Georgia Construction Today - Fourth Quarter 2010 - (Page 16)
Note: GCR = Gross Construction Revenue of submitting firm. he Build Georgia Awards program is an annual tradition at Georgia Branch, AGC recognizing the outstanding achievements by member ﬁrms. The program also honors the talented men and women in the ofﬁce and ﬁeld who make up the state’s construction industry. Their “skill, integrity and responsibility” combined with a spirit of innovation and tremendous pride produce the buildings that contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by the people who live, work, pray, learn and play in Georgia communities. General contractors and specialty contractors compete in several different categories depending upon the size of their firm, the type of project delivery method used, and the type of construction (new, renovation, interior build-out). All award winners are judged on the following criteria: 1. demonstrate exceptional project safety performance 2. ability to meet the challenges of a difficult job 3. innovation used in construction techniques and materials 4. application of sustainable building practices and/or green construction methods 5. demonstrate excellence in project management and scheduling 6. dedication to client service The Build Georgia Awards program has been a key recognition program for general contractor members since 1989. In 1997, the program was expanded to include awards for specialty contractor members to recognize their vital role to the success of every construction project. Please watch the Chapter’s e-newsletter, The Forum in December 2010 for a link to a new, electronic nomination process for the 2011 Build Georgia Awards Program. Nominations are due in early February 2011. Winners will be announced at our Annual Convention June 12-15, 2011 in Destin, Fla. Georgia Branch, AGC is proud to showcase contractor members for their winning projects in the 2010 Build Georgia Award program. Congratulations! ■
2010 Build Georgia Awards
R. W. Allen goes vertical at sportswear factory
General Contractor: R. W. Allen, LLC Project: Augusta Sportswear Rooﬂift, Augusta Project Category: GCR between $50 and $100 million/D-B/Renovation Architect: Nicholas Dickinson
thletes have been known to “raise the roof,” pushing their hands palm-up toward the sky, after making a big play; however, on this project, R. W. Allen had to literally raise the roof to expand Augusta Sportswear’s 50,000-square-foot factory. The ﬁrm hydraulically raised the roof to add 18 feet of clear height story. The process proved to be far quicker and cheaper than proposals from other contractors, some of whom suggested demolishing the building and constructing a new one in its place. The $2.3 million project was performed without interrupting the facility’s operations, as R. W. Allen built a series of temporary and permanent walls and tunnels to protect employees. With the use of hydraulic jacks, the roof was lifted to 32 feet. Roof drains were cut and temporarily tied in with corrugated pipe that extended as the project went vertical. Due to wind and rain, adequate shoring was installed to ensure the stability of the structure. R. W. Allen redirected the steel structure, mechanical systems, lighting, ﬁre protection and rooﬁng out of landﬁlls, saving the owner money and reducing the time needed to complete the project.
Congratulations to Barton Malow from SteelFab
2010 Build Georgia Award Winners proudly display their plaques at the Georgia Branch, AGC Annual Convention.
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