Moss Construction Co.’s Moss Foundation raised $415,000 through its 10th annual golf tournament. The funds are headed for eight nonprofits in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area. Bob Moss, Moss Construction founder and chairman, presented checks alongside Moss Foundation board members Albert Miranda and Michelle Daniels, including: $35,000 to ARC Broward, $30,000 to Operation 300, $25,000 to the Boys and Girls Club Palm Beach County, $25,000 to Broward County’s Make Our Schools Safe, $150,000 to Every Mother’s Advocate, $60,000 to Martin County PAL, $50,000 to the Florida Sheriff’s Association, $40,000 to Honor Flight and $30,000 to the West Palm Beach Fire Dept. More than 300 attendees and 272 golfers participated in the tournament that spanned two courses at Trump National Golf Club in Doral. In 10 years, the foundation’s flagship fundraiser has resulted in donations of more than $1 million. The firm has also donated $15,000 in other funds to establish the Moss & Associates Aggie Scholarship in Construction Science at Texas A&M University. Funds will be used to provide scholarships to full-time students pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees from the university’s department of construction science, with the Construction Industry Advisory Council donating $10,000 in matching funds for an original scholarship total of $25,000.
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The city of Tampa marked Kimmins Contracting Corp.’s centennial anniversary with “Kimmins Contracting Day” on Oct. 25, recognizing the civil construction firm’s 100th year in business, marking a high point in the company’s yearlong commemoration of its work keeping Tampa Bay’s infrastructure and utility services operating, expanding and improving. Mayor Jane Castor presented the proclamation to Joe Williams, Kimmins president, who has been with the firm for more than 40 years, including 25 years at the helm. In recent years, the firm’s headline projects include new roads for Water Street, the replacement of the water main for Harbour Island, demolishing a parking garage at Tampa International Airport and renovating South Tampa’s Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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CROFT & Associates’ mountain biking crew spent several months taking a hands-on approach in leading the development of community service projects to restore the parks and trails where they ride. Several team members volunteered at Allatoona Creek Park to help Cobb County Parks and SORBA West Georgia (The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association) with trail maintenance via a cleanup day leading to the restoration of a wooden bridge. Through the two-day service project, the team completed an aluminum truss bridge at the park.
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Brasfield & Gorrie has topped out the Clemson University Alumni & Visitors Center, a milestone marking work so far on the five-story, 98,000-sq-ft structure. Work has included moving 8,000 tons of dirt, pouring 2,800 cu yd of concrete, setting 2,500 pieces of steel and placing 300,000 lb of cross-laminated timber. Serving as construction manager, Brasfield & Gorrie’s Greenville, S.C., office is spearheading the project, and the firm has worked for more than 30 years in Upstate South Carolina, establishing its brick-and-mortar headquarters in Greenville in 2013. The new center will house numerous programs, including the Clemson Alumni Association, the Class of 1944 Visitors Center, the Board of Trustees Office, Clemson University Foundation, the Admissions and Michelin Career Center as well as a golf pro shop. Brasfield & Gorrie is working with Goodwyn Mills Cawood and Cooper Carry on the project set for completion in the third quarter of 2024.
Fifth-generation, 135-year-old civil engineering firm Schoel has moved to new offices in Huntsville, Ala., expanding its presence in the city where the firm has seen significant personnel expansion as well. On Nov. 28, Schoel cut the ribbon on the new offices, where more than 50 in-house civil engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects and environmental professionals will be headquartered. The firm’s local impact can be seen in recent projects like Stovehouse, Twickenham Square, Mars Music Hall, the New Kids Space at John Hunt Park, the Huntsville Botanical Gardens Welcome Center and the Lincoln Mill redevelopment. Schoel has offices in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Ala., and employs more than 100 professionals. The firm was founded in 1888 by Herman Schoel of Germany and helped build Birmingham from the ground up.