May 8, 2019
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April’s Round of Applause Recipients

We salute these five Round of Applause recipients who went the extra mile for their coworkers in April. Remember, anyone at any employee level can recognize an employee by submitting an email to HR at roa@structurepoint.com.

  • RC Berger
  • Ted Bleicher
  • Don Gillie
  • Joe Griffith
  • Liza Trant

May 8, 2019
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American Structurepoint Makes Headlines

Our projects were mentioned in media coverage a whopping 30 times in April. Check out this month’s news recap.

  • Our work to design the infrastructure plan for the Phase 5A I-75 Mill Creek Expressway design-build project in Cincinnati is featured in Construction Equipment Guide.com. We are the lead designer engineer for Walsh Construction Company.
  • A late March grand opening celebration at the CEDIA headquarters continued to receive trade publication coverage. UK outlets Hidden Wires.com and Essential Install.com published April articles as did US publications Security Sales and Integration Magazine and CEPro.com. We provided architectural, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering and landscape architecture for this project.
  • The Richmond Palladium-Item reported on our planning team’s work to update that city’s comprehensive plan.
  • The Corydon Democrat quoted Josh Culver while updating their readers about Phase 2A of the Lanesville connector road project in Harrison County, Indiana. We are providing roadway design, construction engineering, and construction inspection services on the project.
  • Ballpark Digest.com  published an update about the Loeb Stadium project in Lafayette, Indiana for which we are providing architectural design services. The Lafayette Journal & Courier  told its readers that over 30 companies submitted bids to work on the project when construction begins in August.
  • The Columbus Republic reported on the groundbreaking of Northside Pediatrics for which we are providing architectural design services. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The Hays Free Press  in Hays County, Texas wrote about a roadway study we conducted exploring building a roundabout at the intersection of North Burleson Street and Spring Branch Drive.
  • The Kokomo Perspective and Newsbug.com reported about a traffic and development study we’ve done for a highway between Meridian Road and Calumet Avenue in Porter County, Indiana.
  • Progress on the Weinbach Avenue Reconstruction project in Evansville warranted coverage via com. We are providing construction inspection services for the new road. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • Phase II of the State Boulevard project in Fort Wayne for which we are providing construction inspection services attracted much local media attention. The Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, WANE Channel 15, and Fort Wayne’s NBC all reported on the project.
  • Building Indiana.com  and trade publication  Becker’s ASC published an update about the Urology of Indiana facility for which we provided architectural design services.
  • Construction plans for SR 37 in Fishers received much media coverage. American Structurepoint is responsible for managing the entire design team for the corridor, and the design of the 126th and 131th street interchanges. The  Larry in Fishers Blog, The Hamilton County Reporter, Radio Station WIBC, WTTV Channel 4, WISH Channel 8, and WXIN Channel 59 all ran stories. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The ribbon-cutting celebration marking the opening of Bastian Solutions’ $8 million manufacturing facility in Westfield attracted much media coverage too. We provided architectural, civil, structural, and landscape architecture services for the center. Coverage included The Indianapolis Star, The Hamilton County Reporter, and Inside Indiana Business. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • Our media day in the sun continued throughout the state as the next phase of the Buffington Harbor Access Road project began in Gary, Indiana. We provided roadway design services for the project reported by The Northwest Times of Indiana, The Gary Post-Tribune, The Chicago Crusader, and Indiana Construction News. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the )
  • The Hamilton County Reporter  published an article about the Home Place Gardens project in Carmel that won a Vitality Award in the Love They Neighborhood Awards honoring community game-changing housing developments. We provided site/civil engineering services for this project.
  • Revisions in a contract for designing the extension of Willowcreek Road from the Portage, Indiana city limits to SR 130 was covered in the Gary Post-Tribune and The Northwest Times of Indiana.

April 2, 2019
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Wear Orange April 10 to Promote Work Zone Safety

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 8-12. This year’s theme is Drive Like You Work Here. With construction season ramping up, this week helps remind everyone to be safe and alert while driving through work zones. We want our employees, contractors, and the public to stay safe while navigating through or working on project areas. We will be celebrating all week long on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter), so go follow us if you don’t already! Wednesday, April 10 is #GoOrange day – be sure to wear orange to work whether it’s an orange shirt, a tie, or even your socks! And don’t forget to share pictures on your own social media accounts of you wearing orange too! For those in the Indy office, we’ll gather for a group photo in the lobby around lunch time.

April 2, 2019
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CEDIA Wins Best in Show at IIDA Interior Design Awards

CEDIA huddle area

Our Architecture + Interiors team won the highest award possible at the 2019 IIDA Interior Design Excellence Awards from among over 100 projects for the CEDIA global headquarters building in Fishers, Indiana. The headquarters won Best in Show and the first-place award in the competition’s Corporate/Commercial New Construction category. Our architectural and interior design team more than succeeded in providing a distinctive high-tech showcase in which CEDIA can display for its members the latest advances in smart-home technology. A real show stopper of the space is a 10-foot-tall wire chandelier above an open staircase that depicts the overall interior design concept blending residential design with a flair of technology. A 3,000-sft experience center is another key component our team designed featuring a living room, bedroom, and a home theatre more powerful than an IMAX to spotlight residential smart technology. Hundreds of people had the opportunity to see the results of our architecture and interior design expertise when CEDIA hosted a grand opening celebration on March 28.  A huge congratulations to everyone who collaborated to design this awesome project!

CEDIA board room

From left to right: American Structurepoint employees attending the March 28 grand opening – Dan Burch, Rob Bray, Carrie Sermersheim, Erica Irvin, and Randy Robison.

 

April 2, 2019
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Two Projects Receive ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards

The Ronald Reagan Parkway and LUX on Capitol projects are recipients of 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards sponsored by ACEC Indiana (American Council of Engineering Companies Indiana Chapter). The Transportation and Structural Engineering staff who worked on the projects were recognized at an awards program on March 12 at the Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel. Read on for the details.

Ronald Reagan Parkway, Hendricks County

Ronald Reagan Parkway, Hendricks County – State Finalist

We entered the $20 million, 1.7-mile segment of Ronald Reagan Parkway that stretches from CR 300N to I-74. This segment completes a much-needed connection linking I-70 in Plainfield to I-74 in Brownsburg. It included an 81-foot concrete I-beam bridge over US 136, an 83-foot concrete I-beam bridge over CSX Railroad, the replacement of two 3-sided culverts over the East Fork of White Lick Creek, and the placement of other small structures under the roadway to handle stormwater. American Structurepoint provided road design, bridge design, right-of-way engineering, environmental, and land surveying services for this segment that opened to traffic in November 2017.

LUX on Capitol student housing project

LUX on Capitol – State Finalist

LUX on Capital is a $50-million, 11-story mixed-used development consisting of three independent buildings aimed at serving the growing student population of the nearby IUPUI campus in Indianapolis. Structural engineering challenges included the tight site constraints and working with structural steel, wood, concrete, and cold-formed framing systems at the development. Our engineers also designed a rammed aggregate piers foundation system for the structures as a unique cost-savings solution for our client.

April 2, 2019
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I-65 Added Travel Lanes Featured in Roads and Bridges Magazine

American Structurepoint’s innovative cost-saving measures for the design-build I-65 added travel lanes project in Clark County are touted in a March article in Roads and Bridges Magazine. The magazine interviewed Wing Lau and Todd Stout about the project involving a complete reconstruction of an 8.05-mile stretch of I-65, ramp resurfacing and patching at two interchanges, superstructure replacement, and widening of four sets of bridges. Todd discussed our management-of-traffic plan that delivered great cost savings for contractor E&B Paving. Our engineers also completed a pavement thickness evaluation that determined the most cost-effective solution was a mill-and-fill on the shoulders to make them usable as driving lanes during MOT in construction. Our MOT also divided the project into quadrants, which helped to keep the project on schedule. For even more details about the project, including how we dealt with bats roosting in a culvert needing replacement, check out the entire article here.

April 2, 2019
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Sewer Upgrade Project Breaks Ground in Gary

Aging clay sewers in one of Gary’s oldest neighborhoods are getting a $2.3 million makeover. The Ambridge sewer rehabilitation project that broke ground on March 19 will rehabilitate more than 8,000 feet of century-old sewer piping in the Ambridge neighborhood. American Structurepoint utility infrastructure engineers reviewed 16,000 feet of video, prepared a preliminary engineering report and cost estimates prior to designing the rehabilitation and replacement of the sewers. Our firm also prepared topography for the project and is doing part-time inspection. Pipeline replacement and rehabilitation will significantly reduce basement backups and overflow, which will improve the health of Gary residents and improve the quality of the water environment.  Cindy Fort, the Ambridge project manager, represented American Structurepoint in the groundbreaking photos, and John Kennedy and John Tucker attended the event.

April 2, 2019
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Metro Indy Hotels Host Grand Openings

Woodspring Suites ribbon cutting

Two new extended-stay hotels in the Indianapolis metro area for which American Structurepoint provided consulting services are now open for guests. The first is a 4-story, 122-room Woodspring Suites within the Anson development near I-65 and Whitestown Parkway in Whitestown. We provided architectural, civil engineering, and land surveying services for the project that is the first extended-stay hotel in Whitestown. Check out this video of the ribbon cutting posted by The Town of Whitestown. The second project is a 4-story, 107-room Home2 Suites by Hilton located in the Ameriplex Business Park in Plainfield, which is close to the Indianapolis International Airport. Our services for this hotel included architectural, civil engineering, structural engineering, and land surveying.

Home2 outdoor seating area

April 2, 2019
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News About Recent Promotions

It is our pleasure to announce three promotions in Road Group. Read on for the details.

Rich Zielinski, PE, has been promoted to regional project development director and team leader. Rich has developed a unique ability to lead, manage, and coordinate resources seamlessly between offices and still maintain high productivity. In addition to his responsibilities in leading the roadway design staff in our Highland and Fort Wayne offices, we are promoting Rich to lead and manage the roadway design staff that we will soon be hiring in our Tampa, Florida office. He will be responsible for ensuring that the Florida office staff are fully utilized and provided with work from other locations and also support Florida proposals.

Scott Crites, PE, has been promoted to project development director based at our Fort Wayne office. Scott has developed excellent relations with the INDOT Fort Wayne District; Allen, Steuben and LaGrange counties; and the cities of Fort Wayne, Elkhart, Goshen, and Warsaw. He excels at selling and managing all types of transportation design services and projects. We look forward to continued growth in northeast Indiana under Scott’s leadership.

Eric Wolverton, PE, has been promoted to project development director based in our Highland office. Eric has proven himself to be very successful in managing multiple projects simultaneously while also making significant contributions to business development with local clients in the region. His leadership has contributed to steady growth with the INDOT LaPorte District and the cities of Hammond, Gary, Portage, and Crown Point. We look forward to continued growth in northwest Indiana under Eric’s leadership.

Please congratulate all these individuals on their promotions and their commitment to our company.

April 2, 2019
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Improving Quality of Life Via Affordable Housing in Columbus

Our Columbus office is proud to be a part of a $4 million revitalization project that will transform blighted motel properties into a community for 18-to-24-year-olds aging out of the foster care system. We are providing land surveying and site work for the Carol Stewart Village project, which is the first of its kind in the City of Columbus. The development will include 100 affordable apartment units, counseling services, a mini health clinic, and facilities for employment training. You can listen to a podcast about the project at this link.

April 2, 2019
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Kochert Shares Creative Secrets at Purdue Liberal Arts Event

Abbey Kochert of the Architecture + Interiors group represented American Structurepoint at a Creative Careers panel discussion event sponsored by the Purdue University College of Liberal Arts in March. Abbey, a Purdue alum, was one of three panelists who discussed the creative process as it pertained to her work. Other topics included how to get started in a creative career, the rewards and challenges of working in the creative field, resources available to students and graduates, as well as tips and tricks for career success. Way to go, Abbey!

April 2, 2019
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Land Surveying Group Celebrates Their Special Week

If you check out our social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, then you know we saluted our Land Surveying Group for their dedication to quality in a special campaign celebrating National Land Surveyors Week from March 17 – 23. The group also celebrated the week with a breakfast at headquarters where they ate sandwiches from Jason’s Deli and were asked to unscramble common survey terms. Barry Brandle came away as the winner and received a $20 Target gift card. Land surveying is a valued discipline at American Structurepoint. Check out this cool video for Global Surveyors’ Day that features photos of our land surveying crew.

Survey crew enjoys breakfast

April 2, 2019
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Groups Tackle Topgolf, Go-Karting

American Structurepoint employees know how to build teamwork and strengthen relationships with each other via team outings. Check out these photos of recent group outings at Topgolf in Fishers and Speedway Indoor Karting in Speedway. The Accounting team trekked to Topgolf while Civil Engineering hit the racetrack for go-karting. Proving once again, American Structurepoint employees work hard and play hard, too.

April 2, 2019
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Participate in the 2019 Water For People Fun Run/ Walk

An estimated 2.1 billion people around the world don’t have access to safe water and 4.5 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. The organization Water For People exists to make water accessible to everyone, forever. In support of that mission, you can walk or run with family members and co-workers in downtown Indianapolis for the 13th Annual Water For People 5K Run/Walk.

Mark your calendars and be a part of helping 4 million people in nine countries get safe, clean water! The fun run will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 24. American Structurepoint will pay for you and your family’s registration.

April 2, 2019
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Round of Applause Recipients

We salute these 22 Round of Applause recipients who went the extra mile for their coworkers in March.

  • Connie Boaz
  • Richard Boersma
  • Maddie Conover
  • Myra Day
  • Joey Gee
  • Shashad Gujaran
  • Calvin Herr
  • Adam Hunley
  • Ammanuiel Kebede
  • Corey Kramer
  • Krista Lawson
  • Greg Lorig
  • Justin Molina
  • Ken Moorehead
  • Zach Murphy
  • Aaron Nordstrom
  • Cody Santangelo
  • Sagar Shah
  • Jamie Stetzel
  • Dhane Thomas
  • Tom Vanderburg
  • Patrick Wooden

April 2, 2019
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Community Service News

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 5-10-20 campaign. The initiative exceeded the Community Service board’s expectations; we are thrilled to announce that the campaign will mean more than $25,000 in additional funds to be distributed in the next 12 months to the organizations important to you.

Upcoming Activities

We have several exciting opportunities coming up, so watch your email for signup information and project details.

DREAM Alive Scholar Visit – Students from the DREAM Alive program will be at American Structurepoint’s 7260 building on Wednesday, April 17, for a hands-on STEM activity. We’ll also welcome them to the 9025 building on Tuesday, October 2.

Habitat for Humanity Panel Build – American Structurepoint employees will come together (in the parking lot of the 7260 building) on Thursday, June 27 to assemble components of a single-family home. It takes a lot of people to complete this single-day project – we hope you can join us!

Santa is anticipated to visit our Indianapolis headquarters on Friday, December 6 (for an adults-only after-hours event) and Saturday, December 7 (for family-friendly photo opportunities).

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.

Recent Donations

Briezy’s Bunch –A $2,000 donation was made after Investigative Group employee Tom Leahy introduced Brizey’s Bunch to the Community Service board. Briezy’s Bunch was founded to provide financial assistance to individuals with epilepsy when their insurance companies deny coverage for critical care needs. This includes seizure monitoring devices, adaptive equipment, emergency medication funding, and other neurology-recommended needs that insurance companies choose not to cover. The organization was founded by Indianapolis-area residents April and Justin Krowel after their second daughter, Aubrie, was diagnosed with epilepsy at eight months of age.

Janus Developmental Services – Donation of talent is also an important component of our community service mission. Krista Lawson, from American Structurepoint’s Communications Group, took photos for Janus at their recent Chef’s Table program. The photos were used in promotional materials and included in an article in the Hamilton County Reporter. Janus provides adult individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate and contribute within their community.

 

 

April 2, 2019
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American Structurepoint Makes Headlines

Our projects and staff were mentioned in media coverage 13 times in March. Check out this month’s news recap.

  • Our innovative roadway design measures on the I-65 added travel lanes project are featured in the March issue of Roads and Bridges Magazine. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The opening of the Bass and Hadley roads roundabout in Fort Wayne received coverage from WANE Channel 15 and WPTA Channel 21 News  in Fort Wayne. American Structurepoint provided road design, bridge design, and construction inspection services for the project.
  • The new CEDIA global headquarters for which we provided architecture, interior design, landscape design, structural engineering, and civil engineering warranted much media coverage throughout March. Inside Indiana Business featured the new HQ in an extensive video report shown on its syndicated weekly television show. The Hamilton County Reporter published an article about the headquarters receiving the Best in Show Award at the 2019 IIDA Indiana Interior Design Excellence Awards. Trade publication Dealerscope.com wrote about the March 28 grand opening event at the CEDIA headquarters building and described the building’s smart-technology features. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The first public meeting for the Vanderburgh County Jail expansion project warranted coverage in the Evansville media by WFIE Channel 14 News and Tristate Homepage. American Structurepoint is providing an initial design and cost analysis for the new jail.
  • Columbus Business First  reported about a four-building, mixed-used development project on 2.5 acres at 818 E. Long Street that will include 130 residential units and 9,500 sft of restaurant and retail space. American Structurepoint is providing civil engineering for this Ohio project.
  • American Structurepoint’s virtual desktop infrastructure solution supporting our corporate headquarters and 16 office locations is featured in the March edition of BizTech Magazine. The article also quotes IT Director Adam Martin.
  • Our work on a proposed Merrillville community center received coverage in The Northwest Times of Indiana and Newsbug.com. The Merrillville City Council approved hiring American Structurepoint for a topography survey of property the city recently bought upon which they want to build a community center. Our architecture team is working on a preliminary design and initial studies for the center.
  • The Akron Beacon Journal  reported that the Pickle Road-SR 619 Roundabout project won the first-place award for the 2018 Outstanding Highway Project in the under $5 million category. We provided roadway design services for the project.
  • The opening of the WoodSpring Suites extended-stay hotel in Whitestown received coverage in The Lebanon Reporter.  We provided architectural, interior design, and structural engineering services for the project. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)