Manhattan Construction honored for Oneok Field
Manhattan Construction Co. has been honored with the 2010
Excellence in Construction award for the company's Oneok Field
ballpark project in downtown Tulsa. Manhattan received the award
from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma.
Manhattan was honored in the Institutional/Sports Arena Over $25
million category. The company was also presented with the Safety
Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Platinum Award, in
recognition of exceptional safety training, active employee
involvement, innovation and management commitment.
Manhattan oversaw design and construction of the 6,500-seat Oneok
Field project, completing the design-build service in only 14
months. During construction, the team stayed on schedule through
unusually wicked weather, including blizzard conditions, ice, rain
and a bitterly cold winter. Manhattan handed the keys over to the
Tulsa Drillers minor league baseball team to their new home six
weeks before opening day.
"We enjoyed a sincere spirit of collaboration on this project,"
said Bob Jack, Manhattan Construction's Tulsa-area manager. "The
entire team deserves credit for its success - the Tulsa community,
the Drillers organization, designers, subcontractors and vendors."
Manhattan's design-build team included Populous, an architecture
firm specializing in sports design. The Oneok Field design includes
fixed seating for 6,500 fans, 23 luxury suites, large party decks
and terrace seating for 3,000 people.
The ABC's Excellence in Construction program recognizes
innovation, quality and vision by a building team. Projects are
judged on a safety, personnel management, quality control,
scheduling and degree of difficulty in completion. The awards were
presented at the organization's Excellence in Construction Awards
Banquet Oct. 14 at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa.
Network reaches transactions goal
A la mode's Mercury Network appraisal vendor management platform
has reached 10,000 transactions a day sustained for a month.
"Getting to a consistent level of 10,000 transactions a day would
be an achievement under any circumstances, but doing it in such a
slow overall mortgage market and during one of the worst seasonal
periods is a reflection of the strength of the Mercury brand and the
superiority of our technology platform," said Dave Biggers, Oklahoma
City-based a la mode's founder and chairman.
The Mercury Network allows lenders and appraisal management
companies to manage appraisal workflow while being compliant with
appraisal independence standards and banking security regulations.
CDC expert to discuss toxic screenings
Rudy Johnson, chief of the Centers for Disease Control Chemical
Terrorism Method Development Group, will lead an Oklahoma State
University Center for Health Sciences discussion Thursday on the
CDC's Rapid Toxic Screen and National Laboratory Response Network.
Open to the public, Johnson's talk will begin at noon Thursday in
room D-107 at the OSUCHS Tulsa campus, 1111 W. 17th St.
The screen involves a series of blood and urine tests for 150
chemicals likely to be used by terrorists. Johnson will discuss
sample collection and analysis, data sharing, and when the program
is put to use.- Kirby Lee Davis
Archeologist to speak in Ardmore
Kara Cooney will discuss the history and mythology behind the
pyramids during the second presentation in the Samuel Roberts Noble
Foundation's 2010-2011 Profiles and Perspectives season.
Her presentation, entitled "Out of Egypt: Pyramids - The Shape of
the Gods," is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Ardmore Convention
Center. The Profiles and Perspectives series is open to the public
and offered at no cost.
Cooney is assistant professor of Egyptian art and architecture at
UCLA. Cooney, who earned her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from
Johns Hopkins University in 2002, has been part of research and
archaeological excavations in Egypt at the craftsmen's village of
Deir el Medina, the royal pyramids at Dahshur and in the tombs of
the Theban elite. …