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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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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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Results of Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition

Janice
Design, Events, General News
This year thirty-one students entered the Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition, a program for high school students interested in drafting, architecture or home building.  The competition’s three judges were local architecture and building professionals. Ten local high school students and two high school drafting instructors were awarded a total of $35,000 from the Tidewater Builders Association Scholarship Foundation during its annual academic awards program and Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition. Six scholarships were awarded for academic excellence, community service and financial need. Four students also received awards from the annual Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition, and two drafting instructors each received a $500 school grant. Instructors Eric Nestor of Oscar Smith High School, Chesapeake, and Jennifer Renne of Landstown High School, Virginia Beach, each won a $500 school grant to assist their drafting programs with necessary supplies and equipment. Now in its 53rd year, the TBA Scholarship Foundation has awarded 493 scholarships and more than $1.85 million since 1965. TBA will continue to provide scholarship funding during the 2018
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The Roebuck Apartments AIA Hard Hat tour

Janice
Events, General News
As The Roebuck Apartments  near completion, HBA's Mike Molzahn and Katie Martin 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. We're excited to see how construction has progressed and we can't wait for it to open the end of this month!        
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Stihl Headquarters Groundbreaking

Janice
Events, General News
Left to Right: Bruce Prichard of HBA Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. ; STIHL Inc. President Bjoern Fischer; Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms; and Nathan Leonard of Hourigan Construction use STIHL augers to break ground on a new administration building.   Stihl Headquarters groundbreaking March 2018.   Read more about it here
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Polar Plunge® 2018

Janice
Events, General News
At HBA, we are crazy about serving our community.  So crazy, in fact, that our team voluntarily and enthusiastically took a frigid dip in the Atlantic Ocean this February to benefit Special Olympics of Virginia.  This is the 13th year in a row that the HBA family joined the crowd of thousands who were crazy enough to jump into the Atlantic for fun! We had a great time on Saturday, even with the temperature barely getting out of the twenties. Each year, we pick a different character or icon to dress up as. This year, we elected to dress up as dominos! HBA raised $11,008.00 and broke our fundraising goal set this year. Our own Mike Ross, our top fundraiser, was the #8 Top Individual Fundraiser for the event, raising over $5,400. Overall, the 2018 Polar Plunge in Virginia Beach raised over $1 million for Special Olympics Virginia.   All of us here at HBA want to thank all of our sponsors, who helped make our fundraising goal a reality!      
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