Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium Named Best Construction Project of 2017 by AGC

Wed February 28, 2018 - National Edition
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This new stadium provides up to 72,000 seats for National Football League and Major League Soccer games, expandable to 80,000 seats for marquee events and features a 59-ft. high digital halo video board and a first-of-its-kind aperture style roof, which required more than 30 steel fabricators from across the globe.
This new stadium provides up to 72,000 seats for National Football League and Major League Soccer games, expandable to 80,000 seats for marquee events and features a 59-ft. high digital halo video board and a first-of-its-kind aperture style roof, which required more than 30 steel fabricators from across the globe.

Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium was the most significant construction project of 2017, the Associated General Contractors of America announced. As a result, the project's contractor, a joint venture of Holder-Hunt-Russell-Moody, received the association's Construction Risk Partners Build America Grand Award, as well as the award for the best building project over $100 million.

“These awards epitomize the latest and greatest projects the construction industry has to offer,” said Art Daniel, the association's president and president of AR Daniel Construction Services in Cedar Hill, Texas. “The construction firms recognized have utilized outstanding skill, collaboration and innovation to complete some of America's most complex and ambitious projects of 2017.”

This new stadium provides up to 72,000 seats for National Football League and Major League Soccer games, expandable to 80,000 seats for marquee events and features a 59-ft. high digital halo video board and a first-of-its-kind aperture style roof, which required more than 30 steel fabricators from across the globe. Using a variety of industry-leading practices, including owner management, BIM, virtual design and construction, laser scanning and reality capture, drones, and mobile onsite technologies, and in collaboration with the owner and more than 40 design firms, the team managed the ongoing design releases to enable just-in-time construction per the compressed schedule.

“The Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards recipients represent the perfect integration of creative design, construction mastery and flawless execution which is inspiring to us all,” said Rob Rapp of Construction Risk Partners. “CRP and JLT would like to congratulate all of the award winners and nominees for their amazing ingenuity, perseverance and accomplishment on their respective projects.”

The Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards highlight the nation's most significant construction projects. A panel of judges, representing all areas of construction, evaluated an impressive number of submissions this year, assessing each project's complexity, use of innovative construction techniques and client satisfaction, among other criteria. The awards, which were announced during the association's annual convention in New Orleans, are considered by many to be the most prestigious recognition of construction accomplishments in the U.S.

View all the Construction Risk Partners Build America Award winners at https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/Communications/2018_Build_America_Program.pdf

View pictures of Build America winners at https://www.flickr.com/photos/agcofamerica/sets/72157693128796354




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