The Michigan Chapter Associated General Contractors (AGC) has honored Clark Construction with the 2006 AGC Build Michigan Award for construction of the Biomedical Science Research Building at The University of Michigan. Clark's joint venture partner on this project was Chicago, Ill.-based Gilbane Company. The award was presented on December 1 at the Michigan Chapter AGC's 61st Annual Meeting at Saginaw Valley State University.
The Biomedical Science Research Building is a 495,000-gross-square-foot laboratory and research facility for The University of Michigan Medical School. The major components of the building include 240 laboratory modules in the East and North towers, 140 offices, an elliptical 300-seat multi-use auditorium, an underground vivarium, and three combinable seminar rooms with a shared commons area.
Granger Construction Company was awarded the 2006 Cornerstone Award for Training Excellence. The Cornerstone Award recognizes construction companies that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in advancing the abilities of their employees through training.
This past year, Granger Construction employees logged more than 4,900 training hours — a 21-percent increase over the previous year. The firm established the Granger Learning Center in 2000 to attract, develop and retain the best people in the construction industry. Granger Construction also received the Cornerstone Award in 2000, 2001 and 2003.
Granger Construction is a third-generation, family-owned company renowned throughout the state for its construction management, general contracting and design-build services in the healthcare, higher education, K-12, and commercial/industrial sectors. Headquartered in Lansing, the firm has approximately 260 employees and opened a Grand Rapids office in 2005. Founded on strong family and Christian principles, Granger Construction's mission is to achieve personal satisfaction through the success of others.