Five members of the Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) received six safety-related awards at the recent Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Annual Convention in Grapevine Texas.
Choate Construction Co. based in Charlotte was recognized as the top Grand Award Winner.
“What an honor to have several of our Carolinas AGC members receiving top national safety awards in very heavy national competition at a time when, as always, nothing is more important than safety,” said CAGC president and CEO Dave Simpson. Simpson was among about 30 CAGC member representatives at the AGCA Convention March 27-31.
Each year AGCA awards a limited amount of Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) and CAGC members had a great showing at this year’s award ceremony, the association reported in an April 13 statement.
The purpose of the CSEA is to recognize those construction companies who excel at safety performance. The CSEA closely examines each candidate’s commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. Unlike other safety award programs that limit the criteria to frequency rates, the CSEA selection process is considerably more comprehensive. Each application is reviewed for evidence of:
- Company management commitment
- Active employee participation
- Safety training
- Work site hazard identification and control
- Safety program innovation
Participants were required to complete the application form and submit it directly to AGC of America. Members of the national AGC Safety and Health Committee reviewed and judged the submittals at the Construction Safety and Health Conference, held in January.
The finalists in each divisional category were then invited to compete in-person at the AGC National Convention for either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award. Finalists gave an oral presentation in front of five judges. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards were then determined after oral presentations. The grand award winner, Choate Construction Company, was then selected from among the 1st place winners.
- Grand Award Winner:
- Choate Construction Co., Charlotte, NC, Over 700,000 Work Hours
- Division: Building
- 250,000 – 550,000 Hours: 3rd place, Langston Construction Co. of Piedmont, SC
- Division: Construction Management
- 250,000 – 700,000 Hours: 2nd Place, Daniels and Daniels Construction Co., Goldsboro, NC
- Over 700,000 Hours: 1st Place, Choate Construction Co., Charlotte, NC
- Division: Heavy
- Over 400,000 Hours: 3rd Place, Crowder Constructors, Charlotte NC
- Division: Highway & Transport
- Over 800,000 Hours: 1st Place, Flatiron Construction Co.,