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  • TowerPinkster Upgrades Spec Writing Solution Across Firm of Diverse Users Chalklineinc

    Chalkline, Inc. has published a Case Study on TowerPinkster’s evaluation, selection, and success of deploying and using VisiSpecs.

    TowerPinkster wanted to better utilize their BIM models to create and keep in sync the design specifications.  After evaluating spec applications, the decision to select VisiSpecs was easy based on the ease of migrating their current specs, the short learning curve, and time saving features over their old process.  Distributing the spec writing tasks across the firm to a diverse user base who might only use the tools a few times in a year required intuitive and easy to use tools.  “Our users editing specifications have all given positive feedback reinforcing our decision to go with VisiSpecs,” stated Lyal Ward, Senior Mechanical Engineer at TowerPinkster.

  • Kalamazoo’s future arts and entertainment plaza meets crowdsourcing goal Mlive

    While the COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed plans to be open by the end of year, the city’s soon-to-be Haymarket Plaza has met its crowdsourcing goals and is on target to open in 2021.

    Sandwiched between home offices for both Catalyst Development and Treystar, the development of the project is also being collaborated on Memories Bridal and Evening Wear, located at 203 East Michigan Ave., and tenants of an adjacent property at 215 East Michigan, Brown said.

    The plaza was initiated as a result of the construction of Catalyst Development’s 275,000-square-foot mixed-use project and is being designed by Tower Pinkster Architects with assistance from Kingscott Associates.

  • School bond projects provide reliable work for firms during pandemic MiBiz

    K-12 school bond projects have emerged as an increasingly reliable source of work for West Michigan construction and architecture firms, even though some districts opted to delay putting projects to a vote this year because of the pandemic.

    “This has really been a strong market to keep us stable while other markets come back,” said Matt Slagle, a principal and director of K-12 education at TowerPinkster.

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Facility // Process Improvement

    The Lean Six Sigma process is a disciplined, data-driven approach and method for eliminating defects in the process – which is always our goal at TowerPinkster. Learn more from our in-house Lean expert and project manager, Marika Hawes-Ruhrup in our Advanced Manufacturing Series.

  • Advanced Manufacturing Series // Specialty Engineering

    With over 440 miles of building wire, 30 miles of piping used in plumbing and HVAC systems, and more than an acre of snowmelt, the Stryker Instruments project was no small feat. Jon Rumohr, Manager of Mechanical Engineering, shares about specialty engineering in our Advanced Manufacturing Series.

  • Radiant Heating, Displacement Ventilation Create Airport Comfort

    TowerPinkster engineers, Ryan Idema, PE, and Jesse Hendershot, PE, were recently recognized for their work on the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Consolidated Checkpoint. Read more about their efforts to capitalize upon energy efficiency, indoor air quality and temperature comfort, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact in their published article in the ASHRAE Journal.