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12/06/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2019 22:06

Now Presenting: The 2019 Constructor Award Finalists

AGC of California's prestigious Constructor Awards program recognizes our members' achievements for their skill, unique undertakings and ability to address the most difficult challenges contractors encounter. Only one prestigious 'Constructor' sculpture is awarded in each category during AGC's Installation & Awards Gala on January 31, 2020 at the Fairmont San Francisco .

Read about each of the Constructor Award finalists below. We will continue to reveal finalists each week leading up to the Gala where the winners will be honored in an 'Oscar-style' celebration.

AGC COMMUNITY SERVICE

Construction Leadership Council of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Boys & Girls Club, Phase 1 The Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club (LABGC) serves more than 1,800 youth per day, inspiring and enabling youth in the community who need it most. The Southern California CLC partnered with the LABGC for a multi-phase project to: upgrade security fences, enhancing security at a vulnerable entry point for vandals; improving the baseball field infrastructure to create a safe and reliable place to play; building a snack shack as a means to increase income and teach on-the-job skills; and, building a storage shed for maintenance staff to secure valuable tools. The project has been a major success, with the LABGC improving their ability to serve the community.

Turner Construction CompanyUCSF Children's Hospital Oakland Outpatient Center Two Turner Construction went beyond the scope of work when working on the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Through extensive interaction with the surrounding community, volunteering and donations, creating two summer internship programs, and the creation of a Local Business Utilization Plan, the Turner team exemplified their cultural cornerstones-integrity, commitment, and teamwork. Turner created a workforce pipeline through the Future Designers & Builders Program in partnership with Oakland Unified School District and Littleton Associates, engaging students in the construction field. And together, employees and senior leadership completed an extensive amount of community service and fundraising to support the hospital.

HEAVY CIVIL FINALISTS UNDER $20 MILLION

Disney Construction Inc.Highway 35 Washout Repair EA-4K8004
Disney Construction Inc. exceeded expectations on the Highway 35 Washout Repair project. Not only were they able to reach substantial completion on the project 86 days ahead of schedule, but they also did so with no recordable incidents despite an often seven-day-per-week schedule. This allowed them to reopen the roadway to the public as quickly as possible as the washed-out road was only one of two access ways into the community, and they maintained emergency access during the construction. The project - which included construction on major earthworks, a segmented pile, soldier pile, soil nail wall, a new drainage system, roadway pavement, and landscaping - was completed $18 million below Caltrans initial estimates, allowing them to complete work on another emergency project.

Granite Construction CompanyLost Creek Dam Modification Project
The Lost Creek Dam Modification Project was a complicated and specialized feat that Granite Construction Company completed soundly. Due to the remote location of the Lost Creek Dam, the project required the use of specialized robotic hydro-demolition equipment designed for vertical surfaces. With this equipment, Granite was able to increase dam spillway openings, raise the crest outside of the spill section to elevation, reinforce the downstream facing, remove all unsound, fractured or damaged concrete and foundation materials, and protect the plunge pool area to prevent scouring of the foundation materials.

Herzog Contracting Corp.Crenshaw LAX Transit Corridor The Crenshaw LAX Transit Corridor was no simple task, but Herzog Constructing Corp. was able to complete the giant project successfully. Herzog was able to build 17 miles of new track through heavily traveled, densely populated areas of LA County, and construct six aerial structures through three miles of tunnels and across 17 at grade street crossings. They met or exceeded all local hiring requirements, training and employing dozens of targeted and disadvantaged workers while maintaining demanding work schedules.

Teichert ConstructionTurlock SR-99 Rehabilitation Project 10-1C1804
Teichert Construction demonstrated perseverance, quick thinking, collaboration, and flexibility during completion of the Turlock SR-99 Rehabilitation Project, allowing them to produce a quality project despite operational challenges. Challenges included traffic management, weather, narrow lanes, limited space for paving, change of equipment to work within confined spaces, and the need to crush material onsite. Thanks to Teichert, the project was a success and completed within budget and on schedule.

HEAVY CIVIL FINALISTS $20-$100 MILLION

Shimmick ConstructionFish Passage Facilities within the Alameda Creek Watershed Shimmick Construction proved during the construction of the Fish Passage Facilities that no matter the size, limitations, or challenges presented in a project they can get the job done successfully. The project was a major feat, requiring excavation of rock slopes, massive soil nail walls for shoring, stream bypassing up to 100 CFS of flow from the active Alameda Creek year-round, and forming and placing over 8,000 yards of structural concrete. The project was compounded by a strict three summer construction season timeline and dangerous construction conditions, including constructing the project alongside a cliff that only had a 20-foot-wide access road that doubled as a public access hiking trail.

Sully-Miller Contracting CompanyAlbion Riverside Park Project Sully-Miller Contracting Company did an incredible job completing the elaborate and sophisticated Albion Riverside Park Project. Not only is the new 10-ancre space loaded with new features like a synthetic turf soccer field, basketball courts, softball fields, adult fitness equipment zones, playgrounds and communal plazas, it also features an underground infiltration gallery system with storm water storage to help retain contaminated storm water and keep potentially hazardous water from entering the LA River and Pacific Ocean. This was a major excavation and construction project that will make a significant impact on the surrounding community.

Teichert ConstructionSan Francisquito Creek The completion of San Francisquito Creek was very a complex project, featuring 32 different entities and over sixty decisions makers who had a stake in the project who Teichert Construction managed successfully. Also critically impacting the project, Teichert only had six weeks per year to complete work on the project in an effort to safeguard three endangered species protected by the federal government. Work in this area included a new PG&E gas main, new and taller levees, a new pedestrian and bike bridge, relocation of the sanitary sewer main, and widening of the creek. This required significant excavation and construction work behind neighborhoods and schools that included the mitigation of very large quantities of contaminated and unsuitable fill that were discovered during construction. Teichert was able to help all key stakeholders come together and work through challenges to safely and successfully complete the project.

To find out who wins the 2019 Constructor Awards, register for the Installation & Awards Gala on January 31 located at the Fairmont San Francisco today !