ABC Recognizes America’s Top Construction Projects at National Convention

LONG BEACH – On March 22, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), recognized over one hundred projects built by merit shop contractors at its annual convention in Long Beach, California.

ABC Greater Houston members were among those who submitted projects to the Excellence in Construction Awards. These projects were among the finest in the Houston area, and several Greater Houston members were among the few selected to receive a national award at the convention.

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 overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety, and cost.

A panel of industry experts judged the competition rigorously. This year’s panel included professionals from the Building Owners and Manager Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America, Purdue University, and various construction-related firms nationwide.

ABC members are renowned for their dedication to safety and excellence in the construction field, and the awards program demonstrates that commitment. The projects were evaluated by local owners, architects, and engineers on safety, execution of design, craftsmanship, attention to detail, installation, and other considerations.

The Houston projects that won an Excellence in Construction Award at the ABC National Convention include:

Eagle Winners
Nalco Champion Office Building – E.E. Reed Construction, L.P.
Poly 6 MCC Building – GROUP Contractors, LLC
Texas A&M University Corps Dorm Renovation – SpawGlass Construction Corporation
Daikin Texas Technology Park – TDIndustries, Inc.

Pyramid Winners
Wildwood Corporate Center II – Haley-Greer, Inc.
Abilene Christian University Wildcat Football Stadium – Hoar Construction, LLC
The Village of River Oakes Senior Living Community – SpawGlass Construction Corporation
Houston Methodist St. John Hospital Labor and Delivery Unit Renovation – SpawGlass Construction Corporation
DOW Gulfstream Poly-5 Railroad System Installation – Standard Constructors, Inc.
Petra Nova Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Sequestration Project – TIC-The Industrial Company

For a full list of awarded projects, click here.
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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members nationwide. Locally, ABC Greater Houston was founded in 1969, and today serves several hundred commercial and industrial contractors, suppliers and construction associates in the Greater Houston area. Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston represents the interests of merit shop contractors and its employees in the policy-making process of the government, protects and enhances the free enterprise system within the construction industry, and provides educational, marketing, and informational programs for the benefit of members and their employees.

Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) is the vehicle through which industry and craft professionals in the Houston area receive formal training. Our goal is to recruit new entrants and retain existing workers through a variety of programs focused on assessment, training, and continuing education. We believe that a community approach to training is fundamental to developing a skilled and educated craft workforce within the entire industry.


Lauren Harrell

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