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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

Operating as usual

Making a late-stage career change may be unconventional, but Ralph Knese was up for it. Formerly a safety specialist for...
10/03/2021
Ralph Knese – Parkway Schools - Blueprint

Making a late-stage career change may be unconventional, but Ralph Knese was up for it. Formerly a safety specialist for a natural gas company, he’s experienced quite the learning curve responding to the pandemic and renovating playgrounds at Parkway Schools.

Ralph Knese experienced quite the learning curve responding to the pandemic and renovating playgrounds at Parkway Schools.

For more than 30 years, Mike Clemmer has played a significant role in the assembly of Nissan cars and trucks. Now, as th...
09/27/2021
Mike Clemmer – Nissan North America - Blueprint

For more than 30 years, Mike Clemmer has played a significant role in the assembly of Nissan cars and trucks. Now, as the company’s director of corporate and manufacturing facilities and environmental engineering, Clemmer has a new responsibility.

As the Nissan’s director of corporate and manufacturing facilities and environmental engineering, Mike Clemmer has a new responsibility.

Carter Bank & Trust is prospering in Virginia and North Carolina, and it’s doing so sustainably. Facilities Director Oli...
09/23/2021
Olivia Karavatakis – Carter Bank & Trust - Blueprint

Carter Bank & Trust is prospering in Virginia and North Carolina, and it’s doing so sustainably. Facilities Director Olivia Karavatakis ensures its future includes improved HVAC, lighting and rain gardens for sustainability.

Olivia Karavatakis ensures Carter Bank & Trust's future includes improved HVAC, lighting and rain gardens for sustainability.

Spa treatments? Fine dining? Arts and Entertainment? What’s not to like at Covenant Living Communities and Services of C...
09/16/2021
Michael Hamel – Covenant Living of Cromwell - Blueprint

Spa treatments? Fine dining? Arts and Entertainment? What’s not to like at Covenant Living Communities and Services of Cromwell, home to a $47 million facility upgraded for retirees, says Director of Facilities Management Michael Hamel.

Spa treatments? Fine dining? Arts and Entertainment? What’s not to like at Covenant Living of Cromwell, says Michael Hamel.

Whether adding drywall or new trees to homes around two airports, Brian Sinnwell of the Louisville Regional Airport Auth...
09/07/2021
Brian Sinnwell – Louisville Regional Airport Authority - Blueprint

Whether adding drywall or new trees to homes around two airports, Brian Sinnwell of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority looks to be neighborly, while carrying out a master plan for growth and airport improvements.

Brian Sinnwell of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority looks to be neighborly, while carrying out a master plan for growth.

True to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)’s hands-on approach, students gain experience from their firs...
09/01/2021
Michelle Swanitz – California Polytechnic State University - Blueprint

True to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)’s hands-on approach, students gain experience from their first day of class, says Michelle Swanitz, who ensures they have the facilities to do so at the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

True to Cal Poly’s hands-on approach, students gain experience from their first day of class, says Michelle Swanitz.

From the moment Edward Merwick started at UPMC Chautauqua, he’s been preparing the hospital for its accreditation renewa...
09/01/2021
Edward Merwick – UPMC Chautauqua - Blueprint

From the moment Edward Merwick started at UPMC Chautauqua, he’s been preparing the hospital for its accreditation renewal from the Joint Commission. The facilities manager has done over 300 maintenance jobs to improve safety while also protecting against COVID-19.

Since Edward Merwick started at UPMC Chautauqua, he’s been preparing the hospital for its accreditation renewal from the Joint Commission.

Daniel Munoz has followed in his father’s footsteps, and beyond, at Warner Constructors as he assumes an ownership role ...
08/27/2021
Daniel Munoz – Warner Constructors - Blueprint

Daniel Munoz has followed in his father’s footsteps, and beyond, at Warner Constructors as he assumes an ownership role at the Southern California company.

Daniel Munoz has followed in his father’s footsteps, and beyond, at Warner Constructors as he assumes an ownership role at the company.

Though expanding in the Midwest, there’s a mom-and-pop feel to Emprise Bank that Scott Shirkey seeks to sustain in his f...
08/26/2021
Scott Shirkey – Emprise Bank - Blueprint

Though expanding in the Midwest, there’s a mom-and-pop feel to Emprise Bank that Scott Shirkey seeks to sustain in his facilities role of the past couple of years.

There’s a mom-and-pop feel to Emprise Bank that Scott Shirkey seeks to sustain in his facilities role of the past couple of years.

An amenities war raging among apartment complexes in the Southwest, Ben Butler aims to give Greystar Apartments the edge...
08/25/2021
Ben Butler – Greystar - Blueprint

An amenities war raging among apartment complexes in the Southwest, Ben Butler aims to give Greystar Apartments the edge through smart technologies and more.

An amenities war raging among apartment complexes in the Southwest, Ben Butler aims to give Greystar the edge through smart technologies.

Thanks to an infusion of capital, students at the University of North Dakota are reaping the benefits of new buildings a...
08/23/2021
Brian Larson – University of North Dakota - Blueprint

Thanks to an infusion of capital, students at the University of North Dakota are reaping the benefits of new buildings and programming—all brought to fruition by Director of Construction Management Brian Larson.

Students at the University of North Dakota are reaping the benefits of new buildings and programming—all brought to fruition by Brian Larson.

Director of Facilities Rick Fechter is working hard to maintain a sense of normalcy at Wisconsin’s School District of Me...
08/20/2021
Rick Fechter – School District of Menomonee Falls - Blueprint

Director of Facilities Rick Fechter is working hard to maintain a sense of normalcy at Wisconsin’s School District of Menomonee Falls—installing bipolar ionization systems in all the districts’ schools to help keep students healthy and safe.

Rick Fechter is working hard to maintain a sense of normalcy at Wisconsin’s School District of Menomonee Falls.

08/19/2021
Methacton School District

Building a new school is demanding enough. Robert Jones has the added challenge of building it next to an existing one, though. The
Methacton School District director of facilities needs to demolish the existing school and redirect utility lines, all while working around students.

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The Methacton School District is a public school district in Pennsylvania that serves nearly 5,000 students in Lower Providence and Worcester townships.

Jerry Mathis once directed the safety program for Air Force One. Now, he’s keeping all 1,400 employees safe at Down to E...
08/18/2021
Jerry Mathis – Down to Earth Landscape and Irrigation - Blueprint

Jerry Mathis once directed the safety program for Air Force One. Now, he’s keeping all 1,400 employees safe at Down to Earth Landscape & Irrigation as director of safety fleet and facilities.

Jerry Mathis once directed the safety program for Air Force One. Now he’s keeping all 1,400 employees safe at Down To Earth Landscape and Irrigation.

Kris Garnhart has learned that school facilities need to be durable to withstand years of wear and tear. As the director...
08/17/2021
Kris Garnhart – Academy District #20 - Blueprint

Kris Garnhart has learned that school facilities need to be durable to withstand years of wear and tear. As the director of building fund/contracting at Academy District 20, he incorporates this philosophy into every RFP he drafts.

Kris Garnhart of Academy District #20 has learned that school facilities need to be durable to withstand years of wear and tear.

For most people, going back to high school is a nightmare. For Jim Sheeley, it’s a dream job. Once a student at Pulaski ...
08/16/2021
Jim Sheeley – Pulaski Central School District - Blueprint

For most people, going back to high school is a nightmare. For Jim Sheeley, it’s a dream job. Once a student at Pulaski Academy & Central School District, he now oversees all maintenance and repairs as the director of facilities.

For most people, going back to high school is a nightmare. For Jim Sheeley at Pulaski Central School District, it’s a dream job.

Having designed structures as a private architect for Heritage Bankin the Pacific Northwest, Mat Bergman answers the cha...
08/12/2021
Mat Bergman – Heritage Bank - Blueprint

Having designed structures as a private architect for Heritage Bank
in the Pacific Northwest, Mat Bergman answers the challenges of in-house facilities maintenance during COVID-19.

Having designed structures as a private architect for Heritage Bank, Mat Bergman answers the challenges of in-house facilities maintenance during COVID-19.

The latest challenging project for Virginia Howard, the director of design, planning and construction for West Coast Uni...
08/11/2021
Virginia Howard – West Coast University and American Career College - Blueprint

The latest challenging project for Virginia Howard, the director of design, planning and construction for West Coast University is converting a gigantic office building outside Dallas into WCU’s new state-of-the-art nursing school.

The latest challenging project for Virginia Howard of West Coast University is converting an office building into a new state-of-the-art nursing school.

It’s not every day a grocery store is transformed into a veterinary hospital, but Roger Davila was up for the challenge....
08/09/2021
Pathway Vet Alliance - Blueprint

It’s not every day a grocery store is transformed into a veterinary hospital, but Roger Davila was up for the challenge. As the director of real estate and construction for Pathway Vet Alliance, he renovates practices and scouts locations.

It’s not every day a grocery store is transformed into a veterinary hospital, but Roger Davila of Pathway Vet Alliance was up for the challenge.

When FCA Surety Insurance customers are looking for coverage and surety bonds for construction projects, vice presidents...
08/05/2021
Jamie Collum & Andrew Cartwright – FCA Insurance - Blueprint

When FCA Surety Insurance customers are looking for coverage and surety bonds for construction projects, vice presidents Jamie Collum and Andrew Cartwright help them succeed, tapping years of industry experience and insight.

Jamie Collum and Andrew Cartwright of FCA Insurance are helping customers succeed, tapping years of industry experience and insight.

As facilities director for one of New York’s largest nonprofits, God's Love We Deliver, Demar Vassell is helping the org...
08/05/2021
Demar Vassell – God’s Love We Deliver - Blueprint

As facilities director for one of New York’s largest nonprofits, God's Love We Deliver, Demar Vassell is helping the organization cook and home deliver 2.5 million medically tailored meals each year.

God’s Love We Deliver's Demar Vassell is helping the organization cook and home deliver 2.5 million medically tailored meals each year.

An infusion of $45 million is supporting high-speed, environmentally-friendly bus service throughout Albany, New York's ...
08/03/2021
Jeremy Smith – Capital District Transportation Authority - Blueprint

An infusion of $45 million is supporting high-speed, environmentally-friendly bus service throughout Albany, New York's Capital Region, says Capital District Transportation Authority - CDTA's Director of Facilities Jeremy Smith.

Jeremy Smith of New York's Capital Region assists with an infusion of $45 million that's supporting high-speed, environmentally-friendly bus service throughout Albany.

People expect excellence at a luxury resort and spa, and John Eloe delivers. As the director of facilities at The Coeur ...
08/02/2021
John Eloe – Coeur d’Alene Resort - Blueprint

People expect excellence at a luxury resort and spa, and John Eloe delivers. As the director of facilities at The Coeur d’Alene Resort, he leads major projects, like elevator upgrades and sauna installations, while also overseeing regular and preventive maintenance.

John Eloe delivers at The Coeur d’Alene Resort, he leads major projects while also overseeing regular and preventive maintenance.

After eight years of overseeing renovations at Occidental College, Thomas Polansky has moved on to his dream job at The ...
07/30/2021
Thomas Polansky – Occidental College - Blueprint

After eight years of overseeing renovations at Occidental College, Thomas Polansky has moved on to his dream job at The Huntington. Before he left, though, he worked on long-range plans for a new chemistry building and kept students safe from COVID-19.

After eight years of overseeing renovations at Occidental College, Thomas Polansky has moved on to his dream job at The Huntington.

The old Japanese goal of eliminating muda, or waste, becomes business as usual for Stephen Luyendyk’s facilities departm...
07/26/2021
Stephen Luyendyk – Grant MacEwan University - Blueprint

The old Japanese goal of eliminating muda, or waste, becomes business as usual for Stephen Luyendyk’s facilities department at Canada’s Grant MacEwan University.

The old Japanese goal of eliminating muda, or waste, becomes business as usual for Stephen Luyendyk at Canada’s Grant MacEwan University.

As part of its response to COVID-19, Prisma Health transformed a retail store into a vaccination site. Director of Facil...
07/14/2021
Jon Papps – Prisma Health - Blueprint

As part of its response to COVID-19, Prisma Health transformed a retail store into a vaccination site. Director of Facilities Development Jon Papps not only oversaw the work, but also volunteered at the site.

Prisma Health transformed a retail store into a vaccination site while Jon Papps not only oversaw the work, but also volunteered at the site.

Building a behavioral health unit is not nuclear science, says Sodexo System Facilities Director Joshua Roney, who learn...
07/13/2021
Joshua Roney – Sodexo - Blueprint

Building a behavioral health unit is not nuclear science, says Sodexo System Facilities Director Joshua Roney, who learned nuclear physics while in the Navy. Still, he found plenty of challenges in the management and regulation of a hospital project outside Philadelphia.

Building a behavioral health unit is not nuclear science, says Sodexo's Joshua Roney, who learned nuclear physics while in the Navy.

It’s a ‘game’ of health care chess: The new outpatient care center at White Plains Hospital (WPH) allows Assistant Vice ...
07/12/2021
Robert Stiers – White Plains Hospital - Blueprint

It’s a ‘game’ of health care chess: The new outpatient care center at White Plains Hospital (WPH) allows Assistant Vice President of Facilities Robert Stiers to focus on improving the main hospital with a new intensive care unit, pharmacy and private patient rooms.

The new outpatient care center at White Plains Hospital allows Robert Stiers to focus on improving the hospital.

Come snow, a deep freeze or a storm surge, Contech Control Services, Inc. Director of Construction Troy Donaldson says h...
07/07/2021
Troy Donaldson – Contech Control Services - Blueprint

Come snow, a deep freeze or a storm surge, Contech Control Services, Inc. Director of Construction Troy Donaldson says his company’s end-to-end approach helps to protect or rebuild infrastructure in the energy industry.

Contech Control Services' Troy Donaldson says his company’s end-to-end approach helps to protect infrastructure in the energy industry.

Chuck Corneau doesn’t just want to help EMS be more sustainable at its Attleboro, Massachusetts, plant. He also wants to...
07/06/2021
Chuck Corneau – Engineered Materials Solutions - Blueprint

Chuck Corneau doesn’t just want to help EMS be more sustainable at its Attleboro, Massachusetts, plant. He also wants to mentor new employees, helping the business sustain its workforce.

Chuck Corneau wants to help Engineered Materials Solutions be more sustainable and help the business sustain its workforce.

With the Empire State facing a shortage of skilled labor, LiDestri’s Director of Corporate Maintenance and Facilities Da...
07/02/2021
David Owen – LiDestri - Blueprint

With the Empire State facing a shortage of skilled labor, LiDestri’s Director of Corporate Maintenance and Facilities David Owen worked with state officials to develop the New York State Apprenticeship Program.

LiDestri’s Director of Corporate Maintenance David Owen worked with state officials to develop the New York State Apprenticeship Program.

As the director of facilities for Fort Wayne Community Schools, Darren Hess has spent the past nine years renovating sch...
07/01/2021
Darren Hess – Fort Wayne Community Schools - Blueprint

As the director of facilities for Fort Wayne Community Schools, Darren Hess has spent the past nine years renovating schools through a series of bond referendums. He engages students in the projects by working with teachers to show how math and science are used in construction.

Darren Hess, of Fort Wayne Community Schools, has spent the past nine years renovating schools through a series of bond referendums.

Chuck Griffith is using his 20 years in ministry to tend to guests at 16 of Bluegreen Vacations' resorts, serving as the...
06/30/2021
Chuck Griffith – Bluegreen Vacations - Blueprint

Chuck Griffith is using his 20 years in ministry to tend to guests at 16 of Bluegreen Vacations' resorts, serving as the regional director of engineering. �

Chuck Griffith is using his 20 years in ministry at 16 of Bluegreen Vacations’ resorts, serving as the regional director of engineering.

Bluetooth entry systems, sheltered loading docks and a database of maintenance vendors. These are among the innovations ...
06/29/2021
Weyen Burnam – StorageMart - Blueprint

Bluetooth entry systems, sheltered loading docks and a database of maintenance vendors. These are among the innovations Weyen Burnam has brought to StorageMart as director of real estate in his family’s business.

Weyen Burnam has brought a number of innovations to StorageMart as director of real estate in his family’s business.

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