Healy Tibbitts Builders' Vice President and GCA Immediate Past President Emmett Kinney accepts the AGC's Construction Risk Partners Build America Merit Award at the 2022 AGC National Conference.
General Contractors Association of Hawaii Members Recognized for Outstanding Projects at National Conference
Healy Tibbitts Builders and Swinerton Builders, both members of the General Contractors Association of Hawaii, were recognized for their excellent work at the Associated General Contractors of America’s 40th annual Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards program held in Grapevine, Texas last week. The awards were announced during the association’s annual convention.
The Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards recognizes the most prestigious U.S. construction accomplishments. A panel of judges, representing all areas of construction, evaluated an impressive number of submissions this year, assessing each project’s complexity, use of innovative construction techniques, client satisfaction, and other criteria.
“We’re proud that these GCA of Hawaii members were able to show the skill, innovation and talent in our islands,” said Cheryl Walthall, GCA of Hawaii executive director, who also attended the conference. “They made all of us proud and appreciate their commitment to uphold the high standards of our industry, working safely to build Hawaii, and create quality jobs for island residents.”
Healy Tibbitts Builders and Swinerton Builders were each honored with an Associated General Contractors of America’s Construction Risk Partners Build America merit award.
The Queen Emma Building Renovation Project
Swinerton Builders converted a former commercial center into affordable housing in downtown Honolulu. The Queen Emma Building, a 12-story tower renovation project, provides 71 new residential units along with lobbies, administrative offices, storage lockers, a lounge, laundry facilities and commercial space. The Queen Emma Building now provides affordable homes for young professionals and families. Swinerton Builders received a merit award in the category of Building Renovations ($10 million to $75 million).
Outfall Effluent Diffuser Installation Project
Healy Tibbitts Builders’ outfall effluent diffuser installation project at the Northern District Wastewater Treatment Plant successfully installed a critical environmental upgrade to the existing ocean outfall pipeline. The project was designed to protect the coral reef and marine fisheries along Tanguisson Beach in Dededo, Guam. This received a merit award in the Environmental Enhancement category.
New Main Sanitary Sewage Transfer Pipeline
The Healy Tibbitts Builders team successfully installed a vital new main sanitary sewage transfer pipeline for the Kamehameha Highway Wastewater Pump Station to provide increased capacity to meet future demands for the City and County of Honolulu. The team completed the project with zero environmental incidents and an exemplary safety record while working in extreme high-risk nature setting and difficult working conditions during the underground and underwater installation project. Healy Tibbitts Builders received a merit award in the category of new utility infrastructure.