Building excellence: Associated Builders and Contractors honors Indiana projects.

Author:Held, Shari

The Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. of Indiana (ABC) recognizes the best in merit shop construction in Indiana each year. The latest Awards in Excellence winners are:

Judge's Special--Mechanical Industrial

It took seven miles of piping for Carmel-based Real Mechanical Inc. to get the plumbing, HVAC and process systems (cooling water, compressed air, waste oil, wastewater and reverse osmosis) in place for NTN Driveshaft's new 470,000-square-foot C.V.J. West expansion plant in Columbus. Fifty-one pieces of equipment, weighing over 265,000 pounds, were positioned on the rooftop via helicopter, saving money and time on the $3.7 million project.

Judge's Special--Electrical Industrial

Carmel-based Gaylor Group Inc. battled both the clock and hazardous winter weather conditions to complete the electrical renovation of the entire processing operation for Martin Marietta Materials' 96th Street plant in Carmel. The $667,000 contract necessitated a total facility shutdown and involved removal of the facility's 20-year-old electrical distribution system and removal and replacement of the main switchgear and associated electrical equipment.

Institutional: Over $10 Million

Riverview Hospital's Women's Pavilion, a $20 million, 130,000-square-foot facility in Noblesville, required Fishers-based Meyer Najem Construction LLC to remain flexible, as the project continually changed to accommodate features made available through community donations.

Public Works: Over $10 Million

Indianapolis-based Summit Construction Co. created the $25 million, 20-acre Plainfield Recreation/ Aquatic Center. Since opening, the center has been instrumental in attracting new business and industry to the area.

Institutional: $2 Million-$10 Million

Fishers-based Meyer Najem Construction LLC orches-design and construction of the $4.2 million Morgan Regional Cancer Center & Medical Office Building in Martinsville to meet an aggressive 13-month timeframe.

Institutional: Under $2 Million

The $1.4 million Abbie Hunt Bryce Home in Indianapolis, owned by Visiting Nurse Services Healthcare System, allows the poor to live their final days in a homelike setting. The 12,485-square-foot home, the first of its kind in Indiana and a national prototype, was completed under-budget and within its seven-month schedule by Indianapolis-based Stenz Construction Corp.

Commercial: Under $2 Million

Indianapolis-based Construction Planning and Management Inc. (CPM) completed several additions...

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