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AGC of California Members Success at National Convention

More than 2,500 people attended the AGC of America Annual Convention in Las Vegas last week. The convention featured an array of educational seminars and opportunities to network, and honored the nation’s most impressive construction projects and the individuals behind them. Several awards were presented to AGC member companies and their respective chapters throughout the week.

Here is the list of AGC of California members presented with awards at this year’s Annual Convention.

Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA)

Several AGC of California members who participated in the California Construction Safety Excellence Awards were named finalists in the National AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA). The coveted national recognition of safety excellence is a great honor for those awarded. Congratulations to the following AGC of California nominations:

First Place:

  • Blois Construction, Inc. – Heavy Division, Under 200,000 Work Hour
  • Unger Construction Company – Building Division, Under 150,000 work hours

Second Place:

  • Lyles Mechanical Co. – Specialty Division, Under 300,000 work hours
  • Nova Group, Inc. – Heavy Division, 200,000 – 1 million work hours

Third Place:

  • B.T. Mancini Co., Inc. – Specialty Division, 500,000 – 750,000 work hours

Alliant Build America Awards

The 2017 Alliant Build America Awards recognized general and specialty contractors for their excellence in the construction industry. To evolve its showcase, the Alliant Build America Awards now includes a Partnering Excellence category to recognize those projects best epitomizing the principles of partnering. We would like to recognize the Build America Award winners from AGC of California:

  • Hensel Phelps – Building Over $100M New for their San Francisco International Airport Replacement Airport Traffic Control Tower and Integrated Facilities project.
  • Kiewit/Manson, AJV & Caltrans – Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence Merit Award for their SFOBB ESFR Phase 1 – Pier E3 Demo project

AGC in the Community Awards

An initiative of AGC Charities Inc., the AGC in the Community Awards recognize chapter and member service projects. Congratulations to Herzog/Stacy & Witbeck – Joint Venture, for winning an award in this category for Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired – Sensory Garden.  Additionally, Balfour Beatty Construction received the Merit Award for their 2016 Sharefest Golf Outing/Workday.


Student Chapter Awards         

Multiple AGC of California student chapter members earned recognition at this year’s Annual Convention. The AGC of America Education and Research Foundation awarded 11 scholarships to California college students; and AGC of California Student Chapter faculty member Philip Barlow of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo was recognized with the AGC of America Outstanding Educator Award. This marks the second-consecutive year a California educator has been honored with this prestigious award. 

A California Tradition

AGC of America President-Elect Art Daniel, representing Texas, was installed as AGC of America’s 2017 President at the close of Convention. Guests joined AGC of California President Mike Mencarini and First Lady Carey Mencarini for the President’s Reception that keeps with the longstanding California tradition of presenting the National President and First Lady with the California letterman jacket and First Lady pendant. Congratulations to Mr. Daniel!

View photo gallery from the California President's Reception at National Convention