Kentucky OSHA-CPP-Denark Site Based Partnership


for the

Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center

Representatives from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Owensboro-Daviess County Industrial Development Authority, and Denark Construction, Inc. met on the construction site of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at 10 a.m. CDT to sign the "Site-Based Partnership" agreement. The execution of this agreement formalizes among these parties their mutual agreement to provide a safe and healthful working environment for employees in the construction of the project.

The purpose of this partnership is to have a significant impact on the elimination of injuries and illnesses and to implement safety and health programs that assist the Construction Manager and their subcontractors in providing a workplace free of conditions that jeopardize employee safety and health. Over the period of construction for the project, there will literally be hundreds of construction workers involved. The goal of this partnership is to protect these workers from injuries and illnesses. Every employer will be committed to achieving employee safety and health and to providing a workplace that is free of recognized hazards.

Mark Brown, Labor Cabinet Secretary, had this to say about the partnership signing, "Construction Partnerships have a track record of success in protecting Kentucky workers. The Labor Cabinet is pleased to join Denark and the Owensboro-Daviess County Industrial Development Authority as a partner on this very important project.

Denark Construciton recently completed a similar partnership with the State of Kentucky on the new $50 Million Science Building at Eastern Kentucky University, where the project was completed with zero lost-time accidents and no safety violations. At Denark, the safety program is not just a written program; it is an active company-wide commitment from the owners to the employees in the field. Denark's mission statement begins with the premise, "Insist on quality and safety in every aspect of our work."

The Construction Protection Partnership (CPP) Program has been very successful, and participation has grown in recent years. The program is administered by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Office of Occupational Safety and Health, Education, and Training Division. The program is designed to last the life of the construction project, with safety and health consultants from the OSH Division of Education and Training making routine, scheduled visits to the site and conducting safety audits. Denark will be the eleventh (11th) active CPP site, with other sites ranging as far east as Pikeville and as far west as Paducah.

Kingsport Aquatic Center and Greater Kingsport YMCA Kingsport, Tennessee

Denark Construction was selected by the City of Kingsport and the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA to serve as Construction Manager/General Contractor for their new $23.5 Million state-of-the art aquatic facility. The 83,700 SF facility contains competition natatoriums with moveable bulkheads, indoor and outdoor leisure natatoriums with water features and interactive fountains, full commercial kitchen, and freestanding Pavilion for poolside dining.

Owner: City of Kingsport & Greater Kingsport Family YMCA

Architect: Lose & Associates, Inc.

Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton - Campus Consolidation Elizabethton, Tennessee

Denark Construction was selected via a qualifications based selection process by the Tennessee Board of Regents to serve as the Construction Manager/General Contractor for the consolidation of the existing Elizabethton Campus.

This 14.5 Million project will consist of four new structures and renovation of the existing education building:

  1. A 36,300 SF Administration & Technology building containing the Campus Administration, bookstore, multi-purpose room, Business System Technology, Computer, Information Technology, Technology Foundation, and Electricity and Electronics.
  2. A 27,000 SF Skills Shops building housing welding, pipefitting, HVAC, and Millwright classrooms and labs.
  3. A 16,500 SF Vehicle Shops building constructed to facilitate teaching diesel and automotive mechanics.
  4. A 1,5000 SF Vehicle Shops Wash Bay.
  5. Interior renovation of the existing building to expand both the Practical Nursing and Certified Nursing Assistant programs.

The facility is to be designed and constructed in compliance with the State of Tennessee Sustainability Guidelines.

Owner: Tennessee Board of Regents/Tennessee Technology Center

Architect: Reedy & Sykes/Shaw & Shanks, a Joint Venture

Omega Center International Facility Cleveland, Tennessee

Based upon Denark's past experience in convention and conference centers, our response to the owner's Request for Proposal, and our team's interview, the Denark Team was awarded the Construction Manager/General Contractor contract to construct the new 70,000 SF, $16.1 Million conference center. The facility includes a 3,000 seat auditorium with flat floor, a 500-seat meeting room, administrative offices, a caretaker's apartment, and several sleeping rooms.

Owner: Perry Stone Ministries

Architect: Trinity Health Group

Roane State Community College - Oak Ridge Campus Expansion Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Denark Construction was selected via a qualifications-based selection process by the Tennessee Board of Regents to serve as the Construction Manager/General Contractor for the expansion of the existing Oak Ridge Campus.

The scope of work on this $12 Million project includes site improvements (200 parking spaces) and construction of a two-story building of approximately 47,000 SF to include classrooms, lecture halls, labs and offices. The facility is being designed incorporating multiple sustainable design strategies to attain LEED Silver certification.

Owner: Tennessee Board of Regents/Roane State Community College

Architect: Upland Design Group

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