Posts Tagged ‘Award Winning’

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.

City of Houston Ardmore Drinking Water Operations earns APWA Project of the Year Award

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Houston – The American Public Works Association (APWA) Texas Chapter has recognized the City of Houston Ardmore Drinking Water Operations (DWO) Facility project with its “2020 Top Projects and Leaders” award in the Structures, $5-million to $25-million category. The award promotes excellence in the management and administration of public works projects. The Ardmore project was managed by the City of Houston, designed by Huitt-Zollars, and built by Manhattan Construction Company.

The Ardmore facility provides the City of Houston a centralized center for administration and maintenance operations to provide drinking water to 2.5-million people. The two-story, 61,140-square-foot facility is set on a 4.25-acre site and includes office space, training rooms, material storage, and multiple workshop bays to house the city’s Drinking Water Operations. Construction completed in May 2019.

This project continues Manhattan Construction Company’s history of serving the City of Houston since 1942.

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

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“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: https://okmag.com/blog/40under402020/11/

Lucy Lambert-Novotny Named AGCOK 2019 Committee Member of the Year

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Lucy Lambert-Novotny, DBIA™Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company Project Manager Lucy Lambert-Novotny has received The Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) 2019 “Committee Member of the Year” award.

Lambert-Novotny is currently the chairperson for the Workforce Development Committee at AGCOK. Under Lucy’s leadership, the Workforce Development Committee, in partnership with Junior Achievement, launched a job shadow program that introduces middle and high school students to the commercial construction industry. She received the “Committee Member of the Year” honor for creating the program template that includes bringing students to a job site, providing students with an overview of the industry, a panel discussion from the project foreman and a tour of the job site.

“Lucy’s efforts in creating this program have been a huge success and have helped young students become aware of the different careers in the industry and to consider it as a viable path for a future profession,” said Craig Abbott, Manhattan Construction Company vice president.

The AGC of Oklahoma (AGCOK) is a statewide, full service, non-profit organization for construction professionals. AGCOK actively represents all types and disciplines of contractors and related affiliates including general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, service providers, education affiliates, and other industry related professional organizations. http://www.agcok.com

Adam Stogner named AGC of Oklahoma “Project Manager of the Year”

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Adam StognerTulsa – The Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) has named Manhattan Construction Company Senior Project Manager Adam Stogner “Project Manager of the Year.” Stogner received the honor at AGCOK’s Awards Banquet held Saturday, January 11, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The “Project Manager of the Year” award recognizes the project manager from among the AGC of Oklahoma membership who has shown superior skill and creativity in bringing complex projects to completion. Stogner was chosen for his exemplary commitment to his projects and leadership abilities, both on and off the jobsite.

“Adam is incredibly deserving of this recognition as he is a tremendous individual and motivating leader in the industry,” said Ryan Haynie, Manhattan Construction Company vice president. “We are proud to have Adam represent our Manhattan family of builders.”

Adam Stogner joined Manhattan in 2002 and has been a key team member in several high-profile projects in Tulsa.  His recent projects include the highly complex River Spirit Casino Margaritaville Phase II expansion, premier Tulsa attraction BOK Center and SEVEN6MAIN in Owasso, Oklahoma.

The AGC of Oklahoma (AGCOK) is a statewide, full service, a non-profit organization for construction professionals. AGCOK actively represents all types and disciplines of contractors and related affiliates including general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, service providers, education affiliates, and other industry-related professional organizations. http://www.agcok.com