Building Excellence

Dedicated to the people who make our built environment better and safer. We tell your stories and celebrate your successes.

Register with us and receive industry news and content only available to subscribers.

Subscribe

Contacts

Indianapolis, IN, USA (HQ)

903 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Call: (317)423-2325

info@acppubs.com
story top image
City of Indianapolis and Lilly Endowment Announce $80 Million in Funds for Indy Parks

INDIANAPOLIS – As Indy Parks explores opportunities to enhance and evaluate future park development, Indy Parks partners with neighborhood groups to create park master plans. Thanks to funds provided by the American Rescue Plan Act, the Hogsett administration's Circle City Forward initiative, and a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, …

story top image
Design Collaborative Announces Promotions and New Employees

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative (DC) continues to grow as the firm recently added new Mechanical Engineer, Thomas Harber in September, and welcomed back Electrical Engineer, Cooper Hill in early November.

Harber brings his HVAC and plumbing design expertise to the Workplace Studio at DC. He is passionate about …

story top image
Fort Wayne Architecture Firm Elevatus Announces Promotions

FORT WAYNE, IN – Fort Wayne architecture firm Elevatus Architecture recently announced it has recently promoted five members of its team to Associates.

  • Brandon White, Design Technician, was promoted to Associate with the firm.
  • Emily Hower, Architect, was promoted to Associate with the firm.
  • Brett Gauger, Marketing …
story top image
ISA Promotes Kate DeHaan to Associate Executive Director

INDIANAPOLIS – Kate DeHaan has been promoted to Associate Executive Director of ISA. Having worked with ISA for 3 years as the association manager, DeHaan’s role is expanding to include running the day-to-day operations of the association and participating as an integral part of the leadership team and ISA …

story top image
IU Health upsizes downtown hospital project to better serve Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Construction is in full swing on Indiana University Health’s new downtown hospital and expanded medical campus, which will bring a next-generation acute-care adult hospital to Indiana. The significant project at 16th Street and Capitol Avenue will combine operations of IU Health Methodist and University hospitals upon its …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Schmidt Associates Hires Kathryn Giles as Business Development Representative

INDIANAPOLIS – The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Kathryn Giles, MBA has been named business development representative for the firm’s Louisville office.

With a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Eastern Kentucky University and a …

story top image
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of James T Kienle

INDIANAPOLIS – Long-time Indianapolis architect James T. Kienle, FAIA, died at his home in the historic Lockerbie neighborhood on Dec. 7, 2022. He was 80.

Kienle, a member of the American Institute of Architects Indiana (AIA) since 1976, was an icon at AIA Indianapolis meetings and events where he …

story top image
ERMCO Announces Executive Level Changes

INDIANAPOLIS – At ERMCO’s recent 60th Anniversary and Holiday Celebration, President and CEO Greg Gossett announced that effective January 1, 2023, he will move to the CEO role. Gossett will stay with the organization in that role throughout 2023, working with the executive team to create and enact the …

story top image
Indiana Landmarks Awards more than $170,000 to Save Meaningful Places

INDIANAPOLIS – In 2022, Indiana Landmarks awarded more than $170,000 to help nonprofits and cities around Indiana save meaningful places. Drawing from a variety of funds, these grants support efforts ranging from architectural assessments and repairs at historic houses of worship to digital walking tours and workshops, videos and summer …

story top image
IndyGo Receives Grant from IU Health for Bus Stop Upgrades, Additional Access to Public Transportation

INDIANAPOLIS — The IndyGo Foundation was recently awarded $384,594 in grant funding from IU Health’s Community Impact Investment Fund (CIIF) to provide essential infrastructure improvements on Indianapolis’ Eastside and free and reduced-cost access to public transportation. IndyGo’s Foundation will receive the funds over a two-year period.


Funds will go …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
IU Health Files Design Plans for Support Building, Utility Plant

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University Health has outlined design plans for a multi-use support building and a utility plant to serve its new downtown Indianapolis hospital under construction at its expanding healthcare campus south of 16th Street.

Filed recently with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Development Commission, the plans call for a support …

story top image
krM Promotes Andrew Jackson to Associate

INDIANAPOLIS – krM Architecture recently announced that architect, Andrew Jackson (AIA) has been named Associate. Jackson has been at krM for nearly ten years and has continued to grow as a leader. Jackson is thoughtful and dedicated in taking responsibilities to the finish line while remaining humble, patient, and motivated. …

story top image
MKM architecture + design Appoints Zachary Benedict as President

FORT WAYNE, IN – MKM architecture + design recently announced the appointment of Principal Zachary Benedict, AIA, as its President. Benedict has been instrumental in MKM’s strategic growth, especially as it relates to the firm's commitment to evidence-based design solutions that focus on enhancing community health and well-being throughout …

story top image
The Hagerman Group Aquires Contractor F.W. Owens

FISHERS, IN – The Hagerman Group, a construction solutions provider with offices in Kentucky and Indiana, has acquired Louisville-based F.W. Owens Company.

Hagerman Group Chairman Jeff Hagerman and F.W. Owens President Mark Heckman finalized the transaction on December 19, 2022. The deal brings together two well-respected and long-standing …

Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

IFMA Indianapolis – January Luncheon: Managing the Madness
  • January 10, 11:30 AM – 1 PM EST
  • Ruth’s Chris at Ironworks, 2727 East 86th Street, Indianapolis 46240
  • Kick off a new year with …
Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Trimble Changes Headquarters to Westminster, Colorado

WESTMINSTER, Colo. —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that the company has changed its headquarters from Sunnyvale, California to Westminster, Colorado.

Westminster is Trimble’s largest employment center in the U.S. and serves as a central business hub for several of Trimble’s core market segments including agriculture, construction and geospatial. In addition, …

Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

CSI Indianapolis – Holiday Social Event
  • December 6, 6 – 9 p.m. EST
  • Sugar Creek Winery, 1111 West Main Street #165, Carmel, IN 46032
  • Join the CSI Indianapolis Chapter and the Indiana …
Ambrose Continues Strategic Growth with Three New Team Members

INDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group continues its trajectory with the announcement of three new hires. The additions represent the company’s ongoing growth as it expands to new markets.

“We are incredibly fortunate to add such skilled individuals with extensive experience to the Ambrose team,” said Grant Goldman, Ambrose executive …

Exhibit Columbus Announces Theme and Key Participants for 2022

COLUMBUS, IN – The theme of the fourth cycle of Exhibit Columbus, Public by Design, builds on the legacy of Columbus, IN to explore how collaborations between communities and designers can revitalize and reimagine historic downtowns as equitable, beautiful, healthy, and joyful places. Public by Design serves as a …

IndyGo Raises More Than $105,000 at Annual Golf Outing

INDIANAPOLIS – The IndyGo Foundation raised more than $105,000 from the second annual Golf Outing last week at Eagle Creek Golf Course, exceeding its goal of $75,000. Proceeds from the event will support the foundation’s efforts to increase access to public transportation.

Nearly 200 golfers registered, and 65 businesses participated …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Rick Conner Elected to National Academy of Construction

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – American Structurepoint President Rick Conner has been elected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC) class of 2022.

The NAC recognizes individuals who have made outstanding, lifelong contributions to the design and construction industry. The rigorous selection criteria include leadership, exceptional service, a continued commitment to making …

Schmidt Hires Joseph Jarzen as Community Studio Client Liaison

INDIANAPOLIS – The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Joseph Jarzen has been named a client liaison for the firm’s community, lifestyle, and workplace studio.

With a Bachelor of Arts in History from The Ohio State University …

story top image
American Structurepoint's Rick Conner Achieves ASCE Fellow Distinction

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – American Structurepoint President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Conner, PE, SE, has achieved a career distinction by being named an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fellow. Just 3 percent of ASCE members hold this prestigious honor; members elected to Fellow status have made celebrated contributions …

Andretti Global Announces Plans to Build Racing and Technology HQ in Fishers

FISHERS, IN – Andretti Global, the parent company of Andretti Autosport, recently announced that the team has chosen Fishers to be the future home of its universal motorsports headquarters. The team intends to build a 575,000 square-foot facility that will occupy approximately 90-acres alongside the up-and-coming Nickel Plate Trail, the …

story top image
Ben Braun Selected for the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series

INDIANAPOLIS – American Structurepoint Executive Vice President and Partner Ben Braun is among 25 Central Indiana leaders selected to participate in the Stanley K. Lacy (SKL) Executive Leadership Series. This highly competitive program seeks to grow the ranks of emerging community leaders by encouraging them to help address communitywide issues …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Design Collaborative Welcomes Four New Hires

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative (DC) continues to grow, with four new recent hires joining the team. DC welcomes Eric Till, project manager, Taylor Tropp, architectural designer, Megan Hodge, interior designer, and Laura Zerla, mechanical designer.

Till brings over 14 years of design experience and …

story top image
Fairway Mortgage Building New Headquarters at Techway in Fishers

FISHERS, IN – Fairway Independent Mortgage, together with officials from the City of Fishers and project partners, broke ground on its new regional headquarters in July at Techway in Fishers. Located at the entrance of the Fishers Technology Park, Fairway Independent Mortgage will centrally locate three regional branches while …

story top image
Fort Wayne Community Schools Breaks Ground on Levan R. Scott Academy Project

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture recently broke ground alongside Fort Wayne Community Schools officials and community leaders to mark the beginning of a new chapter for the Levan R. Scott Academy school located in southeast Fort Wayne. The school will undergo an addition project slated to be completed in …

Grants Help to Preserve Nine Historic African American Sites in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Nine sites significant to Indiana’s African American history are receiving restoration and rehabilitation assistance through two funds established by the late Eli Lilly chemist and preservation champion Standiford “Stan” Cox.

Grants totaling more than $150,000 are being distributed from the Standiford H. Cox Fund and the Dovie …

Indiana Landmarks Announces Annual List of 10 Most Endangered

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Landmarks recently announced the 10 Most Endangered, an annual list of Hoosier landmarks in jeopardy. The list includes a church designed by a trailblazing Black architect; one of the state’s oldest covered bridges; an Art Deco skyscraper; a commercial block that embodies Indiana’s limestone legacy; a classic …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Lean Construction Institute Hosts 2nd Annual Innovation Fair

INDIANAPOLIS – On September 14th, the Central Indiana Community of Practice for the Lean Construction Institute held its second annual Innovation Fair. The Fair featured 11 unique exhibitors from the Education, Design, Prefabrication and Construction industries – representing a unique opportunity to bring members of the entire design and implementation …

story top image
Roberto Medina Joins Elevatus Architecture

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture is excited to welcome Roberto Medina to the team. A recent graduate from the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State, Medina served on the executive board for Ball State’s chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students.

As a native of …

Upcoming Industry Events - October 2022

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

AGC of Indiana – Health and Safety Forum
  • October 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Historic Saint Joseph Hall, 617 E. North Street, Indianapolis
  • AGCW Safety Director Mandi Kime will fill the …
story top image
Browning Day Announces Newly Elected Principals & Associate Principals

INDIANAPOLIS – 2022 has seen some amazing changes within Browning Day. Many new team members with exceptional talent have joined the team, others have been promoted, and the firm is excited to share its newest Principals and Associate Principals.

New Principals
Drew Braley, Director of Landscape Architecture has …
City of Bloomington Proposes Plan to Activate Convention Center Expansion

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The City of Bloomington, following the lead of The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Visit Bloomington, and Downtown Bloomington, Inc., has submitted a proposal to the Monroe County Board of Commissioners and County Council for activating the Convention Center expansion.

Deputy Mayor Don Griffin will join Chamber …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Downtown Indy Presents 2022 State of Downtown

INDIANAPOLIS - Downtown Indy, Inc., along with city and community leaders, revealed its latest research regarding data that indicates the strength of Downtown during the 2022 State of Downtown presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Organization leaders gathered Downtown stakeholders, business leaders, residents and civic partners for the annual …

story top image
Fanning Howey Hires Dennis Bane, AIA, as Project Executive

INDIANAPOLIS – Fanning Howey, an architecture, interiors and engineering firm specializing in learning environments, has hired Dennis Bane, AIA, ALEP, to serve as a Project Executive for the firm’s Indianapolis office. Bane will serve K-12 school clients in Indiana and across the nation.

“We are thrilled to have …

story top image
Fort Financial Breaks Ground on Third Location

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative is a part of designing not two, but three new locations for Fort Financial Credit Union in Fort Wayne. Two new branches are in progress, along with their headquarters building with a branch built in.

The two retail branches are very similar, each one …

story top image
Greg Litteral Joins Schmidt Associates as Electrical Designer

INDIANAPOLIS – The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Greg Litteral, RA, RCDD has joined the organization as an electrical designer.

A graduate of Ball State University, Litteral holds dual bachelor's degrees in architecture and environmental …

story top image
Indianapolis Mayor Hogsett and Department of Metropolitan Development Announce $175 Million City Market Campus

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD) recently announced Gershman Partners and Citimark (GPCM) as the development group for the City Market East public-private partnership. This mixed-use legacy project will bring a projected $175 million in capital investment to the City Market campus.

“This …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Indy Chamber Announces Finalists for 45th Monumental Awards

INDIANAPOLIS – In August, the Indy Chamber announced finalists for the 45th annual Monumental Awards, recognizing excellence in the Indianapolis region’s built environment. The Monumental Awards showcase the region’s best and brightest in our built environment and celebrate the work of companies across the region to strengthen Indy’s placemaking, economic …

Major Private Invest Planned for North River Site in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, IN – The City of Fort Wayne Administration and Community Development Division recently announced a major private investment is planned for the North River site.

More Brewing Company, which has three locations in the Chicago area, is planning to invest approximately $6 million to build a two-story, 16,000 …

Meyer Najem Adds Development and Real Estate Services

FISHERS, IN – Meyer Najem has added development and commercial real estate services to its offerings.

For 35 years, Meyer Najem has provided clients with high-quality construction projects. Adding development and real estate services allows Meyer Najem to offer multiple upfront services to clients - services which will help clients …

September 2022 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

ACEC Indiana – 18th Annual Water Opportunity Workshop
  • September 15, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • 31 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis
  • Join ACEC Indiana for the refreshed 2022 Water Opportunity Workshop at the …
story top image
A Student-Centered Approach to School Security

The shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has once again brought the issue of school security into the national conversation. Each time a tragedy like this occurs, the dialogue inevitably turns to the idea of "hardening" our schools.

While active security strategies have their place, the Fanning Howey …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
August 2022 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

AIA Northern Indiana – Annual Golf Outing
  • August 8, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Morris Park Country Club, 2200 McKinley Avenue, South Bend
  • Join fellow AIA members and sponsors for this year's …
story top image
BCA Awards $10,000 in Scholarships to Local Students

FORT WAYNE, IN – Builders Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) recently announced the winners of the 2022 Presidential Merit Scholarships and Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarships. These programs were created to recognize significant accomplishments and reward worthy students in furthering their education in construction-related college degree programs. The …

story top image
Chris Eberhardt Certified by State Board of Registration for Architects & Landscape Architects

MISHAWAKA, IN – Chris Eberhardt is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He came to Arkos Design with years of experience in the contractor field and combines this important hands-on knowledge with the design and documentation of all site-related work. He is detail-oriented and …

story top image
CSO Introduces New Design Professionals

INDIANAPOLIS – CSO recently announced the hiring of eight new employees in addition to the cadre of fifteen CSO summer interns who will be assisting them. The new CSO team members, including seven Architectural Graduates, and one Visualization Specialist are listed below.

Architectural GraduateCollin Beresford, Ryan Carlton …

story top image
Eskenazi Health Celebrates Groundbreaking for New East Side Health Center

This June, Eskenazi Health and Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County announced a more than $50 million investment in capital improvements to primary care facilities across Marion County, including construction of a new state-of-the-art health center opening in 2024 on the east side of Indianapolis.

Eskenazi Health collaborated with …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Exhibit Columbus Announces University Design Research Fellowship

COLUMBUS, IN — After the launch of the fourth cycle of Exhibit Columbus in June, with a “Community Kickoff” event in downtown Columbus, Landmark Columbus Foundation announces the next step in the 2022–23 cycle of Exhibit Columbus, the University Design Research Fellowship Competition. More than $70,000 will be awarded to …

story top image
Fort Wayne Architecture Firm Elevatus Adds Brian Bracht to Team

FORT WAYNE, IN – The team at Elevatus Architecture is excited to welcome Brian Bracht as an Architectural Graduate. Bracht joins the team as Elevatus experiences significant growth through their core market sectors. New projects are expanding from the state boundaries of Indiana to additional clients throughout the country.

Bacht …

Marian University’s E. S. Witchger School of Engineering receives approval from the Higher Learning Commission

INDIANAPOLIS – Marian University’s new E. S. Witchger School of Engineering has received formal approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the accrediting body for degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the central United States. With the HLC’s full accreditation, Marian University will officially begin enrolling its first class of engineering …

story top image
Noteworthy Projects Changing the Landscape of Indiana

Indiana’s architecture, engineering, and construction professionals remain devoted to producing high-quality projects across the state in 2022 and for years to come. Building Excellence’s Changing the Landscape series showcases a few of the most exciting recent projects from a collection of Indiana’s most reputable design firms, contractors, and owners. …

story top image
Rush Memorial Hospital Intensive Care Unit Complete

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative is excited to present the new, two-bed intensive care unit completed in Rushville, IN. Rush Memorial Hospital recognized a need for additional space through the thick of the pandemic. The 2,380 SF space makes it possible for the rural hospital to offer new procedures …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Trisha Martin and Melissa Ferise Join Schmidt Associates

INDIANAPOLIS – The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is pleased to announce the appointments of Trisha Martin as an architectural graduate, and Melissa Ferise as a construction administration assistant.

With dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Art History from …

Aspire Announces Winners of Business Awards

JOHNSON COUNTY, IN – Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance recently announced winners of its Business Awards. Aspire’s Business Success Award recognizes those that demonstrate qualified success and creativity in the face of adversity. And its Excellence in Talent Award spotlights employers demonstrating excellence in talent recruitment and retention. Finalists …

story top image
Browning Day Partner John Dierdorf Announces Retirement

INDIANAPOLIS – Browning Day announces the retirement of John Dierdorf, one of the original architect partners of the firm. It is with a combination of happiness for him and sadness for Browning Day that he is moving on to the next phase of his life.

A Designer of Possibilities …
story top image
City Celebrates Opening of Greenwood Fieldhouse

GREENWOOD, IN – Greenwood Mayor Mark W. Myers recently joined city and community leaders to officially open Greenwood’s newest public amenity, the Greenwood Fieldhouse. The 65,000-square-foot facility, located on the site of the former Greenwood Middle School, is a modern sports and fitness complex that will expand indoor sport options. …

Community Gathers for Glendale Library Groundbreaking

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) broke ground on a new Glendale Branch Library, drawing an eager crowd of more than 150 community leaders, patrons, and stakeholders. The 24,800 square foot Branch, projected to open in the summer of 2023, will be located at the site of the …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Community Vision for Fort Wayne Riverfront Phase II Moves Forward

FORT WAYNE, IN – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry joined the City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division and community and neighborhood leaders this June to highlight plans for continued development and investment along the riverfront.

Phase II of Riverfront Public Space will continue Fort Wayne’s proactive efforts to revitalize …

story top image
Design Collaborative Adds Two New Employees and Welcomes Back Three Colleagues

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative is growing. The Design Collaborative team recently welcomed new mechanical engineer Camden Reece from Purdue Fort Wayne, along with electrical engineer Nicholas Biegel from Trine University.

Biegel started out as an intern for Design Collaborative in May of 2021 and is now a member …

story top image
Design Collaborative Project Honored with an Excellence in Construction Award

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Regina Hall Renovation project with Saint Mary’s College was honored with an Excellence in Construction Award from the Michiana Builders Association (MBA). Designed by Design Collaborative(DC), this project transformed what was originally home to postulants of the Sisters of the Holy Cross into an …

story top image
Ed Joniskan Joins Patriot Engineering as Indiana Environmental Group Manager

INDIANAPOLIS – Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc. (Patriot) recently welcomed Ed Joniskan, LPG to the Patriot team.

Joniskan is joining Patriot as the Indiana Environmental Group Manager, based out of Patriot's Indianapolis office. Joniskan is a licensed professional Geologist with over 32 years of experience providing environmental services to …

story top image
Growing Architecture Firm Elevatus Onboards Ambitious Interns

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture recently welcomed a large class of interns to the industry. Internships in the architectural industry are instrumental in producing a skillset matched for the technical world of architecture and design.

Abigail Redick joins the team as a 4th year Interior Design student at Indiana …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Jeff Carlson Promoted to Director of Construction Services at Superior Construction

INDIANAPOLIS – Superior Construction is thrilled to announce the promotion of long-time employee Jeff Carlson to Director of Construction Services. In the newly created role at Superior, Carlson will manage labor relations, collective bargaining negotiations, man-hour allocations and workforce development across the Midwest region.

“I am honored and excited for …

July 2022 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

ACEC Indiana – Annual Scholarship Golf Outing
  • July 7, 11 a.m.
  • Dye’s Walk Country Club, 2080 South SR 135, Greenwood
  • This outing raises funds to provide meaningful scholarships to Indiana students pursuing …
McLaren Racing Commissions New IndyCar Facility in Whitestown

INDIANAPOLIS – McLaren Racing confirmed recently that it has commissioned a new IndyCar facility for the Arrow McLaren SP team, with construction scheduled to begin in the second-half of 2022. Intense detailed design and planning is already underway and it is anticipated that the new facility will become operational in …

story top image
MKM architecture + design hires Lauren Hoffman as Office Manager and Jackson Haynes as 2022 MKM Fellow

FORT WAYNE, IN – MKM architecture + design (MKM) recently announced Lauren Hoffman as Office Manager and Jackson Haynes as an MKM Associate Fellow.

Hoffman joins MKM with over eight years of background in the construction industry. Hoffman's experience in the arenas of business development and marketing, to contract management …

story top image
Regan Miller Registered with National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)

MISHAWAKA, IN – As an Interior Designer at Arkos Design, Regan Miller helps clients select finishes and furnishings, develops presentations, and evolves drawings for a variety of projects. She uses her skills in AutoCAD and Revit with technical accuracy, while keeping in mind the final aesthetic.

Miller recently completed …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Reidy, Wolcoxon Join Hanson’s Indianapolis Office

INDIANAPOLIS — Jeff Reidy, senior right-of-way specialist, recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Indianapolis office. He will collaborate with the right-of-way team on the drafting and documentation necessary for land acquisition.

Reidy has more than 20 years of experience in the engineering industry, most recently as a computer-aided design …

story top image
Schmidt Associates, Turner Construction Company Employees Participate in Central Indiana Earth Day Clean-up

INDIANAPOLIS – Committed to servant leadership, sustainability, and a desire to serve and save Mother Earth, Schmidt Associates employees traded their drawing software and schematics for gloves and trash bags as they rolled up their sleeves and spent time beautifying Indianapolis parks for Earth Day 2022.

"The health and vitality …

story top image
American Structurepoint Wins Grand Project Honor at Annual ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

The Engineering Excellence Awards are presented annually by ACEC Indiana to recognize engineering achievements which demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity by Indiana consulting engineering firms.

Entries are judged based on engineering excellence, which includes uniqueness and originality; future value to the engineering profession; social, economic, and sustainable …

story top image
Ball State ECAP Participates in Solar Decathlon Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy’s prestigious Solar Decathlon Build Challenge competition (SDBC), now in its 20th year, invites student teams from around the world to design and construct a net-zero energy home with the help of local community partners and sponsors. The Solar Decathlon includes both a design phase to …

story top image
Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana Announce 2022 Excellence in Construction Award Winners

With the positive momentum and investments in and around Fort Wayne, it’s a great time to be part of what is building in northeast Indiana.

The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) and Irving Materials Inc. (IMI) teamed up for the 2022 BCA IMI Excellence in Construction Awards. This …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Coalition for Construction Safety Recognizes Safety Achievements in Construction Industry

The Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) held its Anniversary and Awards Celebration in late April at the Scottish Rite Cathedral to recognize the safety achievements of those in the construction and contractor maintenance industry. Attendees enjoyed a fun evening with networking, food, and music.

A panel of judges reviewed the …

story top image
Construction Salaries are on the Rise According to NCCER 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey

Skilled craft professionals continue to earn high wages, according to NCCER’s 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey. More than 135 commercial, industrial and residential construction companies across the U.S., representing over 337,000 employees, participated in the survey. The individual craft areas reported provide average annual salaries, not including overtime, per …

story top image
Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

story top image
Telematics Expert Gives Industry Outlook

Most construction jobs run on tight timelines and margins, and to keep everything running on schedule and within budget, fleet managers use telematics to give visibility into their equipment’s location and operating condition any time of the day or night.

Telematics has been around for quite a while, however, it …

16 Tech Awards Third Cycle of Community Investment Fund Grants

INDIANAPOLIS – 16 Tech Community Corporation, the non-profit organization leading the physical and programmatic development of the 16 Tech Innovation District, announced $300,000 in grant awards to 11 resident-endorsed projects that directly benefit the vitality of nearby neighborhoods.

The grant awards mark the third cycle of funding of the …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Ambrose Adds Communications Manager to Expanding Team

INDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group has welcomed Kelly Dickey as its new communications manager. In this role, Dickey will manage Ambrose’s external communications strategies, including public relations, social media, website and more.

“Kelly’s previous experience in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry and journalism world provides valuable strategic insight into growing Ambrose’s visibility …

story top image
Browning Investments, Dora Hotel Company Unveil Design for Hotel Nickel Plate in Fishers

FISHERS, IN – Browning Investments and Dora Hotel Company unveiled the design renderings for the new Hotel Nickel Plate, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel set to break ground this fall. The renderings were approved as part of the Nickel Plate Review Committee. The previously announced project, developed by Browning …

City of Carmel, Republic Airways Announce Plans to Construct New Aviation Campus for Republic

CARMEL, IN – The City of Carmel and Republic Airways have jointly announced that Republic Airways plans to move its training activities and corporate headquarters to Carmel, IN. Republic, one of the largest regional airlines in the U.S., will be part of a redevelopment project along the Meridian (U.S. 31) …

story top image
Design Collaborative Welcomes Jordan Keil as New Director of Finance

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative (DC) recently welcomed Jordan Keil to the team as the new Director of Finance. His experience in financial forecasting models, budgeting, financial reviews, and data management made him the perfect fit for this role, while his positive attitude, humility, and passion for his work …

Duke Energy Supports Economic Development in Indiana

PLAINFIELD, IN – Duke Energy is awarding nearly $120,000 in strategic grants to 26 economic development groups to spur new jobs and investment across the state of Indiana.

“Duke Energy is working hand in hand with our local and regional economic development partners to accelerate growth and job creation in …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Elanco Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Campus, Creating Indianapolis’ Newest Landmark

GREENFIELD, IN – Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) recently unveiled plans for its new global headquarters featuring environmentally-sustainable, employee-focused design and a state-of-the art innovation center.

The company – which grew from a small division of Eli Lilly & Company to a $4.7 billion independent global animal health leader …

story top image
Elevatus Hires Seasoned Construction Design Technician John E. Taylor, Jr. and Architectural Graduate Emma Ocken

FORT WAYNE – Elevatus Architecture is pleased to onboard John E. Taylor, Jr., CDT , to a Construction Administration & QA/QC role. Taylor Jr. will assist the firm’s specifications writing, QA/QC operations, Construction Administration site visits and reports. His professional background consists of construction administration, project design and management, …

Hagerman Recognizes Team Members with HAYGEE Awards

FISHERS, IN – During Town Hall meetings in April for Fishers/Louisville and Fort Wayne, The Hagerman Group presented six team members with HAYGEE awards for the second quarter of 2022. Winners received bobblehead trophies in the likeness of the late Ted Hagerman, The Hagerman Group's president from 1948 to …

Indianapolis Business Leader Sarah Hempstead Awarded Junior Achievement USA's Top Volunteer Leadership Award

INDIANAPOLIS — Junior Achievement of Central Indiana (JA) announced that Sarah Hempstead has been chosen from among tens of thousands of U.S. volunteers as one of ten recipients of the organization’s most prestigious national award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership Award.

Junior Achievement’s Gold Leadership Award honors volunteer excellence, presented …

Indianapolis Cultural Trail Expansion Project Underway

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. announced the official groundbreaking for the expansion of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick.

City officials, neighborhood leaders, founders, artists, and the community gathered at the corner of South Street and S. Meridian Street, along the future Indianapolis Cultural …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Julie Kost Earns CPSM Certification

INDIANAPOLIS – The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Marketing Manager Julie Kost has successfully passed the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) test.

The CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate the professional standards in …

May 2022 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

BOMA Indianapolis – Annual Trade Show
  • May 12, 4 p.m.–7 p.m.
  • Crane Bay Event Center, 551 West Merrill Street, Indianapolis
AIA Indiana – A Day at IMS Presented by Patterson Horth
  • May …
story top image
Meyer Najem Announces 2021 Golden Hammer Award Winners

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Meyer Najem knows that the success of a project is dependent upon the strength of the company's relationships with its subcontractors.

Meyer Najem finds itself fortunate to work with many fantastic partners, creating safe and successful projects together for clients. In an effort to recognize those partners, …

story top image
New Arts & Municipal Complex Design Unveiled at Fishers City Council Meeting

FISHERS, IN – The City of Fishers presented the design and programming plans for its new Arts & Municipal Complex this evening to its City Council during a public Work Session. The City sought RFPQs for a new Complex in the fall of 2021 after receiving engineering reports deeming the …

Notre Dame Graduates to Continue Restoration of Historic 1888 House

SOUTH BEND, IN – Inspired by South Bend’s resilient spirit, a love for Notre Dame, and historic buildings, Ed and Stephen Ziegler have bought the Kizer House, the 7,220-square-foot Romanesque Revival-style mansion located on a prominent corner in South Bend’s West Washington National Register District.

The father-son team plans to …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Schmidt Associates Adds Jake Baughman to Team

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, has hired Jake Baughman, PE, CSWP as a plumbing designer.

A graduate of the Purdue University College of Technology, Baughman holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering technology. Before joining Schmidt Associates, Baughman served …

story top image
Showcasing the Latest and Greatest Developments in Indiana

Indiana's architecture, engineering, and construction community remains devoted to producing high-quality projects across the state in 2022 and for years to come. The Improving Our Built Environment series highlights some of the most exciting upcoming and recently completed projects from a few of the state's most reputable design firms, contractors, …

story top image
$50 Million Development Coming to Downtown Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, IN – Over the past several years, the City of Fort Wayne has seen some incredible developments that have brought a new life into the city, including Promenade Park, The Landing, and Parkview Field.

With Design Collaborative's main office located downtown Fort Wayne, as well as many Design …

story top image
AIA Indianapolis Partners with IU School of Architecture to Showcase ‘Nomadic Studio’

In early March, members of the public enjoyed the opportunity to hear about architecture students and faculty members’ experiences studying abroad in Europe.

The American Institute of Architects Indianapolis Section recently hosted a public discussion, titled “The Nomadic Studio Begins” at the former Republic building on Second Street in downtown …

story top image
Ambrose Property Group Begins Construction on Expanded Mount Comfort Logistics Center

INDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group recently announced that the expansion of its Mount Comfort Logistics Center is now underway with the start of construction on Building V. This 753,000-square-foot Class A distribution building is expandable to 1,122,000 square feet and scheduled to be complete by November 2022. It is part …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
April 2022 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

AIA Indiana | YAF | NCARB | AIAS – 2022 Launch Pad
  • April 13, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Ball State University CAP Room AB 100 Architecture Building, Muncie
  • Please join members …
story top image
Architect and Partner Kevin Scully Moves to Design Collaborative's Charlotte Office

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative (DC) opened a second location in Charlotte, North Carolina in February of 2021. DC took time to carefully consider what the permanent DC Charlotte team would look like. People-first places is the core of DC, and nobody knows this better than someone who has …

story top image
Browning Day, Perkins&Will Design New IU School of Medicine Medical Education Building

Indiana University’s Board of Trustees recently approved the architectural design of the IU School of Medicine Medical Education Building in Indianapolis.

Perkins&Will and Browning Day designed IU’s new medical education building to act as a centerpiece to IU Health’s planned $1.6 billion downtown campus.

Located just south of the IU …

Cummins Announces $1M Grant for Renew Indianapolis to Build Black Homeowner Equity

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced recently a major grant of more than $1,000,000 to build Black homeowner equity in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood of Indianapolis. The grant was issued to Renew Indianapolis and will support an innovative program to build generational wealth while addressing gentrification in historically Black …

story top image
Fanning Howey Hires Dan Powell as National Director of Business Development

INDIANAPOLIS – Fanning Howey, an architecture, interiors and engineering firm specializing in learning environments, has hired Dan Powell to serve as National Director of Business Development.

Powell possesses more than 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry. He will lead efforts to grow the firm’s already …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Grant Program to Help Preserve and Support Historic African American Sites

INDIANAPOLIS – Two funds honoring the legacy of a retired Eli Lilly chemist will provide grants to organizations working to preserve significant African American landmarks in Indiana.

Standiford “Stan” Cox, who passed away in February 2019, joined Eli Lilly and Co. in 1957 as its first Black chemist and …

Howard Companies, Formerly Harding Group, Announces Evolution of Brand

INDIANAPOLIS – Howard Companies, formerly Harding Group, revealed its new company name and logo in early February 2022. Howard Companies, an Indianapolis-based diversified asphalt, concrete, site preparation, and transportation company operating in central Indiana and surrounding areas, has been in operation since 1960 under the Harding Group name. …

story top image
Indiana Landmarks Welcomes Blake Swihart as New Northwest Field Office Director

GARY, IN – Indiana Landmarks recently welcomed Blake Swihart as director of the Northwest Field Office in Gary. In his new position, he will manage Indiana Landmarks' preservation efforts in Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter counties, including working with the historic preservation commissions in the area and seeking solutions for …

story top image
Living Greens Farm, Inc. Announces Indoor Vertical Aeroponic Growing Facility in Indiana

MUNCIE, IN – Living Greens Farm (LGF), one of the largest indoor vertical aeroponic farms in the US, announced it is expanding its Midwest operations with the addition of a new innovative indoor facility in Muncie for growing and processing a variety of better tasting leafy green product offerings.

The …

Milhaus Hires Jon Fryling as Vice President of Construction

INDIANAPOLIS – Milhaus, a national award-winning developer, general contractor, owner and operator of Class-A multifamily properties, announced recently that Jon Fryling has been hired as Vice President of Construction. Fryling brings with him 20 years of experience in procurement, warranty, field construction and resource planning in the residential homebuilding …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
MKM architecture + design Hosts Indianapolis Location Ribbon Cutting

INDIANAPOLIS – MKM architecture + design (MKM) celebrated their new Indianapolis location on February 24th with a ribbon cutting and private event, hosted in partnership with the Indy Chamber. The new satellite office is located at The Pyramids on 3500 Depauw Boulevard, Suite 1089. The firm’s expansion to the …

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation Selects Fanning Howey to Lead Master Facilities Study

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation recently selected the architecture, interiors, and engineering firm Fanning Howey to lead their district-wide Master Facilities Study. Fanning Howey will conduct a comprehensive review and assessment of all P-H-M schools and support facilities to develop a flexible 20-year capital improvements plan.

For many years, …

Purdue University and American Structurepoint Receive National Engineering Award for Newman Road Underpass Project

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Purdue University and American Structurepoint, an architectural/engineering consulting firm, have earned a national award for exceptional engineering excellence for the Newman Road underpass project in West Lafayette.

The National Recognition Award is from the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards competition. …

story top image
Record Breaking Attendees at ISA 2022 Construction Networking Event of Year

On March 3, the Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA) hosted its annual Construction Networking Event of the Year (CNEY) at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

ISA strives to provide a place for Indiana construction professionals to connect with each other, face-to-face, on an annual basis. ISA prides itself as the …

story top image
Ryan Grogg, Karla Buchan, and Abby Bryan Join Elevatus Architecture

FORT WAYNE, IN – As of February 2022, Ryan Grogg has joined Elevatus Architecture as a Project Design Technician.

The team at Elevatus said it looks forward to the great contributions Grogg will provide through his skillset.

Grogg was born and raised in the Decatur, IN area and is a …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Three Ways VR/AR Engages Audiences While Building Consensus

Seeing your building project on paper is one step closer to becoming a reality but, thanks to technology advancements in Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR), you can now see a project in 3D and start using it to build consensus, early in the process. This is good news for owners, …

story top image
VPS Architecture Welcomes New Architectural Graduate Clint Johnson

EVANSVILLE, IN – VPS Architecture has welcomed Clint Johnson back to its Evansville team.

Johnson received his undergraduate degree in Architecture from Ball State and his Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He previously worked for VPS as an Architectural Graduate before obtaining his Master of …

Ambrose Property Group Begins Construction on Building IV at Monrovia Business Park

NDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group announced recently that construction has begun on Building IV at Westpoint Business Park in Monrovia. The 500,400-square-foot building will be ideal for logistics, industrial and light manufacturing users and is scheduled to be complete by September 2022. Ambrose will seek LEED (Leadership in Energy and …

American Institute of Architects Indianapolis Announces 2022 Excellence in Design Awards

Some design is so good, it’s worthy of multiple awards. It’s just not often the awards come more than three decades apart. That is the case for a contemporary Indianapolis home first built in 1988 and originally designed by James W. McQuiston, AIA.

McQuiston earned an Honor Award in …

story top image
BCA Announces 2022 Board of Directors and Officers

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces the election results for its 2022 Board of Directors.

Emily Brough of K&H Construction and Kelli Warner of Design Collaborative were newly elected to the BCA Board of Directors. In addition, Greg Lynch of Almet, Ben …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
CSO Introduces New Design Professionals

INDIANAPOLIS – CSO recently announced two new employees have joined the firm since January. The new CSO team members, including one Senior Project Architect and one Graduate Interior Designer, are listed below. They will both be working in CSO’s Education Studio.

  • Senior Project Architect - Peter Kim
  • Graduate Interior Designer …
story top image
Design Collaborative Founding Partner Retires

FORT WAYNE, IN – Back in 1992, three young men sat down with a dream and lots of ambition – Pat Pasterick, Ron Dick, and Terry Wagner. 30 years later, their legacy lives on as a thriving, energetic multi-disciplinary design firm – Design Collaborative (DC). Wagner – …

Hannah Arthur and Corey Clark Become Registered Architects

FORT WAYNE, IN – MKM architecture + design (MKM) is proud to announce Hannah Arthur and Corey Clark have both passed their Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and are now registered architects in the state of Indiana. Architectural licensing is gained after candidates complete sufficient professional education, gain comprehensive real-world experience …

Indianapolis Board of Public Works Approves Design Contract for Circle City Forward Project

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Board of Public Works today approved a contract for the design of a project which will rehabilitate portions of the Pleasant Run Greenway and extend the trail southwest to connections with the White River Trail and Troy Avenue. Paid for with funds from Mayor Joe Hogsett's Circle …

March 2022 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

BOMA Indianapolis – March Luncheon with Fred Glass
  • March 10, 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Location TBA
  • BOMA Indianapolis is excited to have Fred Glass, former athletic director of Indiana University join …
Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
OrthoIndy South Expansion Wins National Award

INDIANAPOLIS – After completing a 17,250 SF in-patient unit expansion at OrthoIndy South, Cornerstone Companies submitted the project for consideration for the HREI Insights Awards. Cornerstone was thrilled to find out the project won its category – Best Renovated Healthcare Facility. The HREI Insights Awards are the first and only …

story top image
Purdue Memorial Union Ground Floor Re-Opens After $47M Renovation

In early January – 100 years after construction first started on the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) in 1922 – Purdue reopened the PMU ground floor to showcase $47 million of renovations.

The PMU has long been the home of innovative gathering spaces, programming, and dining options on Purdue’s campus. The …

story top image
Ambrose Property Group Adds Two New Hires to Expanding Development Team

INDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group recently announced it has welcomed two new development managers to its growing team. Dan Kmiecik and Clay Smith join a development staff that has experienced notable growth over the last six months as the company scales operations and expands across the country.

“As we wrap …

story top image
Architects Need a Voice at the Statehouse to Protect and Improve the Built Environment

The call came late on December 28, 2017. Then-Governor Mike Pence signed an executive order to extend Indiana’s energy code for one more year. It was the best Christmas gift I could have hoped for. As Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects of Indiana (AIA), we worked in …

story top image
Design Collaborative Welcomes Three Full-Time Team Members and Interns

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative recently added three new full-time hires: Jessica Detweiler – a project manager on Design Collaborative's healthcare team, Emily Aneshansley – a mechanical designer for the healthcare team, and Shayla Hudson – a project administrator.

Detweiler graduated from Ball State University with a Master’s in …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
ERMCO Announces New Senior Operations Team Leaders

INDIANAPOLIS – ERMCO recently announced Kris Ashcraft and Mike Summers have been promoted to Senior Operations Team Leaders effective January 2, 2022.

Ashcraft has been a part of the construction industry for over 20 years and has been with ERMCO since 2007. He has served as an Account Manager and …

story top image
Fanning Howey Hires Project Architect, Jennette Moline, RA, LEED AP

INDIANAPOLIS – Fanning Howey recently added Project Architect, Jennette Moline, RA, to the firm's Indianapolis team.

Moline comes to Fanning Howey with nearly 20 years of interdisciplinary design experience, most recently leading the design of nationwide infrastructure upgrades for a private internet service provider. As a LEED-certified designer, Moline …

February 2022 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

SMPS Indiana – Hook, Line and Sinker: Reeling in Clients with Advertising
  • February 16, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Online Webinar
  • Learn some basic ad principles, including developing your hook, writing a great …
story top image
Four Point Design Welcomes New Senior Associate

INDIANAPOLIS – Four Point Design is pleased to announce that Victoria Numbers, RID, MSIA, has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. Numbers has extensive experience leading design teams for clients in health, wellness, and higher education.

Numbers obtained a BS in Interior Design from West Virginia University and …

Hafer Named Certified Best Workplace for 2021

EVANSVILLE, IN – Hafer, a leading architecture, engineering and interior design firm, was named a Certified Best Workplace for 2021 by the Best Workplace Institute (BWI). BWI is an employee engagement organization dedicated to creating flourishing workplaces through culture consulting and employee engagement surveys. The surveys provide honest, anonymous …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
RJE Announces Partnership with Allsteel

INDIANAPOLIS – RJE recently announced its new primary manufacturing partner, Allsteel—one of HNI Corporation’s (NYSE: HNI) recognized family of global brands. Allsteel and the HNI brands will lead RJE’s current portfolio of offerings.

“We could not be more thrilled to announce our partnership with Allsteel, and we feel that …

story top image
Schmidt Associates Adds Architectural and Engineering Graduates

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, has hired Elif Ekser as an architectural graduate.

An Istanbul, Turkey native, Ekser, along with her identical twin sister, attended Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts where they received Bachelor of Architecture degrees. From 2010 to …

story top image
Skender Expands Operations in Indiana, Hires Jamie Nieves as Local Business Development Leader

INDIANAPOLIS – Skender is pleased to announce the expansion of its Indiana presence and the hiring of Jamie Nieves, a seasoned economic and business development professional and Indiana native. As vice president of business relationships, Nieves will work with Brian Simons, vice president, who heads Skender’s Indianapolis office …

The Annex Group Announces Plans for the Annex of Bloomington, a New Workforce Housing Community in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – The Annex Group, a leading workforce, affordable and student housing developer, announced plans to develop a new workforce housing community in Bloomington, IN. Funding for The Annex of Bloomington closed in early January. The $23.04 million community will be located at 321 and 403 East Third Street, …

story top image
William Baker Company Celebrates 50 years in Business

INDIANAPOLIS – 2022 marks a milestone for William Baker Company. In 1972 William (Bill) Baker started his one-man manufacturers’ representative agency with probably no thought in mind that 50 years later it would represent some of the best-known manufacturers, have third generation ownership, and work out of a new …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
AIA Indianapolis and Spohn Associates Host Annual Holiday Event

INDIANAPOLIS – AIA Indianapolis recently gathered at Spohn Associates for their Annual Holiday event. The evening was kicked off with their Annual Meeting, where the 2022 Slate of Officers was voted on and approved. Leading AIA Indy for 2022 will be Patrick Kestner, AIA /President – Still Architecture; Desma …

story top image
AIA Indianapolis Hosts Past Presidents, Fellows, and Sponsors Breakfast

AIA Indianapolis’ Past Presidents, Fellows, and Sponsors Breakfast was recently held at the Indiana Landmarks Center. This annual event is a favorite of those who attend as it brings together some of the more senior members of AIA Indiana’s Indianapolis Section with valued sponsors.

“After taking a pause …

story top image
Ambrose Property Group Fills Pivotal Leadership Role on Development Team

INDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group has welcomed Pat Walsh as its new senior vice president of development. In this role, Walsh will lead the company’s development efforts outside of the Midwest as it scales operations and expands across the country.

“Ambrose has experienced tremendous growth over the last year. We …

story top image
A New Signature Bridge for Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – The 16 Tech Community Corporation revealed the design of a new signature bridge designed by a team led by schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) and Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU). The bridge will span Fall Creek at West 10th Street and Riley Hospital Drive to connect the 16 …

Holladay Sponsors Damar's Holiday Village

INDIANAPOLIS – Holladay Properties and Holladay Construction Group (Holladay) are once again teaming up in support of Damar Services, Inc. (Damar), a non-profit group in Indianapolis dedicated to providing a variety of programs and services to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families. This time, the two firms …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Improving our Built Environment

Indiana’s architecture, engineering, and construction community remains devoted to producing high-quality projects across the state in 2022 and for years to come. Projects in Progress will highlight some of the most exciting upcoming projects from a few of the state’s most reputable design firms, contractors, and owners.

BSA LifeStructures
Dudley …
Indiana Landmarks Awards more than $140,000 to Save Meaningful Places

INDIANAPOLIS – In 2021, Indiana Landmarks awarded more than $140,000 to help nonprofits and cities around Indiana save meaningful places. Drawing from a variety of funds, these grants support efforts ranging from architectural assessments and repairs at historic houses of worship to digital walking tours and workshops, videos and summer …

January 2022 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

IFMA Indianapolis – Work on the Move: Building a Better Workplace After the Pandemic
  • January 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Ruth’s Chris Ironworks, 2727 East 86th Street, Indianapolis
  • Join Pat Turnbull, …
story top image
RQAW Gives $100,000 to Establish Engineering Scholarship at ISU

INDIANAPOLIS – RQAW, an Indianapolis-based engineering and architecture services firm, has committed $100,000 to establish the RQAW Civil Engineering Endowed Scholarship at Indiana State University. The gift advances the company’s commitment to building the pipeline of professional engineers in the state of Indiana. 

“Currently, there is a real shortage …

story top image
Schmidt Associates Hires Julie Kost as Marketing Manager

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architectural, engineering, and interior design firm specializing in K-12, higher education, community and healthcare spaces, has hired Julie Kost as Marketing Manager | Associate.

A graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, Kost began her career in student loan servicing where she thrived as …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
AGC of Indiana ‘Gets the Band Back Together’ for Annual Conference

On November 10th, the Associated General Contractors of Indiana (AGC of Indiana) hosted its annual conference at Crane Bay Event Center in downtown Indianapolis.

AGC of Indiana Annual Conference Task Force Chair Molly Burns kicked off the morning by welcoming attendees to the former potbelly stove factory before introducing Gerry …

story top image
Arkos Design Welcomes New Principals

MISHAWAKA, IN – Arkos Design recently announced Eric Jensen, AIA, and Tyler Kelsey, AIA have been named Principals and Shareholders.

Jensen and Kelsey joined Arkos Design as Associate Vice Presidents in 2019 and participated in architecture, project management, and business development. Both men are Michiana Forty under 40 …

story top image
BSA LifeStructures Announces Promotion of Samuel Jackson to COO and the Elevation of Tim Spence to ACHA Council of Fellows

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – BSA LifeStructures (BSA), a nationally recognized architecture and engineering firm, recently announced the promotion of Samuel (Sam) Jackson to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. In this role, Jackson will continue to develop BSA’s national expertise and growth, creating an enhanced experience for the …

City of South Bend’s Enhanced Long Term Control Plan Wins Approval

SOUTH BEND, IN — American Structurepoint, as a key member of the consultant team led by Stantec, has contributed to the City of South Bend, Indiana reaching an agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Indiana Department of …

story top image
CSO Introduces New Design Professionals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – CSO recently announced two new employees have joined the firm since September. The new CSO team members, including two Interior Designers, are listed below. They will both be working in CSO’s Interior Design Studio.

Interior DesignerAmanda Brooks, Samantha Henrickson

“We are extremely proud of …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Fulton County Opens New Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center

Fulton County hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new Sherriff’s Office and Detention Center in late September, marking the opening of a safer and more capable facility for a Fulton County Sherriff’s Office in need of upgraded facilities.

Understanding the need for a new jail facility is no small …

Indianapolis Airport Receives Largest Airport Improvement Grant in the Nation

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) learned in September it will receive the nation’s largest allotment of recent Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program funding, pulling in a massive grant of more than $56 million to be used for airfield improvements at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND).

“This is …

Jodie W. McLean Joins Milhaus Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS – Milhaus, an award-winning national developer, owner and operator of Class-A multifamily properties, recently announces that Jodie W. McLean has joined the Board of Directors. McLean is Chief Executive Officer of EDENS, one of the nation’s leading private owners, operators and developers of retail real estate. 

With …

story top image
Morgan County Public Library Completes Renovation and Addition to 112-Year-Old Facility

The renovated Morgan County Public Library is a testament to careful planning with an addition that respects the history of the original Carnegie building and brings new experiences for all patrons.

The library features a new accessible entrance, circulation desk, and children and teen departments with programming spaces. Areas within …

story top image
Schmidt Associates Announces Retirement of Arnold "Arne" Judd

INDIANAPOLIS – After enjoying a 40 year career in architecture, Associate Arnold "Arne" Judd AIA, LEED AP is retiring. Judd is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Judd was inspired by his father who was lead partner in Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp, Chovan (known as Arrasmith). Working summers alongside …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Steve Black Retires After 33 Years with Spohn Associates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Spohn Associates counts itself supremely blessed to witness the exceptional talent and tenure of Steve Black. After 33 years at Spohn, Black is hanging up his construction hat.

Black is not only a veteran of Spohn, but of the construction industry as a whole. His name and …

The Hagerman Group Announces HAYGEE Award Winners

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – During Town Hall meetings for Fishers/Louisville and Fort Wayne, The Hagerman Group presented several team members with 'HAYGEE' awards for the third quarter of 2021. Award winners are decided by votes from their peers. The awards and recipients include:

Outstanding Client Service Award

Fishers | Devin Lloyd …

story top image
Ambrose Property Group Hires Vice President of Development, Market Officer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Ambrose Property Group recently announced it has welcomed Stephen Lindley as its new Vice President of Development, Market Officer. In this role, Lindley will focus on supporting Ambrose’s speculative developments within Indiana and Ohio, including managing land inventory, broker relationships, and tenant pursuits.

“Stephen will play an …

story top image
Coalition for Construction Safety Holds Anniversary and Awards Celebration

The Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) held its anniversary and awards celebration on September 30 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral to recognize the safety achievements of those in the construction and contractor maintenance industry. This was the first large in-person event that CCS has held since the start of the …

CTB Breaks Ground on Multi-Phase Campus Upgrade Project

MILFORD, IN – A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for a multi-phase renovation by CTB, Inc. at its Milford manufacturing and office headquarters was held in late September. Three years of planning followed by three months of demolition work has been completed to clear the way for …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Fanning Howey Hires Christina Wood as Indiana Marketing Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Fanning Howey recently hired Christina Wood, CPSM, as Fanning Howey’s Indiana Marketing Manager. A Certified Professional Services Marketer, Wood brings a decade’s worth of experience in marketing and business development in the AEC field.

As part of the Fanning Howey team, Wood will use her experience …

Holladay Breaks Ground on New Northwest Health Facility

MICHIGAN CITY, IN – Holladay Properties, Holladay Construction Group and Northwest Health are teaming up to deliver their third medical office building in the past year. The new facility is located at 6923 W. 400 North in Michigan City.

The 9,372 square foot facility broke ground earlier this month. …

Indy Chamber Announces 44th Annual Monumental Award Winners

Arcadis took home the highest honor of Indy Chamber’s 44th Annual Monumental Awards, winning the Monumental Award for their work on the Citizens Reservoir project. This year’s ceremony took place at the historic Tibbs Drive-In Theater on the west side of Indianapolis.

Indy Chamber received a landmark number of entries …

story top image
ISA Hosts 'Construction Networking Event of the Year' at JW Marriott

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA) hosted its annual Trade Show last month at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, bringing together Indiana AEC professionals for a networking event that, for many, marked the first large, in-person industry event in almost two years.

135 exhibitors from across Indiana …

story top image
New Family Center Breaks Ground at Broad Ripple Park

Developer BR Health Holdings LLC broke ground on a long-planned community and health family center at Broad Ripple Park in July.

The new 40,000-square-foot Broad Ripple Park Family Center facility will replace an aging, smaller building that was recently demolished. BR Health – affiliated with between Community Health Network and …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
November/December Industry Events

ACEC Indiana – Diversity Businesses and Majority Firms Networking Fair
  • Wednesday, November 10 3-5:30 PM
  • Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center, 2820 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis
  • Join ACEC Indiana for a casual networking event featuring 25-plus XBE firms offering a variety of services in the engineering community.
ISA – Exec …
RJE Announces Kellie Seabrooks as New Major Account Strategist

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – RJE announces and welcomes Kellie Seabrooks as the company's new Major Accounts Strategist. Seabrooks brings high-quality customer service, strategic partnerships, and more than 13 years of knowledge and experience in the technology industry to RJE's customers and growing RJE team. As RJE’s Major Accounts Strategist, Seabrooks will …

story top image
Schmidt Associates Makes Architecture, Engineering Hires

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates recently hired Sabrina Lasley and Alvin Laguerre as architectural graduates; and Thomas Kennedy, EIT as an engineering graduate.

Lasley started as an architectural intern for Schmidt Associates in 2019 where she worked on a variety of projects in the design development, final design, …

story top image
12th Annual CFA Foundation Golf Outing Raises Over $29,000 for Construction Workers and Their Families

The Construction Family Assistance Foundation's 12th Annual Golf Outing raised over $29,000 for the organization.

Held August 19 at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Indianapolis, the event included over 160 golfers and over 50 sponsors. Proceeds from the golf outing will benefit the CFA Foundation and its mission of …

ABC Indiana and Kentucky Present 2021 Excellence in Construction Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) seek to recognize the outstanding projects built by its members every year with their Excellence in Construction Awards. Such recognition builds greater awareness in local communities of the quality of work produced by Merit Shop contractors and their employees.

Furthermore, the Excellence in …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
AIA Indianapolis Hosts Association’s Largest Golf Outing in Years

AIA Indianapolis recently held its 2021 Golf Outing at Brookshire Golf Club in Carmel. Twenty-seven teams, several sponsors, and many volunteers enjoyed a great day to be on the golf course.

With temperatures nearing 90 degrees, the weather was as hot as the contests of the day, which included longest …

Construction Retrofit Opportunity

Construction professionals have a golden retrofitting opportunity as commercial facilities expand their precautions against viruses: an effective new type of “germicidal” LED fixture that can be quickly and easily installed in existing structures. This specialized, enclosed LED fixture draws in air and irradiates it with ultraviolet light (UV), significantly improving …

story top image
Cripe Announces Three New Hires

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Cripe recently announced the hirings of three new team members.

Benett Haviland has been hired as a Design Associate in the Civil Engineering Department. Haviland previously interned at Cripe in both the Civil Engineering and Survey departments, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering …

story top image
Elevatus Architecture Adds Two Team Members

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture is excited to be expanding their team with the addition of two new team members. As an architecture, interiors, and planning firm, Elevatus is equipped with world-class employees who embrace the changes in the design industry.

Natalie Haskell, IIDA, has joined Elevatus Architecture …

story top image
ERMCO, Inc. Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

GREENWOOD, IN – ERMCO recently broke ground on a new corporate headquarters and service center facility in Greenwood. The new building and location give the industry-leading electrical, systems, and automation contractor room for continued growth. Getting ready to celebrate its 60th Anniversary in 2022, ERMCO has steadily grown its staff …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Fanning Howey Adds New Client Liaison, Dennis Honkala

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Fanning Howey recently hired Dennis Honkala as a Consultant and Client Liaison. The former Superintendent of Ravenna City School District, Honkala brings a wealth of experience leading district-wide facility improvements. Fanning Howey's client liaisons serve as a neutral party to provide district leadership guidance and help bridge …

story top image
For Workforce Wearables on Construction Sites, Comfort and Mobility Must Go Hand In Hand With Assistance

A few years ago, I worked with a warehouse stocker named John who had injured his back and was looking to get back to full duty. His job was important to him because he had a family to support, which included taking care of an adult son with special needs. …

story top image
Horizontal Directional Drilling Operator Training Pays Dividends

For over a decade, the team at Rays Electrical Services in Elgin, Illinois has worked diligently to earn the reputation of being a quality residential and commercial electrician for the greater Chicago area. Since Ray Sakolari opened the company in 2008, he’s made a commitment to employees, customers, and family …

HWC Welcomes Two New Executives to The Firm

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — HWC Engineering welcomes a new CFO, Lisa Hague, and a new VP of Business Development, Josh Goode, to the HWC team.

“This is an exciting time of development for HWC, with both Lisa and Josh making an excellent addition to our team,” said HWC President …

story top image
Next Gen Demolition

A nation’s buildings stand as a visual representation of its history. In New England, that history is written in stone and red-brick facades overlooking century-old neighborhoods. Recent trends are bringing people and businesses back to these urban centers, forcing developers and city managers to find ways to reimagine spaces to …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
October 2021 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

IFMA Indianapolis – Annual Golf Outing
  • October 7, 12 p.m. check-in; 1 p.m. shotgun start
  • The Country Club of Indianapolis, 2801 Country Club Road, Indianapolis
  • The IFMA outing will provide a unique …
story top image
Preventing Heavy Equipment Theft

Heavy equipment theft of everything from forklifts, skid steers, and trucks to bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and wheel loaders can be a serious issue for business owners, whether at the rental yard or jobsite. Stealing batteries, catalytic converters, and entire vehicles can be a relatively low-risk, high-reward opportunity for thieves unless …

story top image
Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak and announces its vision for an exciting new future. The Scottish manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event on September 1, attended by dealers, customers, media, and Volvo Group colleagues from around the world.

Rokbak is the new name …

story top image
The Impact of BIM on Construction Projects

BIM (building information modeling) is an intelligent 3-D model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage projects.

Forgoing the traditionally siloed architecture, engineering and construction disciplines using BIM can develop more integrated workflows to improve collaboration through the …

story top image
2021 ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards

The Engineering Excellence Awards are presented annually by ACEC Indiana to recognize engineering achievements, which demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity, by Indiana consulting engineering firms.

Entries are judged based on engineering excellence, which includes uniqueness and originality; future value to the engineering profession; social, economic, and sustainable …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
AIA Northern Indiana Hosts 2021 Golf Outing

SOUTH BEND, IN – Twenty teams recently enjoyed the AIA Northern Indiana 2021 Golf Outing in South Bend.

Held at Morris Park Country Club, this annual event raises funds for scholarship opportunities and for the section.

“A great day on the course with colleagues from around the State is always …

story top image
BIM Industry Standards Create Predictability and Cost Efficiency

The adoption of technology in the construction industry in 2020 hit a record high, outpacing even the most aggressive forecasts and there are no signs of this momentum slowing. In fact, the annual Global BIM Industry Report has projected the global building information modeling (BIM) market will grow from $4.5 …

story top image
Cripe Announces New Hires and Promotions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Cripe recently announced the hirings and promotions of five team members.

Andy Fish has been hired as a Healthcare Project Manager in the Architecture Department. Fish holds a Bachelor of Architecture and of Science in Environmental Design from Ball State University.

Cayla Titus has been hired as …

story top image
CSO Introduces New Design Professionals

INDIANAPOLIS, INCSO recently announced that four new employees have joined the firm since June 2021. The new CSO team members, including one Project Architect/Manager, two Architectural Graduates, and one Interior Designer are listed below.

Project Architect/Manager – Erin Sagen
Architectural Graduate – Meghan Owens, Blaine Cora
Interior …

story top image
CTS Maintenance Tips to Extend Equipment Life

Landscapers and dedicated green industry professionals know that the key to success lies in their machines. Whether operating a ride-on trencher or walk-behind machine, it’s the performance parts – the chain, teeth and sprockets (CTS) – that often determine the productivity of an operation. In other words, when faced with …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Elevatus Employee Becomes Licensed Architect

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture is proud to announce that Emily Hower, AIA, LEED Green Associate, is now a Licensed Architect through completion of the registration requirements in the State of Indiana.

Hower has worked for Elevatus Architecture since May 2018. Her project involvement has included justice, regional, …

story top image
Expanding Opportunities for Growth

The new and improved Zionsville High School will bring students together in a safer and more collaborative environment.

Fanning Howey, The Skillman Corporation, TLF Engineers, and others are working with Zionsville High School on a substantial renovation project that will add 35 new classrooms, a grand dining …

story top image
Heavy Equipment Dealers Increase Profitability with GPS Tracking

Heavy equipment dealers’ profitability depends on efficiently renting out their assets and keeping it in good working order for the long term, whether that involves tractor trailers, semi-trailers, or moving trailers; buses or RVs; backhoes, bulldozers, cranes, excavators, scrapers, graders, dump trucks, or all-terrain forklifts.

To maximize profitability, dealers need …

story top image
How Innovative Technology Can Support the Response to the Infrastructure Damage Caused by Wildfires

As California concludes another hot, dry summer, the state faced another historic wildfire season. Not only are residents subject to unhealthy levels of smoke and significant property destruction as a result of the wildfires, but they must also face damage to public infrastructure caused by the fires or other related …

story top image
K1ds Count, LLC Opens New Campus in Brownsburg

SEBREE Architects recently celebrated the official opening of K1ds Count, LLC’s new, two-building campus in Brownsburg, Indiana. The added buildings will increase essential service capabilities to K1ds Count’s campus of buildings in the area.

K1ds Count serves youth and their families with various behavioral therapies such as ABA, speech, occupational, …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
MKM architecture + design promotes Corey Clark and Jordan Owens.

FORT WAYNE, IN – MKM architecture + design (MKM) is excited to announce that Corey Clark and Jordan Owens have been promoted to Senior Associates.

Clark completed his Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Master of Architecture, and Master of Business Administration at Ball State University and is a Lean Six-Sigma …

story top image
Optimizing Self-Cleaning Screen Media to Reduce Blinding and Plugging

In the aggregate industry, efficient screening is critical to achieve not only high production but also accurately sized product for particular applications and projects. However, two of the most common production bottlenecks – screen blinding and plugging – must be minimized to run an effective, profitable operation.

Blinding occurs when …

story top image
Six Tips for Selecting the Right Traveling Axle Trailer

Finding a level surface with plenty of room to load a trailer on today’s congested jobsite is challenging. Towing and recovery operators have it even worse – struggling to move dead equipment, often singlehandedly, while also contending with traffic, poor visibility and soft shoulders. Operators in the towing and recovery, …

SMPS Indiana Launches Onboarding Program for New Members

SMPS Indiana Membership Co-Directors Travis Stevenson and Tracy Park noticed a few years ago that a growing amount of new SMPS members were beginning to opt out of their memberships after only one year.

“We did some preliminary research and found that, because the new members didn’t know anyone, they …

Walsh Donates $14,000 to CFA Foundation

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Walsh recently hosted its 8th annual Dave Anderson Memorial Golf Outing, and this year’s proceeds went to the CFA Foundation. Anderson was a Walsh employee who was killed in a heavy highway construction incident in 2012 and CFA provided financial assistance to his family after the …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Weekly News and Year-Round Value

When David Gordon joined the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) as Executive Director in December 2020, he focused on one main goal.

“As we continue to grow our membership, we have to continue providing year-round value,” he said. “Our mission is to help our members be more profitable and successful …

story top image
Why Smart Roads are Just as Important as Autonomous Vehicles

There’s no doubt that self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), are much safer than the average person-manned vehicle. In fact, more than 90 percent of serious crashes are due to human error, which means autonomous vehicles have the potential to significantly reduce the number of collisions and save lives.

However, …

story top image
Ambrose Property Group Bolsters Development Team with Proven Leaders

INDIANAPOLIS – Ambrose Property Group announced in June the hiring of Ryan Gallmeyer as vice president of development operations, as well as Jim Stocks and Todd Justus as development managers. The trio adds decades of experience and proven leadership to its growing development team.

Gallmeyer comes to Ambrose with 25 …

August 2021 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

AIA Northern Indiana – Golf Outing
  • August 9, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Morris Park Country Club, 2200 McKinley Avenue, South Bend, 46615
  • Join fellow AIA members and sponsors for this year’s …
story top image
CSI Indianapolis Hosts 2021 Awards Banquet

This past year has been a challenging one for associations to maintain programs and offer value to members while conducting business virtually. This is an all-too-familiar statement from many organizations.

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Indianapolis Chapter continued to work through the pandemic offering virtual monthly programs, virtual CDT Certification …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Electrical Safety Awareness for Non-Electrical Contractors

Electrical safety awareness isn’t just for electricians. Believe it or not, non-electrical workers actually run the largest exposure to electrical hazards. Without the electrical training that licensed electrical professionals receive, one careless mistake can turn into a big accident – or worse.

By paying attention to the small details, you …

Exhibit Columbus Opens 2021 Exhibition

On Saturday, August 21, Exhibit Columbus – the annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community – will open its third exhibition to the public. Exhibit Columbus commissions some of the most creative minds in architecture, design, and art to create new works in dialogue with the iconic buildings, landscapes, …

story top image
Greenwood Mayor Unveils Designs for New 40-Acre Sports Complex During State of the City Address

GREENWOOD, IN – Greenwood Mayor Mark W. Myers said Greenwood is emerging from the pandemic stronger than ever, emphasizing the city’s economic development successes, infrastructure improvements, and quality of life investments during his tenth State of the City address.

“We’ve worked hard to position Greenwood for success, which includes the …

story top image
Instant Concrete Moisture Measurement Ensures Construction Quality and Speed

In the construction industry, the quality of cast-in-place concrete foundations, superstructure, slabs, stairs, and architectural features, along with the speed of project completion, can largely depend on getting moisture measurement right – and the same is true with the masonry mortar used to build brick, block, or stone walls.

Water …

story top image
Integrated Precision

Hitachi continues to provide customers with efficient, reliable and durable equipment featuring advanced technology – the newest being factory-integrated Solution Linkage 2D and 3D Grade Control.

“We gave a sneak peek of Hitachi’s grade control technology at CONEXPO-CON/AGG last year,” said Justin Steger, Solutions Marketing Manager, Site Development and …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Newman Road Project Receives Indiana Engineering Achievement Award

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — American Structurepoint received the 2021 Indiana Engineering Achievement Award from the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE-IN) for the Newman Road Underpass project in West Lafayette, IN. NSPE-IN gives this award annually to the most outstanding project in Indiana most notable for its quality of design, functionality, …

story top image
Proper Care Pays Off Over Time

It’s become a fact of life: When you need to work for extended periods of time in high, hard-to-reach places, you turn to mobile elevated work platforms, or MEWPs (also known as aerial work platforms). Over the years, two of the most popular MEWPs – scissor lifts and boom lifts …

story top image
The Risks of Not Knowing Who’s On Your Job Site

The pandemic has driven general contractors (GCs) to diligently record who is at their job sites and headquarters. This primarily includes workers, subcontractors, developers, realtors, and property managers. With so many different people coming onto a job site and staying anywhere from 30 minutes to several weeks or months, it …

story top image
The Simple Keys to Vacuum Excavation Success

Vacuum excavators are one of the fastest growing machine segments in the underground construction industry. Originally popularized by their role in daylighting existing utilities on directional drilling jobs, these machines are now being used for irrigation installation, landscaping, and even nursery tasks.

One reason for this growth is that vacuum …

story top image
Tier 3 Nozzles Optimize Sewer Crew Efficiency and Profitability

For contractors responsible for sewer, storm and sanitary line cleaning, hose nozzles are an essential tool that directs pressurized water to clear out obstructions such as silt, sludge, grease, mineral buildup, and tree roots as part of required maintenance or to prepare pipes for re-lining. In this way, the nozzle …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
AIA Indianapolis Hosts First In-Person Event in 15 Months

AIA Indianapolis held its first in-person event since March 12, 2020, on June 10 at Harry Cooler Conference Center in Greenwood, Indiana.

This event brought members of AIA Indianapolis, sponsors, and friends back together after 15 months. The evening’s venue, originally known as Southwind by the Mills Family, the first …

story top image
arcDESIGN Announces Promotion of Karissa Funston to Partner

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – arcDESIGN announces the promotion of Karissa Funston to Partner. Funston is the Principal-in-Charge and leader for the company’s seven-person interior design practice. She has been instrumental in the formation and growth of the interior design studio, helping it gain recognition as a standalone service provider.

Funston's role …

story top image
BCA Awards $7,500 in Scholarships to Local Students

FORT WAYNE, IN – Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) proudly announces winners of the 2021 Presidential Merit Scholarships and Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarship. These programs were created to recognize significant accomplishments and reward worthy students in furthering their education in construction-related college degree programs. The recipients …

Construction Spending Posts Modest 0.2% Gain in April

AP – U.S. construction spending rose a modest 0.2% in April as strength in housing offset further weakness in nonresidential construction.

The April increase followed a much stronger 1% gain in March which was revised up from an initial estimate of a slight 0.2% advance. The April increase pushed construction …

CORE Planning Strategies Joins J.S. Held

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – J.S. Held, a global, multidisciplinary consulting firm, announced in early June that it has acquired CORE Planning Strategies. This strategic acquisition brings additional specialized architectural, engineering, and construction advisory expertise to J.S. Held's Project Support Services Practice in the Midwestern United States. CORE Planning Strategies’ …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Fanning Howey Wins National Design Award for Columbia City High School

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Fanning Howey earned a Bronze Citation for design excellence from American School & University’s 2021 Educational Interiors Showcase. The firm received the award for the design of the new Columbia City High School in Columbia City, IN.

The 2021 Educational Interiors Showcase is a national competition recognizing …

Fort Financial Breaks Ground on New Corporate Headquarters in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, IN – On Wednesday, June 9, Fort Financial broke ground on its new corporate headquarters to be located at 8815 Lima Road in Fort Wayne. The new building will replace the credit union’s existing corporate headquarters at 3102 Spring Street in Fort Wayne and will house all of …

story top image
Hooklift vs Cable Hoist, What’s the Best Choice for Me?

When it comes to loading containers or truck bodies onto a truck chassis, regions around the world have traditionally opted for different equipment. The North American waste and recycling market usually favors the cable hoist, while the hooklift has been more prominent internationally.

One trend that all customers are impacted …

story top image
ISA Hosts ‘Thirst for Knowledge: Staying Ahead of Material Escalation’

The first day of June marked the first in-person event for some industry professionals in two years as ISA hosted a Thirst for Knowledge panel discussion/bocce ball tournament at Blind Owl Brewery, covering the latest on supply chain issues currently affecting most projects across the U.S.

ISA’s hybrid event featured …

story top image
Johnson Memorial Health Opens New Expansion

In August of 2020, Johnson Memorial Health formally opened the doors to its new emergency and outpatient services facility in Franklin, Indiana.

While August ushered in the formal opening of the new space, the new facility had actually been in use for several months already. Unexpectedly, as with many other …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
July 2021 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

ACEC Indiana – Annual Scholarship Golf Outing
  • July 8, 11 a.m.
  • Dye’s Walk Country Club, 2080 S. SR 135, Greenwood, 46143
  • This outing raises funds to provide meaningful scholarships to Indiana students …
story top image
Making the Right Choice with Terex Trucks

Terex Trucks comes from a strong hauling heritage: with over 70 years of experience in building robust, reliable and tough articulated haulers, the Motherwell, Scotland-based manufacturer knows how to design machines that are trusted by customers to deliver a powerful performance in all conditions. Its two models, the 30.9-ton payload …

story top image
NETA Shares Outlook for the Work Truck Industry

The work truck industry includes some of the largest motor vehicle businesses in the world supplying truck chassis (incomplete vehicles) that will be completed by upfitters, using specialized bodies and equipment. These companies are all part of the complex process of producing work trucks, which starts with vocational fleets ordering …

story top image
Schindler Joins Hanson as Traffic Discipline Manager

INDIANAPOLIS — Steven Schindler, P.E., PTOE, traffic discipline manager, recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Indianapolis office. He will be the technical and business development leader for Hanson’s companywide traffic engineering discipline, overseeing work in traffic studies and designs.

Schindler has more than 20 years of multistate transportation …

story top image
Succeeding with Standardization

For fleet owners looking to standardize their operation, selecting a trailer manufacturer might feel more like picking a favorite sports team than a strategic move to maximize hauling equipment investments. To some extent, it is. Teams with dedicated fans play smart and deliver results year after year. Similarly, original equipment …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

story top image
Transformation of P.R. Mallory Complex Wins State’s Top Restoration Prize

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The massive rehabilitation of a community landmark that stood vacant for 30 years has won Indiana Landmarks’ 2021 Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration. The P.R. Mallory complex, once a vibrant manufacturing center and today home to two schools and a hydroponics operation, earned the honor following …

story top image
Why Tank Chances?

Water is an essential component of any construction or roadbuilding project. From dust control to site prep and compaction, thousands of gallons of water are required every day. How it is hauled and applied can significantly impact overall productivity and safety. Though water tanks appear basic, certain factors can have …

story top image
‘A Day at IMS’ Welcomes AIA Indiana Members Back to In-Person Events

AIA Indiana and Patterson Horth gathered AIA Indiana members and sponsors at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on a sunny Friday in May for ‘A Day at IMS’.

On the speedway’s first day hosting in-person events in nearly two years, keynote speaker and voice of the Indy 500 Paul Page shared …

story top image
Applied Engineering Services Names Miles as New President

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Applied Engineering Services, an Indianapolis-based consulting engineering firm, announces the appointment of Dan Miles, PE, LEED AP, as President.

Miles began his engineering career in 1987 and joined Applied Engineering in 2015. He became a Principal, shareholder, and member of the Board of Directors in …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Cripe Announces Dennis McGuire as Fifth President

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Dennis McGuire assumes the presidency of Cripe with the full confidences of Cripe's board of directors, executive team, staff, and clients. In addition to his decades of experience in Survey and firm operations, McGuire has contributed significantly to all aspects of business development and sales. McGuire has …

story top image
Cutting Inefficiency, Not Corners

Demolition, like every industry, is constantly evolving. To keep ahead of the curve, contractors seek out the machines and methods that increase productivity while decreasing the physical toll on workers.

Concrete sawing is viable option for fast, effective removal. However, savvy contractors are finding that adding remote-control demolition robots to …

story top image
Eight Factors to Consider When Selecting an Exosuit for Your Workers

A construction site can be a bad back waiting to happen.

Whether it’s a brick mason, concrete finisher, roofer, or any other necessary occupation for a job site, workers are at risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) because of the nature of the job – the awkward postures, repetitive lifting, …

story top image
Elevatus Architecture, Indiana Tech Break Ground for Addition and Renovation Project

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture recently broke ground with university officials, design teams, and construction management partners to commence construction of Indiana Tech’s Zollner Engineering Center addition and renovation project.

The $21.5 million, 30,000 square foot, three-story expansion and full building renovation project is slated to be complete in …

ERMCO Announces Plans for New HQ in Greenwood

GREENWOOD, IN – The headquarters for Indianapolis-based ERMCO, an electrical, systems and automation contractor – one of the top such companies in the country – is relocating to Greenwood.

Preparing to celebrate its 60th Anniversary in 2022, ERMCO has steadily grown its staff to over 125 corporate employees and …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Fanning Howey Expands Ownership and Leadership Team

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – As part of the firm’s 60th anniversary, Fanning Howey has promoted five team members to the ownership group and to positions on the board of
directors. These additions are part of Fanning Howey’s strategic plan to identify new leaders who will continue the firm’s mission of smarter …

Hafer Ranked Among Top Healthcare Architecture Firms

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Hafer, a leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firm was named the #30 Top Healthcare Architecture Firm in the U.S. in 2021 by Modern Healthcare magazine.

Each year, Modern Healthcare ranks firms according to their dollar volume for completed healthcare projects in the previous year. Modern …

story top image
Heavy Equipment Underground Waste Disposal Systems

Heavy equipment dealers, rental companies, and service centers with underground waste disposal systems – floor drains or sinks in service bays that connect to a septic system or dry well (i.e.- catch basins) – are regulated by the EPA.

During normal vehicle repair and maintenance, fluids such as engine oil, …

story top image
Improving Efficiency in Roadbuilding

Let’s face it, road widening, aggregate placement, backfilling, and other road construction tasks have always been messy, backbreaking operations. Busy road construction seasons, limited budgets, and a number of other elements have constrained equipment innovation for decades. This has left road crews in the dust, relying heavily on traditional methods …

Indiana Association's Summer Events for 2021

In-person events will return once again this summer after a 15-month, pandemic-induced hiatus on large gatherings forced groups to meet virtually for over a year.

The summer of 2021 marks a unique opportunity for AEC industry professionals and businesses across Indiana to embrace the company of close friends and colleagues, …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
IndyGo Purple Line Project Rollout

In a webinar offering insight into IndyGo’s plans for the second phase of its Marion County mass transit initiative, host Demetrius Glover, Executive Director at ICR, and moderator Bill Ehret, Principal and Managing Director at Avison Young Indianapolis, introduced experts to discuss plans for the Purple …

story top image
Intentional Design

Selected to provide interior architecture and design for this innovative private dental practice in Greenfield, Indiana, Brenner’s design team worked closely with a sophisticated client to provide guidance on the three-dimensional space as well as the proposed materials and finishes. By modifying plans laid out by the dental equipment …

Machyne and Purdue University Extension at 16 Tech to Offer Workforce and Educational Training Program

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Machyne, a 21st century makerspace opening in the 16 Tech Innovation District this March, announced a partnership with Purdue University Extension Marion County (PEMC) to provide workforce and educational training for residents in the neighborhoods near 16 Tech.

PEMC and Machyne will focus on workforce training opportunities …

Milhaus Breaks Ground on $40M Whitestown Project

INDIANAPOLIS – Milhaus, a national award-winning developer, owner and operator of Class-A multifamily properties, and partner Humphreys Capital are excited to announce that Milhaus Whitestown has broken ground in Whitestown, IN.

Milhaus Whitestown is a $40 million apartment project to be located near 7279 S. Indianapolis Road, fifteen miles …

Registration Open for Free BY Construction Training at CAFE

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Registration is now live for the free upcoming BY Construction Training at CAFE. Taining will start on June 15th and run until August 5th. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 5 – 9 PM ET.

The BY Construction Training class prepares students for a career …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Renewing and Revitalizing Downtown Indianapolis

SMPS and ICR collaborated in May at the Living Room Theatre and via Zoom to present a panel discussion about the methods by which organizations and stakeholders are engaging businesses and citizens to rejuvenate, rebuild, and reshape downtown Indianapolis after the pandemic.

Panelists who are directly connected to the economic …

story top image
Utility Inspection Systems and Their Benefits

It is obvious that knowing the condition of underground sewer and water infrastructure is necessary to properly maintain essential services, and today’s CCTV (closed circuit television) inspection systems visually identify structural and maintenance issues like cracks, broken or collapsed pipe, infiltration, grease, and roots, as well as other issues.

Mainline …

story top image
Vacuum Excavators Help Maryville Municipality Expand and Maintain Its Underground Infrastructure

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the City of Maryville, a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee, is going through a growth spurt. With a population of nearly 30,000 people and climbing, the town has experienced a big spike in utility development within the last two to three years. …

American Structurepoint, WSP USA Earn ACEC Excellence Awards

WASHINGTON, DC – The Indianapolis-based team of American Structurepoint and WSP USA, has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 54th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the SR 37 Drainage Line Project in Indianapolis.

Reaching depths up …

Construction Family Assistance Foundation Announces 2021 Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS, IN– Construction Family Assistance Foundation (CFA) recently announced its 2021 board of directors. The CFA Foundation provides financial assistance to Indiana construction and contractor maintenance workers and their families who have been impacted by a life- changing workplace injury or fatality. The 2021 board of directors includes:

  • President: Jesse …
Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Creating an Iconic Concert Venue

A $17 million public-private partnership between White River State Park Development Commission (WRSPDC) and Live Nation will add more permanent restrooms, a permanent stage, an artist amenities building, and 3,000 new seats to the downtown concert venue. An additional $10.8 million in funding for the project will go towards constructing …

story top image
Dave Brackett Joins Milhaus as SVP of Property Operations

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Milhaus, a national award-winning developer, owner and operator of class A, in-fill multi-family properties, announces that Dave Brackett has been hired as Senior Vice President of Property Operations. Brackett has served in various investment management and oversight roles over the past 30 years and will use …

story top image
Greenwood Moves Forward on $83 Million Redevelopment of Former Middle School Property

GREENWOOD, IN – During a special meeting by the Greenwood Redevelopment Commission (RDC) in early March, members voted to approve a project agreement between the city, CRG Residential, and Great Lakes Capital.

Bonds to fund the project will now go before the Greenwood Common Council for consideration and approval.

“This …

story top image
In Memoriam - Ewing Miller II, FAIA – October 5, 1923 - March 29, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Ewing Miller II, FAIA passed away at home in Washington DC after nearly a year struggling against an increasingly dysfunctional heart. As he said "dying is damn difficult." But he died as he lived, with dignity.

Ewing was a thoughtful man, a remarkable architect and a dear …

June 2021 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

AIA Indianapolis – June Virtual Program: Building and Running a Successful Hybrid Practice
  • June 3, 6 – 7 p.m.,
  • Presented virtually by Evelyn Lee, FAIA
  • Many firms are just beginning to navigate …
Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Rebecca Hewitt Joins the RJE Team as Marketing Strategist

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – RJE Business Interiors (RJE), a regional provider of workplace solutions, today announced Rebecca Hewitt as its marketing strategist. In this role, Hewitt will develop and lead innovative marketing strategies across the enterprise, elevating the RJE brand and enabling the company to build on its reputation as …

story top image
Stranahan Joins Hanson’s Indianapolis Office as Project Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Carey Stranahan, P.E., Project Manager, recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Indianapolis office. He will manage local and state infrastructure projects in Indiana.

Prior to joining Hanson, Stranahan was the civil engineer for the city of Kokomo and performed other duties in the engineering department for …

story top image
Strengthening Connectivity Through Design

Elevatus Architecture recently led the design of a 30,000-square-foot, three-story addition and 40,000-square-foot renovation of Indiana Tech’s Zollner Engineering Center in Fort Wayne. Highlights of the expansion include enhancements to the quad and improved circulation within campus, new engineering labs outfitted with the latest equipment, and increased transparency throughout the …

story top image
The Pangere Corporation Expands Regional Presence with New Team Member

GARY, IN – The Pangere Corporation, a commercial and industrial contractor, is pleased to announce the hiring of Rosa Rozek as an administrative assistant for its commercial construction division.

In this new role, Rozek will manage administrative and marketing affairs regarding commercial construction.

Rozek has over 23 years of …

Viridian, Hagerman to Lead $20 Million Renovation of CTB HQ

MILFORD, IN, – CTB, Inc. is planning to soon begin significant improvements at its headquarters manufacturing and office campus in Milford, Indiana, according to Victor A. Mancinelli, CTB Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

The company plans to invest approximately $20 million to renovate approximately 38,000 square feet (3,500 square …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
William Baker Company Creates Endowed Scholarship for Construction Management Students at Ball State

MUNCIE, IN – William Baker Company recently announced the creation of an endowed scholarship fund in the name of the William Baker Company at Ball State University’s Department of Construction Management and Interior Design. Scholarships from this endowment will be awarded each year to two college juniors majoring in the …

story top image
AIA Indianapolis and YAF Host Virtual Day at the Statehouse

AIA Indiana and AIA Indianapolis Young Architects Forum (YAF) held a virtual tour of the Indiana Statehouse in March to give young designers insight into Indiana’s legislative process and its effect on the design industry.

The Indiana General Assembly is made up of 100 members of the House and 50 …

April 2021 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

AIA Indianapolis – April Meeting: A Presentation by Dr. Nigel Oseland
  • April 8, 9 – 10 a.m.
  • Presented virtually
  • AIA Indianapolis presents a morning webinar with Dr. Nigel Oseland, an environmental psychologist, …
story top image
AYR in Glendale Town Center Nearing Completion

Milhaus is partnering with Kite Realty Group Trust, DKGR, and others to elevate and enhance Glendale Town Center with the construction of AYR – a $40 million, 267-unit residential apartment complex located between Broad Ripple Village at Kessler Avenue and East 62nd Street.

“The Midtown area continues to …

story top image
Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

story top image
Fanning Howey Makes Changes to Leadership Team

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Fanning Howey has promoted mechanical discipline director Tim Lehman, PE, to the position of Chief Engineering Officer. In his new role, Lehman will lead Fanning Howey’s efforts to find smarter ways for schools and universities to enhance educational outcomes, improve sustainability and lower operating costs.

“K-12 …

story top image
Five Tips for Maintaining Low-Level Access Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

Even though preventive maintenance can be the single most crucial factor in keeping an equipment fleet operating in peak condition, while lowering a machine’s total cost of ownership, it is easy to have an “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. Especially in lean years, maximizing each piece of …

story top image
Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

story top image
Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Hafer Promotes Six to Leadership Team

Adding to the leadership team, Hafer has promoted six individuals to Associate and Senior Associate positions.

Eric Rang, AIA has been promoted to Senior Associate. Rang has been an Architect with Hafer for five years and has worked in the industry for over 15. He holds a Bachelor of …

Hennick & Company and RATIO Complete Strategic Design Partnership

TORONTO AND INDIANAPOLIS – Hennick & Company, Inc. (“HennickCo”) announced today that it has completed a strategic partnership with RATIO Design (“RATIO”), one of the largest architecture and design firms in the U.S.

RATIO is an award-winning international design firm offering architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and preservation …

story top image
How to Maximize Bridge Repair Productivity with Hydrodemolition Attachments

For decades, road and bridge repair contractors have relied on the power and precision of hydrodemolition robots to increase efficiency for concrete removal and surface preparation applications. Traditional methods of bridge deck repair took hours of manual labor using handheld water jetting equipment or handheld pneumatic tools. By switching to …

story top image
Performance-Based Smoke Detection Reduces Cost and Enhances Safety

Today, the owners of a growing number of non-standard building designs like museums, arenas, stadiums and structures with atria or large open spaces are turning to performance-based design for substantial cost savings and enhanced safety while maintaining architectural concerns.

As an International Code Council (ICC) accepted alternative, performance-based design allows …

story top image
Schmidt Associates Designs $100M High School for the City of Hammond

Hammond Central High School currently operates in a building that was constructed over 100 years ago. Hammond’s school corporation needed a new facility on the same site that better accommodated the district’s recently restructured school system, so they worked with Schmidt Associates to create a $100 million, 338,000-square-foot high school …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Towers of Tomorrow

Despite COVID-19’s tumultuous toll on urban living, there will come a day when normalcy returns to large metropolitan areas. Human beings are resilient; they will continue to work, learn, live, and play following economic downturns and unprecedented times that temporarily rid cities of normal activity. Downtowns have a future, and …

story top image
Using Technology to Solidify a Unified Team Culture in 2021

Whether it’s on the front lines of a battlefield, a supply chain or a construction site, culture is a fundamental aspect of human existence. Culture keeps us bonded to groups of people – whether it’s within the context of our families, our communities or even our workplaces – and allows …

story top image
AIA Indiana Hosts Dr. Dotson for Presentation on ‘Why Indiana Avenue Matters’

AIA Indiana recently hosted Dr. Olon Frederick Dotson, Associate Professor of Architecture at Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning, and Chairman of Indiana Landmarks’ African American Landmarks Committee, to present ‘Why Indiana Avenue Matters’.

In his presentation, Dotson explains how the physical and institutional abandonment of black …

story top image
Barton-Coe-Vilamaa Architects & Engineers Names Weesner Director of Architecture, Bowland Director of Engineering

FORT WAYNE, IN – Barton-Coe-Vilamaa Architects & Engineers proudly announces the promotion of Adam Weesner to Director of Architecture and Partner, and the promotion of Ryan Bowland to Director of Engineering and Partner.

As a Registered Architect and valued employee of BCV since 2013, Weesner brings a wealth of knowledge …

story top image
BCA Announces 2021 Officers and Directors

FORT WAYNE, IN – Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces its recent election of officers and directors to serve on its 2021 Board of Directors. Elected to serve as officers are the following:

President: Greg LynchAlmet, Inc.
1st Vice President: Jake FettersMosaic …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
DELV Design Creating Mixed-Use Broad Ripple Venue Called ‘Monon Yard’

John Pantzer, Local Entrepreneur and Owner of CCA Sports, is working with DELV Design to develop a mixed-use venue in Broad Ripple that will bring together community members of all ages. Monon Yard will pair outdoor dining with recreation to transform a site that previously hosted Broad Ripple Steakhouse and …

story top image
Fanning Howey Leads $22.2M Renovation of New Castle Middle School

Fanning Howey is leading a $22.2 million school improvement initiative to modernize New Castle Middle School and transform the building to welcome sixth grade students. Highlights of the project include a new dedicated sixth-grade neighborhood, improved security infrastructure, added 21st century learning environments, and a new auxiliary gymnasium.

Easing the …
Historic African American Sites in Indiana to Benefit from Grants

INDIANAPOLIS,IN — Two funds honoring the legacy of a retired Eli Lilly chemist are providing grants to organizations working to preserve significant African American landmarks in Indiana.

Standiford “Stan” Cox, who passed away in February 2019, joined Eli Lilly and Co. in 1957 as its first Black chemist and …

ISA President Provides Update on Association Events in 2021

The following is a letter authored by 2021 Indiana Subcontractors Association President David Peterson to ISA members regarding plans for ISA events in 2021:

'We are 46 days into 2021 and a little over a year before our first COVID-19 case in the USA. 2020 provided us challenges and new …

March 2021 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

ACEC Indiana, March Cocktails with Colleagues (Virtual)
  • March 17, 5-6 p.m.
  • Via Zoom
  • Join ACEC Indiana for a special networking event after hours. Bring your own favorite beer/cocktail and engage in a …
Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Rebuilding Together Indianapolis Announces 2021 Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Rebuilding Together Indianapolis announces its 2021 board of directors. Through volunteers and sponsors, Rebuilding Together Indianapolis provides assistance to homeowners who, because of physical limitations or low income, are struggling to cover the costs of needed home repairs.

2021 board members include:

  • President: Bryan McHugh, Project …

USGBC Indiana Celebrates New Market Leadership Advisory Board

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – U.S. Green Building Council of Indiana (USGBC) is is proud to announce the members of its 2021 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB). This dedicated group of green building professionals volunteer their time to work with our USGBC community to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s local, …

story top image
'Vietnam Wall' Foundation and Walls Completed at Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum

FORT WAYNE, IN – Groundbreaking for the permanent Vietnam Wall construction at Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum in Fort Wayne took place on Veteran’s Day in 2020. Today, the Wall has taken on a whole new look.

Chris Harmon, director of field operations, The Hagerman Group, is …

16 Tech Innovation District Welcomes Vendors to the AMP

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – 16 Tech Innovation District announced the first chefs and retail entrepreneurs to locate in the AMP – a new artisan marketplace in the Riverside neighborhood of Downtown Indianapolis. The European-style market, offering local food, drink, retail and entertainment, is located in the district’s innovation hub, HqO, and …

AGC Indiana Hosts Schoppman in Webinar About Constructing in a Post-COVID-19 World

AGC of Indiana recently hosted Gregg Schoppman, Principal at FMI in a webinar that gave AGC members advice on maintain a profitable and fulfilling businesses in a post-COVID-19 world. Schoppman identified seven habits for construction firms to embrace during the pandemic to help their businesses adapt amidst unprecedented marketplace …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Applied Fabricators, Inc. Announces Partnerships with T. Fin Building Solutions and Mays, Maune, McWard, Inc.

GREENFIELD, IN – Applied Fabricators, Inc. (AFAB), a family-owned sheet metal manufacturing leader, this week announced new strategic partnerships with T. Fin Building Solutions and Mays, Maune, McWard, Inc. These partners will serve as the manufacturer’s representative of AFAB’s new T9 Single Skin Rainscreen Panel System.

“As a family-owned business, …

story top image
Commercial Office Environments Hires Leah Stanton

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Commercial Office Environments (COE) is excited to announce the addition of Leah Stanton to its growing and dedicated team of industry professionals.

As Director of Commercial Market Relations, Stanton will utilize her vast experience and expertise to work closely with dealerships' manufacturer representatives and corporate account groups …

story top image
Cripe Announces Two Employee Promotions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – As of January 1st, Cripe has promoted Elaine Ivy, PE to Design Engineer in the Civil Engineering department. Ivy joined the Cripe team in June 2015.

Cripe is also promoting Shannon Shaw Jr. to Design Associate in the Civil Engineering department. Shaw Jr. joined the Cripe team …

story top image
Don Allen of Spohn Associates Retires After 23 Years With Firm

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – January 2021 serves to be the last month of the incredible tenure for Don Allen at Spohn Associates. Allen began at Spohn in March of 1998 and has spent the last 23 years going from a Project Manager, to Senior Project Manager, and arriving at Project …

story top image
Elon University Puts Vacuum Excavator to Work in a Wide Range of Applications

Traditionally, vacuum excavators have been used by contractors for daylighting buried utilities, minimizing disruption to the impacted area, and leaving behind a negligible mess. Today, the benefits of soft digging – the process of using a combination of suction and high-pressure water and air to remove dirt and other materials …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Finding a Snow-Worthy Track Loader

What’s better for clearing snow, a skid steer or a compact track loader? The common perception is that a wheeled machine would fare better, and it’s often true with many track loaders. It’s why many compact track loaders are parked for the winter while their wheeled counterparts keep working. However, …

story top image
Four Strategies for Construction Companies to Rebound from COVID-19

It has been almost a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and unfortunately, we don’t have an answer as to when life will go back to normal, or even what the “new normal” will look like. Disruptions in the hard-hit construction industry – such as supply chain shortages and …

story top image
Frank Lloyd Wright Designed-House in West Lafayette Undergoing Renovations

The National Parks Service recently awarded a $500,000 Save America’s Treasures grant to support restoration efforts at Samara, a 1950s-era Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home built in West Lafayette for Dr. John and Catherine Christian.

Purdue professor Dr. John Christian and his wife Catherine wanted to their home to function as …

story top image
Mayor Joe Hogsett Cuts Ribbon on $20 Million of Trail Projects Constructed in 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Mayor Joe Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) and Indy Parks and Recreation to highlight all of the recent trail projects completed this year with a ribbon cutting at the convergence of the Central Canal Towpath and the Fall Creek Trail. In …

story top image
Safety Expert Teams Up with PNW Students for Training Project

GARY, INDIANA – A construction safety expert from The Pangere Corporation, a commercial and industrial contractor based in Gary, has been volunteering their time to educate Purdue University Northwest (PNW) students about OSHA standards and best practices on the jobsite.

As part of the Northwest Indiana Business Round Table’s …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Sustainable Construction Waste Management and LEED

There was an estimated 600 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste generated in the United States in 2018 alone, which is more than double the amount of Municipal Solid Waste (i.e. normal garbage). Concrete accounted for the largest portion of this C&D waste (67.5 percent), followed by asphalt …

story top image
Wheeler Mission Building New Center for Women and Children in Indianapolis

Wheeler Mission is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization dedicated to providing critically needed goods and services to those experiencing homelessness, hunger, and addiction since its founding in 1893. Wheeler Mission is the oldest continuously functioning ministry of its kind in Indiana and currently operates nine locations across the state …

2021 Manufacturer Forecast

After a difficult 2020, many of us are looking for things to turn around with the new year. Significant progress on a vaccine and the possibility of new funding for infrastructure projects has many in the construction industry optimistic that 2021 will put the U.S. economy back on track. We’ve …

story top image
AIA Indiana Hosts Annual City County Council Reception Virtually

AIA Indiana Executive Director Jason Shelley, AIA moderated the association’s annual City-County Council Reception at the end of 2020. Members of the City County Council started the webinar by introducing themselves to viewers and providing brief descriptions of some of their districts’ most pressing issues.

City Council members featured in …

story top image
American Structurepoint Earns Healthiest Employers Honors in Indiana and Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — American Structurepoint has been recognized as one of the Healthiest Employers in Indiana and Ohio. The Healthiest Employers awards program recognizes companies for commitment to workplace wellness and their exceptional health and benefits offerings.

American Structurepoint health and wellness offerings include the following:

  • Associates receive incentives based …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
ARTBA 2021 US Transportation Construction Market Forecast

Transportation construction activity is forecast to decline 5.5 percent in 2021, as transportation authorities, state, city, county, and local governments face unprecedented revenue shortfalls, budget pressures and lower demand for travel and freight services, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) model shows. The 2021 market will reflect the …

story top image
Building Enclosure Council of Indiana Announces New Board Members

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Building Enclosure Council of Indiana (BEC) is pleased to announce its newly elected board members Andrew McMullan as Treasurer and Chad Eber as Program Chair.

McMullan was a founding member and has been involved with the BEC since its conception in 2018. He also serves as …

Columbus Design Institute Helps 16 Tech Select Design Team for Signature Bridge Project

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 16 Tech Community Corporation announced the selection of a team led by engineering firm schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) in collaboration with Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) and other key partners to design a signature bridge that will connect the 16 Tech Innovation District to Indianapolis’ nationally …

story top image
Cripe Announces Fred Green and Dennis McGuire Executive Leadership Promotions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Al Oak, PE, Chairman and CEO at Cripe, is excited to announce the following executive leadership appointments.

Effective January 1st, Fredrick J. Green, AIA, NCARB, President + COO, will be promoted to Chief Strategy + Operations Officer. In his 15 years as President + COO, …

story top image
CSO Adds Five New Employees

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- CSO recently announced that five new employees have joined the firm since August. The new CSO team members, including one Architectural Graduate, one Interior Designer, two Construction Administrators, and an Architectural Technician are listed below. In addition, CSO is hosting a new Architectural Student Intern.

Architectural Graduate …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Equipment Leasing & Finance 2021 US Economic Outlook

Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 7.8 percent is forecast for 2021. Annual U.S. …

story top image
How AGC of America is Making Sure Politicians Learn the Right Lessons from the Election

The 2020 elections appear to have delivered simultaneous rebukes to both President Trump and the liberal agenda. While he performed better than most polls predicted, as of writing, the President’s ongoing efforts to contest the election appear to have little chance of success. Yet enough down ballot elections broke Republicans’ …

ISA Hosts ‘Owner Power Series’ to Discuss Upcoming Project Opportunities

The Indiana Subcontractors Associations (ISA) hosted an “Owner Power Series” webinar at the end of 2020 to give members an outlook on upcoming job opportunities associated with some of most anticipated projects in Indiana.

Two pre-recorded conversations with representatives from IU Health and from Citizens Energy presented ISA members with …

story top image
Keystone Group and CSO Architects Collaborate for Renovation of Prominent Downtown Tower

Keystone Group is collaborating with CSO Architects and their team to renovate 220 North Meridian – a commercial high-rise located just North of Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. Keystone acquired this former AT&T office building in 2017 with the intention of renovating the tower into a mixed-use development that includes …

story top image
Lively Joins Schmidt Associates as Business Development Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Architecture and engineering firm Schmidt Associates welcomes Janet Lively, CPSM, as an Associate and Business Development Manager in its Louisville, Kentucky office

With more than 25 years of business development, client relationship, and marketing experience, Lively fuses practical experience with a strategic, big-picture approach to provide …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
McCarthy Building Companies Partners with Adaptive Construction Solutions in Support of Veterans

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces a new partnership with Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc. (ACS) to recruit and train veterans for careers in the construction trades, addressing a national workforce shortage. Together, the two organizations will identify and enroll veterans with military occupational specialties in an apprenticeship program that can lead …

Patriot Welcomes Jody Dedon as Business Development Director

Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc. (Patriot) welcomes Jody L. Dedon, CFRE as Business Development Director for Central Indiana.

Dedon served the past 10 years in the nonprofit sector leading various organizations. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of Westfield Education Foundation. Prior to this, she served as Executive …

story top image
Patriot Welcomes Tori Harper as Marketing Coordinator

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc. (Patriot) welcomes Tori Harper as Marketing Coordinator.

Harper recently received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and International Studies from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis, where she graduated in the Top 10% of her class. Harper's experience includes …

story top image
Spohn Adds Two Senior Project Managers and Contract Administrator

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Architectural Installation firm Spohn Associates welcomes Gerard Skibinski and Chris Padgett as Senior Project Managers and Ann Searcy as Contract Administrator.

Bringing with him 30 years of experience as a licensed architect, Skibinki will now manage the delivery and installation of specialty products for architectural projects at …

story top image
Three MKM Projects Receive ARCHie Awards for Historic Preservation

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – Three MKM architecture + design (MKM) projects have received ARCHie historic preservation awards from ARCH, a Fort Wayne, IN nonprofit dedicated to celebrating, protecting, and preserving architecture and community heritage in Northeast Indiana. ARCH has presented historic preservation awards for over 40 years, recognizing the preservation …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Wells Fargo 2021 Economic Outlook

The longest U.S. economic expansion since the end of the Second World War came to an abrupt end earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic essentially shut down the economy. Following an unprecedented plunge in Q2-2020 – real GDP nosedived at an annualized rate of 31.4 percent – economic activity …

story top image
Wheeler Mission Receives Grant to Create Indoor Play Area at New Center for Women and Children

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Wheeler Mission is pleased announce that they are the recipients of a $225,000 True Inspiration award from Chick-fil-A to build an indoor playground at the Center for Women and Children.

The True Inspiration Awards program was created in 2015 to honor the legacy of Chick-fil-A founder S. …

story top image
AIA Indiana Hosts NOMA President Dowdell to Discuss Future of the Urban Built Environment

AIA Indiana recently hosted National Organization of Minority Architects’ (NOMA) President Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, for a webinar where she discussed her experiences in architecture and described some initiatives being set forth by NOMA to improve minority representation in the industry.

As a Detroit native, Dowdell noticed signs of …

story top image
Banning Engineering Hires New Project Manager

PLAINFIELD, IN – Banning Engineering is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Brehob as a Project Manager. Brehob brings with him over 25 years of experience in the engineering industry. He has a strong background in commercial and residential site development and has worked with municipal and county clients. …

Brenner Design Creates State-of-the-Art Locker Room for IU Football

Submitted by Brenner Design

Located under the west side of Indiana University’s Memorial Stadium below the massive tiered concreate stadium seats is, in essence, a building within a building. Brenner Design’s locker room project replaced the existing 1980 players locker and shower room and the coaches’ locker and shower …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Carmel Clay Library Expansion and Renovation Project Breaks Ground

CARMEL, INDIANA – Earlier this month, the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) broke ground on an exciting expansion and renovation project – one that will upgrade its Main Library Branch and address the evolving needs of a growing community.

RATIO worked closely with the library’s steering committee, board of directors, …

Construction Industry Companies Putting Employee Well Being at the Forefront

No one can argue that 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic have created major stressors in our personal and professional lives and have caused many of us to experience greater levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and fear. Even before COVID-19, one in five Americans suffered from a mental health condition and …

story top image
Cripe Announces Two New Hires

INDIANAPOLIS – Caleb Chance has been hired as CAD Technician in the Civil Engineering Department. Chance holds an Associates of Applied Science in Design Technology from Ivy Tech Community College.

Heather Hall, RN, MSN, has been hired as Project Manager in the Healthcare Planning Department. Hall holds a Masters …

story top image
Demolition Doctors

Like many cities with a long history, the skyline of San Diego, California, has changed significantly over the centuries. Even in the modern era, demolition and construction continue to transform California’s second-largest city. However, with growing populations and congested urban environments, demolition contractors are forced to find safer ways to …

story top image
Fanning Howey Hires New Indiana Business Development Director

INDIANAPOLIS – Recently, Fanning Howey welcomed Michael Worley to their Indiana Business Development team. They chatted with him to learn more about him and his work. Questions and answers are included below:

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your role at Fanning Howey?

"I’ve spent the past …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
High Efficiency ‘Shaped’ Wire Screens are the Way to the Future

For aggregate producers, efficient and accurate sizing of material during processing is essential to profitability. One renowned screening expert has termed plant screening stations as the "cash box" of the operation. Square opening, woven wire screen is still the media of choice in most aggregate operations. However, carryover of prime …

ISA Holds Virtual Town Hall to Outline 2021 Goals and Potential Changes for the Association

Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA) Executive Director Scott Grimes recently moderated a town hall webinar that gave ISA President David Peterson and a panel of ISA board members a platform to discuss the organization’s future heading into 2021. Peterson and members of ISA’s Board of Directors spoke candidly with Grimes about …

story top image
Mark Braun Joins Elevatus Architecture

Mark Braun has joined Elevatus Architecture as a Senior Design Technician.

The team at Elevatus looks forward to the great benefits he will provide through his skillset. For the past 22 years, Braun has a held a detailed background in healthcare, higher education and corporate/civic projects. Prior to that, he …

story top image
Synthesis Leads Design of Multi-Purpose Community Garden in Hillside Neighborhood

The Hillside neighborhood on the northeast side of Indianapolis was considered a food desert until recently, when Synthesis partnered with American Structurepoint, Pepper Construction, Messer Construction, and others to initiate the Hillside Community Garden project. Hillside neighborhood residents will soon live near an urban farming site that …

story top image
The Hagerman Group Announces Three Executive Promotions

FISHERS, INDIANA – The Hagerman Group (THG), an award-winning construction solutions provider in the Midwest, has promoted three individuals within the company to assume new executive roles, effective January 1, 2021.

Bruce Molter, who has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry and has served as …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
The Role of Rental in 2020 and What It Teaches Us for 2021

If there is any one thing to be said about 2020, it’s that uncertainty ruled the day in many ways and in many aspects of life. The construction industry was no exception, as contractors in all segments juggled the unknowns of an election year, a global pandemic, and everything else …

story top image
Unlocking the Full Potential of Construction Fleet Physical Security Integration

For construction firms with significant fleet vehicle and equipment assets needing to be protected from theft or vandalism, fully integrating the latest capabilities of physical security and access control systems can drive down costs significantly.

This “virtual” approach combines video surveillance, access control, and information technology (IT) integration to replace …

16 Tech Innovation District Under Development in Downtown Indianapolis

An innovation district focusing on tech, life sciences, and advanced engineering is currently under development in the historic Riverside neighborhood downtown Indianapolis. 16 Tech is joining forces with Core Planning Strategies, DKGR Architects, Meticulous Design and Architecture, Interface Studio Architects, Rowland Design Group, Circle Design …

story top image
Advanced Water Treatment to Increase Efficiency and Meet Environmental Standards

More and more, concrete repair contractors are turning to robotic hydrodemolition, and the reasons why are simple. The method provides faster, safer, and more efficient removal than traditional means. Recent technological advances have also made hydrodemolition machines more versatile, compact, and durable than ever before. But, one important question still …

story top image
AIA Indiana Convention Hosts Awards Show and Panel Discussion on Equitable Practices

This year’s AIA Indiana convention took place in historic Garfield Park in Indianapolis on September 25th, marking the organization’s first outdoor convention due to pandemic-related concerns. In an event that included a trade show, a panel discussion on racial equity in design, AIA’s annual meeting, and a design awards show, …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Applied Engineering Services Promotes Two to Principal

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Applied Engineering Services (Applied) is pleased to announce the promotion of Loren Horan, PE, RCDD, LEED AP, and Dan Miles, PE, LEED AP, to Principal.

Horan joined Applied in 2006, became a shareholder in 2013, and has steadily worked his way into this leadership position. …

story top image
Avoiding Costly and Potentially Deadly Shortcuts in Netting System Selection

Construction managers, general contractors, and building owners are certainly familiar with safety netting systems and the reasons to install them, which include protecting workers and debris from falling from structures, as well as façade and ceiling containment. They also believe these passive systems create and maintain a safe work environment. …

story top image
Bomanite Cares

Humanitarian, hero, and three-time heavyweight champion of the world, Mohammed Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Revered for his accomplishments in the ring and beloved the world over for his sharp wit and big heart outside of it, Ali’s …

story top image
Cripe Announces Hiring of Three New Employees

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Cripe recently added three new employees to their team.

Robert Causey been hired as a Procurement Specialist in the Healthcare Planning Department. Causey holds a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University.

Simon Platt been hired as a Design Associate in the Architecture Department. Platt holds a Bachelor …

story top image
Hafer Design Wins Two National Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), the premier A/E/C marketing and business development association, announced the recipients of its 2020 Marketing Communications Awards (MCA). This annual competition is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards program recognizing excellence in marketing and communications by professional services firms in …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Hafer Honored by AIA Indiana / Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Hafer team recently received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Indiana Honor Award for design excellence for the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana project. Hafer, a local architecture, engineering and interior design firm, was recognized at the annual joint AIA Indiana and AIA Kentucky convention.

An …

story top image
HDD Training Teaches More Than Just Basic Skills

When it comes to horizontal directional drilling (HDD), simple training is not enough – it needs to be the right training. Because HDD is an art and a science, the right training, education, and experience is a critical combination in knowing the right balance between the two.

As HDD expands …

story top image
Making the Whole Person Matter

The construction worker offers much for which to be celebrated. They transform blank canvasses of earth to create spaces for work, education, or play and build structures to cross bodies of water that connect communities. Bottom line, the construction worker helps to build a country’s future.

Driving this ability is …

MD+A/Meticulous Cares Supports the CICF Pandemic Fund for Students of Color at Ball State University

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Meticulous Design + Architecture, a global architecture firm, is proud to partner with Lisa Sobek, Executive Project Manager at Ball State University (BSU) R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning, and the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) to support BSU students of color who …

story top image
Monumental Awards Showcase Local Design Achievements in Outdoor Setting

For the first time in its 43-year history, this year’s Indy Chamber Monumental Awards took place at Tibbs Drive-In in an effort to follow CDC social distancing guidelines. As a change of pace from the event’s typical format, the outdoor location of the 2020 Monumental Awards allowed guests to mingle …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Mortenson Pushes the Boundaries With Large-Scale Modular Projects

The construction industry has proven to be one of the most difficult industries to revolutionize. Many aspects of constructing a building have not changed for centuries. It is becoming increasingly difficult to build in downtown urban settings where sites are tight, streets are crowded, and skilled labor is difficult to …

New Series Launched to Bring Together Contractors and Owners

CROWN POINT, IN – The Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable (NWIBRT) is pleased to announce the premier of a new web series designed to connect regional construction contractors with owner companies and facility managers.

Called “Meet the Owner/General Contractor,” the series will provide owner attendees with a one-on-one platform to learn …

Noblesville Schools Breaks Ground on New Stadium

NOBLESVILLE, IN – Noblesville Schools broke ground on a new community stadium that will host Noblesville High School (NHS) football, band, track and other activities. The facility, located off of Field Drive behind NHS, will provide 50% more seating than the current stadium and is expected to open for track …

story top image
Synthesis Architect Greg Perkins Among Those Selected for James T. Morris Global Leadership Series

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The International Center has announced 24 participants selected for the James T. Morris Global Leadership Series inaugural class.

The 2020 Morris Series cohort is comprised of global professionals from across Indiana. The participants serve in roles from associates to executives and represent a wide range of industries, …

story top image
Tire Tales

Tires are witness to everything that goes on in a truck and are filled with information that can tell you a great deal about your fleet.
There are many reasons tires are removed from service outside of normal wear – ranging from driver- related behavior, to running the wrong type …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
AIA Indiana and Kentucky Webinar Introduces The Somewhere Project to Local Architects

AIA Indiana recently collaborated with AIA Kentucky to host a webinar about The Somewhere Project. The Somewhere Project is an initiative that aims to redevelop abandoned coal mines into areas that promote education and creativity.

Founder and Project Manager, Brook Smith, first introduced professors at the University of Kentucky …

story top image
American Structurepoint, Mandy Cooper Design, T&W Corporation, and RJE Collaborate on Glasswater Creek Assisted Living Facility

American Structurepoint recently partnered with Mandy Cooper Design, T&W Corporation, and RJE to design an affordable assisted living facility in Plainfield, Indiana. Initiated by the Community Reinvestment Foundation, this development employs carefully selected layouts and furniture to further Glasswater Creek’s mission of providing high quality living environments to …

story top image
Don’t Get Caught in the Cold

When we think winter maintenance, we start thinking about cooling systems and antifreeze, fuel systems and fuel storage, engine oil, Hydraulic oil and systems, batteries and all the fluids, components and systems that suffer the ravages of cold and freezing temperatures. If its equipment, it needs winter maintenance. If operates …

Indiana Furniture Awarded Grant to Help Stimulate Future Growth for Hoosier Operations.

JASPER, IN – Recently, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), in partnership with Conexus Indiana, announced awards totaling $2 million to Hoosier businesses in Manufacturing Readiness Grants, which Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb first announced in May.

Indiana Furniture, along with 19 additional Hoosier businesses, received a …

ISA and NAIOP Collaborate for a Webinar About the Future of Business Facility Spaces

Last month, the Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA) and the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) collaborated to host a webinar discussing the current state of the global economy and how pandemic-related regulations and tariffs have affected local companies. Pete Mento, Managing Director of Global Customs and Duties …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Living on the Cutting Edge

Mining and quarrying are deep-rooted businesses. The oldest known mine is located in Southern Africa and was active, quite appropriately, during the Stone Age – an astounding 43,000 years ago. Possibly even more incredible are the ancient mines that are still producing.

Fast forward to today, where we find an …

story top image
Local Firms Tapped to Design Consolidated Campus for IU Health

BSA LifeStructures, CSO, and RATIO recently formed a joint venture called CURIS Design, LLC to help design Indiana University Health’s new hospital and consolidated campus in downtown Indianapolis. The project will be managed in part by AECOM Hunt and will integrate multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient facilities into a …

story top image
MDC Group Introduces New CFO and President

NOBLESVILLE, IN – The MDC Group recently promoted Mike Grubb, AIA, LEED AP BD+C to President of Construction and Mark Mennen to Chief Financial Officer.

Mike Grubb, President of Construction
With over 25 years of commercial architectural and project management experience, Grubb has shown expertise at collaborating with clients to …
story top image
Pulling Augers No Longer Needed

One of the most time-consuming tasks while auger boring is pulling augers to check line and grade and adjust steering constantly,” said Walter Keyes, a 25-years auger boring veteran and Team Leader/Superintendent with S.J. Louis Companies. “Typically, on large-diameter sewer jobs, crews will pull augers every 20 feet, …

story top image
Ready to Roll

Near the Kansas City International Airport lies a well-traveled stretch of road that connects NE Cookingham Drive to I-435. A 20-mile jaunt separates the airport from downtown Kansas City, and while some drivers might make their way via the direct I-29 route, others choose the I-435 route that might take …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Southwest Allen County Schools Breaks Ground on the Homestead High School Additions and Renovations Project

Fort Wayne, IN -- On August 5, Southwest Allen County Schools officials and administrators, along with local community partners, officially broke ground on the Homestead High School (HHS) Additions and Renovations Project. The symbolic ceremony, held on Homestead’s Varsity Baseball Field, officially begins the highly anticipated $169 million, a four-year …

story top image
Spohn Associates Hires Four New Employees

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Rhenden Peppers started at Spohn Associates in June of 2020. He attended Ball State University and brings with him several years of experience in the commercial construction industry. At Spohn, he will begin his tenure as a Project Manager Assistant, running smaller jobs and helping Project Managers …

story top image
Technology Enables Construction Continuity

As we look ahead and try to make predictions about the future of construction, some aspects are murky. No one would have predicted the situation we found ourselves in during 2020, with a global pandemic bringing the economy to its knees, delaying construction projects nationwide, and changing the way we …

story top image
Virtual Reality Leaps Forward, Providing New Value to Stakeholders

The AEC industry has been experimenting with the use of virtual reality (VR) for well over 20 years, and the medium has successfully provided value and Return on Investment (ROI). However, for many projects, the form factor, technical requirements and user friction for delivering walkthroughs has prevented the medium from …

CII and AGC Bring Together a Panel of Industry Leaders for COVID-19 Webinar

The Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently held a webinar called “Roundtable on Perspectives and Best Practices in Owner-Contractor Collaboration During COVID-19” to provide updates on a variety of industry topics concerning the virus. The panel for the webinar featured two CII owners, …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Construction Begins on Ball State's Scheumann Family Indoor Practice Facility

MUNCIE, IN – Ball State University recently broke ground on a new 87,000 square foot indoor practice facility, utilizing cost-effective design solutions to provide the athletics department with ample storage space, durable training spaces and increased branding opportunities. The project, designed by RATIO, is scheduled for completion in the …

Cornerstone Companies, Inc. to Develop 40,000 SF MOB in Carmel

CARMEL, IN – Cornerstone Companies recently closed on a three-acre parcel of land at 12174 North Meridian Street in Carmel, Indiana. Cornerstone plans to develop a three-story, 40,000-square-foot medical office building at the site, which sits along Carmel’s bustling medical corridor.

The project, known as Carmel Medical Arts Pavilion, will …

story top image
Costello and Associates Designing Peace Plaza for Ball State

AIA Indiana recently hosted Costello and Associates Owner Tony Costello, FAIA and Ball State’s Associate Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Jim Lowe in a webinar to discuss Ball State’s upcoming Peace Plaza project, which aims to create an area on Ball State’s campus that promotes messages of peace …

story top image
CSO Introduces Five New Design Professionals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – CSO recently announced that five new employees have joined the firm since April. The new CSO team members, including two Architectural Graduates, one Interior Designer, a Visualization Specialist, and an Administrative Assistant, are listed below. In addition, CSO is hosting four new Architectural Student Interns.

Architectural Graduate …

story top image
Elevatus Architecture Celebrates Five Years Since Rebrand

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture has marked their fifth anniversary since the rebrand of Schenkel Shultz Architecture - Fort Wayne. As a strong business in the Midwest, their work portfolio covers significant public and private projects that help design greater communities. Their business model is about putting people first, …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Elevatus Architecture Makes Leadership Changes to Reflect Growing Strengths

FORT WAYNE, IN - In more than six decades, the Elevatus Architecture brand has seen significant growth in the architectural industry. With a portfolio ranging from the historic Electric Works redevelopment, downtown Fort Wayne Boutique Hotel, Indiana Tech, and Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne, the work continues to …

story top image
Elevatus Leading Redevelopment of Fort Wayne’s Historic Electric Works District

Elevatus Architecture is collaborating with MSKTD & Associates, Anderson + Bohlander, LLC, Hoch Associates, Engineering Resources, Inc., MartinRiley Architects, SCO Engineering, and more members of the Fort Wayne design community to transform the city’s former Electric Works site into an 18 hour live-work-play campus. …

story top image
Exhibit Columbus Announces 2020-2021 Theme and J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Recipients

COLUMBUS, IN – Exhibit Columbus — which launched in 2016 to celebrate the design legacy of Columbus, Indiana, through its annual exploration of architecture, art, design and community — today announced its curatorial theme for the 2020-2021 cycle as well as the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Recipients …

story top image
Experienced Justice Design Specialist Joins Elevatus Architecture

FORT WAYNE, IN – Elevatus Architecture is proud to welcome back Justice Design Specialist Dave Sholl to the company. Sholl spent the majority of his tenure with Fort Wayne-based SchenkelShultz from 1983 to 2015 as Vice President of Justice Design. Dave also led the justice team in the brand change …

Hagerman Presents Team Members with HAYGEE awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Hagerman Group recently presented several team members with HAYGEE awards. Award winners are decided by votes from their peers.

The awards and recipients include:

Outstanding Client Service Award
The foundation of any great organization is rooted in service. It is the nurturing force that fuels growth. …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Hilti Exoskeleton Improves Performance and Safety

In construction there’s always a couple of major concerns on the jobsite – performance and safety. Strangely, as performance slips so does the on-the-job safety factor.

Any job function that requires a construction worker to keep their arms raised up and over their head is where this risk is a …

Holladay Properties, Hospital, and City Cut Ribbon for NewPorte Landing Medical Office Building

LA PORTE, IN – In conjunction with the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP), Holladay Properties and La Porte Hospital celebrated the opening of the hospital’s new urgent care and primary care office at NewPorte Landing in La Porte with a ribbon cutting early Tuesday afternoon. The event marked …

ISA Hosts Webinar about Rebounding & Adapting During the Pandemic

The Indiana Subcontractors Association recently hosted four panelists in a webinar about best practices for adapting to a pandemic. Moderator Kevin Turner, Vice President of Wurster Construction, posed questions about the current state of the industry to panelists Chris Harrington, owner of Gaylor Electric and ISA board …

story top image
IU Health Files Plans for Transformative New Hospital in Downtown Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Indiana University Health has outlined plans for a world-class hospital that will consolidate its two Indianapolis adult hospitals on an expanded downtown medical campus.

The plans, filed today with the City of Indianapolis, request a Central Business District special development classification that would provide zoning flexibility to …

story top image
Leadership Through Extreme Circumstances

When Robert “Bob” Lanham, Jr., P.E., started his tenure as 2020 President of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), he set three main goals: expand member engagement, increase federal investment in construction, and reduce and reform federal regulations on construction and development.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
MKM Completes Work on Campus Redesign for Crossroad Child & Family Services

MKM Design and Architecture recently worked with Shawnee Construction and Crossroad Child & Family Services in Fort Wayne to redesign the organization’s 135-year-old campus. Crossroad Child & Family Services is a non-for-profit institution that provides therapy, education, and family support services to children in difficult circumstances.

In a project that …

story top image
Northwest Indiana Companies Greatly Exceed National Safety Averages

CROWN POINT, IN — The Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable (NWIBRT) announces that companies from the NWI region are beating national averages for construction safety time and time again. Many regional firms have demonstrated consistent improvement over time, and willingness to go above and beyond when protecting workers.

Recently, 60 regional …

story top image
Point and Measure

Traditionally, moisture tests require laborious effort and are slow to return results from the laboratory.  The risk of damage increases during transit of the materials potentially altering or destroying the entire sample, making this option much less practical for construction sites.  Industry innovators have developed a simplified approach with testing …

story top image
Restoring the Interstate Highway System

At 64 years old, an age at which many Americans are approaching Medicare eligibility and reduced workloads, the Interstate Highway System is deteriorating, its traffic load of cars and trucks continues to increase, and the system lacks an adequate long-term care plan.

The Interstate Highway System remains the workhorse of …

story top image
Safety Resources, Inc. Promotes Matt McCreery to Vice President

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Matt McCreery began his career with Safety Resources, Inc. in 2006 first as a Safety Intern, then a Safety Consultant, and continued up the ladder to Director of Safety Services as a Senior Safety Consultant. Most recently, and for the past 12 years, he has been the …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Schmidt Leads Adaptive Reuse of Historic P.R. Mallory Factory Building in Indianapolis

Schmidt Associates, Anderson and Bohlander, LLC, and Brandt Construction recently completed the adaptive reuse of a former factory building in the Englewood neighborhood of Indianapolis. The P.R. Mallory Factory once produced national defense materials for World War II and is famously known as the site where the Duracell …

story top image
Ten Equipment Trailer Maintenance Tips

Heavy-haul trailers trek thousands of miles during their service lives and encounter many challenges – from rocks and ruts to bumps and jolts, no trailer gets out unscathed. To get the most from trailers, here are some tips to prevent costly damage and keep your trailers in top shape.

Start …
story top image
Top Northwest Indiana Construction Companies and Projects Receive Honors

PORTAGE, IN – The Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF) of Northwest Indiana recently celebrated the region’s highest-quality project outcomes and contractor performances with an awards presentation. Altogether, the contractors honored by the foundation clearly demonstrated an ability to consistently exceeded national industry standards while establishing projects that will benefit NWI for …

story top image
Accelerator for America Introduces New Partnership on Infrastructure Playbook

Accelerator for America recently hosted a webinar with some of the country’s most determined mayors to discuss the organization’s New Partnership on Infrastructure (NPI) initiative.

Founded by CEO Rick Jacobs, Accelerator for America is an organization led by an advisory council of mayors and other local leaders from across …

story top image
Arizona Isotopes Brings Cutting-Edge Technology to Miami County with The Hagerman Group

BUNKER HILL, IN — Recently, Arizona Isotopes (AZI) executives, a representative from SpectronRx, and staff from The Hagerman Group conducted a site visit for U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and other local officials of an isotope production and scientific research facility near Grissom Air Reserve Base in Bunker Hill, Indiana. This …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
BCA Awards $7,500 in Scholarships to Local Students

FORT WAYNE, IN — Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces winners of the 2020 Presidential Merit Scholarship and Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarship. These programs were created to recognize significant accomplishments and reward worthy students in furthering their education in construction-related college degree programs. The recipients of …

story top image
Construction Business as Project Business: Project Business Automation

All project businesses essentially operate the same way. Whether you are in the construction, engineering or architecture industry, the overarching commonality is that your company delivers goods and services to your customers through projects, making your company a project business.

Only by recognizing your company as a project business are …

story top image
Cripe Announces Five New Hires and Two Promotions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Founded in 1937 by Paul I. Cripe as a surveying office, Cripe has grown into a design firm providing clients with architecture and interiors, civil engineering, survey and 3D laser scanning, energy and facilities, equipment planning, and real estate services.

As a Minority Business Enterprise, Cripe's work …

story top image
Elevatus Designs Esports Lab for Purdue Fort Wayne

Elevatus Architecture recently expanded their higher education portfolio by designing Purdue Fort Wayne’s (PFW) new esports lab. Located within Walb Student Union on PFW’s campus, Elevatus reimagined 2,500 square feet of existing space to create a vibrant area meant to attract students and host esports clubs.

Todd Adams, Project Architect …

story top image
Fanning Howey Designs Flexible Natatorium for Center Grove High School

Fanning Howey is working with AECOM Hunt and Center Grove High School to design one of the most flexible pools in the state of Indiana. When completed in 2021, Center Grove’s $22 million natatorium will expand the school’s competitive, practice, and physical education opportunities.

Fanning Howey collaborated with Center Grove …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Fanning Howey Expands Higher Education Practice

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Fanning Howey continues to expand its higher education practice with the hiring of a senior-level designer who has extensive experience with college and university facilities design. Cheryl Sydzyik, AIA, joins Fanning Howey’s Indianapolis, Indiana, office as a Project Executive.

Sydzyik has more than 30 years of …

story top image
Fluid Bridge Repair

Infrastructure repair is a hot topic today, and rightfully so. From potholes to deteriorating bridges, keeping up with repairs – and finding the money to do so – is a constant struggle. In an effort to complete jobs faster and win more bids, contractors are always looking for ways to …

story top image
Hafer Design Finishes Work on Signature School in Evansville

Hafer Design recently completed work on a new building for Signature School in downtown Evansville. Signature school is an Indiana charter school with nearly 400 students ranging from grades 9 to 12. The school has seen a recent increase in applicants, so its administrators decided it was time to build …

Holladay Properties Awarded Sub-Management Contract

MUNSTER, IN — Holladay Properties' Indiana property management team has been awarded a new management contract in Munster, Indiana. NAI Robert Lynn, located in Dallas, Texas, has engaged Holladay to serve as its sub-manager for a 24,918-square-foot Class A medical office building.

"With the owner/property manager located in …

Indy Chamber Opens Project Submissions for 2020 Monumental Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indy Chamber is accepting submissions for the 2020 Monumental Awards, recognizing excellence in landscape architecture, interior design, real estate development, architecture, engineering, construction, neighborhood revitalization, reuse, and public art. 2020 marks the 43rd Monumental Awards, highlighting annual additions to the region’s built environment.

Monumental Awards continues …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Judy O’Bannon Honored for Decades of Preservation Leadership

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — For five decades, the former first lady of Indiana has been a leader and preservationist for the value of historic places. She helped launch the Indiana Main Street program, played an instrumental role in saving individual meaningful structures, engaged countless Hoosiers in preservation efforts, and produced a …

krM Architecture+ Hires Barr as New Team Member

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Brianna Barr joins krM Architecture+ full time after recently graduating from the College of Architecture & Planning at Ball State University.

Barr completed her Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minor in interior design, graduating summa cum laude and valedictorian of her CAP class. In addition to …

story top image
Modular Design Trends, Challenges, and Increased Construction Liability Risks

Once again, the U.S. economy has hit a crossroads. Even before the current COVID-19 outbreak, the predictions for the coming year were mixed at best.

On the one side, the Association of Equipment Managers (AEM) said that “Steady and solid growth is likely to continue for the construction sector. As …

Muncie Power Products Adds Doucett as Regional Sales Manager

MUNCIE, IN — Muncie Power Products, Inc. announces Bob Doucett as Regional Sales Manager for the East. As Muncie Power continues to grow, the company is investing in Regional Sales Manager positions to assure continued field sales representation.

Doucett, who has been with Muncie Power for five years, will focus …

story top image
Preventative Maintenance Creates Longevity for Drills

It’s a common situation: Your equipment isn’t working as effectively as it was the day it came off the manufacturing line. With most tools and machines, regular maintenance and replacement of worn-out parts can be the key to restoring it back to maximum power. Earth drills are no exception. Knowing …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Public-Private Partnership Brings Amazon Services, Inc. to Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, IN — The developers of a shell building are celebrating a public-private partnership that has brought Amazon Services, Inc. to Fort Wayne, and the development team plans to replicate its success in the market by developing a new move-in ready building nearby.

The scarcity of industrial space in …

story top image
The Complex Made Simple

The history of the construction excavator goes back quite some time. The very first excavator is said to have been built in 1882 by Sir W. G. Armstrong & Company in England, where it was used in the construction of Port of Hull docks. Unlike today's excavators that use hydraulic …

story top image
The Importance of Safely Purchasing, Handling and Storing API Certified DEF

As restrictions are being lifted across most states in the country and with warm weather upon us, it is important for truck drivers to consider proper management of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in most diesel-powered trucks.

DEF is made from a mixture of technically pure urea and purified water …

story top image
We Only Get to the Stars by Starting from the Ground

Given the excitement with SpaceX and NASA’s recent historic manned launch, many people are looking to the stars. To many, space means rockets and satellites. However, every major component of these missions are built, designed, tested, launched, and controlled in one or more ground-based facilities. And every one of those …

AIA Indiana Seeking Members to Join Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — AIA Indiana is seeking members to join its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. The AIA Indiana Board of Directors approved the creation of the EDI Committee at its April meeting. Justin Ferguson, AIA, has stepped up to lead this new initiative.

Through the EDI Committee, …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Barrett of Hafer Design Wins Award from Indiana Society of Professional Engineers

EVANSVILLE, IN — Amy Barrett, Principal and Electrical Engineer for Hafer Design, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Thomas A. Morris Engineering Leadership Award of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers.

Thomas Armstrong Morris (December 26, 1811 - April 1, 1904) was an American Railroad …

Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program Accepting Applications

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — 2020-2021's AIA Indiana Christopher Kelley Leadership Program (CKLDP) applications are now available and the deadline to submit is Monday, August 3 at 5 p.m. The selected 16 scholars will be notified by August 31. CKLDP boot camp will kick off Friday, October 9, and CKLDP sessions will …

story top image
CSO Introduces New Design Professionals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — CSO announces that six new employees have joined the firm since January. The new CSO team members, including a Senior Project Architect and three Interior Designers, are listed below.

  • Senior Project Architect: Dean Trauner
  • Interior Designers: Lauralee Wikkerink, Allison Steinbaker, Amanda Watler
  • Architectural Student Interns: …
story top image
Meyer Najem Nearing Completion on Fishers Fire Station 91

Meyer Najem recently partnered with DELV Design, the City of Fishers, and firefighters from Station 91 to construct a new fire station and headquarters in the heart of Downtown Fishers. Plans for this $8.3 million project were initiated in 2018 and construction is nearing completion, with station employees preparing …

story top image
Ragland Retires from CORE Planning Strategies

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — At CORE Planning Strategies, the company's mission is to help organizations increase efficiencies, realize ideal capital improvements, and transform communities. With his background in economic development, Jack Ragland has been a key part of helping the company live that mission by engaging with clients and collaborators …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Robinson Joins CORE Planning Strategies

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Katie Robinson joins CORE Planning Strategies as a Project Manager.

CORE Planning Strategies is a program management firm that helps organizations facilitate successful transformations, whether it’s a facility, redevelopment project, or process improvement initiative.

Robinson has nearly 20 years of experience in the Indianapolis community, including several …

The Pangere Corporation Among Select Few to Earn National Certification

GARY, IN — The Pangere Corporation, a commercial and industrial contractor based in Gary, Indiana, recently became one of just a few midwestern contractors to earn Door Safety Inspector (DSI) certifications.

Much of the work The Pangere Corp. conducts takes place in sensitive environments such as health care facilities, …

story top image
Architecture and Design Firm Lancer + Beebe Adds Two Team Members

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Tim Funston joins Lancer + Beebe as Senior Project Manager. Funston's experience in senior living, health care, and higher education will bring experience in both customer relations and project management in these markets.

“I am excited about Tim joining Lancer + Beebe’s project management and production team. …

story top image
Cloud-Based Employee Time Tracking

There is no doubt that technology has increased project management efficiency and safety in the construction industry. Case in point: construction worker illnesses and injuries went from 10.9 incidents (in 1972) to 2.8 incidents (in 2017) per 100 people, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But, there are …

story top image
Engineering Firm Leaders React to COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 concerns interrupt the day-to-day operations of many business across Indiana, companies are implementing new safety measures to combat the spread of the virus. Engineering firm leaders are constantly adapting to new methods of doing business, and a few of these leaders from firms across Indiana talked to Building …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Fanning Howey Creates New Columbia City High School to Better Serve Today's Educational Needs

Indiana’s first newly constructed high school since 2012 will open its doors to students this Fall. Columbia City High School, which currently operates in a building constructed in the 1950’s, has not seen significant infrastructure investment since its opening. In collaboration with the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation (WCCSC), Fanning …

story top image
Going the Distance

The hardest part of a project for most contractors is the bid. Balancing customer specs with overhead costs to produce a number both sides are comfortable with takes skill and a deep understanding of an operation’s capabilities. Partnering with industry-leading OEMs to provide efficiency-optimizing equipment can give contractors an edge …

story top image
Gould Joins Design Collaborative as Director of Business Development and Marketing

FORT WAYNE, IN — Design Collaborative welcomes the newest addition to their team, Tracey Gould, M.S. IMC, CPSM, as Director of Business Development and Marketing. With 26 years of marketing, communications, and business development experience exclusively in the A/E/C industry, she brings an unprecedented wealth of knowledge and expertise …

story top image
How Technology is Advancing One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Construction was recently listed in the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America by CNBC. So when it comes to day-to-day operations, what can construction managers do to ensure workers receive the information they need to produce quality work and stay safe on the job? One company, MindForge, is …

Indiana Landmarks Awards Nearly $23,000 to Save Meaningful Places

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — In the first three months of 2020, Indiana Landmarks awarded $22,900 to help nonprofits and cities around Indiana save meaningful places. Drawing from a variety of funds, these grants support efforts ranging from architectural studies guiding repairs for early nineteenth-century homes in Jeffersonville and Salem to a …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
McNamara Promoted to Indiana Manager at WSP USA

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Kelli McNamara has been named Indiana Area Manager for WSP USA, an engineering and professional services consultancy.

In her new role, McNamara will be responsible for managing operations, overseeing project delivery, and growing and diversifying business in Indiana. She will work with WSP clients in the …

story top image
Ross & Baruzzini Appoints Grimes as Indianapolis Office Director

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Ross & Baruzzini announces the appointment of veteran engineer Brian Grimes as Office Director for the Indianapolis office.

“Brian’s great technical knowledge, ingenuity, and experience are an asset to the Ross & Baruzzini team,” said Jeff Crawford, Senior Vice President and Director of Higher Education and …

story top image
Ross & Baruzzini Hires Runde as Principal Consultant

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Ross & Baruzzini announces the appointment of aviation industry veteran Chris Runde as Principal Consultant. His insight and experience will help clients solve complex business challenges while balancing innovation with tangible solutions.

“Over the past 15 years, Chris has developed trusted relationships across the aviation industry and …

story top image
RP Develops Square Sided Water Tank

Creative thinking and the willingness to take a new approach is often what sets innovators apart from their peers. These qualities are also the fuel that propels industry forward. Construction is one of the oldest industries, but thanks to continuous advancements in technology, techniques and materials, today’s structures have come …

story top image
Steering Through Sandy Soils

The economy in Garden City, Kansas, is strong with the recent opening of a Dairy Farmers of America plant. Approximately 4 million pounds of milk from regional farmers make its way to the dairy plant each day, which has led to expansion for many other companies throughout the area. To …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Synthesis Adds New Marketing Brand Manager to Team

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Synthesis Incorporated (Synthesis), an Indianapolis-based architecture studio with designs in civic, health care, higher education, senior living, and research/educational labs, announces Jason Nye has joined the studio’s team as Marketing Brand Manager. Nye comes to Synthesis with marketing and branding experience in an array of industries including …

story top image
Why Productivity in Construction is Flatlining

Let’s face facts, the construction industry does not do well when it comes to completing projects on time and within budget. Approximately 98 percent of megaprojects suffer cost overruns of more than 30 percent and 77 percent are at least 40 percent late, according to a McKinsey & Company report. …

story top image
Architecture Firm Leaders React to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 concerns interrupt the day-to-day operations of many businesses across Indiana, companies are implementing new safety measures to combat the spread of the virus. Firm leaders are adapting to new methods of doing business by embracing web-based meeting technology, enforcing physical distancing, and more. A few of these leaders …

story top image
CE Solutions Promotes Murray to Senior Project Manager

CARMEL, IN — "Matt Murray joined CE Solutions right out of college and has been an integral part of our firm's growth," said Steve Osborn, President of CE Solutions. "Since the nearly 10 years he has been with us, Matt has grown into an exceptional structural engineer that …

Indiana Landmarks Awards More than $175,000 to Save Meaningful Places

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indiana Landmarks distributed $176,250 to nonprofit organizations in fiscal year 2019 to help preserve meaningful places across the state. Drawing from a variety of funds, the grants support projects ranging from structural analysis for endangered places to a documentary about the West Baden Colored Church and an …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Indiana School Wins Grand Prize at 28th Annual Future City Competition

OSSIAN, IN — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, and DiscoverE, a network of volunteers that introduces students, parents, and educators to engineering and provides hands-on engineering experiences, announces that Yemoja, a city of …

story top image
Naval Armory Conversion Wins State’s Top Restoration Prize

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — For putting new wind in the sails of the Riverside neighborhood’s Heslar Naval Armory, Indianapolis Classical Schools has won Indiana Landmarks’ 2020 Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration.

Built in the 1930s by Works Progress Administration workers as a training site for U.S. Navy recruits, the nautically-themed …

story top image
Schmidt Associates Adds Butwin as New Studio Lead

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Architecture and engineering firm Schmidt Associates welcomes Richard Butwin, PE, as a Client Liaison and the leader of the firm’s Workplace and Lifestyle Studios. He will work closely with Schmidt Associates Principals and design staff to enhance client success and guide studio growth.

Butwin, a licensed …

story top image
ACEC Announces 2020 Engineering Excellence Award Winners

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The 2020 American Council of Engineering Companies recognizes 30 engineering achievements based on uniqueness, originality, technical complexity, social and economic value, and public awareness.

The Grand Project Award was presented to Wessler Engineering and owner Indianapolis Airport Authority for the Stormwater and Deicing Capacity Projects. Primary objectives …

AIA Indiana Branches Elect New Officers for 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The 2020 Officers for AIA Northern Indiana were recently elected and are as follows: Eric Jensen, AIA, President; John Kirk, AIA, VP/President Elect; and Don Duncan, AIA, Secretary/Treasurer.  The Delegates to the AIA Indiana Board will include Gary Hall, AIA and a delegate to …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Axis Answers Questions About the New Amphitheater at White River State Park

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — When the Amphitheater at White River State Park opens this summer, there will be a new permanent stage and fixed seating. But that does not mean the lawn is going away, or that the general admission pit is disappearing. Representatives from Axis Architecture recently provided answers to …

story top image
Axis Architecture + Interiors Hires Three New Studio Members

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Axis Architecture + Interiors, now in its 25th year, continues to grow. Recently, the studio hired three new members: Mitchell Archer, Architectural Associate; Sean Morrissey, Project Architect; and Sydney Peña, Junior Interior Designer.

Archer comes to Axis by way of the University of …

story top image
BCA Announces 2020 Officers and Directors

FORT WAYNE, IN — Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces the results of its recent election of officers and directors to serve on its 2020 Board of Directors. Elected to serve in office are the following:

  • President: Brad Smith, The Hagerman Group
  • 1st Vice-President: Greg Lynch, …
Chief Strategy Officer Mishelow Celebrates 20 Years with Meyer Najem

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — When Sam Mishelow began working at Meyer Najem in 1999, he wanted to work for a company that shared his values. Coming off a position in the telecommunications industry, Mishelow had no experience in the construction industry prior to his new position as Partner, but quickly discovered …

story top image
CSO Names New Principals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — CSO announces that four employees have been named Principals of the firm. CSO President Alan Tucker announced the appointments at a recent company meeting.

“We are very excited about formally welcoming Dan, Tracy, Tim, and Laura into the firm leadership as Principals," Tucker said. "All of them …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Doosan Portable Power dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Fanning Howey Adds New Project Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Fanning Howey has hired Mary Krupinski as a Project Manager. A graduate of Ball State University, Krupinski joins Fanning Howey with project experience including both K-12 and higher education work throughout Indiana.

Krupinski has over 20 years of experience as a Principal Architect working on a wide …

Guidon Design Promotes Four New Principals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Sustainable architecture and engineering firm, Guidon Design, announces the promotion of Joel Farmer, Kyle Cyr, Tim King, and Chris Ward to firm Principals.

Farmer is a firm Principal, Vice President of Architecture who joined Guidon in 2017. He received a Bachelor of Science …

ICR Holds 2020 State of Construction Event

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indiana Construction Roundtable (ICR) kicked off 2020's educational programming with a session on the future trends driving construction. Matt Will, Ph.D., from the University of Indianapolis and Jay Bowman from Fails Management Institute (FMI) led the learning.

More than 140 attendees joined the educational session. Highlights of …

Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Award Winners Announced for 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Highway engineers, inspectors, contractors, and suppliers recently gathered in Indianapolis for the 2020 Indiana Concrete Pavement Workshop and annual awards presentation. Speakers from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), the Federal Highway Administration, and the concrete paving industry provided insights on the Indiana Transportation Team initiative …

Indianapolis-Based Schmidt Associates Welcomes Louisville Architecture Firm

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Schmidt Associates, an Indianapolis-based architecture and engineering firm, announces that it has welcomed the team at Arrasmith in Louisville, Kentucky, into the firm.

Arrasmith’s experience in healthcare — including university lab, hospital and medical research facility design — will support the joined firm’s Healthcare Studio. Full-service …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Meyer Najem Promotes Lawson to VP of Business Development

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Meyer Najem announces that Dan Lawson has been promoted to Vice President, Business Development.

Lawson began his construction career when he joined the Air Force after college, where he received training in construction technology. He was assigned to a civil engineering squadron at Scott Air Force Base …

story top image
Muncie Power Products Announces Jones as Senior Executive Director of Engineering

MUNCIE, IN — Muncie Power Products, Inc. announces its new Senior Executive Director of Engineering, Alan Jones.

As the Senior Executive Director of Engineering, Jones is a member of the executive team and will ultimately serve as the company’s leader of engineering and innovation. Within this role, his responsibilities …

Society Design and Jung Design Merge Firms

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Interior design and historic preservation firm Society Design has merged with interior design firm Jung Design to create a collective brand under the Jung Design name.

Stephen Allen and Laurel Tobin of Society Design, have joined Jung Design and have become permanent parts of the team. Allen …

Spohn Associates Hires Four New Employees

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Spohn Associates adds four new employees to their team. Spohn looks forward to seeing how these four individuals will thrive in their new positions. The new hires are:

Aaron Shadwick

Shadwick began at Spohn in 2019. He brings with him eight years of experience in the construction …

story top image
AIA Indianapolis Hosts Various Outreach Initiatives at Monthly Event

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Members of AIA Indianapolis recently gathered at Ball State University’s CAP:INDY office to hear fellow professionals discuss outreach initiatives for young architects. Presenting at this event were Ashley Thornberry of the Young Architect Forum (YAF), Brandon Farley of the Indiana High School Architectural Design Competition (IHSADC), Daniel …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
story top image
Arkos Design Expands

MISHAWAKA, IN — Embarking on its 15th year in business, Arkos Design in Mishawaka, Indiana, is expanding. The burgeoning business welcomes local talent Eric Jensen, AIA and the team from Kelsey Architecture and Design: Tyler Kelsey, AIA, Ben Sass, Assoc. AIA, Keith Ockerman, Assoc. AIA, Michael …

story top image
BOMA Donates to Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Building Owners and Managers Association of Indianapolis recently presented a $5,000 check to the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, or CHIP, during their annual meeting. Andy Buroker of Faegre Baker Daniels presented a panel of area experts on the homeless vs. panhandling issue in …

Cripe Announces Stephens as Civil Design Engineer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Alex Stephens, PE has been promoted to Civil Design Engineer in the civil engineering department. He joined the Cripe team in May 2019. Stephens holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Purdue University.

Cripe was founded in 1937 by Paul I. As a surveying office, …

Meyer Najem Presents 2019 Golden Hammer Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Over the years, Meyer Najem has worked with numerous partners to create safe and successful projects for their clients. In an effort to recognize those partners, Meyer Najem created the Golden Hammer Awards. There are several award categories that represent the various aspects of the construction process, …

Fort Wayne Area Projects Recognized by Building Contractors Association

FORT WAYNE, IN — The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) recently recognized winners of the 2019 BCA Excellence in Construction Awards sponsored by Irving Materials, Inc. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding construction projects completed within a 75-mile area surrounding Fort Wayne during the year prior.

Winning projects …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Northeast Indiana Contractors Recognized for Jobsite Safety Programs

FORT WAYNE, IN – Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces the winners of its 2019 BCA Gibson Safety Excellence Awards program. These awards honor commercial contractors and individuals who demonstrated outstanding performance in ensuring worker safety on construction jobsites in 2018.

Applicants were judged on several key areas: …