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MBCEA Honors Building Of The Year Award Winners At Annual Conference

Awards were presented during MBCEA's Annual Conference
Clemson Football Practice Facility
Golden Dragon Copper
Field House
South Shore YMCA
Temple Baptist Church
Dollar General Store
Sims Municipal Recycling
Habitat For Humanity ReStore
Allied Oil & Tire
FedEx Ground - Ft. Smith

Boston, MA - The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) held its 45th Annual Conference at the Hyatt Cambridge in Boston, MA on May 1-3, 2014. The highlight of the conference was the presentation of the group’s annual Building of the Year Awards.

This year’s judges were Ronald Albert, AIA of RHA Architects and Jim Lichty, AIA of Archetype Design Group, Inc. MBCEA Past President Tim Seyler, of S&S Structures, announced the 2014 winners as current MBCEA President Gary T. Smith, of Thomas Phoenix International, bestowed the following awards:

Winner of Excellence – Educational Category
Clemson Football Practice Facility
Building Manufacturer: Star Building Systems
Contractor: Downs Construction Company, LLC

Winner of Excellence – Manufacturing Category
Golden Dragon Copper
Building Manufacturer/Supplier: Covenant Steel
Contractor: MarKim Erection Company Inc.

Winner of Excellence – Recreational Category
Field House
Building manufacturer/supplier: Star Buildings/Structural Steel
Contractor name: Burk Erectors, Inc. and Morelock Ross Builders

Winner of Merit – Recreational Category
South Shore YMCA
Building Manufacturer: Metallic Building Company
Contractor: Barnes Buildings & Management Group, Inc.

Winner of Excellence – Religious Category
Temple Baptist Church
Building Manufacturer/ Panel Suppliers: CBC Steel Buildings / AWIP / AEP Span
Contractor Name: Roland Construction, Inc.

Winner of Excellence – Retail Category
Dollar General Store
Supplier: Chief Buildings, Grand Island NE
Contractor: MMS Northeast Inc.

Winner of Excellence – Specialty Category
Sims Municipal Recycling Facility
Building Manufacturer/Supplier:  Nucor Building Systems
Contractor: MarKim Erection Company Inc.

Winner of Merit – Specialty Category
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Building Manufacturer: American Buildings Company
Contractor: Downs Construction Company, LLC

Winner of Excellence – Warehouse Category
Allied Oil & Tire
Building Manufacturer/Supplier: USA
Contractor: Crossland Construction Company, Inc.

Winner of Merit – Warehouse Category
FedEx Ground- Ft. Smith
Building Manufacturer/Supplier: Varco Pruden Buildings
Contractor: Crossland Construction Company, Inc.

It was noted that while all the winners were impressive, the judges ultimately chose The Field House as Building of the Year. This 46,800 sq. ft. building used steel framing from Star Building Systems, combined with structural steel. Eave heights ranged from 30' to 38.4'. The structure is covered by a standing seam roof, and included an R-30 Simple Saver insulation system and 2" Insulated wall panels.

For more information about the MBCEA, the Building of the Year Awards or to become a member, visit

About The Metal Building Contractors And Erectors Association

mbcea-logoThe MBCEA was formed in 1968 to serve the needs and support the interests of metal building contractors and erectors. Its three main goals are: to provide programs and venues that enhance education opportunities for metal building contractors and erectors; to develop programs to enhance the image of metal building contractors and erectors, and the metal building industry; and to develop and maintain programs specifically designed to support and respond to the needs of the grassroots membership of the MBCEA. The association has membership from virtually every aspect of the industry and all 50 States and Canada. For more information, visit

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