In Our Communities

Alaska Canstruction® 2015

The University Center Mall was the site for Alaska’s 2015 Canstruction. This year’s theme, “Under the Sea,” brought nearly 25,000 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Alaska. This is one of the biggest food drives of the year for the local Food Bank. The Schneider team donated 2,400 cans of food through the “CANer Head Shark” structure. Canstruction is a charity competition to design and build structures made entirely from canned foods.

Eighth Annual Phoenix Canstruction® Competition

Schneider Structural Engineers created a team of award-winning architecture, engineering and construction firms to build a structure for the Eighth Annual Canstruction Design Build Competition held at the Phoenix Convention Center. Nick McLain, EIT, LEED® AP, and Senior Engineer at Schneider Structural Engineers, worked with representatives from JE Dunn Construction, Interior Designer, RSP Architecture, CCS Presentation Systems to create a structure, “The Hungry Hippo,” that provided 2,250 cans of food to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

Feed My Starving Children

The Phoenix staff volunteered at Feed My Starving Children, a non­profit Christian organization committed to feeding children hungry in body and spirit. The team filled 98 boxes of food. The meals are specifically formulated for malnourished children. The food boxes are distributed to orphanages, schools, clinics, refugee camps, and malnourishment resource centers in nearly 70 countries through missionary partnerships. “We feel good about this project, we know we helped improve the health and physical well­being of 55 children for an entire year,” said Bill Dzurick, CEO.

Giving Back Ace Mentor

Nick McLain, P.E., and Shawn Witzel, P.E. are making a difference in the Phoenix AEC student community. Nick and Shawn, along with a great group of other valley professionals, share their experience to help motivate, and teach high school students about architecture, construction, and engineering. The ACE Mentor Program is open to any high school student who has the curiosity and drive to learn about a career in design and construction. Already, more than 50,000 students nationwide have enjoyed the exciting projects, informative field trips and other engaging activities that make up the ACE experience.