Granite Team Honored with 2012 Alliant Build America Award by Associated General Contractors of America
Granite also recognized with Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering
WATSONVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE: GVA) announced today that a
Granite-led joint venture project, the Intercounty Connector (ICC), was
awarded the 2012 Alliant Build America Award by the Associated General
Contractors of America (AGC) at their Annual Convention in Honolulu,
Hawaii. The award recognizes the nation's most impressive construction
projects of 2011.
"Granite is honored to receive this prestigious award by the AGC," said
Michael Donnino, senior vice president and group manager for Granite
Construction Incorporated. "The strong relationships developed with the
owner, partners and local community helped us create common project
goals and drive the projects' success."
The joint venture team, comprised of Granite, G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc.
and Corman Construction, was one of 16 teams recognized with the 2012
Alliant Build America Award. The Granite-led team was noted for its
ability to work closely with partners, teams and owners by communicating
effectively, leading by example and for implementing innovative
Contract A of the ICC Project in Montgomery Country, Maryland consisted
of 7.2 miles of controlled access tri-lane divided highway, featuring 18
steel or precast girder bridges and a signature arch bridge over one of
the most environmentally sensitive areas in the D.C. Metro Region. The
joint venture team brought on an environmental team to monitor water
quality, reforestation, air quality, construction noise and spill
prevention. Throughout the project, the team held more than 100
community meetings and public outreach hearings to provide updates and
special information for the approximately 10,000 residents within 500
feet aligning the corridor.
"The foundation of any successful project is teamwork," said Kristine
Young, AGC president. "When you have a group of dedicated, skilled
people working together to achieve the same goal, anything is possible."
In addition, two Granite projects, the Interstate 880/State Route 92
Interchange Reconstruction Project, in Hayward, California, a joint
venture with Flatiron, and the State Route 202L, Interstate 10 High
Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes Design Build project in Chandler, Arizona,
a joint venture with Pulice Construction, each received the prestigious
Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Special Recognition Award.
These project teams were noted for their ability to work exceptionally
well with partners and owners to deliver innovative solutions to
accomplish positive results.
Granite is one of the nation's leading infrastructure contractors and is
member of the S&P 400 Midcap Index, the FTSE KLD 400 Social Index and
the Russell 2000 Index. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Granite is
one of the nation's largest diversified heavy civil contractors and
construction materials producers serving public- and private-sector
clients nationwide. In addition, Granite has one of the oldest and most
robust ethics and compliance programs in the industry and has been the
recipient of the Ethisphere Institute's World's Most Ethical Companies
list for three years in a row. For more information please visit www.graniteconstruction.com.
Granite Construction Incorporated
Cara Douglas, 559-441-5745
Source: Granite Construction Incorporated
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