ABC Pelican Honors 2017 Excellence in Construction Award Winners
BATON ROUGE, LA The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Pelican Chapter honored 24 projects in 10 categories ranging from commercial buildings to industrial mega projects at its annual Excellence in Construction Awards held at the Baton Rouge Hilton.
The Excellence in Construction Awards Program is the industry's leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer.
"I am proud to honor the commitment to quality, innovation, and world-class safety that these ABC members brought to the jobsite throughout the planning, execution and delivery of each of these projects," said 2017 ABC Pelican Chair Andy Lopez. "The scope of this year's Excellence in Construction award-winning projects, from restaurants and hospitals to sports stadiums and industrial mega projects, demonstrates that the merit shop can build anything, on time, on budget and safely."
The winning projects were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost. A panel of industry experts served as the competition's judges. This year's panel included representatives from the Alliance Safety Council, the Louisiana Chemical Association, Associated General Contractors, the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, LSU's Construction Management Program, the University of Southern Mississippi, and Baton Rouge Community College.
Among the big winners of the night were Cajun Industries with four awards and Arkel Constructors and Barriere Construction Co. with three awards apiece. A full list of Excellence in Construction Award winners is available on ABC Pelican's Web site.
COMMERCIAL: LESS THAN $5 MILLION
Excellence: Cajun Industries, LLC, "Stab's Steak and Seafood"
Merit: The Lemoine Company, "Partner's Property Office Building"
ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIAL: LESS THAN $10 MILLION
Excellence: MMR Constructors, Inc., "Bunge Dock Expansion"
Merit: Triad Electric & Controls, Inc., "Valero FCC Desalter Project"
OTHER CONSTRUCTION: $2 TO $100 MILLION
Excellence: The Lemoine Company, LLC, "M.L. Tigue Moore Baseball Field Renovations"
Merit: Arkel Constructors, "Woman's Hospital NICU"
INDUSTRIAL: LESS THAN $5 MILLION
Excellence: Kostmayer Construction, "Dow Chemical Outfall Flume"
Merit: Repcon, Inc., "Pipe Rack Modification Project"
INDUSTRIAL: $5 TO $15 MILLION
Excellence: Cajun Industries, LLC, "Rubicon Variants Capacity Expansion"
Merit: Cajun Industries, LLC, "Dow Gulfstream Building Program"
Merit: EXCEL Contractors, Inc., "Limetree Bay Restoration and Restart"
Merit: Trade Construction Company, LLC, "Ascension Parish Pipeline Project"
INDUSTRIAL: $15 TO $25 MILLION
Excellence: Arkel Constructors, "Exxon NAG"
Merit: Arkel Constructors, "Marathon Control Building"
Excellence: ISC Constructors, LLC, "North American Growth Polyethylene Project"
Merit: Primoris Services Corporation, "Sasol Lake Charles Chemicals Project"
OTHER SPECIALTY CONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRIAL: MORE THAN $10 MILLION
Excellence: Barriere Construction, Co., LLC, "Sasol Heavy Haul Road"
MMR Constructors, Inc., "Nitrogen Fertilizer Project"
OTHER SPECIALTY CONSTRUCTION: LESS THAN $10 MILLION
Excellence: Barriere Construction Co., LLC, "LA-417"
Merit: EXCEL Contractors, Inc., "Westlake Polymers - Poly 1 Control Room Upgrade"
Merit: Cajun Industries, LLC, "Praxair Cold Box #6"
OTHER SPECIALTY CONSTRUCTION: MORE THAN $10 MILLION
Excellence: Triad Electric & Controls, Inc., "Marathon Turnaround"
Merit: Barriere Construction Co., "LA-20"
Merit: ISC Constructors, LLC, "LHC3 Control Room Upgrade"