Membership: The National Safety Council

Reeves Young recently became members of The National Safety Council because we take safety seriously. The NSC’s goal is to eliminate injuries and deaths at work and in the home, communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

The NSC offers many benefits, such as thousands of safety resources, free or discounted training classes, safety materials, safety talks and more. Partnering with the NSC shows that we are serious about expanding our safety culture as we continue to experience tremendous growth in the company and industry.

If you are interested in becoming a member or want to learn more, visit the NSC’s website here: https://www.nsc.org/

Intern Expo 2019

The Second Annual Intern Expo took place on Thursday, July 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the HUB, or Reeves Young training room. The expo is an opportunity for our 19 interns to share their internship experience with both peers and Reeves Young employees. Each intern was stationed at a table along with their presentation board for Reeves Young employees to view the presentation, discuss project(s), and ask questions. This not only allows our interns to reflect on their great accomplishments from the summer, but also serves as a way to assess the overall internship experience for the enhancement of our program.

At Reeves Young, our interns are valuable employees, and we commend them for putting time and hard work into their internships and presentations. After interns were assessed by their colleagues on their content, subject knowledge, communication skills, and creativeness, our three voted winners this year are…

1st Place – Lindsey Adams, Preconstruction

2nd Place – Parker Everson, Marketing

3rd Place – Brendan McCormack, Water Resources

Thank you to our Summer 2019 Interns! We are so incredibly proud of your hard work and accomplishments. If this sounds fun, join us next summer – apply online at https://www.reevesyoung.com/careers/internship/.

A Day in the Life: Preconstruction + Program Manager

Charlie Whiting has been with Reeves Young since 2011 and is currently a Preconstruction + Program Manager. However, he did not follow a straight path to get to this point.

Whiting worked solely in Preconstruction from 2011-2016. Then, he moved out into the field as an Assistant Project Manager and an Owner’s Representative (or Program Manager) after transferring from the commercial side of the firm when it was known as Potts. An owner’s rep works on behalf of the developer to manage the design team and the General Contractor. Whiting was the owner’s rep for the Hyatt House in Nashville. However, over time he slowly phased out of this role and found his way back to preconstruction.

Right now, Whiting is currently working on the City Hall Complex in Conyers, GA (a special project since this is his hometown), two hotel towers for the Atlantic Station Dual Brand project, the Hyatt Centric at Lenox Mall, the Chamblee Police Headquarters, and the Hyatt Place project in Atlanta.

One thing that we regularly hear around the office is preconstruction employees calling subcontractors. But, what does that mean exactly? Reeves Young subcontracts various project work, such as flooring and electricity, to other firms. For example, we will subcontract a group to pour concrete for us instead of pouring it ourselves since we do not necessarily have the necessary equipment in-house to do so. Not only does this allow us to get the project done faster, but it also helps with the pricing aspect of the preconstruction process.

Whiting enjoys working at Reeves Young for its high energy, project exposure, and fast pace. However, Whiting stated that what really sets Reeves Young apart from other contractor’s is that it is a really fun place to work.

“Everybody works hard and has a ton of stuff to do in this industry, but Reeves Young has found good people to do it with by identifying what our culture is and trying to foster that in our environment as we continue to bring on new members,” exclaimed Whiting.

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Project Site Spotlight: Hyatt Place Centennial Olympic Park

This commercial project is located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta off Luckie Street. It is within walking distance to Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Let’s check out some of the highlights from our visit below:

The Hyatt is going to be an 182,000 SF hotel, offer over 150 rooms on 11 different floors, feature an elevated pool, fitness center, and lobby with full bar & food service, 2,500 SF of meeting space, retail, and provide over 90 parking spaces. While we were there, HVAC systems were being installed, carpet and tile were being laid, furniture was being arranged, cement was being poured, and drywall was going up.

Fun Fact: A fire extinguisher must be located every 3,000 SF in order to comply with safety codes and regulations. (Photo/Emma Toland, EToland@reevesyoung.com)
RY pays attention to detail — even with the parking deck guard rail! (Photo/Emma Toland, EToland@reevesyoung.com)
This photo gives a sneak peak into the aquarium that will be installed in the Hyatt’s lobby. (Photo/Emma Toland, EToland@reevesyoung.com)

If you want to see more about the Hyatt Place in Atlanta, as well as other current projects, follow us on Instagram @Reeves.Young. We regularly highlight project sites, events, and more!

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