Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania
held its annual Building Excellence Awards ceremony last week at the Heinz Field East Club.
Although there were a total of eight winners in as many categories, the MBA's Jon O'Brien highlights first time winners, Rycon Construction, Inc.
, for their work at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
Other winners include Three PNC Plaza & Fairmont Hotel, by PJ Dick Incorporated; Chevron Science Center, by Burchick Construction Company, Inc; BNY Mellon Center Exterior Rehabilitation, by Burchick Construction Company, Inc.; Wheatley Center Renovations & Additions, by Landau Building Company; Carr Hall Renovations, by Massaro Corporation; MAYA Design, by F.J. Busse Company, Inc.; and Convention Center Riverfront Plaza, by Mascaro Construction Company, L.P.
Rycon Construction won in the category of New Construction Under $10 Million for the Frank A. Cassell Hall. The project architect is FortyEighty Architecture.
O'Brien says some have asked the Master Builders’ Association (MBA) why there isn't a separate award highlighting green building. He says that while not all projects are LEED certified, all winners do have some aspects of green design or building practices. "It's kind of the commonplace that we all do it," he says.
Submissions to the competition are accepted for work completed in the past three years. The award ceremony was held last Thursday, February 28th
, at Heinz Field East Club.
Winners are chosen based on performance in the following six categories: design and craftsmanship, project teamwork, innovation, overcoming challenges, client satisfaction, and green building practices.
Writer: Andrew Moore
Source: Jon O’Brien