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THE BREW WHAT’S PERCOLATING AT BG BUILDINGWORKS

VOLUME 7 MARCH 2022

IN THIS ISSUE Project Wins + Snapshots A Record Breaking Month | March Calendar The Next 30 | Staff Picks Bart & Yeti’s Bar and Ticket To Ride | Let’s Play Plexers...The Sequel

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THE BREW’S GUEST WHISPERER What’s Brewing? Unless you’re spending too much time under a rock (which is totally awesome due to the cool temps and high likelihood of solace), things are poppin’ and have been for awhile. It’s easy to say, but finding time to recharge and catch a breather is key to surviving the mad dash. Spring is close and getting outside means new activities and loads of light - which I crave. At the end of February, BG announced our annual All Staff Retreat is back on! This is exciting for a few different reasons. Over the last two years, no matter how well you’ve individually handled the pandemic, there was probably at least a few moments of thinking “WTH and will this ever end?” Though I don’t have a crystal ball (or consult an astrologer), the stars seem to be realigning and the tide seems to be turning. Instead of hearing about the pandemic, folks in addition to scientists are folding the world “endemic” into our everyday vernacular. There’s hope in that and in part, that’s what the All Staff Retreat offers - a renewal. Re-engaging in person BG’ers to strengthen our teams; exploring development opportunities, and re-igniting a curiosity of new things and people. Perhaps the event can offer inspiration too, individually and collectively, that we can turn into action. Planning is in full swing for the annual gathering and BG is structuring the days leading up to the Thursday event to maximize BG’ers being in one place. How can we be more of a cohesive team? What continued refinement do standards need? How do we evolve as consultants? And, what other things will help in client, project, and team collaboration? The rejuvenation of being together as a collective cannot be understated, even for those who may want to simply put their heads down and plow through work. Yes, that’s important; as is getting reacquainted in person with those we spend a good chunk of time with every day. So, mark your calendars for Thursday, May 26 and gear up for an exciting day!

KAREN CRILLY, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & CLIENT RELATIONS

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march march march march The madness is here – no, not the lunacy of basketball or even the settling of debts associated with the Ides of March. No, it’s National Nutrition month and it’s a great way to establish (or re-establish) healthier habits. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors the annual campaign of education and awareness to bring attention to the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activities habits. Most of us know what we should do, but may struggle with the actual and practical application of doing it and/or doing it constantly. I mean, who hasn’t Jones-ed for milk chocolate versus dark chocolate; finding that you’ve plowed your way to the bottom of the chip bag; not having enough veggies at dinner; or skipping that walk or run because it’s just too cold/hot. The month isn’t about shaming or scolding you into perfection, but offering helpful tips to improve your habits – sometimes small steps lead to big leaps and a healthier you.

Week 1:

Eat a variety of nutritious foods. Use all food groups, read nutrition fact labels & eat fave cultural foods and celebrate traditions.

Four Weeks to N

A quick and easy way to Week 2:

Talk to a pro. Ask DR for referral of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), find RDN focused on your needs & get custom info to meet goals.

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A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

march march march march march march Interested in learning what should be on your plate versus what is on it now? The USDA has a great quiz you can take to help learn more about the food you consume.

Visit MyPlate.gov

Nutrition

o healthful eating Week 3:

Plan meals & snacks Pick healthful recipes, create a grocery list of nutritious foods, predict meals while out & plan for healthful choices.

Week 4:

Create tasty foods at home. Learn cooking & meal prep skills, try worldly flavors or foods & enjoy meals w/ friends and family often.

Source: eatright.org

A Local Watering Hole – Bart & Yeti’s Bar Where tall tales and waggin’ tails come to meet. Nothing goes better together than good people, good food, cold beer, and friendly canines. This is likely the mantra of Sam Gale (AVN) whose recommendation this month is one of Vail’s last standing bars from the fun and fabulous 1980s. Bart & Yeti’s was the namesake from Bart, Sam’s dad’s best friend’s dog. As the story goes: Bart was there for the love connection for President Gerald Ford’s dog Liberty to bring into existence a new puppy for Henry Kissinger. Not to be outdone with that political prowess, Sam’s own golden retrievers, Eli and Bucky are frequent patrons as she spent many 4th of July parades cheering from Bart & Yeti’s patio. A day of skiing is not complete without an aprés Blue Moon on a leather bar stool sitting next to Packy. A bonus is enjoying Normy Style wings, a dry-rubbed and barbecued delicacy that is crispy and flavorful without the mess. If you think you’ve had your favorite wings, Sam challenges you to try Normy’s and she’ll even buy you an order at the bar! All Aboard – Ticket To Ride Criss-crossing the tracks of America. If you’re a reader of the Brew, you may remember back a year ago during her first staff pick how competitive Jenna Durdy (DEN) is – and the only thing that’s changed this time around is her last name! With the similar sentiment of her original statement of her passion of playing games, Jenna continues her “love to crush her family” and recommends Ticket to Ride for her second recommendation. With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride is a great board game that most can learn in under 15 minutes. Like the railroad tycoons of the 19th century, players claim routes across North America and draw cards to help build long routes by connecting distant cities. Players earn points by completing routes and the player who builds the longest continuous route earns extra points. It’s a thrilling game, that is crowd-pleasing; well, maybe that depends on who you’ll playing with – if it’s Jenna, she’s out to win and may make you cry. March 2022 |

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PROJECT

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Evergreen Vail Redevelopment | VAIL, CO HOSPITALITY

CLIENT | SOLARIS REDEVELOPMENT CO. Destinations Design Studio spearheads this approximately 500,000SF condo redevelopment and Erin Pasold (FTC) is PM and Eric Rubottom (FTC) as PIC and is BG’s largest contract win.

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Lovington 6th Grade Academy TAB Services | LOVINGTON, NM EDUCATION

CLIENT | ENOCH MECHANICAL INC. Providing testing, adjusting, and balancing services for 24 RTUs the secondary school within the Lovington Municipal School District. Pete Bond (DEN) will oversee project as a PM.

OpenEye Scientific Software | SANTA FE, NM COMMERCIAL CLIENT | KDC MECHANICAL Renovation of mechanical and plumbing systems for a 30,00 SF office space for a company focused on development of scientific software. Morgan Royce (ABQ) will serve as PM.

$32,0

CONTRACT V

99 Lookout Ridge Residence | TELLURIDE, CO RESIDENTIAL

CLIENT | CCY ARCHITECTS Bill Larson (AVN) serves as PM for the 6,600 SF residence in Mountain Village. BG is providing MEP and lighting design services.

$99,300

CONTRACT VALUE

Pima Medical Institute - Cutler Renovation | ALBUQUERQUE, NM HEALTHCARE CLIENT | MULLEN HELLER ARCHITECTURE, PC. The renovation of nearly 5,000SF in an existing building will transform into a veterinary tech lab and a dental hygiene lab spaces. BG is providing MEP design services and Morgan Royce (ABQ) is the PM.

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Carnegie Center For Creativity Building Gallery | FORT COLLINS, CO CIVIC

CLIENT | [AU] WORKSHOP Enlighten Design Studio’s specialty lighting of the 3,300SF gallery space is part of the overall art center’s renovation. Anna-Lisa Conners (AVN) is the PM.

$9,080

CONTRACT VALUE

New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department - Pinetree Phase 3 | SANTA FE, NM GOV’T

CLIENT | ORCOM - A DIVISION OF ORTEGA COMPANIES, INC. Morgan Royce (ABQ) is leading BG’s team for the mechanical and plumbing renovation of CYFD’s building, which inc replacing the HVAC system for the whole building. BG is also installing a new chiller and boiler system with fan coils.

CIVIC Immaculate Conception Church - HVAC Replacement (Johnson Controls) | COMMERCIAL Foothills Golf Course Clubhouse (Jo Renovation (Hord Coplan Macht) | Tucumcari School District - Elementary School HVAC Conversion (Greer Stafford/SJCF Architecture) | G TAB (Enoch Mechanical) | GOVERNMENT City Hall Heat Pump (City of Westminster) | City of Albuquerque Gateway Center Ph 1 (Mulle AntiCoagulation Services T.I. (MEDesign Architectural Group) | University of New Mexico Hospitals X-Ray Added Services (Hartman+Ma One River Run Ski School T.I. (OZ Architecture) | Boyne Highlands Mountain Lodge Phase 2 (OZ Architecture) | Lone Rock Retreat - Hum (Homewood Village Resorts) | RESIDENTIAL Sardy House Renovation - Chiller Replacement Design Permit (Brewster McLeod Architect 4200 Kalamath Block (OZ Architecture) | Nore Trust Residence - Geothermal (Robert A.M. Stern Architects) | First Plaza - North Tower Re

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ver the course of BG’s more than 30-year existence, we’ve had several months of

million dollar contract awards. In February 2022, BG crushed previous records by amassing a

1.795M

ONTRACT VALUE

$27,200 CONTRACT VALUE

nearly $2.5 million contract award month. This is an incredible feat achieved by a combination of BG’s roster of long-term relationships as well as a few newly-formed ones from BG’s overall diverse client pool. The record-breaking month is truly a reflection of the dedication and service each of you demonstrates as true consultants. It could be said that we’re lucky, but sustained success is a little more intentional than simple luck.

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$22,000

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$52,000 CONTRACT VALUE

ohnson Nathan Strohe) | 320 Gold St Chiller Replacement (Johnson Controls) | EDUCATION Indian Peaks Elementary School Garrett Dormitory TAB (New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired) | Fairacres Elementary School Addition & Renovation en Heller Architecture) | HEALTHCARE First Choice Belen Clinic Addition (Gregory T Hicks and Associates) | Christus St. Vincent ajewski Design Group) | Cibola General Hospital - MRI Renovation & Facility Office Addition (KDC Mechanical) | HOSPITALITY midification at Lodge (OZ Architecture) | Taos Indian Hills Site Investigation (Taos Hotel Associates) | Homewood Resorts Acoustics ts) | One Riverfront Townhomes (Zehren and Associates) | 26th + Alcott - EV Chargers & Electrical Value Engineering (OZ Architecture) | esidence Renovation - MEP Analysis (Dekker/Perich/Sabatini) | Cusworth Residence Consulting (Chad Cusworth) March 2022 |

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Rachel Dominguez Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present. - JOAN RIVERS

Discipline | Mechanical Designer Home Office | Albuquerque Alma Mater | ITT Technical Institute Albuquerque

Knives Out | Started as a gift from her grandfather, Rachel has a growing collection of knives. Encompassing fixed-blade and pocketknives, her collection numbers beyond 50 and is an interest she shares with her stepbrother. Rachel always has a pocketknife handy and buys whatever she likes and is useful. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish | Not unlike Dr. Seuss’ famous book, Rachel loves to fish and has two favorite fishin’ holes via a scenic drive up to Jemez she like Fenton Lake. The second is a canal stocked by the New Mexico Fish and Game and has catfish, rainbow trout, and bass. Who Loves Beer? | Rachel does! She spends her free time visiting the plethora of local breweries and found favorites in Bosque Brewing Co, Steel Bender Brewyard, and Marble Brewery. No beer is complete without good food, and Rachel loves Steel Bender’s green chile stew. Road trip!

FRIDAY ALL STAFF CALLS March 11 | BG company and financial updates.

March

March 25 | Rapid fire project spotlights.

We all need help at times. One of the perks at BG is the Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), which is available to all employees and eligible dependents. The best part of this plan is that it’s 100% paid by BG! WHAT’S INCLUDED? - With unlimited, 24/7 telephone access to EAP professionals, you can discuss emotional well-being, family and relationships, healthy lifestyles, legal and financial matters, as well as work and life transitions. You can also get up to three face-to-face visits per issue per year.

EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY

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Nathan Aultman (ABQ)

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IT’S BIRTHDAY TIME

Laurentia Duffy (DEN)

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EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PL AN

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IT’S BIRTHDAY TIME

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BG PROGRAM PROFILE

A Brew News Flas

BG thanks every BG’er today and every day.

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POPCORN LOVERS’ DAY

Pop some joy today!

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

An extra hour of light, spring forward

No matter what side you fall on, the debate on changing time rages on. And, doesn’t change the fact that we’ll gain one more hour of daylight there’s nothing wrong with that!

WHAT’S YOUR

IT HAPPENED IN HISTORY

The formal term is disc jockey, coined by Walter Winchell in the 1930s and first appeared in print in a 1941 Variety mag. It was used to describe those who played phonograph records on the radio. Easily abbreviated to DJ, the history may not matter to BG’s inhouse DJ, Camille Summers (DEN), but they sure know how to “spin a record”. As the practice of deejaying has evolved over the decades, the equipment has changed, but not the final product - giving an audience great music to listen and dance a night away. Camille’s hobby of deejaying has been building for a little over two years. They got started when at a party, the music sets their friends played really inspired Camille to broaden their musical horizons. This eventually led to learning how to DJ their own mixes. With a love that captures the incredible feeling of playing loud music at a party and really cultivating the atmosphere for guests, Camille has fun watching friends go crazy dancing to mixes and discovering new music. It’s not only fun, but rewarding, and Camille continues to build their reper toire and someday would like to be good enough to be an opening act at a local concert. Check out Camille in DJ mode. Here they are throwing down tunes at a blacklight party where there was lots of UV body paint and glow sticks. Sounds like an electrifying time.

s h : L e t ’s L e a r n A b o u t A n I n - H o u s e P r o g r a m

Download the USI app and input passcode 459431 to log in to BG’s benefit portal. If you need help, contact Sam Gale.

March 31, 1889 | Dedicated in Paris and presided over by the tower ’s designer, Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower was mostly celebrated as a monument built in honor of the centenary of the French Revolution. The open-lattice, wrought-iron design was selected during a competition and Eiffel, a well-known bridge builder shared his mastery of metal construction. On his resume? The recently erected Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Despite some skepticism, he completed the tower under budget and in just two years. Only one worker lost his life during construction which was remarkable at the time for a project of that magnitude. The light, airy structure, was a technological wonder and within years became an architectural masterpiece. Nicknamed “Iron Lady” at the opening was reddish-brown; 10 years later was painted yellow; and now painted every seven years using 60 tons of paint in three shades, is more brown. Elevators ascend the structure on a curve and Eiffel worked with the Otis Elevator Company to design the tower’s famous glasscage elevators. The Eiffel Tower The Eiffel remained the Tower is 984’ tall, w o r l d ’s t a l l e s t supported m a n - m a d e by four structure for over masonry 40 years only to piers. be replaced by the Chrysler Building in N e w Yo r k in 1930.

Or call...

800-316-2796 EAP Customer Service

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ANNIVERSARY

ANNIVERSARY

David Lyle (AVN)

Duane Despain (ABQ)

ANNIVERSARY

NAT’L GOOF OFF DAY

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Victor Fallon (DEN)

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IT’S BIRTHDAY TIME

Pete Bond (DEN)

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March 14 | Pi Day BG’s newest paid holiday may also be the sweetest. Whether you do mathematical calculations or eat pie, enjoy a day off!

Make sure to have some fun!

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NAT’L TRIGLYCERIDES DAY

Yes, it’s a day, check your cholesterol. March 2022 |

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SAM GALE Skiing Vail with daddy Garton, brother Bart, and hubby Knuckles.

VICTOR FALLON Under Alex Scambos’ careful gaze, Victor tackles VR during game night.

TANISHA BARTLETT The Bartlett gang take in a cold and windy Grand Canyon.

DENVER CREW Enjoying snacks and libations, the team has fun during game night.

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KAREN CRILLY Discovering another kind of “Brew” while visiting the frigid Midwest.

BRENT SCHUMACHER Skiing Copper Mountain, Brent & girlfriend Abbie soak up the CO sunshine.

PAUL MORTENSEN Lookin’ badass on son Rowan’s 6th b-day, the fam rides bikes in the Bosque.

KRISTIN HANNA Kristin and boyfriend Connor celebrate her birthday at the Omaha Zoo.

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EMILY ROYAL Taking in a chilly day at Copper with former BG Rockstar, Austin Kipp.

THE COMPANY STORE

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EMAILS ARRIVE TO BG’ERS

MARCH 15

PLAY

...for real this time!

Show off your fun adventures in and outside of work.

Email photos with a quick caption to Karen by March 25! RAHUL DEODHAR The fam visits the weird but cool Meow Wolf

ALL STAFF RETREAT RETURNS

CONNECTION • CONTESTS • CONTENT • CUISINE

BJORN JONSSON & AMY REISER Teamwork extends beyond engineering; Bjorn helps Amy in VR 101.

SAVE THE DATE May 26, 2022 March 2022 |

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L E T ’ S P L AY Cine-PLEXED? The sequel.

THE BREW’S MONTHLY BRAIN TEASER

Another round of plexers, but this time put we’re focusing on movies. Using the cartoon-based pun, name the correct movie title and email/chat your answers with the corresponding number. The first three BG’ers with all

1 Not Iron Man; Kenny sings about it.

2 There’s no “con” in this franchise outing.

4 Who Drew it?

5 Ah, look at all the chatty farm animals.

7 Yep, it’s that powerful.

8 What an animated childhood game.

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movie title, there is a brief hint to help. Guess the correct answers win a gift card.

Technology has allowed us to connect, perform, improve, and leverage our resources beyond what was once imaginable. And one of the biggest is through time management apps. If you’re not taking advantage of some of the hundreds of time management tools out there, here are a few proven free time management apps suggested by Kirstin O’Donovan, Certified Life and Productivity Coach, Founder and CEO of Top Results Consulting (visit for more time management apps). Rescue Time – Use Your Time Wisely If you have doubts of you are using your time sensibly, this time management planner app will send you weekly reports to indicate what things are stealing your time. Aside from its automatic time-tracking feature, Rescue Time also has distraction blocking and efficient report tools. With this app, you’ll be shocked at how much time you’re actually wasting. Remember The Milk – Keep on Top of All Your Tasks If you’re struggling to manage everything you have to do, and you work with many different devices, then this is the app for you. Remember The Milk is a great free time management tool connecting with your mobile, computer, Gmail, Outlook, and more to streamline tasks. No longer do you have to remember which list is kept on what device.

6 Every hero has a checkered past.

A COMPASS TO BE WELL | HR THOUGHTS

3 Sometimes it’s about seeing the simplest direction.

March 2022 | It’s About Time Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 13 allowing us to spend extra hours of sunshine on the things that matter most in our lives.

Focus Keeper – Boost Motivation to Complete Tasks Some of the best time management apps leverage the Pomodoro Technique. The reason is simple, the Pomodoro Technique is one of the best time management tools around as it demands intense focus for a brief period of time. It is aimed at individuals who procrastinate and feel overwhelmed by tasks in particular. Focus Keeper is designed to enhance your focus and remove any anxiety you might have with time pressures. This is a great app to use if you want to prevent yourself and your team from being burned out. 1Password – Have All Your Passwords Remembered 1Password allows you to keep all your passwords in one encrypted database – protected by one password. This saves you time when you forget your passwords and need to retrieve them. This also allows you to use various passwords for different accounts, so you don’t compromise on security. Find more time management apps and tools HERE.

9 Kermit said it best, “it isn’t easy...”

Sam Gale HR Generalist March 2022 |

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