AGC of California Announces 2012 Award Winners
Association Names Seven Projects as Constructor Award Winners, Also Honors Contractor Achievement Award Winner, Excellence in Partnering Winners and Education Friend Award Winner
Seven outstanding projects built by AGC of California contractors were chosen as winners in the 25th Annual Associated General Contractors of California's Constructor Awards program. The winning projects, along with all of the Constructor Awards finalists named in this year’s competition, were honored as the “best of the best” in California construction during the 2012 Awards Banquet and presentation at The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, on April 14, 2012. The prestigious black tie event, the “Oscars” evening for the construction industry, was attended by more than 300 people from top construction firms throughout the state.
In addition to naming the Constructor Awards winners and finalists, AGC of California presented awards to outstanding individuals and recognized projects that demonstrated excellent partnering efforts.
AGC presented its annual Contractor Achievement Award to Marshall Agee of Agee Construction Corp., Fresno. The award honored Agee’s many years of service and accomplishments in the construction industry, including his active involvement in AGC of California for 20 years and involvement in the general engineering construction industry for half a century.
Randy Iwasaki, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority and former Director of Caltrans, received the 2012 AGC S.I.R. Achievement Award honoring his many achievements in the industry and commitment to Skill, Integrity and Responsibility, which is AGC’s motto.
Cathy Skeen of Excel Bonds & Insurance Services, Inc., received the Associate Achievement Award recognizing her more than 23 years of service to the construction industry and longtime active involvement and leadership in AGC of California, including serving as a member of the Executive Committee and as past Chair of the Associates Council among other things.
Two project teams received Excellence in Partnering Awards this year from AGC of California. In the “Projects Under $50 Million” category, Granite Construction Company and Caltrans received the award for the “Truckee River Canyon” project in Floriston. In the “Projects Over $50 Million” category, Flatiron Construction Corporation / Granite Construction Company and Caltrans received the Partnering award for the “I-880/SR 92 Interchange” project in Hayward.
In addition, the AGC Education Foundation presented its 2012 Education Friend Award to Frank Schipper, retired President of Schipper Construction Company, Santa Barbara. Schipper, who served as President of AGC of California in 2001, established the AGC Construction Education Foundation, an AGC entity that awards scholarships to students and promotes construction education throughout California.
The 2012 AGC of California Constructor Award winners and finalists spanned a diverse array of project types from throughout California. Each of the winners received the specially commissioned award – a solid bronze sculpture weighing nearly six pounds and depicting a surveyor with hardhat and transit. The seven winners were chosen from a field of 19 previously announced finalists, all of whom were spotlighted during the awards evening with each team receiving a finalist plaque recognizing their outstanding efforts in construction. Constructor winners and finalists are all AGC members.
The 2012 Constructor Awards winners and their projects are:
Contribution to the Community
Constructor Winner: Marina Landscape, Inc., for Glen Avon Heritage Park, Riverside
Innovation in Construction Techniques or Materials
Constructor Winner: Shimmick Construction Co., Inc. for Big Tujunga Dam Seismic Modification in Sunland
Also selected as finalists in this category were: Griffith Company for Harry Bridges Boulevard Buffer Project in Wilmington, and Swinerton Builders for NASA Ames Research Center Sustainability Base in Mountain View.
Excellence in Project Management for Projects $10 Million or Below
Constructor Winner: Shimmick Construction Co., Inc. for Geneva Historic Car Enclosure in San Francisco
Also selected as finalists in this category were: CalPortland Construction for Hwy 101 Los Alamos Open Grade in Santa Monica, and Stronghold Engineering, Inc. for Design-Build Photovoltaic System Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego.
Excellence in Project Management for Projects Over $10 Million
Constructor Winner: Flatiron Construction Corp. / Granite Construction Company for I-880/SR 92 Interchange Reconstruction in Hayward
Also selected as finalists in this category were: Balfour Beatty Construction for Wounded Warrior Hope & Care Center and Headquarters Building in Camp Pendleton, and Hensel Phelps Construction Co. for Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla.
Meeting the Challenge of the Difficult Job – Specialty Contractor Classification
Constructor Winner: Dynalectric / KDC Systems, an EMCOR Company for Owens Lake Dust Mitigation, Phase VII in Olancha
Also selected as finalists in this category were Airco Mechanical, Inc. for Sutter Roseville Steam Plant Renovation in Roseville, and Marina Landscape, Inc. for Cucamonga Basin in Upland.
Meeting the Challenge of the Difficult Job – Builder
Constructor Winner: Harbison-Mahony-Higgins Builders, Inc. for Kaiser South Sacramento Medical Center Expansion in Sacramento
Also selected as finalists in this category were: Frank Schipper Construction Co. for Serenity House in Santa Barbara, and Swinerton Builders for UCSD Telemedicine in San Diego.
Meeting the Challenge of the Difficult Job – Heavy Engineering
Constructor Winner: C.C. Myers, Inc. for Doyle Drive, Contract 3 in San Francisco
Also selected as finalists in this category were Flatiron Construction Corp. for Big Bear Bridge in Big Bear, and Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. for Lower Crystal Springs Dam Improvements Project in San Mateo.
Sponsors for the 25th Annual AGC of California Awards program included: East West Bank, Flatiron West, Inc., Gallina LLP, Hanson Bridgett, McGraw-Hill Construction, SKANSKA, and Travelers.