DonahueFavret Contractors’ work on the Fairfield Inn & Suites in New Orleans, La., has earned the company a National Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Historical Restoration/Renovation, Less Than $25 Million category. Representatives from the company received the award March 2, 2017, during ABC’s 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards celebration at Workforce Week ’17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
“DonahueFavret Contractors earned this Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award through their outstanding craftsmanship, teamwork and world-class safety processes, and Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to honor them,” said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric Inc., Indianapolis. “The uncompromising commitment to top-quality construction from DonahueFavret Contractors’ team was clear from start to finish in building Fairfield Inn & Suites. ABC is proud to claim these leaders in the merit shop construction industry among its members.”
The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects, with an Eagle Award presented to the top project in each category. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, the Construction Users Roundtable, and the National Association of Women in Construction, and representatives from higher education, among others.