J&S leaders speak at AIA conference
Monday, Jul 23, 2012
Jack Stites speaks at the American Institute of Architects’ Central Kentucky Chapter conference.
COOKEVILLE – Members of J&S Construction’s management team were recently asked to speak at a weekend conference for the American Institute of Architects’ Central Kentucky Chapter, held at the Lake Barkley State Resort Lodge in Cadiz, Ky.
Jack Stites, J&S Construction president, joined Johnny Stites, chief executive officer, to present J&S’ approach to energy-efficient design. The presentation highlighted J&S’ LEED Gold Certified Tactical and Equipment Maintenance Facility (TEMF), which was completed in August 2010. This $13 million project resulted in an outstanding rating by the Corps for performance, as well as marking the first LEED Gold Certification at the Corps of Engineers’ Ft. Campbell base and for the Louisville District.
The conference also included a presentation by Dr. Kit Wessler of Murray State University on his work to restore the Wycliffe Mounds, a presentation by AIA’s Anne St. Aignan providing the history and research of Lake Barkley Lodge, a visit by Kentucky Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker in which she provided the parks department’s new initiative on energy efficiency and energy management, as well as a presentation on Edward Durell Stone given by his architect son, Hicks Stone, AIA.
J&S Construction has been invited to speak at several conferences regarding its energy-efficient techniques, including a conference at the U.S. Green Building Council Middle Tennessee Chapter in fall 2011.
J&S attended both the 2011 and 2010 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Construction Roundtable Conferences, which are held for contractors, designers, suppliers and government officials. During the 2010 conference, J&S was awarded the Commander Coin of Excellence from Col. Keith Landry for its work on the TEMF. This coin is awarded at the discretion of the commanding officer for excellent performance in service to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Competitive pricing and LEED expertise played a large role in J&S’s selection. J&S Construction currently has two contracts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District. The two contracts, both located at Ft. Campbell, Ky., include a $12.2 million vehicle maintenance facility for the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, as well as an $8.4 million contract for the Sustainment Brigade Complex Administration Facility. This building serves as Ft. Campbell’s pilot project for sustainable design and is designed by the Corps of Engineers to meet LEED Silver requirements by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
J&S Construction has designed and built more than 131,000 square feet of LEED certified space, and this facility will be the seventh project J&S will have certified through USGBC. To learn more energy-efficient building techniques, visit www.jsconstruction.com or call (931) 528-7475.