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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.”

Manhattan Construction’s Bryce Johnson Named Oklahoma Magazine Top 40 Under 40 Honoree

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Bryce Johnson

Oklahoma City, OK Manhattan Construction Company is pleased to announce that Assistant Project Manager Bryce Johnson has been chosen as a 2014 Oklahoma Magazine 40 Under 40 honoree. Each year Oklahoma Magazine selects 40 young professionals to be honored in the competition. Honorees are recognized as top young professionals who make Oklahoma a better, richer, more exciting place to live. Johnson’s profile story can be viewed on Oklahoma Magazine’s website and on page 76 of the publication’s April 2014 issue.

At age 38, Johnson has worked as an estimator, preconstruction manager, and project manager on commercial construction and high-end residential projects. As assistant project manager at Manhattan Construction, he has helped to build more than $130 million of construction including the American Indian Cultural Center, Delaware Casino, Mike Monroney System Training Building and several projects for The University of Oklahoma. He is also actively involved in local organizations including Junior Achievement of America and Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity as their New Home Placement board member and Emergency Home Repair board member.

About Manhattan Construction:

For more information about Manhattan, please visit: www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com.

Manhattan’s Jason Martin Appointed to AGC of Oklahoma Board As Statewide Chairman of Construction Leadership Council

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Jason Martin

 

We are pleased to announce that Manhattan Construction Company Senior Project Manager Jason Martin has been appointed to the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Oklahoma board of directors as statewide chairman of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC).

The CLC is an organized forum of individuals with the purpose of exchanging ideas, fostering a strong network among peers, discussing pertinent issues and providing feedback to the leadership of the AGC of Oklahoma.

Martin has more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry including projects in the education, healthcare, sports, resort, multi-unit living and cultural sectors.

Martin graduated with a construction management degree from Oklahoma State University and holds the American Institute of Contractors Certified Professional Contractor (CPC) designation.

 

About Manhattan Construction:

For more information about Manhattan, please visit: www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com.

Manhattan Construction’s Kyle Nelson Named ENR Texas & Louisiana Top 20 under 40 Honoree

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Kyle Nelson Manhattan Construction

Engineering News-Record (ENR) Texas & Louisiana magazine has named Kyle Nelson, project director with Manhattan Construction Co., as a 2014 Top 20 under 40 honoree. Each year ENR Texas & Louisiana selects 20 outstanding young architecture, engineer, and construction professionals as honorees from a five-state region including Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The honorees are selected based on their career experience, industry leadership and community service. Nelson’s profile can be viewed on ENR’s website at: ENR Texas & Louisiana Honors Top 20 Under 40.

At age 35, Nelson has worked for Manhattan Construction for twelve years in the Oklahoma City area building projects that have shaped Oklahoma’s landscape while building lasting, positive relationships with clients and the community. Nelson’s award-winning project portfolio includes the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma State Capitol renovations, and projects for the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma State University. In 2012, Nelson was honored by OKC Biz magazine as a 40 Under 40 Honoree. He also holds a bachelor of science in construction science from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

When asked how he measures success Nelson says, “We place a significant emphasis on exceeding client’s expectations – from expediting the schedule, to providing valuable insight for the benefit of our clients. In my opinion, there is simply no better recommendation than earning a client’s repeat business. I feel it is a true testament to our level of commitment exhausted on site every day.”

For more information about Manhattan Construction, please visit www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com.

Matt Jones Joins Manhattan Construction as Senior Vice President of Project Controls

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Matt Jones

Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked construction firm, has announced that Matt Jones has joined the company as senior vice president of project controls. Jones will oversee companywide project operation standards, policies and protocol, and related training and mentoring programs.

Jones has more than two decades of construction industry experience including city, state and federal government, higher education, healthcare, commercial office, multi-unit living, cultural/museum, warehouse and streetscape project types. He is a sought after industry expert and presenter. For the last five years he has been a guest lecturer at Georgia Tech’s civil engineering department. He has also served as an instructor on topics including business ethics, code of conduct, scheduling, and injury free environment. Jones is also a community volunteer for a variety of organizations including Atlanta’s GlenCastle, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Atlanta Union Mission and Camp Twin Lakes. Prior to joining Manhattan Construction he served as vice president of operations for Skanska.

Jones earned his bachelor of science in building construction from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a licensed general contractor in the state of Georgia, Mississippi and Arkansas.

For more information about Manhattan, please visit: www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com.

 

Clay Cockrill Joins Manhattan Construction as Project Director

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Clay Cockrill

OKLAHOMA CITY – Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked construction firm based in Oklahoma, has announced that Clay Cockrill has joined the company’s Oklahoma City area office as project director. Cockrill will be responsible for delivering a seamless, high-quality client experience from a project’s inception through delivery, and maintaining lasting, positive client and community relationships as a trusted construction advisor.

Cockrill has 20 years of construction industry experience including MAPS and MAPS for Kids, commercial building, higher education and aviation project types. He serves on the boards of directors for The Oklahoma Quality Foundation, Rebuilding Together and the Leadership Oklahoma City Alumni Board. He is the Oklahoma City Rotary Club 29 Service Saturday committee chair and is also involved with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, University of Oklahoma Club of Construction Science and Church of the Servant United Methodist. He is a 2011 OKCBiz magazine Forty Under 40 honoree.

He graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a bachelor of science in construction science in 1999.

For more information about Manhattan, please visit: www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com

Manhattan’s Larry Rooney Selected for Leadership Tulsa

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Larry Rooney

We are pleased to announce that Manhattan Construction Company Director of Pre-construction Services Larry Rooney has been selected as a member of Leadership Tulsa Class 51.

Leadership Tulsa is a nine-month community leadership program that has operated in the community for more than 30 years. Two classes are conducted annually and members are selected through a competitive process.  The selection committee seeks candidates who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to community service.

Rooney has more than a decade of construction industry experience including commercial office, hotel, entertainment, aviation, industrial and higher education project types. Rooney graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame and holds the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional designation. He has also been involved with the ACE Mentor Program for five years.

About Manhattan Construction:
For more information about Manhattan, please visit: www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com.

Manhattan Construction’s Jon Clark Named ENR MidAtlantic Top 20 Under 40 Winner

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Jon Clark

Washington, DC Each year Engineering News-Record (ENR) MidAtlantic magazine showcases 20 architecture/engineer/construction executives who have demonstrated leadership and are highly accomplished from the very competitive mid-Atlantic market. Manhattan Construction Company Project Director Jon Clark, was named one of the 2013 “Top 20 Under 40” by ENR MidAtlantic magazine. Individuals are selected based on their professional and educational achievements, contributions to the community, and industry involvement. Clark is profiled in the February 17th issue of ENR MidAtlantic magazine.

At 38 years old, Clark has been with Manhattan Construction for 20 years. He began his career as intern with the company and today serves as project executive. Clark was promoted to project manager in 2002. Within five years he was serving as project manager on the complicated and high-profile, $310-million U.S. Capitol Visitor Center project in Washington, D.C. He managed the installation of new security-related design features and construction protocol which helped the Architect of the Capitol meet heightened requirements precipitated from the September 11 terrorist attacks. While at Manhattan, Clark has worked on more than $1.5 billion of federal construction projects. In 2011, he was promoted to project executive and assigned to lead the construction of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Replacement Facility project at Fort Detrick, Md. When complete it will be among the largest, most complex bio-containment facilities in the world.

Clark also mentors future professionals and has led Manhattan’s D.C. area internship program more than a decade.

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., Cantera Concrete Co. and Manhattan Road & Bridge. 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.

Watch University of Houston Football Stadium Construction Video Update with Manhattan’s Tyler Wellborn

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Go inside the construction of the Houston Football Stadium with the latest stadium update from Houston Athletics with Manhattan’s Tyler Wellborn. Watch Video:

Learn more about his project at the Houston Football Stadium website.

Manhattan Construction Wins Four 2013 ENR Texas & Louisiana Best Project Awards Including Top Honor: Project of the Year

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

ENR 2013 Best Projects Awards

 

DALLAS – Manhattan Construction Company has won four “2013 Best Project” awards from Engineering News-Record (ENR) Texas & Louisiana, including the top honor of overall “Project of the Year” for construction of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in University Park, Texas.

Manhattan Construction also received three Best Project awards in three categories for the construction of: 

  • BBVA Compass Plaza in Houston, Texas in the Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Developments category. Project owner: RS Post Oak Perennial, LP (The Redstone Companies). Project architect: HKS, Inc.
  • First Baptist Church Dallas in Dallas, Texas in the Cultural/Worship category. Project owner: First Baptist Church Dallas. Project architect: Beck Architecture. 
  • George W. Bush Presidential Center in University Park, Texas in the Higher Education/Research category. Project Owner: George W. Bush Foundation. Project architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP. Project landscape architect: Michael R. Van Valkenburgh and Associates.

 The ENR Texas & Louisiana Best Projects awards program recognizes top construction projects that best demonstrate innovation, exceptional quality and an ability to find creative solutions to daunting challenges. More than 80 entries were submitted representing projects completed in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.

The honors were presented to Manhattan team members at ENR’s awards luncheon on December 18, 2013 at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel.

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., Cantera Concrete Co. and Manhattan Road & Bridge. 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.