Mascaro would like to share with you some of our newsworthy happenings. Check back for updates to see what our company and people are accomplishing.
Three Mascaro projects were selected as finalists for the MBA Building Excellence Awards (r-l):
The winner will be announced at the February 27, 2020, Evening of Excellence. To learn more about the event, visit: https://www.mbawpa.org/events/the-construction-industry-evening-of-excellence/
This year Michael Mascaro participated in the CEO Soak to benefit the ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter. The event was able to raise $97,000 for those in the community living with ALS. Check out the video.
We are honored to be in first place for the 2019 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Top Workplaces. The organizations are ranked based on surveys completed by employees that cover factors such as: alignment, effectiveness, connection, and engagement. Check out our announcement video.
Congratulations Amanda for receiving a Workplace Wellness Champion award! This honor is bestowed on individuals who are working to advance the physical, mental, and fiscal health of employees and their families. This is the first year that the Pittsburgh Business Times held the Workplace Wellness Champion awards. To learn more about Amanda and what she has done for Mascaro, please visit: https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2019/05/19/workplace-wellness-champion-amanda-rudd-helped.html
In the last five years, the Gentlemen's Night Out has raised over $500,000 for the National Aviary. The benefit was held at the Heinz Field Champions Club last week. For more information please, visit: https://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2019/02/11/Gentlemen-Night-Out-National-Aviary-Heinz-Field-Pittsburgh-Steelers-birds-SEEN/stories/201902110003
Abie Abraham VA Clinic and Penn State Steidle Building Renewal were recognized at this year's Construction Industry Evening of Excellence. Congratulations to all of the team members that worked on these projects and made them a success. Penn State Steidle won the MBA Excellence Award for Renovation Construction Over $10 Million. Additional information on Penn State Steidle can be found here.
The AIA-MBA Joint Committee unanimously voted to bestow the 2018 James Kling Fellowship Award to Jack Mascaro. The award was established to recognize individuals who exemplify collaboration between the design and construction professions and bridge the gap between the two sides. The prestigious award will be presented at The Construction Industry Evening of Excellence on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Heinz Field. More information on the award can be found here: http://www.aiambajointcommittee.org/
The Mascaro family has personally witnessed the effects of ALS and its impact on a loved one. Mascaro has signed a five-year commitment as presenting sponsor for the ALS Assocation. For more information, please visit: http://webwpawv.alsa.org/site/PageNavigator/WPAWV_enews_local_highlights.html
Mascaro was at the groundbreaking ceremony for the AHN Cancer Institute - Beaver. The new 33,600 square foot facility will deliver expert outpatient cancer care to the community.
Biophilia is the connection of humans to natural elements. Research has shown that the simple presence of natural elements in the work environment can act as a buffer against the negative impact of job stress and positively impact general well-being. Multiple studies find that spaces that incorporate biophilic elements such as vegetation and natural scents provide improved cognitive ability, lower stress levels, and increased happiness. For ideas on how to incorporate biophilia into the workplace: https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/10231-workplace-biophilic-design.html
The new 30-credit program will be hosted through Pitt's Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, which was founded by Jack Mascaro. "He [Jack Mascaro] gave momentum to all of the sustainability programs going on, the sustainability center, the year of sustainability," said David Sanchez. "You could say it was a natural evolution, but it was also something that was heavily championed by Jack Mascaro, there's no doubt the center has been the key for sustainability at Pitt for longer than I can remember." For the complete story: https://pittnews.com/article/127202/top-stories/pitt-unveils-sustainable-engineering-masters-program/
Ricky Okraszewski with KML Carpenters led an ICRA training program at Mascaro. Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) training teaches procedures from containing the work area, HAZMAT, and controlling exposure to communicating with hospital personnel and how to work within site-specific considerations.
The days of superintendents having to return to the job trailer to handwrite reports are over! Training on the Raken app was held for Mascaro superintendents. It allows field personnel to create their daily report with an iPad or iPhone while walking the jobsite. Raken tracks weather automatically, allows for photos and documents to be uploaded to a report, and the entering of manhours and subconsultant information is done at the click of a button. With voice-to-text, descriptions of the work accomplished can be completed efficiently. Raken is a major time saver. Mascaro began using this program on the Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center. After much success, it went on to be used at several other projects. It is now becoming a Mascaro corporate standard. Keep an eye on the Mascaro website for additional information. A recent article on the app can be found here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2017/12/05/how-raken-helps-facilitate-major-construction-projects/#1fa5ea9e57ba
Mascaro employees took calls for the 10th Annual "DVE Rocks Children's" radiothon. The two-day radiothon raised a record-breaking $814,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, August 29 for thenew Veterans Affairs Butler Health Care Center. The new location includes primary care, specialty care, mental health, dental, and more. It officially opened for veterans on September 5th.
A Mascaro Construction Company, LP crew made an exciting discovery at the former Carnegie Library next to the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh! The portraits, painted in the 1940s by Pittsburgh artist Elizabeth Black, had been hidden behind plaster since the 1960s. The following video provides more detail.
The Museum is spearheading the renovation of this historic building, with the goal of opening in January 2019.