November 6, 2019
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American Structurepoint In The News

Our projects were mentioned in media coverage 18 times in October. Check out this month’s news recap.

  • The opening of Howard Avenue in Rockville, Indiana, garnered media attention from WTWO/WAWV. American Structurepoint provided roadway design and construction inspection for the project. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • In a Building Indiana Business article, Ben Braun discussed American Structurepoint’s strategy to develop construction industry talent. Ben was cited among a handful of construction industry leaders.
  • A construction milestone was met as the final beam was laid for the new Indiana University Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington. Media outlets, including WTIU/WFIU, the Indiana University website, Healthcare Design Magazine, and Inside Indiana Business reported, on the building’s progression. We provided structural engineering and civil engineering services for the project
  • The Lafayette Journal & Courier updated the public on the status of construction of Loeb Stadium. Crews are moving forward with demolition of the site. American Structurepoint is providing architectural design services for the new facility.
  • IndyGo is working to improve the timeliness and consistency of the Red Line buses. The Indiana Business Journal reported on IndyGo’s efforts to keep buses on schedule.
  • The City of Elkhart, Indiana is purchasing the former Bayer building for construction of new combined police and fire stations. American Structurepoint is contracted to provide design, construction documentation, and procurement and construction services for the project. The Elkhart Truth reported on the acquisition. Rick Conner was directly quoted about the pricing of the new facility.
  • Two American Structurepoint-designed sports facilities were mentioned in the Stadium Journey’s ranking of the Top Ballparks of Indiana. The Kokomo Municipal Ballpark ranked as the sixth-best summer collegiate ballpark. The article referenced that fact that the design of the Kokomo Ballpark is being used to inspire renovations of Loeb Stadium.
  • American Structurepoint was offered a special thanks for their sponsorship of the Riverview Health Foundation Masquerade Ball, an event held to raise funds and celebrate the generosity of donors for supporting the newly named Courtney Cox Cole Infusion Center. The Times (Hamilton County Online Newspaper) reported on the fundraiser.
  • Epeak World News reported on a military and veteran networking event at the Ohio State University held for students with a military background who are entering the STEM workforce. American Structurepoint was one of 11 companies onsite for the event.
  • American Structurepoint’s work on the Refresh Evansville water distribution improvement project was mentioned in the Evansville Courier & Press. On the heels of a major $2.7 million portion of the project, Project Manager Brian Fox provided insight on upcoming construction. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • Milestone Contractors plans to spend $11 million to build a new headquarters and maintenance hub in Beech Grove, Indiana. We are providing architectural design and civil engineering services for both buildings. The Indianapolis Business Journal reported on the news.
  • News of a Hammond Redevelopment Commission meeting was reported in the Chicago Tribune. Among talk of budget cuts and expectations for 2020, American Structurepoint’s work on the conceptual drawings a new trailhead in the community received mention.
  • An updated, more thorough look at what a new county government annex and renovated courthouse in Albion, Indiana might look like appeared in the KPC News. American Structurepoint will provide detailed drawings room by room. Dan Weinheimer was directly quoted in the article.
  • Red Line ridership numbers for September are in. According to the Indianapolis Star, IndyGo reported 230,651 boardings in September, which averages to nearly 7,700 riders per day. We provided traffic engineering and design services for the Red Line.
  • Inside Indiana Business reported on the hiring of Rob Schoeck as healthcare practice leader for the Architecture + Interiors Group.

October 2, 2019
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State Road 37 Breaks Ground in Fishers

Monday, September 9 marked the official groundbreaking of the State Road 37 project in Hamilton County. Team members from American Structurepoint joined the City of Fishers, Hamilton County, and INDOT to celebrate the important milestone. With an ultimate goal to improve safety and traffic flow, the transformative project will reconstruct SR 37 from 126th Street to 146th Street and replace traffic signals with roundabout interchanges. 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. Construction on the $140 million project is scheduled to be complete by 2022.

October 2, 2019
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Company Joins Indiana Transportation Team

American Structurepoint is a proud member of the Indiana Transportation Team. The industrywide initiative includes consulting firms, construction contractors, and INDOT partnering to improve working relationships leading to delivering the best highways possible. Cash Canfield and Greg Henneke were among over 75 transportation industry leaders attending the kickoff session and who signed the team’s charter. Cash also serves on the Indiana Transportation Team Steering Committee for INDOT’s LaPorte District. All INDOT districts have formed steering committees that will work to seek quick wins, medium-term, and longer-term solutions all designed to improve working relationships among consulting firms, contractors, and INDOT.

“The Indiana Transportation Team’s core values are cooperation, collaboration, open and honest communication, and trust to provide the safest, highest-quality and best-maintained transportation network in the country,” Cash says. “I encourage each staff member to do his or her part to make the Indiana Transportation Team a success and better serve INDOT, which is our company’s biggest client.”

All of our Transportation Division employees will be hearing from Cash personally to learn more details about the initiative. Marketing Communications also is doing its part by adding the Indiana Transportation Team logo and message to all INDOT proposals.

Cash Canfield (center) signs the Indiana Transportation Team charter

October 2, 2019
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Greg Henneke, Wife Martha O’Connor Receive ARTI Award

Our very own Senior Executive Vice President Greg Henneke and his wife, Martha O’Connor, were recognized by the Arts Council of Indianapolis for their volunteerism in the Indianapolis arts and cultural community. More than 1,000 arts, business, and civic leaders came together to celebrate the kickoff of the 2019-2020 Indianapolis arts season at the 33rd annual Start with Art event presented by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Schahet Hotels. Greg and Martha received an ARTI Award for their role in blending longtime patronage, financial support, advocacy, and audience development with significant contributions of professional expertise and guidance in helping the Phoenix Theatre and Cabaret navigate new funding sources, infrastructure improvements, and more to set up these important new arts venues for success. Greg sends this message to employees. “Martha and I were astounded, grateful, and humbled by this great honor! We support the arts in Indy because we enjoy the people and the many offerings available in the Indy arts scene, the depth of which is incredible,” Greg says. “Martha and I would like to thank all the people, mainly within the Marketing Services Group at American Structurepoint, for the countless hours in support of our efforts. Your talents are truly amazing, and we are so grateful for all your help!” Watch a video shown at the awards ceremony by clicking here.

October 2, 2019
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Employees Participate In Leadership Endeavors

TrueU Leader in Training Program

American Structurepoint’s next group of leaders are advancing through the trueU Leader in Training (LIT) program. Catherine Pallotta (Utility Infrastructure Group), Sam Ponder (IT Group), and Julie Kost (Marketing Services Group) are each in different stages of their six-month, immersive leadership journey. Ross Nixon (Civil Engineering Group) will join trueU in November. The program covers a variety of leadership topics. It includes project work, reading outside of class time, and a final capstone team project. As our leaders work toward completing the program, it is clear that their dedication and time commitment to the program is fueling a transformation that will boost their leadership capabilities to an even higher standard.

 

Nick Peterson, AIA Joins Christopher Kelley Leadership Program

A big congratulations to one of our architects! Nick Peterson, AIA, was selected to be a part of the 2020 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. Nick 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 Nick, wish him well in this awesome opportunity.

October 2, 2019
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Maurovich’s Roundabout Webinar Reaches Hundreds

Mike Maurovich, project development director in our Transportation Group, presented to a national audience of nearly 1,000 people in a Transportation Research Board webinar. His presentation highlighted our Allen County Bass Road Reconstruction project and focused on overcoming obstacles in roundabout implementation. As industry leaders in roundabout design, we are dedicated to promoting the safe and effective use of roundabouts. We always welcome the opportunity to share, and Mike did a fantastic job presenting – he even received highly satisfactory feedback from attendees. Take a moment to congratulate Mike on a job well done!

October 2, 2019
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Vanderburgh County CIPP Receives Award

The Vanderburgh County Transportation Capital Improvement Plan and Program (CIPP) received an Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) Achievement Award. American Structurepoint performed an analysis and developed a transportation capital improvement plan and program to address Vanderburgh County’s future infrastructure needs. The CIPP ranks every transportation need for the next 20 years by priority and feasibility and encompasses 550+ miles of publicly maintained roads. It covers all modes of transportation – motor vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle – as well as drainage projects. We are honored to have provided our expertise to complete the first-ever comprehensive plan of its kind undertaken by Vanderburgh County officials.

October 2, 2019
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Benefits Buzz: New Wellness Program

 

New Wellness Program Arrives

Have you checked out our new wellness program called WellRight? WellRight brings a platform filled with fresh and fun challenges that will meet you where you are in your wellness journey. Unlimited online wellness coaching for you and your family will also be available to help you set and meet your wellness goals. For those on our medical plan, be on the lookout for an email from WellRight to schedule your screening. This year you must complete the Health Risk Assessment and nicotine affidavit before you can schedule your screening. Wellness screenings are coming in November, so be on the lookout for more information.

Open Enrollment is Just Around the Corner

Don’t lose benefit coverage for yourself and your family. Open enrollment is the one time of year you can make changes to your benefits without a qualifying life event and it is scheduled for October 28 through November 8. Please attend an open enrollment meeting or listen to a recorded version.

Open enrollment meeting sessions:

Indianapolis

Thursday, October 24, 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Friday, October 25, Noon and 2 p.m.

Columbus

Tuesday, October 29, 1 p.m.

October 2, 2019
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Recycling Program Returns to Indianapolis Design Center

The Indianapolis design center introduced a new recycling program that began, September 11. Included below are all the details you need to know to make sure your recyclable items get processed properly.

What can and cannot be recycled?

  • Can: paper, cardboard, metal cans, plastics #1 thru #7 paper food containers
  • Can’t: plastic bags, foam products, construction debris, electronics, plastic food wrappers
  • See infographic for more details

Recycling Tote Location:

  • Second Floor:  Near the freight elevator and in the proposal prep area
  • Third Floor:  In the plot room and in the hallway just outside the plot room
  • Fourth Floor:  Near the freight elevator

Process:

  • Cleaning service staff will set the totes outside on Wednesday evening and bring them inside on Thursday.
  • Cleaning service staff will empty the second- and third-floor individual blue recycling trash cans on Monday evening. The fourth-floor individual blue recycling trash cans will be emptied on Tuesday evening. You’re welcome to empty your own blue recycling trash can into the green totes periodically if needed.
  • Ray’s Trash will empty the totes every Thursday.

October 2, 2019
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Land Surveying Group Hits the Track

The Land Surveying Group hit the track at K1 Speed in Fishers for an afternoon of indoor karting. Their annual department outing proved to be a competitive adventure. Randy Windhorst took the podium as the winner of the fast heat and Alex Pappas took first place in the slow heat.

October 2, 2019
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PointUP Lunch and Learn – Strategies for Identifying and Reducing Unconscious Bias

PointUP hosted a crowd of over 70 employees, in person and via GoTo Meeting, for an interactive and informative lunch and learn. Guest speaker Thresette Briggs engaged the audience with strategies for reducing unconscious bias. During the presentation, she outlined the four kinds of unconscious bias including:

  • Affinity Bias – leads to favoring people who are like us
  • Confirmation Bias – tendency to interpret, focus, and remember in a way that confirms preconceptions
  • Halo Effect Bias – one good thing means everything else is good
  • Cloven Hoof Bias – generalizing one negative aspect and applying it to all performance

Additional information and a copy of the presentation can be found here.

October 2, 2019
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Brandon Farley Presents at ULI Breakfast Series

Attendees at the Urban Land Institute Indiana September Breakfast Series event heard from Brandon Farley, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (Architecture + Interiors Group), who covered some of the issues architects see as drivers for the future of the architecture industry. His presentation – Design, Construction, and Disruption: How Automation, AI, and Big Data are Influencing the Industry – focused on how technology is addressing and informing how structures are designed and built.

With generative design & big data, “architects will still define the problem and select solutions,” says Brandon Farley. “We’ll just be able to do it faster.”

October 2, 2019
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Greg Susemichel Hosts Lunch-n-Learn

Investigative Group Leader Greg Susemichel presented a Lunch-n-Learn titled Building Enclosure Problems to over 40 Cushman & Wakefield property managers and facility engineers. From roof to foundation, Greg discussed various issues one may encounter during daily building management.

October 2, 2019
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September Round of Applause Recipients

We’re giving a round of applause to these nine employees who went above and beyond for their coworkers in September.

  • Zack Baker
  • Jordan Barker
  • R.C. Berger
  • Ted Bleicher
  • Julie Kost
  • Ken Moorhead
  • Melody Niquette (x2)
  • Randy Robison
  • Anna Skelton

October 2, 2019
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Community Service News

The Community Service fund received payroll contributions totaling $3,193.50, and the company match brought us to $6,387.00 in incoming funds for the month of September. We have more than 130 employee contributors! The funds are used to assist organizations recommended by our staff.

Commitment forms are available via Pinnacle if you would like to 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

Columbus Center for Human Services – For over 34 years, the Columbus Center for Human Services has worked to enhance the lives of people living with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The organization provides the individuals it supports with person-centered plans to live with as much self-determination and independence as possible. A $250 donation was sent to the organization, recommended by Conner Brintlinger (Columbus design center, Business Development).

School on Wheels – School on Wheels’ mission is to provide one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children in Indianapolis who are impacted by homelessness. The organization currently serves nearly 400 children each year. A donation of $1,000 was made to the group, brought to our attention by Tracy McGill (Indianapolis design center, Land Surveying).

Enrique – A $1,000 donation was made to assist with medical expenses for a Northwest Indiana resident who recently suffered a spinal cord injury. We were made aware of Enrique’s need by Eric Wolverton (Highland design center, Transportation).

I.W.I.N. Foundation – The IWIN (Indiana Women in Need) Foundation supports individuals statewide receiving treatment for breast cancer by relieving emotional, physical, and financial burdens. Professional services facilitated by the foundation include childcare, housekeeping, yard maintenance, massage therapy, photography services, meals, yoga classes, exercise classes, transportation assistance, and medication assistance. A $500 contribution was sent to foundation, on the recommendation of Jenn Gustafson (Indianapolis design center, Civil).

Frank Family – A central Indiana family has been impacted by severe weather-related damage to their home and a cancer diagnosis for their primary wage-earner. One thousand dollars was donated to this family, brought to our attention by Luke Kahren (Indianapolis design center, Business Development).

Smoke Detectors in Sheridan – The Town of Sheridan’s fire department will be able to provide smoke detectors to its residents thanks in part to a $250 donation from American Structurepoint’s community service fund. The cause was recommended by Russ Wilson (Indianapolis design center, Investigative) and Kent Moore (Indianapolis office, Business Development), in memory of the late Joe Grinstead, an American Structurepoint employee and Sheridan resident.

Upcoming Activities

DREAM Christmas – We’re joining DREAM Alive again this year to brighten the holidays for Indianapolis-area families in need. Volunteers will be needed for three different events within the program (shopping with scholars, wrapping party, and the DREAM Christmas event).

Santa is anticipated to visit our Indianapolis headquarters on December 6 (for an after-hours adults-only event) and December 7 (for photo opportunities for all). Holiday Mania returns on Friday, December 13. Electronic shopping options will be available for those who can’t attend in person.

Other Community Service News

Pickled Pedaler Outing – A group of 2018 Holiday Mania fundraiser prize winners pedaled their way through the streets of Indianapolis on the Pickled Pedaler party bike. David Mohler and Jack Lashenik hosted Paul Johnson, Melanie Bucher, Liza Trant, Meagan Perratore, Paul Johnson, and Derrek Day for the pub and brewery tour in downtown Indianapolis. Keep watching for information about the fun in store for this year’s Holiday Mania activities.

October 2, 2019
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American Structurepoint In The News

Our projects were mentioned in media coverage 22 times in September. Check out this month’s news recap.

  • American Structurepoint is providing construction inspection services for an Evansville Water & Utility project. The Evansville Courier & Press updated the public on the timeline of construction, and a local stakeholder mentioned American Structurepoint’s attentiveness to the public’s questions and concerns throughout the entire process.
  • Media outlets continued to report on the Loeb Stadium groundbreaking. Building Indiana published an article highlight American Structurepoint’s work on the architectural design.
  • The groundbreaking of the State Road 37 project in Fishers garnered a significant amount of media attention. Outlets covering the event include the Indiana Business Journal, Inside Indiana Business, Larry in Fishers Blog, Fox 59, the Indianapolis Star, Noblesville Times, and WRTV Channel 6.
  • The Red Line remains a hot media item. WTHR Channel 13, WISH-TV Channel 8, and WRTV 6 reported on ridership updates and reaction from the public.
  • American Structurepoint’s Tak Kai Pang, Utility Infrastructure Group, authored a publication for Aim Indiana. The article focuses on ways to harvest value from your wastewater treatment plant.
  • American Structurepoint led a three-firm team to produce a regional development plan for the Our Southern Indiana Regional Development Authority. The plan, now completed and sent to the Indiana Economic Development Commission, was mentioned in the news by Louisville Business First, Inside Indiana Business, and the Madison County Courier.
  • American Structurepoint provided detailed schematic drawings for a possible annex for some Noble County offices in Albion, Indiana. Both Dan Weinheimer and Matt Wright presented refined options to the commissioners. They were also both quoted in the KPC News
  • The Good Scout Award, presented every year by the Boy Scouts of the Wabash Valley, was presented this month. The Tribune-Star reported on the award presentation. American Structurepoint was listed as a First Class Scout Sponsor.
  • In an article addressing the prosperity of Richmond, Indiana’s downtown area, the Palladium-Item reported on the City’s partnership with a market analysis firm to examine opportunities. This insight will further inform American Structurepoint’s comprehensive plan, which was also mentioned in the article.
  • Columbus Business First updated readers about a proposed mixed-use high tower project to be built near Ohio University. American Structurepoint is providing land surveying and civil engineering services for the 10-story tower at the corner of High and North streets.
  • Costs to build the new Indiana University Health Bloomington Regional Academic Health Center have risen to $557 million, reports The Bloomington Herald-Times. American Structurepoint is providing structural and civil engineering services for the project.
  • Three solutions developed by American Structurepoint engineers to lessen flood damage from future hurricanes and tropical storms in Bonita Springs, Florida, received coverage in The Naples Daily News. The newspaper article quoted Jared Wilkerson and David Haas.
  • The Bloomington Herald-Times updated readers on plans for the Fullerton Pike Phase III project in that city. American Structurepoint has designed three options for Phase III and needs public comment; the article quoted project manager Patrick Wooden.

October 2, 2019
by Marketing Communications
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Save the Date: Holiday Party December 14

Save the date for the annual holiday party! The night of festive fun is set for 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, December 14. We will return to the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis for food, fun, and dancing! You can expect more details soon.