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AGC of California Issues Call for Entries for 2011 Constructor Awards

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AGC of California is calling for entries to the 2011 AGC Constructor Awards program, honoring outstanding California construction projects. The deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. All entries must be in AGC’s state office in West Sacramento by 5 p.m. that day.

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Only projects completed or substantially completed in California in the calendar year 2010 by AGC member firms are eligible to compete in the 2011 Constructor Awards program.

Small and large projects are considered equally, and the sophistication of the presentation is not part of the judging; rather, it is the merits of the project that determine the winners of the coveted bronze “Constructor” statuettes. Only one entry per category may be submitted by each member firm. A project may be entered in up to two categories, but will be judged in only one.

The Awards Committee will decide upon the category in which the project will be judged. Member firms are limited to two entries per year. There is a fee of $500 per entry.

There are seven categories for this year’s competition, including one all new “specialty contractor” category.

They include:

  • Excellence in Project Management – Projects $10 million or below

  • Excellence in Project Management – Projects over $10 million

  • Innovation in Construction Techniques or Materials

  • Contribution to the Community

  • Meeting the Challenge of the Difficult Job – Builder Classification

  • Meeting the Challenge of the Difficult Job – Heavy Engineering Classification

  • Meeting the Challenge of the Difficult Job – Specialty Contractor Classification
  • The Awards Committee will conduct first round judging early next year and will select finalists in each category and notify them of their selection in early March 2011. Judging of the finalists will then be undertaken by a panel of seven judges, consisting of the three AGC Division Chairs, three members of the Awards Committee and one individual from the public or private sector allied with the construction industry, as selected by the Awards Committee.

    All finalists will be honored at the AGC Constructor and Achievement Awards Banquet to be held on Saturday evening, April 9, 2011 at the Fairmont Newport Beach. Winners will not be announced prior to the dinner program.

    Entry forms will soon be distributed to all AGC members or can be obtained through AGC’s website at
    www.agc-ca.org. For more information, contact AGC’s state office at (916) 371-2422.

    Meanwhile, nominations also are currently being accepted for AGC’s annual Achievement Awards competition for 2011.

    Each year, the association honors a Contractor, Specialty Contractor and Associate member for extraordinary service to the association. In addition, AGC periodically selects an individual from the public or private sector who has made an outstanding contribution to California’s construction industry to receive the S.I.R. Award.

    Nominations for the Contractor, Specialty Contractor and Associate Achievement Awards can be accepted from an individual AGC member, a District Board, Division Board, Standing State Committee or the Executive Committee. Nominations for the S.I.R. Award can be accepted from a District Board, Division Board, Standing State Committee or the Executive Committee. Nominations must be made in writing, on one page that notes the various achievements of and reasons why the nominee merits consideration.

    To be eligible for the AGC Contractor Achievement Award, a person must have worked in the construction industry a minimum of 25 years; be a member in good standing or member-in-retirement of the association; have made a significant contribution to AGC and the industry; and be held in esteem by his or her peers. Eligibility for the Specialty Contractor Achievement Award category is the same as above except the person must have worked in the construction industry a minimum of 15 years.

    To be eligible for the AGC Associate Achievement Award, an Associate member must have been engaged in providing a product or service to the construction industry for a minimum of 15 years; be a member in good standing or member-in-retirement of the association; have made a significant contribution to AGC and the betterment of the construction industry; and be held in esteem by his or her peers.

    The presentation of these awards will again take place in conjunction with the Constructor Awards Banquet, to be held on Saturday, April 9, 2010 at the Fairmont Newport Beach.

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