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MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS
C.W. DRIVER COMPANIES COMPLETES $63M BIOLA UNIVERSITY CENTER
FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH
C.W. DRIVER COMPANIES, AN AGC of California

and San Diego Chapter member, recently
announced the completion of the $63 million Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science,
Technology and Health at Biola University in La
Mirada. The 91,200-sq-ft educational center will
serve the institution's fast growing and highdemand science, technology and health programs, and triples the amount of space devoted
to these fields at the university. The expansive
new facility, which marks the university's most
ambitious building project to date, boasts sustainable features throughout to optimize energy
and water use efficiency.
"It was an honor to partner with the leadership team at Biola University and Gensler to construct an all-new, state-of-the-art educational
facility that enhances teaching and research
space for the next generation of science and
healthcare professionals," says Tom Jones, project executive at C.W. Driver Companies. "With our
extensive experience constructing a wide-range
of educational facilities, especially science and
technology buildings, we are proud to be a part of
this next chapter for science education at Biola."

Comprised of four floors with learning
space in, around and on top of the building,
the lower level is home to the nursing program and vibration sensitive labs. The first
floor is dedicated to anatomy and biology, the
second floor to biology and physics and the
third floor to chemistry. To maximize space
and complement the university's developing
botany program, the rooftop features an observatory with an on-site greenhouse.
In total, the facility offers 28 laboratories,
including a dedicated microscope lab for SEM
(scanning and electron microscope) and TEM
(transmission electron microscope) work, five
classrooms, various research and flexible work
spaces and innovative resources to cultivate
adaptation to new sciences, technology and
pedagogy.
"We greatly appreciated the experience
and professionalism the C.W. Driver team
brought to this project," says Brian Phillips,
senior director of facilities management at
Biola University. "We were seeking a firm
with strong experience constructing science
facilities and a deep understanding of the

MICHAEL CLOWSER NAMED
ASHE'S 2017 MAN OF THE YEAR

THE BUILDERS' ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES MCCARTHY
WITH TOP SAFETY HONORS

THE NORTH CENTRAL WEST Virginia chap-

MCCARTHY BUILDING COMPANIES, INC.,

ter of the American Society of Highway
Engineers honored Michael Clowser, executive director of the Contractors Association
of West Virginia, as its 2017 Man of the Year
at its banquet on March 29, 2018.
Clowser has served on many charitable and non-profit boards and actively
participates in various business and economic development organizations and
trade associations. He is in his fourth
term on the Charleston City Council and
serves on the city's Finance Committee,
Facilities Committee and is Vice Chair of the
Environmental and Recycling Committee
and also serves on the Board of Directors
of the Charleston Civic Center. Clowser and
his wife, Dale (VP of BB&T), were chairs of
the 2014 Charleston Area Medical Center
Foundation Gala which raised hundreds of
thousands of dollars for the children and
families cared for at CAMC Women and
Children's Hospital.

a member of multiple AGC chapters, was
recently recognized at The Builders'
Association's 11th Annual Safety Excellence
Awards Program as the First Place Award
Winner in the General Contractor Division
Over 500,000 Work Hours. The builder
also received the Grand Award for all divisions. McCarthy was selected by a panel of
five independent judges, and the awards
were presented on behalf of The Builders'
Association, Missouri Department of Labor
Standards, Kansas Department of Labor
and the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration Kansas City Area Office at
the Builders' Association Safety Excellence
Awards Program Breakfast on March 15,
2018.
"Congratulations to the entire McCarthy
Building Companies team for achieving
safety and health excellence," said Phil
Shoemaker, safety, health & environmental services director for The Builders'

@Constr uctor Ma g

Photo credit: Daniel Robinson, Biola University

unique needs of higher education clients. C.W.
Driver exceeded our expectations."
With a commitment to sustainability and
stability, C.W. Driver Companies constructed the
Lim Center with a stiff, structural steel frame
to protect the facility's sensitive instruments.
The project was awarded the LEED® Silver
certification for its dedication to sustainability
and received 21 Golden Gate Awards, a new
record for California, for demonstrating workplace safety and health during the California
OSHA Consolation Service visit.
In addition to project executive Tom Jones,
the C.W. Driver Companies project team included
Scott Kaufman, project manager; Stephen du
Toit, superintendent and Britney Calucag, senior
project engineer.

The McCarthy team receives the 2017
Grand Award for All Divisions. Photo
courtesy of The Builders' Association.

Association/Kansas City Chapter AGC.
"These honors recognize the organization as a premier leader in construction
safety and health practices in our region."
McCarthy's goal is to build every project
with zero injuries and accidents. "We are
proud of this recognition, which is the
result of huge efforts by many - especially our frontline supervision," said Mark
Heit, vice president, Central Division for
McCarthy.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - May/June 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Nailed It! Celebrating a Century’s Worth of Tools & Equipment
Simonson Says
A Super Bowl: First-of-Its-Kind Innovation Leads to Award-Winning Stadium
AGC in Action
Positive Charge: Rosendin Electric Receives Construction Safety Excellence Award
Chapter Connection
Creating a Culture of Coaching: How to Engage, Retain and Grow Better Employees
Member and Chapter News
Construction Corner
Technology Toolbox
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
2018 Equipment Guide
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Constructor - May/June 2018 - cover1
Constructor - May/June 2018 - cover2
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Constructor - May/June 2018 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 8
Constructor - May/June 2018 - President’s Message
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 10
Constructor - May/June 2018 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Nailed It! Celebrating a Century’s Worth of Tools & Equipment
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Constructor - May/June 2018 - Simonson Says
Constructor - May/June 2018 - A Super Bowl: First-of-Its-Kind Innovation Leads to Award-Winning Stadium
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Constructor - May/June 2018 - AGC in Action
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Constructor - May/June 2018 - Positive Charge: Rosendin Electric Receives Construction Safety Excellence Award
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Constructor - May/June 2018 - Chapter Connection
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Constructor - May/June 2018 - Creating a Culture of Coaching: How to Engage, Retain and Grow Better Employees
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Constructor - May/June 2018 - Member and Chapter News
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 42
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Construction Corner
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 44
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Products & Services Marketplace
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Constructor - May/June 2018 - Index to Advertisers
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 2018 Equipment Guide
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