Denver, CO (November 23, 2020) – Adolfson & Peterson Construction was honored with two awards from the ACE competition from Associated General Contractors (AGC).
The ACE Awards are given to projects based on overcoming challenges, excellence in project management, construction innovations, safety and contribution to the community. With hundreds of attendees, the AGC Colorado Industry Gala and ACE Awards event brings together industry supporters for a night of networking, recognition and celebration. This year the event was held virtually and is considered the state’s largest commercial construction event of the year.
Adolfson & Peterson Construction and DLR Group took home a silver award at this year’s AGC Colorado Industry ACE Awards for the City of Englewood’s New Police Headquarters project in the category Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job.
The City’s outdated police station was connected to the fire station and part of the Public Safety Services Complex, a critical community area. The design and construction team faced their first project challenge of knowing the new facility had to expand while being built in the same location. Understanding the importance of both stations to public safety, the new facility also had to be constructed while current operations were still fully functional. In addition, the project required only the police station to be rebuilt, so critical elements of the structure would have to be reconstructed to enable the fire station to become a standalone building.
Using a complex phased approach to ensure operational functionality of both the police and fire departments, the completed 52,000-sf police headquarters is more than double the old 19,000-sf facility. Now a sustainable and high-quality facility, it’s expected to serve as the headquarters for the next 50 years.
In addition, AP took home a bronze award at this year’s AGC Colorado Industry ACE Awards for the Adams 12 STEM Lab School Renovation project in the category Best Building Project $10-$40M.
It took 12 years for the community vote to pass a bond in 2016 that would afford significant upgrades to schools in the district. AP was awarded the multi-phased, occupied renovation of and addition to STEM Lab School, a K-8 school focused on “problem-based learning.” The summer before the bond was passed, AP completed a preliminary mechanical phase that included boiler/HVAC renovations, exterior water line replacement, minor classroom renovations and HVAC controls. Major bond work began in May 2017 with the first official phase that included the construction of a new 25,000-square foot classroom wing on the east side of the building, renovations to the gymnasium and cafeteria, and the addition of a new playground. In May 2018, a second, year-long phase of work began that involved the demolition of much of the west side of the building including a two-story classroom wing, and the addition of a new library, science rooms, art rooms, administrative office and classrooms. The project followed the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) guidelines and included unique design and sustainability features.
Throughout construction, the school remained open as staff and students shifted between old and new parts of the building while work was completed. AP worked closely with the district and with school staff to minimize interruptions while maintaining high safety standards and quality construction.
AP is a strong supporter of Associated General Contractors and the Colorado Chapter. AGC provides benefits and business resources to represent the interests of the construction industry, thereby improving and protecting the quality of construction.