San Diego— Three Northwest projects were among the winners when Associated General Contractors of America recognized 13 construction projects with Aon Build America Awards during AGC's 90th Annual Convention in March.
The awards honor projects for complexity, innovation, success, and ultimately for their significance to the construction community and the nation at large.
The Northwest projects selected to receive Aon Build America Awards by AGC were as follows:
Federal & Heavy New Award — Lower Monumental Dam Removable Spillway Weir, Kahlotus, WA; contractor, Advanced American Construction Inc.
Highway Renovation Award — Oregon Highway 99 — North Umpqua River (Old Winchester) Bridge Rehabilitation, Douglas County, OR; contractor, Hamilton Construction Co.
Municipal & Utilities New — Upper Baker Dam Floating Surface Collector, Concrete, WA; contractor, Natt McDougall Co.
The Construction Safety Excellence Awards winners also were announced during AGC's convention. The winning contractors were recognized for the strength of their safety programs and overall safety performance during 2008.
First place Construction Safety Excellence Award winners form the Northwest included General Construction Co., Heavy, over 1 million work hours; Wildish Construction Co., Highway, 300,001 – 700,000; and Coldfoot Environmental Services Inc., Specialty, under 100,000. BN Builders Inc. won a second place safety award in the category Building, 300,001 – 700,000.
In the National Student Championship competition, 21 teams from colleges across the country were evaluated on their ability to successfully bid, plan and schedule construction projects.
The team form Central Washington University took second place in the Commercial Building Division.