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. This program cannot be successful without the support of our generous corporate partners.
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Hensel Phelps Construction Company walked away with the Grand Award for its work on the Kaiser Permanente Leeward Clinic Medical Office Building, and four other Awards of Excellence at the General Contractors Association (GCA) of Hawaii’s 19th annual Build Hawaii Awards ceremony, held at The Royal Hawaiian on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.
The General Contractors Association (GCA) of Hawaii is the state’s largest construction association, representing more than 500 general contractors, subcontractors, and construction related firms. The Build Hawaii Awards is the association’s annual signature awards program that showcases outstanding construction projects completed in the previous year.
There were more than 45 entries submitted for projects completed in 2021 in 18 different categories, ranging from small projects under $1 million to large projects over $100 million, public works projects to private sector projects, and renovation projects to new construction projects. The entries are judged on eight criteria:
- Meeting the challenge of a difficult job
- Excellence in project management
- Contractor’s innovation in construction techniques, materials and value engineering
- State-of-the-art contracting
- Contractor’s sensitivity to the environment and surroundings
- Excellence in client service
- Contractor’s contributions to the community
GRAND AWARD WINNER
Kaiser Permanente Leeward Clinic Medical Office Building
Hensel Phelps Construction Company
Hensel Phelps constructed a new state-of-the-art $44 million clinic, as part of Kaiser Permanente’s Hawaii Regional Capital Projects Program. The 41,154-square-foot building features 29 office provider spaces, 32 exam rooms, observation rooms, imaging rooms, conference rooms, office space, staff lockers, a lounge, and waiting rooms. It offers primary care, mental health services, imaging, lab, pharmacy, women’s health, and prevention and wellness programs. The building received the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold Certification.
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 entries in all of the categories, receives the coveted Build Hawaii “Grand Award.”
Along with the Build Hawaii Awards, another special recognition was given out during the program. The GCA Construction Industry Partnership Award is presented to a company or individual who consistently demonstrates their support and dedication to Hawaii’s construction industry. This year’s award went to Stephen Jacobson, Vice President, Architecture & Construction at Hilton Grand Vacations.
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
MAHALO TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS
Bright Light Digital
Building Industry Hawaii
Constructors Hawaii, Inc.
Dorvin D. Leis, Incorporated
GPRM Prestress LLC
Pacific Power Electrical Contracting LLC
Painting and Decorating Contractors Association of Hawaii
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