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October Statewide Meeting

Union Square Campus | Greensboro, NC
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 2:00 PM

Get Your Continuing Education Credits!

Join CPN members Thursday afternoon, October 19th, in Greensboro for our fall statewide meeting as we spot-light one of our 2017 Star Award winning project ($10-$25 million), Union Square Campus.

A great opportunity to connect with CPN members from across the state, expand your network, and receive CEU's. The October statewide meeting is complimentary for all CPN members and their invited guests. Guests are encouraged to attend.

An In Depth Look at A Star Award Project: Union Square Campus

Union Square Campus is a state of the art teaching facility for healthcare personnel and nursing students. The build-ing features a sleek modern design and has training and simulation labs, an auditorium, lounge and study spaces.

The first building at Union Square Campus is a partner-ship between Cone Health, Guilford Technical College, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. These institutions com-bined resources with public and pri-vate partners to create the new teaching campus at Union Square. The Union Square pro-ject is part of a large community initiative to breathe life back into downtown Greensboro while also satisfying the community’s need for a health care education space. By combining resources, the project stakeholders elimi-nated the need for individual training facilities on their own campuses, and provid-ed a much higher quali-ty facility than any of the institutions could provide alone.

The site was a ?brownfield? or brown site, meaning the land was originally used for industrial purposes. Our redevelopment into a communal education building is adaptive re-use of a space that was previously not serving the community it any way.

The project is LEED Certified Silver. It scored 23 out of 26 points on the Sustainable Sites category. Our team worked to reduce pollution by controlling soil erosion, sed-imentation and airborne dust. 26 percent of our construc-tion materials were recycled, and we ensured that 79 per-cent of construction waste was diverted from landfills. The team ensured optimized energy performance by installing sustainable and energy-efficient systems.

Get the inside scoop on this star award winning project from John Merrill, University Gateway Research Park and other CPN project team members.

Meeting Details

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:00 PM - Program (CEU's available)
Tours & Reception Immediately following program

Where: Meeting will take place at Union Square Campus Room #246 124 E. Gate City Blvd. | Greensboro, NC 27403
Free Parking available in adjacent parking lot

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President's Report

Dear Fellow CPN Members,

I hope everyone had a great summer and looking forward to getting back engaged with CPN as fall quickly approaches!

Our June Statewide meeting at UNC Greensboro’s Kaplan Center was a huge success. We had a great turnout with mem-bers from each of our (3) regions across the state and many guests. Star Award projects such as this shows the power and strength of CPN in how it connects members throughout the construction industry. For the Kaplan Center project, there were CPN members from a total of (9) different companies! Many thanks go out to CPN member Matt Takacs and other members of this Star Award project for putting together an excellent program that included a tour of the facility. It is easy to see why this project was selected to receive a Star Award!

CPN is in its 20th year as an association. As a way to help commemorate our 20th anniversary, our membership committee established a goal to receive 20 new members on CPN’s 20th Anniversary, which we are calling ?20 on 20?. Our membership committee being led by Stephanie Cooper has been very busy this year. With already receiving (6) new members since May and many other nominees in the pipeline, we are on track to achieve our goal of 20 new members. Much thanks to our mem-bers for taking the time to nominate new members. Please keep the nominations coming in to help us achieve our goal!

Fall brings on many fun CPN activities that includes our Annual Golf Tournament and Sporting Clays Events. Please come support these two events as they are our two major fundraisers for CPNi. CPNi has two trips planned this fall to NC towns of Burnsville and Erwin. These town workshops are great opportunities to volunteer and provide our expertise to help these small towns. I have now personally participated in two CPNi town trips and have found them to be very rewarding. Please support CPNI by personally volunteering for the next town visit and attending our fundraising events.

If you are looking for ways to get connected within CPN, there are numerous opportunities. Between attending a Regional monthly meeting; our (3) Statewide Meetings; our Annual Golf Tournament; our annual Sporting Clays event; our Holiday Par-ty; volunteering for one of our CPNi small town workshops trips; and our Annual Meeting in the Spring, there should be some-thing that interest you and fits into your schedule. Also, we are always looking for members to serve on our committees. Of course, you can always pick up the phone and call one of your fellow CPN members to ask for their help on your next project!

Thank you all for your service to CPN/CPNi and look forward to seeing everyone at our next Statewide meeting that is being planned for October in Greensboro!

Best Wishes,

Chuck Cardwell
CPN President
SKA Consulting Engineers, Inc.

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Association Updates

CPN Is Celebrating 20 Years

To celebrate CPN's 20th anniversary we'll be launching a "20 for 20" campaign, an anniversary logo, a spectacular 2018 Annual Conference at the Omni Grove Park Inn celebrating our history (April 27-29, 2018), and raffling off a (2) night stay at the Omni Grove Park Inn.

Purchase a Raffle Ticket for a (2) night stay at the Omni Grove Park Inn with golf. Proceeds go to help making our 2018 conference the best one yet! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at CPN events or by calling the CPN office at 336-379-0603.

CPN Institute Update

CPNI continues to expand our mission to help rural NC towns and we have a busy calendar! We currently have two upcoming town workshops scheduled for the fall. Thanks to all the volunteers we had from CPN to participate in the town workshops. The money raised at our golf tournament and sporting clays tournament goes to help CPNI continue to make a difference in NC. If you’re not aware, Randy Benson will be joining us at several CPNI and CPN events to capture moments for a CPNI marketing piece.

The Burnsville town workshop is scheduled for October 12th & 13th. The team will be holding a Downtown and Main Street Visioning Session. Thanks to CPN Member Stephanie Cooper who took the lead in getting Burnsville's interest in CPNI and our town workshops.

Burnsville Team Members include:
Stephanie Cooper, Moseley Architects– Team Leader
Aaron Bopp, SKA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Brian Crutchfield, Timmons Group
Carly Everhart – Analyst/Intern Appalachian State
Carolyn Fryberger – NC Growth
Chuck Cardwell, SKA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Jeanine Bachtel, UNCC
Laura Budd, The Budd Law Group
Michael P. Lester, Element Analytical, PLLC
Pat Fogleman, CPN Staff
Randy Benson – Videographer

The Erwin town workshop is scheduled for November 16th & 17th. CPNI will meet with town leaders to evaluate and advise on their empty buildings on their main street. Also, with Campbell University 4 miles away, they are look-ing to being able to fill the storefronts to attract business from the University Doug Burns, ksq design is the town leader for a workshop.

Erwin Team Members Include:
Doug Burns, ksq design – Team Leader
Anne Goodson, Barringer Construction
Avery Monroe, RMF Engineering, Inc.
Carolyn Fryberger, NC Growth
Emily Hinton, Lindsey Architects
Jessica Freeman, CPN Staff
Jim Schenck, Conner Gwyn Schenck
Martine Aurelien, Analyst/Intern NC Growth
Mike Bedell, Balfour Beatty Construction
Phil Jones, UNCC

We are communicating with a few other towns to include Mount Gilead and Wentworth who have expressed interest in CPNI town workshops. So keep posted for addition-al towns for the Spring!

I can never say enough "Thanks" to Pat and Jessica for all they do in assisting with the arrangements required for set-ting up the town workshops. It is a lot of work making those arrangements and a lot of paperwork for volunteer and intern agreements, MOU's , insurance etc!

Hope that each of you have a great fall and looking forward to have new volun-teers for our spring workshops!

Jeanine Bachtel
2017-2018 CPNI Chairman

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In Memory of

In Memory of Holt Gwyn

September 11, 1949—September 18, 2017

We are saddened to share with you the passing of Mr. Allen Holt Gwyn, a long time CPN member and partner with the law firm of Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC.

Allen Holt Gwyn, civic leader and na-tionally renowned construction lawyer, arbitrator and mediator passed away Monday, September 18, 2017.In his pro-fessional life, Holt was a leader and a builder. When he participated in a civic or professional organization he rose in the leadership, helped to build the organization and often left it in better shape than it was before. He was a man of honor and in-tegrity. Holt was insightful and had a keen intellect. Always willing to help others, he was a remarkable mentor to those seeking direction as to how to succeed in a legal career. Holt touched many lives in a positive way. His impact on the construction law bar has been invaluable.

He was a renaissance man, who had many interests and many talents. It seemed to those who knew him best that he kept current with everything, be it news of the day, de-velopments in the field of law, sports, music, literature or the latest trends in art. Holt was a talented musician and singer. He gave generously of his time and talents to many community and civic organizations and agencies.

Contributions can be made in Holt's memory to:
Downtown Greenway, 203 South Church Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 Greensboro Symphony, 200 North Davie Street, Suite 301, Greensboro, NC 27401 Eastern Music Festival, P.O. Box 22026, Greensboro, NC 27420

Our sincere sympathy is extended to Beth and her family and our friends at Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC during this time.

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Member News

Congratulations Clark Nexsen

Let’s Hear It For Their Accomplishments

Clark Nexsen wins AIA North Carolina Firm of the Year Award – 9.15.17

Duke University’s Edens Quad Residence Renova-tion received an Honor Award from AIA North Car-olina - 9.15.17

Carolina Day Lower School Addition and Renovation in Asheville received a Merit Award from AIA North Car-olina – 9.15.17

If you want to know more about what’s coming up at Clark Nexsen - NC, we are presenting sessions with our clients at the three following conferences in October:



  • SCUP Southern Regional

Janet Brooks & Jason Jones, Clark Nexsen are CPN Members in the Western region.

Congratulations HICAPS, Inc.

CPN Companies Keep Bringing In The Titles, Congrats On Your Awards

  • North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) Award for Excellence and Innovation in Federal Con-struction and Infrastructure Programs. This is the first time this award has been given to a General Contrac-tor.

  • NC United States Green Building Council (USGBC) - 2017 Sustainable Leadership Award for Built Green Large Commercial Construction for the VA Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV Design Build 5MW Solar Pho-to Voltaic System.

Peyton Fairbank, Dan Hood, Daniel Hood, and Mark Koenig, HICAPS, Inc. are CPN members in the Piedmont Region.

Spotlight on New Atlantic Contracting, Inc.

Cheers for New Atlantic Contracting Inc. for being recog-nized as a Triad ?Best Places to Work? Company for the Triad Business Journal.

What a great honor as New Atlantic celebrates their 15 year anniversary!

Recently completed projects for New Atlantic Contracting, Inc. include:

  • All Saints Anglican Church New Facility Architect: McLeod Associates/Architect

  • International Market Centers New Showroom for Christopher Guy Architect: Freeman Kennett Architects

  • Wake County Public School System Bryan Road Elementary School Architect: Clark Nexsen PC

Ricky Adkins, New Atlantic Contracting, Inc. is a CPN member in the Piedmont Region.

For Your Funny Bone

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Membership Corner

Welcome CPN’s Newest Members


You Say It’s Your Birthday...

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Golf Tournament Recap

A Look Back at the 2017 CPN Annual Golf Tournament

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming CPN Programs

CPN has many networking opportunities this year. From shooting golf balls to shooting sporting clays. Plenty of ways to get to know your fellow members. Well shoot, come on out to all of them…

Oct. 3 Western Lunch & Learn at Wayne Brothers
Oct. 5 Piedmont Lunch & Learn at Van Dyke Perf. Center
Oct. 19 Statewide meeting Union Square Campus
Nov. 10 Sporting Clays Tournament
Nov. 16 Western CC (talk turkey at the November CC)
Dec. 15 Annual Holiday Party

Check the CPN website to confirm dates and locations for all events.

“Shots” Fired for CPNI

Friday, November 10, 2017 | Hunting Creek Preserves

We’re Going to Celebrate in Style...2018 Annual Conference

April 27-29, 2018

Join us as we celebrate CPN's 20th anniversary at the luxurious Omni Grove Park Inn - a timeless retreat in an idyllic setting with a rich and storied history, spectacular views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, and a recent property renovation. CPN's is returning to the Grove Park Inn and bringing back our roots. To celebrate CPN's 20th anniversary we'll be launching a "20 for 20" campaign, an anniversary logo, a spectacular 2018 Annual Conference celebrating our history, and raffling off a (2) night stay at the Omni Grove Park Inn.

Save the date and watch your emails for more information!

Join the Conference Planning Committee

This committee is in charge of organizing all aspects of the conference, social functions, and general session program. This committee may also work with other businesses for sponsorship and networking opportunities. If you enjoy event planning, this is a fun and rewarding way to serve CPN of NC. Contact us at info@ cpnofnc.org if interested

CPN Membership Drop

Membership Dues Renewal is coming to an end. If you have not yet paid your dues, your membership will be made inactive on Friday, October 27, 2017.

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