ABC Delaware – Merit Award Winners

ABC Delaware is pleased to recognize members for their contributions to the industry. Following are the Excellence in Construction Awards Program Merit Award winners:

In the GC/CM $2-5M category, Wohlsen Construction is awarded a Merit for the 44 Kent Way renovation at the University of Delaware. The renovation of the 1926 Blue & Gold Club required detailed craftsmanship to replicate historical features. Replacement of the HVAC system was also accomplished.

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Nickle Electrical Companies is presented a Merit for Woodbridge High School. This school was almost half a century in the making. The new 160,000-square-foot facility opened its doors to more than 600 students in September with modern, state-of-the-art features to successfully educate today’s youth.

Emory Hill Companies is presented a Merit for the Juvenile Multi-Purpose Facility at Ferris School. The state hired Emory Hill to build this state-of-the-art facility for youth at Ferris School, featuring classrooms, a dining room, a library and more. The building is up for LEED Gold Certification.

In the mechanical under $2M category, Worth & Company is presented a Merit for the Ashland Chemicals project. This project expanded an existing lab facility. Worth performed the plumbing, pre-fabricated at Worth’s manufacturing shop, and HVAC on a two-story addition and renovation of the existing building.

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Bancroft Construction is presented a Merit in the GC/CM category of $5-10M for the Longwood Gardens Meadow Garden Expansion. Bancroft expanded the garden from 40 to 86 acres, which included the construction of nature inspired bridges and learning pavilions along with renovations to the historic Webb Farmhouse.

In the GC/CM category $10-15M, GG+A Construction is awarded a Merit for the Beebe Medical Arts Pavilion & Pure Healthy Back. The Beebe center was built in less than eight months using a fast-track delivery system. This project demonstrates what happens when an owner, architect and contractor come together to create a great facility.

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In the site/civil category $2-5, George & Lynch is awarded a Merit for the Sussex County Airport Runway project. The project, the second phase of a runway expansion for the airport, expanded it to 6,000 feet. It was completed on an aggressive 100-day schedule while keeping access available to the other runway.

In the GC/CM category $10-15M, BPGS is honored with a Merit for the Westin Wilmington Hotel. The Westin project was developed on a tight parcel adjacent to the Chase Center into a luxury 130,000-square-foot LEED green hotel. Overcoming brutal weather with an aggressive schedule, the BPGS team constructed this 10-story steel and hollow-core plank structure to the highest standards of the Westin brand.

Nason Construction is awarded a Merit in the GC/CM category $5-10M for the Sallie Mae Exterior Landscaping & Pond Renovations. The new work provides employees with a vast boardwalk, exercise equipment and seating, and a beautiful 1,088,000-gallon pond surrounded by foliage and flowers native to our area.

In the mechanical under $2M category, M. Davis & Sons is awarded a Merit for the DuPont Experimental Station Building 306 CPD project. The Phase II Project involved renovation of laboratory and research/development testing facility infrastructure. Service interruption was paramount, thus M. Davis implemented a shutdown/constructability plan saving DuPont time and money.

In the GC/CM category of $5-10M, Emory Hill Companies is honored with a Merit for the Seeds of Greatness Church. This beautiful, new 53,000-square-foot building off Del. 273 in New Castle provided the growing church with a sanctuary that seats 1,500 people, classrooms, gymnasium, kitchen, dining area and more.

In the GC/CM category $15-20M, Bancroft Construction is awarded a MERIT for the UD College of Health Sciences. For Phase One of the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus development, Bancroft rehabilitated the former Chrysler plant into a state-of-the-art, 103,000-square-foot building for academics, health care and research.

Worth & Company is awarded a Merit in the mechanical $2-10M category for Dover High School. The project exemplifies collaboration. One of the largest plumbing and HVAC combinations in Worth’s history, this project showcases the company’s unique capabilities, resources and advanced technologies.

In the GC/CM $5-10M category, Nowland Associates is honored with a Merit for the Tower Hill Math & Science facility. This new 25,000-square-foot specialized facility for math and science curricula incorporates a connecting pedestrian bridge, rooftop observation dome, tiered lecture hall and two-story physics drop area for experimentation.

J.F. Sobieski Mechanical is honored with a Merit in the mechanical $2-10M category for the University of Delaware East Campus project. Sobieski Mechanical fully coordinated and installed the mechanical systems for this 350,000-square-foot, 400-plus room dormitory project. More than 70,000 linear feet of plumbing and hydronic piping and more than 26,000 linear feet of duct was installed, utilizing 61,800 man-hours.

In the GC/CM category $20-50M, Richard Y. Johnson is awarded a Merit for Seaford High School. The project required a complete team effort between the owner, GC, subs and design team as the project was phased in and completed while the school was occupied.

County Group Companies is presented with a Merit in the specialty coatings category for Mexichem. After many years of neglect, County Insulation was hired to refurbish the locker room floor. The project was originally slated to take five days to complete but was successfully turned around in less than three days.


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