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.
Baker Sponsors Training Class in Rocky Mountian Region
March 2017 – From March 6 through March 10, Baker’s Rocky Mountain Region sponsored a training class with STEM and Pre-Apprenticeship students at Warren Tech High School located in Lakewood, CO. Several co-workers taught project essentials and led students through…
2016 Colorado Construction Career Days (CCCD)
September 2016 – On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Rocky Mountain Region co-workers (Moses Berrelez, Josh Berrelez, Sean Mabie, Jayhawk Owens and Lorenzo Sanchez) participated in the 2016 Colorado Construction Career Days (CCCD)! The annual CCCD event allows high school juniors and…
OKI Construction Career Days
September 2016 – On Wednesday, Sept. 14, and Thursday Sept. 15, Baker participated in Allied Construction Industries‘ OKI Construction Career Days program. The two-day event brought over 2,000 students from the Tri-State area to get hands-on experience and learn more about career opportunities in…
Washington County Tech visits AoL
February 2017 – Baker DC co-workers and Holder superintendent Steve Core led 28 Washington County Technical High School students (a mix of carpentry, electrical and engineering focuses) through the Academies of Loudoun (AoL) project in Leesburg, Virginia. Co-workers explained processes at each level of the site and…
Safety Week 2017
May 2017 – From Monday, May 1, through Friday, May 5, Baker joins over 50 national and global construction firms by participating in Safety Week 2017. For those unfamiliar with Safety Week, it is an opportunity to collectively raise awareness while inspiring everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety.
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.