Posts Tagged ‘Awards’

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

ABC of Oklahoma presents Manhattan Construction Group with 2019 national safety honors and seven “Excellence In Construction” awards

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Oklahoma has honored Manhattan Construction Group companies with seven 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards and national safety honors. The awards were presented to Manhattan Construction Company and Cantera Concrete Company at the ABC Oklahoma Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 24, 2019, in the Osage Casino Hotel Skyline Event Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Manhattan Construction Company received the ABC STEP Diamond Safety Award – the highest honor in the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards program. According to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report, STEP Diamond Achievers are 680% safer than the industry average. This is the ninth consecutive year that Manhattan Construction Co. has earned this honor.

Manhattan Construction Company won 2019 ABC Oklahoma “Excellence in Construction” awards for construction of the following projects:

SEVEN6MAIN in Owasso, Oklahoma, in the “Commercial $10 – $25 million” category.


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Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Selser Schaefer Architects, this project includes a 41,000-square-foot commercial and residential project in Owasso’s downtown Rosebud District. The three-story, brick facade complex also features restaurant SMOKE and a new diner MAD EATS, retail space, office space for tenant build-out and ten luxury apartments, each with a detached garage.

St. John Sterile Processing and Materials Management Renovation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Healthcare $2 – $5 million” category.


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Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by HKS, Inc., this project includes a three-phase renovation of the Ground Level of the Chapman Tower at St. John Medical Center. The renovations included a 5,900-square-foot temporary processing area and a 15,200-square-foot renovation of the existing Sterile Processing and Material Management area.  The team worked closely with the Surgical Services department to avoid any disruption to this critical service line.

BOK Center Improvements in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Renovation $2 – $10 million” category.


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Manhattan Construction Company in a joint venture with Flintco, known as Tulsa Vision Builders, served as construction manager, and GH2 was the architect for this project. It included two-phased interior renovation of the ONEOK Club space. Phase I consists of two luxury suites on both the east and west side of the ONEOK Club. The four suites combined are 1,800 square feet. Phase II includes the 4,000-square-foot interior remodel of the existing ONEOK Club, including the bar, seating area, buffet, storage, and restrooms.

Arvest Bank Parking Garage in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Commercial $2 – $5 million” category.


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Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Davies Architects, this project includes a new four-story, 178-space precast parking garage located in downtown Tulsa. In addition to finished precast surfaces, the garage also features storefront glass, metal panel trellis, and extensive lighting. Two sky bridges connect the garage to Arvest’s current office building on the second and fourth levels.

McBride Orthopedic Hospital – Ambulatory Surgery Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the “Healthcare $15 to $25 million” category.


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Built by Manhattan Construction and designed by REES, the new McBride Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is a 35,675-square-foot, single-story building comprised of six operating rooms, recovery/prep rooms, business offices and mechanical and electrical support areas.

Cantera Concrete Company received the ABC STEP Gold Level Safety Award and won the 2019 ABC Oklahoma “Excellence in Construction” award for the following projects:

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife project in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the “Other Specialty Construction Under $1 million” category.


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The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife project is connected to an existing cast-in-place structure. The new buildings added 38,000 square feet of space, and used 8,200 square feet of stamped concrete with dry-shake stain to complement the wildlife theme.  

Southern Hills Country Club Facility Master Plan in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Other Specialty Construction Over $1 million” category.


Image Credit: Cantera Concrete Company

The Southern Hills Country Club Facility Master Plan project includes modernization of structures at the historic Southern Hills Country Club. Renovations were made to the men’s locker room, refurbishing of the main entrance paving. Work also included the addition of a new guardhouse, a new 5,000-square-foot golf performance center, and a 15,000-square-foot underground cart and bag storage facility with entrance gazebo and integral color concrete paving constructed above.

About Manhattan Construction Group

Manhattan Construction Group, a top-nationally ranked construction services firm, has operations in the building, civil, pipeline, and specialty construction segments. The company provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Its operations include Manhattan Construction Company, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan International Construction Company, Ltd, Cantera Concrete Company, Spectrum Contracting, Inc., and Safezone, LLC. More at: www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com  

Tyler McManaman Named BD+C Magazine 2019 “40 Under 40″ Honoree

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Oklahoma City – Manhattan Construction Company Senior Project Manager Tyler McManaman has been recognized nationally as a Building Design + Construction (BD+C) “40 Under 40 Class of 2019” honoree. BD+C, a national building industry publication, selects honorees based on the career achievements, service to their profession and communities, and active participation in charitable work. The publication nicknames McManaman a “preconstruction marvel” on their website at https://www.bdcnetwork.com/meet-40-under-40-class-2019#mcmanaman

Tyler McManaman Headshot

“We are proud to have Tyler represent our Manhattan family of builders on BD+C’s national stage,” said Craig Abbott, Manhattan Construction Company vice president. “He has a reputation for service and dedication to his clients, he gives back to his community, and holds a strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty, inclusiveness and sets high standards.”

Tyler specializes in the construction of healthcare and higher education projects. His most recent project management work includes projects for the University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman Regional Hospital, and Moore Norman Technology Center. Tyler is an Oklahoma Magazine “40 Under 40” honoree, holds the Assoc. DBIA credential from the Design-Build Institute of America and has a degree in construction science from OU.

McManaman is invested in civic responsibility and participates in various community boards and organizations, including board chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cleveland County, board member of Norman Next and OU construction Science Professional Advisory Board. He is also a member of Norman’s United Way Young Leaders Society, Rotary Club, Watch D.O.G.S. and the Norman Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education. He is also a member of Leadership Norman class of 2020.

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction Company provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino and hospitality facilities. Manhattan is a 15-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), an nine-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner, and a 2017 Pinnacle Safety Award winner − ABC’s top national safety honor. www.manhattanconstruction.com

Manhattan Construction Company is a subsidiary of Manhattan Construction Group, which has operations in the building, civil, pipeline, and specialty construction segments. Manhattan Construction Group was named 2017 “Contractor of the Year” in a five-state region by ENR Texas & Louisiana. Its operations include Manhattan Construction Company, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan International Construction Company, Ltd, Cantera Concrete Company, Spectrum Contracting, Inc. and Safezone, LLC. www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com

Cantera Concrete Company named to ABC’s Top-performing U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction Contractors List

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Cantera Concrete Company is ranked 80 on the 2019 Top Performers list released by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC). Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the list recognizes the Top 150 Performers among ABC member contractors for achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified.

ABC Top Performers List Cover

“ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors like Cantera Concrete Company that have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity.”

To be eligible, Cantera Concrete Company has demonstrated world-class safety performance by implementing ABC’s STEP safety management system, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. Cantera Concrete Company is a four-time recipient of the ABC STEP Platinum Safety Award. Top Performing companies are ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications.

The Top Performers list recognizes contractors that have earned ABC national awards and designations. Cantera Concrete Company is an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC).

Access the 2019 Top Performers list at at abc.org/topperformers

About Cantera Concrete Company:

Founded in 2001, Cantera Concrete Company is a commercial concrete subcontractor that provides structural or elevated, tilt-up, piers, flat work, foundation and architectural concrete services. Cantera is an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) and performs work in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. Cantera is a member of the Manhattan Construction Group family of companies. www.canteraconcrete.com

Manhattan Construction Company named to ABC’s Top-performing U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction Contractors List

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Manhattan Construction Company is ranked 37 on the 2019 Top Performers list released by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC). Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the list recognizes the Top 150 Performers among ABC member contractors for achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified.

ABC Top Performers List Cover

“ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors like Manhattan Construction Company that have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity.”

To be eligible, Manhattan Construction Company has demonstrated world-class safety performance by implementing ABC’s STEP safety management system, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. Manhattan Construction Company is a nine-time recipient of the ABC STEP Diamond Safety Award – the highest honor in the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards program. Top Performing companies are ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications.

The Top Performers list recognizes contractors that have earned ABC national awards and designations. Manhattan Construction Company has earned the Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) designation for 14 consecutive years, and is a winner of the 2016 and 2018 National Safety Excellence Award (NSEA). Manhattan is also the winner of the 2017 Pinnacle Award, ABC’s top safety honor.

Access the 2019 Top Performers list at at abc.org/topperformers

About Manhattan Construction Company

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. The company provides pre-construction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino, and hospitality facilities. Manhattan is a 14-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), an nine-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner, and a 2018 National Safety Excellence Award Winner, and a 2017 Pinnacle Safety Award winner − ABC’s top national safety honor. www.manhattanconstruction.com

Manhattan Construction wins two AGC “Build Oklahoma” Awards

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked general building company, has been honored by the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) with two “Build Oklahoma” awards for projects completed in 2018. AGCOK’s awards program represents the best of the best commercial building projects in the state. Manhattan Construction Company received top honors for construction of the:

Oklahoma State University (OSU) Business Building

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Oklahoma State University (OSU) Business Building in Stillwater, Oklahoma in the Education $50M+ category. The New Business Building at OSU is a 140,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art learning facility that is equipped 13 classrooms, 16 break out rooms, nine conference rooms, four labs, academic department offices, a graduate student lounge, a student organization room, and a coffee and snack shop. Designed by Elliott + Associates, the new building features a radius structure tagged as a “crescent” with a large courtyard that aligns with the Legacy Walk on campus. It is the new home for more than 5,000 business majors from 44 states and 59 countries.
Choctaw Nation Tribal Complex

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Choctaw Nation Tribal Complex in Durant, Oklahoma in the Institutional $50M+ category. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Tribal Complex campus is home to five buildings including a 500,000-square-foot Tribal Headquarters building and 9,700-square-foot Data Center designed by Frankfurt Short Bruza, a 11,000-square-foot Public Safety Building, 45,000-square-foot Wellness Center, and 48,000-square-foot Facility Maintenance Building designed by JCJ Architecture. The headquarters, with an east and west wing and a rotunda in the center, houses approximately 75 tribal business units, the Chief’s office and multiple government programs.

Team members were presented the awards at AGC of Oklahoma’s annual banquet dinner held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman, Oklahoma on January 19.

About Manhattan Construction Company

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. The company provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino and hospitality facilities.www.manhattanconstruction.com

About AGC of Oklahoma:

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. When you join the AGCOK you are a part of a network that includes over 6,500 general contractors, over 9,000 subcontractors, and 10,000 service providers. http://www.agcok.com/