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Blueprint Magazine Blueprint is a new type of media company focusing on the construction industry. Neither strictly a publication nor a marketing firm, it provides salient, entertaining stories that serve the dual purposes of disseminating new ideas and promoting the brands that are most often the focus of its stories.

Written for and about general contractors and specialty contractors, architectural and engineering firms, developers and manufacturers, Blueprint enables these groups to connect and share their stories online, on our blog and through social media. Candid discussion is front and center here—of green building, wellness, safety practices, diversity, recruitment and retention, and more. Launched in ea

Written for and about general contractors and specialty contractors, architectural and engineering firms, developers and manufacturers, Blueprint enables these groups to connect and share their stories online, on our blog and through social media. Candid discussion is front and center here—of green building, wellness, safety practices, diversity, recruitment and retention, and more. Launched in ea

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A Disney fan since childhood, Jim Slagle retains youthful enthusiasm while applying new technology to his facilities rol...
04/15/2022
Jim Slagle – Disneyland Resort - Blueprint

A Disney fan since childhood, Jim Slagle retains youthful enthusiasm while applying new technology to his facilities role at the iconic theme park in California.

Jim Slagle retains youthful enthusiasm and applies new technology to his facilities role at the theme park in California.

There’s never a summer off for Phillip Cunningham. In fact, summer is especially busy, as that’s when he readies Stillma...
03/31/2022
Phillip Cunningham – Stillman College - Blueprint

There’s never a summer off for Phillip Cunningham. In fact, summer is especially busy, as that’s when he readies Stillman College for another academic year.

For Phillip Cunningham, summer is especially busy, as that’s when he readies Stillman College for another academic year.

When Jim Young was hired as the City of Richmond’s director of facilities, the department had no leadership or structure...
03/29/2022
Jim Young – City of Richmond - Blueprint

When Jim Young was hired as the City of Richmond’s director of facilities, the department had no leadership or structure in place. Ten years later, it not only works on budget and schedule, but it wins international building awards.

When Jim Young was hired as the City of Richmond’s director of facilities, the department had no leadership or structure in place.

From shouldering responsibilities in facilities management to supporting investment opportunities, Elycia Child is earni...
03/23/2022
Elycia Child – The Abbey Company - Blueprint

From shouldering responsibilities in facilities management to supporting investment opportunities, Elycia Child is earning respect in a male-dominated profession as the director of facilities with The Abbey Company.

Elycia Child is earning respect in a male-dominated profession as the director of facilities with The Abbey Company.

The St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is expanding with a new terminal and taxiway, and Mark E. Sprague relies o...
03/22/2022
Mark E. Sprague CM – St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport - Blueprint

The St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is expanding with a new terminal and taxiway, and Mark E. Sprague relies on his piloting experience to guide the projects.

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is expanding with a new terminal and taxiway, Mark E. Sprague relies on his piloting experience.

Director of facilities and construction, Craig Dunlop, is taking construction plans at Vertex Education by storm, with p...
03/22/2022
Craig Dunlop – Vertex Education - Blueprint

Director of facilities and construction, Craig Dunlop, is taking construction plans at Vertex Education by storm, with plans to double the number of its campuses in the next five years.

Director of facilities and construction, Craig Dunlop, is taking construction plans at Vertex Education by storm.

Inspired by his work in healthcare at Lexington Medical Center Extended Care, Patrick Bonds left the construction team t...
03/21/2022
Patrick Bonds – Lexington Medical Center Extended Care - Blueprint

Inspired by his work in healthcare at Lexington Medical Center Extended Care, Patrick Bonds left the construction team to become a certified healthcare facility manager. Now, he’s taking the lead on a number of game-changing renovations.

Inspired by his work in healthcare at Lexington Medical Center Extended Care, Patrick Bonds left construction to become a facility manager.

Patrick Sise is used to building in the clouds. Now, the vice president of construction at Wood Partners LLC is learning...
03/13/2022
Patrick Sise – Wood Partners LLC - Blueprint

Patrick Sise is used to building in the clouds. Now, the vice president of construction at Wood Partners LLC is learning how to construct smaller wood frame buildings, as well.

Patrick Sise, the vice president of construction at Wood Partners LLC is learning how to construct smaller wood frame buildings.

Combining her earlier work at a car dealership with architectural training, AutoCanada’s Director of Facilities, Patrici...
03/03/2022
Patricia Scott – AutoCanada - Blueprint

Combining her earlier work at a car dealership with architectural training, AutoCanada’s Director of Facilities, Patricia Scott, is developing cutting-edge automotive retail space in dealerships across Canada.

AutoCanada’s Director of Facilities, Patricia Scott, is developing cutting-edge automotive retail space in dealerships across Canada.

Ken Cooper is capping his facilities management career by leading the construction of a new behavioral health center, as...
02/28/2022
Ken Cooper – Larimer County Colorado - Blueprint

Ken Cooper is capping his facilities management career by leading the construction of a new behavioral health center, as well as expansions to the jail and alternative sentencing offices in Larimer County, Colorado.

Ken Cooper is capping his facilities management career by leading the construction of a new behavioral health center, as well as expansions.

Overseeing the recreation and wellbeing department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sadat Khan ensures its new ce...
02/26/2022
Sadat Khan – University of Wisconsin-Madison - Blueprint

Overseeing the recreation and wellbeing department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sadat Khan ensures its new centers are accessible and inclusive for students of all abilities and identities.

University of Wisconsin-Madison's, Sadat Khan, ensures its new centers are accessible and inclusive for all students.

Having moved from property administration to non-acute facilities management at Adventist HealthCare, Barbara Richardson...
02/25/2022
Barbara Richardson – Adventist HealthCare - Blueprint

Having moved from property administration to non-acute facilities management at Adventist HealthCare, Barbara Richardson relishes the impact she’s making on the patient experience.

Barbara Richardson of Adventist HealthCare' relishes the impact she’s making on the patient experience.

By using an electrical monitoring system in 2,500 buildings across the U.S and Canada, CN’s Director of Facilities Pio D...
02/21/2022
Pio D'Andrea – CN - Blueprint

By using an electrical monitoring system in 2,500 buildings across the U.S and Canada, CN’s Director of Facilities Pio D'Andrea can make cost-saving adjustments remotely to save the railway money.

Director of Facilities management, Pio D’Andrea is monitoring electrical operations at CN’s 2,500 facilities across the U.S. and Canada

Physical therapy patients in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area will have multiple offerings in one location, pro...
02/21/2022
Mark Anema – Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center - Blueprint

Physical therapy patients in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area will have multiple offerings in one location, provided by Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center, says Director of Facilities Mark Anema.

NY-New Jersey metro area will have multiple offerings in one location, at Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center, says Mark Anema.

Building relationships with contractors and vendors is just as important as tending to the ground-ups and renovations. S...
02/17/2022
Eric Roark – UCHealth - Blueprint

Building relationships with contractors and vendors is just as important as tending to the ground-ups and renovations. So says Eric Roark, who oversees all at UCHealth in Colorado.

Building relationships with contractors is just as important as tending to the ground-ups, says Eric Roark, who oversees all at UCHealth.

It’s a revival on steroids, Rey Black says of The Howard Hughes Corporation’s project to revitalize the Seaport on the E...
02/14/2022
Rey Black – The Howard Hughes Corporation - Blueprint

It’s a revival on steroids, Rey Black says of The Howard Hughes Corporation’s project to revitalize the Seaport on the East River, the original commercial hub for New York City.

Rey Black of The Howard Hughes Corp.’s project is to revitalize the Seaport on the East River, the original commercial hub for New York City.

Chris Freund started building relationships for his career when he was only in third grade. After 30 years of promotions...
02/10/2022
Chris Freund – Rockwood School District - Blueprint

Chris Freund started building relationships for his career when he was only in third grade. After 30 years of promotions, he’s now director of facilities at his alma mater, Rockwood School District.

After 30 years of promotions, Chris Freund is now director of facilities at his alma mater, Rockwood School District.

In 10 years, Terri Smith went from working out at gyms to working at them. The vice president of facilities keeps Edge F...
02/08/2022
Terri Smith – The Edge Fitness Clubs - Blueprint

In 10 years, Terri Smith went from working out at gyms to working at them. The vice president of facilities keeps Edge Fitness Clubs safe from COVID-19 while restoring growth plans following the worst of the pandemic.

The vice president of facilities keeps Edge Fitness Clubs safe from COVID-19 while restoring growth plans following the worst of the pandemic.

With the COVID-19 pandemic increasing the need for mental health services, Chris Burke is helping Riverside Community Ca...
02/07/2022
Chris Burke – Riverside Community Care - Blueprint

With the COVID-19 pandemic increasing the need for mental health services, Chris Burke is helping Riverside Community Care renovate and expand its facilities. As the VP of real estate and facilities services, he keeps 68 buildings operating 24/7.

With the COVID-19 pandemic increasing the need for mental health services, Chris Burke is helping Riverside Community Care expand.

When taking over RT Electric from his father, Robert, Kevin Tegmeyer kept the focus on diversified services and employee...
02/04/2022
Kevin Tegmeyer – RT Electric Inc. - Blueprint

When taking over RT Electric from his father, Robert, Kevin Tegmeyer kept the focus on diversified services and employee satisfaction. He’s also worked with competitors to train new journeyman electricians.

When taking over RT Electric from his father, Robert, Kevin Tegmeyer kept the focus on diversified services and employee satisfaction.

Williamson County keeps growing outside Nashville, and Eric Gardner is charged with making sure county schools can accom...
02/02/2022
Eric Gardner – Williamson County Schools - Blueprint

Williamson County keeps growing outside Nashville, and Eric Gardner is charged with making sure county schools can accommodate new students with multiple construction projects.

Williamson County keeps growing and Eric Gardner is charged with making sure county schools can accommodate new students.

As a first-generation Filipina in Canada, Grace Garcia Cooke knows her perspective is important in addressing systemic r...
02/01/2022
Grace Garcia Cooke – Edmonton Public Schools - Vanguard Law Magazine

As a first-generation Filipina in Canada, Grace Garcia Cooke knows her perspective is important in addressing systemic racism. The general counsel at Edmonton Public Schools serves on its new anti-racism and equity steering committee.

Grace Garcia Cooke, the general counsel at Edmonton Public Schools serves on its new anti-racism and equity steering committee.

As a woman leading a facilities department, Alexis Baker knows she goes against a lot of stereotypes. While making upgra...
01/31/2022
Alexis Baker – Manheim Central School District - Blueprint

As a woman leading a facilities department, Alexis Baker knows she goes against a lot of stereotypes. While making upgrades at Manheim Central School District, she hopes students see that they, too, can be whatever they want.

As a woman leading a facilities department, Alexis Baker goes against a lot of stereotypes, while upgrading Manheim Central School District.

A civil engineer turned director of facilities, Jennifer Gonsalves is helping Yale’s performance students belt out their...
01/29/2022
Jennifer Gonsalves – David Geffen School of Drama at Yale - Blueprint

A civil engineer turned director of facilities, Jennifer Gonsalves is helping Yale’s performance students belt out their tunes and act their fullest in a facility that will hold everything from costumes to set pieces and concert tickets.

Jennifer Gonsalves is helping Yale’s students act their fullest in a facility that will hold everything from costumes to concert tickets.

By retaining its best people and being a magnet for other construction professionals, Steve Smith says Chesmar Homes mor...
01/28/2022
Steve Smith – Chesmar Homes - Blueprint

By retaining its best people and being a magnet for other construction professionals, Steve Smith says Chesmar Homes more than holds its own against Texas’ biggest homebuilders.

Being a magnet for other construction professionals, Steve Smith says Chesmar Homes more than holds its own against TX's homebuilders.

At Sorensen Gross Company, Rabih Zahnan is getting his hands dirty and urging general contractors to do the same. While ...
01/27/2022
Rabih Zahnan – Sorensen Gross Company - Blueprint

At Sorensen Gross Company, Rabih Zahnan is getting his hands dirty and urging general contractors to do the same. While rebranding the company, he reminds contractors to hold hammers and screwdrivers instead of just pens.

At Sorensen Gross Company, Rabih Zahnan is getting his hands dirty and urging general contractors to do the same.

Welders in demand, Roberta Wright is assisting in tripling the welding facilities offered to prospective welders at Patr...
01/25/2022
Roberta Wright – Patrick & Henry Community College - Blueprint

Welders in demand, Roberta Wright is assisting in tripling the welding facilities offered to prospective welders at Patrick & Henry Community College in Henry County, Virginia.

Roberta Wright is assisting in tripling the welding facilities offered at Patrick & Henry Community College in Henry County, Virginia.

Whether replacing HVAC filters or resealing stairs, John Crompton wants his work to be so good that students and staff a...
01/23/2022
John Crompton – The Winsor School - Blueprint

Whether replacing HVAC filters or resealing stairs, John Crompton wants his work to be so good that students and staff at Winsor School don’t ever notice it.

Whether replacing HVAC filters or resealing stairs, John Crompton wants his work to be so good that students & staff at Winsor School don’t notice it.

Scientific Games provides the platforms and products the gaming industry needs to welcome back customers after COVID-19....
01/17/2022
Teri Chan Palomaki – Scientific Games - Blueprint

Scientific Games provides the platforms and products the gaming industry needs to welcome back customers after COVID-19. Throughout the pandemic recovery, Teri Chan Palomaki says the company evaluates how it will welcome its employees back to the office.

Throughout the pandemic recovery, Teri Chan Palomaki says Scientific Games evaluates how it will welcome its employees back to the office.

An architect at heart, Paul Gunderson is helping Resorts World Las Vegas construct captivating buildings—and experiences...
01/17/2022
Paul Gunderson – Resorts World Las Vegas - Blueprint

An architect at heart, Paul Gunderson is helping Resorts World Las Vegas construct captivating buildings—and experiences. From themed restaurants to intriguing architectural pieces, he wants resorts that keep guests coming back.

An architect at heart, Paul Gunderson is helping Resorts World Las Vegas construct captivating buildings—and experiences.

As director of construction, Lawrence Rubin is leading the building of a new student center, new science and research fa...
01/16/2022
Lawrence Rubin – Florida State University - Blueprint

As director of construction, Lawrence Rubin is leading the building of a new student center, new science and research facility, and a new college of business at Florida State University.

Lawrence Rubin is leading the building of a new student center, new science and research facility, and a new college of business at FSU.

By any measure, a new automated cooling system at White Earth Reservation’s Shooting Star Casino will be a winner, says ...
01/15/2022
Mike Smith – Shooting Star Casino - Blueprint

By any measure, a new automated cooling system at White Earth Reservation’s Shooting Star Casino will be a winner, says Director of Facilities Mike Smith. Not only is will the upgrade be environmentally friendly, but it will save the tribe money.

A new automated cooling system at White Earth Reservation’s Shooting Star Casino will be a winner, says Director of Facilities Mike Smith.

With new “teller pods” and a personal greeter at its welcoming kiosk, Virginia Credit Union will soon offer members a mo...
01/12/2022
Tripp Vint – Virginia Credit Union - Blueprint

With new “teller pods” and a personal greeter at its welcoming kiosk, Virginia Credit Union will soon offer members a modernized banking experience in central Virginia, says Vice President of Facilities Tripp Vint.

Virginia Credit Union will soon offer members a modernized banking experience in Virginia, says Vice President of Facilities Tripp Vint.

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Blueprint is a new type of media company focusing on the construction industry. Neither strictly a publication nor a marketing firm, it provides salient, entertaining stories that serve the dual purposes of disseminating new ideas and promoting the brands that are most often the focus of its stories. Written for and about general contractors and specialty contractors, construction executives and real estate professionals, architectural and engineering firms, developers and manufacturers, Blueprint enables these groups to connect and share their stories online, on our blog and through social media.

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Life sciences construction is a precise business that requires a strong attention to detail. Working with highly invested partners like Saquib and SmartLabs makes our job enjoyable as construction managers and we’re thrilled to help them meet the rapidly growing needs of Boston’s biotech sector. Read more from Blueprint on how he and Smartlabs are building a name for themselves in the field. #lifesciences #biotech #smartlabs #boston #construction #commodorebuilders #details Blueprint Magazine
How incredible! We're so proud of our team for all they do to create a positive experience for our features—and today a special shoutout goes to the team who helped produce the Blueprint Magazine article on Larimer County Facilities. A big #WEPA! to our design team: Neill Ewing-Wegmann, Charlie Herbst, Amy Nimon, Michaella Testa. And another to our editorial staff: David Harry and Zachary Brann. 🤙 #wearetrueline #clientfeedback #digitalmarketing #seo #marketing #contentmarketing #marketingstrategy #branding #design
You may recognize Nicole Sweeney from The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre or Cecil Green Park House or recall hearing her infectious laugh in person, but you may not know how her role behind the vision, development, and operations of these two buildings has been an integral piece to making them the award winning venues we are so proud to represent. Read more in this recent feature by Blueprint Magazine. Link https://www.bpcmag.com/case-studies/nicole-sweeney-alumni-ubc/ @alumniubc @cecilgreenparkhouse @roberthleealumnicentre @Blueprint Magazine
Cannabis Facility Construction founder and lead principal Andy Poticha was spotlighted this month in Blueprint Magazine’s “Building For the Future” Case Study. In the article, Andy’s background and outlook and forecast on the construction industry, especially in cannabis, and our firm are highlighted.
We’re so pleased that Chris Burke, Riverside’s Vice President of Facilities, was chosen to be profiled in Blueprint Magazine. Chris does a remarkable job managing Riverside’s 68 locations. He's an outstanding project manager as he deftly renovates and upgrades buildings, coordinates moves, and helps Riverside expand - all the while staying focused on Riverside’s mission and making sure our buildings are in top shape for those we serve. Thank you, Chris, for all you do for Riverside!
Building a community is more than just constructing buildings. Making an impact, or IMMPact as we like to say, requires being an active participant within the community. In this Blueprint Magazine feature, discover how a director of facilities in Mooresville, NC, went above the call of duty to provide a safer life for his community. https://www.bpcmag.com/case-studies/christopher-wyckoff-town-of-mooresville-nc/ #BuildingExcellence #MilesMcClellan #construction #constructionsite #builders #commercial #residential #constructionmanagement #contractors #generalcontractor #contractorlife #leadership #safety #buildingexcellence #community #Ohio #NorthCarolina #ColumbusOh #CharlotteNC
A flap of the wings to two newcomers to Trueline as they are this month’s Social Butterflies. Kera Price and Samantha O'Malley continue to do a great job sharing all the great work in Blueprint Magazine, Toggle Tech Magazine and Vanguard Law. And a special shoutout to new hire Carolyn Rosazza, who jumped right into the butterfly house and has started earning her social wings! #WEPA! 🤙 #wearetrueline
John Lembo, VP of Facilities Management at RiverSpring Living, was featured in Blueprint Magazine! Read more about John’s career accomplishments and how he and his team are providing a safe and comfortable environment for our seniors and staff. https://www.bpcmag.com/case-studies/john-lembo-riverspring-living/
Congratulations to Charlie Herbst, our super-talented production designer who's celebrating five years on the team! Charlie has assisted in the rebranding and brand creation of each of our journals—Blueprint Magazine, Terra Firma, Vanguard Law, Vision Magazine and Equity—and has contributed to countless feature layouts, internal marketing designs and client projects. #WEPA! 🤙 #wearetrueline
Have you seen the cover of our Vanguard Summer III magazine? It's a winner thanks to Amy Nimon! In addition to magazine layout, Amy also collects photos for every feature in each one of our six magazines—Blueprint Magazine , Toggle Tech Magazine, Terra Firma, Vanguard Law, Vision Magazine and Equity—a process that demands persistency, organization, customer service skills and sharp graphic design skills. Amy often has to work hand-in-hand with individual clients to get the right photos to fit our look. When our magazines look good, our clients look good—and that's a win in our book! Nice work, Amy! #WEPA! 🤙 #wearetrueline
“We do have a strategic vision to make this a destination hub,” Kleist says. “Around 2016, we determined we wanted more people here, not just to live but to interact more. This being a growth region with several area colleges, the opportunities are here.” Scott Kleist, VMRC's vice president of technology and facilities, recently talked to Blueprint Magazine about VMRC's vision of being a destination for not just residents but for the greater Harrisonburg and Rockingham County community, too.
IU Health will launch a new model of healthcare on Indiana University's Bloomington campus with the new IU Health Bloomington Hospital at the Regional Academic Health Center. In addition to replacing the current hospital, the new facility will provide an improved environment to practice, teach, learn, and heal. Learn more about the project and IU Health's new model of care in the latest issue of Blueprint Magazine. https://bit.ly/3yJlNl6