News + Insights
From the dynamic neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. to the high-mountain plains of the Rockies, Baker co-workers are building better structures and better lives. Keep pace by following our latest news and industry insights.
How We Do It: Safety Comes First
Baker believes that success is driven by the commitment of our workforce to live Incident and Injury Free (IIF). For Baker, it is not all about rules and procedures, but about each co-worker examining our own relationship to safety, not just at work, but also at home. We describe our…
What We Do: Mat Foundation Placement at the Great American Tower
The tallest building in Cincinnati, Ohio began its upward climb, early in January 2009, as Baker placed 5,940 cubic yards of concrete for a 25,000 square foot mat foundation for the Great American Tower. Averaging just over 450 cubic yards per hour, 60 Baker co-workers successfully completed the placement in…
U.S. Higher Education/Research Award
March 2015 – Baker is honored to be a part of the construction team that built Florida Polytechnic University’s Innovation Science & Technology Building! The project won ENR’s top U.S. Higher Education/Research Award and the top U.S. Specialty Contracting Award. Congratulations to everyone involved! To read the article, please visit…
Sunshine Safety Award
June 2015 – During the topping out celebration on June 5th, the Surf Club project was recognized as the winner of the Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award. The USF Safety Florida Consultation program visited more than 1,000 projects over the past year in the state of Florida before selecting the…
August 2015 – Dan Baker was honored at the fourth annual Everest Awards ceremony on July 30th. The Everest Award honors leaders and legends that have had a positive impact on business, the community and quality of life along the I-75 Growth Corridor in Cincinnati, Ohio. Watch Dan’s honoree video…
Lifetime Achievement Awards
September 2015 – Dan Baker received the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s annual conference in Dallas. The Lifetime Achievement Award is ASCC’s highest honor, acknowledging recipients for their body of work within the industry and their service to ASCC.
Florida Polytechnic IST receives WOW! Award
February 2016 – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) honored Baker at World of Concrete with the WOW! Award for best overall project and first place in its “Architectural Cast-In-Place Concrete Structures Over 5,000 SF” division for Baker’s work on the Florida Polytechnic University IST Building. See the project featured here.
Baker DC receives 2016 STEP Gold Award
July 2016 – In late June, the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Virginia Chapter and ABC National presented Baker DC with the 2016 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Gold Award. For more information on ABC’s STEP program, visit http://www.abc.org/en-us/safety/step.aspx.
Formwork Engineer Trevor Gronseth presents BIM webinar with ASCC
September 2016 – In mid-August, Baker Formwork Engineer Trevor Gronseth partnered with the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) to present on the uses, capabilities and benefits of virtual modeling. Watch and listen to Trevor’s webinar here.
Esmond Station K-8 Career Day
September 2016 – Project Superintendent Rudy Otero Jr. and retired co-worker Rudy Otero Sr. recently presented at the Vail School District (Tucson, AZ) Esmond Station K-8 Career Day. They showcased various miniature models of industry machinery, passed around photos of well-known structures under construction, and discussed the importance of working in…