December 2015

Wright State’s Nutter Center Celebrates 25 Years

2019-01-28T15:28:44-05:00December 28th, 2015|Community, Project News|

WSU Erwin J. Nutter Center

This month, Wright State University celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Erwin J. Nutter Center in Fairborn, Ohio. Why is this particularly important to Shook Construction? It is one of our most notable construction projects!

The 260,000 square foot, multi-use facility includes flexible seating capacity ranging from 2,200 seats to 13,000 seats.  We built this project from the top down, installing the structural steel before constructing the concourses and seating.

Main project elements included:

  • 63-acre site
  • 23,000 cubic yards of excavation
  • 700 tons re-steel
  • 14,700 cubic yards of concrete
  • 2,500 tons of structural steel

Vince Corrado, one of Shook’s past president, reflects that at a press conference before construction began, he committed to completing the project by December 1990. The university appreciated his commitment and we were sure to follow through despite two wet seasons that could have delayed construction.

In addition to Division 1 sports, the venue hosts ice shows, equestrian shows, professional tennis events, rock and pop concerts, circuses, moto sports, comedy, trade shows and consumer shows.

You can read more about the event and view additional photos here.

Indiana Safety Award Streak

2016-02-01T15:36:43-05:00December 8th, 2015|Awards, Client Service, Safety|

ICA Safety Awards

For the 5th year in a row, Shook received the Gold Summit Safety Award from the Indiana Construction Association (ICA) in the category of highway, heavy & utility prime contractor with less than 100,000 hours. The ICA stated that we received this honor because we integrate safety core business practices in our estimating and delivery systems, as well as our real-time driver safety monitoring program.

This award is significant in the construction industry and especially to our organization because it recognizes how well our jobsite personnel understand and apply our corporate safety program standards—all based on confidential surveys given to jobsite personnel. Our employees must indicate Shook’s safety program is best in class in order for the ICA to honor our efforts. The award once again confirms that our corporate management leads the safety efforts; and those efforts permeate into each of our field activities. We emphasize that every task should be performed safely–no matter how large or small that task is.

Our company culture has created an environment where our employees can come to work knowing their ability to go home in the same condition is a way of life–not just a wish.

Shook lives the culture that “Safely is the only way to work”!