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ABC of Oklahoma presents Manhattan Construction Group with 2019 national safety honors and seven “Excellence In Construction” awards

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Oklahoma has honored Manhattan Construction Group companies with seven 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards and national safety honors. The awards were presented to Manhattan Construction Company and Cantera Concrete Company at the ABC Oklahoma Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 24, 2019, in the Osage Casino Hotel Skyline Event Center 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 2019 Safety Performance Report, STEP Diamond Achievers are 680% safer than the industry average. This is the ninth consecutive year that Manhattan Construction Co. has earned this honor.

Manhattan Construction Company won 2019 ABC Oklahoma “Excellence in Construction” awards for construction of the following projects:

SEVEN6MAIN in Owasso, Oklahoma, in the “Commercial $10 – $25 million” category.


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Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Selser Schaefer Architects, this project includes a 41,000-square-foot commercial and residential project in Owasso’s downtown Rosebud District. The three-story, brick facade complex also features restaurant SMOKE and a new diner MAD EATS, retail space, office space for tenant build-out and ten luxury apartments, each with a detached garage.

St. John Sterile Processing and Materials Management Renovation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Healthcare $2 – $5 million” category.


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Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by HKS, Inc., this project includes a three-phase renovation of the Ground Level of the Chapman Tower at St. John Medical Center. The renovations included a 5,900-square-foot temporary processing area and a 15,200-square-foot renovation of the existing Sterile Processing and Material Management area.  The team worked closely with the Surgical Services department to avoid any disruption to this critical service line.

BOK Center Improvements in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Renovation $2 – $10 million” category.


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Manhattan Construction Company in a joint venture with Flintco, known as Tulsa Vision Builders, served as construction manager, and GH2 was the architect for this project. It included two-phased interior renovation of the ONEOK Club space. Phase I consists of two luxury suites on both the east and west side of the ONEOK Club. The four suites combined are 1,800 square feet. Phase II includes the 4,000-square-foot interior remodel of the existing ONEOK Club, including the bar, seating area, buffet, storage, and restrooms.

Arvest Bank Parking Garage in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Commercial $2 – $5 million” category.


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Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Davies Architects, this project includes a new four-story, 178-space precast parking garage located in downtown Tulsa. In addition to finished precast surfaces, the garage also features storefront glass, metal panel trellis, and extensive lighting. Two sky bridges connect the garage to Arvest’s current office building on the second and fourth levels.

McBride Orthopedic Hospital – Ambulatory Surgery Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the “Healthcare $15 to $25 million” category.


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Built by Manhattan Construction and designed by REES, the new McBride Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is a 35,675-square-foot, single-story building comprised of six operating rooms, recovery/prep rooms, business offices and mechanical and electrical support areas.

Cantera Concrete Company received the ABC STEP Gold Level Safety Award and won the 2019 ABC Oklahoma “Excellence in Construction” award for the following projects:

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife project in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the “Other Specialty Construction Under $1 million” category.


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The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife project is connected to an existing cast-in-place structure. The new buildings added 38,000 square feet of space, and used 8,200 square feet of stamped concrete with dry-shake stain to complement the wildlife theme.  

Southern Hills Country Club Facility Master Plan in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Other Specialty Construction Over $1 million” category.


Image Credit: Cantera Concrete Company

The Southern Hills Country Club Facility Master Plan project includes modernization of structures at the historic Southern Hills Country Club. Renovations were made to the men’s locker room, refurbishing of the main entrance paving. Work also included the addition of a new guardhouse, a new 5,000-square-foot golf performance center, and a 15,000-square-foot underground cart and bag storage facility with entrance gazebo and integral color concrete paving constructed above.

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. 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. More at: www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com  

Tyler McManaman Named BD+C Magazine 2019 “40 Under 40″ Honoree

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Oklahoma City – Manhattan Construction Company Senior Project Manager Tyler McManaman has been recognized nationally as a Building Design + Construction (BD+C) “40 Under 40 Class of 2019” honoree. BD+C, a national building industry publication, selects honorees based on the career achievements, service to their profession and communities, and active participation in charitable work. The publication nicknames McManaman a “preconstruction marvel” on their website at https://www.bdcnetwork.com/meet-40-under-40-class-2019#mcmanaman

Tyler McManaman Headshot

“We are proud to have Tyler represent our Manhattan family of builders on BD+C’s national stage,” said Craig Abbott, Manhattan Construction Company vice president. “He has a reputation for service and dedication to his clients, he gives back to his community, and holds a strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty, inclusiveness and sets high standards.”

Tyler specializes in the construction of healthcare and higher education projects. His most recent project management work includes projects for the University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman Regional Hospital, and Moore Norman Technology Center. Tyler is an Oklahoma Magazine “40 Under 40” honoree, holds the Assoc. DBIA credential from the Design-Build Institute of America and has a degree in construction science from OU.

McManaman is invested in civic responsibility and participates in various community boards and organizations, including board chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cleveland County, board member of Norman Next and OU construction Science Professional Advisory Board. He is also a member of Norman’s United Way Young Leaders Society, Rotary Club, Watch D.O.G.S. and the Norman Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education. He is also a member of Leadership Norman class of 2020.

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 nine-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

Manhattan Construction Company named to ABC’s Top-performing U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction Contractors List

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Manhattan Construction Company is ranked 37 on the 2019 Top Performers list released by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC). Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the list recognizes the Top 150 Performers among ABC member contractors for achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified.

ABC Top Performers List Cover

“ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors like Manhattan Construction Company that have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity.”

To be eligible, Manhattan Construction Company has demonstrated world-class safety performance by implementing ABC’s STEP safety management system, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. Manhattan Construction Company is a nine-time recipient of the ABC STEP Diamond Safety Award – the highest honor in the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards program. Top Performing companies are ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications.

The Top Performers list recognizes contractors that have earned ABC national awards and designations. Manhattan Construction Company has earned the Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) designation for 14 consecutive years, and is a winner of the 2016 and 2018 National Safety Excellence Award (NSEA). Manhattan is also the winner of the 2017 Pinnacle Award, ABC’s top safety honor.

Access the 2019 Top Performers list at at abc.org/topperformers

About Manhattan Construction Company

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. The company provides pre-construction, 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 14-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), an nine-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner, and a 2018 National Safety Excellence Award Winner, and a 2017 Pinnacle Safety Award winner − ABC’s top national safety honor. www.manhattanconstruction.com

Patterson Mansion DC Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation for Patterson Mansion Renovation

Friday, June 28th, 2019

WASHINGTON DC – The DC Office of Planning Historic Preservation Office and DC Preservation League has recognized the Paterson Mansion, now Ampeer, with 2019 DC Award of Excellence for Historic Preservation Award. Located at Dupont Circle in Washington DC, the Ampeer was recently renovated by Manhattan Construction Company for building owners and joint developers, Rooney Properties and SB-Urban LLC. Hartman-Cox Architects provided design services.

Patterson Mansion Exterior

Photo by James Oesch Photography.

The 112-year-old Patterson Mansion was previously owned by The Washington Club, one of the District’s oldest women’s social clubs since 1951. Manhattan Construction converted the historic Neoclassical-style mansion into micro apartments, designed by Hartman-Cox to optimize space and maximize the sense of openness. The existing four-story mansion structure and the new six-story addition include 92 rental studios, ranging from 250 to 530 square feet. The project includes a gym, library, dining room with large shared kitchen, bar and party area, outdoor terrace and hidden storage space, and numerous common areas for resident interaction.

Patterson Mansion interior

Photo by James Oesch Photography.

The house was originally designed for entertaining. President Calvin Coolidge and his wife lived there in 1927 while the White House was being renovated, and Charles Lindbergh was a visitor in June of that year. The house remained in the Patterson family until 1948, when long-time resident Eleanor (Cissy) Patterson died and left the property to the American Red Cross. The Red Cross sold the house to the Washington Club three years later. The Patterson House was listed in the DC Inventory of Historic Sites in 1964 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Patterson Mansion interior

Photo by James Oesch Photography.

The award was presented at the 2019 Awards For Excellence in Historic Preservation ceremony Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. The mission of the DC Preservation League is to preserve, protect, and enhance the historic and built environment of Washington, DC, through advocacy and education.

About Manhattan Construction Group

Manhattan Construction Group, a top-ranked construction services firm in the nation, 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

Video: Final Piece of the West Fixed Truss Erected at Globe Life Field

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2, Manhattan Construction, along with specialty contractor WW Steel, erected the final piece of the west fixed truss at the new ballpark called Globe Life Field for the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. This component completes the truss, which weighs more than 2.4 million pounds and spans 630 feet in length. The next phase will be the installation of the east fixed truss. The entire operable room will use an estimated 19,000 tons of steel to complete.

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Jason Schafer Selected as an Oklahoma Magazine 2019 “40 Under 40” Honoree

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Jason Schafer

Jason Schafer Selected as an Oklahoma Magazine 2019 “40 Under 40” Honoree.

TULSA – We are pleased to announce that Manhattan Construction Company Senior Superintendent Jason Schafer has been selected as an Oklahoma Magazine 2019 “40 Under 40” honoree. Each year, Oklahoma Magazine chooses 40 individuals who represent the best the state has to offer in all fields of business, with the common goal of putting Oklahoma on the map as a state of the future.

In his 13 years at Manhattan, Jason has been instrumental in building several high profile projects that have helped define Tulsa’s entertainment and healthcare landscape. His recent projects include the highly complex River Spirit Casino Margaritaville Phase II expansion, the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, and premier Tulsa attractions BOK Center and ONEOK Field.

Jason has earned a reputation as a calm and levelheaded leader that empowers others around him. His leadership style revolves around a commitment to help mentor and develop the next generation of builders. Jason continually aims to build relationships with his colleagues and clients – not just on a professional level but on a personal level as well.

Outside of the jobsite, Jason is active in several organizations that have a personal significance to his family, such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Mended Little Hearts of Tulsa.

“Jason is a tremendous individual and a motivating leader,” said Ryan Haynie, Manhattan Construction Company Vice President. “We are excited that he has been honored with this recognition.”

Read Jason’s “40 Under 40” profile here: http://www.okmag.com/blog/2019/03/20/40-under-40-2019/16/

About Manhattan Construction Company

Manhattan Construction Company, the general building arm of Manhattan Construction Group, is Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, the general building arm of Manhattan Construction Group, is among the largest privately-held construction services firms in the U.S. Manhattan provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan is a 14-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, which is ABC’s top national safety honor. www.manhattanconstruction.com

Justin Fegel named AGC of Oklahoma “Superintendent of the Year.”

Friday, January 25th, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) has named Manhattan Construction Company Senior Superintendent Justin Fegel “Superintendent of the Year.” Fegel received the honor at AGCOK’s Awards Banquet held Saturday, January 19 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman, Oklahoma.

The “Superintendent of the Year” award recognizes the superintendent from among the AGC of Oklahoma membership who has shown superior skill and creativity in bringing complex projects to completion. Fegel was chosen for his exemplary commitment to his projects, his dedication to safety, and his passion to mentor others.

Justin Fegel of Manhattan Construction named AGC of Oklahoma 'Superintendent of the Year'

Caption: Manhattan Construction Company Senior Superintendent Justin Fegel.

“During his career, Justin has established an excellent reputation among his peers for his hard work and dedication to project success,” said Craig Abbott, Manhattan Construction Company vice president. “It is a pleasure to congratulate Justin on this esteemed honor.”

Fegel joined Manhattan in 2000 and since has been involved in more than $500 million in construction projects. He started his career specializing in healthcare construction where he served most of his time leading projects for the St. John Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Most recently, Fegel relocated to Stillwater, Oklahoma to work for his alma mater where he has successfully delivered the Oklahoma State University (OSU) New Business Building and is currently leading work on the new OSU Baseball Stadium.

The AGC of Oklahoma (AGCOK) is a statewide, full service, non-profit organization for construction professionals. AGCOK actively represents all types and disciplines of contractors and related affiliates including general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, service providers, education affiliates, and other industry related professional organizations. http://www.agcok.com

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. 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’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino and hospitality facilities.

www.manhattanconstruction.com

Manhattan Construction wins two AGC “Build Oklahoma” Awards

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked general building company, has been honored by the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) with two “Build Oklahoma” awards for projects completed in 2018. AGCOK’s awards program represents the best of the best commercial building projects in the state. Manhattan Construction Company received top honors for construction of the:

Oklahoma State University (OSU) Business Building

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Oklahoma State University (OSU) Business Building in Stillwater, Oklahoma in the Education $50M+ category. The New Business Building at OSU is a 140,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art learning facility that is equipped 13 classrooms, 16 break out rooms, nine conference rooms, four labs, academic department offices, a graduate student lounge, a student organization room, and a coffee and snack shop. Designed by Elliott + Associates, the new building features a radius structure tagged as a “crescent” with a large courtyard that aligns with the Legacy Walk on campus. It is the new home for more than 5,000 business majors from 44 states and 59 countries.
Choctaw Nation Tribal Complex

Photo credit: Simon Hurst Photography.

Choctaw Nation Tribal Complex in Durant, Oklahoma in the Institutional $50M+ category. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Tribal Complex campus is home to five buildings including a 500,000-square-foot Tribal Headquarters building and 9,700-square-foot Data Center designed by Frankfurt Short Bruza, a 11,000-square-foot Public Safety Building, 45,000-square-foot Wellness Center, and 48,000-square-foot Facility Maintenance Building designed by JCJ Architecture. The headquarters, with an east and west wing and a rotunda in the center, houses approximately 75 tribal business units, the Chief’s office and multiple government programs.

Team members were presented the awards at AGC of Oklahoma’s annual banquet dinner held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman, Oklahoma on January 19.

About Manhattan Construction Company

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. 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’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino and hospitality facilities.www.manhattanconstruction.com

About AGC of Oklahoma:

The AGC of Oklahoma (AGCOK) is a statewide, full service, non-profit organization for construction professionals. AGCOK actively represents all types and disciplines of contractors and related affiliates including general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, service providers, education affiliates, and other industry related professional organizations. When you join the AGCOK you are a part of a network that includes over 6,500 general contractors, over 9,000 subcontractors, and 10,000 service providers. http://www.agcok.com/

Manhattan Construction promotes Clay Cockrill as OKC director of business development

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked general building company, has announced the promotion of Clay Cockrill as director of business development for the company’s Oklahoma City office, which serves central Oklahoma. In this role, Cockrill is responsible for growing the company’s client base and maintaining existing client relationships. 

“Clay continually gives back to our community with his time and expertise and cares deeply about the success of Oklahoma City,” said Craig Abbott, vice president of Manhattan Construction Company’s Oklahoma City office. “He brings extensive building expertise and a caring approach to every client and project, which is central to our family-owned values.”

Clay Cockrill, Manhattan Construction Company Director of Business Development</em> project site in Oklahoma City.</Clay Cockrill, Manhattan Construction Company Director of Business Development.

During his 28-year career in the construction industry, Cockrill has worked in project management and business development roles. Most recently, he served as project director for Manhattan’s Oklahoma City office and has ten years of experience in client relations positions managing key client relationships. 

Cockrill serves on the boards of Cleats for Kids, the Commerce Bank Board of Advisors, and as vice president of Rebuilding Together, OKC. He is a 2016 Clyde Riggs Volunteer of the Year Award winner and a 2011 OKC Biz Forty under 40 honoree. He is a member of Leadership Oklahoma City Class of 31 and OKC Rotary Club 29.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction science from The University of Oklahoma. He is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) by the Construction Manager Certification Institute, and DBIA Designated Design-Build Professional by the Design-Build Institute of America.

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. 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’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino and hospitality facilities. Manhattan is a 14-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

About AGC of Oklahoma:

The AGC of Oklahoma (AGCOK) is a statewide, full service, non-profit organization for construction professionals. AGCOK actively represents all types and disciplines of contractors and related affiliates including general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, service providers, education affiliates, and other industry related professional organizations. When you join the AGOK you are a part of a network that includes over 6,500 general contractors, over 9,000 subcontractors, and 10,000 service providers. www.agcok.com/

Manhattan Construction, AGC of Oklahoma, and Junior Achievement collaborate to bring Northwest Classen High School students first

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Oklahoma Work Force Development Committee, and Junior Achievement worked together to bring Northwest Classen High School students to their first-ever “Careers in Construction Day.” The program is designed to offer students the unique opportunity to visit a professional work environment and to gain insights into how to find and keep a fulfilling career in construction.

“According to the 2018 Workforce Survey by AGC and Autodesk, 80% of construction firms surveyed are having a hard time filling some or all positions,” said Doug Tapp, executive director of AGC of Oklahoma. “In Oklahoma, that number is 85%, so we are working on programs, like this one, to elevate awareness about construction related-careers with high school students.”

On November 29, Manhattan Construction welcomed twelve students from Northwest Classen High School to their McBride Ambulatory Surgical Center job site in Oklahoma City to learn first-hand what it is like to work on a large commercial construction project.

Manhattan Construction Project Manager Lucy Lambert shared information with the students about the different career paths in the construction industry.

“My family was in construction, so when I went to college I already knew the paths and options available to me,” said Lambert. “It is fun for me to see the students get excited about what I do for a living, and share all of these fantastic job opportunities in construction that they might have never thought of before.”

While at the project site, students heard from a panel of representatives from Southwest Drywall, Swanda Brothers, Wattie Wolfe and Shawver and Sons, who are all subcontractors at the McBride project. They shared career advice for working in various trades, including mechanical, electrical, metal structure, equipment manufacturing, metal framing, drywall, insulation, and acoustical ceilings.  

The day’s events included a guided tour of the job site where students saw the trade work in action.

“Construction is a collaborative endeavor and so is getting the message out to the youth about our industry options,” said Clay Cockrill, project director at Manhattan Construction. “Thanks to AGC, Junior Achievement and our subcontractors, these students got to see first-hand how complex, diverse and exciting jobs in construction can be. We hope they spread the word.”

Link to 2018 AGC Workforce Report: https://www.agc.org/news/2018/08/29/eighty-percent-contractors-report-difficulty-finding-qualified-craft-workers-hire

JA Construction Career DayPhoto of “Careers in Construction Day” participants at Manhattan Construction’s McBride Ambulatory Surgical Center project site in Oklahoma City.

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. 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’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino and hospitality facilities. Manhattan is a 14-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

About AGC of Oklahoma:

The AGC of Oklahoma (AGCOK) is a statewide, full service, non-profit organization for construction professionals. AGCOK actively represents all types and disciplines of contractors and related affiliates including general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, service providers, education affiliates, and other industry related professional organizations. When you join the AGOK you are a part of a network that includes over 6,500 general contractors, over 9,000 subcontractors, and 10,000 service providers. www.agcok.com/