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Kiewit-General Joint Venture was the construction grand award winner for the $388 million Hood Canal Bridge retrofit and east half replacement. Kiewit-General completed the six-year project ahead of schedule.

AGC Awards 2010 team

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Top AGC awards go to Centennial, Kiewit-General

The Associated General Contractors of Washington honored some of the state’s most successful projects at its Build Washington Awards event, emceed by Dave Ross of KIRO radio on June 2 at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall.

June 3, 2010
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Kiewit-General Joint Venture was the grand winner in construction for the Hood Canal Bridge project.

Centennial Contractors Enterprises received the grand award for safety. GLY Construction won the AGC-Moss Adams Service to the Community Award, and Mike Lordeman of Aecon Buildings was named superintendent of the year.

"The Build Washington Awards showcase the skill, integrity and responsibility that make AGC contractors a cut above," said AGC President Tom Zamzow.

"These are just a sampling of great AGC contractors who work with public and private owners to build most of the vital and challenging projects in the state, with innovation and an emphasis on safe work sites."

Construction judges were Jeff Carpenter of the Washington State Department of Transportation; Ben Minnick of the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce; Douglas Oberst of BCRA; Peter T.S. Rasmussen of Architects Rasmussen Triebelhorn; and John Schaufelberger of the UW Department of Construction Management.

Safety award judges were Wayne Brokaw of the Inland Northwest AGC; John Burdick of the Port of Seattle; Adam Gerson of OSHA Region 10; Eliot Lapidus of the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter; John O’Neill of Central Washington University; Anne Soiza of the state Department of Labor and Industries; and Bill Yahn of Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA.

Construction Q&A

• Elaine Ervin, partner, Moss Adams

• Gary Van Loo, president, Andgar Corp.

• Jim Karambelas, president, GLY Construction

• Dan Absher, president, Absher Construction Co.

2010 AGC of Washington Award Winners
Grand Awards
Hood Canal Bridge retrofit and east half replacement
Kiewit-General Joint Venture
Centennial Contractors Enterprises

AGC-Moss Adams Service to the Community Award
GLY Construction

Construction Awards
Green building
Pacific Plaza
Absher Construction Co.
Rexville anaerobic digester project
Andgar Corp.
Highway and transportation
Hood Canal Bridge retrofit and east-half replacement
Kiewit-General Joint Venture
Private building
over $5 million

West 8th office tower
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Public building
over $5 million

Bachelor enlisted quarters and parking garage
Absher Construction Co.
Tenant improvements/remodels
over $5 million

Joshua Green Building
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Tenant improvements/remodels
under $5 million

Tree House
J.R. Abbott Construction
Sauk River bridge removal
Sicklesteel Cranes
Safety Awards
General contractors over 600,000 hours
Turner Construction Co.
General contractor over 350,001-600,000
PCL Construction Services

General contractor over 350,001-600,000
IMCO General Construction
General contractor over 200,001-350,000
General contractor under 200,000
Centennial Contractors Enterprises
General contractor most improved
John Korsmo Construction
Subcontractors over 100,000 hours
Sicklesteel Cranes
Subcontractor under 100,000
J. Harper Contractors
Subcontractor most improved
Andgar Corp.
Recognition Award
Superintendent of the year
Mike Lordeman
Aecon Buildings


Absher Construction Company (www.AbsherNW.com)

AGC of Washington (www.agcwa.com)

Ashbaugh Beal LLP (www.lawresults.com)

GLY (www.gly.com)

Gray Lumber (www.graylumber.com)

IMCO General Construction Inc. (www.imcoconstruction.com)

J.R. Abbott Construction Inc. (www.jrabbott.com)

Moss Adams LLP (www.mossadams.com)

Oles Morrison Rinker Baker LLP (www.oles.com)

Propel Insurance (www.propelinsurance.com)

The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters (www.carpenterspnwrc.org)

The PPI Group (www.theppigroup.com)

Western States Fire Protection (www.wsfp.com)

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