August 16, 2011
St. Louis CNR will recognize six projects and one individual that represent excellence in the region at a luncheon Sept. 21 at Carmine's Steak House.
The St. Louis Construction News & Review Regional Excellence Awards recognize those projects completed in the previous year that demonstrate excellence in design and construction and a positive contribution to the St. Louis community.
Now in their 21st year, the Regional Excellence Awards are the only comprehensive awards recognizing the best results of the construction industry when all the sectors -- owners, designers, and contractors -- work together as a team. The judges this year were: Len Toenjes, president, Associated General Contractors of St. Louis; Dan Wienstroer, executive director of the Painting & Decorating Foundation; John Guenther, FAIA, lecturer in the College of Architecture, Washington University; John Gaal, director of training and workforce development at the Carpenters District Council, and Thomas Finan, publisher of St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR).
The 2011 Regional Excellence Awards are:
Lewis Rice & Fingersh, LP Headquarters Office
Owner: Lewis Rice & Fingersh
Architect: Christner, Inc.
General Contractor: BSI Constructors, Inc.
The ability of the Christner and BSI to conquer an absurdly challenging schedule allowed Lewis Rice to become the catalyst for $300 million of redevelopment in the core of downtown St. Louis.
Ameren Sioux Power Plant Wet Flue Gas Desulfurization (Scrubber) Project
Owner: Ameren Missouri
Architect/Engineer: Sargent & Lundy
General Contractor: MC Industrial
MC Industrial hit on all cylinders to successfully complete the complex installation of innovative scrubbers that capture 95 percent of the power plant's sulfur dioxide emissions to give the St. Louis residents cleaner air.
Stephen F. & Camilla T. Brauer Hall at Washington University
Owner: Washington University
Architect: RMJM Hillier
General Contractor: Clayco
Design/Build Mechanical Contractor: Murphy Co.
Using the latest in 3-D and BIM modeling, Murphy Co. helped deliver a LEED Gold building and a home to the world's first university Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering.
Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Architect: Trivers & Associates
General Contractor: Clement Group and Volk Construction Co.
Trivers, Clement, and Volk nestled the built environment into the natural environment to help grow eco-tourism to our area and enhance our understanding and appreciation of wildlife conservation and migratory birds.
Pfizer - Building JJ Expansion
Owner: Pfizer, Inc.
Architect and Engineer: KlingStubbins and CRB Consulting Engineers, Inc.
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
This stellar example of flexibility, innovation, and integrated management kept unique and promising health research in St. Louis.
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
Owners: Lewis and Clark Community College & University of Illinois
General Contractor: River City Construction LLC
AAIC's bluff-like design and innovative construction techniques produced a wonderful LEED Platinum building that could help establish the St. Louis area as the pre-eminent center for river basin research in the U.S.
Thomas J. Finan, Jr. Humanitarian Award
Dr. Deborah Henry
Dr. Deborah Henry, assistant professor in history at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park was recognized earlier this year by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers for more than two decades as a champion for diversity in construction.
She assisted in the creation of the Missouri Women in the Trades chapter in St. Louis, served as the first board president of the Association for Construction Careers, Education and Support Services (ACCESS) and was instrumental in developing a performance-based scorecard for measurement of the many regional construction related pre-apprentice programs.
Dr. Henry started in construction as an office worker for a developer and later became one of the first female construction project managers in St. Louis before pursuing an academic career. Her doctoral dissertation addressed the topic of diversity in the St. Louis construction industry.
For information on tickets and sponsorship of the event click here. A portion of the proceeds from the Regional Excellence Awards supports the work of Habitat for Humanity St. Louis.