JBC Associates, Inc. was honored to receive the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter 2017 Project Achievement Award for LEED/ Sustainable project for the new Pennsylvania State Police Philadelphia Headquarters and Garage. JBC Associates was the Construction Manager on the project for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services. The new facility was designed by architects, Buell Kratzer Powell, and incorporates a variety of sustainable features including ground-sourced heat pumps and a ventilated curtain wall system, an advanced storm water management system and green roof resulting in zero storm water site impact.
The awards ceremony was held at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden on June 6th and also recognized Dr. Ali A. Housmand, President of Rowan University, as the Chapter’s Person of the Year for his leadership during a period of unprecedented growth and opportunity at the University.
The CMAA’s annual Construction Management Project Achievement Awards Program recognizes outstanding achievement in construction management. Designed to recognize and promote professionalism and excellence in managing the construction process, the awards are given to construction management firms for projects and programs that reflect this mission. View Project Details
JBC Associates is providing Construction Management and Construction Inspection Services on behalf of PAID (Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development) for the Langley Avenue Reconstruction project at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. Part of a larger comprehensive redesign of the Broad Street Gate, the $10 million project involves the reconstruction and partial realignment of the eastern portion of Langley Avenue from Broad Street to 26th Street for approximately 1 mile. The realignment culminates in a new 4‐way signalized intersection at Broad Street and League Island Boulevard, just north of the Navy Yard Main Gate. The project incorporates drainage and utility improvements, an electrical duct bank, an outflow headwall, 12” PGW gas main, streetscape items, sidewalk enhancements and other miscellaneous construction. The project began construction in March of 2017 and is anticipated to last 18 months.
JBC Associates is pleased to announce that the firm has been awarded its first Prime On-Call Project Management and Construction Management Services agreement at Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport with the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation (DOA). Previously, JBC provided on-call PM/CM services as a sub-consultant on several On-Call PMCM agreements for terminal, airfield and landside construction projects totaling over $300 million in construction. JBC services consisted of construction schedule review and analysis, progress monitoring, and construction inspection for new and renovated airport facility and tenant projects, as well as airfield runway and taxiway projects.
This contract award continues JBC’s twenty-five (25) year history of a strong working relationship with the DOA to ensure successful outcomes in project delivery.
JBC Associates was recently contracted by the Design-Builder of Penn State University’s first residence hall on the Brandywine campus to provide CPM scheduling services during construction. The new 80,000 GSF LEED certified building will feature 250 beds. Pursuing LEED certification is consistent with Penn State Brandywine’s commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation. The building is the first step in transitioning the traditionally commuter campus to include residence facilities for students. The new student residence is being constructed in conjunction with a new student union on the Middletown Township campus in Media, PA. The residence hall is scheduled to open Fall semester of 2017, a year that also marks the Penn State Brandywine campus’ 50th Anniversary!
JBC Associates’ President, Janet B. Cunningham provided testimony on behalf of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of PA and attended the signing of PA House Bill HB 319 by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. The bill amends a law passed in 2012 that lowered the unemployment eligibility threshold affecting seasonal workers. According to Cunningham, “This law resulted in an unintentional consequence for seasonal workers in construction no longer qualifying for unemployment because many work a substantial amount of overtime in a single quarter. HB 319 increased the percentage of earnings that one could have in a single quarter, thus allowing seasonal workers to be eligible for unemployment again.” In an industry such as construction where much of the work is seasonal, this will help carry various individuals through the winter months, assuring they have all they need to adequately provide for family and loved ones. “This well-designed solution prevents what could have been a serious employment and economic problem in many areas of the state, so it comes as a huge relief for tens of thousands of seasonal workers and for their employers,” said Senator Lisa Baker.