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Construction projects honored at 14th Annual PINNACLE Awards


Northern Nevada’s construction community showcased its best work of the past year at the annual PINNACLE Awards, sponsored by the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors.

AGC NEWS — The PINNACLE Awards program was established in 1999 by the Nevada Chapter AGC to honor the “Best of the Best” in northern Nevada construction projects, recognizing construction leadership, excellence and community spirit.
Independent judges measure entries based on safety, craftsmanship, challenges met, client relations, innovation and “green” building practices. Projects must be completed during the 2012 calendar year.
General Engineering Contractors and Building Contractors vie separately for the PINNACLE Award in two divisions: under and over $5 million. Specialty Contractors vie for the PINNACLE in the over $500,000 and under $500,000 category. Projects within these divisions compete in these categories:

  • Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job
  • Sensitivity to Environment/History/Culture
  • Contractor’s Innovation

This year, there are 22 entries from nine different companies. Winners were announced at an Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m., Friday, April 5 The Harrah’s Convention Center. The luncheon also featured a “People’s Choice” Award and the AGC Partnership Award.

Specialty Contractors

Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job (under $500,000)

Fontaine Residence
Martin Iron Works

Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job (over $500,000)

University of Nevada Reno Earthquake Lab
Martin Iron Works

Zephyr Lodge at Northstar
J.W. McClenahan Co.

Sensitivity to Environment/History/Culture (Over $500,000)

Hawkins Peak Communications Facility
Reno Iron Works

Contractors Innovation (Under $500,000)

University of Nevada Reno 3-Span Curved Bridge
Reno Iron Works

General Engineering Contractors

Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job (Under $5 million)

Truckee Canal Conduit Repair
A&K Earth Movers

Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job (Over $5 million)

I-80 Design Build – Robb Drive to Vista Blvd.
Granite Construction

Sensitivity to Environment/History/Culture (Over $5 million)

I-580 Freeway Extension
C.C. Myers, Inc.

Contractor’s Innovation (Over $5 million)

I-580-Moana Lane Diamond Interchange
Granite Construction

Hawthorne Utilities System Rehabilitation
Q & D Construction

Building Contractors

Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job (Under $5 million)

Sun Valley Elementary School Revitalization
Q & D Construction

People’s Choice Award Winner

Truckee-Tahoe Airport Runway Runway Reconstruction
Sierra Nevada Construction, Inc.

AGC Partnering Award Winner

I-80 Design build – Rob Drive to Vista Blvd.
Granite Construction /Nevada Department of Transportation /ATKINS North America

The Partnering Award recognizes unique and successful partnerships needed to compete complex construction projects

About the AGC
The AGC and its 300 member firms represent nearly half of the Washoe County construction jobs. PINNACLE entries represent the “Best of the Best” projects. The PINNACLE Awards bring together Northern Nevada’s top general contractors, specialty contractors and building professionals.
The Nevada Chapter AGC was formed in 1939 by a group of Nevadans intent on replacing the dangerous gravel roads that connected Northern Nevada with modern pavement. They evolved into the modern AGC, whose goal is to use skill, integrity and responsibility to build a better community.

AGC membership has been the first to step up to be that good neighbor. These services include:
• Donating labor and materials to local charity groups
• Donating dollars for the University of Nevada scholarships since 1963, now more than $500,000
• Supporting the Academy for Career Education, the ACE Charter High School which provides construction education curriculum for Washoe County students.
• Providing disaster relief with equipment and manpower during times of flood and fire

The Nevada Chapter AGC has been active in national and regional construction issues including job site safety and worker health care, vocational education and recognizing the best in local building. For more information, log on to www.nevadaagc.org.

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