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And the Excellence in Construction Awards Finalists are…

ABC NorCal’s Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards are a bit like the film industry’s Oscars, the Internet’s Webbys and the music industry’s Grammys. They honor the skill and creativity of the entire team (including the contractors, architect and developer) responsible for a construction project that raises the bar when it comes to design, innovation and safety. They recognize the best of the best. And those that win at the local level, go on to compete for top honors nationally.

Project categories include Health Care, Pre-engineered Building, Community/Public Service, Electrical, Industrial, Renovation, Institutional, Public Works/Environmental, Federal Government/Military and more.  Submissions are judged using a point system and points are awarded for the description of the project, photographs, project narrative, safety, and letters of recommendation.

It has been a couple of years since we have had local EIC Awards and the response from our members was impressive.

“Our members are leaders in our industry and the quality and diversity of their submissions shows their tremendous skill,” said Michele Daugherty, ABC NorCal President & CEO.

ABC NorCal EIC winners will be announced at the Champions of the Merit Shop Banquet in January, with the winners moving on to the national level (announced in March 2016).

Here are the finalists, the categories they submitted in and their projects:

Avalon Bay Communities, Inc.
Category: Residential | Project: Avalon Hayes Valley

Helix Electric, Inc 
Category: Electrical, More than $10 million | Project: San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

Royal Electric Company
Category: Electrical, More than $10 million | Project: San Francisco International Airport Runway 1-19 RSA Improvements

Category: Electrical Commercial, $2-10 million | Project: Altamont Commuter Express (ACE)

Soltek Pacific Construction
Category: Community/Public Service | Project: Habitat Almy Green Neighborhood Park


Megan Kilkenny is the Marketing Communications Director for ABC NorCal, a trade association dedicated to serving construction professionals from Fresno to the Oregon border. #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild