McGill Associates Participates in Canstruction Event
Knoxville employees take part in annual community project
McGill Associates’ Knoxville office staff recently participated in the Knoxville Holiday Canstruction event at the Knoxville Convention Center. The event features holiday-themed structures built out of canned goods that are donated at the conclusion of the event to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. Donations target East Tennessee’s working poor – those who are working but might not receive benefits or earn high wages. Teams of Knoxville-area architects, engineers, construction companies, and others came together to build the structures. Last year more than 32,000 canned goods – about 17.5 tons of food – were donated.
McGill Associates teamed with the Tennessee Road Builders Association Young Leaders Council and the Tennessee Construction Science Department at the University of Tennessee to design and build a canned good structure portraying the theme, The Vol Navy Battles Hunger. The team created a 3-D Henley Street Bridge with the Vol Navy in tow and Santa with his road building sleigh.
Thanks to our Knoxville team members, Jamie Carden, Angela Smith, Ryan Vernich and Sam Baker for volunteering your talents to the fight against hunger this holiday season.
The Knoxville News Sentinel covered the event and showcased the variety of structures teams built. We look forward to this great event every year!