By Joel Scanlon
Kiewit Building Group (KBG) was distinguished for its construction excellence on two important building projects, recently by the Associated General Contractors (AGC).
Kiewit Building Group received a 2011 Build Nebraska Award from the Associated General Contractors for its successful execution in constructing UNO's Mammel Hall. Credit: Business Wire.
The 2011 Build Nebraska Award was presented based on the company’s achievement in constructing the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Mammel Hall and for projects over $15 M. The Blue Cross Center in Omaha constructed by KBG also received an honorable mention.
KBG senior vice president Ron Duce says that the recipients of Build Nebraska award are being selected based on the creativity and complexity of the project, its harmonization with partners and its contribution to the community. This is an additional honor to the AGC – Nebraska Building Chapter scholarship fund.
UNO’s Mammel Hall is a 120,000 sq.ft LEED Gold certified building. Its significant attribute includes six conference rooms, 21 classrooms sufficient enough for 60 students, faculty offices and a café. This project contributes to safety and quality.
Duce, further comments that the project is successful as it is based on a strong integration between the architect, client, and Kiewit, which intends on value-added service, communication, and other associated programs.
AGC members responsible for Nebraska’s astounding construction projects were distinguished with the Build Nebraska Awards. According to AGC Nebraska Building Chapter Executive Director Jean Petsch, these projects, with their passion, vision and magnificence positively ‘dare to challenge, dare to change’. The 2011 Build Nebraska Award winners have proved to be outstanding regarding designing and construction, thereby improving the company’s quality and efficiency.