Archive for November, 2018

Marnie Phelps joins Manhattan Construction Company as Tulsa-area Director of Community Relations

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Marnie Phelps joins Manhattan Construction Company as Tulsa-area Director of Community Relations

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally ranked general building company, has announced Marnie Phelps as director of community relations for the company’s Tulsa-area office. In this role, Phelps will assist with advancing Manhattan’s team member engagement within the community through civic, community, business and charitable organizations.

Phelps has led and directed numerous community, marketing, and business development activities during her 20-year career in the architecture, engineering construction industry. 

“Marnie is a life-long Tulsan and brings a unique blend of technical expertise and community leadership,” said Ryan Haynie, Manhattan Construction Company vice president.  “As a Tulsa-based, fifth generation family owned company, Manhattan’s involvement in the community is a fundamental part of our operations, and we are fortunate to have Marnie join our team to coordinate our efforts.”

Phelps is a board member and past president of the Child Abuse Network (CAN). She is also a member of Leadership Tulsa Class 49 and an Oklahoma government relations chair appointee for International Council for Shopping Centers (ICSC). She has a bachelor’s degree in interior design, from the University of Arkansas.

Tulsa Business and Legal News selected Phelps as a 2016 “Women of Distinction” honoree and a 2014 “Tulsa 40” honoree. Also, Tulsa People recognized her in the 2015 as the “Volunteer Spotlight.”

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction Company provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino, and hospitality facilities. Manhattan is a 15-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), an eight-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner, and a 2017 Pinnacle Safety Award winner − ABC’s top national safety honor. www.manhattanconstruction.com

Manhattan Construction Company is a subsidiary of Manhattan Construction Group, which has operations in the building, civil, pipeline, and specialty construction segments. Manhattan Construction Group was named 2017 “Contractor of the Year” in a five-state region by ENR Texas & Louisiana. Its operations include Manhattan Construction Company, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan International Construction Company, Ltd, Cantera Concrete Company, Spectrum Contracting, Inc. and Safezone, LLC. www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com

ABC of Oklahoma presents Manhattan Construction Group with 2018 national safety honors and eight “Excellence In Construction” awards

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Oklahoma has honored Manhattan Construction Group companies with eight 2018 Excellence in Construction Awards and national safety honors. The accolades were presented to Manhattan Construction Company and Cantera Concrete Company at the ABC Oklahoma Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 25, 2018, in the Cox Business Center Grand Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Manhattan Construction Company received the ABC STEP Diamond Safety Award – the highest honor in the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards program. According to the ABC 2018 Safety Performance Report, STEP Diamond Achievers are 670% safer than the industry average. This is the eighth consecutive year that Manhattan Construction Co. has earned this honor.

Manhattan Construction Company won 2018 ABC Oklahoma “Excellence in Construction” awards for construction of the following projects:

Choctaw Nation | Tribal Complex
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Choctaw Nation | Tribal Complex in Durant, Oklahoma in the “Mega-Projects Over $100 million” category.

Manhattan Construction Company served as construction manager for the campus, which is home to five buildings including a 500,000-square-foot Tribal Headquarters Building, 9,700-square-foot Data Center, 11,000-square-foot Public Safety Building, 45,000-square-foot Wellness Center, and a 48,000-square-foot Facility Maintenance Building.

Frankfurt Short Bruza designed the data center, headquarters building, and site infrastructure. JCJ Architecture designed the wellness center, public safety building, and warehouse/storage building.

 

KFOR-TV Tribute Media
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KFOR-TV Tribute Media in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the “Commercial $10 – $25 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by REES Associates, Inc., this project included a new 42,880-square-foot multimedia broadcast and communications facility, including a redesigned 4 Warn Storm Center.

The glass skin of the building has hurricane rated exterior curtainwall throughout.  The thick walls of concrete and steel reinforcing are designed to be tornado-resistant during Oklahoma’s toughest weather.   

 

Norman Regional Healthplex Flexmove and Cath Lab
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Norman Regional Healthplex Flexmove and Cath Lab in Norman, Oklahoma in the “Healthcare under $2 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by JHBR Architecture, the HealthPlex is a 152-bed, state-of-the-art specialty hospital with cardiology and cardiovascular services, orthopedic and spine services, and women’s and children’s services.  

The new Cath Lab project has epoxy flooring throughout the space that provides a hard surface that is easily cleaned and maintained. The LED lighting system includes adjustable light levels for comfort and function. The Cath Lab includes lead-lined windows and lead-lined drywall throughout the space for staff viewing during specific equipment use and procedures.

 

OSU Spears School of Business
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Oklahoma State University New Business Building in Stillwater, Oklahoma in the “Institutional $25 to $100 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Elliott and Associates, OSU’s new 140,000-square-foot business building includes 13 classrooms, 16 team/breakout rooms, nine conference rooms, four labs, seven academic department offices, 150 offices, and 55 digital displays.

 

McAlester Regional Health Center | Emergency Center Addition / Remodel
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McAlester Regional Health Center | Emergency Center Addition / Remodel in McAlester, Oklahoma in the “Healthcare $5 to $15 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Health Facilities Group, the new two-story addition provides four dedicated trauma rooms and 14 treatment rooms, including two heart specialists, cardiac interventionists and 24-hour laboratory services for heart tests.

 

Broken Arrow Public Schools Freshman Academy
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Broken Arrow Public Schools Freshman Academy in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in the “Institutional $5 to $10 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Selser Schaefer Architects, the expansion of the Freshman Academy creates an additional 24,000 square feet of space within two stories with four science labs on the second floor.

Cantera Concrete Company received the ABC STEP Platinum Safety Award and won the 2018 ABC Oklahoma “Excellence in Construction” award for the following projects:

OSU CEAT Undergraduate Lab
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Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture, & Technology (CEAT) Undergraduate Lab Building in Stillwater, Oklahoma in the “Other Specialty Construction – Concrete category.

The new CEAT Lab Building, designed by Frankfurt Short Bruza, is a three-story steel frame structure with a penthouse. Cantera Concrete Company was honored for the concrete work.

The 26,000-square-foot building footprint included approximately 2,800 cubic yards of concrete for piers, foundations, slab on grade, and slabs on metal deck. Cantera installed stainless steel inlays in the floors, which were set precisely and to exact grade. Designed and engineered by OSU, Cantera advised in the manufacturing of the inlays.

 

OSU Remember the Four
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OSU Remember the Four Memorial in Stillwater, Oklahoma in the “Specialty Construction” category.

Designed by Beck Design, this project was a memorial to commemorate the loss of four members of the Oklahoma State University’s athletics family, who perished in a plane crash while on a recruiting visit in 2011. Cantera Concrete Company was honored for its quality concrete work for this project.

About Manhattan Construction Group

 Manhattan Construction Group, a top-nationally ranked construction services firm, has operations in the building, civil, pipeline, and specialty construction segments. The company provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Manhattan was named 2017 “Contractor of the Year” in a five-state region by ENR Texas & Louisiana. Its operations include Manhattan Construction Company, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan International Construction Company, Ltd, Cantera Concrete Company, Spectrum Contracting, Inc. and Safezone, LLC. www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com

Manhattan Construction announces Oklahoma City-area leadership promotions

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally ranked general building company, has announced the promotion of Craig Abbott to vice president and Brent Collins to operations manager for Manhattan’s Oklahoma City office, which serves the central Oklahoma region.

“Craig and Brent have been working together for several years in Oklahoma City and the greater central Oklahoma region,” said John Reyhan, president of Manhattan Construction Company. “Their transition into these leadership roles is a natural one that continues our commitment to continuity of quality service for our clients.”

Craig Abbott, Manhattan Construction Company Vice President – Oklahoma City.

Craig Abbott, Manhattan Construction Company Vice President – Oklahoma City.

During Abbott’s 17-year career, he has served on Manhattan project teams in Dallas and most recently in Oklahoma City, where he has served as project director. With more than $1.3 billion of construction projects in his portfolio of work, Manhattan’s clients will benefit from his diverse expertise in multiple market sectors. He has worked on projects for Oklahoma State University, The Dallas Cowboys, Pier 1, the Federal Aviation Administration and work for local municipalities.

Abbott graduated with a construction management degree from Oklahoma State University. He was nationally recognized by Building Design + Construction magazine as a “40 Under 40 Class of 2015” honoree.

Brent Collins, Manhattan Construction Company Operations Manager – Oklahoma City.

Brent Collins, Manhattan Construction Company Operations Manager – Oklahoma City.

Before his promotion to operations manager, Collins served as senior superintendent. With 22 years of construction experience in central Oklahoma, he has led field teams on more than half a billion in construction. A few of his projects include the Chesapeake Energy Arena Addition, Osler Hotel Renovation, First Council Casino, and several projects for The University of Oklahoma. Collins’s community involvement includes volunteering for WildCare Oklahoma and Rebuilding Together OKC, an organization that works to improve the homes and lives of low-income, elderly homeowners in the Oklahoma City metro area.

Collins graduated with a construction science degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2001. He is ASHE Certified, an esteemed credential bestowed by The American College of Healthcare Executives. He was named a “40 Under 40 Class of 2015” honoree by Oklahoma Magazine.

Abbott and Collins hold the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) designation, a certification earned through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction Company provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino and hospitality facilities. Manhattan is a 15-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), an eight-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner, and a 2017 Pinnacle Safety Award winner − ABC’s top national safety honor. www.manhattanconstruction.com

Manhattan Construction Company is a subsidiary of Manhattan Construction Group, which has operations in the building, civil, pipeline, and specialty construction segments. Manhattan Construction Group was named 2017 “Contractor of the Year” in a five-state region by ENR Texas & Louisiana. Its operations include Manhattan Construction Company, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan International Construction Company, Ltd, Cantera Concrete Company, Spectrum Contracting, Inc. and Safezone, LLC. www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com