OMAHA, Neb.--The Associated General Contractors (AGC) recently recognized Kiewit Building Group (KBG) for construction excellence on two important building projects.
these projects, with their vision, scope and grandeur literally dare to challenge, dare to change. The 2011 Build Nebraska Award winners have demonstrated the very best when it comes to building a better Nebraska and improving our quality of life.
The construction of University of Nebraska-Omaha's Mammel Hall won the company the 2011 Build Nebraska Award for projects greater than $15 million. KBG's construction of the Blue Cross Center in Omaha received honorable mention. The awards are especially meaningful to the Kiewit people responsible for delivering outstanding building results.
Build Nebraska award winners are selected based on a project's complexity, innovation, coordination with partners and contribution to the community, said Ron Duce, KBG senior vice president. While this award was quite an honor, the most important part of this program is the fact that it contributes directly to the AGC Nebraska Building Chapter scholarship fund.
Mammel Hall is a 120,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building, home to UNO's College of Business Administration. Among its features include 21 classrooms that can accommodate up to 60 students, six conference rooms, faculty offices and a caf. The project, Duce said, was a success in all areas safety, quality and environmental. The building was also on budget and opened a month ahead of schedule.
In today's construction and design industry, it is a siginificant win when a team comes together to meet or exceed all of a building project's goals, Duce said. The success of this project was fundamentally based on a strong partnership between the client, architect and Kiewit, focusing on communication, superior service and aligned agendas.
The Build Nebraska Awards honor AGC members who build Nebraska's most impressive construction projects. In the words of AGC Nebraska Building Chapter Executive Director Jean Petsch, these projects, with their vision, scope and grandeur literally dare to challenge, dare to change. The 2011 Build Nebraska Award winners have demonstrated the very best when it comes to building a better Nebraska and improving our quality of life.
Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices in the United States, Canada and abroad. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, heavy civil, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. With 2010 revenues of nearly $10 billion, Kiewit's workforce includes about 10,300 salaried and hourly staff along with more than 14,400 craft workers.
About Kiewit Building Group
Kiewit Building Group (KBG), a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, is a national leader in commercial building and vertical construction. Its specific industry knowledge, strategic partnerships and project experience gives KBG the ability to meet the needs of clients on a variety of building project types including commercial office, healthcare, educational, hospitality, science and technology, industrial, retail and special use facilities. As a full-service general contractor, KBG offers delivery methods customized to suit its clients' needs.