Wells Fargo and Swire Properties Inc, one of South Florida’s leading international developers of urban real estate, are joining forces for the construction of a new Habitat for Humanity home in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami. On Oct. 25th, representatives from Wells Fargo presented Habitat for Humanity a $30,000 grant toward the donated home. Volunteers from Swire Properties’ Brickell City Centre team, along with volunteers from Wells Fargo will help construct the new home. The volunteers will perform tasks ranging from roofing to landscaping throughout seven voluntary Saturdays. The home is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. This is the third home sponsored by Brickell City Centre in the past 24 months.
In partnership with the South Florida Workforce Investment Board (SFWIB), Swire Properties Inc announced the creation of a virtual job fair for Brickell City Centre. The online recruitment partnership, launched at a breakfast hosted by the Beacon Council, has been developed to promote broad, community-based hiring in connection with Swire Properties’ Brickell City Centre project.
Frank Nero, President of the Beacon Council, acted as Master of Ceremonies and introduced speakers that included City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado who spoke about the economic benefits of projects such as Brickell City Centre and district Commissioner Marc Sarnoff who also spoke of the catalytic impact of the project. Also in attendance were Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones and Miami Dade County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford, along with US Department of Labor officials Paulette Lewis and Millie Herrera.
To accomplish the online recruitment goal, the partners have created a web portal accessible via South Florida Workforce’s website to post job openings and receive job applications related to Brickell City Centre.
The Brickell City Centre (BCC) team did a special edition of Turner’s established ACE (Architects/Contractors/Engineers) Mentoring program at Coral Park High School in Miami. The focus was on sustainability for the students, their school and community, using the Brickell City Centre LEED-ND project as an example, as well as a recent Coral Park ACE award-winning project, Cielo Vista, which is on the same site as BCC. The event took place Friday, September 28th, during the Advanced Drafting Class. The BCC team participants were Turner Construction, Arquitectonica, TLC and Arquitectonica GEO, with support from Cosentini and BVM-IES.