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Manhattan Construction wins four Excellence in Construction honors

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Manhattan Florida Excellence In Construction Awards

TAMPA – The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter honored Manhattan Construction with four Excellence in Construction Awards. Manhattan Construction team members were presented the honors at the awards banquet held Friday, April 17, at the Hilton Tampa Downtown in Tampa, Florida.

ABC’s Awards of Excellence Program is a premier construction industry competition that recognizes outstanding construction projects from the Florida Gulf Coast area. Projects are judged on safety, innovation, quality, scheduling, degree of difficulty and opportunities created for the local construction community. Manhattan Construction received ABC Excellence in Construction Awards for:

  • Gordon River Greenway Park project in Naples, Florida won an Eagle Award in the “Construction of a Public Park” category. The 124-acre park included more than two miles of boardwalks and nature trails, shade structures, canoe/kayak launch facility, two pedestrian bridges and a new Naples Zoo parking facility. Manhattan Construction was the general contractor and Q Grady Minor & Associates was the engineer.

  • CenturyLink Sports Complex Renovation – Improvements to the Minnesota Twins Spring Training Facility project in Fort Myers, Florida won an Eagle Award  in the “Sports Complex Over $25 million” category. The phased project included a new residential player development academy, minor league clubhouse renovations, addition of a 360-degree boardwalk, new agility field and practice field, expanded and upgraded concourses, major league clubhouse expansion, press box renovations, new suites and upgraded seating. Manhattan Twins, A Joint Venture (Manhattan Construction, Chris-tel Construction, Casey Construction) was the construction manager and Populous was the architect.

  • Urban Style Flats Parking Garage project in St. Petersburg, Florida won an Eagle Award in the “Commercial Construction Under $5 million” category. The 183,000-square-foot, four-story precast concrete parking garage provided 483 parking spaces. Manhattan Construction was the design-build contractor and TRC Worldwide Engineering was the engineer.

  • Pasco County Data Center project in Dade City, Florida won a Merit Award in the “General Contractor Institutional $10-25 million” category.  The 57,000-square-foot, two-story facility is used to house Pasco County’s information technology support systems and the supervisor of elections.  Manhattan Construction was the general contractor and Fleischman Garcia Architects was the architect. 

About Manhattan Construction:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top general builder. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers,  and Tampa, Florida; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Georgia. Manhattan Construction’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, health care, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail and government facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstruction.com.

Brent Collins Named Oklahoma Magazine “40 Under 40” Honoree

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Brent Collins Manhattan Construction 

Manhattan Construction Company Senior Superintendent Brent Collins has been selected by Oklahoma Magazine as a “40 Under 40 Class of 2015” honoree. Each year Oklahoma Magazine recognizes 40 young professionals who have worked hard to be successful at a young age. Collin’s profile story is located in Oklahoma Magazine’s April 2015 issue (page 69) and also on their website.

“Brent represents Manhattan Construction in an exemplary manner through his professionalism and the time that he gives to the community,” said Mark O’Rear, Manhattan Construction Oklahoma City-area senior vice president. “We are honored to have him on our team.”

During Collins’s 13 years at Manhattan Construction, he has been involved in more than $350 million in projects, including the Chesapeake Energy Arena Addition, Osler Hotel Renovation, First Council Casino, several projects for The University of Oklahoma, and most recently the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration – Interior Rehabilitation Project. In his spare time, Collins enjoys giving back to his community. He is a volunteer at WildCare Oklahoma, where he is managing the construction of a new rehabilitation facility. He also is involved with 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 also a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), a certification earned through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

 

Moore Haven students celebrate opening of new Junior/Senior High School building

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Moore Haven Media Center 

Moore Haven, Fla. - Moore Haven student class presidents and vice presidents from grades seven through 12 officially opened their new Moore Haven Junior/Senior High School with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Feb. 17. During the ceremony, the builder Manhattan Construction turned over the facility on time, in front of the student body, to the Glades County School District. The 109,564-square-foot facility, designed by Schenkel Shultz Architecture, includes a two-story 24 classroom wing, an interactive media center, cafeteria with interior and exterior dining, gymnasium and state of the art 512-seat auditorium.  

Moore Haven Gym

“You can tell by the look in their (students) eyes they like it,” said Glades County Superintendent Scott Bass.  “Coming from our old school in to this new facility, with a whole new sense of look at what we have to be proud of, I really expect to see our students’ academic performance increase.”

Moore Haven Auditorium

 The new building plan to replace the 65-year-old school building has been in works for more than eight years, said Bass. Initially, the District, which is supported by a small rural community, was unable to bond a project of this size. They had to qualify for special facility funding from the state after it was determined the school fell within a “critical need” classification. According to Bass, the District was spending between $5,000 to $10,000 annually to keep the fire alarm within code, the gymnasium was not air conditioned, and many other parts of the half-century-old school building were in dire need of updating. With the District’s hard work, multiple visits from the Department of Education, and support from local government representatives, the funding was approved in 2013.

Because of the unique opportunity, the District knew they had to get it right while also planning for the future. “The design is really innovative, we wanted to make sure something was built that would stand the test of time with all the changes in education,” commented Bass. 

The remainder of the project, which is underway by Manhattan Construction, is scheduled to be complete at the end of April. Work includes campus site work and construction of a vocational building, which will provide students a weight training room, shop classroom and computer lab.

 

About Manhattan Construction:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top general builder. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Florida; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Georgia. Manhattan Construction’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, health care, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail and government facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstruction.com.

 

Manhattan Construction Wins Six Honors for Excellence In Construction and Top National Safety Honor

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Manhattan wins six ABC honors

TULSA, Okla. – The Associated Builders Contractors (ABC) of Oklahoma has honored Manhattan Construction Co. with six Excellence In Construction Awards and a top National Safety Honor.

Manhattan Construction Co., Oklahoma received the ABC STEP Diamond Safety Award – the highest honor in the Associated Builders and Contractors Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards program. This is the fourth consecutive year for Manhattan Construction Co. to earn this honor.

ABC’s Excellence in Construction program recognizes innovation, quality and vision by a building team. Projects are judged on a safety, personnel management, quality control, scheduling and degree of difficulty in completing a project. Manhattan Construction Co. received ABC Excellence In Construction Awards for: 

  • Saint Francis Hospital/Trauma Emergency Center project in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the “Mega-Projects” category. The eight-story addition accommodates a new emergency department, a 150-patient bed tower, a new campus chapel, and a new women’s convent. Manhattan Construction was the construction manager and Page Southern Page was the architect.
  • OK Kids Korral project in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the “Commercial $5-$10 Million” category. The OK Kids Korral provides daytime and overnight lodging for families while their children are receiving cancer treatment at other nearby facilities. Manhattan built the project for the Toby Keith Foundation. Crafton Tull Sparks was the architect.
  • Chickasaw/Riverwind Sovereign Family Medical Clinic project in Norman, Oklahoma in the “Health care $2-$5 Million” category. Manhattan was the construction manager for this Chickasaw Nation project, which includes the Sovereign Medical Clinic and Sovereign Pharmacy and Fine Gifts. Rees Associates, Inc. was the architect.
  • Osler Hotel Renovation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the “Historical Restoration $2-$10 Million” category. Manhattan renovated the seven-story historic building originally constructed in 1928 for Coury Properties, Inc. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is noted as the best local example of Mission/Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. Preservation and Design Studio was the architect for the renovation project.
  • University of Oklahoma (OU) Scholars Walk and Asp Avenue Improvements in Norman, Oklahoma in the “Other General Construction – Over $2 Million” category. Manhattan constructed a 22-foot pedestrian mall sidewalk through OU’s south campus with accompanying renovations and relocations. Garver was the architect.
  • 100 Boulder Condominiums project in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Residential/Multi Family & Condos” category. Manhattan built the two-level, 18-unit condo project. The wood framed structure provides residents with high-end interior finishes and trendy amenities like an induction cook top or fold down Murphy Bed. Parker Associates was the architect.

Team members from Manhattan Construction Co. were presented the honors at the ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Event Banquet held Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

About Manhattan Construction:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top general builder. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Florida; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Georgia. Manhattan Construction’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, health care, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail and government facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstruction.com.

 

Manhattan Construction Wins Four AGC Build Oklahoma Project Honors

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Manhattan wins 4 AGC Build OK awards

TULSA, Okla. – The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Oklahoma has honored Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company with four Build Oklahoma Awards.

AGC’s Build Oklahoma Awards represents the “Best of the Best” commercial building projects. Manhattan Construction Co. received AGC Build Oklahoma Awards for:

  • Saint Francis Hospital/Trauma Emergency Center project in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the “Mega-Projects” category. The eight-story addition accommodates a new emergency department, a 150-patient bed tower, a new campus chapel, and a new women’s convent. Manhattan Construction was the construction manager and Page Southern Page was the architect.
  • Osler Hotel Renovation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the “Historical Restoration $2-$10 Million” category. Manhattan renovated the seven-story historic building originally constructed in 1928 for Coury Properties, Inc. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is noted as the best local example of Mission/Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. Preservation and Design Studio was the architect for the renovation project.
  • St. John Family Medical Care Clinic – Riverside in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the “Healthcare $5-$10 Million” category. The clinic will be used as a primary care medical clinic that consists of exam rooms, doctor’s offices, nurse stations and a radiology suite.  Manhattan Construction was the construction manager and Kinslow, Keith and Todd was the architect.
  • University of Oklahoma Hester Hall Renovation for College of International Studies in Norman, Oklahoma in the “Education $5-$10 Million category. The renovation includes complete gutting and floor plan reconfiguring of an existing 88-year-old structure to create space for the College of International Studies. Manhattan Construction was the construction manager and Bockus Payne Associates Architects was the architect.

Team members from Manhattan Construction Co. were presented the honors at the AGC Build Oklahoma Awards Banquet held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center.

About Manhattan Construction:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top general builder. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Florida; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Georgia. Manhattan Construction’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, health care, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail and government facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstruction.com.

 

Manhattan Construction Names Kevin McKay As Houston Operations Manager

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Kevin McKay

Manhattan Construction Co. has announced the promotion of Kevin McKay as operations manager for the company’s Houston-area office where he will oversee construction quality, subcontractor management and safety program adherence to ensure building excellence for Manhattan’s clients.

During McKay’s 32-year career with Manhattan he has led construction in the field for multiple high-profile projects including AT&T Stadium and Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas; George W. Bush Presidential Center in University Park, Texas; River Center in San Antonio, Texas; New Orleans Sports Arena in Louisiana; and First Baptist Church in downtown Dallas, Texas. His portfolio of work includes $2 billion in projects across three States including Louisiana, Texas and Virginia.

“I have had the privilege of working with Kevin on several major projects and can easily say he is among the best builders in the industry,” said Manhattan Construction Senior Vice President Bob Bowen. “I am thrilled for our Houston-area clients and team members who will benefit from Kevin’s leadership and expertise with successfully delivering highly-complex projects.”

Most recently, McKay oversaw the new headquaters office building for the Dallas-based advertising agency, The Richard Group, as well as the DFW Airport Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program.

 

About Manhattan Construction Company

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized by Engineering News-Record as a top general builder. Manhattan is an eleven-time Associated Builders and Contractor (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor, and four-time STEP Diamond award winner – the highest honor of the Safety Training and Evaluation Process program. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Pre-Construction®, construction management, general building, design-build and turn-key projects. Manhattan’s portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, health care, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail and government facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstruction.com

Visit us at the Texas A&M University Construction Science Career Fair Feb. 5

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Texas A&M Career Fair Feb 5

Are you going to the Texas A&M University Construction Science Career Fair Feb. 5? Our team will be there. Visit with us at Manhattan’s career fair booth.

Texas A&M University Career Fair
Construction Science Career Fair
Brazos County Expo Center
College Station, Texas

 

Learn more about the career fair:  http://cosc.arch.tamu.edu/industry/career-fair/

Visit Manhattan’s careers page to learn about job opportunities and apply: http://www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com/manhattan-construction-group/careers/search-jobs

 

 

 

Manhattan Construction Co. announces new leadership appointments for its Washington DC and Southwest Florida market areas.

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Knapp and Kreis

Manhattan Construction Co., a top nationally-ranked construction firm, is pleased to announce two new leadership appointments.

George Kreis, Senior Vice President – Washington DC

George Kreis has joined Manhattan Construction Co. as senior vice president of the Washington DC area. He will oversee the company’s Arlington, Virginia office and lead client engagement, pre-construction and construction services for the Mid-Atlantic region.

With 30 years of construction industry experience, Kreis has served in executive leadership roles throughout his career and led client development, pre-construction, and risk management processes. He has been involved with mega-projects in the Mid-Atlantic area including Gallery Place, National WWII Memorial, Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, and Richmond Jail. Most recently, he worked as manager of business development for a national construction firm.

“George has solid and sustained commitment to our industry in the DC area,” said Manhattan Construction President John Reyhan. “His private client service expertise in the Mid-Atlantic area complements our strategy to grow Manhattan’s private-sector portfolio in this market.”

Kreis’s industry board service includes the Associated Builders & Contractors Metro Washington Chapter (1995-1999), DC Building Industry Association (2011-present), Washington Building Congress (2000-present) and the Associated General Contractors of Metropolitan Washington DC Chapter (2007-present, 2012 president)

Kreis graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Gordon Knapp, Senior Vice President – Southwest Florida

Gordon Knapp has joined Manhattan Construction Co. as senior vice president of Southwest Florida area. He will oversee the company’s Naples, Florida office and lead client engagement, pre-construction and construction services for the Southwest Florida region.

Knapp has 32 years of experience spanning several areas of the construction business including pre-construction, field operations, marketing, training, scheduling and technology. He has served in an executive leadership role for more than two decades. His experience also includes healthcare, high-rise, convention center, industrial and criminal justice projects. He most recently served as executive vice president at a regional construction firm.

“Gordon is a third-generation builder and a seasoned industry leader,” said Manhattan Construction President John Reyhan. “His leadership skill combined with his depth of knowledge in several different market types will serve our team members and clients in Southwest Florida well.”

Knapp attended Mankato State University’s Construction Management Program in Mankato, Minnesota.

 

 

About Manhattan Construction Company

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized by Engineering News-Record as a top general builder. Manhattan is an eleven-time Associated Builders and Contractor (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor, and four-time STEP Diamond award winner – the highest honor of the Safety Training and Evaluation Process program. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Pre-Construction®, construction management, general building, design-build and turn-key projects. Manhattan’s portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, health care, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail and government facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstruction.com

Manhattan Construction team wins Dallas Topping Out “Top 10” Award for George W. Bush Presidential Center project

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

George W. Bush Presidential Center topping out honor

DALLAS – Manhattan Construction Co. has been honored with a “Top 10” award from the Dallas-based Topping Out awards program for construction of the George W. Bush Presidential Center located in University Park, Texas. Manhattan Construction provided construction management services on the 226,500-square-foot project which has drawn a national audience and tourism to the Dallas community and has been nationally recognized for its sustainability and design features. Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates provided design services for the building and 23-acre landscape. Manhattan celebrated the completion of the Center in April, 2013.

Watch time-lapse video of construction of the George W. Bush Presidential Center project.

“We could not be more proud of the impact the project has both locally and nationally, and will have for many years to come,” said Manhattan Construction Senior Vice President Mark Penny.

The Topping Out awards program was created by an alumni group of the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture and The Arc – an organization to support and empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Topping Out has been awarding top and outstanding projects in the North Texas area since 2002. The awards program is judged by industry and architecture and design professionals.

The eleventh annual Topping Out award ceremony was held at Dallas’ Trinity Groves on October 28, 2014.

 

 

 

Manhattan Construction receives ENR MidAtlantic 2014 “Best Project” award for Georgetown University Dahlgren Chapel Renovation

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Dahlgren Chapel

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The Georgetown University Dahlgren Chapel of Sacred Heart renovation project, built by Manhattan Construction Co., has won the 2014 Engineering News-Record (ENR) MidAtlantic “Best Project” honor in the renovation/restoration category. The publication’s 2014 Best Projects competition honors the top projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia in 16 categories.

Manhattan Construction team members performed careful structural restoration work on the 120-year-old, historic chapel building on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  They also restored 16 original, delicate stained glass windows, the largest of which is 15 feet by 25 feet. Martin Reddy Architects and Geier Brown Renfrow Architects LLC provided design services for the project.

“The renovation of Dahlgren Chapel restored and refreshed the sacred space that is the spiritual heart of our campus, for generations to come,” said Georgetown University Vice President for Mission and Ministry  Kevin O’Brien.

“When you are working with materials from the 1800s it requires flexibility, collaboration and attention to detail,” said Manhattan Construction Vice President Brian Killion. “Our team was honored to collaborate with Georgetown University, Martin Reddy Architects, Geier Brown Renfrow Architects LLC and our subcontractors to enrich and strengthen the building that represents the spiritual center of the nation’s oldest Catholic University.”

All “Best Project” winners will be featured in the December issue of ENR MidAtlantic and honored during the award event on Dec. 12 in Baltimore, Maryland at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor. The Dahlgren Chapel project, and other top category winning projects, will advance to the national competition to be considered for an ENR “Best of the Best” national award. 

About Manhattan Construction:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top 25 general builder. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Kissimmee, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Ga. Manhattan Construction’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, healthcare, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail, and judicial facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstruction.com.