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MBCEA Selects Ohio Project As Building Of The Year

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Shown above is MBCEA's 2022 Building of the Year, the Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy, OH

Bethlehem, PA – The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) announced its 2022 Building of the Year winners at the 53rd Annual MBCEA Conference, held April 27 – 29 in Tucson, Arizona. Garning this year's top award was the Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy, Ohio, erected by Foundation Steel, LLC of Swanton, Ohio.

In addition to the overall winner, Awards of Merit and Excellence were announced for buildings in three separate categories: Education and Recreation, Manufacturing and Warehouse, and Specialty Buildings.

Below is a complete list of 2022 MBCEA Building of the Year Award Winners and the MBCEA members that worked on the building, as well as the metal building manufacturer/supplier:

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Jen Heimburger, MBCEA Chairman (left), presented the Building of the Year award. Accepting were, from l to r: Todd Cooper, General Manager, Structural Division Foundation Steel; Brad Gordon, Project Manager, Foundation Steel; Charlotte Dymarkowski, CEO, President and Owner Foundation Steel, Christen Funk, President, Butler Manufacturing;Cameron Schrader, VP of Sales, Butler Manufacturing; and Chad Coe, Brentwood Builders, Inc.

Building of the Year: The Arbogast Performing Arts Center, Troy, OH. Foundation Steel, LLC located in Swanton, OH, served as the building erector on the 41,000-square-foot community arts center. BlueScope Construction, Kansas City, MO served as the broker and Brentwood Builders Inc., Cedarville, OH, as the construction manager. The building was manufactured by Butler Manufacturing of Kansas City, MO.

Education and Recreation – Award of Excellence: Rock Creek Curling Center, Lafayette, CO. Buildings by Design, located in Brush, CO, served as the metal building contractor for the 32,500-square-foot facility. Chief Buildings of Grand Island, NE, was the metal building manufacturer.

Education and Recreation – Award of Merit: Melissa ISD Indoor Practice Facility, Melissa, TX. The 134,200-square-foot metal building was manufactured and erected by Red Dot Buildings of Athens, TX.

Manufacturing and Warehouse – Award of Excellence: Classic Granite & Marble, Powhaten, VA. Super Structures General Contractors, Inc., located in Powhaten, VA, was the general contractor and metal building erector for the 89,500-square-foot warehouse and office complex.  Metallic Building Systems, headquartered in Houston, TX, manufactured the metal building.

Manufacturing and Warehouse – Award of Merit: Insulation Technology Corporation, Frederick, CO. Baker Builders, of Frederick, CO, served as the general contractor and building erector for the 33,750-square-foot office and manufacturing facility. The metal building was manufactured by Varco Pruden Buildings of Memphis, TN.

Specialty Buildings – Award of Excellence: Alpine Lumber, Silverthorne, CO. Heath Steel, located in Fort Collins, CO, served as the design-build metal building subcontractor for the three-building, 38,000-square-foot lumber yard and retail store project. Additionally, MBCEA member Big Johnson Construction in Fort Morgan, CO served as the erector. Chief Buildings of Grand Island, NE, was the metal building manufacturer.

Specialty Buildings – Award of Merit:Fourth Street Crossing Market Hall, Silverthorne, CO. Heath Steel, located in Fort Collins, CO, served as the design-build metal building subcontractor for this 23,000-square-foot retail market project and Big Johnson Construction in Fort Morgan, CO as the erector. Chief Buildings of Grand Island, NE, was the metal building manufacturer.

“Congratulations to Foundation Steel and all of the 2022 Building of the Year winners,” says Sasha Demyan, MBCEA Executive Director. “Our members presented an outstanding collection of buildings and projects for this year’s contest. It was wonderful to be able to be back together and present the awards in person.”

Entries were judged by an outside panel of judges based on the following criteria:  Aesthetics, Unusual or Interesting Features, Quality, Complexity, and Green Building Elements. Judges for this year’s awards are Ronald Albert, AIA, RHA Architects; Jerry Gorski, Gorski Engineering; and Matthew B. Jarmel, AIA, MBA, Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc. To be eligible, the project must have been completed in 2021 by an MBCEA member. For more information on MBCEA’s Building of the Year winners, visit MBCEA.org.

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 www.mbcea.org.

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