October 12, 2010 – Grassi & Co., in partnership with construction consultants Lovett Silverman, has assembled a team to participate in this year’s Canstruction event which runs the last week of October, into the first week in November. Canstruction is a charity event where teams of professions in the design and construction industry come together to build structures out of canned food, with the cans ultimately donated to charity to combat hunger.
An estimated 283,000 Long Island residents, including nearly 110,000 children and almost 39,000 seniors face hunger on a daily basis. Canstruction was started by the Society of Design Administration and organized locally by SMPS Long Island to design and build giant self-supporting structures made entirely of canned food and has become an incredibly popular event throughout the last several years.
“Hunger is such a serious issue, even here on Long Island and most people are unaware of that,” commented Reena Panchal, CFE, Manager of Grassi’s Consulting Division. “This is a great event that allows us to help with the hunger problem, while also raising awareness of the issue. It also dovetails nicely with the firm’s design and construction niche practices.”
“We’re excited to be working with people from Grassi & Co. on this important project,” said John Lovett, President of Lovett Silverman. “This is such a personal issue and to be able to address it in this fun, creative way is a great thing.”
Following are the key dates for the competition, which will be held at RXR Place in Uniondale:
October 29th – November 4th – Exhibit Open to the public