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IMC breaks ground in Philadelphia

On a beautiful spring afternoon, Penn Medicine and IMC Construction had a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Center for Healthcare Technology. Representatives from the University of Pennsylvania Health System joined IMC’s President / CEO, Robert Cottone to mark the first phase of construction. Located on Civic Center Boulevard, the first phase of the project will be a 250,000-square-foot, eight-story office building, which will be focused on information technology and human resources. A second phase of the project will add an additional 290,000 square feet and 10 stories, bringing the tower to a total height of 18 stories and 540,000 square feet.

Pictured from Left to Right: Robert Goodwin, Design Director from Perkins + Will; Dr. J. Larry Jameson, Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine; Dr. Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania; Ralph Muller, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System; Kevin Mahoney, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Executive Vice Dean for Integrative Services for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and Robert Cottone, President / CEO of IMC Construction.

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Arthur Brinkworth Joins IMC Construction

Veteran healthcare construction professional Arthur A. Brinkworth, PE, joined IMC Construction April 24, 2017 as a project director. With 32 years of experience, including 25 in healthcare facilities management for institutions including Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Brinkworth will immediately lend his skills and expertise to oversee IMC’s ongoing healthcare projects.

As an executive-level project director, Brinkworth will report to IMC CEO Robert Cottone. “Art’s depth of experience in healthcare facilities and construction management will be an asset to IMC and our clients,” said Cottone. “Art has managed teams and projects on behalf of major healthcare institutions, so he understands the owner’s objectives. His perspective will enhance our collaborative services.”

“I’ve spent the last 25 years of my career on the institutional side,” said Brinkworth. “I look forward to the opportunity to manage and grow IMC’s healthcare practice with the extensive technical background and emphasis on quality, cost control, and lean construction that my past work provided.”

The new hire bolsters IMC’s healthcare expertise to support a growing portfolio. The company has completed medical projects for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Penn Medicine, Main Line Health, Fox Chase Crozier-Keystone Cancer Partnership, Community Volunteers in Medicine, and Phoenixville Hospital.

Brinkworth spent eight years as corporate construction manager for Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children where he managed the award-winning $288 million 200-bed pediatric inpatient tower expansion, a $158 million infrastructure project, and $350 million in master plan renovations. Prior to that role, Brinkworth spent 18 years with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, including as assistant director of project management. His early experience includes six years as an engineering design professional concentrating on institutional infrastructure.

Brinkworth holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and National Fire Protection Association.

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Bring Your Child To Work Day 2017

IMC hosted our annual Bring Your Child to Work Day. IMC’s next generation enjoyed building bird houses, painting crafts and planting flowers. Kids learned about safety and why construction workers wear protective equipment. IMC’s VDC department demonstrated the drone and how we capture aerial images of our construction projects. A pizza party wrapped up the day and now the IMC kids think work is fun all the time!

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IMC receives Lasallian Impact Award

La Salle University has awarded IMC Construction, the inaugural recipient of the Lasallian Impact Award. Robert Cottone, President and CEO, received the award on the company’s behalf. The Lasallian Impact Award, honors an organization whose core values are similar to the University’s.

“I am very delighted to have Robert accept this award on his company’s behalf,” said La Salle University President Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D. “Not only is IMC a leader in its industry, they are dedicated to the common good and the dignity of others through sustained community service and civic engagement, much like La Salle is.”

IMC was honored to be presented with the award at La Salle’s 25th Annual Charter Dinner on March 25, 2017 at Normandy Farms in Blue Bell, Pa.

“Commitment to community is a core value for IMC,” said Robert Cottone, President and CEO of IMC Construction. “Along with the expertise we provide to help customers achieve their construction goals, we are proud to give back through corporate philanthropy, charitable investments and company-wide volunteerism. By incorporating philanthropy into how we conduct business, we collaborate with nonprofit organizations addressing vital issues and enhancing the quality of life in the communities where we live and work.”

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IMC Named Top Work Place

Once again, IMC has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by Philly.com. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

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Best Real Estate Deals

Two of IMC’s projects have been awarded “Best Real Estate Deals of 2016” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The 260,000 square foot, King of Prussia Town Center received Project of the Year and the $150 Million expansion of the King of Prussia Mall was named Honoree. The IMC team celebrated at the Awards ceremony on March 21. See photos of the event here.

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Have you seen the new King of Prussia Mall?!?

Check out IMC’s completed project at the King of Prussia Mall.
The Court and Plaza are now connected by an elevated connector link.
IMC is proud to be part of this team and to work with such a great client.

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IMC Completes Network Operations Center

IMC completed the renovation of the Network Operations Center for Comcast Communications in Voorhees, NJ.
The project included the renovation of the 45,000 SF facility to accommodate over 370 employees. The new space has four employee collaboration areas, training rooms, conference rooms and a full cafe with smaller pantries throughout the space.
The existing call center cabling, wires and infrastructure had to be traced, identifies and relocated to accommodate the new open exposed ceilings throughout the space without interfering with the day to day operations.

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Philly Heart Walk 2016

IMC is proud to announce 100% employee participation in the most recent Philadelphia Heart Walk on November 5th at Citizens Bank Park. As a company we surpassed our fundraising goal and raised over $38,000 to support the American Heart Association. IMC’s President/CEO, Robert Cottone served at the Heart Walk Chair and is pleased to announce that The Philadelphia Heart Walk has once again had a record breaking year raising $1.9 million for the mission. Thank you to all of the generous supporters! To learn more about the impact these fund will have Click Here.

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Robert Cottone Honored with ECHOES Award

ECHOES Around the World, a nonprofit organization that supports education, literacy, healthcare, and economic self-sufficiency in global communities, named IMC Construction President and CEO Robert Cottone its 2016 Call to Care Honoree. The award was presented during ECHOES’ Call to Care Boots ‘N Bandanas Bash October 14 at Saint David’s Church in Wayne, Pa.

ECHOES honored Cottone for his dedicated community leadership and contributions. The event raised funds for critical needs at two partner schools and a medical center in Uganda and for Saint James School in North Philadelphia. Also at the banquet, medical advisor Dr. Pete Motel accepted the ECHOES 2016 Humanitarian Award.

“ECHOES does important work here in Philadelphia and around the world,” said Cottone. “Community engagement and social investment are part of our core values at IMC Construction. I’m proud to lead by example helping ECHOES turn impactful ideas into real solutions that improve lives.”

IMC employees are encouraged to participate in philanthropic and community activities. Through the IMC Charitable Foundation, the company helps and empowers nonprofit organizations in the communities in which IMC team members live and work. The IMC Volunteer Program encourages employees to plan and take up to five days away from the office each year to provide community service. Each year, IMC supports over 128 nonprofits with time, action, and more than $200,000 in contributions.

A construction industry leader with 30 years of experience, Cottone brings business acumen and commitment to numerous charitable causes. He is the chairman of the American Heart Association 2016 Philadelphia Heart Walk to be held November 5, 2016. He serves as chairman of the IMC Charitable Foundation, on the board of directors of Community Volunteers in Medicine, and on the board of trustees of Westtown School in West Chester, Pa.

 

About Echoes Around the World

ECHOES Around the World, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, evolved from a ten-year relationship with Romans and Sarah Serunjogi and two schools they created in Uganda. ECHOES’ reach has expanded to include a medical center in Uganda and a supportive partnership with Philadelphia’s Saint James School since 2011. ECHOES supports accountable, visionary leaders who are making a real difference in their communities. The organization helps indigenous leaders whose projects make sense in their environments and cultures. ECHOES is committed to giving 90 to 95 percent of every dollar it raises directly to its partner projects. For more information, visit http://www.supportechoes.org.

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13th Annual Charity Golf Outing

Once again, the IMC Charity Golf Outing had great weather and wonderful support from our vendors and business partners. All proceeds from the event go to the IMC Charitable Foundation who’s mission is to support non-profits within our community. We’d like to thank all the generous supporters of the event:

Construction Risk Partner Neshaminy Electrical Contractors, inc. Cavan Constructio Co. Inc.
Budget Maintenance Roman Mosaic and Tile Co Dynamic Landscaping & Irrigation Inc
Glazing Dynamics Powers Craft Parker & Beard GMH Capital Partners
Independent Contract Flooring, LLC M&T Bank Schlouch Incorporated
Tangent Cable Systems Building Concepts of America Carr & Duff Electric
Cives Steel Co. Concrete by Design, Inc. EDA Contractors Inc.
Gillespie Electric, Inc. H.B. Frazer Company High Concrete Group LLC
Independence Fire Sprinkler Co. McCloskey Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Molly Construction
O’Donnell & Nacarato Oliver Fire Protection & Security Pennoni
Pentel Drywall, Inc Philadelphia Eagles Santa’s Heating & A/C, Inc.
Scenic Ridge Company Schindler Elevator Corporation Standard Iron Works
Tague Lumber Tri-State Construction, Inc. Winroc Spi
Wallworks Inc AGH Mechanical Chesco Coring and Cutting, Inc.
Revolution Recovery Unified Door AND Hardware Group Shelly Electric
Brightline Construction Avon Contractors Jordano Electric, Inc.
D. M. Sabia & CO., INC Indian Valley Mechanical John C. Kohler Co.
Straface Bros. Tile and Marble Inc. Bernardon Binsky & Snyder
Brothers Electric Ceilings, Inc. E.J. Raith Mechanical, Inc.
GB Shades, LLC Herman Goldner Company Jp Patti Tecta America LLC
Rubright Construction York Roofing Arch Insurance / Rosenberg
Accelerated Fire Protection, Inc. INTUS WINDOWS Belden Tri-State Building Materials
Chester Valley Engineers, Inc Lafayette Ambassador bank Mito Insultation
Regent Cabinets Tracorp Bruns Mechanical
Pickering Valley Landscape Rosenberg & Parker DEDC, LLC
Fox Rothschild LLP Revolution Recovery Tandus Centiva
Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. Door Supply NJ
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IMC Celebrates Summer

With summer at it peak, IMC Construction thought it would be a great idea to break up the norm with a family carnival.

Employees and their families enjoyed rides, games, crafts, face painting and a fun house. And of course, no carnival is complete without food! A German beer garden complete with wiener schnitzel, Crab Fest with all you can eat seafood, and a visit by the ice cream truck kept the crowd going.

The IMC Estimating Department helped the Project Mangers stay cool on the warm summer day by graciously sharing their water balloons while the PM enjoyed a spin on the swings.

 

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