Friday, April 23, 2010

Mapping It Out

In a recent discussion on Marketing strategy it came to our attention that a good way to introduce our clients to the coverage area of HICAPS was to literally map it out. Since maps are a visual form of communication it brought to mind the old adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. With this in mind we felt it would give our clients a better understanding of what our coverage capabilities are.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Liberty University Stadium Construction

Branch and Associates of Roanoke is the project contractor.
Project Manager: Heather Bowman
Supertintendents: Dale Sherburne and Pat Benton
HICAPS Inc. is provding scheduling. Tom Smithey is the scheduling engineer.
Branch and Associates is working multiple shifts, 7 days a week. Projected completion date is September '10.
The demolition of the 21-year old facility is the first step toward construction of the new five-story suite and press tower that will overlook an expanded Williams Stadium for the 2010 football season.

The following is from a press release detailing the stadium construction:

The first of a three-phase plan calls for the addition of 6,600 seats added to the west side of the stadium, plus a 34,000-square foot press box. The brick and glass encased, Jeffersonian-style four-story tower will house club-level seating for qualified Flames Club donors, 16 permanent luxury suites, a banquet room which can hold up to 500 people, a 1000-seat classroom and a state-of-the-art press area. “The expansion of Williams Stadium will have a monumental effect on Liberty University and its football program,” stated Jeff Barber, Liberty’s Director of Athletics. “Above all else, this shows a great commitment from the University, and when you have a commitment, a lot of wonderful things can happen.”

Phase One of the plan is part of a multiphase effort to boost the stadium’s seating from its current capacity of 12,000 to 30,000 over the next five years. Phases Two and Three will add a new 4,000-seat middeck for the east side of the stadium and 6,400 seats in a horseshoe-shape area surrounding the end zone in the south end of the stadium. When all three phases are complete, the stadium will have undergone an estimated $22 million in improvements. The renovated facility will also ready the stadium for the future construction of upper desks on the west and east sides of the stadium that will bring the capacity to 60,000.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Merz Renovation Update Status

Project Manager: Greg Cook
Superintendent: Jim Green
Below is the work status of Merz:

Phase One

Interior store front glazing nearing completion
Final Painting in progress
Ceiling tile install nearing completion
Flooring install in progress
Installing toilet fixtures
Fabricating casework
Coordinating Board Room Table / Credenza fabrication
IT Area structural modifications nearing completion
IT Area wall framing in progress
Coordinating IT switch-over
Fire protection trim out in progress
Fire alarm system upgrades in progress
HVAC trim out in progress
Electrical trim out in progress

Phase Three

Wall framing complete
Wall rough-ins complete- awaiting inspections

Existing Office Area

Coordinating AV / Data improvements at existing conference rooms


Coordinating Patio / Landscape design

VA Pharmacy Project, Murfreesboro, TN

HICAPS, Inc. and Brindley Construction, LLC of Pulaski, TN, working together as “Teaming Partners”, have been awarded the Pharmacy Renovation project at the Department of Veterans Affairs Alvin C. York Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN. This project is a SDVOSB set aside using “Recovery Act” funding. Brindley Construction provided the estimating for the competitively bid project and will serve as the general contractor for the work. HICAPS will provide overall project management for the project and be the main point of contact with the Veterans Administration.

The $1.3 million project consists of renovation work in the existing pharmacy including finishes, mechanical, electrical, and security upgrades as well as the relocation of the Bio-Med Department. The Pharmacy must remain in operation 24/7, which will require extensive scheduling and phasing of the work by the construction team. Other unique aspects of the project requiring attention include infectious control measures and patient safety concerns. The Brindley team consists of Charlie Helton, Tim Rohling, and Robbie Masucci working closely with Mark Koenig of HICAPS to deliver another successful project to a satisfied owner.

Brindley and HICAPS are both members of the Jack Miller Builders Network. As a result of this relationship, HICAPS previously provided assistance with the scheduling of Brindley’s Southern Energy Projects in Addison, Alabama. This successful “Teaming Partnership” is another example of the value the Jack Miller Network has brought not only to HICAPS and Brindley, but to other members across the United States. We are pleased to have this opportunity to partner with Brindley Construction again and look forward to many more opportunities in the future.