Shapiro & Duncan, Inc. was recognized by Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. with the Eagle Award for Mechanical Projects $10 million and above for its project, INOVA Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Falls Church, Va
In related news, Jonathan Davis, a plumbing apprentice at Shapiro & Duncan, received the Silver Medal in the plumbing trade for his performance during ABC’s 30th Annual National Craft Championships competition.
“Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to honor Shapiro and Duncan with a best-in-class Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for their tremendous work in completing the INOVA Women’s and Children’s Hospital safely, on time and budget,” said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric Inc., Indianapolis. “The dedication to innovation, productivity and world-class craftsmanship demonstrated by Shapiro and Duncan and its employees produced truly impressive results that any project owner would be proud of.”
The Excellence in Construction awards program honors innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects, with an Eagle Award presented to the top project in each category. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.
“This year’s field of the top construction apprentices and trainees truly represents the very best the merit shop construction industry has to offer, and Associated Builders and Contractors could not be more proud of these talented men and women,” said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric, Indianapolis. “Gaylor Electric and our fellow ABC member companies are truly fortunate to employ such a talented group of highly trained and incredibly skilled craft professionals who represent the future of our great industry.”
This year’s field of competitors featured 170 craft professionals from across the country competing for top honors in 13 categories in 11 crafts. Competitors first took an intense, two-hour written exam and then competed in a daylong hands-on practical performance test.
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year's panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, the Construction Users Roundtable, and the National Association of Women in Construction, and representatives from higher education, among others.