|Last evening in Las Vegas, Nevada, PJ Dick was presented an Aon Build America Award for Best New Building Project by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) in recognition of its role as Construction Manager on the CONSOL Energy Center. The Aon Build America Awards are considered by many to be the most prestigious recognition of construction accomplishments in the U.S.|
“PJ Dick is extremely proud to accept this national honor on behalf of the thousands of tradesmen and women who worked diligently for two years to complete the CONSOL Energy Center – on time and on budget,” said Clifford R. Rowe, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, PJ Dick. “We not only applaud their extraordinary craftsmanship, but also the visionary leadership of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sports & Exhibition Authority.”
A panel of judges, representing all areas of construction, evaluated over 115 projects this year, assessing each project’s complexity, use of innovative construction techniques and coordination with partners, among other criteria. “These projects require tremendous skill, extraordinary craftsmanship and dogged determination from their contractors,” noted Ted Aadland, ACG’s president. “Frankly, they are the kind of projects… all of us dream of completing.”
The AGC award comes on the heels of three major award wins for PJ Dick and its family of companies. In February 2011, PJ Dick was honored by The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (Commercial Building Project of the Year | Three PNC Plaza and Transportation Project of the Year | West End Improvement) and Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania (2010 Best New Construction Over $10 Million | CONSOL Energy Center).
PJ Dick, in a joint venture with Hunt Construction Group, provided construction management-at-risk services for CONSOL Energy Center – the new home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The construction project included approximately 6500 construction activities and employed 135 different contractors. Completed in August 2010, the $321 million, 18,087-seat multi-purpose arena is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certified NHL arena in the world.