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Manhattan Construction Receives Aviation Project Honor from the Florida Department of Transportation

Monday, August 18th, 2014

FDOT Award to Manhattan Construction

FORT MYERS, FLA. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has honored Manhattan Construction, Lee County Port Authority, and AECOM Technology Corp. with the 2014 Commercial Service Airport Project award for construction of the Apron Expansion & Associated Taxiways project at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla.

This honor is bestowed to organizations that demonstrate exceptional professional skills and represent a significant contribution to airport development, sustainability, efficiency, capacity, and/or safety and be a project funded under the FDOT Aviation Grants Program. A few of the evaluation factors included overcoming challenges, resourcefulness in planning and displaying cost-effectiveness.

Manhattan Construction was the general contractor for the $28 million project which included construction of five new taxiways, expansion of the existing apron and restoration of the existing storm water detention pond slopes. The Lee County Port Authority is the owner of the project and AECOM was the project engineer.

Southwest Florida International Airport

Manhattan Construction named a “2014 Best of the Best Company to Work For” by Oklahoma Magazine

Monday, June 30th, 2014

2014 Best of the Best Company to Work For

 

Manhattan Construction Group has been named a “2014 Best of the Best Company to Work For” by Oklahoma Magazine.

This is the second consecutive year Manhattan Construction has been bestowed this honor. Manhattan Construction is the only construction company to be named in this category.

The 2014 Best of the Best winners were published in Oklahoma Magazine’s July 2014 issue (http://www.okmag.com/)

About Manhattan Construction Group:

When Laurence H. Rooney founded what is now Manhattan Construction Group in Oklahoma Territory in 1896, he built his business and reputation for trustworthiness and dependability through consistent performance. These same timeless values have enabled Manhattan to grow and prosper into one of the most respected construction firms in the nation. The firm’s operating companies are Manhattan Construction Co., Manhattan Road & Bridge Co., Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Cantera Concrete Co. and Spectrum Contracting, Inc. Manhattan is recognized by Engineering News-Record as a top 20 U.S. domestic builder and in last two years has received 50+ industry honors for quality and safety. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Pre-Construction®, construction management, general building, design-build and turn-key projects, roads, bridges, civil works, pipeline and specialty construction. Manhattan works in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

 

 

Site Preparation Begins On Multi-Use Event Center, Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Site Sign for the future home of the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters

The City of Frisco, the Frisco Independent School District (FISD) and the Dallas Cowboys are one step closer to ‘moving dirt’ and beginning construction of the team’s new world headquarters and the city multi-use event center in Frisco, Texas.

The mobilization of site preparation crews begins June 25 on the 91 acres of land at the northwest corner of Warren Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway (DNT).

The City of Frisco issued a ‘notice to proceed’, allowing crews to begin the mobilization and site preparation process. As a result, engineers are surveying the site and crews are installing site ‘fencing’ to manage access and erosion. Equipment will start being delivered to the site, beginning tomorrow.

The public-private partners have secured a construction team consisting of Gensler, Manhattan Construction Company, Kimley Horn and Alliance Geotechnical Group that will work in a coordinated effort once construction begins.

Mass excavation is scheduled to begin the week of July 7. A ceremonial ‘ground breaking’ event will be scheduled in August; however, no exact date has been set. The City of Frisco, FISD and the Dallas Cowboys announced plans for the public-private development August 13, 2013.

The Dallas Cowboys are planning the move to Frisco in fall 2016 from their current headquarters located in Irving, Texas, the team’s training home since 1985.

“We’re ecstatic to take this next step of allowing the site to be prepared for construction, which is one of many steps in the process,” said Mayor Maher Maso. “We’re dedicated to building a world class, quality development that will benefit our residents, inspire our students and captivate visitors from everywhere.”

“We are all eager to get the project underway,” said Dr. Jeremy Lyon, Frisco ISD Superintendent of Schools. “As the bricks and mortar of the stadium are built, we are just as energetically building future opportunities for students with the Dallas Cowboys and the City of Frisco. That’s the name of the game here!”

“After months in the meeting room it will be great to see tangible signs of movement toward what we all know is going to be a world class project,” said Stephen Jones, Cowboys Chief Operating Officer. “We share the excitement of the citizens and students of Frisco.”

 

Watch Video Tour of A Gathering Place for Tulsa Model

Friday, June 13th, 2014

  

In this Tulsa World video, George Kaiser Family Foundation Project Manager Jeff Stava gives a tour of A Gathering Place for Tulsa model.

Jeff Stava

Read more at the Tulsa World: Gathering Place: Relocation sites announced for River Parks art

 

About A Gathering Place for Tulsa

A Gathering Place for Tulsa is a 66.5-acre park planned for Riverside Drive and designed to appeal to people of all ages. The park will include walking and bike trails, a lodge for meetings and even a pond for boating. The project will unite three adjacent sites to form a continuous park space along the Arkansas River. A few of the park’s features include Mist Mountain (a water-focused play area), a 4.5- acre Adventure Playground, Four Seasons area (which will feature quarried stone, boulder embankments, stone pavement, seating areas and 20-feet-high stone veneer walls), Sky Garden area, lodge park building, a three-story Boathouse with restaurant, and two 300-foot-wide land bridges over Riverside Drive. Manhattan Construction Group’s collective capabilities, including general building, road and bridge construction, played a role in our selection. 

  • Project Sponsor: George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Contractor: Manhattan Construction Company
  • Architects: Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates, Inc. (Landscape) and Mack Scoggin Merrill Elam Architects (Buildings)
  • Break ground: Summer 2014
  • Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Phase I Estimated Cost: $250 million

 

 

 

 

 

Video Update: University of Houston Football Stadium Construction Project

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Video: Manhattan Construction’s Tyler Wellborn provides a video update on the University of Houston Stadium project.

 

New Player Development Academy At Lee County Sports Complex Complete

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Player

Spring Training Home of the Minnesota Twins Debuts New Residential Training Facility.
Construction is being managed by Manhattan Twins Joint Venture, a partnership between Manhattan Construction Company, Chris-Tel Construction and Casey Construction.

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Lee County and the Minnesota Twins unveiled today a 56,923-square-foot residential Player Development Academy. The facility will serve the Minnesota Twins year round and is part of $48.5 million in upgrades to the complex — $42.5 million contributed from Lee County and the remaining $6 million from the Twins – that will be completed in full by February 2015.

 “The Twins new Player Development Academy is truly state-of-the-art and will help us create a strong competitive advantage in developing players throughout our Minor and Major League system,” said Bill Smith, Twins Assistant to the President & General Manager. “We are truly thankful for the tremendous partnership that we have developed with Lee County over the past 25 years, and we look forward to continuing our relationship here in Southwest Florida for years to come.”

The three-level Player Development Academy features a first floor common space, full-service dining, meeting rooms, from 10-seat spaces to the 220-capacity Champions Hall, classrooms and a game room for players. The facility also includes two floors of residential space to be used by players and staff with 58 total rooms, 54 of which are double occupancy and four are single rooms. The new residential space will provide a more efficient, year-round, multi-discipline training center for players and staff. In addition to the new Player Development Academy, construction on a new practice field is on schedule for completion in August.

Player Development Academy

“We are excited the Twins are expanding their facility. We hope it’s as exciting for the players who will be staying at the new academy as the improvements for the fans at Hammond Stadium are,” said Lee County Commission Chairman Larry Kiker.

The Player Development Academy is only the third of its kind in Major League Baseball to provide on-site housing for young professional players, along with communal living spaces to promote education, nutrition, team building and premier training resources.

The first phase of the renovations at Lee County Sports Complex were unveiled in February 2014 and included renovations to the Minor League clubhouse and administrative areas, an agility field, an expanded seating capacity, from 8,000 to 9,300 seats, a new parking lot and the completion of a 360-degree boardwalk and concourse. 

The second phase of renovations, scheduled for completion in February 2015, will include upgraded and expanded concourses, improved concessions, renovations to the restrooms, premium seating improvements, the expansion of the clubhouse, a new retail store, new spaces for group seating and renovations to the administrative offices and the media facilities. All of these upgrades will benefit the Twins and their minor league affiliate Fort Myers Miracle.

“The Player Development Academy is an important addition to Lee County Sports Complex for the Twins. While the fan experience and additional upgrades to Hammond Stadium are critical, it was a priority for the team from day one to provide the best resources available to aid in player development,” said Bruce Miller, Principal and Project Manager at Populous. “The Academy accomplishes this and is truly unique – there are very few other MLB teams that have a residential component at their Spring Training complexes, and even fewer who have this much square footage, communal space and amenities. I’m confident the Academy will be a differentiating factor for the Twins.”

The Player Development Academy and renovations at Lee County Sports Complex are designed by Populous, a global sport architecture firm, and construction is being managed by Manhattan Twins Joint Venture, a partnership between Manhattan Construction Company, Chris-Tel Construction and Casey Construction.

“It was an honor to build a first-of-its-kind Player Development Academy for and with our community,” said Peter Hayden, Manhattan Twins Joint Venture project director. “At the of peak construction, we had more than 200 construction workers on site daily. We contracted 80% of phase one with local Lee and Collier County businesses and are on track to contract 92% of phase two to local businesses.”

To learn more about Lee County Sports Complex and Hammond Stadium, visit Lee County Parks & Recreation’s website at www.leeparks.org.   

 

 

Todd Fultz Joins Manhattan Construction as Vice President of Central Florida

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Manhattan Construction Co. Vice President Todd Fultz

Tampa, Fla. – Manhattan Construction Co., a top nationally-ranked construction firm, has announced that Todd Fultz has joined the firm as vice president of the central Florida region. Fultz, a Tampa-area native, will oversee pre-construction and construction services from Manhattan’s Tampa office and is charged with ensuring a positive construction experience for the firm’s clients.

During the last 15 years, Fultz has managed construction for more than half a billion dollars in projects in the hospitality, corporate office, multi-family, retail, aviation, education and sports market sectors. Prior to joining Manhattan Construction, Fultz served as project executive for DPR Construction.

Fultz is heavily involved in Tampa area organizations. He serves on the local boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Associated Builders & Contractors and The Jesuit High School Foundation. He is also on the Transportation Committee of Westshore Alliance and is a member of Leadership Tampa – Class of 2013.

Fultz holds a bachelor of science from M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction, Gainsville, Florida. He is also a graduate of Jesuit High School.

About Manhattan Construction

Manhattan Construction Company, an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), was founded 1896. The 118-year-old firm has grown into one of the most respected construction firms in the nation. In last two years, Manhattan has received 50+ industry honors for quality and safety. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Pre-Construction®, construction management, general building, design-build and turn-key projects, and roads, bridges, pipeline and civil works. Manhattan works in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information about Manhattan, please visit: www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com.

George W. Bush Presidential Center Honored at the Dallas Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals Awards

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

George W. Bush Presidential Center built by Manhattan Construction

Dallas – Manhattan Construction Company has been awarded three “Best Real Estate Deal” awards from the Dallas Business Journal awards program for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in University Park, Texas.

The Dallas Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals awards program honors top projects ranging from real estate, community impact to top deal of the year in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. The George W. Bush Presidential Center received the honor of being nominated for three of the 16 different categories.

Manhattan Construction team members were present at the awards night to take home the title of “Best Green Deal” and “Community Impact Deal.” To honor the “Best Deal of the Year,” the judges looked at all nominated projects to find the one that truly stood out from the others. There to present the final award to the George W. Bush Presidential Center project team was Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

Manhattan Construction was the general contractor on the Robert A. M. Stern Architects designed Presidential Center. The Center has been a growing impact in to the Dallas community and has been recognized for its sustainability and design features.

The awards were presented at the Dallas Business Journal event in the evening of April 29, 2014 at the Manhattan Construction build Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

About Manhattan Construction:

When Laurence H. Rooney founded what is now Manhattan Construction Group in Oklahoma Territory in 1896, he built his business and reputation for trustworthiness and dependability through consistent performance. These same timeless values have enabled Manhattan to grow and prosper into one of the most respected construction firms in the nation. The firm’s operating companies are Manhattan Construction Co., Manhattan Road & Bridge, Manhattan Pipeline, Spectrum Contracting and Cantera Concrete Co. Manhattan is recognized by Engineering News-Record as a top 20 U.S. domestic builder and in last two years has received 50+ industry honors for quality and safety. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Pre-Construction®, construction management, general building, design-build and turn-key projects, and roads, bridges and civil works. Manhattan works in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information about Manhattan, please visit: www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com or connect with us on twitter @ManhattanBuild, via Facebook/ManhattanConstruction and on LinkedIn.

Manhattan Construction Group Expands Operations To Include Pipeline Building

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

TULSA, Okla. – Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Group, a top nationally ranked construction firm, is expanding its civil, road and bridge construction operations to include pipeline construction services. The firm announced today it has acquired Danny Wright Dozer & Pipeline, Inc. (DWDP), a pipeline construction firm based in Hinton, Oklahoma.

 The newly acquired operation will be known as Manhattan Pipeline, LLC.

“Manhattan Pipeline will provide a broad range of services to the oil and gas pipeline industry as well as to regional utility companies,” said Kevin P. Moore, president of Manhattan Construction Group. “The addition of this operation and its capabilities will enhance our civil construction service portfolio and expand our presence into this growing market.”

DWDP was originally formed in 1990 by Danny Wright. The firm has 90 employees. Employees will be offered the opportunity to transition to Manhattan Pipeline. 

About Manhattan Construction:

When Laurence H. Rooney founded what is now Manhattan Construction Group in Oklahoma Territory in 1896, he built his business and reputation for trustworthiness and dependability through consistent performance. These same timeless values have enabled Manhattan to grow and prosper into one of the most respected construction firms in the nation. In last two years Manhattan has received 50+ industry honors for quality and safety. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Pre-Construction®, construction management, general building, design-build and turn-key projects, roads, bridges, pipeline and civil works. Manhattan works in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information about Manhattan, please visit: www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com.

Manhattan Construction’s Lisa Blake Named Building Design+Construction 40 Under 40 Winner

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Lisa Blake


Washington, D.C.
– Manhattan Construction Co. Assistant Project Manager Lisa Blake has been selected by Building Design + Construction (BD+C) magazine as a 2014 “40 Under 40″ winner. Each year the program honors 40 up-and-coming architecture, engineering and construction professionals “who stand out in their academic, professional, personal and community achievements,” according to the magazine. Blake’s profile story can be viewed on BD+C’s website and in the publication’s April 2014 issue.

Blake began her career as a civil engineer before joining Manhattan Construction as a senior project engineer. Dubbed by BD+C as a “biocontainment superstar,” today she is serving as assistant project manager for Manhattan Construction and is working on the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Replacement Project at Fort Detrick Maryland. In 2011, she received the Rising Star Award from Professional Women In Construction. She holds a bachelor of science in biological systems engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional +BD&C.

Brian Killion, vice president at Manhattan Construction, says, “The accomplishments Lisa has realized in her career are indicative of her passion for success, and we are fortunate to have her as a key member of our team. She and her fellow winners define the new generation of construction industry professionals.”