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The Austin Company, Kiewit Join Forces for Tennessee Valley Authority Design-Build Project

Atlanta, GA – November 10, 2015 — In a joint venture agreement, The Austin Company (www.theaustin.com/nuclear) and Kiewit Power Nuclear (www.kiewit.com/markets/power/nuclear) have partnered to design and build a new Maintenance Facility at Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Athens, Alabama.
 
The existing wood structure that housed the various departments has outlived its life expectancy and needs replaced. Portions of the existing building have become unusable, requiring the development of a new facility.
 
The project is underway, with Austin performing the Engineering Services required and Kiewit leading the Construction Management services.
 
The new 87,000 SF Maintenance Facility will replace the existing Maintenance Facility at Browns Ferry, and will house the Electrical Maintenance, Instruments and Controls, Mechanical Maintenance, FIN, Work Control departments and Components Engineering.
 
The new facility will provide TVA with adequate workspace for the maintenance departments and work control, with an on-site, full-service cafeteria for all site workers. The cafeteria will also serve as an All-Hands meeting space during re-fueling outages and for other site meetings.
 
Construction of the new facility is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017.
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The Austin Company Announces New Hires and Promotion Across U.S. Offices

The Austin Company continues its growth in 2015, announcing the addition of multiple associates located in Ohio, Georgia, California and Missouri. The Austin Company welcomed the following associates as of September 30, 2015:
 
In Cleveland, Ohio …
  • Michael Pusich, Manager of Facilities Development
  • Christopher Jackson, Estimating Manager
  • Brian Zuzik, BIM Coordinator
  • Dan Joyce, Design Specialist
In Atlanta, Georgia …
  • James Ashworth, Senior Project Manager
In Irvine, California …
  • Jack Niendorf, Project Superintendent
  • Kevin Raffiani, Project Superintendent
  • Rick Wernli, Project Superintendent
  • Timothy Yots, Project Superintendent
  • Hugo Serrano, Construction Superintendent
  • Christopher Holley, MEP Project Superintendent
  • Andrew Caulk, Area Superintendent
  • Alexander Strohm, Field Engineer
  • Michael Elmassian, Field Engineer
  • Rebecca Trow, Field Engineer
  • Robert Demmond, Project Coordinator
  • Darren Gilliland, Architectural Designer
  • Abraham Borg, Mechanical Designer
In St. Louis, Missouri …
  • Brad Gordon, Engineering Manager
  • Donald Pickens, Senior Purchasing Agent
  • John Coughlin, Superintendent
In addition, Patricia McCann (Cleveland) was promoted to Engineering Document Control Specialist.
 
For information on current career opportunities with The Austin Company, visit: www.theaustin.com/careers

 

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Making Money Talk

Making Money Talk, an article in Baking & Snack Magazine’s October 2015 issue, features Frank Spano, Managing Director of Austin Consulting, and examines financial incentives for bakers to consider when expanding or building a new facility.

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Designing for Adaptability

This article, written by Mike Pierce, President of The Austin Company, and published in the September 2015 issue of Baking & Snack Magazine, takes a look at current trends impacting the baking and snack industry. When embarking on a new facility project, bakers must understand and address changes impacting facility planning and design, such as logistics, automation and sustainability, to compete and survive in the industry.

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Learn more about The Austin Company's Baking & Snack Industry Experience

 

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Northrop Grumman Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence Awarded LEED Silver Certification

The Austin Company provided planning, architectural design, engineering and construction management/ general contractor services for new program management and engineering facility.

Melbourne, FL, September 28, 2015 – Building 228, a program management and engineering building on Northrop Grumman’s Aircraft Design Center of Excellence campus in Melbourne, Florida, was recently awarded LEED® Silver Certification.

The Austin Company (www.theaustin.com), an international design and construction firm, served as architect, engineer and construction manager/general contractor for this new 210,000 SF facility for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (www.northropgrumman.com/aerospacesystems).

An important consideration in the building’s design and construction was incorporation of environmental and sustainability practices.

"At Northrop Grumman we're committed to protect the environment and natural resources in the communities where we work and live," said Bill Trillo, Director, Site Facilities Management East for Northrop Grumman. "Our newest building, 228, not only provides a safe and healthy workplace for our employees, it was constructed in a manner to minimize adverse impacts on our environment."

The project earned LEED® Credit points across numerous categories, including: alternative transportation – preferred parking for low emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles, water-efficient landscaping, water use reduction, optimized energy performance, green power, regionally sourced materials, recycled materials and construction waste management. 

This LEED® certification is in addition to two awards previously presented to Building 228: Design-Build Institute of America Florida Region Merit Award and Engineering News Record Southeast Regional Best Projects Award of Merit.

Learn more at: http://bit.ly/1LEcIhp

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A Home for the Navy's Hawkeye

Building a Modern Home for the Hawkeye Aircraft, by Scott Judy - Engineering News Record Southeast Region

Engineering News Record published this project feature on Northrop Grumman's Building 100 in a Southeast Region July 2015 issue. The Austin Company is providing planning, architectural design, engineering and construction management services for this new aircraft manufacturing facility in St. Augustine, Florida. 

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Supplying the Aerospace Industry ... Supply Chain and Location Considerations

This article, written by Frank Spano of Austin Consulting and published in the May/June 2015 issue of Trade & Industry Development, takes a closer look at supply chain considerations for the aerospace industry and its suppliers. Factors such as risk, predictability and technology are discussed, along with other location strategy considerations, helping aerospace companies select an appropriate location and manage an efficient supply chain.

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By: Frank Spano

 

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The Austin Company Announces New Hires Across U.S. Offices

Cleveland, Ohio – May 19, 2015 – The Austin Company (www.theaustin.com), an international design, engineering, construction and location consulting firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, continues its growth in 2015, announcing the addition of multiple associates located in Ohio, Georgia, California, Michigan and Missouri.

The Austin Company welcomed the following associates as of May 1, 2015:

In Cleveland, Ohio …

  • Mark Hamilton, Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Aleks Daukss, Senior Estimator
  • Biljana Radic, Mechanical Engineer
  • Bianca Holtier, Purchasing Agent
  • Eric Spitzer, Architectural Designer

In Atlanta, Georgia …

  • Mickey Jackson, Process Engineer
  • Catherine Jackson, Administrative Assistant

In Irvine, California …

  • Sang Kim, Senior Architect

In Kalamazoo, Michigan …

  • Brian Green, Project Manager
  • Holly Carroll, Accounting Technician

In St. Louis, Missouri …

  • David Cousley, Vice President of Business Development
  • Vincent Martino, Project Superintendent
  • Joe DeMartino, Architectural Designer
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Schedule-Driven Design

The April 2015 issue of Civil + Structural Engineer magazine features Building 228 - a design, engineering and construction management project delivered by The Austin Company for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. This award-winning project was completed 58 weeks from the start of design to occupancy, and 42 weeks from groundbreaking to occupancy.
 
Precast concrete cladding and structural steel framing enabled flexible sequencing to meet the compressed construction schedule ... Read More
 
By: Tony Su, Dan Wiegandt, Jim Robinson
 
Learn more about Building 228 here
 
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Bimbo Bakeries USA Lehigh Orograin Bakery LEED Gold-Certified with Design and Construction by The Austin Company

The design-build bakery facility project’s LEED® Gold certification is a first for Bimbo Bakeries USA.

Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, March 31, 2015 – The Austin Company (www.theaustin.com), an international design and construction firm, is pleased to announce Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) first LEED® Gold-certified bakery facility, located in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.  

The Austin Company has successfully completed multiple bakery projects for BBU and once again partnered with BBU to deliver complete design-build services for this new facility.

The 231,000 SF commercial baking facility includes Austin’s engineering and construction of the bakery and ingredients processing area, receiving and shipping facilities, packaging and warehouse areas, office and employee facilities, and other support areas.

The new facility features multiple production lines, utilizing some of the most efficient baking equipment available.

The facility was designed and constructed to support BBU’s vision for environmental sustainability and achieve LEED® standards. The LEED® Gold recognition is a first for BBU. Austin’s site work included: rain gardens, multiple infiltration ponds and riparian buffers for storm water management, highly-efficient HVAC, energy-efficient equipment and fixtures, solar tube skylights, and hot water return recirculation.

“BBU has partnered with The Austin Company on several projects and we are grateful for their efforts in helping us achieve LEED® Gold Certification on the Lehigh Valley project,” stated Jim McKeowan, Director of Environment and Sustainability, Grupo Bimbo/Bimbo Bakeries USA.

Learn more about the project at: http://www.theaustin.com/case-study/bimbo-bakeries-usa-lehigh-orograin-bakery-production-facility

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