The Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recognized 16 projects as recipients of the Eleventh Annual Merit Construction Award of Excellence at the Chapter’s Awards Banquet on Nov. 14. More than 500 ABC members and guests attended the event. During the past 11 years, more than 350 projects have been entered in this annual competition, representing close to a billion dollars of construction in the Delaware Valley region. Thirty judges, representing area construction user firms, developers, architects and engineers, evaluated the projects during site visits in September.
The purpose of the construction awards program is to showcase the high quality construction offered by the association’s membership to the construction user market. Projects were judged by an objective set of criteria, based on category entered, which evaluated such components as HVAC and plumbing, walls, exterior skin of building, wall and floor covering, landscaping and paving.
In the "Institutional Under $2 Million" category, Trinity Episcopal Church in Buckingham, PA, won top honors. Happ Contractors Inc. of Doylestown, PA, was the general contractor and Lynch Martinez Architects designed the project.
Taking first place in the "Institutional $2 to $5 million" categories was E.
Allen Reeves Inc., an Abington, PA-based general contractor/construction manager, for Newtown Friends School in Newtown. The architect was Wallace Roberts & Todd LLC.
"In the Institutional Over $5 Million" category, C. Raymond Davis &
Sons Inc., a general contractor in Kimberton, won for the Foulkeways at Gwynedd. This project was designed by Reese, Lower, Patrick & Scott.
The "Best Heavy Construction-Infrastructure" project award went to Allan A.
Myers Inc., a Worcester-based contractor, for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Fort
Washington Slip Ramp. The project was designed by URS Greiner Woodward-Clyde.
Delran Builders Co. Inc. was the winner in the "Restoration/Renovation
Under $1 Million" category for the Melrose Diner renovation in Philadelphia.
Patricia Gorman Associates designed the project.
In the "Restoration/Renovation Over $1 Million" category, Carroll Contractors Inc., a contractor in Haverford, PA, won for the construction of its new corporate offices in Haverford. The design of this building was a collaborative effort by Carroll Contractors, John Burzynski Associates and Kim Petrella Designs.
The "Best Public Construction-Electric" project award went to State
Electric, a Norristown, PA-based contractor, for Kathryn D. Markley Elementary
School in Malvern. The project was designed by Noelker and Hull.
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