Day has more than double the number of home cooking fires than an average day
according to the U.S. Fire Administration. In fact, each year more than 4,000 fires
occur on Thanksgiving Day. "Unattended cooking is the leading cause of
Thanksgiving Day home fires, and it's easy to understand why," said Red
Cross preparedness expert Heidi Taylor. "People can easily become
distracted and lose track of what's happening in the kitchen when they are
enjoying spending time with family and friends."
help prevent home fires this Thanksgiving, the Red Cross suggests the following
Keep potholders and food wrappers at
least three feet away from heat sources while cooking
Wear tighter fitting clothing with
shorter sleeves when cooking
Make sure all stoves, ovens, and
ranges have been turned off when you leave the kitchen
Set timers to keep track of turkeys and
other food items that require extended cooking times
Turn handles of pots and pans on the
stove inward to avoid accidents
After guests leave, designate a
responsible adult to walk around the home making sure that all candles and
smoking materials are extinguished
with the best preparation and precautions, accidents can happen. Thanksgiving
is high time for cooking related burns. Minor burns can be treated easily if
you remember to save the butter for the rolls and not a burn. For a superficial
burn, cool the area by running it under cold water until the heat eases and
then loosely cover the burn with a sterile dressing.
Concrete Group is excited to be receiving the Carolinas Chapter ABC Eagle Award
(Excellence in Construction) for Duke Cameron Parking Deck. The project
won in the category for concrete projects over $10M. The Excellence in
Construction Awards celebration honors Carolinas members’ most innovative and
high quality construction projects, and safety programs.
The Duke Cameron parking
garage, designed by Walker Parking, the engineer of record, created a very
challenging 2,000 car structural concrete parking structure. The 775,000 sq.
ft. structure was completed in 12 months. The aggressive schedule proved
challenging with the design requiring very strenuous specification
requirements, calling for very specific quality control measures start to
finish to produce the desired finished product for Duke University. A separate
QA/QC person was hired to be at the site full time to test every truck for the
deck pours at the end of the pump, correct and timely installation of
reinforcement and post tensioned cables and double check the reinforcing
subcontractor’s daily installations.
12 month schedule was challenging, but Donley’s Concrete Group’s daily planning
and first run study reviews became the key to the safety, scheduling and
success of this project. Through use of maturity meter testing for in place
concrete strength and visual planning tools for daily tasks, the team was able
to use their valuable time in the most productive way possible.
obvious challenge of the project was working on this massive structure within a
fully operating campus. The overall logistics of the site, schedules,
deliveries and safety became paramount with students and faculty constantly
moving around the construction site in close proximity. The solution to working
on a fully operating campus was to implement night concrete pours. A large
majority of the concrete that was placed on the parking decks was placed at
night, with concrete pours between 500 to 600 cubic yards per placement and
taking 8 hours to place.
With the many challenges
faced in the beginning, Donley's utilized scheduling tools to manage the team
and complete construction. Which in the end, helped Donley's team finished the
job three weeks ahead of schedule.
Donley’s, LLC is making great progress on the 260,000 sq.
ft. Howard Community College East Parking Deck, which will provide much needed parking
for 750 vehicles on the College’s campus.
Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and the Donley’s-Turner project team
topping off of the Health Education Campus building last Friday. After the
topping off ceremony, we also honored a few team members with awards.
Richmond – Donley’s announced today that Clay Haselden has joined its concrete
division, enhancing the organization’s concrete services growth in Virginia.
Haselden brings a wealth of experience within the concrete construction
industry, having spent more than 30 years managing projects in Virginia and the
Southeast. In his role as Senior Project Manager, he will oversee project work
and help lead the growth of the organization’s concrete division in Virginia.
primarily known for its Construction Management and Design Build Parking Deck
services in the Mid-Atlantic, Donley’s Concrete Group’s (DCG) work in Ohio and
the Carolinas has resulted in the firm being named to the top 20 concrete
contractors nationally in the recently released Engineering News-Record
annual listing of specialty contractors. DCG is currently completing the
concrete work at VCU Health’s Community Memorial Hospital Replacement project
in South Hill, Virginia.
Weinfurther, leader of Donley’s Mid-Atlantic office, stated, “Clay’s wealth of
experience and industry knowledge will be key to our growth in Virginia. Hiring
someone of his tenure in the industry is a sign of our commitment to becoming a
leading concrete service provider in Virginia. As our repeat business in
construction management and design build with organizations across the state
has confirmed, we are focused on delivering high quality solutions with genuine
people. We are fortunate that we were able to find someone of Clay’s caliber to
fulfill this role.”
Congratulations to Donley’s Concrete Group on ranking #20 in ENR’s Top Firms in Concrete specialty category and advancing 62 spaces to rank #225 on the Top 600 Specialty Contractors list.
Oatey celebrated the grand opening of its new 47,000 sq. ft.
building last week. The building designed by Vocon and built by Donley’s
Inc. was designed to foster collaboration, efficiency and innovation. The
project came in on time and on budget, the four most prized words regarding
construction. However, the grand opening was not the only event to be
celebrated, it also happens to be their 100th year in business which coincides with our 75th year.
Gary Oatey, executive chairman reflected on the opening and their 100th
year, “this really is Believeland. Oatey stops to honor the past, build on its
strengths and pave the road to the future looking forward to the next 100 years
of innovation and progress.” Congrats Oatey! https://goo.gl/HlUHvB
Summa Health has hired Donley’s and Shook Construction, a
joint venture, to provide construction management services for the new bed
tower for Summa Health’s Akron City Hospital.
The scope of the project, part of Summa’s recently announced
$350 million facility plan, includes the construction of a new six-story,
331,000-square-foot west bed tower. The new tower will serve as the hospital’s
new main entrance and will house two 36-bed medical/surgical units with all
private rooms, a breast center, eight new operating rooms, 65 same-day surgery
rooms and a women’s health center that includes a 36-bed post-partum unit.
Read more about this project and our joint venture here:
MetroHealth opens new Health & Surgery Center to service
southern Cuyahoga county. Donley’s engaged as construction manager at risk and
began construction May 12 2015. The project had its fair share of challenges:
environmental issues around wetland location and bat roosting, the site
location overlapping two municipalities, and a very aggressive schedule. These
challenges were met with progressive collaboration from MetroHealth, Signet
Development, CBLH, and Pespectus teams, as well as Brecksville and Broadview
heights municipalities, RTA, and ODOT. The building was constructed in less
than 12 months which required a strong commitment of team and purpose. “This
was a real public-private partnership - and that’s what it took to make this
project a reality.” Check out more from the article featured in Properties Magazine's Octobers Issue https://goo.gl/xA8BON
to Terry Donley!
Congratulations Terry Donley on your induction to the CEA
Hall of Fame and recognition with The Guardian Award! This honor celebrates Terry’s contribution to
the construction industry and CEA.
Right after, graduating from Miami University, Terry went to
work for Donley’s Construction as a carpenter, then worked his way through a
variety of field positions, gaining a thorough understanding of the business.
After a lifelong involvement with the company, at age 37, Terry became company
president in 1968.
After 28 years as president, Terry became chairman of
Donley’s in 1996. He has been a CEA board member for more than 30 years,
including four as president (1998-2002). He served as president of both the
Carpenter Contractors Association and the Concrete Contractors Association, and
regularly took a lead role in bargaining with the Carpenters, Cement Masons
Today, at 87 years of age, his passion for work and people
are reflected in the way he still likes to get out in the field to both connect
with customers and staff and check on the progress of the jobs. He has long
understood, practiced and preached that building and maintaining a healthy
relationship with labor Is essential to good construction and good business,
and at the end of the day he knows and acts on the principle that ''the
relationship is more Important than the deal".