American Structurepoint Receives ODOT’s Prime Consultant of the Year Award

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We are much honored to announce that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has recognized American Structurepoint with the 2020 Prime Consultant of the Year Award.

This award recognizes an outstanding prime consultant for excelling in upholding the requirements of the federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE). It also recognizes firms with a demonstrated track record of partnering with, utilizing, and forming strategic alliances with DBE firms to participate in ODOT contracts through the awarding of subcontracts to DBE firms.

From the first day of our company’s founding in 1966, American Structurepoint has cultivated a culture of inclusion and diversity. We consider diversity and inclusion to be inherent in our company’s mission, which is to improve the quality of life for our communities and our people.

ODOT District 7 staff nominated our firm, recognizing our work mentoring Ascension Construction Solutions, a woman-owned certified Ohio DBE firm located in Columbus, Ohio. Ascension was founded in African American engineer Jeanna Hondel in 2017.

American Structurepoint strives to include at least one DBE firm on all of our construction inspection pursuits in the Buckeye State regardless of goals. American Structurepoint included Ascension as a team member on a District 7 construction inspection contract in 2019. No specific DBE or development goal had been identified on this task order. However, American Structurepoint’s Construction Solutions Group Director David Johansen, PE, and Hondel developed a plan to partner together.

Our company’s construction inspection staff mentored Ascension Construction Solutions on inspection protocols, documentation, and accounting processes to ensure success. The mentoring paid off. Ascension completed their first assignment and also secured additional District 7 inspection work in 2019. ODOT also requested Ascension to return during the current construction season.

We are thrilled to be a part of Ascension’s success as an ODOT consultant. We are appreciative to ODOT for selecting us for this prestigious award, and we pledge our continuing commitment to mentoring and partnership practices with DBE firms.

American Structurepoint Named Design Firm of the Year

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Just wow! Everyone at American Structurepoint is so honored to be named 2018 Design Firm of the Year by ENR Midwest. We are beyond gratified and so honored to achieve industry recognition for delivering quality projects for the communities we serve.

A blog on the ENR website said this about us, “The depth and breadth of American Structurepoint’s work really set the 52-year-old firm apart … and won over a majority of the voting editors at ENR.”

Several of our projects celebrated grand openings in 2017, among them the BlueSky Technology Partners headquarters, Purdue Technology Center Aerospace, the South Bend Smarts Street initiative,  and the State Route 83-Mills Road Roundabout in Lorain County, Ohio. Other projects had groundbreakings in 2017 – the Market Avenue Phase III road project in Terre Haute, the CEDIA headquarters in Fishers, and the 35,000-sft Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center.

We also were part of a team honored by ENR Midwest for the 2017 Project of the Year, the East End Crossing project. American Structurepoint designed Section 6 of the East End Crossing that included 4 miles of SR 625, reconstruction of two interchange ramps, and designing 17 bridges.

ENR Midwest  has tracked our growth over the past several years. American Structurepoint has consistently held a spot in the top 15 of ENR Midwest’s Top Design Firms ranking since 2010. We jumped two spots to No. 13 this year with $82.27 million in revenue in 2017, up from the $74.36 million in the previous year.

Our people make all of this possible. Our employees continually demonstrate the drive, talent, and commitment to delivering excellence and innovation to our clients on time and on budget. I am so proud of the entire American Structurepoint team and even better, looking forward to delivering top-notch projects for each and every client in the years ahead.