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YOUR PERIODIC UPDATE FROM BOZZUTO CONSTRUCTION

 

FROM THE DESK OF
Fall 2013

 

The future of the United States construction industry is at a turning point.  Our skilled labor force is shrinking and it is up to us to make a change.   As a board member of the Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation (MCCEI), we are striving to build a stronger workforce to meet the rapidly changing demands of Maryland’s dynamic construction industry.  We are looking for ways to encourage America’s youth to get interested in jobs that involve skilled labor, such as electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, welders, machinists, carpenters, painters, etc.  
    
Recently our Chairman and CEO Tom Bozzuto testified before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on this very issue.  In his testimony, Tom said, “I propose a public awareness campaign on how skilled labor jobs are honorable professions, not dead end job.  These professions are life long career options that are stable and well paying for those who apply themselves.”
  
The MCCEI is working to change federal education policies and encourage students to obtain apprenticeships and jobs that involve skilled labor.  We need to improve the nation’s network of Career and Technical Education schools (CTE).  These centers suffer from a bad image as the place where kids go if they can’t get into college.  CTE centers must be elevated to the same level as the arts, music, science and engineering magnet schools.  
    
Bozzuto Construction is committed to this cause.  We need a vibrant workforce that will build the projects of the future and create great communities for us all.  
 

Mike Schlegel  |  President, Bozzuto Construction | mschlegel@bozzuto.com
 

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GET TO KNOW

 


Kelly Wallace
Construction Executive, Bozzuto Construction Company

As Construction Executive for Bozzuto Construction Company, Kelly provides valuable input and expertise during the project planning and pre-construction phases for our projects.  He is responsible for field operations on large complicated projects, including site logistics, schedule, safety, subcontractor coordination, civic engagement and owner relations, Kelly directs and coordinates the efforts of the superintendents on site.  He plays a vital role in assisting the pre-construction managers and estimating group.  Kelly can be found in the field…and in a classroom. He is involved with corporate training and teaches an in house scheduling class for project managers and superintendents.    
    
Chairing the Superintendent Steering Committee, Kelly and his team look at how they can improve the processes and ultimately their product on an ongoing basis.  They serve as a voice in offering advice to the senior leadership.
    
Kelly is busy developing and improving standards for Bozzuto Construction Company.  In working with the Project Management Steering Committee and the Training Committee, the teams are developing new training courses and standardizing the field processes.  This “will improve our organization by adding predictability & consistency among Bozzuto projects. It also allows us to promote the use of best practices across all of our projects, raising the standard. Implementing these changes will improve the quality of our service and ultimately the quality of our product.”
    
Kelly’s biggest accomplishment is the successful startup of the $107 million Monroe Street Market Place with the dedication and commitment of his team.  “I am looking forward to completing of the remainder of the development, which will add a significant destination to the vibrant Brookland community.”

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PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

 

 


Malvern – Eastside Flats Apartments

Located within a mixed-use community in downtown Malvern, Pennsylvania, Eastside Flats Apartments will contain 190 new apartment units.  The mid-rise apartments in the Malvern development will be situated above two levels of parking and 30,000 square feet of retail along East King Street.  
    
Amenities include a grand three-story luxurious clubhouse that boasts a beautifully landscaped patio and sparkling swimming pool located over the parking garage, fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and yoga area; a resident lounge, conference room, great room with kitchen and bar area for private and community events. Residents can enjoy a theater room for watching major sporting events and catching up on the latest releases, and three courtyards for active recreation or quiet reflection.  Additionally, Eastside offers controlled building access and parking garage, a business center and conference room, community-serving retail, 100% smoke-free building, a LEED certified and a pet-friendly community, and a short commute to the Malvern station on the Paoli-Thorndale line.  

“We are thrilled to introduce this mixed-use property to the Malvern community and highlight the unique urban and healthy lifestyle Eastside Flats has to offer,” David Della Porta, President, Cornerstone Communities Inc., said. “We are energized by the response we have had to this project and look forward to seeing the residents taking advantage of the community’s many amenities.”

Owned by Cornerstone Communities, Inc. and designed by Heffner Associates of Alexandria, VA, Eastside Flats is being constructed by Bozzuto Construction and is managed by Bozzuto Management.

Construction will be completed in winter of 2013

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IN THE PRESS

On Thursday, October 24, The Washington DC Chapter of the African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP) hosted its annual black tie affair at the Ronald Reagan Building to celebrate the accomplishments of the African Americans within the Washington DC commercial real estate industry.  
    
Bozzuto Construction’s Nannie Helen at 4800 community was honored with an award for outstanding achievement in an “Affordable Housing Development”.     The new mixed-use, 89,000 square-foot site features affordable housing for seniors, working families and individuals.  The construction includes 1,790 square feet of retail space, an adult center, fitness center, office space, and 70 affordable housing units, including one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
    
The project is helping to revitalize the Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings community.  

Client: Tony Wash of Awash Development
Architects:  Torti Gallas

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IN OUR COMMUNITY


 

On Saturday, September 28, The Bozzuto Group worked with the District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA) on its 21st Community Improvement Day at Lederer Gardens and Environmental Education Center near The Nannie Helen development, which BCC recently completed for Tony Wash and Gina Merritt, on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue in Washington, DC.
    
The DCBIA Community Improvement Day draws hundreds of volunteers and groups of architects together to create a space where children and community members can gather to learn, grow, eat, and play.
    
More than 25 Bozzuto employees rolled up their sleeves and spent the day building, planting, and constructing a beautiful “Play Garden” as a part of the master plan to beautify the Education Center and Youth Gardens.
    
One of the most apparent problems facing the Environmental Education Center and Youth Gardens was the site’s visibility.  A new façade was constructed to redirect visitors to the main entrance and welcome them to the center from Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue.  The team spent the day redesigning the community garden plots, installing better irrigation and shade structures for the community gardeners, creating a play path and cleaning up the landscape efforts throughout the site.   The Bozzuto Group is proud to be a member of the Nannie Helen Burroughs community.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 



 

 

November 14: MNCBIA Multifamily Trends Conference
The Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association’s (MNCBIA) Multifamily Trends Conference will be held on November 14 at 7:30am to 12pm. The event will be held at Tyson’s Corner Crowne Plaza Hotel. As a platinum sponsor, MNCBIA invited Bozzuto Group’s Julie Smith, President, Bozzuto Management Company, to be a featured speaker at the conference.  Please visit The Bozzuto Group Booth at the conference.  

November 25: BMAC
Toby Bozzuto has been invited to speak at the second Bisnow Multifamily Annual Conference on November 25 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC.
BMAC brings together more than 500 owners, developers, operators, investors, and professional services from across the US to discuss the state of the economy and housing, industry trends, how and what deals are getting done, the capital markets, outlook for new development, and how product is changing.

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