Blog: Video: Women’s History Month

Video: Women’s History Month

March was Women’s History Month, and it got us thinking about all the dedicated, hard-working women leading the Capitol Restoration Project. We recently sat down with a few of them to talk about their experiences in the industry and the importance of working on the Capitol.  […]

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Bill to Provide Additional Capitol Funding Advances

OKLAHOMA CITY – The following is a statement from Speaker of the House Jeffrey W. Hickman after the passage of House Bill 3168 today in the House Appropriations and Budget Committee. The measure, authored by Hickman (R-Fairview), would allow the state to issue up to $125 million in bonds to complete the Capitol Restoration Project, which began in 2015 and […]

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Scope of Work on Capitol Project Defined

Since the conclusion of the investigative phase of work on the Capitol Restoration Project, the interior and exterior teams have been diligently preparing to take the next step — major construction activity after the legislative session concludes. In order to get to that point, the teams have been crunching numbers and analyzing market conditions to determine the probable scope of […]

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Gov. Mary Fallin: State Capitol Must be Fixed

This following editorial appeared in the Dec. 16, 2015 edition of the Tulsa World: Oklahoma’s crumbling Capitol has been neglected for so long that repairs inevitably will be extensive and costly. Many parts of the building are in decrepit condition. We must fix it. This building, more than any other, is irreplaceable to Oklahomans. It needs and deserves repair and restoration befitting of […]

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Full Restoration Estimated Costs Presented

Contractors have provided the State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight Committee with estimated costs and a master plan for the full restoration of the crumbling Capitol building. Manhattan Construction and JE Dunn Construction, the contractors chosen to restore the nearly 100-year-old, 450,000 square-foot building, detailed work on Thursday (Dec. 5, 2015) that could be completed under existing funding and work that could be completed […]

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Upcoming Interim Study: Best Practices of Capitol Management

This Thursday, November 5th, the House and Senate are co-sponsoring an interim study on Best Practices of Capitol Management.  With the current investment of taxpayer resources into the restoration of the state capitol, it’s important to understand how the building may be managed more efficiently and effectively in the future.  The capitol is one of the state’s most valuable assets […]

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Video: U.S. Rep. Tom Cole Tours Capitol Restoration

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole recently toured the Capitol restoration project and offered his opinion on the project and importance of restoring the people’s building.  […]

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Capitol Restoration Project Update

The State Capitol Restoration Project has proceeded at a furious pace throughout the summer and into the fall.  Both our interior and exterior construction teams have compressed an incredible amount of work into a very short time frame.  I’m continually amazed at the caliber of individuals working on this historic project, both from the vendor and state perspectives.  Everyone realizes […]

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Video: Historic Fabric

Marble floors covered with tile and carpet. Wide corridors cut in half with make-shift walls. Original plaster walls hidden behind wood paneling. And grand hallways trimmed by the need for new offices. Take a tour with historic preservation specialist Stephen Kelley as he walks through areas inside the State Capitol where restoration work has already started. See what is discovered when […]

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Oklahoman Editorial: There’s No Going Back on Oklahoma Capitol Repair Work

Today, the Oklahoman newspaper published an editorial encouraging elected officials to stay the course in finishing the repair and restoration of the State Capitol. From the column: Project manager Trait Thompson called the third-floor work a microcosm of what’s in store: “Historic spaces pretty much destroyed over time, spaghetti wires over the ceiling, HVAC out of date, marble that has been carpeted […]

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