CSI ConstructionCSI Construction diversifies its portfolio and strengthens its presence in western states as it marks its 40th anniversary.

By Tim O’Connor

One of the best signs that a company excels at its job is when its customers want to work with it again. By that measure, Colorado’s CSI Construction is among the tops in the industry. Ninety percent of the company’s work is for repeat clients.

“We really emphasize trying to build a team relationship with the developer or clients, letting them know they are our first priority,” Senior Project Manager Gary Kiger says.

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(Photo credit: Courtesy of Gensler)

Forney Construction is overseeing the construction of Camp Strake in Texas.
By Alan Dorich

When Camp Strake in San Jacinto County, Texas, opens in 2019, it will offer Boy Scouts summer experiences that they will always remember. “It will be a well-used camp for sure,” Thomas Franklin declares.

Franklin is the COO for the Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America (SHAC), which is building Camp Strake as its flagship camp. With its location surrounded by the Sam Houston National Forest, “It is a truly outdoor experience,” he says.

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Rendering credit: DIGSAU 

Yards Brewing Company maintains its commitment to Philadelphia.

Yards Brewing Company is “Philadelphia’s Brewery.” So when owners Tom Kehoe and Trevor Prichett decided it was time to expand, they chose a new location in Philadelphia’s growing Northern Liberties section, even though Yards received lucrative offers to move outside the city. In the spirit of its “Brew Unto Others” philosophy, an approach established with the firm in 1994, Yards also insisted the new brewery be neighborhood and eco-friendly and involve the Philadelphia community. Green energy resources, self-contained and closed cycle systems and repurposed materials – such as bar tops made from old bowling alley wooden lanes – all would be integrated into the design and operations.

Yards chose the former Destination Maternity building, just 10 blocks from its existing facility, as its new home - knowing it would require architectural genius to transform the stark brick veneered steel structure into the sleek industrial look Kehoe and Prichett envisioned. Philadelphia based architect DIGSAU was chosen for the task. Bohler Engineering, Chestnut Engineering and Conn Shaffer Consulting were added to the design team to provide site/civil engineering, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, and structural engineering, respectively.

Sprung Construction picSprung Construction’s latest project draws inspiration from historic buildings in Denver.
By Alan Dorich

When Sprung Construction takes on a project, it takes a unique collaborative approach to building it. “We like to get all parties involved together early on in the design process, and come up with solutions that work for design, construction and performance of the building,” Senior Project Manager Jordan Dame says. “We challenge the initial concept and attempt to come up with the best solutions possible.”

The company has brought this philosophy to The Ramble Hotel for Gravitas Development Group, which specializes in urban infill projects within Denver. “We have a great working relationship with Gravitas, and have built and maintain the majority of their projects,” he says, noting that the two firms office out of a mixed use project made from 29 stacked shipping containers directly across the street from the Hotel site. Gravitas Development owns the container project and Sprung Construction built it.

When finished, The Ramble Hotel will be a 50-room boutique hotel in Denver’s River North (RiNo) neighborhood. “It’s a very exciting location in Denver right now,” Dame says, noting that the area is seeing a substantial amount of development.

HemmingwayHemingway Development’s Link59 project fills several needs for Cleveland’s Health-Tech Corridor of Midtown.

By Tim O’Connor

For decades, Cleveland had two urban cores: downtown and University Circle, a neighborhood that’s home to several museums, hospitals, cultural institutions and university hospitals. In the 2000s, the city began to think hard about how to connect those cores to drive economic development, culminating with the Euclid Corridor project, which included the installation of a bus rapid transit line and $197 million worth of renovations.

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