The Vermont Independent Electrical Contractors Association (VIECA) Outstanding Project Award for Innovation, Excellence and Client Service was presented to Bates & Murray of Barre for the National Life Electrical Upgrade. The scope of work included a complete electrical redundant system from Green Mountain Power’s substation to all new electrical equipment installed in the building.
The AGC Best Builder Award went to the Construction Technology Program at Stafford Technical Center in Rutland for their their two-year project of building a house. This was a five star energy, two bedroom, two bathroom ranch with attached one car garage. All students received OSHA 10 training. The worksite complied with all OSHA standards.
New England Air Systems, LLC, of Williston received the AGC Best Builder Award for installing a new HVAC system at the 26,000 square foot Highland Center for the Arts, a multi-purpose performing arts complex in Greensboro, VT.
Seven years in the permit process, and only seven months to build, E.F. Wall of Barre was awarded the AGC Best Builders Award for constructing the first sustainable, public/private construction effort in building the Maplewood Convenience Store at the Vermont Welcome Center in Berlin, VT. The 9,000 square foot facility is Vermont’s first 24-hour rest area and service center adjacent to Interstate 89.
Kingsbury Companies, LLC, of Waitsfield received the AGC Best Builders Award for replacing and reconnecting the electric conduit to bring power to Burton Island Park in Lake Champlain. The new service was delivered under budget and ahead of schedule.
Munson Earth-Moving Corp, of Williston was awarded the AGC Best Builders Award for constructing the first municipal water system in Berlin, VT. Although multiple crews worked with and simultaneously with several state and private construction projects in the same area no injuries or lost time work days were recorded.
Neagley & Chase Construction Company of South Burlington was the recipient of the Robert P. Lord Founder’s Award for constructing the expansion of the Vermont Public Radio studios in Colchester, VT. Designed and constructed for sustainability to minimize impacts on the environment, VPR’s facility achieves maximum energy efficiency as part of Efficiency Vermont’s Net Zero pilot program.
J.P. Sicard of Barton, VT received the AGC Best Builders Award for their foundation reconstruction and movement of the 200-year old Barton Grammar School to its original location with 44 teams of oxen. Safety was paramount throughout the construction and movement project resulting in zerio safety incidents being recorded.
PC Construction of Williston received the AGC Best Builder Award for the deconstruction, reconstruction and renovation of the Waterbury State Office complex. Kevin McCarthy, President and CEO, said, “This AGC/VT Best Builders Award is a result of the incredible effort put forth by so many on the design and construction of the Waterbury State Office Complex.”
Bread Loaf Corporation of Middlebury, was awarded the AGC Best Builders Ward for constructing the new Middlebury, VT Town Offices. This is one of the first Net Zero Ready municipal buildings in the nation.
Casella Construction, Inc., was awarded the Robert P. Lord Founder’s Award for their reconstruction project at the Newport State Airport in Newport, VT. The project involved demolishing all existing taxiways, installing 5,650 feet of new taxiway, 1,750 feet of stub taxiway, and 45 acres of safety area grading.