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United makes Best Places to Work in Indiana 2022

United Consulting was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana. This 17th annual program was created by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

The statewide survey and awards program is designed to evaluate participating organizations and honor those with the highest levels of employee satisfaction and engagement in the workplace. This year’s list is made up of 125 companies.

“We have many tremendous employers in the state, so it’s great to see more and more companies take part in this effort to evaluate their workplace cultures and gain the recognition they deserve,” says Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar. “These companies consistently demonstrate to their employees how much they value their contributions.”

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
– Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government organization;
– Be a publicly or privately held organization;
– Have a physical operation in Indiana;
– Have at least 15 full- or part-time permanent employees working in Indiana;
– Have been in business for at least one year, at the program registration deadline.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Indiana. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process, the Employer Assessment, was worth approximately 20% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process, the Employee Feedback Survey, was worth approximately 80% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Workforce Research Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Indiana, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

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33rd Annual ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards

ACEC Indiana hosted its 33rd Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, April 14th, via Zoom. United Consulting is honored to have been acknowledged for three award-worthy projects during the virtual celebration!

This city of Carmel project converted the existing signalized intersection at 96th Street and Keystone Parkway to a grade-separated roundabout interchange. The $28.7 million project was successfully delivered through a teaming effort between CHA and United. The portion of the project completed by United included the bridge design for Keystone Parkway over 96th Street which also involved utility coordination and right-of-way engineering. 

This project was part of the city of Carmel’s plan to convert Keystone Parkway to a free-flow parkway and upgrade the 96th Street corridor. The project’s goal was to improve safety at the intersection while also alleviating substantial traffic congestion in this area. The interchange features a two-lane, teardrop shaped roundabout on 96th Street under Keystone Parkway and also accommodates ramps to and from both directions of Keystone Parkway. The bridge carries three northbound lanes and three southbound lanes over 96th Street. 

State Finalist Award: Monon over SR 32

This project, sponsored by the city of Westfield through a Federal Grant, included construction of a seven-span pedestrian bridge carrying the Monon Trail over SR 32 and a future extension of Tournament Trail Drive.  The bridge provides a safe crossing over SR 32 for trail users to enjoy the Monon Trail and improves connectivity to the Grand Park Sports Campus and the Grand Junction Park and Plaza which is currently under construction in Downtown Westfield.

Honor Award: I-65 Southeast Indiana DBBV

The $143 million I-65 Southeast Indiana project was a Design Build Best Value (DBBV) procurement. The selection process was based on the E&B Paving and United Consulting team’s concepts which added the best value for the state of Indiana and maximized the number of desired improvements to be completed for the budget.

The project reconstructed and added travel lanes to I-65 from US 50 to SR 58 for approximately 14 miles and structural SMA overlay on I-65 from SR 58 to south of SR 46 for approximately four miles.  The project included widening of nine twin mainline structures, one latex modified concrete very early strength overlay twin mainline structures, the rehabilitation of seven overpass structures, new ITS infrastructure, and drainage improvements.  

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL ACEC INDIANA ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS!

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BEST PLACES TO WORK IN INDIANA 2021

Even in the midst of a pandemic, United Consulting persevered and maintained the firm’s status in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce  (ICC) Best Places to Work in Indiana (BPWI) program. United secured a spot in the 2021 competition and falls under the Medium Companies (75-249 employees) category. Selected companies will learn their specific placement ranking within their appropriate category during an awards event sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College on May 6th.

The BPWI is an annual competition hosted by the ICC in an effort to recognize outstanding companies that foster and promote a positive employee culture which is evident through the company’s appreciation and value shown toward each employee. The results are determined based on anonymous surveys which are submitted directly to a third party survey company by employees.

This recent honor is United’s eleventh selection as Best Places to Work in Indiana and the firm entered into the BPWI Hall of Fame in 2014. Hall of Fame companies are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least 60% of the time in the program’s history.

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ACEC Indiana Recognized Two United Projects With Engineering Excellence Awards

The Results Are In ...

United entered two projects in the ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards 2021 competition and has been notified that this year’s entries have been selected for an HONOR AWARD and a MERIT WARD. A virtual awards ceremony is scheduled for April to recognize all award entries and announce this year’s Grand Project Award winner.

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HONOR AWARD

I-65 Southeast Indiana – Design Build Best Value (DBBV)

The $143 million I-65 Southeast Indiana project was a Design-Build Best Value (DBBV) procurement. The project reconstructed and added travel lanes to I-65 from US 50 to SR 58 for approximately 14 miles and structural SMA overlay on I-65 from SR 58 to south of SR 46 for approximately four miles. The project included the widening of nine twin mainline structures, one latex modified concrete very early strength overlay twin mainline structures, the rehabilitation of seven overpass structures, and new ITS infrastructure with drainage improvements.

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MERIT AWARD

Monon Trail over SR 32 & Future Tournament Trail Drive

This project, sponsored by the city of Westfield through a Federal Grant, included the construction of a seven-span pedestrian bridge carrying the Monon Trail over SR 32 and a future extension of Tournament Trail Drive.  The bridge provides a safe crossing over SR 32 for trail users to enjoy the Monon Trail and improves connectivity to the Grand Park Sports Campus and the Grand Junction Park and Plaza which is currently under construction in Downtown Westfield, Indiana.
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Congratulations United!

August 24, 2020 l UPDATE

On Monday, August 24th, The Indiana Chamber of Commerce revealed the rankings for the Best Places to Work in Indiana Companies for 2020.

United ranked 16 out of 40 companies included in the Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees) Company / Primary Indiana Location category.

Click to see the complete list of 2020 Best Places to Work in Indiana in order of rank.

May 4, 2020 l ORIGINAL POST

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce  (ICC) announced United Consulting has once again been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana (BPWI), placing in the Medium Companies (75-249 employees) category.  Selected companies will learn their specific placement ranking within their appropriate category during an awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College on June 4th.

The BPWI is an annual competition hosted by the ICC, in an effort to recognize outstanding companies that foster and promote a positive employee culture which is evident through the company’s appreciation and value shown toward each employee. The results are determined based on anonymous surveys which are submitted directly to a third-party survey company by employees. 

United has been selected as Best Places to Work in Indiana ten times and entered into the BPWI Hall of Fame in 2014. Hall of Fame companies are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least 60% of the time in the program’s history.

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The Results Are In!

Five United Consulting projects earned awards in the 2020 ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

Honor Awards

I-69 Major Moves 2020 Expansion Project / Milestone Contractors, L.P. / INDOT

The Design-Build Best Value contract to I-69 created an added travel lane in each direction to the median between State 37 Road (Exit 205) and State Road 38 (Exit 219) and a southbound lane along the shoulder between 116th Street and the new interchange at the 106th Street exit ramp.  The I-69 and Campus Parkway was converted from a traditional diamond to diverging diamond interchange.  The project widened and rehabilitated five twin bridges on I-69 and reconstructed three overpass bridges.

Central Avenue Bridge / City of Indianapolis DPW

The Central Avenue Bridge was restored to its original natural beauty and improved to accomodate two-way traffic for the first time ever. The original structure was built between 1897 to 1901. In order to maintain the bridge’s historic integrity, it was disassembled block by block and the sandstone pieces for the spandrel walls and railing were saved, cleaned, and re-set in the new structure. Other improvements included a new substructure, concrete arches, and a 10-foot wide sidewalk on the west side to provide safe travel for pedestrians. In the near future, lighting will be placed at the four corners of the bridge.

Merit Awards

State Street Connection / Columbus, Indiana

The State Street Connection serves as an initiative to encourage economic growth and development within East Columbus by reconnecting it with Downtown Columbus.  The project created a wider side path along the north side of State Street from Central Avenue to Mapleton Street and also included significant architectural enhancements to the Haw Creek Bridge, the incorporation of new greenspaces, and the addition of sculptural elements along the path.  Consistent with the City’s branding scheme, the sculptural elements and crosswalks incorporate the Dancing Cs. A new gateway feature was constructed at the intersection of Central Avenue, delineating the entrance into East Columbus and providing an upgraded connection to the Columbus People Trail.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans’ Bridge / Madison County, Indiana

The bridge carrying 8th Street over the White River in Anderson, Indiana has an ADT of nearly 15,000 vehicles per day and serves as a gateway into Downtown Anderson. The original ten-span, prestressed concrete, I-Beam bridge was replaced with a new six-span, prestressed concrete, U-Beam bridge which includes a composite concrete deck. The grade of the bridge was flattened from 6.6% to 4.9%. New sidewalks, ADA ramps, and LED lighting were added to each side of the bridge to promote safety for non-motorized users.

Dupont Road / Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Dupont Road project widened the facility from an existing two-lane road to a four-lane boulevard section between the limits of Lima Road and Coldwater Road. The widening project added a new enclosed storm sewer system, new traffic signals, and new lighting. This project also included a new grade separated crossing of the Pufferbelly Trail. Dupont Road was elevated above the trail and substantial decorative retaining walls were implemented.

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Half Century Award

“Today, we honor Indiana businesses that have withstood the test of time, helping to drive Indiana’s economy forward. I am thrilled to celebrate this year’s honorees and their integral role in building one of the nation’s best business climates. Together, I’m confident we will continue to take Indiana to the next level, ensuring Indiana is the best place to start a business, grow a business and get a job.”

Governor Eric J. Holcomb

United Consulting was among 34 Indiana companies that were celebrated during a ceremony at the Statehouse to honor Indiana businesses that continue to stand up to daily challenges and give back to the community as a productive economic source.

To qualify for a Half Century Award, companies must demonstrate they are in full compliance with the Secretary of State, Department of Revenue, and the Department of Workforce Development and have been in operation for 50 to 99 continuous years.

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Best Places to Work in Indiana

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce  (ICC) announced United Consulting is in the Winner’s Circle once again for the Best Places to Work in Indiana (BPWI), placing in the Medium Companies (75-150 employees) category.  Winners were officially recognized during an awards ceremony May 3rd at the Indiana Convention Center (Sagamore Ballroom) in downtown Indianapolis.

The BPWI is an annual competition hosted by the ICC, in an effort to recognize outstanding companies that foster and promote a positive employee culture which is evident through the company’s appreciation and value shown toward each employee. The results are determined based on anonymous surveys which are submitted directly to a third party survey company by employees. 

United has been selected as Best Places to Work in Indiana nine times and entered into the BPWI Hall of Fame in 2014. Hall of Fame companies are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least 60% of the time in the program’s history.

 

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ACEC Indiana Grand Project Award Winner!

Congratulations to INDOT, the city of Fishers, and Hamilton County on the honor of being selected as the Grand Project Award Winner in the 30th Annual ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards Competition for the New Interchange at I-69 and 106th Street project! The interchange is one of the first oval interchanges built in the United States and the ONLY ONE built over an interstate.

Last November, the project was selected among a handful of Honor Award recipients who were in the running to be crowned as the Grand Project of the Year. Despite stiff competition, the interchange was announced during the Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet on March 15th as taking top honors for this year’s event.

United Consulting designed the new interchange and managed the project delivery including the professional services for topographic survey, roundabout operations, utility coordination, land acquisition management, and road, bridge, retaining wall, and hydraulic design.

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ACEC Indiana Honor Award Recipient

Congratulations to INDOT, the city of Fishers, and Hamilton County on another successful project!

The New Interchange at I-69 and 106th Street is one of the first oval interchanges built in the United States and the only one built over an interstate. In addition, ACEC Indiana just announced the project has been selected as the recipient of an Honor Award in the Engineering Excellence Awards 2018 competition.

The new interchange provides unique access into the city of Fishers while alleviating traffic congestion and encouraging economic development in the area.

United Consulting designed the new interchange and managed the project delivery including the professional services for topographic survey, roundabout operations, utility coordination, land acquisition management, and road, bridge, retaining wall, and hydraulic design.

Click here to see complete project details.

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