Brasfield & Gorrie Recognized by Design-Build Institute of America
July 21, 2016
Contractor will receive Design-Build Award for work on Wallace Creek Complex
Birmingham, Ala. (July 19, 2016) – Brasfield & Gorrie today announced that the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) will recognize the contractor and its joint venture partner, RQ Construction, of Carlsbad, Calif., for their work on the Wallace Creek North Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) Complex in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. The project will be honored with an Award of Merit later this year.
The Wallace Creek North BEQ was cited for having utilized design-build in project delivery and for overcoming significant construction challenges. Specifically, the site was an active Marine Corps base throughout the period of construction. Also, the project team successfully overcame impacts related to record rainfall in the region.
According to DBIA CEO Lisa Washington, it is important to highlight projects that represent best practices in design-build. “By showcasing design-build best practices, teaming techniques, contracting methods, and ways to drive innovation, winners of National Design-Build Project/Team Awards provide examples to the rest of the industry on how to achieve design-build done right,” Washington said.
Designed by RQ Construction, the $84-million, 225,000 sq ft design-build project was completed in 2015. It included a five-story multi-wing facility that houses up to 804 Marines in 402 living units, a 650-car parking deck, ancillary structures, athletic courts, and associated site improvements and renovations. The project has earned LEED Gold and is recognized as a best-in-class living environment.
For a complete list of all 2016 Design-Build Project and Team Awards, visit www.dbia.org. A ceremony to honor the winning projects will be held on November 3, 2016, at the 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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 12 offices and approximately 2,600 employees. Our 2015 revenues were $2.3 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 29th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2016.