Three construction projects and an individual received 2014 Pinnacle Awards from Carolinas AGC on Feb. 7.
‘Best Highway-Heavy Project’ award was received by Charlotte-based Crowder Construction for its work on The Turn in the Battery Wall in Charleston. The company began construction on The Turn in the Battery Wall in October 2013. The project resulted in no OSHA recordable or lost time incidents, no property damage to any of the historical homes, and reopened to the public in July 2014.
Winston-Salem-based New Atlantic Contracting received the ‘Best Building Project’ award for the University of North Carolina Railroad Pedestrian Underpass in Greensboro.
The underpass provides a safe, beautiful passage through the railroad property for students, faculty, and local residents. It also serves as a link for UNCG to its upcoming mixed-use development initiatives along the Lee Street corridor. The 30,619-square-foot Railroad Pedestrian Underpass project consisted of 3 major sections. The project finished below budget with a zero recordable incident rate and zero lost time.
The Honorable North Carolina Representative Dean Arp was given ‘Build With The Best Award’.
Representative Arp (R-Union) worked successfully to move pieces of legislation concerning infrastructure needs and alternative delivery and finance methods. He played a major role in creating a more level playing field for public construction in North Carolina via the prequalification process.
Along with Carolinas AGC and other organizations including architects and engineers, Representative Arp worked to pass House Bill 857, known as the Design-Build/P3/Prequalification Study. As chief sponsor of this and related legislation, his leadership ensures greater equality for the construction industry at a time when many local design-build bills had been introduced with few, if any, parameters.
Choate Construction Company also received a Pinnacle Award for its work on Clemson University’s SCE&G Energy Innovation Center in North Charleston, South Carolina.
The CAGC Pinnacle Awards competition is co-sponsored by GreerWalker LLP and the law firm of Johnston, Allison & Hord. The Pinnacle presentation was made at CAGC’s 94th Annual Convention in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
(North Carolina Construction News will feature extensive coverage of the 2014 Pinnacle Awards in the May/June issue.)