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Brighter Today, Better Tomorrow

This time of year—when color, light, and warmth have faded from the natural world—is the perfect time for us to create our own. And we do! We know the antidote to spirits grown worn and weary. If it momentarily escapes us, we soon rediscover it in the eyes of a child or someone in love. […]

Lake Central High School Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification

Lake Central High School Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency Lake Central High School, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the […]

Indiana Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects

Honor Award Prophetstown State Park Aquatic Center for Indiana Department of Natural Resources The project to construct a family aquatic center at Prophetstown was intended to expand recreational opportunities at one of the newest state parks in Indiana. The overall 2,000+ acre park, located at the confluence of the Tippecanoe River and the Wabash River, […]

ASHRAE Region V Technology Award

First Place: Commercial Building – Other Institutional – Existing Renovation to IUPUI Rotary Building for Indiana University          

EPA’s ENERGY STAR

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Part Three: When Did you Know?

This third series of “when did you know?” focuses on a few staff members from our construction administration and engineering team, each telling us about their “aha moment” in life. My uncle was a home builder, and most of our family worked there. I went to work summers on a framing crew in my early teens. I just always […]

Chicago Building Congress

Merit Award Finalist Additions and Renovations to Lake Central High School for Lake Central School Corporation The Lake Central School Corporation 2011 Referendum Project included work at two sites:  Protsman Elementary and Lake Central High School Protsman Elementary School is a new 135,000 s.f. school that serves 700 students and replaced an existing school building approximately […]

The 7 Types of Building Systems Engineering

When my eight year old asks what an engineer is, I say “we make things work”. People don’t think about how something works, until it doesn’t. Below is a basic description of the seven types of building systems engineering.     1. Civil Civil engineering related to building systems primarily deals with the routing of […]