Awards Mixed-use

Windover Wins ABC MA Award

Canvas Apartments at Beverly Crossing

Beverly, MA – Windover Construction announced it has won an Excellence in Construction Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.

Windover received the Eagle Award for its work on developer Beverly Crossing’s Canvas project in Beverly. The Eagle Award recognizes the overall excellence in project execution, craftsmanship, safety, innovative elements and challenges, and client satisfaction.

Canvas BIM model / Courtesy of Windover Construction

For Canvas, an upscale mixed-use apartment community featuring two buildings with a total of 126 units including street level retail and restaurant space, Windover utilized a modular construction approach and employed Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) technologies throughout every phase of the project.

“Early in the planning process, Windover’s preconstruction expertise helped guide our team to develop a project that would meet our project budget and schedule goals,” shared Kristen Poulin, director of development at Beverly Crossing. “Additionally, Windover’s innovative and collaborative approach allowed us to pivot early on in the process from a traditional stick-built project to one utilizing modular and pre-fabrication methods to allow us to meet our expedited deliverable date.”

As there would be considerable budget and schedule implications if a modular unit did not perfectly align with the as-built steel and MEP cores of the first level, Windover applied an innovative and unprecedented approach of combining drone mapping, laser scanning, and BIM coordination to detect MEP clashes early. This allowed for seamless integration of the steel first level with the wood-framed modular units on the upper floors.

On Dec. 29, 2020, ABC Massachusetts virtually held its ceremony, a safe way to recognize and celebrate ABC members’ award-winning construction projects this year.

Each winner was selected for high standards of craftsmanship, safety, and quality thanks to the talents of merit shop workers and the efficiency of the merit shop approach.

“Our chapter is thrilled to recognize the outstanding work of our member contractors through the ABC Excellence in Construction Awards. Although the pandemic required our event to go virtual this year, we have never been prouder of these winners who proved that merit shop contractors are always prepared to perform under trying circumstances,” said chapter president, Greg Beeman.