Rosendin Electric Receives 2016 DBIA Project/Team Award for Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center Project

Excellence Award in Educational Facility Category Presented for Creative Design-Build Collaboration and Expediting Solutions in the Field.

La Palma, CA, USA -- Rosendin Electric (, one of the nation's largest private electrical contractors and an employee-owned company, has received a 2016 Project/Team Award from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) for its contribution to the construction of the Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center. The Monarch Center was one of three projects selected in the Educational Facilities category. Earlier this year, the Monarch Center project also received an Electrical Excellence Award from the National Electrical Contractors' Association (NECA).

DBIA is the only organization in the United States dedicated to defining, teaching, and promoting best practices for construction design-build. To be considered for an award, a project must demonstrate the application of DBIA-defined design-build best practices, including bringing together team members during the proposal process, as well as close coordination from the design development stage through field construction and project completion.

The Monarch Center project represents a successful collaborative design-build project that offered Los Angeles Valley College the best design and value based on criteria, including mitigating any additional costs with expedited design-build solutions to address issues encountered in the field. Part of the challenge was completing the project without disrupting daily operations on the Los Angeles Valley College campus. The completed structure has a unique architectural design and houses the College's bookstore, cafeteria, health services center, and other faculty and student facilities. The project was completed in 27 months at a cost of $46,661,760.

"The completed Monarch Center has an innovative design and interesting lighting and design features, such as roof lighting and a reflective canopy that eliminates the need for ground lighting," said Dan Domenici, Project Manager for Rosendin Electric. "By working closely with the lead contractor, McCarthy Building Companies, and other project partners from the outset, we were able to overcome some unexpected challenges. Receiving recognition from the DBIA is something the entire design-build team can be proud of."

Profiles of the winning 2016 design-build projects are available on the DBIA web site. Additional innovative design-build construction projects spanning education, transportation, technology, data centers, healthcare, and other industries are available on the Rosendin Electric web site,

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power, and communications provider. With revenues surpassing $1 Billion, Rosendin Electric is one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States. With over 6,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 97-year reputation for quality design and installations.

Rosendin Electric's Southern California office is located at 5572 Fresca Drive, La Palma, CA 90623. Telephone: 714.521.8113. For additional information, visit

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Fusion Art's 2nd Annual "Figures & Faces" International Online Juried Art Exhibition Opened December 1, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual "Figures & Faces" International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of December 2016.

Palm Springs, CA, USA -- Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual "Figures & Faces" International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of December 2016. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website.

The "Figures & Faces" exhibition opened on December 1st and featured awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography.

For this competition artists and photographers worldwide were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of the human form - both figures and faces. Artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit.

The Best in Show winners are Joe Horton for his oil on canvas, "Midnight" and Peter Shepherd for his digital photograph, "Sculpture and Artist."

Both Joe and Peter are Fusion Art's Featured Artists for the month of December 2016 and, as the Best in Show winners, both artists are also invited to participate in Fusion Art's 2nd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs, CA, in November 2017.

Other award winners include Second Place winners, Travis Verlaeckt for his graphite pencil on paper, "Cleo" and Artur Golacki for his digital manipulation, "Buona, after Piero del Pollaiolo." Third Place awards were given to Faramus for his oil painting, "Dreaming with Peter D." and Kerry Rawlinson for her digital photo artwork, "Am'ker#16."

The remaining finalists in the exhibition, including four Honorable Mention winners - Cliff Kearns, Peter Broitman, Nicholas Teetelli and Chriss Knight, all exemplify uniquely creative talents and we're once again honored to showcase their artwork on the Fusion Art website.

The international competition received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world, including the US, Canada, England, Mexico, Russia, Australia, Spain, Hungary, India, Barbados, Taiwan, The Republic of Korea, the Czech Republic and the United Arab Emirates. The exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website until December 31, 2016.

Founded by Award winning artist, Chris Hoffman, Fusion Art, a fine art gallery located in Palm Springs, California, was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions and experiences.

Each month Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art's website, in 70+ press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery's social media outlets. The gallery's objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

To view the exhibition and for further information on all the winners and finalists, please visit Fusion Art's website:

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Fusion Art
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Palm Springs, CA 92264