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INDUSTRY NEWS A FLORIDA FIRST Transwestern’s Douglas Entrance is the state’s first LEED for Existing Buildings silver-certfied project. One of South Florida’s largest office complexes has earned a monumental distinction, its owner says. Las Vegas-based Transwestern Investment Co.’s South Florida office announced its Douglas Entrance development is the first in the state to receive LEED silver certification under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operation & Maintenance Green Building Rating System. Douglas Entrance consists of five buildings encompassing 458,170 square feet in Coral Gables, Fla. It is the third of 19 total assets that Transwestern has submitted for LEED certification on a national level. “There has been a perception that elevating the current standards of existing buildings to green was too costly or [too] arduous of [a] task,” says Al Skodowski, senior vice president and director of LEED & Sustainability for the company. “Transwestern believes every owner should consider the overwhelming benefits both environmentally and fiscally.” New York-based Parson Brinckerhoff (PB) has completed a $22.5 million multimodal facility on behalf of the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT). The Rosa Parks Transit Center is a 25,000-square-foot indoor facility with more than two acres of exterior transit access. Its sharply angled roofline, juxtaposed with an adjacent softly curved canopy, was based on an airplane wing in the clouds, according to architect Tushar Advani of PB. The Rosa Parks Transit Center enables customers to make connections to 21 DDOT bus routes, the SMART suburban bus system, Transit Windsor for international connections and taxi access in a single downtown transportation hub. It also provides pedestrian connectivity to the Detroit People Mover stations at Michigan and Times Square, and was planned to eventually connect to the city’s future light rail transit system. Pirtle Construction Co.’s work on its Davie, Fla., headquarters building has earned the company an Eagle Award in the commercial $2 g Improving Care Facilities: Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo, Chicago Navy Pier – The Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo (HFSE), now in its 22nd year, is the original event that brings together the entire team that designs, plans, constructs and manages healthcare facilities. HFSE focuses on how the physical space directly impacts the staff, patients, their families and the delivery of healthcare. Ideas, practices, products and solutions will be exchanged, explored and discovered at HFSE that improve current healthcare facilities and plan the facilities of tomorrow. Visit www.hcarefacilties.com for complete details and to register. Must-Attend Events: October g Goal-Oriented: Sept. 29 – Oct.1 AGC Leadership in Construction Workshop, Georgia Branch-AGC, Atlanta – The Associated General Contractors of America have designed this three-day workshop to help those in leadership positions learn the skills needed to work effectively with personnel to meet project goals. Through the workshop, AGC says participants will examine misconceptions of leadership, differentiate the characteristics of leaders versus managers, examine the concept of change, illustrate different styles of using influence to achieve a goal and analyze an effective module for conflict resolution. For more information, visit www.agc.org. g All Roads Point to South Carolina: Oct. 6 – 9 American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) National Convention, Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, S.C. – Times might be challenging for many in the transportation design and construction industry, but ARTBA hopes to show attendees how to take advantage of the opportunity to refine their business model. For example, Scott Humrickhouse, a long-time industry veteran and highly rated speaker from FMI Corp., will lead a comprehensive session to help industry firms navigate the economic climate. Visit artbanationalconvention.org for more information. g Leader of the Pack: Oct. 25-27 Construction Management Association of America Tradeshow, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Fla. – More than 55 vendors and 40 of the industry’s top keynote speakers will be present at this national conference to discuss innovations in products to streamline business and the trends and implications in leadership management on projects. For more information, call 703-356-2622 or visit www.cmaa.com/national-conference. CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER 2009
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Construction Today - October 2009
Regional Spotlight: Southwest
Ledcor Construction Hawaii LLC
C.H. GUERNSEY & Co.
First Gulf Development Corp.: Meadowvale Corporate Centre
Jacobsen Construction: Workers Compensation Fund Headquarters
Novak Construction Co.
Affordable Concepts Inc.
HBD Construction Inc.: Edwardsville Crossing
Ledcor Construction: Napa, Calif.
Mared Mechanical Contractors Corp.
Myers & Chapman Inc.
Summit Contractors Group Inc.
Wilcox Construction Inc.
Special Focus: Mergers & Acquisitions
Hensel Phelps: Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport Sky Train
Circle Construction LLC
Electrical Contractors Inc.
Everett, Wash., Department of Public Works
Imco General Construction Inc.: Arlington WWTP
New Prince Concrete Construction
R.N. Rouse & Co. Inc.
Stanek Constructors Inc.
Fort Lewis: New Barracks, Army Growth Complex and Support Battalion
Torcon Inc.: Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bovis Lend Lease: FBI Denver HQ
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
Bird Construction Co.: Shearwater Helicopter Base
Carbon Constructors Inc.
Consultants & Builders Inc.
Emerick Construction Co.: Rock Creek Middle School
Broadmoor/Boh Brothers Construction Co.: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command
Cahill Contractors Inc.: The Oakland Museum of California Phase 1
Flintco Inc.: Germantown Women & Children’s Pavilion
Gamma Construction Co.
Kreizenbeck Constructors: BSU Student Union
Pizzagalli Construction Co.: FAHC Radiation Oncology
Robins & Morton: Lincoln Hospital
Steele & Freeman Inc.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction: Armed Forces Retirement Village
BBL Construction Services LLC: The Glen at Sugar Hill Apartments
Chelsea Investment Corp.
Affirmed Housing Group
Westland Construction Inc.: Bridges at Citifront
Product Showcase: Plumbing Equipment
Hunzinger Construction Co.: Johnson Controls Headquarters
B.L. Harbert International LLC: S.O.F. 5th Special Forces Battalion Operations Complex
Duke Construction: Monarch Beverage Co. Headquarters
Irish Construction Co.
TMU LLC (Triune)
Last Look: Consultants & Builders Inc.
Construction Today - October 2009