FSC Selected as Kansas Woman-Owned Business of The Year 2017 – Professional Service Firm

Related imageOur CEO, Sonia Garapaty, accepted this prestigious award for the Kansas Woman-Owned Business of the Year 2017 – Professional Services Firm, given by the Office of Minority & Women Business Development, Kansas Department of Commerce, at the 33rd Annual Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon. Thank you!


OUT with the OLD and in with the “VERTICLE NEIGHBORHOOD”!

Commerce Tower is an iconic downtown landmark, which has housed many generations of the Kansas City workforce since 1965. It was one of many high-rise office buildings that sat vacant for years, but new life has been breathed into the building.

Our MEP division is proud to be a part of the team that helped bring the vision for the new Commerce Tower to fruition. Last month, it reopened its doors as the “vertical neighborhood” that its owners, architects and design team envisioned, including 355 apartments and over 100,000 square feet of commercial space.


INSIDE OR OUTSIDE? BOTH!

Home of Super Bowl LIII, the Mercedes Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons, opened its doors, and ceiling, this past August. Completing this mammoth project was a team effort with our code department playing a key role where we provided code and life safety services. The new stadium includes a 14-acre roof, with eight retractable “petals” in the center, which allow light to filter into the stadium in the same way light enters the ancient Pantheon in Rome, Italy. If you happen to find yourself in the neighborhood, it would be a shame not stop in a check out this new “stadium of the future”. Note: Super Bowl LIII will be played in 2019. The 2018 Super Bowl, will be played at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota. (Another project we provided full code consulting services for!)


Greetings from Bhopal, India!

Since 2006, we have had the advantage of being able to work around-the-clock, and it’s all because of our production office in Bhopal! Our U.S. office and our India office work as a tag-team. At the end of the work day in the U.S., we send our drawings to Bhopal and they continue working where we left off; at the end of Bhopal’s work day, the drawings are sent back to the U.S. and this process continues until the project reaches completion.

The teamwork between the two offices has allowed us to take-on larger projects with shorter schedules, and to offer our services to a wider variety of clients.

 


We Would Like To Introduce You To…

Phil Eckert is the newest member of the executive team at FSC, and is head of our newest division, FSC-iCalc. iCalc is a platform of calculators made for the fire protection system design process. It was born from an internal project at FSC to have more consistent and reliable calculations.
Follow this link to learn more or start using iCalc today!

 

Jonathan Deckert, E.I.T., is a University of Kansas graduate and the newest member of our MEP division, he joined us in June.

 

 

Jaime Wilson, E.I.T., is a University of Kansas graduate and the newest member our of Fire Protection division, she joined earlier this month.

 


IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING? YES!

After many years of proposed plans that never saw fruition, The Gateway Project is Underway! The project will be constructed at the site of the former Mission Mall.

We will work with the City of Mission, and will provide all Professional Building Plan Review and Inspection Services for the project and will also serve as the City’s representative, in ensuring that the Gateway development project is built in accordance with approved plans and development agreements. Construction is set to start this Fall.


IT’s ALL COMING TOGETHER NOW

FSC has been honored to be a part of the development of many new and remodeled spaces that comprise theDowntown Transformation”. A few include: the H&R Block Headquarters Building, the Bryant Building at 1102 Grand, The Brass on Baltimore and East 9 at Pickwick Plaza (the grand-opening ceremony was last month, and the building is currently holding tours for those who want a first-hand look at all the changes).  


Let’s Learn. It’s Bring Your Child to Work Day 2017.

13 children participated in FSC’s Bring Your Child To Work Day where they learned about MEP, fire protection, and code / life safety services. Activities included: watching a movie about different types of engineering, participated in a lobby survey, a building tour, a foam testing demonstration with silly string, bingo, and a solar demonstration (a big thank you to David Kaibel at Comfort Sales Agency and Bob “Hot Rod” Rohr with Caleffi Hydronic Solutions for the demonstration).

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