The Daily Journal of Commerce honors excellence in the region's built environment
Two Chambers Construction projects are among the finalists in this year’s Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) Top Projects list. DJC named River Road/El Camino del Rio Elementary School and the Oakway Center mixed-use building that includes the new Hyatt hotel to the 2018 finalist list. We’re proud of these projects and what they’ve added to our community.
According to the DJC:
“Since its creation more than two decades ago, TopProjects has become an industry tradition as a way to measure excellence in the region’s built environment. In order to qualify for this year’s competition, projects were required to be substantially completed by Dec. 31, 2017.
The finalists now move to the competition’s judging phase. Projects in several categories – including public buildings, private buildings, infrastructure, transportation and renovation – will be evaluated by a panel of professionals from the local building industry.”
Oakway Center’s newest building started with a parking garage design and developed into a beautiful mixed-use project. The final result includes a pedestrian-friendly streetscape, restaurants, retail and a luxury hotel (with a rooftop bar that has, arguably, the best view in the city).
Eugene 4J’s light-filled and colorful new River Road/El Camino del Rio Elementary School offers a modern learning environment that will help students reach their potential. This technologically integrated school is a bilingual learning center that is energy-efficient, has larger classrooms for interactive education and ample common spaces for students and teachers to learn together.
Read at http://djcoregon.com/news/2018/03/05/djc-announces-2018-topprojects-finalists/
No Commercial Project is Too Small
Our new Small Projects Division brings the big expertise and resources of Chambers Construction to work for owners and clients with small commercial and industrial projects.
Nancy Thornton, a project manager with big experience leads the Small Projects Division team.
“I love the construction process,” Nancy says. “Every project is different and brings new challenges. I enjoy navigating those challenges alongside clients.”
Nancy starts the project by meeting onsite to understand the client’s needs. She wants to see and hear first hand how a client envisions their unique project. By serving as a thoughtful and considerate partner early, Nancy can create an intentional construction process for the job with clear guidelines and expectations.
Once the project’s scope is clear, Nancy sees it to completion – from working with sub-contractors to managing the daily schedule, being proactive and advocating for clients and owners all along the way.
“I always want to give owners the best info to make decisions,” she adds. “Whether the owner comes to us with a clear vision or needs help figuring out what’s possible, I’m here to help.”
Do you have a project that might be a fit for our Small Projects Division? Give Nancy a call! 541-743-8650.
Nancy has been in the construction industry for 20 years. She’s married and has two kids. She and her husband are avid Duck fans, they enjoy camping, hiking and all things outdoors.
"We filled both wish lists and added a few goodies as well."
Chambers Construction was excited to participate in the 2017 Holiday Giving Program at Womenspace. Project Engineer Cassandra Dare worked with the team at Womenspace to identify two families we could sponsor.
Women’s Space is a local nonprofit that serves victims and survivors of domestic violence in intimate partner relationships. They provide emergency crisis intervention to help victims and their children escape the immediate danger of abusive relationships, but also provide support services that help them transform from victims into survivors who have reclaimed their lives and live without violence and fear of further abuse.
The wish lists from our chosen families were short, however, with the help of Chambers employees and a generous donation from Chambers Construction, we filled both wish lists and added a few goodies as well.
"That’s a win-win for our community and our businesses."
The Bethel and Junction City School districts will receive grants for career technician education courses. As a strong supporter of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, we think this is a great investment in our local middle and high schools.
In an article from the Register Guard, Alisha Roemeling reported, “Examples of CTE classes — once known as vocational courses — include construction technology, engineering, business management, early childhood development, computer sciences, robotics, engineering, culinary arts and more.”
These kinds of courses help students pursue careers in that are in high demand and pay a living wage right out of high school. That’s a win-win for our community and our businesses.
"This community tradition raises money to benefit Willamalane’s free summer playground program for kids."
Eighteen Chambers employees, family and friends walked and jogged in the Willamalane Park and Recreation District Turkey Stuffer this year. The Thanksgiving morning started out sunny and warm and ended with a group of soggy finishers, all glowing from their accomplishments!
This community tradition raises money to benefit Willamalane’s free summer playground program for kids. Participants can run or walk a flat 5K course through a beautiful and quiet residential neighborhood. The event is open to all ages and families and friends are encouraged to participate together.
After the race, participants can spend some time enjoying the waves at Splash! at Lively Park at no charge.
"Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of services in Oregon."
Chambers Construction is proud to be a drop off site for the Red Cross Veterans Comfort Kit campaign. Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of services in Oregon and Southwest Washington, bringing support to those who have valiantly served our country by assembling comfort kits for local Veterans. To participate, bring by toiletry items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, first aid kits, hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, conditioner and any others before November 8.
"Chambers Construction supports Eugene Civic Alliance."
Do you remember the first time you played on a “nice” field? It’s a pretty special feeling and one we hope all kids in our community experience. That’s why Chambers Construction supports Eugene Civic Alliance. Civic Park’s field will carry on the legacy that Civic Stadium left behind as a place where local athletes can experience the joy of playing the sports they love on their home turf. The field at Civic Park will be located on the west side of the site, between Willamette Street and the KIDSPORTS Fieldhouse. To ensure that the field is durable and available for use in the winter months, it will be constructed out of synthetic turf. https://eugenecivicalliance.org/inside-civic-the-field/
"People could vote for one of our brawesome entries."
This year Chambers Construction had two entries in Bras For Cause! People could vote for one of our brawesome entries – Hammer out Cancer and Bra-Lesque Marquee with a $1 donation that benefits the Oregon Cancer Foundation.
“Hammer out Cancer” features: ** Blue prints of a mammogram machine. ** Little miniature hammer tools ** Yellow caution tape lacing/edging ** Miniature Chambers Construction hard hats on the straps. ** Miniature rolled up construction plans. ** Miniature tool box.
‘Bra-Lesque Marquee’ features: ** Light up lettering spelling the word ‘CURE’ ** Miniature construction crane with lights ** Chain with pink symbol of breast cancer awareness. ** As well as sparkly beading and blue feathers.
"This was our 13th year and, as always, we were happy to participate in a great event for a great cause."
Two Chambers Construction teams participated in the Northwest Christian University golf tournament at Shadow Hills Country Club. We were also presenting sponsors of the event. This was our 13th year and as always we were happy to participate in a great event for a great cause.
NCU is a University that fosters wisdom, faith and service through excellent academic programs within a Christ-centered community. It has 766 enrolled students with an average class size of 16 students. Studies offered include accounting, business administration, exercise science, psychology and teacher education. The university is a complement to our faith filled community.
"The new building will bring some of LTD’s maintenance staff and equipment to the district headquarters."
The new Lane Transit District (LTD) maintenance building is taking shape in Glenwood. The new maintenance office and larger bus lot will help to accommodate LTD’s first all-electric buses.
Currently maintenance staff for LTD’s downtown Eugene, University of Oregon, Springfield, Gateway and other stations are spread across the 10 LTD stations. The new building will bring some of LTD’s maintenance staff and equipment to the district headquarters.
The bus lot re-striping is already adding to the efficiency of LTD’s operations as well. We are happy to be part of this excellent project with Lane Transit District and PIVOT Architecture.