(April 6, 2020) — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) today announced that both the Wise Health Surgical Hospital and the UNC Campus Commons projects have earned national Excellence in Construction® Awards. These awards will be presented during the ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 18. The EIC awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects.
Wise Health Surgical Hospital in Argyle, TX, took home the Pyramid Award in the Health Care, $10 to $25 million category. The project consists of a 44,782-sf single-story, ground up ambulatory surgery center complete with an emergency department and full-service imaging including MRI, CT Scans and X-Rays. The hospital also provides six surgical suites and twelve patient beds and will maintain a primary focus on orthopedics and spine surgery.
UNC Campus Commons won the Eagle Award in the Institutional, $25 to $100 million category. The project was designed in tandem by Semple Brown Design and Handprint Architecture. This new 110,000- sf, LEED Gold facility includes a 600-seat performance venue, a 400-seat multi-purpose auditorium, an art gallery and a student-run café. Campus Commons is as an innovative campus navigation and support center for students, while serving as a showcase for the University’s highly regarded music and musical-theater programs.
“The craftmanship of AP and their hardworking employees continues to raise the bar when it comes to how we define excellence in construction,” said 2020 ABC National Chair Tim Keating, owner and president of R.C. Stevens Construction Co., Winter Garden, Florida. “It’s an honor to recognize these award winners for their respective commitments to building safely, on time and on budget, as well as contribute to the communities in which they work.”
The EIC award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.
This year’s panel included representatives from Building Owners and Managers Association International, Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America and various construction-related firms nationwide.