For the third quarter of 2019, KBS recognized two project teams for excelling in quality and safety.
The CARITAS team was given the Excellence in Safety award. The team includes: Ray Drake, superintendent; Amy Hale, project assistant; Marshall Parks, project engineer; Josh Pittman, assistant superintendent; and Michael Stephens, project manager.
“The project has had numerous OSHA inspections with no citations issued. Even an OSHA comprehensive inspection conducted by multiple Construction Safety and Health Officers (CSHO) was free of any citations. This is quite an accomplishment,” said Mark Lambert, corporate safety director.
CARITAS is rehabilitating a dilapidated cigarette manufacturing facility on Stockton Street into a 151,292-square-foot recovery center for the homeless and people recovering from addiction. The center will have 160 beds for women enrolled in the CARITAS Healing Place for Women, a substance abuse recovery program. The complex also will have 47 sober-living apartments for people transitioning from the substance abuse recovery program.
The Glenwood Ridge Apartments project team was given the Excellence in Quality award. The team includes: Johnny Allen, carpenter; John Glaspie, assistant superintendent; Whit Hanscom, project manager; Ben Khandan-Barani, project engineer; Bruce Rayburn, superintendent; and Faith Williams, project assistant.
“The Glenwood Ridge Apartment team has done an outstanding job of working through the design documents and the requirements of EarthCraft, VHDA and various manufacturers to make sure all installations contain all project requirements,” said Matt Kamstra, corporate quality director. “Constant review and evaluation in the field, as well as, frequent walks with project authorities have kept things moving smoothly while maintaining high levels of quality. The project team is focused on keeping their commitment to quality as they drive this project to the finish line!”
Glenwood Ridge Apartments, an 87,074-square-foot, 82-unit development in Richmond’s Chimborazo community. The development consists of two buildings built to an Earthcraft Gold Standard. Unlike suburban developments, common area amenities are located within the buildings, which include: a fitness room, computer room, leasing office, community room, food pantry and a central laundry facility. Additional outdoor amenities include a picnic shelter, playground and community garden.