We spend a lot of time in this publication lauding developers and brokers. It’s about time we stopped and congratulated the builders! Kind of like those unsung farmers who put food on our table. They put roofs over our heads, for pete’s sake, for which during the rains last week we were particularly grateful. So Thursday night we were on hand with 300 Bellini-sipping others at Lafayette Center for the Associated General Contractors’ 7th Annual Washington Contractor Awards.
The winners circle. Stacey can really get their attention, huh? The ACG is the oldest and largest construction industry association in the country, founded in 1918. The DC chapter (recently located to Arlington) has been around since 1929, and represents the leading general contractors, construction managers, and design builders in the region. They’re known for good parties. Next up: Holiday bash December 6 at the new House of Sweden at Washington Harbor.
You know, it’s kind of a macho bunch, and fights broke out everywhere. This match between Tompkin’s George Kreis and Turner’s Geoff Marshall seems to be a draw.
We’d like to nominate Turner’s Dennis Delisle (front row left) as Bisnow MVP (Most Vigorous Picture Taker). Also on hand, from left: Turner’s Mehmet Kilic, Drew Langsam, Geoff Marshall, Rob Dahms, Tom Esau, Burson-Marsteller’s Fulvio Padova, BKSH & Associates’ Theresa Weber, and JLL’s Hank Pohl. Turner took home an award for the Burson-Marsteller project in which Turner was the GC and JLL was the Program Manager.
Clark Foundations/Civil Team took home an award work on the Navy Yard Station West Entrance Modifications Project. Proud winners: Clark’s Phil Sheridan, Brett Ikeda, Lindsey Dunn, Quintin Hackshaw, Robin McNab, Mo Hosseini, Chris Pashkevich, and chief engineer Jim Van Deusen of the Anderson Companies. Clark was also recognized for work at Akridge’s Carroll Square.
Davis’ Peggy Jones, Naresh Kayastha, Dominica Machion, and Jon Dougherty. Davis won for the LEED US GBC interior construction and is now keeping busy with projects like Tishman’s Square 63 in NoMa.
DPR Construction! Mike Kessler, Jeff Vertucci, Alison Lyons, Mike White, and Pooja Goel.
Three hosts with the most: AGC’s Laura Curtin and CEO Cherie Pleasant bookend 2007 AGC Board VP Nigel Parkinson of Parkinson Construction. ACG is turning attention to “construction career academies” such as the Phelps Architectural Construction and Engineering High School on Benning Road in DC, to open in '08. It’s a design build done by Turner and Fanning Howey (leading designer of K-12 facilities in the country). ACG is developing the curriculum as industry partner with DC public schools.