Shaw Electric today announced that its work on the Big River Praire Gold- Zein Facility in Galva, Ill. has earned the company a first-place national Excellence in Construction® Eagle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Electrical: Industrial- less than $2 Million category. Representatives from the company received the award March 1 during ABC’s 27th annual Excellence in Construction awards celebration in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
“Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to honor Shaw Electric with a best-in-class Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for their tremendous work in completing the Big River Praire Gold project safely, on time and budget,” said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric Inc., Indianapolis. “The dedication to innovation, productivity and world-class craftsmanship demonstrated by Shaw Electric and its employees produced truly impressive results that any project owner would be proud of.”
The first-of-its-kind process facility had an extremely diverse scope. Equipment was brought in from around the world, featuring everything from medium voltage tie-ins to security camera systems, all of which Shaw Electric installed safely and on a tight schedule.
The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects, with an Eagle Award presented to the top project in each category. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were 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. This year’s panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, the Construction Users Roundtable, and the National Association of Women in Construction, and representatives from higher education, among others.