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Chrysler Museum of Art Project Team Wins Safety Award

Posted on January 28, 2013 in News

Congratulations to the Chrysler Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation project team for their efforts towards safety! The construction team, consisting of Robbie Roberts, project manager; Chris Smith, superintendent; and Cliff Ringenberg, superintendent, are the recipients of the “Excellence in Safety” award for the fourth quarter of 2012.

“It is obvious that safety is not an afterthought with the team at the Chrysler Museum,” said Mark Lambert, KBS safety director. ”Anyone who believes that safety is a production-inhibitor should visit the Chrysler Museum to witness firsthand that schedule demands and safety can both be met with remarkable efficiency.”

Not only did the team maintain a clean, near violation-free jobsite, but they also distanced themselves from their competitors for safety recognition for their impeccable coordination, communication and planning for safety. The Safety Department is included in subcontractor coordination meetings for each phase of the project. All subcontractors on site are given their jobsite safety orientation immediately upon arrival to the site. Weekly safety meetings are documented, as well as weekly Superintendent jobsite safety inspections.

The expansion and renovation project revamps the 155,200-square-foot, two-story museum, adds an additional 11,000 square feet of new gallery space in two new wings, and includes associated landscaping and site work. The additional space enables the museum to exhibit more works from its world-class collection and provides opportunities to showcase new acquisitions.

The award was presented by Lambert and Rich Lee, vice president of operations. Congratulations to Robbie, Chris and Cliff for their dedication to safety!

The Chrysler Museum of Art is one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art museums with a world-class collection of more than 30,000 objects, including one of the great glass collections in America.