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Business Digest for Nov. 25, 2016

By: Daily Reporter Staff//November 25, 2016//

Business Digest for Nov. 25, 2016

By: Daily Reporter Staff//November 25, 2016//

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Highland Manor earns engineering award

Highland Manor Community Safe Room has received a 2016 Excellence in Wisconsin Structural Engineering Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Wisconsin.

The project challenged R.A. Smith National’s structural engineers with finding a solution for the 450 residents of the Highland Manor Mobile Home Community in Madison. Many lacked safe shelter during severe weather events, such as tornadoes.

Working collaboratively with precast engineers at Spancrete, the team designed a safe room meeting strict standards that resist extreme wind pressures associated with a tornado event.


Students graduate from CADRE Yo Pros program

Wangard Partners and Catalyst Construction’s collaboration to promote the growth of the built environment has hit another milestone: graduation.

The CADRE Yo Pros program promotes awareness of the built environment and is a partnership with Bradley Tech High School, Milwaukee Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education Department, WRTP/BIG STEP and Building Advantage.

The CADRE Yo Pros program, which officially kicked-off on Feb. 11, has focused on bringing awareness to the many career opportunities available within the commercial real estate, development and construction fields. The program consisted of monthly sessions where the students participated in addition to their normal class workload.

The students graduated from the program on Nov. 10.

Merrick joins Mortenson’s Milwaukee office 

Dave Merrick
Dave Merrick

Dave Merrick has joined Mortenson Construction as a development executive. In his new role, Merrick will advance the firm’s vision for development opportunities across Wisconsin.

Prior to joining Mortenson, Merrick most recently spearheaded developments for Greywolf Partners as a principal, and previously led development efforts for Irgens as a vice president/market manager. Merrick’s 23-year tenure as a developer spans multiple industry sectors, including office, industrial, retail, and medical office buildings.


Former Ourston roundabout team joins MSA

MSA Professional Services has added the staff of the former Ourston Roundabout Engineering Inc., which allows MSA to offer clients increased experience and knowledge of traffic engineering services specifically focused on roundabouts.

The Ourston roundabout planning and design team has contributed to the industry since its inception in 1994.

As the largest group of roundabout engineers worldwide, the team of 12 will continue to provide the Ourston approach to intersection analysis and roundabout design under the MSA banner.

The Ourston team, led by Mark Lenters, provides a planning, design and oversight of intersection design services.


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