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Tallgrass Brewing Company selects Neenan as partner for regional craft brewery

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Design-Build firm to Oversee the Largest Brewery in Kansas FORT COLLINS, COLO. — The Neenan Company, a fully integrated design-build firm based in Colorado, is pleased to announce its selection as the design-builder for Tallgrass Brewing Company’s new brewing facility. Tallgrass will be acquiring an existing 60,000 square foot building in Manhattan, Kansas, which it [...]

Summer Reading List – Not Just for the Beach

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We all love the summer beach read.  You know the ones you don’t want to put down.  When’s the last time you read a book that had direct relevance and potential for impact on your business?  We have recently come across two books that have done just that; The Speed of Trust, by Stephen M.R. [...]

Be quiet, I can’t think.

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My office is my home away from home.  I spend more time there than in any one other space.  If you are a nester like me, the environment you choose to work in matters.  I have worked in an underground office, private office, cubicle, and now an open team space. Last September, The Neenan Company [...]

Transforming Healthcare: Tri-Valley Healthcare Systems

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With healthcare now 17% of GDP, strategic facility investments, which achieve population health management and integrated care are critically important to healthcare decision makers. Developing space for delivering team oriented primary care medical home care, preventative education, medically integrated health and wellness, expanded outpatient diagnostics and outpatient surgery will serve to enhance market share capture [...]

The Change Agent for Health

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Located in the heart of southwestern Nebraska is a progressive healthcare system with a clear vision of the future of healthcare.  Tri Valley Health System (www.trivalleyhealth.com) located in Cambridge, NE understands that as the community healthcare provider, they stand as the leaders and change agents for the future of the community.  Life in this area [...]

Leadership For/Beyond Architecture: AIA 2013

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The upcoming 2013 AIA conference in Denver is focused on “Leadership for Architecture” and “Leadership Beyond Architecture,” and will examine architects’ roles as civic leaders. In an effort to understand what these themes mean for architects in the community, we asked several architects at Neenan for their perspective on the theme. Below are our questions, [...]

Simulation Modeling With Michelle Fisher, Nick Poro and Megan Ellis

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Would you like to know how your building feels before it is built? Would you like to ‘try it on’ for size? Or flow? If so, simulation modeling is for you! This very powerful and comprehensive analytical tool can mimic real life processes and help you make informed decisions when building a new facility, making [...]

Experimenting with couches, curtains, and collaboration

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What if your manager gave your team $250 per person to remake your office?  Would you take him or her up on it?  We did.  Instead of moving our systems furniture that while comfortable, restricted any nimble mobility for teams, we decided to throw caution to the wind and experiment with new furniture, new team [...]

Design for Embodied Energy: Going Beyond LEED Platinum with the Powerhouse Energy Institute at Colorado State University

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When we last wrote about the partnership between The Neenan Company and the Powerhouse Energy Institute  earlier this year, we spoke of the exterior plans for the project’s design with Bob Hosanna. In Part 2 of this series on the project, we speak with Bob Hosanna and Michelle Goodwin to catch a glimpse of how [...]

Mark Graban on Healthcare Kaizen: A Review by Miguel Burbano and Whitney Churchill

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In this new book, Graban and Swartz offer a new and innovative approach towards improving the healthcare delivery system.  Unlike previous attempts by too many others, the book introduces the reader to the concept of “Kaizen”, often described as the source of Toyota’s transformation into an auto giant, acclaimed worldwide for its quality and service. [...]