Photo courtesy of NCM Contracting Group
A Caterpillar 620D frontloader is lowered into the pit for Sound Transit’s University Station. NCM Contracting Group removed tons of temporary concrete and steel that was used to brace the excavation.
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It was a three-peat for Rafn Co. at the 2014 Excellence in Construction Awards, which were presented Wednesday night in Bellevue by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington.
Rafn took home the Eagle of Excellence for its work on the Emerald City Commons mixed-use development in Seattle. The Bellevue-based contractor also won that top award in 2013 and 2012.
For this year’s award, Rafn was cited for saving money on the project, along with an accelerated schedule and coordinating with seven funding agencies and two nonprofit owners. Emerald City Commons also won in the Mixed-Use Construction category.
ABC handed out eight other awards during the banquet at Meydenbauer Center.
This year’s judges were John Schaufelberger of the University of Washington, consultant Robert Jayne, Scott Rhodes of Rhodes Architecture, Kate Spitzer of The Miller Hull Partnership, Pat Logan of CollinsWoerman and Benjamin Minnick of the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.
Eagle of Excellence • Mixed-Use Construction
Emerald City Commons
7 Cedars Bingo Hall renovation
Air Systems Engineering
Tsunami dock removal
NCM Contracting Group
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Smokehouse
Auburn Valley Humane Society
The Cove apartments (leasing office, fitness center)
Electrical & Communications
202 Westlake building
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RAFN Construction (www.rafn.com)
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