With a perpetual need for health care workers across the U.S., Stephens & Smith’s Flatwork team recently provided the literal steps for future medical assistants, paramedics and technologists to receive their education. Coordinating efforts with general contractor Hausmann Construction, Stephens & Smith’s Flatwork Supervisor Hayden Svendsen and his team worked throughout January to complete a large concrete staircase for Southeast Community College’s new $25 million Health Sciences building in Lincoln.
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When Great Plains Beef moved its online operations to Lincoln, it looked for the perfect construction combo to expand its storage and freezer space at 84th Street and Havelock Avenue. They found that in Stephens & Smith Construction and Ultimate Thermal.
In October, Stephens & Smith Residential Foundations completed a 149 cubic yard basement — one of its largest projects ever in Lincoln.
The project spread across two lots and featured 40 corners and nine elevation changes. “It was such a large foundation that it took every form we had,” Project Manager Ryan Jones said.
Bob Stephens has spent decades creating opportunities for men and women during his accomplished 48-year career at Stephens & Smith Construction Company. We all recognize and appreciate the valuable contributions he has made to our organization and our community. The skills, knowledge, and other qualities that Bob has instilled in us have helped shape each of our careers. Today, we would like to express our gratitude to Bob for his contributions not only to this organization but to all the employee owner’s at Stephens and Smith.
Jon Lucas and the specialty products division recently developed the ‘Atta Boy Award’. The purpose of the ‘Atta Boy Award’ is to give much-needed recognition to a Stephen & Smith employee. During the recognition ceremony, the recipient of the award receives an S&S logo sticker to place on his or her hardhat. It isn’t the sticker that has significant meaning, it is the action of taking time to recognize our employees that has significance.
Stephens & Smith Construction Company presented and demonstrated “Placing & Finishing Exterior Concrete” during the Nebraska Concrete & Aggregates Association’s 61st Annual Quality Concrete Conference. Held at the Lancaster Event Center, this event is geared towards promoting and educating contractors, producers, and the design community on various topics within the ready mixed concrete industry. This year, Stephens & Smith was asked to assist in promoting quality practices regarding placing and finishing exterior concrete.
On March 15th, Ben Rousu, AIA, ALA, CSI, LEED AP Building Design & Construction (Maxxon Corporation) along with Dominique Chéenne, Ph.D., INCE (C&C Consultants) will host a 2-part informative seminar on the importance of acoustics in multifamily construction, from design to inspection.
Stephens & Smith Lincoln Foundation recently completed work on two science classrooms for the Milford, Nebraska, High School. The 150-yard concrete footings-and-walls project for Tru-Built Construction was completed in September. Foundation Supervisor Matt Kennett said the smaller-scale project had some unique quirks, noted his team was up to the task though. “Overall, we did a great job hitting our schedule and working on a tight budget,” Kennett said.
Before Haidar Kazem and his crew had finished pouring the last of several elevated outdoor steps, the Stephens & Smith Flatwork foreman knew this APS Custom Construction Inc., Elkhorn, Nebraska, residential project would be a distinctive challenge. “There were 6 inches between each 15-foot-wide step, so it looked like we were floating,” he said. “We really had to squeeze our brains to figure out how to get it done because we’d never done anything like this before.”