Southeast Construction Announces Best of 2006 Winners

October 6, 2006

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Orlando, Fla. (October 6, 2006) - Southeast Construction magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its Best of 2006 awards program. The annual competition recognizes construction and design excellence from the Southeast region of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

An independent jury of industry experts in design and construction judged 138 nominated projects in a variety of categories in late September. Eligible projects had to be located within the four-state territory and completed between Sept. 1, 2005 and Sept. 1, 2006.

The 78 winners will be featured in the December 2006 issue of Southeast Construction and will be honored at an awards luncheon at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate on Tuesday, November 28.

The jury recognized projects based on entry criteria including project management, construction and design challenges, client service and safety. Design entries were judged on unity with nearby societal and environmental elements, among other criteria.

Eligible projects were sorted into categories. Each category has one "Best Of" award winner and in some cases one or more awards of "Excellence" and "Merit." On the following pages, please find the 78 winners listed by award category.

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Southeast Construction's Best of 2006 winning projects are:

BEST OF (in a category) AWARDS

30 Allen Plaza, Atlanta
Category: Best Private Building
Submitted by Hardin Construction Co.

Breakers Beachfront Bungalows, Palm Beach, Fla.
Category: Best Hospitality
Submitted by The Weitz Co.

Jacksonville Main Library
Category: Best Public Building (tie)
Submitted by Elkins Constructors

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Building 21, Atlanta
Category: Best Public Building (tie)
Submitted by Skanska USA Building

The Metropolitan, West Palm Beach
Category: Best High-Rise Residential
Submitted by The Weitz Co.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Building 18
Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory, Atlanta

Category: Best Health Care
Submitted by McCarthy

Bayfront Medical Center Surgery Expansion, St. Petersburg
Category: Best Health Care Addition/Expansion
Submitted by Bovis Lend Lease

Florida International University,
Diaz-Balart Hall Law Center, Miami

Category: Best College/University (tie)
Submitted by Turner Construction Co.

Broward Community College,
Institute of Public Safety, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Category: Best College/University (tie)
Submitted by Centex Construction

Vought Aircraft Manufacturing Complex,
787 Dreamliner Production Facility, North Charleston, S.C.

Category: Best Industrial
Submitted by BE&K Building Group

Whitfield County Courthouse, Dalton, Ga.
Category: Best Public Building Addition/Renovation
Submitted by Turner Construction Co.

Palm Beach Public School, Palm Beach, Fla.
Category: Best K-12 Schools
Submitted by Suffolk Construction Co.

Gwinnett Instructional Support Center, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Category: Best Governmental
Submitted by Hogan Construction

Uptown Altamonte, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Category: Best Parks/Recreational
Submitted by Wharton-Smith

Imperial Center for Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount, N.C.
Category: Best Renovation/Restoration
Submitted by Barnhill Contracting

The Arbor Assisted-Living Facility, Fort Myers, Fla.
Category: Best Residential (tie)
Submitted by Wright Construction Corp.

Spring Garden Apartments,
University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Category: Best Residential (tie)
Submitted by Barton Malow

The Galley Restaurant, Key Largo, Fla.
Category: Best Retail
Submitted by Suffolk Construction Co.

Fifth Runway, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Category: Best Transportation Infrastructure
Submitted by Lane Construction Co.

Remote Economy Parking Garage and Administration Building,
Tampa International Airport, Tampa

Category: Best Transportation Building
Submitted by Clark Construction Co.

Gwinnett Co. Detention Center, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Category: Best Specialty Trades Construction
Submitted by Ivey Mechanical Co.

Jacksonville Main Library, Jacksonville, Fla.
Category: Best Concrete
Submitted by Gate Precast

Morton Plant, Morgan Heart Hospital, Clearwater, Fla.
Category: Best Private Design
Submitted by Harvard Jolly

Oak Grove Middle School, Clearwater, Fla.
Category: Best Public Design
Submitted by Harvard Jolly

Twelve Atlantic Station, Atlanta
Category: Best Residential Design
Submitted by Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart

Lee Roy Selmon Expressway Expansion, Tampa
Category: Best Engineering
Submitted by Figg Engineering

EXCELLENCE AWARDS

News-Journal Center, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Category: Private Building
Submitted by Centex Construction

HSBC Mortgage Services, Fort Mill, S.C.
Category: Private Building
Submitted by Lauth Property Group

Upstate Veterinary Services, Greenville, S.C.
Category: Private Building
Submitted by SYS Constructors

The Symphony, Fort Lauderdale
Category: High-Rise Residential
Submitted by Suffolk Construction

University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, Jacksonville, Fla.
Category: Health Care
Submitted by Perry-McCall Construction

Palmetto Heart Hospital, Columbia, S.C.
Category: Health Care
Submitted by Rodgers Builders

Booker T. Washington High School, Atlanta
Category: K-12 Schools
Submitted by Turner Construction Co.

Oakleaf School, Orange Park, Fla.
Category: K-12 Schools
Submitted by Barton-Malow

St. Cloud Lakefront Park, St. Cloud, Fla.
Category: Parks/Recreational
Submitted by Wharton-Smith

Nova Southeastern University Center, Davie, Fla.
Category: Parks/Recreational
Submitted by Moss & Associates

West Mitchell Hammock Water Treatment Facility, Oviedo, Fla.
Category: Civil Construction
Submitted by Wharton-Smith

Interstate 285 Bridge Structures, Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta
Category: Transportation Infrastructure
Submitted by Archer Western Contractors

Lithonia Industrial Boulevard, Dekalb County, Ga.
Category: Transportation Infrastructure
Submitted by PBS&J

U.S. 17 Wilmington Bypass, Wilmington, N.C.
Category: Transportation Infrastructure
Submitted by GLF Construction; PBS&J

Nancy Creek Tunnel and Influent Pumping Station, Atlanta
Category: Engineering
Submitted by Jordan Jones & Goulding

MERIT AWARDS (by category)

Private Building - 
The Metropolitan, Jacksonville, Fla.
Submitted by Elkins Constructors

The Plaza at Five Points, Sarasota, Fla.
Submitted by Kraft Construction

Hospitality - 
Disney's Saratoga Springs, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Submitted by Hardin Construction

The Cloister Main Hotel, Sea Island, Ga.
Submitted by Batson-Cook

High-Rise Residential - 
The Parc at Turnberry Isle, Aventua, Fla.
Submitted by Stiles Construction

Health Care - 
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando
Submitted by Robins & Morton

University of Miami, Clinical Research Building, Miami
Submitted by Bovis Lend Lease

Healthworks Employee Wellness and Fitness Center, Albany, Ga.
Submitted by Alcon Associates

Cardiovascular Medical Office Building, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Submitted by Choate Construction

Health Care Expansion/Renovation - 
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando
Submitted by Robins & Morton

Putnam Community Medical Center, Ambulatory
Surgical Center Renovation, Palatka, Fla.

Submitted by Southern Construction Group

Baptist Hospital of Miami, Dietary Services Expansion/Renovation
Submitted by Bovis Lend Lease

Industrial - 
Energy Office Building at Florida Hospital, Orlando
Submitted by Brasfield & Gorrie

Public Building Addition/Renovation - 
Orange Co. Juvenile Justice Center Expansion, Orlando
Submitted by T & G Constructors

K-12 Schools - 
Arlington Middle School, Jacksonville, Fla.
Submitted by Ajax Building Corp.

Lamarque Elementary School, North Point, Fla.
Submitted by Kraft Construction

Governmental - 
Orange Co. Corrections Booking and Release Center, Orlando
Submitted by Centex Construction

Fort Gillem Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Atlanta
Submitted by Skanska USA Building

Gwinnett County Detention Center, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Submitted by Turner Construction

Parks/Recreational - 
North Collier Regional Park, Naples, Fla.
Submitted by Kraft Construction

The Sanctuary, Charlotte, N.C.
Submitted by Choate Construction

Renovation/Restoration - 
Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange, Ga.
Submitted by Skanska USA Building</p>

Residential - 
AQUA, Miami
Submitted by Coastal Homes

Florida International University, Lakeview Housing, Miami
Submitted by Turner Construction

Belmont Heights Estates, Phase III, Tampa
Submitted by Clark Construction

The Azure, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Submitted by W.G. Yates

Retail - 
Lindbergh Plaza Redevelopment, Atlanta
Submitted by Hardin Construction

Transportation Infrastructure - 
S.R. 45 Hatchett Creek Bridge, Venice, Fla.
Submitted by GLF Construction

S.R. 429, Sections 2B and 3A, Orange County, Fla.
Submitted by Granite Construction

Specialty Trades Construction - 
Gate Riverplace Tower Mechanical Renovation, Jacksonville, Fla.
Submitted by Ivey Mechanical

Concrete - 
South Regional Library, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Submitted by Tilt-Con

University of South Florida Crosely, Sarasota, Fla.
Submitted by Tilt-Con

Fountains of Miramar, Miramar, Fla.
Submitted by Tilt-Con

Public Design - 
University of Florida, Genetics and Cancer Research Center, Gainesville, Fla.
Submitted by Hunton Brady

Athens-Clarke Co. Police Substations, Athens, Ga.
Submitted by HLM Design

Engineering - 
Port Marina Luxury Boat Storage Condominium, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Submitted by Stantec Consulting

Cady Way Trail, Phase II, Bridge over S.R. 436, Winter Park, Fla.
Submitted by RS&H

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