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Alabama Project Named MBCEA's Building Of The Year

The Hoover Sportsplex in Hoover, AL was named MBCEA's 2018 Building of the Year. Click image to enlarge. 

Bethlehem, PA - At its 49th Annual Conference, held May 2-4 in San Antonio, TX, the Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association (MBCEA) announced the category winners and overall top project in its annual Building of the Year Awards competition. Named 2018 Building of the Year was the Hoover Sportsplex in Hoover, AL. It was submitted by MBCEA member Dunn Building Company of Hoover, AL, and utilized a pre-engineered metal building system from Mesco Building Solutions.

For the project, Dunn furnished and erected a 92,120 sq. ft. building, 12,400 sq. ft. of suspended track and 3,850 sq. ft. of catwalks. The metal building system was approximately 220’ x 420’, with a 40’ eave height and a 3:12 roof pitch. It was clad with 3”-thick foam-insulated metal wall panels and 2-1/2”-thick " foam-insulated metal roof panels. Some significant features of this project were the reverse tapered columns, 210'- 0" clear span frames, suspended track and catwalks, horizontal wall panels and clearstory framing.

In addition to the top project, the following entries were also recognized.

Above, Aspire Public Schools - Ben Holt College Prepatory Academy. Below, Boys and Girls Club of Winnemucca Pennington Facility. Click images to enlarge.

Above, Elro. Below, Geiger Ready Mix. Click images to enlarge.
Above Sunbelt Rentals. Click image to enlarge.
Above, Sunnyside Baptist Church. Below, Martha's Vineyard Airport Fire Station. Click images to enlarge.
Above, NYSCO. Below, FEDEX. Click images to enlarge.


Award of Merit

Project: Aspire Public Schools - Ben Holt College Preparatory Academy (Stockton, CA)
Company: Roland Construction (Stockton, CA)
Building Manufacturer: CBC Steel Buildings

Award of Excellence

Project: Boys and Girls Club of Winnemucca Pennington Facility (Winnemucca, NV)
Company: J&M Steel Solutions, Inc. (Lehi, UT)
Manufactrurer: Nucor Building Systems


Award of Merit

Project: Elro (Apopka, FL)
Company: Steel Worx Solutions, LLC (Groveland, FL)
Manufacturer: Kirby Building Systems

Award of Excellence

Project: Geiger Ready Mix (Kansas City, KS)
Company: Crossland Construction Company, Inc. (Columbus, KS)
Manufacturer: Varco Pruden


Award of Excellence

Project: Sunbelt Rentals (Blountville, TN)
Company: J.A. Street & Associates (Blountville, TN)
Manufacturer: A&S Building Systems


Award of Merit

Project: Sunnyside Baptist Church Sanctuary (Kingsport, TN)
Company: J.A. Street & Associates (Blountville, TN)
Manufacturer: A&S Building Systems

Award of Excellence

Project: Martha’s Vineyard Airport Fire Station (West Tisbury/Martha’s Vineyard Island, MA)
Company: MMS Northeast (Hampton Falls, NH)
Manufacturer: Chief Buildings


Award of Merit

Project: NYSCO (Hawthorne, NY)
Company: Thomas Phoenix International (Eastampton, NJ) / Hance Construction (Washington, NJ)
Manufacturer: Butler Manufacturing

Award of Excellence

Project: FEDEX (Middletown, CT)
Company: Steel Worx Solutions, LLC (Groveland, FL)
Manufacturer: Butler Manufacturing

Judges for this year’s competition were Ronald Albert, AIA of RHA Architects; Matthew Jarmel of Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers; and Jerry Gorski of Gorski Engineering.

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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