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Vulcraft Honors 2016 NuHeights Design Awards Winners

Crystal Steel Memphis won the Building Of The Year Award and honors in the Recreation category for its work on the Nashville West Riverfront Park & Ascend Amphitheater.

Norfolk, NE - Vulcraft announces the winners of its 2016 NuHeights Design Awards. The competition is designed to acknowledge outstanding design, architecture and the diverse applications of building with steel joist and decking. The award winners were chosen for their unique and innovative use of Vulcraft/Verco Group products to produce state-of-the-art buildings.

The third annual NuHeights Design Awards competition was open to fabricators, erectors, engineers, architects and general contractors of nonresidential buildings in the U.S. and Canada who completed projects using Vulcraft Joists or Steel Decking, Verco Decking or Ecospan Composite Floor System products. The projects must have been completed between Jan. 1, 2015, and Oct. 31, 2015, to be eligible for the 2016 awards. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges.

“We are excited to recognize the achievements of the many professionals in our industry who strive for creative solutions using the most advanced technology,” said Al Behr, president of Vulcraft/Verco Group. “This year’s competition winners exemplify excellence in design and construction in building with steel.”

The winners are:

Recreation & Building-of-the-Year
Nashville West Riverfront Park & Ascend Amphitheater
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Entrant: Crystal Steel Memphis
Architect/Designer: Hawkins Partners, Inc.; Smith Gee Studio
Engineer: EMC Structural Engineers
General Contractor: Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Steel Fabricator: Crystal Steel Fabricators
Erector: River City Steel Fabricators

Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Entrant:  Triple Steel, LLC
Architect/Designer: Manuel Zeitlin Architects
General Contractor: Wellspring Builders, Inc.

AISD Performing Arts Center
Location: Austin, Texas
Entrant: Fishbeck Welding, Inc.
Architect/Designer: Pfluger and Associates
General Contractor: American Constructors

Rescue Mission
Location: Syracuse, NY
Entrant: Raulli & Sons, Inc.
Architect/Designer: SWBR Architects
General Contractor: Lecesse Construction

Continental Pipelines Shop
Location: Fort Saint John, BC
Entrant: M3 Steel Structures, Ltd
Architect/Designer: Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio, Ltd
General Contractor: W.L. Construction, Ltd

Multifamily Apartments
The Majestic II
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Entrant: American Panel Tec
Architect/Designer: Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects
General Contractor: Fields Construction

Lockhill Crossing
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Entrant: Hill Country Steel
Architect/Designer: Chesney Morales Architects
General Contractor: Catamount Constructors, Inc.

St. Raphael
Location: Bay Village, Ohio
Entrant: Forest City Erectors, Inc.
Architect/Designer: Zarzycki-Malik Architects
General Contractor: John G. Johnson

Liberty Center – The Foundrys
Location: Liberty Township, Ohio
Entrant:  George Steel Fabricating, Inc.
Architect/Designer: KA Architecture
General Contractor: Hoar Construction

Gerald R. Ford International Airport Parking Deck Roof
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Entrant: Builders Iron, Inc.
Architect/Designer: Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
General Contractor: Christman Construction
Erector: Pioneer Construction

Duke Perris Logistics Center II
Location: Perris, California
Entrant: Duke Pacific, Inc.
Architect/Designer: Herdman-Rierson Architecture+Design, Inc.
Engineer: Kramer Engineering, Inc.
General Contractor: Fullmer Construction

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