HOUSTON – On October 18, Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) held its annual Excellence in Construction Awards (EIC), which showcased forty-one projects, built by ABC Greater Houston members, that were rigorously judged on an array of criteria. This event, established in 2000, recognizes outstanding projects in the commercial and industrial construction industry. Top scoring projects were showcased at the evening program, and winners were given local and national media attention including ABC’s Build Houston Magazine.

Categories included general contractor and specialty contractor projects, and the selected projects excelled in safety, quality, ingenuity, and workmanship. With twenty-three categories, and two major awards, the Merit Award and the Ice Award, the selected entries are considered among the best of merit shop construction.

The forty-one projects recognized included:

ICE Awards:
609 Main – D.E. Harvey Builders, Inc.
Nalco Champion Office Building – E.E. Reed Construction, L.P.
Market Square – Trio Electric
Wildwood Corporate Center II – Haley-Greer
609 Main – Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD
Houston Marriot Marquis – Oxford Builders
Vision Park Medical Office Building – E. E. Reed Construction, L.P.
Petra Nova Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Sequestration Project – TIC-The Industrial Companies
Gate 2 Parking Improvements – Craig & Heidt, Inc
Poly 6 MCC Building – Group Contractors, LLC
San Jacinto River Authority Surface Water Facility – McCarthy Building Companies, Inc
Cypress Park High School – Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc
Houston Methodist St. John Hospital Labor & Labor and Delivery Unit Renovation – SpawGlass Construction Corporation
Abilene Christian University Science Facilities – Hoar Construction, LLC
Four Seasons Lobby Renovation – Turner Construction
Daikin Texas Technology Park – D.E. Harvey Builders, Inc.
Daikin Texas Technology Park – TDIndustries
Abilene Christian University Wildcat Football Stadium and Anthony Field – Hoar Construction, LLC
Houston Methodist Hospital Fire Tank Replacement Phase 2 – Aggregate Technologies, Inc.
Market Square Tower – D.E. Harvey Builders, Inc.
Houston Marriott Marquis – Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD

Merit Awards:
BHP Billiton – Trio Electric
Chelsea Montrose – Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD
CHI St. Luke’s Health Springwoods Village – Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD
Houston Methodist – The Woodlands Hospital and MOB – Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD
Houston Marriott Marquis – MAREK
Wildwood Corporate Centre II – Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD
Bernard Johnson Coliseum – Fast Track Specialties, Inc.
Nitrogen Fertilizer Project – MMR Group
DOW Gulfstream Poly-5 Railroad System Installation – Standard Constructors, Inc.
Chevron Phillips Chemical Cedar Bayou Infrastructure – Bartlett Cocke General Contractors
Texas Medical Center – TECO Thermal Distribution Systems – Tellepsen Industrial
Texas A&M University Corps Dorm Renovation – SpawGlass Construction Corporation
Incarnate Word Academy Additions – E.E. Reed Construction, L.P.
Lone Star College Conroe Center Workforce Expansion and Renovation – Rogers-O’Brien Construction
Greater Houston Partnership – D.E. Harvey Builders, Inc.
Schuetz IBC Warehouse Expansion – Turner Construction
Levy Park – Burton Construction
Houston Chronicle Demolition – Cherry Companies
The Village of River Oaks – SpawGlass Construction Corporation
Main Street Improvements – Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD

ABC members are renowned for their dedication to safety and excellence in the construction field, and the awards program demonstrated 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. ABC Greater Houston also awarded the coveted Best of Houston Award to Satterfield & Pontikes Construction for their Cypress Park High School project. The Best of Houston Award recognizes the highest winning project that best represents the industry and city. This title holds the highest honor after having been evaluated diligently and Satterfield & Pontikes Construction will hold the award until the next winner is announced at the 2018 EIC Awards.

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