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March 19
Alliant announces winners of 2012 Build America Awards

Prestigious award recognizes
top construction projects in the country


NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. (, the nation’s largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today announced the winners of the 2012 Alliant Build America Awards.

The Build America Awards recognize the nation’s most impressive construction projects. Nominees and their projects are evaluated for state-of-the-art advancement, project management, innovation in construction techniques or materials, safety record, client service, community relations, and environmental sensitivity.

The 2012 winners—by category—are: 

  • Building (New Construction): Clark Construction’s development of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Campus in Fort Belvoir, VA;
  • Building (New Construction of $10 Million or Less): Hall Construction’s development of the Empty Sky: 9/11 Memorial in Jersey City, NJ;
  • Building (Renovation): Byrne Construction Services’ renovation of the Lila Cockrell Theatre in San Antonio, TX;
  • Building (Renovation of $10 Million or Less): Faulk and Meek General Contractors’ renovations and additions to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly, LA;
  • Construction Management (New Construction): Turner Construction’s development of the LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, KS;
  • Construction Management (Renovation): Suffolk Construction’s renovation of the Suffolk University Modern Theatre in Boston, MA;
  • Design-Build: Hensel Phelps’ renovation of Pentagon Wedges 2-5 in Arlington, VA;
  • Environmental Enhancement: Griffith Company’s work on the Harry Bridges Boulevard Buffer Project in Wilmington, CA;
  • Federal & Heavy (New Construction): Cajun Industries’ construction of the Chalmette Loop Levee in St. Bernard Parish, LA;
  • Federal & Heavy (Renovation): Advanced American Construction’s replacement work on the John Day Lock & Dam & Sheave in the Pacific Northwest;
  • Highway & Transportation (Design-Build): Granite Construction’s work on the Intercounty Connector Project in Maryland;
  • Highway & Transportation (New Construction): Trumbull Corporation’s construction of the North Shore Connector in Pittsburgh, PA;
  • Highway & Transportation (Renovation): Emery Sapp & Sons’ renovation of Route I-44 in Laclede and Pulaski counties in Missouri;
  • Highway & Transportation (Renovation of $10 Million or Less): Hamilton Construction’s renovation of the East Approach on the Isthmus Slough Bridge in Coos Bay, OR;
  • International: Caddell Construction’s design/build work on the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, Mexico; and
  • Municipal & Utilities (New Construction): Schiavone Construction’s development of the Water Tunnels and Associated Works at the Croton Water Treatment Plant in New York.

“These extraordinary projects represent the best of our industry and demonstrate how contractors continue to inspire us with their craft and skill,” said Peter Arkley, Senior Managing Director, Alliant Construction Services Group. “We congratulate this year’s winners—including current Alliant clients Clark Construction, Griffith Company, and Turner Construction—as well as all the other nominated AGC members for their commitment to excellence. These world-class projects are a source of pride for their local communities and bring jobs to the region, and we are honored to be associated with this year’s program.”

“These projects demonstrate the qualities that have made the construction industry great: hard work, ingenuity, and world-class skill,” said Stephen S. Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer of the Associated General Contractors of America. “Contractors like these are not only building exceptional projects, they’re building a better, more prosperous America.”

2012 marks the first year that Alliant has sponsored the Build America Awards. The awardees were recognized at the ACG’s annual convention.

About Alliant Insurance Services
Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States and has a history dating back to 1925. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers' compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to some 20,000 clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company's web site at: