ABC NH/VT Celebrates EiC Awards

Tufts University Joyce Cummings Center / Photo courtesy of JS Photography

Concord, NH – Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire/Vermont (ABC NH/VT) held this year’s Excellence in Construction (EiC) Award reception at the Manchester DoubleTree Hotel on Nov. 3. The EiC awards program honors contractors for world-class, safe, and innovative construction projects.

The PROCON design-build team

The EiC awards honor every member of the construction team, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects are selected from entries across New Hampshire and Vermont and are 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.

PROCON was the 2022 recipient of the Chairman’s Award for its work on the Joyce Cummings Center at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. PROCON designed and built the 150,000sf, 7-story academic building, which houses classrooms, seminar rooms, meeting space, research labs, offices, and a 160-seat auditorium. Elements of the Cummings Center building that contributed to the recognition include PROCON’s unique and sustainable design and pre-construction planning strategies, including significant coordination with Tufts University and various utilities and public transportation entities.

Lincoln Lofts

Metro Walls received two Excellence Awards for its work on EMD Serono’s Horizon Building in Billerica, Mass. and the Lincoln Lofts project, located in Biddeford, Maine. Lincoln Lofts is a 5-story, 305,000sf mill building that includes 180,000sf of 148 luxury loft rentals, a fitness facility, rooftop terrace, and restaurant. Metro Walls representatives say the firm’s ability to safely complete the labor-intensive scope of work in this 1850s brick building, while collaborating and coordinating with the other trades, required patience and the ability to constantly adapt to challenges that arose due to the age of the building.

Excellence Awards

Burr and Burton Academy – Founders Hall

Bonnette Page & Stone Corp. – The Colonial Theatre

DEW Construction – Burr and Burton Academy, Founders Hall

Eckman Construction – The Factory on Willow

Methuen Construction – Pittsfield Wastewater Treatment Plant

Metro Walls – EMD Serono Horizon Building

The Colonial Theatre

Metro Walls – The Lincoln Lofts

North Branch Construction – Families in Transition Food Pantry & Homeless Shelter Renovations

North Branch Construction – New Hampshire SPCA

PROCON – Tufts University, Joyce Cummings Center

ReArch Company – Charlotte Public Library

Sullivan Construction, LLC – Members First Credit Union Headquarters

Merit Awards

New Hampshire SPCA

Alpine Environmental, Inc. – Archdiocese of Boston

Bonnette Page & Stone Corp. – Belmont Police Station

Charters Brothers Construction – Atkinson Heights Building 5

Denron Hall Plumbing & HVAC – Bowman Place at Olde Bedford

EnviroVantage – Peterborough, N.H., Town Library

The Metro Walls team

Interstate Electrical Services Corp. – Maine Medical Center, Scarborough Medical Office Building

Meridian Construction – St. Patrick Academy, St. Sebastian Hall