CAGC announces 2017 Pinnacle Award winners

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Quarry Park Development, Winston-Salem, NC - Bar Construction Company

The Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) has recognized several projects/contractors and a community college director in its 2017 Pinnacle Awards and Construction Excellence Awards.

The awards were presented at CAGC’s 95th Annual Convention in Boca Raton, Florida.

Steve Corriher
Steve Corriher

Steve Corriher, division director of construction technologies at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, received the Build with the Best individual Pinnacle Award, granted to “an individual who is not a contractor but has contributed to the betterment of the construction industry and the overall economic welfare of the Carolinas,” CAGC says.

Pinnacle project awards went to:

  • South Carolina DOT US 78 and SC 7 Bridge Replacements, North Charleston, SC – Crowder Construction (Best highway/heavy project, $5 million and more);
  • Quarry Park Development, Winston-Salem, NC – Bar Construction Company (Best building project under $5 million); and
  • New Davie County High School, Mocksville, NC – New Atlantic Contracting, Inc. (Best building project, $5 million or more.)
New Davie County High School, Mocksville, NC - New Atlantic Contracting, Inc.
New Davie County High School, Mocksville, NC – New Atlantic Contracting, Inc.

As well, CAGC introduced six projects with new Construction Excellence awards, including:

  • The Barnes Center at Clemson University; General Contractor: Hood Construction
  • Hill HallHill Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hilll General Contractor: Barnhill Contracting Company
  • SC State Pedestrian BridgeSC State Pedestrian Bridge over US 21 Bypass/US 178 in Orangeburg, SC; General Contractor: Crowder Construction Company
  • Shoreline Protection and Groin LengtheningEdisto Island Shoreline Protection and Groin Lengthening, Edisto Island, SC; General Contractor: Crowder Construction Company
  • Greenville Country ClubGreenville Country Club, Greenville, SC; General Contractor: Harper Corporation
  • The Morrisville Parkway Railroad Grade SeparationThe Morrisville Parkway Railroad Grade Separation, Morrisville, NC; General Contractor: Fred Smith Company

For the individual award, Corriher, a member of the CAGC Foundation Board of Trustees, “was awarded the Build with the Best award because of his unyielding passion to educate students who are pursuing careers in construction,” CAGC says.

The award citation says he is “a big supporter of CAGC’s Build Your Career program. Other achievements include:

  • Developing and implementing the Construction Management Associates Degree Program at CPCC.
  • Establishing the Goodwill Industries training program in Entry Level Construction Skills.
  • Receiving the Entrepreneur of the Year award at CPCC, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Partner of the Year award (in conjunction with the Construction Industry Education Coalition), and the NEF Carol A. Kueker Innovative Educator of the Year Award.

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