Build Hawaii Awards
The GCA Build Hawaii Awards honors GCA members who build the state’s most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, municipal and utilities, and federal and heavy divisions.
This annual awards program is our opportunity to showcase Hawaii’s most complex and impressive projects constructed by our members that utilize state-of-the-art innovation and techniques.
20 years of celebrating construction in Hawaii
Saturday, September 9, 2023
5:30 - 9:30 pm HST
(2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 96815)
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company Receives
Grand Award for Kō‘ula at Ward Village and Two Awards of Excellence
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, the state’s oldest and largest full-service general contractor founded in 1902, received the grand award for its work on Kō‘ula at Ward Village, a 41-story mixed-use development readily identifiable by its tower's sculpted 400-foot-tall exterior columns known as “wallumns.” The company received the prestigious recognition at the General Contractors Association (GCA) of Hawaii’s 20th annual Build Hawaii Awards ceremony at the Sheraton Waikiki on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023.
An award of excellence is presented to the top project in each category, based on a scoring system. The best of the best, voted by the judges from among all the award of excellence recipients in all of the categories, receives the coveted Build Hawaii grand award.
In addition to the grand award, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company’s Kō‘ula entry received an award of excellence in the category of building construction for projects $25 million and above. Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company also received an award of excellence in the category of industrial projects, the company was recognized for its renovation of three cooling towers of the Hamakua Energy Cooling Tower in Honoka‘a on Hawaii Island, which supplies more than 20 percent of the island’s electrical generating capacity.
2023 GRAND AWARD WINNER: Kō‘ula at Ward Village by Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company
2023 "AWARD OF EXCELLENCE" WINNERS
“The projects being recognized were the work of our GCA members. We did the actual building!”
- Lance Wilhelm, 2003 GCA President
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