Inaugural trains depart downtown Raleigh’s new Union Station

July 16, 2018

RUS-Train-at-the-stationThe first trains departed Raleigh’s new Union Station for Charlotte early Tuesday morning, marking the end of years of planning and construction that went into the project.

Clancy & Theys and Skanska, in association with Holt Brothers Construction, completed the state-of-the-art project in April. Union Station will now serve as a multi-modal transportation hub and will help meet the needs of the area’s rapidly growing population.

The station’s modern and industrial features are reminiscent of the old Dillon Supply warehouse that once stood on the same lot. A 920-foot platform, a circular drive for picking up and dropping off passengers, cost-effective parking are all features of the new transportation hub.

Union Station will make it easier for people to travel and commute to and from other communities in our region. Four daily round trips from Raleigh to Charlotte are now available at Union Station, offering stops in Cary, Durham, Burlington, Greensboro, High Point, Salisbury and Kannapolis. Amtrak’s New York to Florida Silver Star line will also serve the new station.

Clancy & Theys is excited for the new opportunities Union Station will bring to downtown Raleigh and looks forward to continuing to help meet the growing needs of the region.

Read more about the opening of Union Station from the Triangle Business Journal here.

Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown awarded LEED Silver certification

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The Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown, a Clancy & Theys project, was recently awarded the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. LEED is the most widely used green building system rating in the world and is a globally recognized symbol of sustainable achievement.

The approximately 144,000-square foot hotel opened in 2017 and is equipped with all the typical Residence Inn amenities, in addition to two street-level restaurants, a rooftop bar and pedestrian access to an existing parking garage.

Situated on a 0.52-acre lot on South Salisbury Street in downtown Raleigh, the 10-story, 175-room hotel is popular among those attending events at the nearby convention center.

RI_RDURX_10th&Terrace_PatioSkyline_7232017During construction, Clancy & Theys’ Virtual Design and Construction (VD+C) team was able to address the heavy traffic in the area by modeling the utilities to identify conflicts, allowing them to tackle any potential issues prior to beginning underground utility work.

The hotel is owned and managed by Summit Hospitality Group of Raleigh, which owns and operates 18 hotel and restaurant properties in North Carolina.

Clancy & Theys is thrilled to help Raleigh accommodate its growing tourist population in a sustainable way. As always, we are proud to have been awarded LEED certification, and we will continue to work toward this achievement on future projects.

Clancy & Theys breaks company record for HUB participation with North Ridge Elementary project

June 18, 2018

Clancy & Theys has broken a company record for historically underutilized business (HUB) participation with North Ridge Elementary School in Raleigh, a project for Wake County Public School Systems (WCPSS). The Clancy & Theys team is working with WCPSS to replace the current school with a state-of-the-art facility designed specifically to meet the needs of North Ridge students and staff.

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The project achieved a 57% HUB participation rate, surpassing the goal of 20% agreed upon by WCPSS and Clancy & Theys. 17 first-tier and 16 second-tier Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) subcontractors and suppliers are participating in the North Ridge Elementary project.

“We are thrilled to have exceeded our goal by such a large margin,” said Debra Connolly, diversity coordinator at Clancy & Theys. “We wanted to secure the most qualified and certified subcontractors in order to bring the most competitive bid to the table for this project, and we are proud to say we succeeded.”

HUB certifications are granted to companies owned and operated at least 51% by a minority group. The intention of the certification program is for these companies to gain exposure to state procurement and contracting opportunities for which they might not have been traditionally selected.

During the bidding process for the North Ridge Elementary project, Clancy & Theys sought the participation of HUB’s through advertisements, outreach sessions and trade events where companies could prequalify for approval to bid on the project.

Clancy & Theys encourages MBE subcontractors to register with the North Carolina HUB office and become certified. Connolly often assists HUB’s with obtaining their certification, allowing them to bid on projects with Clancy & Theys and a variety of other local companies. Along with providing information on who to contact to secure opportunities, Clancy & Theys offers other workshops, bonding assistance, payroll programs and bid packaging initiatives that help these companies succeed.

As more subcontractors and suppliers obtain their HUB certifications, Clancy & Theys anticipates increasing MBE participation on its various construction projects. We are extremely proud of breaking our record for HUB participation with this project and, as always, are honored to work with HUB’s to foster diversity within the construction community.

 

 

 

Clancy & Theys helps bring higher education to Central Florida community

June 29, 2018

Faced with a tight deadline and unique needs, Valencia College selected Clancy & Theys as the construction manager tasked with building its new Poinciana Campus. Not only did Valencia College leaders want the campus to be ready for the fall 2017 semester, they had a vision of a campus that represented the predominantly Hispanic community’s culture.
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Clancy & Theys worked closely with the design team from DLR Group on the three-building project, which also included parking and landscaped areas, to ensure there was a distinguishable tie between the campus and the community.

The project’s first building is a 64,000 square foot, three-story facility housing student services, administrative offices, conference rooms, a cafeteria, classrooms, a science lab and a culinary lab. Another building was constructed nearby to house the college’s Central Utility Plant.

The final building houses the 11,000-square foot Center for Accelerated Training, which offers flexible lab spaces that can be used to help meet the needs of the community.

Prior to the opening of the Poinciana campus of Valencia College, the community had one of the lowest rates in the state of Florida for secondary education for its students. This campus provides accessible, high-quality secondary education to the people of the Poinciana community.

This project was extremely memorable to the Clancy & Theys team. Not only did the team work seamlessly with other contractors and designers to meet tight deadlines and overcome significant challenges on this project, but we also helped provide new opportunities for students in the Poinciana community.

Read more about the project in this month’s edition of Building Central Florida here.

Clancy & Theys partners with Happy Tooth Foundation to fight food insecurity

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Clancy & Theys’ Charlotte office recently partnered with the Happy Tooth Foundation, a non-profit committed to pursuing opportunities for all youth to develop healthy bodies and minds. The foundation works to address the lack of food security that many children face when school is out for the summer.

Studies have shown that children in food insecure homes are more likely to suffer from mental or physical problems, in addition to having more trouble academically. A stable source of food throughout the year helps children focus and succeed in many aspects of life.

35303736_10213556630562371_6533959422719295488_nThrough its “Yes I Can” summer triathlon camp, the Happy Tooth Foundation helps provide food security for children, while also promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. Clancy & Theys’ Charlotte team provided snacks and drinks for the campers, who participate daily in swimming, cycling and running activities. Campers also work on reading and math and learn about healthy food and lifestyle choices.

Angela Gillon, an employee in the Clancy & Theys Charlotte office, is an Instructor for the American Red Cross. She volunteered at the camp, teaching the children about camp safety and how to respond to emergencies. Not only did the kids have a great time learning about safety, they were able to play safely at camp thanks to Angela.

Clancy & Theys is proud to work with an organization promoting health and wellness to children from at-risk populations. As always, our goal is to make the communities we help build better, not only through construction, but also through partnerships with initiatives like the Happy Tooth Foundation.

First tenant signs on to latest Clancy & Theys Charlotte project

RenderingJune 14, 2018

American Security Mortgage has signed on as the first tenant for 150 Providence, Clancy & Theys’ high-end boutique office project in Charlotte. As the demand for office space in the city continues to rise, the mortgage lender was eager to secure space in this new, state-of-the-art development.

The 41,574 square-foot office complex in Myers Park will be developed on the former site of the Novant Health Bradford Clinic, which recently moved to a new location. Acquired by Bucci Development in March 2016, the 1.4-acre site sits at the corner of Providence Road and Colonial Avenue, just outside of Charlotte’s Midtown.

The building’s lobby will feature high-end finishes such as a granite wall feature, large format tile and LED lighting. American Security Mortgage will lease 15,218 square feet – the entire third floor – of the office building. The company is excited to offer “…a workplace to empower and enable [their] best-in-class team to not only provide industry-best excellence but also exceed the expectations of [their] customers.”

Clancy & Theys is working alongside BB+M Architecture on the 150 Providence project, which is slated for completion in late 2019. Featuring unbeatable views and walkability to some of Charlotte’s best neighborhoods, 150 Providence will be in the heart of growth, culture and access.

Clancy & Theys is excited to be a part of this unique project and, as always, to provide unique workplaces that allow local companies to thrive and grow.

Read more about 150 Providence from the Charlotte Business Journal here.

Design Finalized for Clancy & Theys’ Downtown Wilmington Park Project

May 25, 2018

After a thorough public input campaign, design details have been finalized for North Waterfront Park, Clancy & Theys’ latest Wilmington project. The park will span 6.6 acres along Wilmington’s historic Riverwalk, offering a greenspace for recreation and events.

Land for the park was purchased in 2013, and city officials have worked diligently to gather feedback from Wilmington residents about what they want to see included in the park.

NWP with BIM overlayAccording to Parks and Recreation Director of Community Services Amy Beatty, this project will ensure a safe, clean place for citizens and visitors to enjoy Wilmington’s scenic riverfront. The vibrant space will invite more recreation opportunities to the city, drawing more Wilmington residents and tourists downtown.

In addition to greenspace and lawns, the park will feature numerous amenities, including:

  • Concert venue and festival space operated by Live Nation
  • Playground and splash pad
  • Large public plaza
  • Trails and gardens
  • Public art

Clancy & Theys will continue to work closely with the City of Wilmington and architecture firm Hargreave-Jones on the park, which is slated to open to the public in 2020.

As the city continues to grow, North Waterfront Park will have a critical impact on Wilmington’s urban environment and economy. Clancy & Theys is honored to be a part of this development that will foster a stronger community for years to come.

See more details about North Waterfront Park from the City of Wilmington here.