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CB Structures Promotes Mucahit ‘Mujo’ Aksu to Director of Preconstruction

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- CB Structures has announced the promotion of Mucahit "Mujo" Aksu as the new Director of Preconstruction. The firm has a diverse portfolio of clients on both coasts of Florida, and specializes in tunnel form, conventional and wood frame projects.

"We are delighted to recognize Mujo's talent and dedication to the company," said Mike Gillette, Vice President of CB Structures. "He began with us in 2014 as a Tunnel Formwork Consultant and continues to impress us with his technical expertise, excellent management skills, and all aspects of directing the estimation process."

In his new position, Aksu will perform final estimates and preconstruction for all CB Structures' projects and will also continue in his role as a Tunnel Form Designer.

Since graduating from North Lake College in Dallas, Texas, Aksu has garnered two decades of relevant experience with leading construction and concrete firms in both the United States and Turkey.

"I am looking forward to my new role within the firm," said Aksu. "CB Structures is an outstanding company that is playing a significant role in Florida's construction boom. This is an exciting time to be in this field, and I am grateful for the opportunity."

About CB Structures:

CB Structures is a recognized leader in the shell construction industry with an extensive portfolio of tunnel form, conventional and wood frame projects. Established in 2003, the firm averages more than $60 million in annual revenue and specializes in multi-family residential, mixed-use developments and parking structure projects throughout Florida.

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Current Builders Names Three New Partners – Construction Firm Accelerates Growth on Both Florida Coasts

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Current Builders (www.currentbuilders.com) has announced the addition of three new partners to the fast-growing construction firm. Seasoned professionals Chip Angenendt, Vice President West Coast Division and Mike Gillette, Vice President CB Structures, along with rising star Brett Schreiber, have all demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the firm. Their promotions are effective immediately.

"Chip, Mike and Brett have distinguished themselves by their dedication to Current Builders and our clients," said Michael Taylor, CEO of Current Builders. "We are proud of their accomplishments and welcome them as partners."

Chip Angenendt returned to Current Builders in 2018 to supervise multiple senior living projects and to launch the firm's west coast presence. Now, he will be managing Current Builders' new office in Sarasota and will oversee two new projects that will break ground this month.

"I am very proud to be a partner at this firm," said Angenendt. "Having laid the foundation for our success on the west coast, I am honored to lead this new growth opportunity and build another layer of team resources for Current Builders."

Mike Gillette has been with the Structures division of Current Builders since 2017. A leading industry innovator, Gillette recently introduced a new technique for building parking garages that accelerates the build time by almost 25%. His technique is a game changer for the industry and has been successfully employed on several of the firm's recent projects.

"Becoming a partner is a tremendous honor," said Gillette. "Current Builders' leadership sets themselves apart by embracing innovation, and I have always appreciated their support of new techniques and advances."

Brett Schreiber joined the firm in 2012 and ascended to Senior Project Superintendent in 2016. Brett elevated his profile in the firm with his superior project leadership on the highly visible and very successful Uptown Boca project.

"The partners of this firm are a dynamic mix of talent, and I am enthusiastic to join them as we forge the next phase of growth at Current Builders," said Schreiber.

Current Builders is an award-winning general contractor, established in 1972 with average annual revenues in excess of $250 million. Current Builders specializes in multi-family residential projects, healthcare facilities, office/warehouse buildings, commercial distribution facilities, parking garages, interior build-outs, interior and exterior renovations, all included as turnkey projects inclusive of the construction of the buildings and related site work. Learn more: https://www.currentbuilders.com/

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CB Structures Ranks in Engineering News-Record for Specialty Contractors

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Current Builders (currentbuilders.com) today announced its CB Structures division has been ranked by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as #7 in the Southeast Region for the Concrete Sector, #19 in Florida for Specialty Contractors and #45 in the Southeast Region for Specialty Contractors for 2018.

Current Builders, based in Pompano Beach, has maintained a self-performing concrete structures division for more than 40 years.

"We are honored to once again be recognized by ENR," said Michael Taylor, President of Current Builders. "Having this division allows us to provide developers with varied options that can allow for both cost and time savings. In addition to our broad tunnel from capabilities, we have also expanded our conventional concrete capabilities.

"With 20 million square feet of structures performed to date, we offer a thorough understanding of the systems aspects that are advantageous to all members of the development team including the owner, architect and/or engineer. CB Structures can design or assist in the design of - the most cost-effective and sustainable structure determined to meet each project's specifications."

CB Structures was launched as an extension of Current Builders, providing services exclusively to the contracting entity. In 2004, the division was expanded and today employs more than 100 full-time team members. CB Structures now maintains its own client base and offers its talent and expertise to the region's development community including Gables Residential, Epoch Properties and Alliance Residential.

The division's areas of service/building systems include: tunnel form, conventional forming systems supported by reinforced masonry, post-tensioned slabs supported by flying forms, tilt-up construction and precast joist assemblies.

About Engineering News-Record:
Engineering News-Record provides the engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data that construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. ENR reports on the top design firms, both architects and engineers, and the top construction companies as well as projects in the United States and around the world

About Current Builders:
Current Builders has been a major player in the multi-family residential market since its inception in 1972 and to date has delivered over 45,000 multi-family units for Class "A" Clients from all facets of the development community. The firm's portfolio also includes 15 million square feet of office/industrial space and 250,000 square feet of retail.

From senior living to student living, village halls and community centers to luxury auto vaults, Current Builders' résumé is comprehensive with 85% of its projects commissioned by existing clients. A proven and highly respected organization, Current Builders is consistently ranked for construction volume in the state of Florida and the Southeast United States.

Learn more at: http://www.currentbuilders.com/.

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Current Builders on How Tunnel Form Construction Can Help Florida Rental Crisis

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Current Builders will be hosting a topping out ceremony for the University Pointe/Downtown Davie student housing project on Thursday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m. This development in the Town of Davie was built using tunnel form construction for the residential areas. CB Structures was able to provide a full-service shell that met all of the developer's needs, saving both time and money over traditional block construction.

CB Structures, a division of Current Builders, is presently using tunnel form on 40-percent of its projects and predicts an increase due to the state's decreasing labor pool and the critical need for more rental properties in South Florida.

"South Florida is making headlines for some of the highest rental prices in the country," said Rolf Severtson, Executive Vice President of CB Structures. "With the need for more affordable housing at a crisis level, more developers must consider the benefits of tunnel form construction to accelerate the building process and reduce costs."

Tunnel form construction allows the contractor to cast walls and slabs in one operation in a daily cycle. The process combines the speed, quality and accuracy of factory/off site production with the flexibility and economy of in-situ construction. While this form of construction has been available for over 50 years, it is recognized as a modern method of construction that offers energy savings both during construction and the life of the building. Current Builders has always had a concrete structures division, but expanded CB Structures in 2006, and has been able to offer the tunnel form option, when others have not, because they have their own forms and employ their own crews.

"One concern developers face when considering tunnel form construction are the limited number of subcontractors that use tunnel forms," continued Severtson. "That is why we developed our own division, so we could provide the best options at all times to our clients."

The saving of construction time of tunnel form construction versus traditional ranges from 15-percent to 45-percent according to Concrete Society, depending on the project. One of the key factors in that time savings is the need for less employees on the job site.

"The number of overall employees needed on the site is greatly reduced with tunnel form construction," he said. "And when the labor market is tight, as it is now, smaller crews are important."

Current Builders explained the benefits to Broward Student Housing LLC, developer of the University Pointe/ Downtown Davie student housing project, which will offer upscale off-campus housing, featuring 860 beds and a variety of amenities. The project, which broke ground in June 2017, will have its topping out ceremony in April 2018 and is projected to be open in the spring of 2019.

"With 65,000 students attending the multiple universities in the area, the need for more housing in Davie was critical," said Severtson. "When we explained the benefits to the developer, they quickly realized a project like this was perfect for tunnel form."

Current Builders recently produced a video explaining the tunnel form process to better educate developers and community leaders about the benefits of tunnel form construction, which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/P2FdAn_Oxbo.

About Current Builders:
Current Builders is an award-winning general contractor, established in 1972 with average annual revenues of $150 Million. Current Builders specializes in multi-family residential projects, healthcare facilities, office/warehouse buildings, commercial distribution facilities, parking garages, interior build-outs, interior and exterior renovations, all included as turnkey projects inclusive of the construction of the buildings and related site work. Learn more at: http://www.currentbuilders.com/.

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Current Builders Selected as General Contractor for 5500 Broken Sound Residences

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Current Builders (www.CurrentBuilders.com) announced they have been selected as the general contractor for the 5500 Broken Sound Apartment project located in the Arvida Park of Commerce (APOC) in Boca Raton. New Century Companies is the developer of the 180 unit multi-family rental apartment community valued at $25 million.

"We have been fortunate to work on a number of projects in APOC including Boca Colonnade, the North 40 Lobby, the Siemens building, and Allure Boca Raton," said Current Builders' President Michael Taylor. "The 5500 Broken Sound project rounds out Current Builders' contribution to this dynamic, mixed-use complex. We are honored to have been selected by New Century Companies for this endeavor."

The 5500 Broken Sound Residences project is the complete new construction of a 180 unit multi-family rental apartment community. The project contains eight-three story residential multifamily apartment buildings and a clubhouse with swimming pool. Site improvements include paving, water, sewer and drainage systems, site lighting, landscape and irrigation and all infrastructure associated with the construction of a complete, turnkey rental apartment project.

"The project will utilize a specialty forming system, known as tunnel forms, an area of expertise for Current Builders wholly owned subsidiary, CB Structures, Inc.," explained Rolf Severtson, Executive Vice President of CB Structures. "This structural system allows for elevated decks and bearing walls to be cast monolithically, allowing for increased construction speed, reduced cost and a better performing building for the client."

About Current Builders:

Established in 1972, the award-winning Current Builders is a full-service general contractor with construction volumes of over $150 million annually. Current Builders is recognized as the eighth largest contractor in South Florida by South Florida Business Journal and 18th largest in the state of Florida by ENR Southeast.

Credited with more than 40,000 residential units, 15 million square feet of office/industrial space and 250,000 square feet of retail space, CB's project portfolio features all building types.

Learn more at: http://www.CurrentBuilders.com/.

Photo caption: 5500 Broken Sound Residences.

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