Washington Contractor-2019 Awards Issue

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WASHINGTON The Official Publication of the AGC of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Washington Contractor Awards Feature Innovation + Best Practices

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Celebrating of AGC of Metro D.C. BY NICK FORTUNA


n the 90 years since the AGC of Metropolitan D.C. was formed, the chapter has provided much in the way of value to its member companies, including political advocacy; industry news and information; networking opportunities; nationally accredited educational programs; training guides, videos and industry publications; industry-specific resources; and member discounts. And to think, all it took to get in on the ground floor was 50 bucks. Bargains don’t get much better than that.

Association beginnings Facing a possible rodmen’s strike, representatives from 11 contractors in Washington, D.C., met at the City Club on April 22, 1929, and decided to band together as the Master Builders Association. Opposed to wage increases, the members decided that if any other trades walked off jobsites in support of the rodmen, every member of the association would refuse to hire those trades until the strike was over. Preparing for a labor battle, the new association needed to build a war chest, so the 11 members kicked in 50 bucks apiece. A constitution and bylaws were agreed upon, with 4

31 companies signing the original certificate of incorporation, and the group’s first officers were elected. A spirit of collaboration was born despite the highly competitive nature of the industry, and that spirit endures. “AGC provides DAVIS employees so many opportunities to grow both personally and professionally within the industry,” said Megan Brown, marketing communications specialist for DAVIS Construction. “Whether it’s new team members just starting out or seasoned construction veterans, there are opportunities to network and connect with industry peers at every level. We’re so thankful for our partnership with AGC over the years and look forward to many more to come.” Three of the 11 founding companies are still going strong, though each is now known by a different name: Clark Construction Group (formerly the George Hyman Construction Co.), DAVIS Construction (Davis, Wick & Rosengarten) and Turner Construction (Tompkins Builders). All three were represented on the 2019 board of directors. The chapter itself also has a different name. It remained the Master Builders Association when it became a chapter of the


Associated General Contractors of America in 1934, but it changed its name to the AGC of Metropolitan D.C. in 1996 to reflect its strong affiliation with the national group. Through all the changes, the chapter’s commitment to the success of its members has remained constant. Brown said membership in the AGC of Metro D.C. has been one contributing factor in DAVIS Construction’s steady growth; the company now brings in more than $900 million in annual revenue. “That is in no small part due to our relationship with AGC,” Brown said. “Through the close alignment of our core values, we have developed a strong relationship with AGC since its inception, and our support and involvement with the association is intertwined with our growth. The connections we have made through AGC are invaluable, the lessons we’ve learned from each other are important, and we’re grateful to be longtime partners. It’s amazing to see AGC reach milestones like this one.” Andree Yaap, preconstruction executive at Clark Construction, said AGC of Metro D.C. has succeeded in its core mission of advocating for the advancement of the con-

struction industry and giving it one powerful, unified voice. “They listen to their members on issues that could significantly impact business, and work with communities to help educate government and public organizations on challenges facing our industry,” she said.

Providing new member resources Among the chapter’s notable accomplishments were the creation of the Young Constructors Forum and the Master Construction Leadership Program, both aimed at developing the next generation of industry leaders. The programs provide opportunities for participants to hear from industry experts, expand their knowledge base and learn industry-specific problem-solving and leadership skills. Jonathan Dougherty, director of corporate knowledge for DAVIS Construction, served on the executive committee of the YCF in 2007 and as chair or co-chair of the chapter’s Education Committee from 2007-09. He said the chapter has made a sustained effort to provide resources and outreach to young members. “AGC of D.C.’s presence with young construction professionals has flourished over the last 10 to 12 years,” Dougherty said. “Prior to 2007, they [YCF] had sporadic participation, but with the help of some dedicated volunteers, the Young Constructors Forum has evolved into a dynamic organization that engages young professionals, offers interesting events and supports the future of the construction profession.” Will Cox, a senior project manager at DAVIS Construction, said participating in the YCF provided educational and networking opportunities that helped prepare him for his current position. “Through AGC, I learned what it is to be in a leadership role,” Cox said. “Involving yourself in an association like AGC immerses you in the community and helps you build relationships like nothing else. Bonding with other members is the easiest networking I’ve ever done.”

“With the evolution of the industry, I see AGC of D.C. as a resource for what’s next,” Cox said. “Information-sharing methods and the ways we process data are changing constantly, and I wonder how we can pool information within this region. How can we connect with AGC chapters and use those connections to improve our methods?” Jim Lears, general manager of the Special Projects Division at Turner Construction,

said he sees AGC of Metro D.C. as “a collaborative partner that helps Turner and other contractors navigate the public and private environments, and helps align contractors to produce an efficient and productive environment within the construction industry. “AGC has helped connect Turner to the entire construction community, both public and private,” Lears said.

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Washington Contractor Awards

he AGC of D.C.’s annual Washington Contractor Awards celebration was held October 7 at Arena Stage, where local contractors, architects and subcontractors were celebrated and recognized for the year’s most impactful projects. We would like to thank this year’s judges for taking time to review all of the outstanding work our members completed in 2019: Steve Pearson (Santec), Andrew Blumenfeld (D.C. Public Libraries) and Dan Passick (On Point Lean).

And the 2019 winners are…

Owner of the Year

Architect of the Year

The Meridian Group

Hickok Cole

Subcontractor of the Year Clark Foundations

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Second runner-up Metro Earthworks

Building Information Modeling Project size: $1-$15 million Shapiro & Duncan Adventist Healthcare White Oak Medical Center Project architect: Callison RTKL District of Columbia P.C. Major Subcontractors: Metro Mechanical Supply, J.L. Renshaw, Inc., Absolute Fire Protection, U.S. Water Services The general contractor and owner were pleased with the Shapiro & Duncan work product, and used terms such as “Impressive,” “top-notch” and “extraordinary” to describe the functionality of this largediameter piping system.


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Building Information Modeling Project size: $51-$100 million Clark Construction Group LLC Ballston Quarter Retail Renovation Architect: Brookfield Properties Major Subcontractors: Crystal Steel Fabricators, Inc., Christman Mid Atlantic Constructors, LLC, Glass & Metals, Inc., Gordon Contractors, Inc., Maryland Applicators, Freestate Electrical Construction Company, McKinney Drilling Company, LLC, Brother’s Mechanical, Inc. Various installation risks for this pedestrian bridge included the possibility of damaging public infrastructure during bridge transportation, worker and pedestrian safety, damaging existing buildings during the bridge placement, or placing the bridge incorrectly over the concrete piers. Clark’s well-planned 24-hour operation was completed without a hitch.

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Design Build Project size: $1-$15 million John C. Grimberg Co., Inc. Energy Repairs Building, 181 Halligan Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland Project architect: Alphatec, PC Major subcontractors: Allied Well Drilling, AV Smoot, CMC Sheet Metal, Continental Fire Sprinkler Co. Grimberg delivered all work on this challenging project (including working in an occupied facility that included police-type personnel) on schedule and within budget, and to the owner’s total expressed satisfaction, as stated to Grimberg’s project manager and executive personnel. Grimberg delivered all work exactly as specified, despite numerous challenges, and within the owner’s required duration.

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Education Project size: $16-$30 million Gilbane Building Company Confidential Healthcare Client Headquarters Fit-Out Project architect: NBBJ Major subcontractors: Columbia Woodworking The cohesiveness of the team kept this project on track. Gilbane and NBBJ worked together to manage the project and create a fully integrated team that could quickly and efficiently manage the project from start to finish. While Gibane was focused on an ontime completion, remaining on budget also was important to the client. At the end, the project was under budget, and Gibane was able to provide the client (a return customer) with a credit.

Highway/Transit/ Bridges Project size: $1-5 million Herman/John C. Grimberg Company, a joint venture Repair/replace Payne’s Branch Storm Draining, Joint Base Andrews Camp Springs, Maryland Project architect: A. Morton Thomas & Associates Major subcontractors: Hurricane Fence Co., Inc., Commercial Scapes, Inc. Environmental regulatory restrictions, primarily wetland regulations, imposed severe restrictions on the construction performance period that may have jeopardized timely completion. However, many parties on the owner and facility side were involved with site activities, some of them daily, which had a cumulative benefit. With all of the communication, there were few surprises to the many departments that operate at JBA. This communication kept the project running with little interference.



Education Project size: $1-$5 million HSU Builders Connelly School of the Holy Child: Innovate the Space Architect: Thomas Flanagan Major subcontractors: Tammal Enterprises, Tile & Stone, Inc., Rockville Steel & Manufacturing, Kensington Glass Arts, Inc., K & B Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Blank & Mackenzie Masonry, Capital City Flooring, Dakota Ryan Painting, Blue Mountain Woodworks HSU completed this high-risk project with zero safety incidents, which is an immense credit to the team considering the compressed schedule. Holy Child was very satisfied with the result of the school’s construction completed by HSU. The school was able to open on time, much to the delight of its student body.



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Office Retail Project size: $1-15 million Buch Construction Department of Parks and Recreation Project architect: OPX Major subcontractors: Rockspring Contracting, Aldridge Electric, Columbia Woodworking, Contract Carpet Systems, Pro-Air The owner had a strict four-month time frame for construction completion, even though the tenant did not have a move date. The owner was in the midst of a building sale, and the project completion was contingent on the deal. Even with several late changes, Buch was able to obtain substantial completion on time.


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Office Retail Project size: Over $100 million DAVIS/Gilford Construction, a joint venture Capital One Headquarters Project architect: HKS The new headquarters for Capital One is a 31-story tower with a six-story podium base – the tallest occupied structure in the D.C. metro area. This structure seamlessly blends technology, art and science to create a truly inspiring environment that drives innovation and strengthens Capital One’s leadership position as an employer of choice within the financial services industry.

Highway/Transit/Bridges Merit Award Project size: Over $100 million Clark/Parsons, a Joint Venture CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project architect: Parsons Corporation Major subcontractors: Metro Earthworks, Clark Concrete, Clark Foundations, John B. Fay Construction, MC Dean, Anchor Construction Clark/Parsons successfully completed Phase II of this project on schedule and under budget. CSX’s full-time on-site Project Manager Brandon Knapp stated, “…The [Clark/Parsons] design-build team addressed all these complexities with professionalism, through collaboration, and utilizing a problem-solving customer service approach that led to the completion of the project on time and under budget, despite these numerous challenges.”



Highway/Transit/Bridges Project size: Over $100 million Hensel Phelps WMATA Andrews Federal Center Bus Garage Project architect: Systra Consulting Major subcontractors: Timmons Group, Mona Electric Group, Shapiro & Duncan, Shockey Precast Group Through the life of the Andrews Federal Center Bus Garage project, Hensel Phelps created a culture of complete transparency with WMATA and maintained their involvement from the beginning of the project to completion. This open communication between Hensel Phelps and WMATA provided ample room for collaborative decision-making and course-correcting while ensuring WMATA’s vision for the final product was met to their satisfaction.





LEAN Project size: $16-$30 million DAVIS Construction Momentum at Shady Grove Project architect: WDG Architects This project team committed to weekly updates of the master schedule in order to proactively identify trends closer to real time than a more traditional monthly/bimonthly update to the schedule would. The advantage of more frequent updates was demonstrated in the rough-in phases of the work, when it became apparent after the first week of rough-ins that the mechanical and electrical trades were not on the pace they set for themselves. DAVIS was able to send out proactive notices to the trades, who made timely adjustments and were able to achieve the overall rough-in milestones as planned.

Merit Award Project size: $16-$30 million GRAM Joint Venture Missile Defense Building 247 Repair and Alteration, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia Project architect: Wiley Wilson Major subcontractors: Washington Office Interiors, LLC, Reliance Fire Protection, Inc., Schindler Elevator Corporation Challenges on this project included additional security requirements, integration of a mechanical system with an antiquated existing system, and use of the auditorium at a moment’s notice by a three-star general. Grimberg realized very soon in the project that the challenges may be unceasing but the team ensured the challenges were overcome and a completed renovation was delivered on time to the U.S. Army.



Multi-Family/Mixed-Use/ Hospitality Project size: $16-30 million Forrester Construction Arbor Terrace Fulton Project architect: BCT Architects Major subcontractors: D2, LLC, CPE, Inc., Live Green, Excell Concrete Construction, Hunt Country Masonry, Inc., Penn-American, Inc., JPK Associates, K.C. Pella Company, CCE Specialties, LLC, Clark Food Service Equipment Forrester built two facilities for the client simultaneously, and both projects finished on time (one was 33 days early) and met the client’s expectations on speed to market, leading to very positive reviews. The challenges the project faced due to weather and labor shortages were masterfully overcome by the team, and subcontractor partners collaborated to deliver an outstanding result.

Multi-Family/Mixed-Use/ Hospitality Project size: $51-100 million DAVIS Construction Nestle Headquarters Project architect: Gensler Nestle was tied to a move-in schedule that required DAVIS to complete the construction of a main hub stair behind a temporary wall. This constrained the space greatly, and construction continued around the clock while the balance of the floors were occupied as Nestle completed its phased move in. Nestle moved in on schedule with minimal disturbance while the team finished up work on the interior stair, which cut right through the middle of their space.



Multi-Family/Mixed-Use/ Hospitality Project size: Over $100 million DAVIS Construction 655 NY Avenue Project architect: Shalom Barnes Drew Turner, development and project manager of Douglas Development said: “DAVIS’s involvement was unique — they were engaged on the site from day one, not just when it was time to dig. This meant adjusting for the project more than doubling in size, changes in ownership, and an everchanging design that had to be completed during construction. No easy feat, but the hard work and positivity of DAVIS and their trade partners made all the difference.”

Sports & Entertainment Project size: $1-15 million Costello Construction Strathmore Music Center Bou Terrace Addition Project architect: Grimm & Parker Major subcontractors: Absolute Fire Protection, Amthor Steel, Architectural Metals, Inc., Commercial Window Solution

The organization and commitment of the project management team was exemplified throughout the entire building process of The Music Center at Strathmore Bou Terrace. Monica Jeffries Hazangeles, Strathmore’s President and CEO, said, “We’re ecstatic that we’re able to offer our patrons a wonderful new dining space, an escalator for increased accessibility, and a customer experience as exceptional as the concert hall itself.”



Sports & Entertainment Project size: $51-100 million Smoot/Gilbane, a joint venture Entertainment and Sports Arena Project architect: Rossetti Associates Incorporated and Marshall Moya At the topping-out ceremony, Greg O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events D.C., said, “Events D.C. along with our mayor, city partners, and Monumental Sports & Entertainment are extremely proud to celebrate this important milestone for the Entertainment and Sports Arena project, and we applaud Smoot/Gilbane and their construction workers for their hard work and commitment to keeping this project on schedule.”

Heavy Industrial Project size: $1-$15 million John C. Grimberg Co., Inc. DC-6 Powered Pad Project architect: JEK Engineering Major contractors: Mid Atlantic Power Specialist, E.E. Reed Construction, The safety on this project was exceptional. There were zero lost time incidents. To accomplish a safe environment, Grimberg did not allow safety to be compromised due to the rapid pace the project demanded. Additionally, the owner was extremely pleased that Grimberg was able implement numerous changes and resolve potential obstructions and still successfully reach a timely completion to allow for immediate occupancy.



Merit award Project size: $1-15 million John C. Grimberg Co., Inc. Dalecarlia Chemical Building Electrical Upgrade Washington Aqueduct, Washington, D.C. Project architect: C2HMHill Major subcontractors: Siemens Industry, Stromberg Metal Works, Inc., Collins Elevators Issues that arose throughout this project were communicated via weekly progress meetings. Suggestions, brainstorming and ultimate resolutions were formulated with heavy project management and owner management involved. The WA came out of its outages with the ability to provide uninterrupted quality drinking water to its customers. The owner was very satisfied with Grimberg’s performance and enjoyed the team effort and co-adoption of their mission throughout this project.



Public/Government/ Institutional Project size: $1-15 million Consigli Construction Co. Inc. The O’Neill House Office Building, House of Representatives, Child Care Expansion Architect: AECOM Major subcontractors: Restoration East LLC, GMI Professional Landscaping Services, Inc., Hercules Fence, Kent Island Mechanical, Custom Park Services, Atlantic Refinishing and Restoration, Aarow Electrical Solutions, Sparks at Play / LSI, Synlawn, Kompan The client for this project worked with their architect to design some unique features that have not been seen in playground design before, such as a custom piece of playground equipment—the Capitol building dome. The client was pleased that the playground opened in time for the grand opening of the daycare center.

Public/Government/ Institutional Project size: $16-30 million Forrester Construction National Museum of Natural History West Court Renovation Project Project architect: Ewing Cole Major subcontractors: Capital Demolition, LLC, Power Services, Inc., Allegheny Millwork, Ashland Equipment, Welch & Rushe, Inc., Roman Mosaic & Tile Company, Reliant Drywall, Inc., Kelly Floors LLC, NLP Enterprises, Inc., ADM Concrete The Forrester team aggressively pushed the schedule and finished the project 10 weeks early. This was of tremendous value to the client who was able to speed time to market for their expanded dining offers and megalodon exhibit space. Forrester’s scheduling efficiently allowed it to work closely with the Smithsonian to devise a means of displaying a 65-foot megalodon shark replica and helping with installation, all ahead of schedule.



Public/Government/ Institutional Project size: $31-50 million Hensel Phelps NASM Dulles Collections Center Storage Module Project architect: Ayers Saint Gross (ASG) Major subcontractors: Bahnson Environmental Specialties, LLC, Kirlin Mid Atlantic, Ellsworth Electric, Inc., Ayers Saint Gross, Steel, LLC, Steel Fab Enterprises, LLC, Brittingham DBS In addition to constructing a building that allows for additional space for storage, care, and restoration of the National Air and Space Museum’s (NASM) collection of aircraft, spacecraft and equipment, the project team implemented a foreman recognition program. This program allowed each trade foreman to nominate members of their teams for their outstanding safety performance. The winner attended a lunch with the Hensel Phelps team to provide feedback.

Public/Government/ Institutional Project size: $51-100 million Clark Construction Group International Spy Museum Project architect: Hickok Cole, Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners Major subcontractors: Limbach Company, LLC, Ennis Electric Company, Inc., Roschmann Steel & Glass Constructions, Inc., Steel Fab, Inc., Blackwood of DC, LLC, CJ Coakley, Tidewater Glazing, Inc., Tecta America East, Gordon Contractors, Inc., Extreme Steel, Inc. Clark’s project management fostered an innovative, collaborative environment that encouraged problem solving, open communication, and teamwork that kept the project on schedule and below budget. Through the use of DP Mods as the design and construction progressed, the project team continuously collaborated with the client to perform value analysis and determine cost opportunities throughout the entire design process. This zero-split contract was so successful that Clark returned more than $750,000 to the owner. AWARDS ISSUE


Merit Awards Project size: $51-100 million Hensel Phelps Defense Logistics Agency Project architect: Waller Todd & Sadler Architects Major subcontractors: Brayman Construction Corporation, M&E Contractors, Colonial Webb Contractors, E&H Steel This new headquarters building supports DLA Aviation, the aviation demand and supply chain manager for the Defense Logistics Agency. Throughout the project, the philosophy of the DLA project team was simple: solve problems in person rather than generate paperwork. Streamlined communication and co-location kept written project documentation to a minimum. The team proudly achieved a sense of “we” on the site, rather than “us vs. them.”

Merit Awards Project size: $51-100 million Clark Construction Group, LLC National Law Enforcement Museum Project Architect: Davis Buckley Architects and Planners Major subcontractors: Clark Foundations, Clark Concrete, Permasteelisa, Mona Electric Group, W.E. Bowers, American Automatic, Boatman & Magnani, Inc., American Iron Works Clark’s decade-long collaboration with the National Law Enforcement Museum culminated in the opening of the museum on time and as planned on the anniversary of the dedication of the adjacent Law Enforcement Memorial. Chuck Bowley, Director of Construction for E and G Group, the owner’s representative for the project, said, “The Clark project team was collaborative, creative, and hardworking. Throughout construction, Clark’s personnel were always professional, responsive, and fostered a great team environment that set the tone for the project.” 22


Public/Government/ Institutional Project size: Over $100 million Clark Concrete Contractors, LLC Glenstone II Museum Project architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners Major subcontractors: Rockville Fuel & Feed Co. Inc., Doka, Gerdau Ameristeel (now Commercial Metals Company) Glenstone’s owners surveyed galleries around the world to conceive their vision. During a walkthrough of the project, museum owner Mitch Rales was so taken by the quality level of the team’s work that he sent a note to General Manager Carlos Gonzalez and his team. “…I was truly amazed at what I saw. The quality of the concrete work is at a level that may go down as the best work that has ever been done in this country. At every step in the process you have shown a level of precision, attention to detail, commitment and passion for doing the best work possible.”

Healthcare Project size: $16-30 million John C. Grimberg Co., Inc. Leidos Building 538, 1st and 2nd Floor Refurbishment National Cancer Institute Ft. Detrick, Maryland Project architect: Gaudreau, Inc. Major subcontractors: ISEC, Inc., Continental Fire Sprinkler Co., Control Systems, Inc., Mona Gill, A Division of Mona Electric Group Key elements in Grimberg’s management approach for the Bldg 538 project included detailed weekly coordination/progress meeting with the owner, users, inspectors, safety personnel and multiple government entities. Through its commitment to total customer satisfaction and associated project management and related approaches, Grimberg completed all work to the satisfaction of the Leidos and third-party commissioning firms.



Specialty Contracting Project size: $1-15 million S2N Technology Group, LLC Inova Schar Cancer Institute Project architect: Wilmot Sanz, Inc. Major subcontractors: NET100, Ltd., Corbett Technology Solutions, Inc., Integrated Security Solutions, Inc. In addition to the implementation contract with Clark, S2N held a contract directly with Inova for technology systems design, consulting and construction administration services for Phases 1 and 2. This contract included validating and finalizing the technology systems design and proposed alternatives for the technology systems under S2N’s purview. Throughout the project, S2N met with various stakeholders to capture technology systems design elements, ensuring the finished product aligned with expectations.

Renovation and Restoration Project size: $1-15 million Costello Construction Merriweather Post Pavilion Phase 4 Project architect: Design Collective Costello satisfied a long-time vision to renovate this more than 50-year-old facility, enhancing the fan experience and attracting top talent by providing appealing amenities throughout the venue. “Costello Construction worked tirelessly to complete extensive renovations at Merriweather Post Pavilion,” said Brad Canfield. “Their dedicated team adhered to an incredibly tight schedule and, through tedious coordination, delivered an outstanding product, even amidst the busy concert season.”



Renovation and Restoration Project size: $16-30 million John C. Grimberg Co., Inc. Facade Repair and Fenestration Replacement Building 9 & 10 and Building 3 & 5 Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland Project architect: Clark-Nexsen Major subcontractors: Quality Erectors, Paxton Office Moving Division Considering that the client’s highest value was the implementation of ICRA Best Practices in Healthcare Construction and that the facility ICRA team used benchmark examples of what they expected from this feature of work, the front-line customer was indeed satisfied with product delivery. This complex project to schedule and manage was delivered on time and without any disputes while the hospital maintained its mission throughout the contract term.

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Renovation and Restoration Project size: $31-50 million Grunley Construction Company, Inc. Carnegie Library Renovation Project architect: Beyer Blinder Belle The Carnegie Library project was an extremely complex and challenging effort to fit the client’s innovative, forward-thinking design intent into a 116-year-old historic building. The media attention and praise from the preservation and urban planning communities has been tremendous and consistent. The public’s response to the revitalization of the building as a space that welcomes both residents and tourists also was phenomenal.

Renovation and Restoration Project size: Over $100 million Grunley Construction Company, Inc. Historic Center Building Renovation – St. Elizabeth’s West Campus Project architect: Shalom Baranes Associates Early in the process, the design-build team worked with the owner to mitigate impacts to the building’s historic fabric, ensuring that character defining features were preserved and not overtreated. Open, collaborative communication and immediate responses to the needs of the client were critical for success of the project and the separation of campus staff, administration, and visitors from the construction site was critical.



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