Archive for February 2019

2019 CONSTRUCT Engineering Overview

On Tuesday, February 26th, HBK Division Manager Dan Rest presented the Engineering Overview for ComEd’s CONSTRUCT candidates enrolled in the construction training path.  Candidates were walked through what engineering is and how we use it everyday as well as how to problem solve, identify constraints, collect data, and generate the design.

NSBE K-12 STEM Program Expo

On Saturday, February 23rd, HBK employees volunteered at the University of Illinois at Chicago for a STEM Expo presented by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).  This Expo supports K-12 STEM Programming as part of National Engineering Week by having volunteers speak about what makes their STEM profession so rewarding, with the hopes that more students will choose STEM related professions as well. HBK

Cal Ripken Foundation: 2019 Aspire Gala

Friday, February 22nd HBK Executives attended the 15th Annual Aspire Gala for the Cal Ripken Foundation. This Foundation is committed to helping undeserved youth achieve their full potential through “character education programs” and “youth development parks that empower kids to make smart, healthy choices.” All proceeds from this event go to further the mission of the Cal Ripken Foundation and “work with at-risk youth across

IMPACT: School Shadow Day in Iowa

On Friday, February 22nd, HBK Iowa also participated in a School Shadow Day in honor of National Engineering Week!  Employees visited a local school and gave several groups of students insight into what life would be like at an Engineering firm. HBK is a proud supporter of STEM programs and we understand the importance of giving students an opportunity to see how their goals can

Girls in the Game Field of Dreams Gala

HBK attended the 24th Anniversary “Field of Dreams Gala” for Girls in the Game.  Girls in the Game is an organization that offers sports, health, and leadership programs to help every girl find her voice, discover her strength, and lead life with more confidence.  Through these programs Girls in the Game helps over 3,800 girls each year “overcome doubt and find their voice.” Attendees at

Child Serv Group Home Night

On Thursday, February 21st, HBK employees and HBK’s Women’s Affinity Group “Strive” hosted a group of girls from Child Serv’s Girls Group Home.  The girls arrived at HBK Oak Brook for a bite to eat as well as a discussion about goals, leadership, health, and wellness.  Employees spent the evening engaging in meaningful conversation with the girls and HBK sponsored giveaways for each of the girls

IMPACT: School Shadow Day in Philadelphia

On Thursday, February 21th, HBK Philadelphia hosted a group of students at the office in the name of National Engineering Week!  The students come from a nearby school with STEM Honors Programs, otherwise known as honors programs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Employees were delighted that a group of students could join them and maybe one day pursue a career in Engineering!

HACIA 40th Annual Awards Banquet

Monday, February 18th marked the 40th Annual Awards Banquet for HACIA (Hispanic American Construction Industry Association) to celebrate the success and achievements of HACIA members.  HACIA is a organization that “works to ensure the equitable participation of its constituents in the construction industry, while also promoting the growth, quality of work, professionalism and integrity of these individuals and businesses. ” Attendees enjoyed networking while benefiting

HBK and ComEd: CONSTRUCT

Friday, February 15th marked the official first day of ComEd’s CONSTRUCT Program and HBK was excited at the opportunity to present to this year’s candidates.  CONSTRUCT is a nine-week training program that offers selected applicants the information and guidance needed to compete for entry-level jobs in construction related fields.  The Program addresses the need to increase the pool of minority candidates by “strengthening job readiness

Strive: True North

On Wednesday, February 6th HBK’s Women’s Affinity group “Strive” hosted an in house goal setting workshop for finding one’s “True North” in 2019.  “True North” for this event signifies an internal compass that drives you towards a successful life.  Attendees shared their goals on a vision board with fellow participants and explored motivations to become stronger, more successful professional leaders.

HBK at Gigi’s Playhouse Gala

On Saturday, February 2nd HBK attended the annual Gigi’s Playhouse Gala, the largest and most important fundraiser for Gigi’s Playhouse throughout the year.  Gigi’s Playhouse is an organization that provides programming for children with Down syndrome and support for their families.  What began as a single Chicago-suburb based location has now expanded to over 36 locations providing necessary programming and support across the U.S. and