At last month’s 28th annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction awards, HITT’s Technology sector took home a first-place national Excellence in Construction® Eagle Award in the Industrial - $25 to $100 Million category for their work on Building H in Ashburn, Virginia.
The team built the two-story tilt-up concrete and structural steel greenfield data center on a secure, occupied campus with limited staging space. As a result of phased preconstruction efforts, construction started before drawing set completion and the project was delivered one month early. Southland Concrete, Strait Steel, Emmitsburg Glass, John W. McDougall Co., Inc. and all of our partners and subcontractors on the project provided exceptional work; this award speaks strongly to the talents of the entire team.
The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor 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.
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year's panel included representatives from the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America, and various construction-related firms nationwide.