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Vulcraft Honors 2017 NuHeights Design Awards Winners

The Building-Of-The-Year winner in the 2017 NuHeights Design Awards was The Range At Austin, which also took the top honor in the Recreation category.

Norfolk, NE - Vulcraft has announced the winners of its 2017 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 fourth 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 January 1, 2016, and October 31, 2016, to be eligible for the 2017 awards. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges.

“We are eager 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 as follows:

NUSENDA Credit Union
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Fabricator: Albuquerque Steel Products
Architect/Designer: SHA Architects
Engineer: Walla Engineering LTD
General Contractor: Hart Construction Inc.

Central Forsyth High School
Location: Cumming, Georgia
Fabricator: Universal Steel Inc.
Architect/Designer: Clark Patterson Lee
Engineer: Clark Patterson Lee
General Contractor: Parrish Construction, Roswell

The Lakes at Jefferson
Location: Mercer, Pennsylvania
Fabricator: Chambers Steel
Architect/Designer: John Gruitza & Associates
Engineer: Petrus Engineering
General Contractor: NuBridge Development, Declaw Construction

Woodward ITS
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Fabricator: Puma Steel
Architect/Designer: Ghafari
Engineer: Ghafari
General Contractor: MA Mortenson
Erector: LPR Construction

Multifamily Apartments
The L
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Architect/Designer: Brininstool + Lynch
Engineer: C.E. Anderson & Associates
General Contractor: ARCO/Murray National Construction Co.

State Office Building
Location: Frankfort, Kentucky
Fabricator: Harry Gordon Steel Co. Inc.
Architect/Designer: EOP Architects
Engineer: Brown & Kubican Structural Engineers
General Contractor: D.W. Wilburn

Recreation & Building-of-the-Year
The Range at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Architect/Designer: Clayton & Little Architects
Engineer: Structures
General Contractor: Sabre Commercial

World of Beer-Westshore
Location: Tampa, Florida
Architect/Designer: Slater & Associates LLC
Engineer: Cabana & Fernandez Structural
General Contractor: JCON Construction
Fabricator: Konitz Construction Co.

Worchester Regional Transit
Location: Worchester, Maine
Fabricator: United Steel
Architect/Designer: STV Inc.
General Contractor: Skanska USA Building Inc.

Certco Femrite Cooler
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Fabricator: Daigle Brothers LLC
Architect/Designer: JSD Professional Services
Engineer: JSD Professional Services
General Contractor: Sullivan Design Build

About Vulcraft/Verco Decking

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