Archive for November, 2020

Manhattan Construction Company receives OSC 2020 Pinnacle Award

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
Photo of Trista Shomo, Sr. Safety Manager at Manhattan Construction Company, Betsey Kulakowski, Executive Director at Oklahoma Safety Council, David Evans, Sr. Safety Manager at Manhattan Construction Company

Pictured left to right: Trista Shomo, Sr. Safety Manager at Manhattan Construction Company, Betsey Kulakowski, Executive Director at Oklahoma Safety Council, David Evans, Sr. Safety Manager at Manhattan Construction Company

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Safety Council (OSC) has announced Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company as its 2020 Pinnacle Safety Award winner. 

“The distinguished Pinnacle Safety Award recognizes an Oklahoma Safety Council Member company that displays the highest levels of excellence and quality in their industry,” said Betsey Kulakowski, executive director of the OSC. “Manhattan Construction is committed to safety and fostering a safety culture, which has resulted in above-and-beyond safety and health performance.” 

Manhattan Construction provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services, and has been shaping Oklahoma’s landscape since 1896. The company is well-known for their work on projects such as the Oklahoma State Capitol Interior Restoration and First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, the BOK Center and Ascension St. John Health System in Tulsa, and a wide range of projects for Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma and numerous healthcare systems.

“We are grateful to the Oklahoma Safety Council for recognizing our safety program with its top honor. Our Manhattan family of builders is committed to the well-being and health of our team members and trade partners. We are dedicated to ensuring our job sites are the safest in the industry,” says John Reyhan, president of Manhattan Construction Company. 

As a member of the Oklahoma Safety Council for 14 years, Manhattan Construction is a proven industry leader in safety with new and innovative safety initiatives, said Kulakowski.

In 2020, Manhattan Construction launched training companywide for a crisis management app called “Smart Safety.” This smartphone-based notification system uses geo-fencing to issue emergency alerts and situation-specific instructions to workers on a job site. Manhattan’s safety team also developed its “Safe 8” Jobsite Hazard Analysis Tool, which guides team members through tasks before they start work to identify potential hazards and how to avoid them. 

Manhattan Construction was also swift in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leadership in the organization immediately formed an action team to start addressing every aspect of potential impact on their employees and business. The team launched an internal communication portal, including self-care resources, employee assistance program (EAP) benefits, and mitigation and sanitation plans for job sites and offices. 

Oklahoma Safety Council presented Manhattan Construction Company the Pinnacle Safety Award in a small ceremony on November 3rd, 2020. 

Cantera Concrete Company wins National Safety Honor and ABC “Excellence in Construction” award

Friday, November 13th, 2020

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – The Associated Builders & Contractors of Oklahoma (ABC) has honored Cantera Concrete Company with the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Silver Award, and the “Excellence in Construction” (EIC) award for the Vision Tulsa Modernization of the Existing Cox Business Center project in Tulsa Oklahoma.

This is Cantera’s 15th  consecutive year to be recognized by ABC’s STEP Awards program, a world-class safety management system that measures safety processes and policies.

The EIC awards recognize outstanding projects built by members of the association. The awards were presented at the 2020 ABC Construction Awards Banquet held Thursday, October 22, at the Osage Casino Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Cantera Concrete Company won the “Excellence In Construction” award in the “Specialty Construction, Concrete” category for their work on the Vision Tulsa Modernization of the Existing Cox Business Center project.

 


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The company performed concrete work related to the demolition and renovation of the original arena to lower level storage and a 40,000-square-foot ballroom above with street-level access, and the placement of a new three-story clear lobby entrance with a new plaza with access up to the plaza between the Tulsa Library and the Tulsa County Courthouse.

 

 

 

Manhattan Construction Company wins National Safety Honors and six ABC of Oklahoma “Excellence in Construction” awards

Friday, November 13th, 2020

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – The Associated Builders & Contractors of Oklahoma (ABC) has honored Manhattan Construction Company with the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Platinum Award and six “Excellence in Construction” (EIC) awards.

This is Manhattan’s 22nd consecutive year to be recognized by ABC’s STEP Awards program, a world-class safety management system that measures safety processes and policies.

The EIC awards recognize outstanding projects built by members of the association. The awards were presented at the 2020 ABC Construction Awards Banquet held Thursday, October 22, at the Osage Casino Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Manhattan Construction Company won “Excellence In Construction” awards for construction of the:


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Oklahoma State University (OSU) O’Brate Baseball Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in the “Institutional $25 – $100 million” category.

The new O’Brate Baseball Stadium at Oklahoma State University is a 5,000-seat stadium that includes 13 suites and 400 premium seats in dedicated club and suite areas. Built by Manhattan, designed by Studio Architecture, and engineering by Wallace Engineering, this new baseball stadium features the best of the best modern-day player facilities, including an indoor training facility, a pitching lab, an artificial turf infield that allows for practices to take place year-round, multiple bar and food services areas, and state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment. Also included are a clubhouse and players’ lounge, a nutrition center, and an operations center that consists of a sports medicine area, additional training spaces, and an equipment room.


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University of Oklahoma (OU) Armory Renovation in Norman, Oklahoma, in the “Historical Restoration $2 – $10 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company, designed by GH2 Architects, and engineering by Wallace Engineering, this project included the renovation of a registered national historic building that is more than 100 years old for the University of Oklahoma’s ROTC Program. The entire facility was renovated while respecting the historical significance of the original design.


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Griffin Communications Radio Relocation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Renovation Under $2 Million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by REES, this project retrofitted the Griffin Communications Headquarters building to occupy five radio stations acquired by Griffin, the parent company of KOTV News Channel 6. In two phases, Manhattan constructed multiple new offices for the relocated new media staff to make way for the radio stations in the former new media area.


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Cox Business Center Renovation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Renovation $10 – $100 million” category.

For this project, Manhattan Construction Company, in a joint venture with Flintco, known as Tulsa Vision Builders, served as construction manager, and MATRIX Architects Engineers Planners was the architect. The Vision Tulsa Modernization of the Cox Business Center project consisted of two major elements, a new three-story clear lobby entrance and the conversion of the historic convention center area into a 40,000-square-foot ballroom.


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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers COVID-19 Alternative Care Facilities in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the “Healthcare $5 – $15 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company, designed by HKS, and engineered by Lee & Browne Consulting Engineers, this project is a FEMA/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mission assignment issued under a Presidential Declaration of Emergency to renovate and convert existing hospital spaces.

Working concurrently in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Manhattan Construction converted 100 patient rooms at the INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Portland Campus and 116 patient rooms at the OSU Medical Center Hospital into Category 2 Plus patient spaces in only 14 days.


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BOK Center River Spirit Lounge in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Commercial $2 – $5 million” category.

For this project, Manhattan Construction Company, in a joint venture with Flintco, known as Tulsa Vision Builders, served as construction manager, GH2 was the architect, Wallace Engineering, and Olsson Engineering were the engineers. The BOK River Spirit Lounge was a 5,000-square-foot renovation to the existing BOK Center that added a new bar and lounge with a 1,000-square-foot private entrance.

 

Manhattan Construction Company wins three ABC Greater Houston “Excellence in Construction” awards

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked general building company, has been honored by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston with three “Excellence in Construction” awards, including the ICE Award, the program’s highest honor. The awards program recognizes outstanding projects in the commercial and industrial construction industry. The awards were presented during the organization’s virtual event Thursday, October 22, in Houston, Texas. 

Manhattan Construction Company received “Excellence In Construction” honors, including:

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ICE Award: United Technical Operations Center (UTOC) – Hangar X in Houston, Texas, in the “Institutional Publicly Funded Greater than $40 Million” category.

The United Technical Operations Center (UTOC) at George Bush Intercontinental Airport is a program consisting of multiple projects working together to improve and consolidate United Airlines maintenance services in the Houston area. Built by Manhattan Construction and designed by FSB, the project includes a 2.5-wide plane body hangar, an engine build-up area, roughly 13 acres of new hardstand and taxi lane paving, and the renovation of existing Hangar E and the United Stores Facility. The project also incorporates a new Shops Facility addition to the existing Hangar E Engine Build-Up facility.

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Merit Award: Bob Watson Education Center at Turner Park in Houston, Texas, in the “Institutional Publicly Funded” category.

The project was built by Manhattan Construction, designed by English + Associates Architects, Inc., and engineered by Garza + McLain Structural Engineers, Inc., Duplantis Design Group, and E&C Engineers & Consultants Inc. The Bob Watson Education Center at Turner Park is a new 5,600-square-foot classroom building located at the Houston Astros Youth Academy. It allows the Academy to expand opportunities such as after school tutoring, SAT/ACT prep, college admissions mentoring, field maintenance, groundskeeping, sports journalism and broadcasting, life skills training, and leadership development to youth in Houston.


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Merit Award: Sam Houston State University – Art Complex and Associated Infrastructure in Huntsville, Texas, in the “Institutional Publicly Funded $5 – $30 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Kirksey Architecture and engineered by Cardno Haynes Whaley Associates, this project is a new four-story, 72,000-square-foot building on the Sam Houston campus with photo studios, galleries, darkrooms, office space, lounges, drawing and painting classrooms, as well as printmaking laboratories.

Manhattan Construction Company wins two Collier Building Industry Association “Sand Dollar Awards”

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

NAPLES, FLORIDA – Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) has honored Manhattan Construction Company with two 2020 “Sand Dollar Awards.” The “Sand Dollar Awards” are presented each year to member builders, developers, architects, remodelers, interior design firms, landscape architects, trades, marketing, sales, and advertising professionals who have demonstrated building, design, and marketing excellence in Collier County. The awards were presented during the organization’s virtual gala Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Manhattan Construction Company was honored with “Sand Dollar Awards” for their work on the following projects:

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Best Public Facility –  Over  $5-million category: Baker Park in Naples, Florida.

  • Owner: City of Naples
  • Construction Manager: Manhattan Construction Company
  • Architect/Engineer: MHK Architecture and Planning & Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Baker Park is a 14-acre park that a 34-foot high-elevated knoll overlook with space for art displays, a performance stage, splash pad, rubber surfaces, artificial turf, an event building, event lawn, marsh overlook, sunrise terrace, multiple playgrounds, a kayak launch, and family restrooms. The project is surrounded by an environmentally sensitive area with mangroves. Native vegetation was used throughout with educational signage. The park itself is open to the public while the event building is rented out for various occasions. The event space includes attached restrooms and a catering kitchen.

WATCH: Baker Park Video Slideshow

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Best Healthcare Facility – $5 to $15-million category: Nichols Community Health Center in Naples, Florida.

  • Owner: Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida
  • Construction Manager: Manhattan Construction Company
  • Architect: Burt Hill/Pollock Krieg Architects, Inc.

Nichols Community Health Center is a three-story medical office building for Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida located at the corner of Green and Collier boulevards in Collier County, Florida. The 52,115-square-foot building offers an array of outpatient care services such as pediatric, dental, mental health, behavioral, as well as a full pharmacy with drive-thru. Room types include offices, exam rooms, dental exam rooms, dental operating rooms, denture lab, nurse stations, x-ray rooms, waiting rooms, triage areas, ultrasound room, pharmacy, lactation areas, a catering kitchen, conferences rooms, and a boardroom.

WATCH: Nichols Community Health Center Video Slideshow