Rodgers earns seven awards from ABC of the Carolinas Excellence in Construction

11/24/2015

Each year, the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas invites construction firms to submit projects for awards. Judging is based on the project’s challenges, teamwork, innovation and safety. On November 19, ABC of the Carolinas presented Excellence in Construction awards to projects selected by a panel of judges as the best in the Carolinas. This year, Rodgers had SIX projects that were honored.

North Carolina State University – Talley Student Union

  • Construction began in 2011 and was completed in May of 2015
  • Originally built in 1972, the project scope involved 150,000 square feet of renovations as well as a 149,000 square foot addition
  • The building features a 150-foot tall, steel structure dubbed the Technology Tower
  • The Rodgers team used a Trimble Robotic Total Station to perform wall layout efficiently due to unusual angles and radius walls in the design

This project received ABC of the Carolinas’ Merit Award for Excellence in Construction. Read more about the project scope and process:

NC State Talley Student Union Excellence in Construction

Talley Student Union project profile

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden – Lost Hollow: The Kimbrell Children’s Garden

  • Grand opening was held in October 2014 with record attendance
  • Since it opened, there have been visitors from all 50 states
  • Lost Hollow is designed to appear as the ruins of a European castle, with weathered artifacts
  • A number of historic elements were brought from the homesite of the Garden’s founder, Dan Stowe, including a 12-foot-tall aviary – now a play space for children

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s Lost Hollow project received ABC of the Carolinas’ Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction. Read more about the project scope and process:

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Lost Hollow Children’s Garden Excellence in Construction

Lost Hollow: The Kimbrell Children’s Garden project profile

Self Regional – Old Main Demolition and Cafeteria, Laboratory and Main Corridor Renovations

  • Complete demolition and removal of four stories of the Old Main hospital, built in the 1950s — while leaving the bottom two stories intact
  • Renovations of 63,000 square feet were completed in the first and second floors
  • A two-story, 4,000-square-foot atrium was constructed to serve as a new open atrium and main entrance corridor

The Self Regional Old Main Demolition and Cafeteria, Laboratory and Main Corridor Renovations project received ABC of the Carolinas’ Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction. Read more about the project scope and process:

Self Regional Excellence in Construction

Self Regional project profile

Central Carolina Technical College – Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center

  • Project scope called for adaptive reuse of the facility, which was formerly a WalMart, converting it to a modern educational facility to provide training for local manufacturing industry
  • Challenges on the project included bringing the facility up to current codes and addressing structural and seismic issues
  • All HVAC, MEP, roof and data systems were replaced
  • Rodgers helped CCTC save more than $2 million through value engineering

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center project received ABC of the Carolinas’ Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction. Read more about the project scope and process:

Central Carolina Technical College Excellence in Construction

CCTC project profile

UNC Greensboro – Dining Hall

  • Addition and renovations involved renovating five existing dining wings dating back to the early 1900s
  • Wings were connected and unified around a central atrium space, featuring an arched dome with glulam wood beams
  • Innovations included the use of Point Cloud 3D scanning to model the beams, which were prefabricated to exact specifications, then delivered and installed on site, with no field modifications required

UNC Greensboro’s Dining Hall Renovations and Addition project received ABC of the Carolinas’ Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction. Read more about the project scope and process:

UNC Greensboro Dining Hall Excellence in Construction

UNCG project profile

CHS Union – Women and Children’s Center, CEP and Helipad

  • Three-year project including over 50 phases of construction
  • Scope included a new Women and Children’s Center, ground helipad, CEP renovation and expansion, and existing acute care hospital renovations
  • Phasing was used to coordinate eight structural tie-ins between the new and existing buildings
  • VDC was key in the constructability process and modeling underground utility conditions, while working between buildings that were as close as 20 feet apart
  • Rodgers used Bluebeam to create detailed staging and logistics plans, helping the team coordinate multiple trades onsite and communicate with the hospital throughout all phases of construction.

The Carolinas HealthCare System Union – Women and Children’s Center project received ABC of the Carolinas’ Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction.

This project also won ABC of the Carolinas’ Project of the Year, which recognizes the single project that exemplifies the contributions of quality construction. Read more about the project scope and process:

CHS Union – Women and Children’s Center Excellence in Construction

CHS Union project profile