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On The Job Site: Heat Stress Prevention

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Heat Stress Prevention

Blair Chapman, Pensacola FL

There are a variety of steps crews can take before heat-related illness strikes on a job site, including:

1. Acclimate slowly: It generally takes five days of working at least 1½ hours per day for the body to become acclimated. Check weather forecasts for heat wave information.

2. Dress for summer. Lightweight, light-colored clothing reflects heat and sunlight and helps your body maintain normal temperatures. Long sleeves and pants are still necessary to protect your body from flying debris and other safety hazards.

3. Wear a hat or sun visor.

4. Eat small meals and salty snacks throughout the day.

5. Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated fluids. Your body needs fluids to keep cool, and you should drink them even if you don’t feel thirsty. Drink one pint of water every 15 to 20 minutes in extreme heat. Urine should be clear. If it’s dark, you are probably dehydrated.

6. Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician.

7. Take frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas.

8. Use the buddy system to keep an eye on your co-workers.

9. Some medications can make you more susceptible to heat illnesses. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to find out if any medicine you are taking could affect you while working in the heat.

10. Do the heaviest work during the coolest part of the day. This is usually between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Additional Reading:
https://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/otm/otm_iii/otm_iii_4.html

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Cottage Charm in Historic Seville

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Cottage Charm in Historic Seville
Treasures of Pensacola’s Historic District
by Sharon Duplantis
pensacolatreasures.com/

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Recently discovered artifacts in Pensacola, Florida, have unearthed the first Spanish colony, founded by Don Tristan de Luna in 1559. Since then, hurricanes, repeated conquests-by the French, British, and Spanish-fires, and civil war have shaped a struggling, adaptive settlement in the heart of what is now known as the Pensacola Historic District. Most of the homes still standing in the district were built between the early and late 19th century by people of diverse culture and circumstances.

This collection of photographs explores that diversity – from the grand homes surrounding Seville Square to the tiny Creole cottages and shotgun houses adorned with charming Victorian millwork. Striking photographs capture the dignity and beauty of these historic homes, offering an appreciation of this unique, intriguing era. Through these pages, you can envision those who lived here and what happened on these streets and in those houses over 100 years ago .

Cottage Charm in Historic Seville

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HBA Meets with ECUA / City of Pensacola on Road Restoration Specifications

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PHOTO: From left, HBA President Taylor Longsworth of East Hill Building & Design, ECUA Engineer Brian Reid, Amir Fooladi of ParsCo, Ronnie Rainwater of Adams Homes, (Back right) Fred Gunther of Gunther Properties, ECUA Executive Director Steve Sorrell, City of Pensacola Administrator Eric Olson, City of Pensacola Engineer Derrik Owens and Adams Homes Regional Manager Duncan Hudnall. (Not pictured Steve Geci of Geci Engineers).

The Home Builders Association of West Florida hosted a meeting yesterday afternoon with representatives from Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) and the City of Pensacola to gain a better understanding of the water/sewer connections and roadway cuts.

After discussing the issue, City Engineer Derrik Owens will evaluate best practices to restore a roadway to see if there is an inexpensive way make repairs that will not compromise the integrity of the road. ECUA, who on April 19 said it would not cut or restore a roadway in order to make a water or sewer connection, will continue provide the cuts, hookups and restoration of a roadway with a temporary patch (This change was made on 4/23).

The permit holder is responsible for following the City’s procedures to restore the roadway to the City’s specifications. The main issue had to do with the milling of the road, where ECUA estimates ranged from $8,000 to $10,000 per patch because of the large milling equipment needed. After evaluating the costs of this, it was never the City’s intention for a homeowner/builder/developer to absorb the estimated expense. The milling can be done with a hand held milling machine or a skid steer with a milling attachment at a much cheaper cost.

The City will look into providing this service for a fee. The HBA appreciates the leadership of ECUA and the City of Pensacola who agreed to meet on very short notice. Also, thank you to ECUA Board Member Vicki Campbell for helping with this issue.

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Bailey Ray Jackson MMA

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ParsCo Construction is a proud sponsor of MMA fighter; Bailey Ray-Jackson of D’Iberville, Mississippi.


Bailey will be competing in the Gulf Coast Mixed Martial Arts match at the Biloxi Community Center May 12th, 2018 in Biloxi MS. Tickets pricing is as follows:

Front Row Tables $500/10 Seats To A Table
Second Row Tables $400/10 Seats To A Table
General Admission $25 Each

You can reach Bailey for ticket information by visiting the Bailey Ray-Jackson fan page

“My first love ever was basketball, and I had major plans to play for LSU and go from there. Well, I up’ed and moved to MS, and my first year of college, I was VERY out of shape and started to go to a boxing gym to help lose some weight. The weight started shredding off and I started falling in love with the art of striking.

One day, I left my boxing class early and went to do a Kickboxing class at Alan Belcher MMA Club, and I never went back to the boxing gym. ABMMA welcomed me with open arms and is now my family!

I’m striving to be a better person and a person that young girls and women can look up to, and can say “If Bailey can follow and pursue her dreams, then I can.”

I also want people to know that, not knowing your next move, and putting it into God’s hands, was the BEST decision I have ever made.

Be strong, Be bold, and Be courageous! The rest will fall into place, as it should.”

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Fairfield Inn and Suites Crestview Florida

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The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Crestview Florida is under construction.

Based on Fairfield’s new Gen 4 design, this four-story hotel will feature superior concrete construction, two meeting rooms, fitness area, and swimming pool. The hotel’s 90 guest rooms feature the brand’s newest Modern Calm® interiors and include King Rooms, King Suites, and Double Bedrooms.

110 Crosson Drive
Crestview, FL 32536

Here are some pictures of the construction progress being made.

http://www.pars-co.net/fairfield-inn/

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Trustmark

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Join us today at the Trustmark | Fisher Brown grand opening party at 10am.

One Palafox Place
19 West Garden Street
Pensacola, FL 32502

(850) 462-6600

Did you know?

Bottrell Marston Quina Building’s construction dates back to 1901.

Recently, during the design and construction side of the Marston Quina Building, an open concept was installed to accentuate its historic elements. This includes exposed brick, columns and roof joists. Individual offices feature butt-glazed glass walls to allow more natural light to flow into the spaces. The offices also utilize LED lighting for more efficient use of energy and include occupancy sensors so that the lights automatically turn off when the space is not occupied.

Amir Fooladi, president and CEO of the Marston Quina Building’s general contractor ParsCo, said the design offers the unique combination of a historic exterior housing modern, state-of-the-art technology.

In addition to the building, developer One Palafox Place LLC, managed by Bobby Switzer, is also redeveloping the Blount, Brent and Moulton buildings in downtown as part of the mixed-use One Palafox Place.

https://www.pnj.com/story/money/business/2018/02/12/one-palafox-place-marston-quina-building-open-downtown-pensacola-monday/320179002/

Trustmark’s history of meeting customers’ banking needs extends back to 1889. Through many years of growth and expansion, Trustmark has broadened its customer base by increasing the markets it serves as well as the products and services it provides. After building a statewide banking franchise in Mississippi, Trustmark entered the insurance industry in 1999. Since then, Trustmark has moved into the Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and Texas markets, currently serving customers in the five-state region through over 190 locations.

Trustmark has become a diversified financial services partner for its customers by providing banking, wealth management and insurance solutions through its subsidiaries, including Trustmark National Bank, Trustmark Investment Advisors, Inc., and Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc

Trustmark believes their success is measured one customer at a time. Building strong relationships is the result of knowing their customers, understanding their business and needs and providing appropriate financial solutions. Trustmark has distinguished itself from its peers by its commitment to world-class customer satisfaction as well as its diligence in providing leadership in the communities it serves.

 

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Ruby Slipper Royal Street Mobile AL

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ParsCo Construction is providing the construction and renovation which will welcome the Ruby Slipper Cafe to Mobile Alabama!

The Ruby Slipper Cafe is an award-winning cafe famous for for their breakfast, brunch & lunch offerings.  They bring New Orleans flair to southern breakfast standards, brunch classics and fresh lunch dishes.

Check often for updated progress photos and Mobile, Alabama grand opening information.

Ruby Slipper
100 N Royal Street
Mobile, AL 36602

OPENING 2018

Ruby Slipper Mobile Alabama Royal StreetRuby Slipper Mobile Alabama Mosaic Tile

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Marston Quina Building at 19 W. Garden St

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https://www.pnj.com/story/money/business/2018/02/12/one-palafox-place-marston-quina-building-open-downtown-pensacola-monday/320179002/

The next phase of the One Palafox Place adaptive reuse development in downtown Pensacola will arrive next week with the opening of the three-story Marston Quina Building at 19 W. Garden St.

The building, offering about 7,000 square feet of office space on each level, will serve as the new headquarters for Pensacola agency Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance. The firm will hold it soft opening Feb. 19 and will occupy the building’s third floor.

The following day, Trustmark, a banking and financial services company headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, and Fisher Brown Bottrell’s parent company, will soft open its first banking location in Pensacola on the building’s ground floor.

With the combining of the institutions into a single building, officials from both believe it will allow for a more consistent approach to providing insurance and financial services in the region.

“It will allow us to be a full-service financial headquarters where associates provide retail banking, commercial banking, mortgage and wealth management services under one roof and allow us to collaborate and serve all the financial needs of our customers,” said Will Hart, Trustmark’s Pensacola president.

On the banking side, Hart said Trustmark intends to provide customers a nontraditional concierge-style setting through various components, which he asserted should boost the efficiency of the location’s services.

First, the bank has installed a pair of interactive myTeller machines. The devices, which connect customers with live tellers operating from remote locations, allow customers to complete routine transactions that a conventional teller would typically process, such as deposits, withdrawals and cashing checks. A machine will be located inside the first floor as well as outside on the building’s south side.

Through customers’ use of the myTeller machines, Hart said the hope is that it frees up personnel for more branch-centric services such as opening an account or loan applications. To assist in directing customers on how to best utilize the location, Hart added a representative will greet visitors and after determining their needs, either direct them to the myTeller for routine transactions or to bank personnel for more complex requests.

“It just promotes more of a customer-service environment,” Hart said. “It gives our employees, rather than having their heads down at a teller line, the ability to focus on the customer and ask if they have additional needs.”

On the insurance side, Robert Hahn, senior financial officer for insurance services at Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, said the layout on the third floor will allow for more collaboration between employees and clients. Hahn said the floor has several conference rooms and the offices have been pushed to the center, with all being designed as shared spaces.

“Instead of monopolizing space, people can come in and out of the office, plug in their phone, pull up their computer and leave at the end of the day,” he said. “That spot will then be open for the next person.”

Hahn said 45 employees from Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance will work on the third floor and seven will work on the ground floor. Hart said Trustmark will staff the bank with seven employees and could add more in the future.

The Marston Quina Building’s construction dates back to 1901. In addition to the building, developer One Palafox Place LLC, managed by Bobby Switzer, is also redeveloping the Blount, Brent and Moulton buildings in downtown as part of the mixed-use One Palafox Place.

On the design and construction side of the Marston Quina Building, an open concept has been installed to accentuate its historic elements. This includes exposed brick, columns and roof joists. Individual offices feature butt-glazed glass walls to allow more natural light to flow into the spaces. The offices also utilize LED lighting for more efficient use of energy and include occupancy sensors so that the lights automatically turn off when the space is not occupied.

Amir Fooladi, president and CEO of the Marston Quina Building’s general contractor ParsCo, said the design offers the unique combination of a historic exterior housing modern, state-of-the-art technology.

“It’s a contrast,” said Fooladi, whose company also served as the general contractor for other projects at One Palafox Place, including Badlands Roadside Bar, Urban Swinery, Bluejay’s Bakery and Wilfrid’s Barber and Fine Goods.

David Alsop, president of the Marston Quina Building’s designer Sam Marshall Architects, added that the use of natural light and transparency adds a feeling of comfort to a financial setting. He explained that customers want to see the operations of a business, and for this reason, butt-glazed walls in a financial institution encourages participation.

“There’s a sense of security related to that,” said Alsop, whose firm also designed the Constant Coffee location in the One Palafox Place breezeway.

Hart said others that contributed to the building’s completion included J. Green Construction Services Inc. in Pensacola and Method-1 Interiors, a commercial interior firm in Birmingham, Alabama. A tenant for the building’s second floor has yet to be finalized, but looking ahead to the opening of the Marston Quina Building next week, Hart expects the location to serve as an asset for his company.

“It’s a new way to bank and provide insurance solutions for our company in the Pensacola market,” he said.

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