Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Arkansas recognized the state’s top merit shop construction projects during its ‘Excellence in Construction’ Awards celebration at the Clarion Resort on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs on April 9.

"ABC is pleased to present these industry-leading construction projects with our Excellence in Construction awards," said Bill Roachell, ABC Arkansas President. "This year’s winners were exceptional examples of the outstanding craftsmanship and professionalism that embody merit shop construction. The ABC staff believed this year’s award banquet was one of the best yet. This awards program continues to grow every year and it’s wonderful to see such an impressive variety in the entries. ABC members continue to be the driving force behind some of the nation’s highest-profile projects."

The Excellence in Construction awards program is the state’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects and safety programs. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the state, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

2016 Excellence in Construction Awards Winners:

1. Commercial: Retail $5 M - $10 M

Project: J.A. Riggs Retail and Service Center Expansion

Contractor: Nabholz

Architect/Engineer: Burrough-Brasuell Corporation

Owner: J.A. Riggs Tractor

2. Commercial: Retail Over $25 M

Project: Outlets of Little Rock

Contractor: CDI Contractors, LLC

Architect/Engineer: Allevato Architects

Owner: New England Developers

3. Commercial: Office Less than $2 M

Project: MusicWorks

Contractor: Oelke Construction Company, Inc.

Architect/Engineer: Mangold Burris Architecture

Owner: Greg Price

4. Commercial: Office $10 M - $25 M

Project: Tyson Data Center

Contractor: Crossland Heavy Contractors

Architect/Engineer: Bruns-Pak

Owner: Tyson Foods

5. Commercial: Office Over $25 M

Project: Hunt Tower

Contractor: Crossland Construction Company, Inc.

Architect/Engineer: CORE Architects

Owner: Pinnacle Heights II, LLC

6. Healthcare Less than $2 M

Project: Physicians’ Specialty Hospital - MRI & OR Remodels

Contractor: Nabholz

Architect/Engineer: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Owner: Physicians’ Specialty Hospital

7. Healthcare $2 M - $5 M

Project: Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery

Contractor: Kinco Constructors, LLC

Architect/Engineer: Miller Boskus Lack Architects

Owner: Dr. Josh & Dr. Kristin Roller

8. Healthcare Over $5 M

Project: CARTI Cancer Center

Contractor: Nabholz

Architect/Engineer: Perkins + Will

Owner: CARTI Cancer Center

9. Historical Restoration/Renovation Under $10 M

Project: Peel Mansion

Contractor: Oelke Construction Company, Inc.

Architect/Engineer: Harrison French Architecture

Owner: Peel Compton Foundation

10. Historical Restoration/Renovation Over $10 M

Project: University of Arkansas | Faulkner Performing Arts Center

Contractor: Manhattan Construction Company

Architect: Allison Architects

Engineer: Engineering Consultants, Inc.

Owner: University of Arkansas

11. Industrial Over $5 M

Project: "J" Street Project

Contractor: Crossland Construction Company, Inc.

Architect/Engineer: CORE Architects

Owner: J Street Properties, LLC

12. Infrastructure Heavy

Project: Hungry Horse Dam, Switchgear Replacement

Contractor: Koontz Electric Company, Inc.

Owner: Bureau of Reclamation Pacific Northwest Region

13. Institutional: K-12 Under $1 M

Project: Harmon Stadium Press Box

Contractor: Nabholz

Architect/Engineer: Crafton Tull & Associates, Inc.

Owner: Fayetteville School District

14. Institutional: K-12 $1 M - $5 M

Project: Sequoyah Elementary Additions

Contractor: Van Horn Construction, Inc.

Architect/Engineer: Hight Jackson Associates

Owner: Russellville School District

15. Institutional: K-12 Over $5 M

Project: Frank Mitchell Intermediate School

Contractor: Nabholz

Architect/Engineer: Lewis Architect Engineers

Owner: Vilonia Public School District

16. Institutional: Higher Ed Over $5 M

Project: University of Arkansas - Fort Smith | Windgate Art and Design Building

Contractor: CDI Contractors, LLC

Architect/Engineer: Witsell, Evans & Rasco (WER)

Owner: University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

17. Pre-Engineered Building Under $10 M

Project: Arkansas State University | Student Activity Center

Contractor: VCC, LLC

Architect/Engineer: Brackett Krennerich Architects

Owner: Arkansas State University

18. Pre-Engineered Building Over $10 M

Project: Bentonville Community Center

Contractor: Crossland Construction Company, Inc.

Architect/Engineer: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture

Owner: City of Bentonville

19. Public Works/Environment Over $1 M

Project: Clarksville Light & Water Treatment Plant Expansion

Contractor: Van Horn Construction, Inc.

Architect/Engineer: McGoodwin, Williams & Yates

Owner: Clarksville Light & Water

20. Renovation/Restoration Under $1 M

Project: David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral & Visual History

Contractor: Flintco, LLC

Architect/Engineer: Allison Architects

Owner: University of Arkansas

21. Renovation/Restoration Over $1 M

Project: St. Bernards Medical Center ER Renovation

Contractor: Nabholz

Architect/Engineer: Bracket Krennerich Architects

Owner: St. Bernards Medical Center

22. Other Construction $5 M - $10 M

Project: Parrott Island Waterpark

Contractor: Flintco, LLC

Architect/Engineer: MAHG Architects

Owner: Sebastian County, AR

23. Other Construction $10 M - $15 M

Project: Scott Family Amazeum

Contractor: Nabholz

Architect/Engineer: Haizlip Studio

Owner: Scott Family Amazeum

24. Other Construction $15 M - $20 M

Project: UALR Energy Conservation/ Self Generation Project

Contractor: Nabholz

Architect/Engineer: TME, Inc.

Owner: University of Arkansas at Little Rock

25. Electrical: Commercial Under $500,000

Project: CVS Pharmacy

Contractor: Fureigh Electric, LLC

Architect/Engineer: Norr, LLC & Forsite Group

Owner: CVS

26. Electrical: Commercial $500,000 - $1 M

Project: Hurricane Creek Village Kroger

Contractor: Fureigh Electric, LLC

Architect/Engineer: CR Architecture & Kohrs Lonnemann Heil Engineers

Owner: Kroger

27. Electrical: Commercial Over $1 M

Project: University of Central Arkansas | Greek Village

Contractor: Fureigh Electric, LLC

Architect/Engineer: Caradine Companies Architecture & McClelland Consulting Engineering

Owner: University of Central Arkansas

28. Electrical: Industrial Over $1 M

Project: Conway Corp Headend Data Facility

Contractor: Koontz Electric Company, Inc.

Architect/Engineer: Brown Engineers

Owner: Conway Corporation

29. Mechanical: Commercial Under $1 M

Project: Scott Family Amazeum

Contractor: Arkansas Automatic Sprinklers/United Fire Suppression

Architect/Engineer: Haizlip Studio, Crafton Tull and CEI.

Owner: Scott Family Amazeum

30. Mechanical: Commercial Over $1 M

Project: Hotel Chisca Renovation

Contractor: Kimbel Mechanical Systems, Inc.

Architect/Engineer: LRK – Looney Ricks Kiss

Owner: Mainstreet Apartment Partners, LLC

31. Exteriors: All Other Exterior Finishes

Project: Hunt Tower Office Building

Contractor: ACE Glass

Architect/Engineer: CORE Architects

Owner: Hunt Ventures

32. Interiors: All Other Interior Finishes

Project: CARTI Cancer Center Building

Contractor: ACE Glass

Architect/Engineer: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Owner: CARTI

33. Other Specialty Construction

Project: Garland County Detention Center

Contractor: Northwest Fire Protection, Inc.

Architect/Engineer: Cromwell Architects Engineers

Owner: Garland County, Arkansas

A panel from the construction management department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock served as the competitions judges.