These 18 US firms won the inaugural GSA ‘Construction Awards’

The General Services Administration (GSA) of the US unveiled its first-ever biennial ‘Construction Awards’ winners, as the agency highlights projects that “focus on quality and craftsmanship, collaboration and team dynamics, sustainability, innovation, and technology.”

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC, US. (Image: Adobe Stock) The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC, US. It was the site of the inaugural US GSA Construction Awards ceremony. (Image: Adobe Stock)

The Construction Awards were given to 18 federal real estate projects with the ‘Project of the Year’ going to the Charles R. Jonas Federal Building and US Courthouse Modernisation and Annex in Charlotte, North Carolina. The contractors are Brasfield & Gorrie.

The GSA is an independent agency of the US government established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. 

Projects were submitted for four main categories: Capital Projects, Small Projects, Alternative Delivery Projects, and Special Recognition Awards, which included schemes related to craftsmanship, ingenuity, subcontracting, DEIA, community engagement, and technology.

A ceremony was held on February 28 where 18 winners were honored. The event was attended by more than 180 representatives from dozens of construction companies and other organizations active in the federal real estate industry, said the GSA.

“Innovation and ingenuity are crucial to executing federal construction projects, and GSA understands how important our partners are to achieving successful outcomes,” said then GSA Public Buildings Service (PBS) Commissioner Nina Albert last year when the awards first sought submissions.”

The current PBS commissioner acknowledged the trying times amid these projects, as well.

“It really takes a committed team to produce the construction excellence we honor with these awards, particularly given the unique challenges they have overcome over the past few years ranging from supply chains to the pandemic,” said PBS Commissioner Elliot Doomes.

GSA Construction Awards winners

Charles R. Jonas Federal Building and US Courthouse Modernisation and Annex (Charlotte, North Carolina) - Brasfield & Gorrie

  • Project of the Year
  • Honor in Capital Projects
  • Merit in Craftsmanship

San Antonio US Courthouse - Brasfield & Gorrie

  • Honor in Capital Projects
  • Honor in DEIA/Community Engagement
  • Honor in Use of Technology

Anchorage Federal Office Building Court Security Station - Orion Construction

  • Honor in Small Projects

San Francisco Federal Building Plaza Improvements - Ironwood Commercial Builders

  • Honor in Small Projects
  • Honor in DEIA/Community Engagement

Silvio O. Conte Federal Building Veteran Affairs Clinic (Pittsfield, Massachusetts) - City Enterprise

  • Honor in Small Projects
  • Merit in Engaged Customer Project

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial (Washington, DC) - Clark Construction

  • Honor in Craftsmanship
  • Merit in Capital Projects

Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (Blackstone, Virginia) - Hensel Phelps

  • Honor in Outstanding Demonstration of Ingenuity Contractor
  • Merit in Capital Projects

San Francisco U.S. Court of Appeals Building Restoration Judge Chambers - GCJ

  • Honor in Outstanding Subcontractor

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Back on Campus (Woodlawn, Maryland) - Hensel Phelps

  • Merit in Capital Projects

Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse Alterations (Detroit, Michigan) - The Christman Company

  • Merit in Capital Projects

Carroll A. Campbell Jr. U.S. Courthouse (Greenville, South Carolina) - Brasfield & Gorrie

  • Merit in Capital Projects

Albert V. Bryan Courthouse Emergency Repairs (Alexandria, Virginia) - Restoration East

  • Merit in Small Projects

Lyndon B. Johnson Building Basement Studio Renovations (Washington, DC) - Structural Engineering Group

  • Merit in Small Projects

James A. Haley Medical Center Mental Health Clinic (Tampa, Florida) - Cullinan Properties

  • Merit in Alternative Delivery Projects

Conrad B. Duberstein U.S. Courthouse Bankruptcy and Probation Consolidation (Brooklyn, New York) - DCM Architecture & Engineering

  • Merit in Craftsmanship

James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse Elevator Modernization (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - Sun Construction Services

  • Merit in Engaged Customer Project

Sylvia H. Rambo U.S. Courthouse (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) - Mascaro Construction Company

  • Merit in Outstanding Demonstration of Ingenuity Contractor

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium Restoration (Washington, DC) - Meridien Group

  • Merit in Outstanding Subcontractor
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