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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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Smart Design Treads Lightly

“Northrop Grumman’s aerospace manufacturing facility is its greenest to date”

The Austin Company is proud to be providing design and construction services for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems on their Center of Excellence facilities in Melbourne and St. Augustine, Florida. Green Building & Design featured the pending LEED®-certified St. Augustine Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in their November/December 2014 issue.

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Join Us for a Webinar on “The Fundamentals of Site Selection”

Date: Monday, November 17, 2014

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Eastern

Cost: Free

Register: email webinar@theaustin.com

 

 

Hosted by Austin’s in-house site selection consulting experts, you will walk away from this webinar with insights on:

  • Analyzing location strategies
  • Evaluating communities and properties
  • Conducting due diligence
  • Negotiating incentives
  • Approaching the location selection process

… in addition to case studies from recent projects and a Q&A session.

Appropriate for any industry, this webinar will be useful for current and long-term location and site decisions.

To register, email webinar@theaustin.com.

 

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The Austin Company and Northrop Grumman Featured in Modern Steel Construction

“Two new facilities on Florida’s Space Coast will build and support a strategically important U.S. Naval aircraft”

The Austin Company is proud to be providing design and construction services for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems on their Center of Excellence facilities in Melbourne and St. Augustine, Florida. Modern Steel Construction featured two buildings on these campuses in their October 2014 issue.

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