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ISA Promotes Kate DeHaan to Associate Executive Director

INDIANAPOLIS – Kate DeHaan has been promoted to Associate Executive Director of ISA. Having worked with ISA for 3 years as the association manager, DeHaan’s role is expanding to include running the day-to-day operations of the association and participating as an integral part of the leadership team and ISA …

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AIA Indiana Design Awards

Libraries and Public Spaces Capture Judges’ Attention
Schmidt Associates and HBM Architects take home top design award for the West Perry Branch Library

There was plenty of celebration this summer when Indianapolis Public Library’s West Perry Branch opened on Indianapolis’ southside. The celebration continued this weekend when Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates …

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ABC Indiana and Kentucky Present 2022 Excellence in Construction Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) seek to recognize the outstanding projects built by its members every year with their Excellence in Construction Awards. Such recognition builds greater awareness in local communities of the quality of work produced by Merit Shop contractors and their employees.

Furthermore, the Excellence in …

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Lean Construction Institute Hosts 2nd Annual Innovation Fair

INDIANAPOLIS – On September 14th, the Central Indiana Community of Practice for the Lean Construction Institute held its second annual Innovation Fair. The Fair featured 11 unique exhibitors from the Education, Design, Prefabrication and Construction industries – representing a unique opportunity to bring members of the entire design and implementation …

Indy Chamber Announces Finalists for 45th Monumental Awards

INDIANAPOLIS – In August, the Indy Chamber announced finalists for the 45th annual Monumental Awards, recognizing excellence in the Indianapolis region’s built environment. The Monumental Awards showcase the region’s best and brightest in our built environment and celebrate the work of companies across the region to strengthen Indy’s placemaking, economic …

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American Institute of Architects Elects 100th President, Dowdell to Become First Black Woman President in AIA History

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently made history when the delegates at the 2022 AIA Annual Meeting elected Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMAC, NCARB, SEED, LEED AP BD+C as 2023 First Vice President/2024 President-elect. As the 100th AIA President, Dowdell will be the first Black woman and first Millennial President. …

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BCA Awards $10,000 in Scholarships to Local Students

FORT WAYNE, IN – Builders Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) recently announced the winners of the 2022 Presidential Merit Scholarships and Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarships. These programs were created to recognize significant accomplishments and reward worthy students in furthering their education in construction-related college degree programs. The …

Aspire Announces Winners of Business Awards

JOHNSON COUNTY, IN – Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance recently announced winners of its Business Awards. Aspire’s Business Success Award recognizes those that demonstrate qualified success and creativity in the face of adversity. And its Excellence in Talent Award spotlights employers demonstrating excellence in talent recruitment and retention. Finalists …

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Design Collaborative Project Honored with an Excellence in Construction Award

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Regina Hall Renovation project with Saint Mary’s College was honored with an Excellence in Construction Award from the Michiana Builders Association (MBA). Designed by Design Collaborative(DC), this project transformed what was originally home to postulants of the Sisters of the Holy Cross into an …

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American Structurepoint Wins Grand Project Honor at Annual ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

The Engineering Excellence Awards are presented annually by ACEC Indiana to recognize engineering achievements which demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity by Indiana consulting engineering firms.

Entries are judged based on engineering excellence, which includes uniqueness and originality; future value to the engineering profession; social, economic, and sustainable …

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Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana Announce 2022 Excellence in Construction Award Winners

With the positive momentum and investments in and around Fort Wayne, it’s a great time to be part of what is building in northeast Indiana.

The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) and Irving Materials Inc. (IMI) teamed up for the 2022 BCA IMI Excellence in Construction Awards. This …

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Coalition for Construction Safety Recognizes Safety Achievements in Construction Industry

The Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) held its Anniversary and Awards Celebration in late April at the Scottish Rite Cathedral to recognize the safety achievements of those in the construction and contractor maintenance industry. Attendees enjoyed a fun evening with networking, food, and music.

A panel of judges reviewed the …

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AIA Indianapolis Partners with IU School of Architecture to Showcase ‘Nomadic Studio’

In early March, members of the public enjoyed the opportunity to hear about architecture students and faculty members’ experiences studying abroad in Europe.

The American Institute of Architects Indianapolis Section recently hosted a public discussion, titled “The Nomadic Studio Begins” at the former Republic building on Second Street in downtown …

April 2022 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

AIA Indiana | YAF | NCARB | AIAS – 2022 Launch Pad
  • April 13, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Ball State University CAP Room AB 100 Architecture Building, Muncie
  • Please join members …
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Record Breaking Attendees at ISA 2022 Construction Networking Event of Year

On March 3, the Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA) hosted its annual Construction Networking Event of the Year (CNEY) at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

ISA strives to provide a place for Indiana construction professionals to connect with each other, face-to-face, on an annual basis. ISA prides itself as the …

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American Institute of Architects Indianapolis Announces 2022 Excellence in Design Awards

Some design is so good, it’s worthy of multiple awards. It’s just not often the awards come more than three decades apart. That is the case for a contemporary Indianapolis home first built in 1988 and originally designed by James W. McQuiston, AIA.

McQuiston earned an Honor Award in …

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BCA Announces 2022 Board of Directors and Officers

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces the election results for its 2022 Board of Directors.

Emily Brough of K&H Construction and Kelli Warner of Design Collaborative were newly elected to the BCA Board of Directors. In addition, Greg Lynch of Almet, Ben …

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Architects Need a Voice at the Statehouse to Protect and Improve the Built Environment

The call came late on December 28, 2017. Then-Governor Mike Pence signed an executive order to extend Indiana’s energy code for one more year. It was the best Christmas gift I could have hoped for. As Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects of Indiana (AIA), we worked in …

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AIA Indianapolis and Spohn Associates Host Annual Holiday Event

INDIANAPOLIS – AIA Indianapolis recently gathered at Spohn Associates for their Annual Holiday event. The evening was kicked off with their Annual Meeting, where the 2022 Slate of Officers was voted on and approved. Leading AIA Indy for 2022 will be Patrick Kestner, AIA /President – Still Architecture; Desma …

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AIA Indianapolis Hosts Past Presidents, Fellows, and Sponsors Breakfast

AIA Indianapolis’ Past Presidents, Fellows, and Sponsors Breakfast was recently held at the Indiana Landmarks Center. This annual event is a favorite of those who attend as it brings together some of the more senior members of AIA Indiana’s Indianapolis Section with valued sponsors.

“After taking a pause …

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January 2022 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

IFMA Indianapolis – Work on the Move: Building a Better Workplace After the Pandemic
  • January 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Ruth’s Chris Ironworks, 2727 East 86th Street, Indianapolis
  • Join Pat Turnbull, …
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AGC of Indiana ‘Gets the Band Back Together’ for Annual Conference

On November 10th, the Associated General Contractors of Indiana (AGC of Indiana) hosted its annual conference at Crane Bay Event Center in downtown Indianapolis.

AGC of Indiana Annual Conference Task Force Chair Molly Burns kicked off the morning by welcoming attendees to the former potbelly stove factory before introducing Gerry …

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AIA Indiana Presents 2021 Design and Service Awards

Design Awards
When Anthony Costello watched the devastation of homes and buildings collapse after an earthquake in Haiti, he wanted to understand why. So, he traveled to the country to learn about its building practices. Since his first visit in 2010, Costello has been to Haiti more than 26 times …
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ISA Hosts 'Construction Networking Event of the Year' at JW Marriott

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA) hosted its annual Trade Show last month at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, bringing together Indiana AEC professionals for a networking event that, for many, marked the first large, in-person industry event in almost two years.

135 exhibitors from across Indiana …

November/December Industry Events

ACEC Indiana – Diversity Businesses and Majority Firms Networking Fair
  • Wednesday, November 10 3-5:30 PM
  • Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center, 2820 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis
  • Join ACEC Indiana for a casual networking event featuring 25-plus XBE firms offering a variety of services in the engineering community.
ISA – Exec …
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12th Annual CFA Foundation Golf Outing Raises Over $29,000 for Construction Workers and Their Families

The Construction Family Assistance Foundation's 12th Annual Golf Outing raised over $29,000 for the organization.

Held August 19 at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Indianapolis, the event included over 160 golfers and over 50 sponsors. Proceeds from the golf outing will benefit the CFA Foundation and its mission of …

ABC Indiana and Kentucky Present 2021 Excellence in Construction Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) seek to recognize the outstanding projects built by its members every year with their Excellence in Construction Awards. Such recognition builds greater awareness in local communities of the quality of work produced by Merit Shop contractors and their employees.

Furthermore, the Excellence in …

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AIA Indianapolis Hosts Association’s Largest Golf Outing in Years

AIA Indianapolis recently held its 2021 Golf Outing at Brookshire Golf Club in Carmel. Twenty-seven teams, several sponsors, and many volunteers enjoyed a great day to be on the golf course.

With temperatures nearing 90 degrees, the weather was as hot as the contests of the day, which included longest …

October 2021 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

IFMA Indianapolis – Annual Golf Outing
  • October 7, 12 p.m. check-in; 1 p.m. shotgun start
  • The Country Club of Indianapolis, 2801 Country Club Road, Indianapolis
  • The IFMA outing will provide a unique …
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2021 ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards

The Engineering Excellence Awards are presented annually by ACEC Indiana to recognize engineering achievements, which demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity, by Indiana consulting engineering firms.

Entries are judged based on engineering excellence, which includes uniqueness and originality; future value to the engineering profession; social, economic, and sustainable …

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AIA Northern Indiana Hosts 2021 Golf Outing

SOUTH BEND, IN – Twenty teams recently enjoyed the AIA Northern Indiana 2021 Golf Outing in South Bend.

Held at Morris Park Country Club, this annual event raises funds for scholarship opportunities and for the section.

“A great day on the course with colleagues from around the State is always …

SMPS Indiana Launches Onboarding Program for New Members

SMPS Indiana Membership Co-Directors Travis Stevenson and Tracy Park noticed a few years ago that a growing amount of new SMPS members were beginning to opt out of their memberships after only one year.

“We did some preliminary research and found that, because the new members didn’t know anyone, they …

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CSI Indianapolis Hosts 2021 Awards Banquet

This past year has been a challenging one for associations to maintain programs and offer value to members while conducting business virtually. This is an all-too-familiar statement from many organizations.

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Indianapolis Chapter continued to work through the pandemic offering virtual monthly programs, virtual CDT Certification …

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AIA Indianapolis Hosts First In-Person Event in 15 Months

AIA Indianapolis held its first in-person event since March 12, 2020, on June 10 at Harry Cooler Conference Center in Greenwood, Indiana.

This event brought members of AIA Indianapolis, sponsors, and friends back together after 15 months. The evening’s venue, originally known as Southwind by the Mills Family, the first …

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BCA Awards $7,500 in Scholarships to Local Students

FORT WAYNE, IN – Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) proudly announces winners of the 2021 Presidential Merit Scholarships and Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarship. These programs were created to recognize significant accomplishments and reward worthy students in furthering their education in construction-related college degree programs. The recipients …

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IIDA Presents the 2021 IDEA Awards

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has a strong Indiana Chapter that strives to connect interior design to the community. IIDA provides meaningful resources to commercial interior designers and their clients to advance the profession and enhance business value.

Through different events, IIDA’s goal is to create community networking, highlight …

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ISA Hosts ‘Thirst for Knowledge: Staying Ahead of Material Escalation’

The first day of June marked the first in-person event for some industry professionals in two years as ISA hosted a Thirst for Knowledge panel discussion/bocce ball tournament at Blind Owl Brewery, covering the latest on supply chain issues currently affecting most projects across the U.S.

ISA’s hybrid event featured …

July 2021 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

ACEC Indiana – Annual Scholarship Golf Outing
  • July 8, 11 a.m.
  • Dye’s Walk Country Club, 2080 S. SR 135, Greenwood, 46143
  • This outing raises funds to provide meaningful scholarships to Indiana students …
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‘A Day at IMS’ Welcomes AIA Indiana Members Back to In-Person Events

AIA Indiana and Patterson Horth gathered AIA Indiana members and sponsors at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on a sunny Friday in May for ‘A Day at IMS’.

On the speedway’s first day hosting in-person events in nearly two years, keynote speaker and voice of the Indy 500 Paul Page shared …

Indiana Association's Summer Events for 2021

In-person events will return once again this summer after a 15-month, pandemic-induced hiatus on large gatherings forced groups to meet virtually for over a year.

The summer of 2021 marks a unique opportunity for AEC industry professionals and businesses across Indiana to embrace the company of close friends and colleagues, …

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American Structurepoint, WSP USA Earn ACEC Excellence Awards

WASHINGTON, DC – The Indianapolis-based team of American Structurepoint and WSP USA, has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 54th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the SR 37 Drainage Line Project in Indianapolis.

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Construction Family Assistance Foundation Announces 2021 Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS, IN– Construction Family Assistance Foundation (CFA) recently announced its 2021 board of directors. The CFA Foundation provides financial assistance to Indiana construction and contractor maintenance workers and their families who have been impacted by a life- changing workplace injury or fatality. The 2021 board of directors includes:

  • President: Jesse …
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In Memoriam - Ewing Miller II, FAIA – October 5, 1923 - March 29, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Ewing Miller II, FAIA passed away at home in Washington DC after nearly a year struggling against an increasingly dysfunctional heart. As he said "dying is damn difficult." But he died as he lived, with dignity.

Ewing was a thoughtful man, a remarkable architect and a dear …

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AIA Indianapolis and YAF Host Virtual Day at the Statehouse

AIA Indiana and AIA Indianapolis Young Architects Forum (YAF) held a virtual tour of the Indiana Statehouse in March to give young designers insight into Indiana’s legislative process and its effect on the design industry.

The Indiana General Assembly is made up of 100 members of the House and 50 …

April 2021 Upcoming Industry Events

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AIA Indianapolis – April Meeting: A Presentation by Dr. Nigel Oseland
  • April 8, 9 – 10 a.m.
  • Presented virtually
  • AIA Indianapolis presents a morning webinar with Dr. Nigel Oseland, an environmental psychologist, …
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Fanning Howey Makes Changes to Leadership Team

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Fanning Howey has promoted mechanical discipline director Tim Lehman, PE, to the position of Chief Engineering Officer. In his new role, Lehman will lead Fanning Howey’s efforts to find smarter ways for schools and universities to enhance educational outcomes, improve sustainability and lower operating costs.

“K-12 …

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AIA Indiana Hosts Dr. Dotson for Presentation on ‘Why Indiana Avenue Matters’

AIA Indiana recently hosted Dr. Olon Frederick Dotson, Associate Professor of Architecture at Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning, and Chairman of Indiana Landmarks’ African American Landmarks Committee, to present ‘Why Indiana Avenue Matters’.

In his presentation, Dotson explains how the physical and institutional abandonment of black …

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BCA Announces 2021 Officers and Directors

FORT WAYNE, IN – Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces its recent election of officers and directors to serve on its 2021 Board of Directors. Elected to serve as officers are the following:

President: Greg LynchAlmet, Inc.
1st Vice President: Jake FettersMosaic …

ISA President Provides Update on Association Events in 2021

The following is a letter authored by 2021 Indiana Subcontractors Association President David Peterson to ISA members regarding plans for ISA events in 2021:

'We are 46 days into 2021 and a little over a year before our first COVID-19 case in the USA. 2020 provided us challenges and new …

March 2021 Upcoming Industry Events

Editor’s Note: Events below were still planned at time of publication. Please check with the organizer to confirm.

ACEC Indiana, March Cocktails with Colleagues (Virtual)
  • March 17, 5-6 p.m.
  • Via Zoom
  • Join ACEC Indiana for a special networking event after hours. Bring your own favorite beer/cocktail and engage in a …
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Rebuilding Together Indianapolis Announces 2021 Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Rebuilding Together Indianapolis announces its 2021 board of directors. Through volunteers and sponsors, Rebuilding Together Indianapolis provides assistance to homeowners who, because of physical limitations or low income, are struggling to cover the costs of needed home repairs.

2021 board members include:

  • President: Bryan McHugh, Project …

USGBC Indiana Celebrates New Market Leadership Advisory Board

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – U.S. Green Building Council of Indiana (USGBC) is is proud to announce the members of its 2021 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB). This dedicated group of green building professionals volunteer their time to work with our USGBC community to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s local, …

AGC Indiana Hosts Schoppman in Webinar About Constructing in a Post-COVID-19 World

AGC of Indiana recently hosted Gregg Schoppman, Principal at FMI in a webinar that gave AGC members advice on maintain a profitable and fulfilling businesses in a post-COVID-19 world. Schoppman identified seven habits for construction firms to embrace during the pandemic to help their businesses adapt amidst unprecedented marketplace …

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ABC 2020 Review and 2021 Construction Economic Forecast

Despite chronic difficulties sustained by contractors and others with securing human capital in January 2020, the nation added 214,000 net new jobs. It followed that up with an even more blistering 251,000 jobs in February.

For 113 consecutive months, the nation had added jobs – an unprecedented winning streak in …

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AIA Indiana Hosts Annual City County Council Reception Virtually

AIA Indiana Executive Director Jason Shelley, AIA moderated the association’s annual City-County Council Reception at the end of 2020. Members of the City County Council started the webinar by introducing themselves to viewers and providing brief descriptions of some of their districts’ most pressing issues.

City Council members featured in …

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ARTBA 2021 US Transportation Construction Market Forecast

Transportation construction activity is forecast to decline 5.5 percent in 2021, as transportation authorities, state, city, county, and local governments face unprecedented revenue shortfalls, budget pressures and lower demand for travel and freight services, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) model shows. The 2021 market will reflect the …

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Building Enclosure Council of Indiana Announces New Board Members

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Building Enclosure Council of Indiana (BEC) is pleased to announce its newly elected board members Andrew McMullan as Treasurer and Chad Eber as Program Chair.

McMullan was a founding member and has been involved with the BEC since its conception in 2018. He also serves as …

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CSO Adds Five New Employees

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- CSO recently announced that five new employees have joined the firm since August. The new CSO team members, including one Architectural Graduate, one Interior Designer, two Construction Administrators, and an Architectural Technician are listed below. In addition, CSO is hosting a new Architectural Student Intern.

Architectural Graduate …

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How AGC of America is Making Sure Politicians Learn the Right Lessons from the Election

The 2020 elections appear to have delivered simultaneous rebukes to both President Trump and the liberal agenda. While he performed better than most polls predicted, as of writing, the President’s ongoing efforts to contest the election appear to have little chance of success. Yet enough down ballot elections broke Republicans’ …

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AIA Indiana Hosts NOMA President Dowdell to Discuss Future of the Urban Built Environment

AIA Indiana recently hosted National Organization of Minority Architects’ (NOMA) President Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, for a webinar where she discussed her experiences in architecture and described some initiatives being set forth by NOMA to improve minority representation in the industry.

As a Detroit native, Dowdell noticed signs of …

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ISA Holds Virtual Town Hall to Outline 2021 Goals and Potential Changes for the Association

Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA) Executive Director Scott Grimes recently moderated a town hall webinar that gave ISA President David Peterson and a panel of ISA board members a platform to discuss the organization’s future heading into 2021. Peterson and members of ISA’s Board of Directors spoke candidly with Grimes about …

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AIA Indiana Convention Hosts Awards Show and Panel Discussion on Equitable Practices

This year’s AIA Indiana convention took place in historic Garfield Park in Indianapolis on September 25th, marking the organization’s first outdoor convention due to pandemic-related concerns. In an event that included a trade show, a panel discussion on racial equity in design, AIA’s annual meeting, and a design awards show, …

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Hafer Design Wins Two National Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), the premier A/E/C marketing and business development association, announced the recipients of its 2020 Marketing Communications Awards (MCA). This annual competition is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards program recognizing excellence in marketing and communications by professional services firms in …

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Hafer Honored by AIA Indiana / Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Hafer team recently received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Indiana Honor Award for design excellence for the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana project. Hafer, a local architecture, engineering and interior design firm, was recognized at the annual joint AIA Indiana and AIA Kentucky convention.

An …

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AIA Indiana and Kentucky Webinar Introduces The Somewhere Project to Local Architects

AIA Indiana recently collaborated with AIA Kentucky to host a webinar about The Somewhere Project. The Somewhere Project is an initiative that aims to redevelop abandoned coal mines into areas that promote education and creativity.

Founder and Project Manager, Brook Smith, first introduced professors at the University of Kentucky …

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ISA and NAIOP Collaborate for a Webinar About the Future of Business Facility Spaces

Last month, the Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA) and the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) collaborated to host a webinar discussing the current state of the global economy and how pandemic-related regulations and tariffs have affected local companies. Pete Mento, Managing Director of Global Customs and Duties …

CII and AGC Bring Together a Panel of Industry Leaders for COVID-19 Webinar

The Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently held a webinar called “Roundtable on Perspectives and Best Practices in Owner-Contractor Collaboration During COVID-19” to provide updates on a variety of industry topics concerning the virus. The panel for the webinar featured two CII owners, …

Hagerman Presents Team Members with HAYGEE awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Hagerman Group recently presented several team members with HAYGEE awards. Award winners are decided by votes from their peers.

The awards and recipients include:

Outstanding Client Service Award
The foundation of any great organization is rooted in service. It is the nurturing force that fuels growth. …

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Leadership Through Extreme Circumstances

When Robert “Bob” Lanham, Jr., P.E., started his tenure as 2020 President of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), he set three main goals: expand member engagement, increase federal investment in construction, and reduce and reform federal regulations on construction and development.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. …

BCA Awards $7,500 in Scholarships to Local Students

FORT WAYNE, IN — Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces winners of the 2020 Presidential Merit Scholarship and Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarship. These programs were created to recognize significant accomplishments and reward worthy students in furthering their education in construction-related college degree programs. The recipients of …

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AIA Indiana Seeking Members to Join Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — AIA Indiana is seeking members to join its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. The AIA Indiana Board of Directors approved the creation of the EDI Committee at its April meeting. Justin Ferguson, AIA, has stepped up to lead this new initiative.

Through the EDI Committee, …

Barrett of Hafer Design Wins Award from Indiana Society of Professional Engineers

EVANSVILLE, IN — Amy Barrett, Principal and Electrical Engineer for Hafer Design, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Thomas A. Morris Engineering Leadership Award of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers.

Thomas Armstrong Morris (December 26, 1811 - April 1, 1904) was an American Railroad …

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Engineering Firm Leaders React to COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 concerns interrupt the day-to-day operations of many business across Indiana, companies are implementing new safety measures to combat the spread of the virus. Engineering firm leaders are constantly adapting to new methods of doing business, and a few of these leaders from firms across Indiana talked to Building …

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ACEC Announces 2020 Engineering Excellence Award Winners

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The 2020 American Council of Engineering Companies recognizes 30 engineering achievements based on uniqueness, originality, technical complexity, social and economic value, and public awareness.

The Grand Project Award was presented to Wessler Engineering and owner Indianapolis Airport Authority for the Stormwater and Deicing Capacity Projects. Primary objectives …

AIA Indiana Branches Elect New Officers for 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The 2020 Officers for AIA Northern Indiana were recently elected and are as follows: Eric Jensen, AIA, President; John Kirk, AIA, VP/President Elect; and Don Duncan, AIA, Secretary/Treasurer.  The Delegates to the AIA Indiana Board will include Gary Hall, AIA and a delegate to …

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BCA Announces 2020 Officers and Directors

FORT WAYNE, IN — Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces the results of its recent election of officers and directors to serve on its 2020 Board of Directors. Elected to serve in office are the following:

  • President: Brad Smith, The Hagerman Group
  • 1st Vice-President: Greg Lynch, …
ICR Holds 2020 State of Construction Event

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indiana Construction Roundtable (ICR) kicked off 2020's educational programming with a session on the future trends driving construction. Matt Will, Ph.D., from the University of Indianapolis and Jay Bowman from Fails Management Institute (FMI) led the learning.

More than 140 attendees joined the educational session. Highlights of …

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AIA Indianapolis Hosts Various Outreach Initiatives at Monthly Event

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Members of AIA Indianapolis recently gathered at Ball State University’s CAP:INDY office to hear fellow professionals discuss outreach initiatives for young architects. Presenting at this event were Ashley Thornberry of the Young Architect Forum (YAF), Brandon Farley of the Indiana High School Architectural Design Competition (IHSADC), Daniel …

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BOMA Donates to Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Building Owners and Managers Association of Indianapolis recently presented a $5,000 check to the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, or CHIP, during their annual meeting. Andy Buroker of Faegre Baker Daniels presented a panel of area experts on the homeless vs. panhandling issue in …

Meyer Najem Presents 2019 Golden Hammer Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Over the years, Meyer Najem has worked with numerous partners to create safe and successful projects for their clients. In an effort to recognize those partners, Meyer Najem created the Golden Hammer Awards. There are several award categories that represent the various aspects of the construction process, …

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Fort Wayne Area Projects Recognized by Building Contractors Association

FORT WAYNE, IN — The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) recently recognized winners of the 2019 BCA Excellence in Construction Awards sponsored by Irving Materials, Inc. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding construction projects completed within a 75-mile area surrounding Fort Wayne during the year prior.

Winning projects …