DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc. announced that its work on the Tulane School of Social Work in New Orleans, LA has earned the company a National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Institutional – Less Than $5 Million category.
Representatives from the company received the award March 2 during ABC’s 26th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
This is DonahueFavret’s 10th Eagle Award.
“Associated Builders and Contractors is honored to recognize DonahueFavret Contractors with a well-deserved Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for their commitment to high quality construction, innovation and safety in their work on the Tulane School of Social Work,” said 2016 ABC National Chair David Chapin, president of Willmar Electric Service, Lincoln, Neb. “DonahueFavret Contractors’ performance is a great example of the impressive work Associated Builders and Contractors’ member companies produce and we are happy to claim this project for the merit shop construction industry.”
The New Orleans construction project consisted of the sensitive renovation and adaptive reuse of the lodge for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a neoclassical style, four-story building in the Central Business District of New Orleans. Construction in 1917, the building is now home to the Tulane University School of Social Work, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected social outreach and advocacy programs. The project achieved Gold LEED Certification for Commercial Interiors.
The Excellence in Construction Awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects with eagle awards 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 overcome, 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.