Columbus Business First released its “Top 25 Engineering Firms” list for 2013, and we made the cut! The firms were ranked by 2013 consulting engineering billings from Central Ohio offices. American Structurepoint came in at #18.
We’ve seen a lot of growth in our Columbus office since opening in 1999. We have more than 30 employees, working across multiple disciplines to provide innovative solutions in-house to save clients time and money. Although originally focused on transportation and structural design projects, American Structurepoint’s Columbus professionals have also expanded to surveying, investigative, site/civil, structural, construction inspection, utility infrastructure, and environmental services.
One of our most recent projects involves managing and developing a program at The Ohio State University. We were retained by CampusParc in an owner’s representative role to manage the program that assists with planning, construction document preparation, bid administration and construction inspection for all parking garages and surface lots on OSU’s main campus.
Other notable projects in Central Ohio include I-75 Downtown Dayton Subcorridor (MOT 75), Emerald Parkway, MRW-71 Design/Build, and CLA-794. ACEC Ohio recently recognized the Emerald Parkway Improvements project as an Outstanding Achievement Award winner. The project went on to receive a National Recognition Award and will be honored at the 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony on April 29.
Congratulations to the other firms in Central Ohio who made the list!
Lack of regular physical activity raises a person’s risk for obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. American Structurepoint has been working toward improving the physical activity level and overall wellness of our employees. In 2011, we launched our Healthpoint wellness initiative. Healthpoint’s mission is to empower American Structurepoint families by providing them a resource for education and opportunities for healthier lifestyle choices. Based on health assessments and employee wellness surveys, Healthpoint’s top priorities are mental wellbeing, nutrition, and physical activity. Since its implementation, we have seen Healthpoint participation grow, and staff achievements include a reduction in tobacco users and overall improvements in BMI, cholesterol, and blood pressure. We’ve come a long way in just two short years.
The Healthpoint programs we provide employees include:
- Seminars on physical, mental, and financial topics;
- Partnerships with area gyms for discounts on memberships and classes;
- Fresh fruit deliveries;
- Personal health coach;
- Healthy lifestyle incentives;
- Internal recruiting for local marathons;
- Insurance discounts for improved health risk assessments;
- And much more.
Because of Healthpoint’s initiatives, American Structurepoint has been recognized three times for helping employees eat better and move more. In 2012, Healthpoint was recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association (AHA). I am pleased to announce that American Structurepoint was again named a Fit-Friendly Worksite by the AHA in 2013. In addition, the American Structurepoint Columbus office has been selected by Columbus Business First magazine as the No. 2 medium-sized healthiest employer in central Ohio.
These are great achievements and show how American Structurepoint employees are driven to improve their overall health. Congratulations to our staff for making wellness a part of your daily routine!
AHA Fit-Friendly Honor Roll
Healthiest Employers: A new spin on wellness (Columbus Business First, March 29, 2013)