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MCCARTHY BUILDING CO. SIGNS OSHA STRATEGIC
CONGRATULATIONS TO MCCARTHY BUILDING Co. on signing an
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Strategic
Partnership on Dec. 14, 2016. The signing ceremony was officiated
by Mark Briggs, OSHA area director, Houston South Office; Joann
Figueroa, OSHA area director, Houston North Office; and Jim Shelton,
compliance assistance specialist, OSHA Houston North Area Office.
The official agreement between AGC Houston and OSHA was
signed on Sept. 4, 2014, to formalize the "cooperative effort between
these entities committed to encouraging construction companies to
voluntarily improve their safety and health performance, providing
methods to assist them in their efforts, and recognizing companies
with exemplary safety and health programs." Stated Figueroa, "It's
an invaluable cooperative relationship between OSHA and the partners. We appreciate being part of the AGC Houston Safety Committee
and commend McCarthy Building Company for qualifying for this
"This has been a long-standing partnership between the AGC
and OSHA. There are not too many partnerships left in OSHA (in the
United States) because the organization is moving more towards alliances. Having a relationship with OSHA and doing the right thing ...
is important. We all benefit from sharing best practices information
and solutions," Briggs added.
Other AGC Houston members that have signed an OSHA Strategic
* Allstate Commercial Floors
* Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd.
* W. S. Bellows Construction Corp.
* Brookstone, LP
* Gilbane Building Company
* Keystone Concrete
* Linbeck Group, LLC
* McCarthy Building Co.
* SpawGlass Construction Corp.
* TAS Commercial Construction, LLC
* Trio Electric, Ltd.
AGC Houston member participation is voluntary and is available to
companies that meet the program's strict qualification requirements.
The Partnership Agreement is in effect for five years, from 2014
(l-r) Jerry Nevlud, AGC Houston; Ben Johanneman and Jim Stevenson,
McCarthy Building Co.; Mark Briggs, Joann Figueroa and Jim Shelton,
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TARLTON COMPLETES NEW SOFTBALL STADIUM AT
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
TARLTON CORP., A ST. Louis-based general contracting and con-
struction management firm and a member of multiple AGC chapters,
completed construction on a new softball stadium for the Missouri
Tigers softball team at University of Missouri, in Columbia.
To celebrate its new home and usher in the spring softball season,
the team hosted the 2017 Mizzou Tournament on March 3-5, welcoming top talent from around the country at the new stadium. Situated
in the Mizzou Sports Park, the facility is east of Hearnes Center and
visible from Stadium Boulevard. It replaces University Field.
Tarlton, which served as construction manager for the $17.5-million project financed primarily by private gifts, also provided preconstruction services. The team constructed the 20,000-sq-ft facility on
what was a commuter parking lot, redeveloping and transforming
the space into the new softball stadium that provides fans with a
full-view concourse, outfield plaza and new surface parking lot
with more than 500 spaces. Work was completed March 2 and
began March 1, 2016, following construction of a separate, nearby
university parking lot.
The structural steel-framed building stands on a concrete foundation with a concrete slab and metal deck and aluminum grandstands.
It includes a press box, concessions, heated dugouts, a locker room
with video capabilities and meeting room for coaches. The venue
also features lawn seating on a berm beyond the outfield wall for
Safety during construction was paramount, according to Cameron
Denison, Tarlton senior project manager, and the project logged no
recordable safety incidents. "The team demonstrated a high level
of commitment to project safety, as the construction site was situated in the middle of the parking area used for home basketball
and football games," Denison says. "We worked closely with the
university's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to secure the
site and ensure safety for pedestrians and motorists attending other
In addition to Denison, the Tarlton team also included Matt
Pfund, project executive; John Doerr, project director; Garett Plotts,
P.E., senior project engineer; and Chad Hartman, project superintendent. Lempka Edson Architects in Overland Park, Kansas, was
The softball stadium is Tarlton's second project on the Columbia
campus. The firm recently completed an expansion and renovations
to Lafferre Hall, home of the university's College of Engineering. ◆