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AGC Honors 15 Projects With Annual 2007 Aon Build America Awards

Tue April 17, 2007 - National Edition
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The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has announced the 2007 Aon Build America Awards. Fifteen projects were selected as winners and five were selected for merit awards at AGC’s 88th annual convention in San Antonio, Texas.

“The Aon Build America Awards recognize the nation’s premiere projects, large and small, from across the country,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, AGC CEO.

“The Build America Award winners embody the industry at its best and truly illustrates how AGC contractors are building America’s quality of life.

“This year we also recognized one special winner, Kiewit Western Co., with the first Aon Build America Grand Award, which recognizes the nation’s top project and those individuals that demonstrated exceptional construction excellence to complete the nation’s most outstanding project for 2006,” he said.

Entries are submitted from every area of general contracting including: federal and heavy, municipal and utilities, highway, design-build, environmental, international and construction management projects in the categories of new and renovation.

Grand Award Winner

• Kiewit Western Co. for the Transportation Expansion (T-REX) Project, Denver, Colo.

Municipal and Utilities New

• W.W. Clyde & Co., for Point of the Mountain Aqueduct Project, Draper, Utah;

Highway New

• Granite Construction Co. for ReTRAC, Reno, Nev.

• Tarlton Corporation, for Metrolink Facilities 1 — Forest Park — DeBaliviere Station to Kingsland Avenue, St. Louis, Mo.

Highway Renovation

• James Construction Group LLC for the Picardy Avenue Interchange and I-10 widening and rehabilitation, Baton Rouge, La.

Environmental New

• Weston Solutions Inc., for the GE/Housatonic River Site — 1.5 mi. reach removal action, Pittsfield, Mass.

Environmental Renovation

• Bowen Engineering Corporation for the Cinergy Gibson Station FGD Project, Owensville, Ind.

Federal Heavy New

• Clark Construction Group LLC for the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Federal Heavy Renovation

• Barnhart Inc. for the barrack renovations at MCRD San Diego, San Diego, Calif.

Design-Build New

• Alberici Constructors for the GM Lansing Delta Township Assembly Complex, Lansing, Mich.

Design Build Renovation

• Kiewit Western Co. for the Transportation Expansion (T-REX) Project, Denver, Colo.

Construction Management New

• Barton Malow Company for the University of Virginia — John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va.

Construction Management Renovation

• Walsh Brothers Inc. for the Fenway Park State Street Pavilion and EMC Club, Boston, Mass.

Building New

($5M or less)

• Zachry Construction Corporation for the Zachry Corporate Headquarters Conference and Employment Center, San Antonio, Texas

Building New

• Sundt Construction Inc. and DPR Construction Inc. for the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.

Building Renovation

• Harbison, Mahony, Higgins Builders Inc. for the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento, Calif.

The 2007 Merit Award winners include:

Building New

• McCarthy Building Companies Inc. for the Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory — Building 18, Atlanta, Ga.

Building Renovation

• Shawmut Design and Construction for the Lonchamp La Maison Unique and Apple Computer Inc., 5th Avenue, Flagship, New York, N.Y.

• Caddell Construction Co. Inc. for the renovations and upgrades to Terminal C — George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas

Environmental Renovation

• Goel Services Inc. for the Federal Office Building No. 8 (FOB8), Washington, D.C.

Construction Management New

• Turner Construction Company for the West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, N.J.

The Build America Awards contribute directly to the AGC Education and Research Foundation. Since 1993, The Build America Scholarship Program has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to approximately 80 construction management and civil engineering students.

For more information, visit www.agc.org.