Brasfield & Gorrie Recognized by Construction Management Organization
June 23, 2015
Contractor receives project achievement award for construction of new world-class data center
Birmingham, Ala. (June 22, 2015) – Brasfield & Gorrie today announced that the company has been recognized by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) South Atlantic Chapter. During an awards banquet in Atlanta, Georgia, the contractor earned a Project Achievement award in recognition of excellence in the construction of a new $20.3 million state-of-the art commercial data center for C Spire, a Mississippi-based telecommunications and technology services company.
Despite nearly a month of weather delays, Brasfield & Gorrie completed construction of this Tier III+ data center—one of only 52 worldwide—in Starkville, Mississippi, five weeks early with the help of a stage-and-gate project delivery framework.
“The Brasfield & Gorrie staff consistently demonstrated expert knowledge, customer focus and professionalism in building our new 23,800 square foot advanced technology facility ahead of schedule and on budget,” said C Spire COO Kevin Hankins. “This is well-deserved recognition for their efforts.”’
In addition to the award from CMAA South Atlanta Chapter, this design-build project also earned two national Excellence in Construction awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), including a first-place Eagle award and a Productivity award. Additionally, the project earned accolades from the Alabama and Mississippi chapters of ABC.
Serving as design-builder, Brasfield & Gorrie partnered with architects Dale & Associates and Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects as well as engineer Syska Hennessy Group on this project for C Spire.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We are skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 11 offices and approximately 2,600 employees. Our 2014 revenues were $2.2 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 27th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2015.