Monday, November 26, 2012

HICAPS - Excellence in Construction

Charlotte, NC- November 15, 2012 - HICAPS has received the 2012 Merit Award for Construction Excellence from ABCC (Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas).  Accepting the award for HICAPS was Dan Hood, President and CEO of HICAPS, and his wife Gisela Hood.  The Project Manager was Chip Calhoun.
The award was given for the VA Long Term Care Facility in Salisbury, NC.  This project consisted of an extensive renovation of 45,000 square feet in the existing and fully operational Long Term Care (Building 42,) in three phases, on three different floors, plus the construction of an attached New Hospice Building (approximately 19,000 square feet) which had elaborate interior millwork and trim finishes, and the exterior had extensive site work and landscaping.  Even though this was not a Design/Build project, HICAPS worked with RPA Design, the Architect of Record, throughout the duration.  The total project duration was 400 days.
Congratulations on a great project!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Employee Spotlight - Phil Wilson

Phil Wilson recently joined HICAPS as a Project Manager in the Building Diagnostics division. Phil has more than 3 years of experience in the Energy Management industry and over 16 years of Project and Program Management experience. He graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management.  Phil is an outdoor enthusiast with hobbies including kayaking, mountain biking and backpacking. He also has two sons in college, one attending The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and one attending Queens University.

Friday, October 19, 2012

HICAPS Celebrates Fast 50 & Inc. 5000 Achievements

It is with great pride to announce that HICAPS has moved up from number 7 in
2011 to number 2 in 2012 in the fastest growing private companies in Central North Carolina as recognized by The Business Journal's Fast 50.

We have also been awarded for the second consecutive year in the nationwide INC. 500/5000 fastest private growing companies in the nation.  In 2011 we were at number 2,820 and this year we are number 869.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fed Con 2012

Wilmington, NC --  HICAPS will have an exhibit booth at the 2012 North Carolina Federal Construction (FEDCON) & Infrastructure Summit hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center at the Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington, NC on October 11, 2012.  For all those attending the convention center is located at 10 Convention Center Drive, GPS address: 515 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. Come by and see us at booth 85. We look forward to seeing you in Wilmington!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Employee Spotlight - Scott Horne

Scott Horne recently joined HICAPS as a System Technologist in the Telecommunications division. He has more than 16 years of experience in the Two-Way Radio industry and over 7 years of experience installing/maintaining 911 communications center equipment across the country.
Scott is a graduate of Pembroke State University (now UNC-P) with a Business Management degree. He also earned a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate from Robeson Community College. Scott and his fiancĂ©, Jenny, enjoy spending time with their horses and other animals on their farm in Oak Ridge.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Locks

Let’s talk Historic Preservation. The latest phase of Richmond's canal development will commence with the opening of The Locks, a new mixed-use community along the downtown riverfront. Set to open in December, 2012 with apartment units and an upscale Mexican restaurant developed by Richmond restaurateur Kevin Healy, The Locks is set to represent a new urban enclave of Richmond.

Located on six acres along the meeting point of the Kanawha and Haxall Canals the site will be an extension of the city's Canal Walk project, enhancing the riverfront between 10th and Virginia Streets, and rejoining the heart of Richmond with its historical roots along the James River.

The development is a partnership by WVS Companies and Fountainhead Properties, The Locks continues the thread of adaptation along Richmond's riverfront, transforming the former Reynolds Metals manufacturing plants, including four historically significant buildings, into modern luxury apartments and approximately 7,000 square feet of retail space. Check out the links below for more information.

Developers: WVS Companies and Fountainhead Properties
Contractor: Branch & Associates/J D Lewis JV
Scheduling: HICAPS


After (Final Rendering)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Employee Spotlight - David Yates

David Yates joined the HICAPS team in October of 2011 as a project manager for the construction team, as well as a helping hand in business development. David is a graduate of Campbell University with a degree of Bachelor of Business Administration. For over 12 years, David worked for a fire sprinkler subcontractor where he held positions such as Designer, Project Manager, and District Manager and during his last 5 years was Vice President of Contract Operations. David plans to continue his growth in the construction industry at HICAPS by being exposed to all aspects of construction, while utilizing the skills he obtained working as a specialized contractor. Through his professional experiences in project management, marketing/business development and operations management, David is making a great addition to our team.

David is originally from Wilmington, NC. He and his wife Jenny have two young sons, Owen and Pearson. He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, mountain biking and being outdoors.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Project Spotlight - Well Closure in New Mexico

HICAPS provided general construction services for the removal of all surface equipment, plugging and capping of one abandoned 997 foot production water well and four contaminant monitoring wells. Closure of the water well required the removal and reinstallation of an existing removable roof and wall to access the well water equipment and turbine pump. The well decommissioning was done in accordance with all applicable state and federal requirements.  Our teaming partner, Richardson and Richardson assisted us greatly on this project by providing quality control and directing the well house up-fit. 
HICAPS provided overall project management as well as on-site field supervision, quality control and enforced OSHA safety standards. HICAPS also coordinated all material delivery, ensured all personnel were prepared, scheduled and provided communication with the VA Contracting Officer Representative and other VA facility staff ensuring they were continuously aware of our plans and progress.
All New Mexico state water well compliance regulations and the ones from the VA campus that superseded them were met and provided unique aspects to this project. We faced the challenge of abandoning wells in high traffic / patient parking areas, which is uncommon and required extensive coordination efforts to ensure minimal impact to the Air Force dental patients and staff. Furthermore, two of the observation wells were beneath solar roof canopies. It was contingent upon HICAPS and our subcontractors to present a method of abandonment to the VA and US Air Force (USAF, the end-user) that would mitigate any impact to the photovoltaic panels and their supporting canopy structure. HICAPS performed extensive planning and logistics coordination to minimize the traffic impact of observation well abandonment in the USAF parking lot, and performed two of the abandonments during weekends. HICAPS developed expertise in VA hot work requirements as a result of the decommissioning of the production well and observation wells.  On several occasions HICAPS and Richardson and Richardson provided a finished well house and cleaned site with additional gravel that exceeded the contract requirements.  We were able to complete the project within 4 months after receiving notice to proceed, which was 2 months less than the project required.  This allowed us to save time and money in addition to further mitigating the inconvenience of occupying VA property near critical campus water infrastructure. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Employee Spotlight: Ronnie L. Overton, PE, CEM

Ronnie Overton recently joined the HICAPS team as a Senior Project Engineer to expand their Commissioning services within the Building Diagnostics division.  Ronnie has over twenty seven years engineering experience as a project manager, project engineer, and maintenance engineer for both the private and public sectors.  Ronnie graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina, and also a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Plant Engineer.  Ronnie and his wife of twenty seven years, Michelle, enjoy spending time with their family and attending Wolf Pack athletic events.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Employee Spotlight

Tim Spangler, PE, CPC, Director of Building Diagnostics, recently earned the Certified Professional Constructor administered by the American Institute of Constructors (AIC).  Final certification followed an eight-hour written examination based on construction knowledge recall and demonstration of ability to quickly locate key information from representative construction documents.  This certification recognizes the skills and knowledge acquired by education and experience to manage the execution of all or a substantial portion of construction works. HICAPS has long supported the education and certification efforts of AIC and is pleased to add Tim to our list of employees with the CPC designation.

Monday, January 9, 2012

ABC Triad Social

Please note the new location and event information.  Join us at Logan's Roadhouse!