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Stihl USA New Headquarters AIA Hard Hat Tour

Janice
Events, General News, Technology
As Stihl nears completion, HBA's Bruce Prichard and Mariusz Mijal, along with Tyler Park with Hourigan Construction, led a tour for local architects and engineers. HBA teamed with AIA Hampton Roads as part of their "Hard Hat Tours" which allows licensed architects to continue their education by observing unique construction challenges faced by other local architects, and young aspiring architects to gain valuable first hand experience on a construction site.     The learning objectives for this tour, inlcuded: Exterior envelope acoustic isolation to meet Building Code required STC values for airport zone Interior acoustic isolation for integrated mixed uses.  Stihl Headquarters consisting of office, museum, auditorium and industrial use which will generate small engine noise within enclosed Lab and Shop spaces. Rain screen metal wall panels Green roof design, complete roof system by Hydrotech   We're excited to see how construction has progressed and we can't wait to see the finished project this Summer!
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Kempsville Community Recreation Center Honored with an Award from the Virginia Beach Planning Commission

Janice
General News, Sustainability/LEED®
We are pleased to announce that the Kempsville Community Recreation Center received a Merit Award in the Sustainable Development category for the 2019 Planning Commission Design Awards Program from the Virginia Beach Planning Commission. Congratulations to the entire team!
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Celebrating 20 years

Janice
General News
20 years ago, gas was $1.22 a gallon, a US postage stamp cost 33 cents, and Maxine Baer began her career at HBA. Maxine Baer is an integral part of all of our Studios. A valuable member of the team, she brings decades of experience to her role as an Interior Designer. Maxine  has served as Interior Designer on many projects including the Portsmouth Courts project, Suffolk Municipal Center and most recently Kempsville Community Recreation Center in Virginia Beach. As we celebrate Maxine's Platinum Anniversary, we thank her for her invaluable service and dedication.
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Blue Jeans for Means Passes the $20,000 Mark!

Janice
Events, General News
HBA's Blue Jeans for Means Fundraiser began on February 8, 2008, and has reached the $20,000 milestone this past month.  HBA is a proud supporter and active participant of numerous local charitable events and organizations, including: CANstruction (which provides food to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore) and the Polar Plunge at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, benefiting the Special Olympics of Virginia. To help raise funds for these well-deserving groups year-round, HBA employees are afforded the privilege of wearing blue jeans on Fridays in exchange for a small charitable contribution. All monies are gifted to further the missions of each of these charities. We're so proud to partner with these deserving organizations, and are grateful they allow us to be a part of their mission. For more information on each of these organizations, please click on the following links:   http://polarplunge.com/ https://www.canstruction.org/ https://foodbankonline.org/    
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Virginia Ranks Number 8 in the US Green Building Council (USGBC) annual list of Top 10 States for LEED

Janice
General News, Sustainability/LEED®
HBA understands the impact facilities and vehicles can have on the environment, we strive to implement sustainable design strategies and methodologies wherever possible. Our holistic, integrated design approach results in healthy, safe, productive, cost effective and sustainable facilities. We strive to create skillful, thoughtful, and sensitive designs that withstand the test of time. HBA’s staff includes four LEED® Accredited Professionals who, from initial concept development, identify and incorporate sustainable design strategies for site planning, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. Many of HBA’s current projects incorporate green building practices and strategies. We have sustainable design projects in all phases that have been, or are seeking USGBC LEED® Certification. Though not all of our projects seek LEED® Certification, most of them are designed to LEED® standards, giving the Owner the option to register and gain certification. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the wor
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Union Mission Ministries

Janice
General News
In lieu of Holiday Gifts, HBA was fortunate and grateful to have the opportunity to donate to the FoodBank of Southeastern Virginia, Union Mission Ministries, Greater Richmond ARC and project:HOMES   Since 1892, Union Mission Ministries has provided assistance to those in need. Whether a roof over their head, a warm meal in their stomach, medical services, or helping that person get back on their feet through job development services, Union Mission has sought “To aid the poor and needy; to reform the erring; to help those that are out of the way; to feed the hungry; to shelter the homeless; to preach the gospel; and to rescue the perishing.” For more information on the Union Mission Ministries and how you can help, follow this link: unionmissionministries  
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