SARASOTA, Fla. – Members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Suncoast Chapter and Gulf Coast Builders Exchange (GCBX), a not-for-profit trade organization, are holding an opening celebration to unveil the interactive stations built for the Humane Society of Manatee County at Architecture for Animals.
The Barkin’ Brunch community event, being held from 10 a.m. – noon on Saturday, Aug. 12 will showcase the stations with first-ever demonstrations. The interactive stations include elevated dog walk steps, a moving platform, pool deck and steps, socialization bench, a tunnel and therapy steps. A plumbing system and a landscaping component were also added. The new stations are meant to help dogs conquer fears, build confidence and gain human trust in order to become adoptable pets.
The three organizations collaborated in the creative design and construction and donated materials, time and effort to complete this project. Held at the Humane Society of Manatee County at 2415 14st St. W. in Bradenton, brunch bites will be provided.
For more information, visit www.aiagulfcoast.org.
About The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange
The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange was established in 1952 and is a not-for-profit corporation operating as a trade organization under the guidance of a volunteer board of directors as representatives of the industry. The not-for-profit organization represents a broad cross section of the building industry, including contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others from affiliated industries.
The GCBX membership is comprised of close to 400 companies in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. It includes some of the most respected contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, service providers and businesses in construction‑affiliated industries. GCBX’s advocacy efforts on behalf of the building industry are conducted in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. For more information, visit www.GCBX.org.