The Alliant Build America Awards highlight the nation’s most significant construction projects. A panel of judges representing all areas of construction evaluates an impressive number of submissions every year, assessing each project’s complexity, use of innovative construction techniques, and client satisfaction, among other criteria. The awards, which were announced during the association’s annual convention in Las Vegas, are considered by many to be the most prestigious recognition of construction accomplishments in the U.S.
“The Build America Award recipients inspire and propel the construction industry; building exceptional projects, shaping America’s future, and creating opportunity within our communities,” said Peter Arkley, Senior Managing Director, Alliant Insurance Services. “We congratulate this year’s recipients – including Alliant clients Skanska and dck worldwide – as well as all of the other nominees for their commitment to excellence.”
“These awards highlight the most challenging projects that construction firms are building today,” said Mark Knight, the association’s President and President of Knight Construction Services LLC in Aberdeen, SD. "Moreover, the awards showcase how construction firms are using skill, technology, and collaboration to successfully build some of the most complicated and complex projects."
Skanska USA Building, Inc. was awarded for the Boston University Law School Addition & Tower Renovation in the Building Renovation Over $100 Million category. Skanska completed the $134 million phased renovation and construction project on a fully occupied and active campus; scheduling most work during off-hours, weekends, and non-disruptive periods. The first phase included construction of a 90,000 square foot addition to the law tower, while the second phase included a full restoration of the existing 98,000 square foot, 20-story tower, all while preserving the original aesthetics of the vintage, 1960s building. As construction manager, Skanska formed an integrated team and a true partnership, cutting costs and delivering 12 months early.
Skanska was also awarded in the Construction Management New category for the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research – Cambridge Campus Expansion Project. The project involved constructing two new biomedical buildings, including 795,000 square feet of laboratory, office, retail, and below grade parking space. This is the largest project completed by Skanska’s Boston office and was the largest building construction project occurring in the greater Boston area at the time. The team achieved significant savings for the client by using a flat procurement approach to contract directly with subcontractors. In addition, Skanska’s multi-trade prefabrication approach allowed the team to further reduce project cost and save time. The project was completed over 42 months, on time and on budget.
In addition, dck worldwide was recognized with a Merit Award in the Building New Over $100 Million category for The Mall of San Juan in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a joint-venture project with Bird, LLC.
About Alliant Insurance Services
Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. provides property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company’s web site at www.alliant.com.