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Miller Diversified Construction Wins ABC's 2017 Building Of The Year Award

1st Runner Up And 2nd Runner Up Also Recognized

Building Of The Year - Russell J. Ebeid Recreation Center
1st Runner Up - Northwood Academy Upper School
2nd Runner Up - POD #2 At Rock Lititz

Maumee, OH - Miller Diversified Construction Inc. of Maumee, Ohio was recently awarded the 2017 Building of the Year in the American Buildings Company (ABC) Excellence in Design Awards for their work on the Russell J. Ebeid Recreation Center, a 49,000 sq. ft. facility that serves as the main academic and campus life hub at Lourdes University.

This unique project features a new recreational and training facility that includes a NCAA regulation-size basketball court, competition-level volleyball courts, classrooms, administrative office space, concessions, and an expansive two-story atrium.

1st Runner Up

Trident Construction of North Charleston, South Carolina was awarded the 1st Runner Up – 2017 Building of the Year in the American Buildings Company (ABC) Excellence in Design Awards for their work on the Northwood Academy Upper School building, a 57,000 sq. ft., 6-12 grade educational facility that includes 23 classrooms, a cafeteria, gymnasium, locker rooms, media center, computer lab, and administrative/office space.

This project is oriented along several axes to maximize space on the site and coordinate with the previously existing Northwood Church and Lower School building which is currently under construction.

2nd Runner Up

E.H. Beiler Industrial Services LLC. of East Earl, Pennsylvania was awarded the 2nd Runner Up – 2017 Building of the Year in the American Buildings Company (ABC) Excellence in Design Awards for their work on POD #2 at Rock Lititz, a 246,875 sq. ft. collaborative hub of the Rock Lititz campus. Rock Lititz is a one-of-a-kind production community consisting of over 20 companies under one roof.

E.H. Beiler was tasked to create the steel shell for this work space while promoting creativity and an innovative environment for its future tenants. The facility includes a cafeteria, fitness gym, bike repair shop, communal conference rooms, and a medical center.

The Excellence in Design Awards competition is open to all authorized ABC Builders and Architectural Metal Systems (AMS) Roofers. The award recognizes Builders and Roofers for their innovation, diverse application and distinction in design in the metal buildings industry. Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges.

This year, judges chose from 91 entries and selected the best projects in each of the following categories: Agricultural; Auto Dealerships; Church/Religious; Commercial/Retail; Government/Institutional; Manufacturing/Industrial; Office; Recreation; Roofing; Special Projects Transportation; and Warehouse/Distribution.

Winners were announced for each category and eligible to compete for the Excellence in Design top award: 2017 Building of the Year.

“The Excellence in Design Awards is an opportunity for our builders to showcase some of the innovative metal construction projects they’ve worked hard to produce that year,” said Nathan Pranger, Midwest Division General Manager of American Buildings. “We are honored to work with such talented builders and look forward to recognizing them with these awards each year.”

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