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Advanced American Construction was the construction grand winner for the John Day Lock and Dam gate and sheave replacement on the Columbia River. The contractor won in the heavy/industrial category.

AGC Awards 2012 team

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AGC says winners
reflect industry trends

The Associated General Contractors of Washington recognized some of the state’s most successful projects during the AGC Build Washington Awards, emceed by KIRO radio’s Dave Ross at the Seattle Sheraton on May 22.

May 23, 2012
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“I congratulate all the award winners for their outstanding projects and for their commitment to safety, technological innovation and community service,” said AGC President Steve Isenhart.

The grand winner in construction was Advanced American Construction for the John Day Lock and Dam gate and sheave replacement. Centennial Contractors Enterprises won the grand award for safety. Lease Crutcher Lewis won the AGC-Moss Adams Service to the Community Award.

Isenhart said the awards applications reflected industry trends, such as wider use of building-information modeling.

“You can see how technology is enabling systemic changes in the industry,” he said. “Contractors are doing more design due to the availability of these tools. Plus, a growing percentage of projects nominated for awards involve alternative procurement methods such as design-build and GC/CM facilitated, in part, by technology.”

The industry has also gained green-building experience and expertise, he said, and is putting safety front and center.

“Twenty years ago safety was an issue that was talked about more often by project owners,” Isenhart said. “Safety is now second nature to contractors, and we have dramatically improved safety records throughout the industry as proof.”

Judges for the construction awards were Sean Comfort of AHBL, Jerry Lenzi of the Washington State Department of Transportation, Ted Ritter of Ritter Project Management, Eric Smith of the University of Washington and Olivia Yang of Washington State University.

Safety award judges were John Burdick of the Port of Seattle, Adam Gerson of OSHA Region 10, Rick Gleason of the University of Washington, Eliot Lapidus of the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter and Sathy Rajendran of Central Washington University.

Construction Q&A

• John Hayduk, president, JTM Construction

• Dan Esparza, general manager, Sealaska Constructors

2012 AGC of Washington Award Winners
Grand Awards
John Day Lock and Dam gate and sheave replacement
Advanced American Construction
Centennial Contractors Enterprises

AGC-Moss Adams Service to the Community Award
Lease Crutcher Lewis

Construction Awards
Private Building
Under $10 million

Art Stable
Exxel Pacific
$10 million-$25 million (tie)
Institute for Systems Biology
$10 million-$25 million (tie)
Link Apartments
Exxel Pacific
Over $25 million
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus
Sellen Construction
Public Building
Under $10 million

VA outpatient specialty care clinic
$10 million-$25 million
LeMay – America’s Car Museum
JTM Construction
Over $25 million
Sound Transit SeaTac/Airport station
Mowat Construction Co.
Tenant Improvement/Remodel
Under $5 million

Lutheran Community Services structural remediation
Abbot Construction
Over $5 million
DPT Training Facility repair and recovery
Wade Perrow Construction
Highway and Transportation
State Route 16 Westbound Nalley Valley Viaduct
Guy F. Atkinson Construction
John Day lock, dam gate and sheave replacement
Advanced American Construction
Green Building
UWT Russell T. Joy Building
Korsmo Construction
Turner Construction Co.

Safety Awards
Construction Managers
Under 100,000 hours

Aecon Buildings
Over 100,000 hours
Centennial Contractors Enterprises

Under 150,000 hours

Sicklesteel Cranes
150,000-300,000 hours
Andgar Corp.
300,000-500,000 hours
Cobra Building Envelope Contractors
Over 500,000 hours
Veca Electric and Technologies
Most improved
DBM Contractors
General contractors
Under 150,000 hours

Sealaska Constructors
150,000-300,000 hours (tie)
150,000-300,000 hours (tie)
Guy F. Atkinson Construction
300,000-500,000 hours
PCL Construction Services
Over 500,000 hours
Turner Construction Co.
Most improved
Sellen Construction Co.
Recognition Awards
Superintendent of the Year
Mike Bonagofski
Kiewit-General Joint Venture
Project Manager of the Year
Mike Bell
Mowat Construction Co.


Advanced American Construction, Inc. (www.callaac.com)

Alliance Flooring Services (www.allianceflooring.com)

Ashbaugh Beal (www.lawasresults.com)

Associated General Contractors of Washington (www.agcwa.com/agcgroupretro)

JTM Construction (www.jtm-construction.com)

Kevcon Inc. (www.kevcon.us)

Korsmo Construction (www.korsmo.com)

Moss Adams LLP (www.mossadams.com)

University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (www.umci.com)

Wood Harbinger (www.woodharbinger.com)

WPC (www.wpconstruction.com)

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