Central South Carpenter Skills Soar at Bank of Oklahoma Tower Project
Central South Carpenters Regional Council (CSCRC) members from Local 329 in Oklahoma City are putting their intensive training to work on what will be the sixth tallest building in Oklahoma.
CSCRC partners for the Bank of Oklahoma (BOK) Park Plaza Tower Project are general contractor, JE Dunn and subcontractor DH Pace Construction Services.
“The BOK Tower project demonstrates Central South’s commitment to invest the time and resources necessary to help make our partner’s projects productive and successful by providing professional carpenters with the proper qualifications that the jobsite calls for,” said Business Representative, John West II from Local 329.
For the BOK Tower, that means our members are not only the best-trained carpenters but also safety conscious scaffolders. Because the Tower is a 28-floor high-rise, the project required scaffolding qualification and OHSA 10 with an emphasis on fall hazard identification and recognition.
CSCRC members on site were trained, tested, and qualified in 8-Hour Scaffold User, Rough Terrain Forklift, and Aerial Lift.
“CSCRC’s job is to provide a level of safety training that not only meets but exceeds the level of inherent risk factors on the jobsite,” added West.
Specialized curriculum keeps Central South carpenters working safely and productively. Classroom and hands-on training focuses not just on safety and technical proficiency but also the importance of teamwork and communications.
Construction on the tower started in November 2015 with CSCRC crews netting 10,000 accident free manhours on the BOK Tower project through November consisting of 60% General carpentry and 40% Interior Systems work.
BOK is the largest bank in Oklahoma and among the top 40 financial institutions in the U.S. with operations in 8 states.
The Park Place Tower will consolidate BOK’s Oklahoma City operations by relocating 235 of their employees. The bank will occupy the ground floor and top 4 floors of the Tower, using 100,000 square feet of the total 700,000 square feet of the building.