Archive for December, 2009

Manhattan Construction Charity Golf Event Raises $61,000 For Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

HOUSTON, Texas –The Manhattan Construction Co. 9th Annual Golf Classic event organizers announced today they have raised $61,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This year’s event was held at Cypresswood Golf Club on November 13, 2009.

“Over the years, the Manhattan Golf Classic has raised approximately $270,000 for MDA and this year’s event has been our most successful yet,” said event chairman and Manhattan project manager, Jason Fuller.

“This cause is close to the heart for the Manhattan family and those who volunteer each year at the tournament. For some it’s the loss of a loved one and for others it’s to support the cause to find a cure,” said Fuller

Duane Duffy, Manhattan executive vice president, came up with the idea to hold the golf classic to support and then honor long time friend who was diagnosed with ALS and ultimately succumbed to the disease.

“I have made a personal commitment to continue this annual event to benefit ALS research and it could not be done without the great Manhattan employees and the MDA volunteers that help with the tournament and along with Houston area owners, design firms, subcontractors and vendors that participate in the tournament.” Duffy stated.  

Kilgore Mechanical, Bell Bottom Foundation Co. and Ideal Finishes Inc. were major contributors to the event.

Event sponsors included:

Topping Out Sponsors included Kilgore Mechanical, Perry & Perry Builders, Baker Concrete Construction, Southeast Fire Protection, Treadwell Electric, Alpha Insulation and Waterproofing, American Door Products, American Tile & Marble, Applied Finish Systems, Astro Fence, Baker Triangle, Berger Ironworks, Diversified Thermal, Fast Track Specialties, Flex-Erect, Graziano Roofing, Haynes Whaley Associates, KenMor Electric, Lucia, Marek Brothers, Miscellaneous Steel Industries, Offenhauser Company, Postel Industries, Standard Mechanical Systems, Symco Painter International, Way Engineering, Wayne Electric,  and Xavier Structures.

Ground Breaking Sponsors included Peiper Houston Electric, Ceco Concrete Construction, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Chapman-Smidt, CMC Sterling Steel, Dunham Price, Environmental Interiors, Fireproof Contractors, Inc., Koetter Fire Protection, McDonough Construction Rentals, Peak Roofing, Reytec Construction Resources, Trio electric,

Cart Sponsors included Big City Access, Total Site, and JM Maly. Putting Contest Sponsor included TXI Concrete. Beverage Cart Sponsor included WT Byler.

Hole Sponsors included AVAdek, Browne Penland McGregor Architects, Inc., Builders Drywall, Campbell Concrete, CMC Construction Services/Sheplers, Door Pro Systems, Gensler, Houston Acoustics & Drywall, ieSmartSystems, LLC, M & I Electrical, National Terrazzo, Tile & Marble, Sam’s Safety Equipment, Sigma Marble & Granite, Tobin & Rooney Inc, Wihite Electric, and WW Bartlett, Inc.

A&E- The Graphics Complex donated signage for the event. Southern Star Concrete and Dynamic Systems also supported the event.

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

McConnell Public Safety & Transportation Operations Center project wins NAIOP Award

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The McConnell Public Safety & Transportation Operations Center (PSTOC) project, constructed by Manhattan Construction Co. and designed by HOK for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, has won the NAIOP Northern Virginia “Award of Excellence”.  The project won in the “Best Building, Institutional Facility Over $20 Million” category.

The $61 million project included the concurrent construction of two buildings with different delivery schedules, linked by an on-grade enclosed pedestrian bridge.  The 93,000 square foot facility to support multiple local, state, and regional government agencies including Department of Public Safety 9-1-1 Center, Office of Emergency Management Emergency Operations Center, VDOT Northern Virginia Smart Traffic Center and Smart Traffic Signal System, and Virginia State Police call-talkers and dispatchers.  The Forensics Center for the Fairfax County Police Department includes a 33,000 square foot, two-story facility for crime scene unit, NOVARIS, electronic surveillance and future DNA/Ballistic Laboratory.

The awards ceremony was held Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Over five hundred and fifty people were in attendance as awards were presented in the following categories: Transactions, Interiors, Buildings, and Memebership