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ABC of Georgia Awards Excellence in Construction, Safety

Mon July 30, 2018 - Southeast Edition #16
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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Georgia recently honored the winners of its biannual Excellence in Construction (EIC) competition and annual safety award program.

Winners of ABC of Georgia's 2018 EIC awards competition, along with recipients of ABC's annual safety awards, were recognized recently at a gathering of 400 individuals at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga.

Georgia chapter board chairman Rob Cooper of Ivey Mechanical Company LLC; ABC of Georgia Safety Forum chair Pat Devero of McCarthy Building Companies; keynote speaker and board member Robert Maddux of KDC Real Estate Development & Investments; Associated Builders and Contractors' national vice president of EH&S and Workforce Development Greg Sizemore; and ABC of Georgia President and CEO Bill Anderson took part in the proceedings.

“It's an honor to be here at the majestic Fox Theatre to honor the outstanding projects built by ABC members,” said Cooper. “Just as the Fox has stood the test of time, so will the construction work that we recognize here tonight.”

The EIC program highlights the innovation, quality and vision of a project's entire construction team — general and specialty contractors, architects, engineers, owners and others. Entries were evaluated on criteria such as complexity, attractiveness, safety, unusual challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation and budget.

Awards of Excellence were given to the projects receiving the highest ratings in specialty contracting, such as electrical, mechanical, waterproofing and exteriors, as well as general contracting in such markets as commercial, healthcare, industrial and institutional.

Awards of Merit also were presented.

The association's Safety awards are presented annually to Georgia contractors who have had low rates of on-the-job injuries and who have demonstrated the highest commitment to safety and safety training.

ABC's Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) awards recognize member companies who employ effective safety practices on their job sites, based on 20 key elements of contractor safety programs such as management commitment, pre-planning for safety on job sites, safety training and resources committed to safety. The STEP process, which was developed and written by contractors, is a tool designed to objectively benchmark and evaluate safety programs, policies, procedures and training.

“Safety leadership matters, and ABC of Georgia and its members are certainly leading the way in embracing the Safety Training Evaluation Process,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of HSE and workforce development.

ABC Safety Forum Chair Pat Devero recognized the membership for their outstanding dedication to safety.

“It's been my honor to serve as your Safety Forum chair for the past two years,” he said. “The members that make up the ABC Safety Forum — operations leads, risk management partners, suppliers and equipment experts and safety professionals — are making a direct impact on the safety of all our workers.”

This year the Georgia Chapter presented 70 STEP awards, more than half of them at the two highest levels, as well as 45 Georgia Awards of Safety Excellence, which are presented to companies with both lost time and DART rates half the national average or less.

Keynote speaker Robert Maddux emphasized that owners and developers must make safety a priority, just as their contractors do. “Everybody is our client's client,” he said, “treat them that way,” referring to one of KDC's philosophy on safety. “As developers for some of the country's most important companies — including State Farm here in Atlanta — we must be involved from day one in the safety of the people we hire to build these jobs,” he said.

The event was sponsored by champion sponsors American Global, Juneau Construction, Parrish Construction Group, Sluss+Padgett, Bo Phillips Co., Fortune-Johnson General Contractors and Miller & Martin, as well as event sponsors Building Point Southeast, Fly & Form Structures, PlanGrid and United Forming.

Below are the companies and projects that were honored at the 2018 Excellence in Construction and Safety Awards Gala. * Indicate Georgia Award of Safety Excellence Recipients.

Diamond STEP Recipients
  • Allison-Smith Company LLC*
  • Brasfield & Gorrie LLC*
  • Centennial Contractors Enterprises Inc.*
  • Fortune-Johnson General Contractors*
  • FS 360 LLC*
  • Gainesville Mechanical Inc.*
  • Gilbane Building Company*
  • HITT Contracting Inc.*
  • JAMCo Inc.*
  • Manhattan Construction Company*
  • McCarthy Building Companies Inc.*
  • MetroPower Inc.*
  • PCL Industrial Construction Co.*
  • W.S. Nielsen Company Inc.
  • Platinum STEP Recipients
  • 5-STAR Building Solutions*
  • Ajax Building Corporation
  • Barton Malow Company
  • Environmental Holdings Group*
  • Faith Technologies Inc.*
  • Hemma Concrete Inc.*
  • IG Services LLC*
  • Industrial Technical Services Inc.,*
  • Ivey Mechanical Company LLC
  • JE Dunn Construction Company
  • Kajima Building & Design Group Inc.*
  • O'Neal Inc.*
  • Piedmont Mechanical Inc.*
  • Pyramid Masonry Contractors Inc.
  • SECO Architectural Systems Inc.*
  • Shell McElroy Construction Company LLC*
  • Sinclair Construction Group Inc.*
  • Sluss+Padgett*
  • Southeast Sealing Inc.*
  • Swinerton*
  • Turner Construction Company*
  • United Forming Inc.*
  • W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company*
  • Wood*
  • Gold STEP Recipients
  • Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing Inc.*
  • American Structural Concrete*
  • Berkel & Company Contractors Inc.
  • C.C. Owen Tile Company Inc.*
  • Custom Entrance Solutions LLC
  • FitzGerald & Sons Plumbing Company
  • Fly & Form Inc.*
  • Griffin Construction Services Inc.*
  • Juneau Construction Company
  • M.O. Inc.
  • Marek Interior Systems Inc.
  • Penco Electrical Contractors Inc.*
  • Pinkerton & Laws
  • Power Design Inc.
  • Precision Concrete Construction Inc.
  • Southeast Concrete Systems Inc.*
  • SouthEast Scanning & Coring*
  • Southern Mechanical Contractors Inc.*
  • Southern Wall Systems II LLC*
  • Stasco Mechanical Contractors
  • T.D. Farrell Construction Inc.*
  • Tradesmen International
  • The Winter Construction Company*
  • Silver STEP Recipients
  • Adams Group
  • The Circle Group
  • Eckardt Electric
  • Greater Georgia Concrete LLC*
  • Harcon Inc.
  • J.R. Hobbs Company
  • Martin Concrete Construction Inc.
  • Midsouth Steel Inc.
  • The Redland Co. Inc.
  • Excellence in Construction Awards, Specialty Contracting

    Electrical: Commercial, $2 - $10 Million

    Award of Merit

    Power Design, Braves Mixed Use — Parkside and Residences at Home at the Battery

    Electrical over $10 million

    Award of Excellence

    Allison-Smith Company, NCR World Headquarters - Phase 1

    Exteriors: All other exterior finishes

    Award of Merit

    Southern Wall Systems, 309 East Paces Ferry

    Mechanical: Industrial, under $2 Million

    Award of Excellence

    Gainesville Mechanical Inc., GSU Stadium Renovation

    Award of Merit

    Ivey Mechanical Co. LLC Wrigley's Flavor Vault

    Mechanical: Commercial, under $2 Million

    Award of Merit

    Sluss+Padgett, Clermont Hotel

    Mechanical: Commercial, $2 - $10 Million

    Award of Merit

    Gainesville Mechanical Inc., UGA Business Learning Center Phase II

    Other Specialty Construction, over $1 Million

    Award of Excellence & Judges' Choice in Specialty Contracting

    Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing Inc., SunTrust Park

    Award of Merit

    Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing Inc., Mercedes Benz Stadium

    Excellence in Construction Awards – General Contracting

    Commercial, under $2 Million

    Award of Merit

    HITT Contracting Inc., Finnegan

    Commercial, $2 - $5 Million

    Award of Merit

    HITT Contracting Inc., Confidential Command Center

    Commercial, $5 - $15 Million

    Award of Excellence

    McCarthy Building Companies Inc., Kaiser Permanente Pershing Point IT Data Center

    Awards of Merit

    HITT Contracting Inc., Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) and State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) Consolidation

    HITT Contracting Inc., Microsoft Alpharetta

    Pinkerton & Laws, Home2 Suites

    Commercial, $15 - $25 Million

    Award of Excellence

    McCarthy Building Companies Inc., Kaiser Permanente Duluth Contact Center

    Award of Merit

    HITT Contracting Inc., Confidential Client

    Commercial, $25 - $50 Million

    Award of Excellence & Judges' Choice in General Contracting

    Fortune-Johnson General Contractors, Millworks

    Awards of Merit

    Pinkerton & Laws, University Crossroads

    Shell McElroy Construction Company LLC, 200 Edgewood

    Winter Construction, Solis 2 Porsche Drive

    Commercial, $50 - $100 Million

    Award of Excellence

    HITT Contracting Inc., NCR Global Headquarters

    Awards of Merit

    Brasfield & Gorrie, Post Midtown

    Brasfield & Gorrie, The Hotel at Avalon

    Skanska USA Building Inc., Mercedes-Benz Headquarters

    Healthcare, under $5 Million

    Award of Merit

    HITT Contracting Inc., Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic

    Healthcare, $5 - $25 Million

    Award of Excellence

    Brasfield & Gorrie, Children's Outpatient Care Center at Town Center

    Awards of Merit

    Barton Malow Company, Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation Renovation Project

    Turner Construction Company, Northeast Georgia Health Systems — Outpatient Observation Unit and MEP Expansion

    Healthcare, $25 - $50 Million

    Award of Excellence

    McCarthy Building Companies Inc., Erlanger Health System East Campus Expansion

    Healthcare, $50 - $100 Million

    Award of Excellence

    McCarthy Building Companies Inc., Grady Hospital Emergency Department Renovation & Expansion

    Industrial, $5 - $15 Million

    Award of Excellence

    JMWilliams Contractors, Piolax USA

    Awards of Merit

    HITT Contracting Inc., Confidential Warehouse

    Pattillo Construction Corporation, Jaipur Living New Office Warehouse

    Industrial, $15 - $25 Million

    Awards of Merit

    Kajima Building & Design Group Inc., Jefferson C Warehouse

    Kajima Building & Design Group Inc., Marukan Vinegar Manufacturing Plant

    Industrial, $25 - $50 Million

    Award of Excellence

    Wood, Oceana Solar

    Award of Merit

    Kajima Building & Design Group Inc., Beauflor Cushion Vinyl Flooring Plant

    Institutional, under $5 Million

    Award of Excellence

    Ajax Building Corporation of Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan State College Student Services & Success Center

    Award of Merit

    Ajax Building Corporation of Georgia, Georgia College & State University Renovation of Mayfair & McIntosh

    Institutional, $5 - $15 Million

    Award of Excellence

    Ajax Building Corporation of Georgia, SCCPSS May Howard Elementary School

    Award of Merit

    Kajima Building & Design Group Inc., Westridge Warehouse

    Institutional, $15 - $25 Million

    Award of Excellence

    Juneau Construction Company, Georgia Tech West Village Dining Commons

    Awards of Merit

    Balfour Beatty Construction, C.H. Gullatt Elementary School

    Winter Construction, Alan C. Pope High School

    Winter Johnson Group, Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center

    Institutional, $25 - $50 Million

    Award of Excellence

    Juneau Construction Company, University of North Georgia Convocation Center

    Awards of Merit

    Gilbane Building Company, Walton High School

    Turner Construction Company, UGA Business Learning Community Phase II

    Institutional, $50 - $100 million

    Award of Excellence

    DPR Construction, Clemson University Allen N. Reeves Football Complex

    Renovation, over $2 Million

    Award of Excellence

    Balfour Beatty Construction, 309 East Paces Ferry

    Awards of Merit

    HITT Contracting Inc., 7000 Central Parkway Lobby

    HITT Contracting Inc., Red Bull Stockyards

    Other General Construction, all contract amounts

    Award of Excellence

    Brasfield & Gorrie, Emory Sports Medicine Center

    Award of Merit

    DPR Construction, Camp Southern Ground Peterson Dining Hall

    Mega Project, over $100 Million

    Award of Excellence

    Juneau Construction Company, Home at The Battery Atlanta

    Awards of Merit

    American Builders 2017, SunTrust Park

    McCarthy Building Companies Inc., Emory University Hospital J-Wing Expansion

    For more information, visit www.abcga.org.