Posts Tagged ‘Oklahoma’

Manhattan Road & Bridge Company elevates Ryan Haney and Tom Cramer as statewide operations leaders in Oklahoma and Arkansas

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Manhattan Road and Bridge Company, the bridge and heavy infrastructure construction arm of Manhattan Construction Group, announces the promotion of Ryan Haney as vice president of Oklahoma operations, and Tom Cramer as vice president of Arkansas operations.

Haney and Cramer will assume responsibilities for statewide business operations for the company, which include business development, project management, field operations, strategic planning, and process implementation and enhancements.

Haney and Cramer succeed, Rich Horrocks and Mark Windle, who plan to retire before the end of the year. With 41 years of industry experience, Horrocks has served as Manhattan Road and Bridge’s vice president of Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas operations since 2009. Windle will retire with 45 years of industry experience, 17 of which have been at Manhattan. Windle most recently served as Manhattan Road and Bridge’s vice president of Arkansas operations.

“We extend our deepest thanks to Rich and Mark for their commitment to the company and tireless leadership over the years,” said Mike Webb, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company president. “With retirement approaching, they have been generously advising Ryan and Tom to ensure a seamless transition as they step into these important statewide leadership roles.”

“Both Ryan and Tom bring a depth of expertise in Oklahoma and Arkansas, respectively, and continuity to our business operations,” said Webb. “We are fortunate to have these rock-solid leaders to join the leadership team as we move into the future.”Ryan HaneyHaney joined Manhattan in 2012 as a general superintendent and most recently served as vice president of fleet management. He was instrumental in the development and launch of Manhattan’s equipment tracking processes and procedures. With more than 20 years of experience working in numerous roles within the heavy highway and civil construction markets, he is well equipped to lead the Manhattan Road & Bridge team in Oklahoma.Tom CramerCramer has more than 24 years of experience in the heavy civil and highway construction sector. He joined Manhattan in 2018 and most recently served as the project lead for the company’s $87.3 million widening project on the west end of Interstate 630 in Little Rock, Arkansas, which expanded capacity from six to eight lanes.

Haney and Cramer will lead an experienced management team that has been cultivated during the past several years including Division Managers Matt Flusche (Oklahoma City), Todd Strande (Tulsa), Scott Martin (NW Arkansas) and Construction Managers Landry Logan (Oklahoma City), Tony Mounce (Tulsa), Johnny Bowen (Central Arkansas), Jason Teague (NW Arkansas) and James Land (Florida). 

“I’m excited to lead such a talented management team who will continue to build upon the legacy of Rich and Mark for the future of Manhattan Road and Bridge,” added Mike Webb.

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.

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

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

Brent Dostal named president of Cantera Concrete Company

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Brent Dostal has been promoted as president of Tulsa-based Cantera Concrete Company, a leading turn-key concrete subcontractor serving clients in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and North Texas. Cantera is a member of Manhattan Construction Group, which is one of the largest commercial construction companies in the southern United States.

Cantera Concrete Company President Brent Dostal

Cantera Concrete Company President Brent Dostal.

During Dostal’s 29-year career in the industry, he acquired extensive project management experience in general building, pulp and paper, and petrochemical facility construction. He served in project management for at Brown and Root from 1990 to 1997 and at Cantera’s general building affiliate Manhattan Construction Company from 1997 to 2001. Dostal has served as vice president of Cantera since its founding in 2001.

“Brent has been the day to day leader for Cantera for several years, and we are excited to recognize his accomplishments helping to transform Cantera into one of the top specialty concrete firms in the Southern United States,” said Larry Rooney, president of Manhattan Construction Group. “This promotion is well deserved, and we look forward to seeing where he and his team at Cantera can take the company in the years to come.”

Dostal has extensive industry and civic involvement. He serves on the board of the Oklahoma State Construction Management Advisory Board in Stillwater (1997-present) for which he also served as president (2007-2009), vice president (2005 – 2007) and finance committee. He serves on the Board of Construction at Oklahoma State University IT in Okmulgee.

He served on Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma’s Board (2007 to 2010) and most recently served on the Workforce Development Committee. He serves on the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma Education and Workforce Development committees and the American Society of Concrete Contractors Management Information Exchange (MIX).

Dostal has served as chairman of the Liberty Area Fire Protection Association in Liberty Oklahoma. He served on the Liberty Youth Sports Association as a coach for youth softball, baseball, and football. He is member of the Mannford 4H and FFA boosters club where he serves on the board of directors. He coaches Mannford youth in softball and basketball. He serves on the board The Mid America Dorper Breeders where he previously served as past president, president, and vice president.

He earned a bachelor of science in construction management from Oklahoma State University in 1990. He is American Concrete Institute (ACI) certified.

About Cantera Concrete Company:

Founded in 2001, Cantera Concrete Company provides turn-key concrete subcontracting services in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and North Texas. Cantera is the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCO)’s 2018 “Specialty Contractor of the Year” and American Subcontractor Association (ASA) – Oklahoma Chapter’s 2017 and 2018 “ Subcontractor of the Year.” Cantera’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino, and hospitality facilities. Cantera is a nine-time American Society of Concrete Contractors Safety Award winner, an Associated Builders, and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), and a thirteen-time ABC STEP Safety Award Winner achieving Platinum status four times. www.canteraconcrete.com

About Manhattan Construction Group:

Cantera Concrete 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 Safe Zone, LLC. www.manhattanconstructiongroup.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/

Manhattan Construction, AGC of Oklahoma, and Junior Achievement collaborate to bring Northwest Classen High School students first

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Oklahoma Work Force Development Committee, and Junior Achievement worked together to bring Northwest Classen High School students to their first-ever “Careers in Construction Day.” The program is designed to offer students the unique opportunity to visit a professional work environment and to gain insights into how to find and keep a fulfilling career in construction.

“According to the 2018 Workforce Survey by AGC and Autodesk, 80% of construction firms surveyed are having a hard time filling some or all positions,” said Doug Tapp, executive director of AGC of Oklahoma. “In Oklahoma, that number is 85%, so we are working on programs, like this one, to elevate awareness about construction related-careers with high school students.”

On November 29, Manhattan Construction welcomed twelve students from Northwest Classen High School to their McBride Ambulatory Surgical Center job site in Oklahoma City to learn first-hand what it is like to work on a large commercial construction project.

Manhattan Construction Project Manager Lucy Lambert shared information with the students about the different career paths in the construction industry.

“My family was in construction, so when I went to college I already knew the paths and options available to me,” said Lambert. “It is fun for me to see the students get excited about what I do for a living, and share all of these fantastic job opportunities in construction that they might have never thought of before.”

While at the project site, students heard from a panel of representatives from Southwest Drywall, Swanda Brothers, Wattie Wolfe and Shawver and Sons, who are all subcontractors at the McBride project. They shared career advice for working in various trades, including mechanical, electrical, metal structure, equipment manufacturing, metal framing, drywall, insulation, and acoustical ceilings.  

The day’s events included a guided tour of the job site where students saw the trade work in action.

“Construction is a collaborative endeavor and so is getting the message out to the youth about our industry options,” said Clay Cockrill, project director at Manhattan Construction. “Thanks to AGC, Junior Achievement and our subcontractors, these students got to see first-hand how complex, diverse and exciting jobs in construction can be. We hope they spread the word.”

Link to 2018 AGC Workforce Report: https://www.agc.org/news/2018/08/29/eighty-percent-contractors-report-difficulty-finding-qualified-craft-workers-hire

JA Construction Career DayPhoto of “Careers in Construction Day” participants at Manhattan Construction’s McBride Ambulatory Surgical Center project site in Oklahoma City.

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. Manhattan is a 14-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), an eight-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner, and a 2017 Pinnacle Safety Award winner − ABC’s top national safety honor. 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 AGOK you are a part of a network that includes over 6,500 general contractors, over 9,000 subcontractors, and 10,000 service providers. www.agcok.com/

ABC of Oklahoma presents Manhattan Construction Group with 2018 national safety honors and eight “Excellence In Construction” awards

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Oklahoma has honored Manhattan Construction Group companies with eight 2018 Excellence in Construction Awards and national safety honors. The accolades were presented to Manhattan Construction Company and Cantera Concrete Company at the ABC Oklahoma Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 25, 2018, in the Cox Business Center Grand Ballroom 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 2018 Safety Performance Report, STEP Diamond Achievers are 670% safer than the industry average. This is the eighth consecutive year that Manhattan Construction Co. has earned this honor.

Manhattan Construction Company won 2018 ABC Oklahoma “Excellence in Construction” awards for construction of the following projects:

Choctaw Nation | Tribal Complex
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Choctaw Nation | Tribal Complex in Durant, Oklahoma in the “Mega-Projects Over $100 million” category.

Manhattan Construction Company served as construction manager for the campus, which is home to five buildings including a 500,000-square-foot Tribal Headquarters Building, 9,700-square-foot Data Center, 11,000-square-foot Public Safety Building, 45,000-square-foot Wellness Center, and a 48,000-square-foot Facility Maintenance Building.

Frankfurt Short Bruza designed the data center, headquarters building, and site infrastructure. JCJ Architecture designed the wellness center, public safety building, and warehouse/storage building.

 

KFOR-TV Tribute Media
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KFOR-TV Tribute Media in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the “Commercial $10 – $25 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by REES Associates, Inc., this project included a new 42,880-square-foot multimedia broadcast and communications facility, including a redesigned 4 Warn Storm Center.

The glass skin of the building has hurricane rated exterior curtainwall throughout.  The thick walls of concrete and steel reinforcing are designed to be tornado-resistant during Oklahoma’s toughest weather.   

 

Norman Regional Healthplex Flexmove and Cath Lab
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Norman Regional Healthplex Flexmove and Cath Lab in Norman, Oklahoma in the “Healthcare under $2 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by JHBR Architecture, the HealthPlex is a 152-bed, state-of-the-art specialty hospital with cardiology and cardiovascular services, orthopedic and spine services, and women’s and children’s services.  

The new Cath Lab project has epoxy flooring throughout the space that provides a hard surface that is easily cleaned and maintained. The LED lighting system includes adjustable light levels for comfort and function. The Cath Lab includes lead-lined windows and lead-lined drywall throughout the space for staff viewing during specific equipment use and procedures.

 

OSU Spears School of Business
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Oklahoma State University New Business Building in Stillwater, Oklahoma in the “Institutional $25 to $100 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Elliott and Associates, OSU’s new 140,000-square-foot business building includes 13 classrooms, 16 team/breakout rooms, nine conference rooms, four labs, seven academic department offices, 150 offices, and 55 digital displays.

 

McAlester Regional Health Center | Emergency Center Addition / Remodel
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McAlester Regional Health Center | Emergency Center Addition / Remodel in McAlester, Oklahoma in the “Healthcare $5 to $15 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Health Facilities Group, the new two-story addition provides four dedicated trauma rooms and 14 treatment rooms, including two heart specialists, cardiac interventionists and 24-hour laboratory services for heart tests.

 

Broken Arrow Public Schools Freshman Academy
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Broken Arrow Public Schools Freshman Academy in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in the “Institutional $5 to $10 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Selser Schaefer Architects, the expansion of the Freshman Academy creates an additional 24,000 square feet of space within two stories with four science labs on the second floor.

Cantera Concrete Company received the ABC STEP Platinum Safety Award and won the 2018 ABC Oklahoma “Excellence in Construction” award for the following projects:

OSU CEAT Undergraduate Lab
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Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture, & Technology (CEAT) Undergraduate Lab Building in Stillwater, Oklahoma in the “Other Specialty Construction – Concrete category.

The new CEAT Lab Building, designed by Frankfurt Short Bruza, is a three-story steel frame structure with a penthouse. Cantera Concrete Company was honored for the concrete work.

The 26,000-square-foot building footprint included approximately 2,800 cubic yards of concrete for piers, foundations, slab on grade, and slabs on metal deck. Cantera installed stainless steel inlays in the floors, which were set precisely and to exact grade. Designed and engineered by OSU, Cantera advised in the manufacturing of the inlays.

 

OSU Remember the Four
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OSU Remember the Four Memorial in Stillwater, Oklahoma in the “Specialty Construction” category.

Designed by Beck Design, this project was a memorial to commemorate the loss of four members of the Oklahoma State University’s athletics family, who perished in a plane crash while on a recruiting visit in 2011. Cantera Concrete Company was honored for its quality concrete work for this project.

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. Manhattan 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

Manhattan Construction announces Oklahoma City-area leadership promotions

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally ranked general building company, has announced the promotion of Craig Abbott to vice president and Brent Collins to operations manager for Manhattan’s Oklahoma City office, which serves the central Oklahoma region.

“Craig and Brent have been working together for several years in Oklahoma City and the greater central Oklahoma region,” said John Reyhan, president of Manhattan Construction Company. “Their transition into these leadership roles is a natural one that continues our commitment to continuity of quality service for our clients.”

Craig Abbott, Manhattan Construction Company Vice President – Oklahoma City.

Craig Abbott, Manhattan Construction Company Vice President – Oklahoma City.

During Abbott’s 17-year career, he has served on Manhattan project teams in Dallas and most recently in Oklahoma City, where he has served as project director. With more than $1.3 billion of construction projects in his portfolio of work, Manhattan’s clients will benefit from his diverse expertise in multiple market sectors. He has worked on projects for Oklahoma State University, The Dallas Cowboys, Pier 1, the Federal Aviation Administration and work for local municipalities.

Abbott graduated with a construction management degree from Oklahoma State University. He was nationally recognized by Building Design + Construction magazine as a “40 Under 40 Class of 2015” honoree.

Brent Collins, Manhattan Construction Company Operations Manager – Oklahoma City.

Brent Collins, Manhattan Construction Company Operations Manager – Oklahoma City.

Before his promotion to operations manager, Collins served as senior superintendent. With 22 years of construction experience in central Oklahoma, he has led field teams on more than half a billion in construction. A few of his projects include the Chesapeake Energy Arena Addition, Osler Hotel Renovation, First Council Casino, and several projects for The University of Oklahoma. Collins’s community involvement includes volunteering for WildCare Oklahoma and Rebuilding Together OKC, an organization that works to improve the homes and lives of low-income, elderly homeowners in the Oklahoma City metro area.

Collins graduated with a construction science degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2001. He is ASHE Certified, an esteemed credential bestowed by The American College of Healthcare Executives. He was named a “40 Under 40 Class of 2015” honoree by Oklahoma Magazine.

Abbott and Collins hold the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) designation, a certification earned through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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 eight-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