Archive for April, 2020

Manhattan Construction Company Earns National Safety Award from Associated Builders and Contractors

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

National Safety Excellence AwardTULSA, OKLAHOMA — Tulsa-based Manhattan Construction Company today announced it’s received a National Safety Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors, which will be presented at the 30th annual Excellence in Construction® Award during ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 18.

“Safety is woven into every aspect of our business, and everyone on a project plays a part in ensuring the health and well-being of workers on a job site,” said John Reyhan, Manhattan Construction Company president. “For this reason, we dedicate this national safety honor to our Manhattan family of builders, trade partners, and clients, who have whole-heartedly supported our safety program and philosophy.”

The 2019 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System in 2019. Manhattan Construction Co. is a nine-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner.

During the selection process, contractors were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations, and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Safety and Health Committee. 

“Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to recognize Manhattan Construction Company for consistently raising the standards of safety in the construction industry,” said 2020 ABC National Chair Tim Keating, owner and president of R.C. Stevens Construction Co., Winter Garden, Florida. “Their dedication to world-class safety performance and commitment to total human health is the gold standard of the merit shop construction industry.”

The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System code categories: NAICS 236 – Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 – Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238 – Specialty Trade Contractors.  

STEP, the standard for developing world-class safety management systems in construction, is designed to help both large and small contractors evaluate every aspect of their corporate safety and health programs and identify opportunities for improvement. According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, the average STEP Diamond company is more than eight times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ average for the entire industry based on their total recordable incident rate.

CNA is the presenting sponsor of the National Safety Excellence Awards.

See a complete list of winners on ABC’s website.

Manhattan Construction Company Receives National Excellence in Construction Award From Associated Builders and Contractors

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

DALLAS—Tulsa-based Manhattan Construction Company today announced work on the Toyota Stadium Renovation and National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas has earned a national Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award, which will be presented during ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 18. The EIC awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects.

“We are honored to receive recognition for our work on the National Soccer Hall of Fame In Frisco, Texas,” said Greg McClure, Manhattan Construction Co., senior vice president. “This project continues our strong history of delivering iconic sports venues across the United States.”

Toyota Stadium

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The $41.6-million Toyota Stadium Renovation and National Soccer Hall of Fame was a multi-faceted project for Frisco Stadium LLS, a collaborative partnership between FC Dallas and the City of Frisco. Manhattan Construction Co. built a 61,400-square-foot, three-level conditioned structure into the south end zone of Toyota Stadium. The construction work safely took place during two full seasons of play, including more than 60 events in the stadium.

Construction included new field access tunnels, locker rooms, a press conference room, team store, viewing deck, the Heineken Red Star Club, 3,200 lower-level seats, 250 upper-level seats, National Soccer Hall of Fame Experience, and the 19,350-square-foot National Soccer Hall of Fame Club, which opened in Toyota Stadium’s south end in 2018 making it the first major league sports hall of fame to be built within a stadium. The project was designed by Dallas-based HKS, Inc.Toyota Stadium - Interior Image

Image credit: Michael-Chase Eaton

“The craftmanship of Manhattan Construction Company and their hardworking employees continues to raise the bar when it comes to how we define excellence in construction,” said 2020 ABC National Chair Tim Keating, owner and president of R.C. Stevens Construction Co., Winter Garden, Florida. “It’s an honor to recognize these award winners for their respective commitments to building safely, on time and on budget, as well as contribute to the communities in which they work.”

The EIC award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

This year’s panel included representatives from Building Owners and Managers Association International, Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America and various construction-related firms nationwide.

PeopleReady Skilled Trades is the presenting sponsor of the Excellence in Construction® Awards.

A full list of EIC winners is available on ABC’s website.

Trista Shomo named Oklahoma Magazine 40 Under 40 honoree

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – We are pleased to announce that Manhattan Construction Company Senior Safety Manager Trista Shomo has been recognized among Oklahoma Magazine’s 2020 Class of 40 Under 40.

Shomo, along with 39 others, were awarded for being influential young leaders that exemplify the best of what Oklahoma has to offer. Through a graceful balancing act of hard work, pioneering and volunteerism, these individual set precedents for aspiring leaders around the state.

Shomo is currently working on the Oklahoma State Capitol project. In 2019, she served as a judge for the Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana Best Projects competition’s safety category. She graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a degree in occupational safety and health in 2008.

“The individuals were chosen for their willingness to go the extra mile. Trista is no exception. Her passion for safety is second to none and we are proud to have her on our team,” said Craig Abbott, Manhattan Construction Company vice president.

Link to the stories of the 2020 Class of 40 Under 40 from Oklahoma Magazine: