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Watts Constructors-DelHur Industries joint venture was the construction grand award winner for the $71.5 million Elwha water facilities project on the Olympic Peninsula. The project was completed a year ahead of schedule and boasted a clean safety record.

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Watts-DelHur, Sicklesteel
win AGC grand awards

The Associated General Contractors of Washington recognized some of the state’s most successful projects during the AGC Build Washington Awards event, hosted by Dave Ross of KIRO radio at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront on May 19.

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“The Build Washington Awards is truly a celebration of teamwork at its best and a showcase for the skill, integrity and responsibility that make AGC contractors a cut above,” said AGC President Pat McGarry.

The grand award winner in construction was Watts-DelHur joint venture for the Elwha water facilities in Olympic National Park. Sicklesteel Cranes received the grand award for safety. Mowat Construction Co. won the AGC-Moss Adams Service to the Community Award. Frank Young was named project manager of the year and Ed Kittle was recognized as superintendent of the year. Both Young and Kittle are with Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.

Judges for the construction awards were Rick Benner, university architect and executive director of facilities development at Western Washington University; Jeff Carpenter, state construction engineer for the Washington State Department of Transportation; Ben Minnick, construction editor for the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce; Greg Mummy, principal at Gram Sage Graves; and Jason Peschel, assistant professor at Washington State University’s School of Architecture and Construction Management.

Safety award judges were John Burdick of the Port of Seattle; Adam Gerson, safety and health manager for OSHA Region 10; Eliot Lapidus, safety and loss control manager for the AGC Oregon-Columbia chapter; Anne Soiza, deputy assistant director for the Division of Occupational Safety and Health at the state Department of Labor and Industries; and Bill Yahn, senior risk control consultant at Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA.

Construction Q&A

• Walt Schwartz, senior vice president, Watts Constructors

• Ken Coleman, president, Compass Construction

• Kevin DeVries, president, Exxel Pacific

• Jerry Bush, president and CEO, University Mechanical Contractors

2011 AGC of Washington Award Winners
Grand Awards
Elwha water facilities
Watts-DelHur joint venture
Sicklesteel Cranes

AGC-Moss Adams Service to the Community Award
Mowat Construction Co.

AGC-Moss Adams Service to the Community Award
Honorable mention: Gray Lumber

Construction Awards
Public building
Under $10 million

Spanish Steps historic rehabilitation
Pease Construction
$10 million to $25 million
Pike Place Market, Phase 1A and 1B
Turner Construction Co.
Private building
Under $10 million

Community Health Center of Snohomish County – Broadway Clinic
Abbott Construction
$10 million to $25 million
The Chloe
Compass Construction
Over $25 million
Exxel Pacific
Over $25 million
505 First Avenue South
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Tenant improvements/remodels
over $5 million

Griot’s Garage
Mountain Construction
Elwha water facilities
Watts-DelHur joint venture
Highway and transportation
SR 519 intermodal access project, Phase 2
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
Green building
Salishan 7
Walsh Construction Co.
Lease Crutcher Lewis

Safety Awards
General contractors
Under 150,000 hours

Wade Perrow Construction
Most improved
150,000 to 300,000 hours

300,000 to 400,000 hours
Absher Construction Co.
Over 400,000 hours
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
Construction managers
Under 100,000 hours

Aecon Buildings
Over 100,000 hours
Centennial Contractors Enterprises
Under 150,000 hours

Sicklesteel Cranes
150,000 to 300,000 hours
Andgar Corp.
Over 300,000 hours (tie)
University Mechanical Contractors
Most improved
Over 300,000 hours (tie)
Veca Electric & Technologies
Recognition Awards
Superintendent of the year
Ed Kittle
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
Project manager of the year
Frank Young
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.


Abbott Construction Inc. (www.jrabbott.com)

AGC of Washington (www.agcwa.com)

Ashbaugh Beal LLP (www.lawresults.com)

Canyon River Ranch (www.canyonriver.net)

Moss Adams LLP (www.mossadams.com)

Pease Construction Inc. (www.peaseinc.com)

Propel Insurance (www.propelinsurance.com)

University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (www.umci.com)

WPC (www.wpconstruction.com)

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