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  • SIGHTINGS

    Palm Beach State College Technical Education Center, Belle Glade, FLPrivate Residence, Jupiter Island, FL

    Hedrick Brothers Construction was presented with the AIA Florida 2012 Builder of the Year Award on July 21 at the AIA Florida 2012 Annual Convention in Palm Beach, FL. This award recognizes a company or firm in Florida who exemplifies a sincere and genuine interest in encouraging and affecting outstanding craftsmanship and workmanship in the performance of work. Dailey Janssen Architects, FL, nominated Hedrick Brothers Construction for the team's performance on an oceanfront residential renovation in Jupiter Island, FL.

    Palm Beach State College achieved LEED Platinum Certification for its Technical Education Center, Belle Glade, FL, in April 2012 from the U.S. Green Building Council. When the renovation of the campus chiller plant and power upgrades were completed and the new 28,160 square foot building came on line with the existing 50,000 square foot campus, the energy con- sumption remained the same. This immediate "green" savings impact was a great result for the entire team including Palm Beach State College, Hedrick Brothers Construction and Astorino Architects.

    Award-Winning Teamwork

    COVER STORY: PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER

    A Conversation with John Banting, LEED AP BD+C Sustainable Construction Manager

    Q: What LEED elements were incorporated into the new Palm Beach State College Technical Education Center to earn LEED Platinum? A: There were many green building elements incorporated into the buildings design from passive design features such as proper orientation to advanced active technologies like the Simply5 lighting controls and solar tubes. This high-performance structure is extremely efficient in the use of its resources using rainwater to flush the toilets, conserving electricity through the highly-insulated building envelope and window glazing with a low solar heat gain coefficient, and the addition of a photovoltaic array. The building is a superb example of a highly collaborative, well thought-out project.

    Q: Why is this an exclusive designation? A: Since the inception of LEED in 1998, only 10 projects in the State of Florida have reached LEED Platinum status, and only four are educational facilities. As the 11th LEED Platinum

    project in the State of Florida, earning this designation for Palm Beach State College is an honor. What is so unique about this project in comparison to other LEED Platinum projects is that its original goal was LEED Silver. Through collaboration and hard work, the project team was able to reach the goal of LEED Platinum with no additional cost to the owner. I am extremely excited not just for the project team but for the faculty and students of Palm Beach State College and the residents of the City of Belle Glade.

    Q: Why is it important for construction companies to include sustainable elements when building? A: As the Sustainable Construction Manager, it is my obligation to recommend to the owner cost-effective green building solutions that will save money and resources, whether it be through reduced upfront costs or throughout the project's life cycle. It is our company's vision to create a more sustainable future, and it is important for other construction firms to embrace this path too.

    Project Manager Chris Mattingly (pictured on left) participated in Career Day at Northboro Elementary School in West Palm Beach on June 1. He spoke about Construction Management to Pre-K through fourth grade students, including his daughter's first grade class. "It was a great day with the students at Northboro, and a big thank you to Bill Ruch Utility Contractor for providing the mini-excavator," said Chris.

    SCHOLARSHIPThe first Hedrick Brothers Construction & Industry Partners Scholarship for the Trade and Industrial Programs was awarded at the Palm Beach State College Foundation Scholarship Dinner on April 19 in West Palm Beach. Congratulations to recipient Lazzaro Bustamante, a graduate of Glades Central High School, who recently received his

    Welding Technology Vocational Certificate from Palm Beach State College.

    RECOGNITION

    Hedrick Brothers Construction is proud to have been a finalist for the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches 2012 Business Awards presented on May 18. Congratulations to the winners: Byron Russell, Chairman & CEO, Cheney Brothers - Business; George Elmore - Community Leader; Marvin Tanck, President & CEO, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries - Non-Profit; Penny Murphy, President, Pioneer Linens - Small Business; and Dr. Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC, Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute at St. Mary's Medical Center - Health/Science Professional. Luxury Residential Commercial Education Municipal Historic Restoration Sustainable/LEED

    Summer 2012The Official Newsletter of Hedrick Brothers Construction

    John Banting

    SUMMER INTERNS This summer, Hedrick Brothers Construction welcomed promising and energetic college student interns. We appreciate their hard work and dedication to our clients and our company:

    Jasmine Edwards, Workforce Alliance Summer Youth Employment and Training Program, Junior-Florida Atlantic University.

    Shligton Estime, former ACE Mentor Program, Freshman-Florida Atlantic University.

    Clint Ferguson, ACE Mentor Program, Freshman-University of Florida.

    Christian Griffith, Sophomore-Liberty University.

    Burk Hedrick, Junior-University of Florida School of Building Construction.

    Thaison Nguyen, Senior-The Pennsylvania State University.

    hedrick brothers construction co., inc.2200 centrepark west drive, suite 100 west palm beach, fl 33409 561-689-8880 | www.hedrickbrothers.comCGC013137

    construction management | general contracting | design-build

    IN THE CLASSROOM

    Chri Pavlik and Lazzaro Bustamante

  • FORESIGHT

    Uncompromised Excellence is the Brand Promise of Hedrick Brothers Construction. Recently a long-time team member sent me a Harvey Mackay column which exemplifies this theme and is quite relatable to how we conduct our business. The topic was Lou Holtz and

    included his "3 Rules of Life" 1) Do right, 2) Do every-thing to the best of your ability with the time allotted, and 3) Show people you care. Lou also said that he can get by with only three rules because the people you meet have three basic questions: 1) Can I trust you? 2) Are you committed to excellence? 3) Do you care about me?

    Our goal at Hedrick Brothers Construction continues to make the lives of our clients simple, the process enjoyable and to do the "right thing" on their behalf. For more than 33 years, owners have trusted our team with their projects for the professionalism, ability, care and excellence provided. They are also benefitting from the added value and numerous advantages to bringing us on board early in the design process. The clients experience fewer redesigns, a smoothly run project, and a job tht finishes strong by punching out the project as activities are completed ultimately saving the clients money and time.Congratulations are in order this summer for these examples of Uncompromised Excellence:

    Hedrick Brothers Construction receiving the AIA Florida 2012 Builder of the Year Award. AIA Palm Beach Builder of the Year Awards were obtained three of the past ten years.

    Palm Beach State College Technical Education Center achieving LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This project is the 11th Platinum certified building in Florida.

    Thank you to the owners, architects, subcontractors and our team for their hard work and dedication.

    Many of our team members are represented within this issue of the newsletter. They are building great projects, educating the community and being Fit-Friendly. It is our people that continue to bring value and advantages to the project owners and our company.

    We are always ready to Bring Your Visions to Reality.

    Dale R. Hedrick, LEED AP BD+C President

    Jeff Wade has more than 34 years of construction industry experience and 19 with our company managing a diverse range of projects from Palm Beach County Capital Improvements and luxury residential to tenant improvements and Worth Avenue boutiques. As the Project Manager he said, "Being a native of West Palm Beach, its great to be able to be part of the improvements for an attraction that means so much to the community." Jeff has a B.S. in Building Construction from the University of Florida. He lives with his family in Lake Clarke Shores and enjoys fishing, gardening and sporting events.

    Grissell Santana has more than 15 years of construction industry experience and five years as a Project Coordinator with our company for projects including the Boys & Girls Clubs in Riviera Beach and West Palm Beach and Banyan Creek Elementary School in Delray Beach. Grissell is "excited about this opportunity to work with a leading South Florida Museum." She is currently working toward a Sustainable/Building Construction Specialist Certificate through Palm Beach State College, lives in Boynton Beach and enjoys interior design, yoga and kickboxing.

    Eric McNamee has worked in the construction industry for more than 20 years and six with our company as a Superintendent for commercial projects from office renovations and new warehouses to Palm Beach County Capital Improvement projects. Eric said, "What I like about this project is that we will be giving a facelift to a dated building and making it a better experience for visitors of all ages to the museum." Eric has an Associates degree in Construction Technology from Vincennes University and a Building Construction Management degree from Purd