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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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Austin's Healthcare Division Expands with Significant Growth in New Hires and Projects

St. Louis, Missouri – February 3, 2015: The Austin Company’s healthcare and hospitals division, provider of fully-integrated design, engineering and construction solutions for acute care hospitals and other healthcare facilities, expanded in 2014 with the addition of numerous new hires in response to new project awards. This division of The Austin Company is led by experienced industry professionals who serve clients nationwide.

Tom Bice, general manager of the healthcare division, stated, “This rapid growth is a reflection of the need for Austin’s unique service approach in the healthcare marketplace, in addition to our team’s experience and expertise in serving the healthcare industry.

As of December 31, 2014, the following individuals joined Austin’s healthcare division in St. Louis …

  • Joe Arnold, Vice President of Business Development
  • Cynthia Francis, Director of Interior Design
  • Marti Steil, Senior Project Manager
  • Timothy Grant, Senior Mechanical Engineer
  • Brad Petrovic, Senior Architect
  • Phil Zimmer, Senior Designer
  • Chris Henry, Project Manager
  • Joe Levy, Civil Engineer
  • Jennifer Whitworth, Architectural Designer
  • Sara McCoy, Interior Designer
  • Stanley Matulewic, Purchasing Agent
  • Chad Pinkerton, CAD Technician

Austin’s healthcare and hospitals division utilizes The Austin Method® to provide services that empower clients in a collaborative approach with a single-source service provider. Austin’s integrated building solutions for healthcare facilities respond to the unique challenges facing today’s healthcare industry.

Learn more about Austin's Healthcare and Hospitals services. 

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Managing Daily Performance

In the January 2015 issue of Construction Superintendent eNews, we discuss what it takes to manage daily performance on a construction project and how to use tools to identify and reverse negative trends.  

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Trending Upward: Location Considerations for Aerospace Manufacturing

Aerospace and aviation facilities have been a core component of The Austin Company’s business since 1917. From the days of Curtiss Wright, to current commercial and military aircraft manufacturing facilities, Austin has been helping aerospace clients meet the demands of their manufacturing requirements by providing cost-effective, high-quality facilities on very short schedules. 

In this article in the January/February 2015 issue of Expansion Solutions magazine, we take a closer look at current trends impacting site location for manufacturing and the aerospace industry. Then, we pinpoint key factors that create an optimal location for aerospace manufacturers and their suppliers. 

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For additional information, download our whitepaper: Aircraft Manufacturing Facility Design

 

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

January 21, 2015 – The Austin Company, a design-build and location consulting firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, looks forward to continued growth in 2015, following the addition and promotion of multiple associates located in Ohio, Georgia, Florida, Michigan and California.

The Austin Company welcomed the following associates as of December 31, 2014:

In Cleveland, Ohio

  • Jason Pastor, Supervisory Estimator
  • Ernie Mejia, Project Purchasing Agent
  • Brendan Walsh, Project Accountant
  • Go Hemmi, International Trainee with Kajima Corporation

In Atlanta, Georgia

  • Ronaldo Gilberti, Senior Director of Project Planning
  • John Nevill, Senior Director of Project Planning
  • John Hogan, Senior Process Engineer
  • Lori Stabler, Project Engineer

In Florida

  • John Jerozal, QA/Safety Superintendent
  • Donald Allie, MEP/FP/FA Superintendent
  • Sean Wallington, Superintendent
  • Ronald Marstellar, Area Superintendent
  • Michael Kane, Area Superintendent

The following associates received promotions as of December 31, 2014:

In Cleveland, Ohio

  • Lee Hribar to Supervisory Architect
  • Vrajesh Chokshi to Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Jonathan Stuart to Senior Mechanical Engineer
  • Brandon Talbert to Senior Location Consultant with Austin Consulting
  • Anca Amaiei to Architect 

In Kalamazoo, Michigan

  • Charles Hammond to Director of Project Planning

In Irvine, California

  • Ernesto Navarro to Supervisory Mechanical Engineer

In addition, Austin associates advanced their professional credentials with the following designations:

  • Anca Amaiei, Architect in Cleveland, became a Registered Architect in the State of Ohio
  • Jonathan Stuart, Senior Mechanical Engineer in Cleveland, received his Professional Engineer license for Mechanical HVAC and Refrigeration

 

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Checklist for EDOs to Secure Greater Site Inventory

Checklist for EDOs to Secure Greater Site Inventory

Austin Consulting's managing director, Frank Spano, provided insight for this column, which was published in the November/December 2014 issue of Trade & Industry Development

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The Austin Company Wins Second Regional Project Award

Design and construction project in partnership with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems recognized as one of the best of 2014.

Melbourne, FL; November 11, 2014 – The Austin Company, in partnership with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, has been recognized by Engineering News Record (ENR) Southeast for their work on Northrop Grumman’s Building 228 – Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence. This is the project’s second design and construction award.

Building 228 was selected in the 2014 ENR Regional Best Projects Awards Southeast Region with an Award of Merit in the Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Category. The Austin Company provided full planning, design, engineering and construction management services for this project.

Bill Trillo, Director of Facilities Site Management East with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, stated:

“The fast track, design-build project, resulting from 42 weeks of construction activity … is a testimony to the dedicated hard work of The Austin Company A/E and Construction Management staff and their many trade contractors. An extraordinary accomplishment, proving anything can be achieved when there is a shared goal and singular team approach.”

The Regional Best Projects Awards celebrate and honor the building teams that created the best projects of 2014 nationwide. These extraordinary projects are selected by juries of local prominent industry professionals. Winning projects represent the "best" construction and design achievements of the past year for the Southeast region.

ENR’s Southeast Region Best Project Awards were recently recognized at a special event in Orlando, Florida.

Learn more about the project here. 

 

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The Austin Company Wins DBIA Design-Build Award

Design-build project in partnership with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems honored for design and construction that met and exceeded owner expectations.

Melbourne, FL; November 6, 2014 – The Austin Company, in partnership with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, has been recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Florida Region for their work on Northrop Grumman’s Building 228 – Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence.

Building 228 was selected in the 2014 DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Awards with a Merit Award in the Industrial/Process/Research Facilities Category. The submission was rigorously judged by a panel of owners and DBIA professionals and is honored for design and construction that meets and exceeds owner expectations.

Bill Trillo, Director of Facilities Site Management East with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, stated:

“The fast track, design-build project, resulting from 42 weeks of construction activity … is a testimony to the dedicated hard work of The Austin Company A/E and Construction Management staff and their many trade contractors. An extraordinary accomplishment, proving anything can be achieved when there is a shared goal and singular team approach.”

Winning projects were carried out under a single-responsibility contract and demonstrated successful application of design-build best practices. The Austin Company provided full planning, design, engineering and construction management services for this project.

DBIA’s Florida Region Design-Build Awards were recently recognized at Design-Build 2014, the 9th Annual Conference of the DBIA Florida Region in Orlando, Florida. 

Learn more about the project here

 

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