ABC Recognizes Construction Firm with Diamond STEP Award

Rendering of Piper in Norwalk, Conn., the site of KBE's 8th OSHA safety training partnership.

Farmington, CT – KBE Building Corporation’s Safety Program has been recognized for the second year with the Diamond STEP award by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and invited to participate in an eighth OSHA Safety Training Partnership. In addition, the firm’s safety team reports it has been finding great success in further improving safety performance on its job sites through its “KBE 10 Hour” safety certification program.

This is KBE’s second year in a row earning ABC’s Diamond-level recognition, which is based on the firm’s exemplary record of low accident rates on its jobsites. KBE has consistently been recognized over the last 25 years with Platinum and Gold STEP awards.

KBE’s safety record has also earned the firm its eighth invitation-only Safety Training Partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bridgeport Area Office and the Connecticut Department of Labor Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN‐OSHA) On‐Site Consultation Program. This newest partnership is underway at Piper, the new multi-unit luxury residences in Norwalk. KBE is managing the construction for owner TB Norwalk Apartments, LLC.  The project encompasses 855,882sf, which will include a 6-story cast-in-place and wood-framed residential component, street-level retail, and a five-level, 589-car precast parking garage. All eight of KBE’s Safety Training Partnerships are part of OSHA’s nationwide Strategic Partnership Program (SPP), which develops contractor/government partnerships that will encourage involvement of trade contractors and their field staff in the improvement of safety and health performance.

KBE’s Adam Moore teaches one of the KBE 10 Hour classes to staff.

KBE’s Safety department, under the leadership of Adam Peters, the firm’s corporate safety director, is always in pursuit of ways to continually improve safety performance and safety education on the company’s job sites and for its project management staff. To that end, Peters initiated a new, mandatory training course for all KBE superintendents, project managers, and project executives called the KBE 10 Hour. The course goes beyond the standard OSHA 10 Hour safety certification.