Denver, CO – The Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter announced that 12 national awards were presented to members during Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards celebration at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. The awards presented were for the Excellence in Construction Awards program, National Safety Excellence Awards, and National Diversity Excellence Awards.
"ABC Members and their projects were recognized as being the 'Best of the Best', said Doug Carlson, ABC President & CEO. "Quality, Excellence, Innovation and Merit describe these awards recognizing the Rocky Mountain Chapter members."
The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.
National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award Winners (1st Place)
National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award Winners (2nd Place)
“I am continually inspired by the amazing talent these ABC members and their employees display every day in the communities they build. It is an honor to recognize their commitment to world-class safety, superior craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash Jr., Director of Pre-Construction at Branch & Associates in Herndon, Va. “The scope of this year’s Excellence in Construction award-winning projects, from a science museum and luxury apartment buildings to a polyethylene facility and sports stadiums, proves that if it can be built, the merit shop can build it, on time and on budget.”
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year's panel included representatives from the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America and various construction-related firms nationwide.
A full list of Excellence in Construction Award winners is available on ABC’s website.
National Safety Excellence Award
National Safety Awards winners have exemplified an outstanding commitment to safety through training and education programs as well as excellence in all 20 components of ABC’s STEP program.
National Diversity Excellence Award
The National Diversity Excellence Award honors members who have displayed exceptional leadership in diversity of their workforce, supply chain, and community through best-in-class recruitment, retention practices, and training programs.