Vision Award Winners 2002
October 24, 2002
Carol Stream, Ill., October 24, 2002 - Constructech Magazine announced the winners of its 3rd annual Vision Awards at a ceremony held in Dallas, Texas, on October 23 at Avanti Restaurant.
"Constructech is the leading resource to help general contractors, builders, subcontractors, facility managers, and owners understand how technology solutions can improve the building processes and at the same time impact ROI," says Peggy Smedley, Constructech's editorial director and publisher. "This year's Vision Award winners are a testament to the power of that vision and are shining examples for the rest of the construction and facility management industries to consider these solutions for their own businesses. These leading-edge organizations have made significant investments in the latest technology tools and are reaping a variety of benefits as a result. We salute these industry leaders who haven risen above the crowd and achieved their visions through the use of technology."
The competition was open to companies involved in the following areas: residential construction, commercial and heavy construction, subcontracting in all trades, architecture and engineering, land development, and property/facility management. Entrants were asked to address how their companies used technology in an innovative way to solve a problem, to improve their competitiveness, or to create a better working environment for their employees. Each entry was evaluated on its individual merits and on the success of the solution in meeting the challenge or solving the problem, the innovation exhibited by the application of the technology, and the resulting benefits of implementation.
This year's General Contractor-Commercial/Industrial, Design ($500 Million and over) category winners are:
Gold: Turner Construction Co., New York, N.Y.
Silver: DPR Construction Inc., Redwood City, Calif.
Bronze: Swinerton Management & Consulting, San Fransisco, Calif.
This year's General Contractor-Commercial/Industrial ($251-$500 Million) category winner is:
Gold: Soltek Pacific General Contractors, San Diego, Calif.
Silver: VCC (Vratsinas Construction Co.), Little Rock, Ark.
This year's General Contractor-Commercial/Industrial ($26-$100 million) category winner is:
Gold: Bostleman Corp., Maumee, Ohio
Silver: Coleman-Adams Construction Inc., Forest, Va.
Bronze: Fortney & Weygandt Inc., Olmsted, Ohio
This year's General Contractor-Commercial/Industrial ($6-$25 million) category winner is:
Gold: Allied Construction Services II Inc., Glenside, Pa.
Silver: Construction Network Inc., Jonesboro, Ark.
Bronze: Construction Coordinators Inc., Neddham, Mass.
This year's Architectural/Engineering/Design ($251 million and over) category winner is:
Gold: Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group, Pasadena, Calif.
Silver: Design Works Architects, Jacksonville, Fla.
This year's Mechanical/HVAC Contractor category winner is:
Gold: Miller Bonded Inc., Albuquerque, N.M.
Silver: The Brewer-Garrett Co., Middleburg Heights, Ohio
This year's Excavation/Sitework Contractor category winner is:
Gold: McAnich Corp., West Des Moines, Iowa
This year's Government Contractor category winner is:
Gold: Hudson River Park Trust, New York, N.Y.
This year's Single-Family Builder Contractor category winner is:
Gold: The Fischer Group, Crestview Hills, Ky.
Gold: E.M. Rose Builders Inc., Branford, Conn.
This year's Multi-Family Builder category winner is:
Gold: Clark Realty Builders, Bethesda, Md.
This year's Utility Contractor category winner is:
Gold: Blois Construction, Oxnard, Calif.
This year's Team Award category winner is:
Gold: BP Global Alliance, Princeton, N.J.
This year, for the first time, the Vision Awards include the Team Award, which recognizes the best project team with the most innovative use of technology on a single project. The Team Award winner is BP Global Alliance, Princeton, N.J. The technology enabler is Constructware.
The winners of Constructech's 2002 Vision Awards exemplify the power of technology to transform the way construction companies do business today and the ways in which businesses are using this technology to forge new frontiers.
Constructech enrolled an independent panel of distinguished construction, architectural, and technology industry research experts to choose the Vision Award winners. The judges included: Kristine Fallon, Kristine Fallon Associates; Brad Holtz, Joel Orr, and Evan Yares of Cyon Research; John LoPresti of JLP Consulting; and Gretchen McComb of FMI.
Technology enablers used by the winning companies were also honored at the awards ceremony. Some of the many technology vendors that won awards include: Meridian Project Systems, Primavera Systems, Constructware, Pacific DataVision, Geac AEC Business Solutions, Autodesk Buzzsaw, Construction Management Systems, Nextel Communications, ProjectVillage, Timberline Software Corp., IronSpire, C/S Solutions, Ares Corp., H2 Technologies, Shaker Computer and Management Services, Cheetah Advanced Technologies, WinEstimator, IBM, AMSI, Polycom, Hard Dollar, and Trimble Navigation Ltd.
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