Associated Builders and Contractors Carolinas Chapter Presents 2018 Excellence in Construction Awards

Staff Report From Columbia CEO

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Carolinas Chapter honored over 70 projects collectively worth $950 million at the 17th annual Excellence in Construction Awards Gala on November 15, 2018, in Charlotte. Many of the projects are located in South Carolina.
The Excellence in Construction Program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality Merit Shop construction projects.  The awards recognize all construction team members on each project, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer.  The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from ABC members located in North Carolina and South Carolina, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.
“The ABC Excellence in Construction Program showcases the quality construction done day-in and day-out in our communities by the industry’s leading companies throughout the country,” said Angela Latino, CEO of the ABC Carolinas Chapter.
The top honor of the Excellence in Construction Awards is the Project of the Year Award presented to a General Contractor and a Specialty Contractor member.  To earn this prestigious award, contractors must demonstrate a superior level of performance in all aspects of judging.
Edifice was honored with the General Contractor Project of the Year Award for the MEDIC Headquarters & Operation Relocation located in Charlotte, NC.

Lithko Contracting was honored with the Specialty Contractor Project of the Year Award for the Buncombe County Services Building Addition and New Parking Deck located in Asheville, NC.
Other notable awards presented:
Metcon/T.A. Loving joint venture was recognized as the 2018 ABC Carolinas Green Award recipient for the Horry County Schools Energy Positive Design-Build Schools in Horry County, South Carolina.
A M King received the ABC Carolinas Design-Build Award for the Daniele Foods Expansion and Renovation located in Burrillville, Rhode Island.

Gilbane Building Company was honored with the ABC Carolinas Best in BIM (Building Information Technology) Award for the University of South Carolina School of Law located in Columbia, South Carolina.
Adams Electric was recognized with the ABC Carolinas Free Enterprise Alliance Award for the North Carolina A&T State University New Student Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.