Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently recognized the nation's top 2007 construction projects during its Excellence in Construction and National Safety Excellence awards celebration at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. ABC's Excellence in Construction awards program recognizes the quality and innovation of merit shop construction and honors all members of the construction team, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer.
In Construction's region, the 2007 Award of Excellence Winner was Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc. for "Renovation — Under $2 million." The project was the Connelly School of the Holy Child Chapel, Potomac, MD. The architect/engineer was Flanagan Architects, AIA, and the owner was Connelly School of the Holy Child Chapel, Potomac.
ABC also recognized the nation's safest construction firms in 2007. The 2007 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms achieving Platinum status in ABC's Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program.
The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories: NAICS 236 — Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 — Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238 — Specialty Trade Contractors. In Construction's region, R.W. Murray Co. out of Manassas, VA, won in the NAICS 236 — General Contractor category.