MASONRY CONSTRUCTION Announces Project of the Year

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Hanley Wood’s MASONRY CONSTRUCTION magazine has selected Civic Center Park in Denver as its 2011 Project of the Year.

The Project of the Year winner, as well as all of the other winners and entries, displayed the masonry industry’s ability to show what a beautiful construction method masonry is, and also how the material solves real-live construction problems and issues

Hanley Wood’s MASONRY CONSTRUCTION magazine has selected Civic Center Park in Denver as its 2011 Project of the Year.

Restoring one of the nation’s finest examples of the City Beautiful-style parks presented unique challenges to masonry contractor Building Restoration Specialties Inc. To return Civic Center Park to its original glory, the contractor had to preserve and reuse as much original masonry and stone as possible, and find suitable substitutes for what could not be saved. The project was completed in September 2011 and was removed from Colorado Preservation Inc.’s list of Endangered Places.

“Once again, MASONRY CONSTRUCTION’S Project of the Year winner, as well as all of the other winners and entries, displayed the masonry industry’s ability to not only show what a beautiful construction method masonry is, but also how the material solves real-live construction problems and issues,” said Editor Tom Bagsarian. “It also is worth noting that 3,420 votes were tallied in our popular Readers’ Choice Award voting.”

MASONRY CONSTRUCTION’S Project of the Year exemplifies masonry contractors’ contributions, including helping architects and engineers create the best masonry has to offer; exceptional problem solving and teamwork; painstaking restoration and repair work; and environmentally friendly construction.

The awards include one overall Project of the Year and winners in 10 categories. Winning projects will be featured on MASONRY CONSTRUCTION’S website, http://www.masonryconstruction.com. The project teams will be honored in an awards ceremony at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas, Jan. 24-27, 2012, in Las Vegas.

You can find detailed information about each project and photo slideshows at http://www.masonryconstruction.com.

PROJECT OF THE YEAR: Civic Center Park, Denver
    Submitted by Building Restoration Specialties

Commercial: Age of Steam Roundhouse, Sugarcreek, Ohio
    Submitted by Lang Masonry Contractors

Fireplace & Reader’s Choice: Rudd Residence Fireplace,
Toman, Wis.
    Submitted by Design Masonry LLC

High-rise: Saint Luke’s Hospital, Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, Mo.
    Submitted by J.E. Dunn Construction

Historic Restoration: Harris County 1910 Courthouse Restoration, Houston
    Submitted by United Restoration and Preservation

Institutional: Academic Health Sciences Building, D Wing, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Submitted by Gracom

Institutional, Honorable Mention: Austin Community College, Round Rock Campus, Round Rock, Texas
    Submitted by Brazos Masonry Inc.

Institutional, Honorable Mention: Manatee High School, David Building, Bradenton, Fla.
    Submitted by Masonry Builders Inc.

Landscaping: Fedor Memorial, Mantua, Ohio
    Submitted by Ron Fedor Masonry Inc.

Multi-family: Bloomsbury Estates, Raleigh, N.C.
    Submitted by Pinnacle Masonry Inc.

Municipal: Rosecrest Fire Station No. 123, Herriman, Utah
    Submitted by Pasker Gould Ames & Weaver Inc.

Repair/Rehabilitation: U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters, Fort Benning, Ga.
    Submitted by AECOM

Residential: Georgica Pond Residence, East Hampton, N.Y.
    Submitted by Barnes Coy Architects

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