Construction group hands out awards

Ken Graham

Associated General Contractors of Alaska, the state's largest construction organization, named its top construction projects, safety program and individuals at its annual meeting last week in Anchorage.

The Hard Hat Award, given annually to a member for exemplary service to the association, community and industry went to Anchorage contractor Robby Capps, owner of F&W Construction.

In the Excellence in Construction Awards, sponsored by Alaska USA Insurance Brokers, winners were:

Buildings over $15 million -- Neeser Construction for the Goose Creek Correctional Center;

Buildings from $5 million to $15 million -- Roger Hickel Contracting for the APU Glenn Olds Hall expansion;

Buildings under $5 million -- Davis Constructors & Engineers for the Lubavitch Jewish Center of Alaska Renovation;

Transportation, Marine, Heavy, Earth-moving over $3 million -- QAP for the Chefornak Airport Relocation;

Transportation, Marine, Heavy, Earth-moving under $3 million -- Granite Construction Co., Lake Hood Bank Stabilization;

Specialty Contractor Vertical Construction with contractor as sub-contractor -- Superior Plumbing and Heating for the Goose Creek Correctional Center;

Specialty Contractor Vertical Construction with contractor as prime contractor -- Superior Plumbing and Heating, D/B Solution replacing the heating system of AHFC; and

Sustainability in Construction Award -- STG, Kotzebue Wind Farm Expansion.

In the Excellence in Safety Awards, sponsored by Marsh and McLennan Insurance, the winners were:

Small Contractor: Alaska Sheet Metal

Medium Contractor: Cornerstone General Contractors

Large Contractor: Granite Construction Co.

Individual: Ian Langtry, Granite Construction Co.

Other awards:

Stan Smith Volunteer of the Year: Karl Gohlke, Frontier Supply Co., Fairbanks;

Supplier of the Year: John B. Heafer, Spenard Builders Supply, Anchorage; and

Associate of the Year: Carlile Transportation, Anchorage

The AGC is a 650-member statewide association for companies in the construction and contracting industry.

Anchorage Daily News