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Mentoring Program visits Marlin's Baseball Stadium Site

On Saturday, May 8th, 2010, the Florida Marlins, Hunt/Moss J.V. and Baker Concrete hosted the ACE Mentor Program of South Florida for a once in a lifetime tour of the new baseball stadium under construction in Miami, Florida. The event was filmed by National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) based in Gainesville, Florida and featured in their 2010 Build Your Future Video, released every October during Careers in Construction Week.

Forty students from schools in Broward (Plantation High School and ATC Magnet High School), Palm Beach County (Atlantic High School) and Martin County (South Fork High School) were given the mandatory safety orientation followed by presentations by Hunt/Moss J.V. about the project design using BIM (Building Information Modeling) and the VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) process. Students learned about how LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) was incorporated and Baker Concrete showed students how the retractable roof was constructed.

Following the presentations was a tour of the stadium construction site focusing on the track beam installation for the retractable roof, precast stair and MEP installation, masonry wall construction, rebar assembly for columns and the sequence of concrete and roof steel.

Students were provided lunch and had their picture taken with Billy the Marlin. Students and project staff were interviewed for the 2010 Build Your Future Video.

The event was facilitated by Current Builders CEO Charles Reid, the founding President of the ACE Mentor Program of South Florida and was also attended by two of Current Builders employees, Staci Thirlwell - Assistant Project Manager and David Thirlwell - VDC/BIM Manager, ACE mentors at Plantation High School.

View article written by WSVN, News Channel 7

View BYF 2010 Video featuring ACE tour of Marlin's Stadium.

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