in 2019.
  • Another IBJ article mentioned our Glasswater Creek of Whitestown project while detailing plans for Emmis Communications to take AM radio station 1070 The Fan off the air due to selling property in Whitestown on which the radio station’s transmission tower was located. Emmis sold 5 acres of the 70-acre property to make way for the senior living project that opens later this year.
  • The Hamilton County Reporter published news about the next phase of the Range Line Road project in Carmel that we designed. Construction is now underway on the section between City Center Drive and Elm Street. The roadway is being reduced from 5 lanes to 2 lanes and will feature a landscaped median and a protected bicycle and pedestrian path.
  • The Lafayette Journal & Courier reported on the Lafayette Redevelopment Commission’s vote to move forward with implementing the Third and Fourth streets two-way traffic conversion plan.
  • Plans for Verve Columbus, a 7-story mixed-used development at King Avenue and North High Street in Columbus received approval, according to the Columbus Underground website. We provided civil engineering, land surveying, investigative, and environmental services for the project.

July 1, 2021
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Newman Road Project Receives ISPE Award

The ingenuity and collaborative efforts of our Newman Road Underpass project in West Lafayette has received its second award – this time from the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE-IN). The organization gives the award annually to the most outstanding project in Indiana most notable for its quality of design, function, energy efficiency, and improvement in the environment. The project team used an accelerated bridge construction bridge-slide technique to erect and install a new railroad bridge structure at the underpass. Earlier this year, the project received the Public Works Project of the Year Award for transportation from the Indiana American Public Works Association. American Structurepoint is honored to design and deliver this $12.5 million project enhancing public safety and access to the Purdue Discovery Park District Aerospace.