2018 Craftsmanship Awards Winners


A next to the project name indicates that the project was nominated for the special Star Award.

Concrete

Cast-in-Place Concrete

Carlos Amaya, Oscar Amaya, Dionisio Castro-Aguilar, Elio Castro-Ardon, Luis Funes-Ruiz, Carlos Medina - Miller & Long DC, Inc.

Project Name: 655 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Architect: Shalom Baranes Associates
Engineer: KCE Structural Engineers
General Contractor: DAVIS Construction
Before excavation could take place, concrete transfer slabs for 3 historic buildings were poured on top of plunge columns and micro-piles that were driven to elevations below the future garage foundation subgrade. The transfer slabs supported 3 historic masonry structures as the excavation took place down to 3 stories below grade. As each successive level below grade was excavated, cross bracing was installed to the plunge columns and micro piles and as the concrete garage slabs were poured and bracing removed, the plunge columns and piles were encased in concrete. For walls and columns under the transfer slabs, we utilized a rarely used method of pouring concrete by using self-consolidated concrete and pumping the concrete from the bottom of the columns and walls.

Jose Aleman-Bonilla, Walter Cano, Victor Duran, Mario Fuentes-Velez, Fabio Melgares-Alvarez, Neville Robinson - Miller & Long DC, Inc.

Project Name: Hine South, Washington, DC
Architect: Esocoff & Associates
Engineer: Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
700 Pennsylvania is a mixed-used development that contains three buildings and a shared two-story, below-grade parking deck. The development features an office building and two residential buildings totaling 415,000 square feet. The seven-story office building is clad in curtain wall and ornate precast, while the residential buildings feature a brick façade. Each residential building are six stories and offer a combined total of 142 apartment units. The project is designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification and will boast a 47,000 square foot green roof throughout the development.

Julio Estrada, Santos Fuentes, Wigberto Hernandez, Jose Mejia, Jose Moreno, Wayne Wood - Clark Concrete, LLC

Project Name: National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, DC
Architect: Davis Buckley Architects & Planners
Engineer: Spiegel , Zamecnik & Shah, Inc.
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
The project required 10,000 CY of cast-in-place concrete, and the abundance of unique features required extensive coordination and strategic planning. The foundation walls vary from 12-foot singlesided wall framing support the east and west visitor service level slabs, to double-sided framing of the radial foundation walls along the central-south elevations, which consist of 32-foot vertically embedded W15 columns that will support a cantilevered bridge. Additionally, the central-north elevation walls consisted of a double height foundation wall which required two lifts utilizing a single set forming system for placement. Supporting the ground floor, 32-inch-diameter round columns extend 30 feet from the exhibit level, requiring the use of prefabricated columns forms made in two lifts.

Andres Berrios, James Jeffries - Clark Concrete, Jose Nelson Oliva Fernandez, Yony Amilcar Quintanilla Martinez - Clark Civil, Pablo Caballero, Melvin M. Merino - Wings

Project Name: CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project, Washington, DC
Engineer: Parsons Transportation Group
General Contractor: Clark Foundations, LLC
During Phase II of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project, Clark Concrete led a combined team of Clark Concrete, Wings, and Clark Civil to construct a new, cast-in-place concrete tunnel completely inside the existing stone masonry tunnel under 11th Street SE. Aside from this 225-linear-feet section of the tunnel, reconstruction on the tunnel followed a cut-and-cover cycle, in which the existing tunnel was demolished and excavated to subgrade. Under 11th Street SE, however, the existing tunnel was left entirely intact. The stakeholders decided to use this method to limit interruption of traffic over and through the tunnel. Constructing the tunnel in this manner presented many logistical challenges, including material transport and concrete placement.

Wigberto Hernandez, Juan Carlo Rodriguez, Doug Rus, Joel Ventura, Aber Salazar, Edwin Urquilla - Clark Concrete, LLC

Project Name: Rosslyn Central Place Office, Arlington, VA
Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle
Engineer: Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
Central Place Office Tower is a 31-story structure with two levels of below-grade parking located in Rosslyn, VA. The 750,000 square foot, cast-in-place concrete structure features a unitized curtain wall with unique curved elements. The main lobby is finished with stone flooring and walls, as well as a translucent stretched fabric ceiling. The structure's 31st floor houses a public observation deck complete with millwork benches and angled drywall ceilings. Over the course of 84 weeks Clark Concrete placed a total of 45,000 cubic yards of concrete and 5,000 tons of mild reinforcement. The first challenge was the design of the building, which indicated that each floor reduced its dimensions on the north side; the constant reduction obligated the carpenter crew to customize the flatwork for every floor. The second challenge of the project were the elevator core walls.

Doors and Windows

Exterior Glass

Robert Burkett, Nestor Castro-Sanchez, Mike Munger, Ed Wood - Tidewater Glazing, Inc.

Project Name: West End Square 37, Washington, DC
Architect: TEN Arquitectos
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
Tidewater Glazing Inc., began working on the West End Square 37 project back in 2012 as a collaborator with architects WDG and TEN Arquitectos as part of a Design-Assist Contract. Through years of dedicated consultation and review, Tidewater was set to begin fabrication and installation of a one-of-akind building facade that incorporated over 70,000 square feet of a cantilevered glass facade and a structural glazing storefront system. The glazing scope completed by Tidewater required competent and dedicated office staff and work crews. Tidewater took on the complex project in stride and finished their scope ahead of schedule, all while providing an excellent final product.

Chris Bast, Eli Hiscock, Jim McMahon, Silivo Orozco, John Payne, Ed Short - Enclos Corp.

Project Name: 600 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Craft Employer: Enclos
Architect: CORE
Engineer: SK&A Structural Engineers, PLLC
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
Enclos provided exterior glass work on the project. They were highly involved in multiple stages of the project, from design to installation. Enclos worked with the project architect in a design-assist role to finish the design of the exterior glass curtain wall, changing the original design from a single-story to a double-story curtain wall. They also provided drawings and design work for the project's punch windows and sun shades. Additionally, Enclos was responsible for fabrication and installation of the glass curtain wall, which was a technically challenging aspect of the project.
Star Award Nominee

James Alvarado, Cindy Chen, James Culver, James Davies, Rony Mak, Jimmy Zhao - Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

Project Name: 1100 15th Street NW, Washington, DC
Architect: WDG Architecture, PLLC
Engineer: Smislova, Kehnemui & Associates, PA
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope worked with the Midtown Center design team to successfully design and install a complex, 3-dimensional unitized curtain wall system. Through glass design assist, Oldcastle worked with the design team to reveal issues with the curtain wall system and to revise the design to achieve the design intent and make the system more constructible. The 3-dimensional aspect of the curtainwall highlights the pre-patina copper, a key aspect in the design of the façade.

William Hamilton, Yamil Novoa, Joseph Rakowski, Dennis Yagmourian - New Hudson Facades

Project Name: One Hill South Apartments, Washington, DC
Architect: Morris Adjmi Architects
Engineer: Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: HITT Contracting
The building features a checkered pattern of two-story curtainwall projections that clad the perimeter façades and a traditional curtainwall that clads the courtyard façades. This curtainwall is a one-of-a-kind, custom Schuco system which includes exterior corners and interior corners with strict tolerances of 1/8-inch over the span of each elevation. Concrete was coordinated to within a one-inch tolerance from slab edge to inside face of curtainwall to accept the supportive framing for the curtainwall.

Ross Estabrook, Chris Howard, Klint Jackson, William Peil, Nathan Sanner, Cincinnati Shop Crew - Pioneer Cladding + Glazing Systems

Project Name: 2000 K Street, Washington, DC
Architect: Moed de Armas + Shannon
General Contractor: DAVIS Construction
The scope of work included strengthening the existing structure to allow for the adding four floors of long-span structural steel framing, completely new mechanical system, raising and modernizing the existing elevators, adding a new full-height elevator, completely new, reconfigured main lobby and typical cores and a full façade replacement. The new curtain wall is described as an "ice cube on a pedestal" and includes unique, oversized units - I 0'x IO' - with glass material procured from Germany and assembled in Spain.

John Butler, Mike Fravel, Zach Galis, Chris Howard, Scott Ledman, Jhon Perez - Pioneer Cladding + Glazing Systems

Project Name: Reston Station, Reston, VA
Craft Employer: Pioneer Cladding + Glazing Systems
Architect: JAHN
Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
General Contractor: DAVIS Construction
A seventeen story, trophy office building on top of the existing and active underground Wiehle-Reston East Metro parking garage. The building structure consists of exposed structural concrete exoskeleton sloping columns and elaborate all glass curtain wall façade. The office building consists of a fully finished lobby, plaza level storefront and six story sloping "tree columns" at the building's entry.

Lucio Fuentes, William Fowler, Bill Grimley, Jeremy Johnson, James Marshall, Mike Varnadore - TSI Corporations

Project Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Modernization, Washington, DC
Architect: LBA-CGS JV
Engineer: Mettemeyer
General Contractor: GCS-SIGAL, LLC
While natural daylighting helps promote a more productive work environment, if the proper facade systems are not chosen, it can wreak havoc on a mechanical system significantly increasing energy usage and therefore building costs. The challenging task for Duke Ellington was encompassing high quality products and tying all systems together while maintaining thermal performance and protection from the elements. The project involved integrating new curtain wall and metal panel systems into the existing fabric of the historic brick buildings, often with curving surfaces and frequent elevation and section changes.

Electrical

Lighting Systems

Bryan Fraley, James Alex O'Donnell, Aaron Rudder, Michael Trotter Jr., Daniel Woycik, Luis Zavala - JE Richards, Inc.

Project Name: Venable, Washington, DC
General Contractor: HITT Contracting
The law firm occupies Floors 4-10 along with a 1st floor lobby consisting of roughly 300,000 square feet of high end custom lighting fixtures and Lutron lighting controls. The interior build out began prior to the base building completion. This posed delays initially however the project completed on time including revisions made during the process. The project was completed in 30 weeks. The Kitchen & Servery, Two story Mulipurpose Room and 9th & 10th Floor lobbies/open areas showcase custom lighting within custom ceilings. Coordination amongst all trades was key as both the ceilings and lighting were made to order with long lead times.

Daniel Breece, Michael Breece, Jeffrey Hite, Shaun Mooney, Joseph Morgan, Michael Shipyan - JE Richards, Inc.

Project Name: Latham & Watkins, Washington, DC
Architect/Engineer: Gensler
General Contractor: Harvey Cleary
Latham and Watkins constructed a cutting edge conference center in an effort to support their International clients. The project boasts a superior lighting and control system. As you will notice the finishes are high end requiring careful attention to detail by our craftsman. The difficulty was revealed during demo. Unforeseen conditions required additional work. The contract doubled during this project requiring a substantial staffing and overtime effort to be able to complete this project on schedule.
Star Award Nominee

Evan Benson, Richard Gonzalez, Richard Gonzalez Jr., Peter Joseph, John Reedy Jr., Nathaniel Slayton III - JE Richards, Inc.

Project Name: Tyson's Galleria Isabella Eatery, Tysons Corner, VA
Architect: StreetSense
Engineer: Face Associates
General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
The Isabella Eatery incorporates a very complex dimming system combined with very exclusive light fixtures that had to be handled with great care by our craftsman. The layout for the light fixtures was equally as complicated as the layouts were not traditional instead they involved radius and archway measurements. Please take notice of the feature light fixture. It is a 5,000lb light fixture that had to be installed and adjusted to an artist's vision multiple times.

Bruce Clodfelter, Harvys Cruz, Rick Curl, Chad Jenkins, Troy Marshall, Jose Sanabria Mendez - Dynalectric Company

Project Name: Non-Disclosed Client, McLean, VA
Architect: Gensler
Engineer: McKinney & Company
General Contractor: DAVIS Construction
The light fixture package on this project was extremely high-end and included over 1,100 fixtures of 80 different types illuminating this unique space. One of our major hurdles was installing over 3,300 feet of custom recessed and surface mount custom slot fixtures which had to be conjoined in the field with a seamless appearance. There is 1,200 feet of custom recessed slot fixture which was installed in a crisscross pattern over 45 feet up in the air. Pin-point lasers were used to measure and layout Iight fixtures being mounted over three stories above grade. Over 1,100 fixtures such as LED down lights, pendants and recessed slot lights illuminate this showcase space.

Ronald Jean-Phillippe, Ken Shepherd, Giovanni Santoro, Scott Stone - Aarow Electrical Solutions, LLC

Project Name: Wharf Hall, Washington, DC
Architect: David M. Schwarz Architects
Engineer: Mueller Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
The new Anthem concert hall features unique stage lighting and Audio Visual Power. AES installed a 3000 amp Switchboard and integrated distribution for audio and visual components. The integrated power systems were coordinated in a design assist model. Electrical distribution components were installed in locations at and above stage levels. The original distribution design was modified during a 9 week construction schedule Arrow Electrical Assisted in providing engineering support and construction services to streamline the distribution system modifications.

Power Generation, Distribution and Switchgear

Tim Armstrong, Derek Bumgardner, Sam Bumgardner Jr., Tim Gilbert, Ronnie King, James Means Jr. - Dynalectric Company

Project Name: MCC1 Data Center, Manassas, VA
Architect: DVA Architects
Engineer: CCG
General Contractor: Holder Construction
The MCC-1 Data Center is the first of the new Cloud HQ data centers in Manassas, VA. The building encompasses over 460,000 sq. feet of space and has an approximate capacity of 43.2 critical megawatts. Dominion Energy has (2) 34.5kV circuits feeding the building, which is distributed thru a Siemens outdoor switchgear to Vista switches and then to (7) 10/15 MVA 34.5/12.5KV transformers. These transformers distribute 12.5 KV power to 14 UPS rooms thru (14) Main Switchgear Lineups, (28) Distribution Switchgear Lineups and (28) Rotary UPS Lineups to feed (56) various sized PDU's with 12.5KV-415/240V transformers to serve the CDP panels in the various Computer Rooms depending on the customer needs.

Andy Bean, Russ Bloss, Dwight Daniels, II, Bob Esteppe, Tim McDaniel, Freddy Rodriguez - Singleton Electric Company

Project Name: Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility, Leesburg, VA
Architect/Engineer: CDM Smith
General Contractor: PC Construction
The new Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility involves construction a 20million gallons per day potable water system for Loudoun County Virginia. The new facility consists of nine new structures: Operations Building, Chemical Building, Maintenance Building, Finished Water Pump Station, Pre-Ozone Building, Thickener Building, Residual Handling, North Lower Sycolin Pump Station, and the Administration Building. The project also includes two 2.75 million gallon clearwells and a 400-foot-long tunnel with two 50-foot drop shafts.

Barry Brittingham, Dan Carroll, Dwight Daniels, II, Herb Hollar - Singleton Electric Company

Project Name: Loudoun County Raw Water Intake, Leesburg, VA
Architect/Engineer: Arcardis
General Contractor: PC Construction
Water to the Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility comes from the Potomac River Intake & Pumping station, which has the capability to pump 40-mgd. The project includes a 200-foot-long concrete-lined horizontal tunnel and a 110 foot deep concrete-lined vertical shaft all constructed in rock conditions. The pump station itself is constructed to resemble a residence to blend in with nearby homes. The project features a pump station building with electrical, and (4) 900-horsepower 5KV lineshaft pumps set over 125 feet vertically above the river bottom.

Bruce Baldwin, Andrew Bean, Eric Hitch, Dan McKnew, Nick Schafer, Joe Steinhice - Singleton Electric Company

Project Name: Blue Plains Filtrate Treatment Facility, Washington, DC
Architect: Black & Veatch
Engineer: Milhouse
General Contractor: PC Construction
The project was the construction of a new filtrate treatment facility, electrical building, phosphorus building and associated piping modifications to incorporate the DEMON® deammonification system into the facility's treatment process. Work includes extensive concrete tankage for filtrate reactor basins and feed basins; installation of the DEMON system - a biological process that removes nitrogen from the plant's concentrated side streams; ancillary structures and systems including a blower room, pump and pipe galleries, electrical building and phosphorous building; and piping modifications and tie-ins to existing underground tunnels and galleries. The Blue Plains filtrate treatment facility is the largest DEMON facility in the world.

Special Systems

Mark Bailey, Dan Corwin, Jeff Courtney, Kyle Pullen, James Russell, Jeff Spencer - Dynalectric Company

Project Name: MCC1 Data Center, Manassas, VA
Architect: DVA Architects
Engineer: CCG
General Contractor: Holder Construction
Dynalectric had to overcome several obstacles to complete this large data center project for Owner Occupancy as originally scheduled. The precast was delayed about one month and the MV Switchgear was delayed about 4 weeks during this 12 month Construction Schedule. Dynalectric's installation of electrical pits under the MV Switchgear Lineups allowed the pulling of cables ahead of the switchgear installation. After rigging of the switchgear lineups into the UPS Switchgear Rooms, Dynalectric was able to get the switchgear ready for energization and control within 11 days after setting of the switchgear by working 7 days a week on 12 hour shifts.

Pat Bresnahan, Chuck Brown, Rick Jackson, Jimmy Olsen - Heller Electric Company

Project Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Modernization, Washington, DC
Architect: LBA-CGS JV
Engineer: Global Engineering Solutions
General Contractor: GCS-SIGAL, LLC
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a DC Public School providing pre-professional performance and visual arts training to DC area high school students. The jewel of the facility is the Ellington Theatre, an 800-seat performance venue deigned to provide a quality acoustic environment for the various performances such as plays, concerts, orchestras, and more. Heller Electric, the Electrical and Low Voltage Prime contractor, provided the infrastructure for the 258-speaker system including 240 miles of branch power wire, 20 miles of feeder conductors, 170 miles of data cable, and 10 Miles of sound cable in the theater alone.

Dwight Daniels, II, Bob Funk, Garth Kelly, Ha Lee, Andy Oden, Freddy Rodriguez - Singleton Electric Company

Project Name: Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility, Leesburg, VA
Architect/Engineer: CDM Smith
General Contractor: PC Construction
The new Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility involves construction a 20million gallons per day potable water system for Loudoun County Virginia. The new facility consists of nine new structures: Operations Building, Chemical Building, Maintenance Building, Finished Water Pump Station, Pre-Ozone Building, Thickener Building, Residual Handling, North Lower Sycolin Pump Station, and the Administration Building. The project also includes two 2.75 million gallon clearwells and a 400-foot-long tunnel with two 50-foot drop shafts. There was an intensive coordination and commishioning effort to make the plant operational.

Bruce Baldwin, Mike Harper, Eric Hitch, William Parker, Chris Smith, Kelsey Smith - Singleton Electric Company

Project Name: Blue Plains Filtrate Treatment Facility, Washington, DC
Architect: Black & Veatch
Engineer: Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc.
General Contractor: PC Construction
Singleton reworked the existing duct banks around excavation site. We installed new communication ductbanks to all buildings and process areas. PVC coated rigid conduit was used to connect cable tray to mechanical equipment and instruments. A 36" X 6" five tier cable tray system was installed to distribute 300,000 feet of tray rated control cable, fiber optic cable, and CAT-6 Ethernet cabling. The gallery portion of the tray system was the most challenging section of tray to install. By design, the 350 linear feet of tray that spans the gallery was run 30' above the gallery slab to allow for the maintenance or replacement of the equipment below.

Finishes

Ceramic Tile and Terrazo

Fabio Amaya, Celso Hernandez Cedillo, Elvin Amaya Guerra, Romario Amaya Guerra, Lisandro Guevara, Alejandro Hernandez - Roman Mosaic and Tile Company

Project Name: International Monetary Fund HQ1 Renewal, Washington, DC
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
General Contractor: Grunley Construction Company, Inc.
This elaborate and ubiquitous project involved more than 105,000 square feet of brand-new, 4-color, epoxy terrazzo flooring that flows through various high-traffic areas of the building. The atrium and gallery both feature a centralized, 3,000-plus SF terrazzo inlay rife with 1/8" wide aluminum divider strips and 5-1/4" wide epoxy terrazzo color bands that surround two different types of electrical floor boxes with shear precision. Roman Mosaic oversaw immense coordination between various trades and multiple shifts of around-the-clock work.

Edgar A. Carreto-Ramos, Hector E. Lopez-Perez, Jose G. Varela - Boatman and Magnani Inc.

Project Name: Lafayette Elementary School, Washington, DC
Architect: Hartman Cox Architects
General Contractor: Skanska USA Building, Inc.
The Terrazzo Art Work Logo is a 25' x 25'· Kaleidoscope featuring 10 vibrant solid Terrazzo Colors with (4) featured colors which have been shaded by our craftsman utilizing multiple color glass and marble aggregates. The complexity of the design is further increased by the surrounding exterior boards that fade into the oblong accent feature at (4) locations.
Star Award Nominee

Christian Aiello, Ousman Camara, Evreth Crespo, Juan Crespo, Colin McHugh, Hector Soriano - A&S Sales of Virginia

Project Name: Del Mar Restaurant, Washington, DC
Architect: 2Scale Interiors
General Contractor: rand* Construction Corporation
Del Mar Restaurant out located in The Wharf utilized a number of custom materials and designs throughout the project included an extensive ceramic tile work scope that spanned throughout the restaurant. Due to the complexity of the space, the installation of the stone had to be carefully coordinated with other trades. The ceramic tile featured multiple hand-painted designs and murals to add to the aesthetic of the design. This required require enhanced labor attention for transport, handling, and installation.

Fabio Amaya, Juan Blanco, Lisandro Guevara, Jesus Marchante, Erick Mejia, Carlos Portillo - Roman Mosaic and Tile Company

Project Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Modernization, Washington, DC
Architect: LBA-CGS JV
General Contractor: GCS-SIGAL, LLC
The Duke Ellington School of the Art's pristine white and contrasting black terrazzo flooring was produced by Roman Mosaic and Tile Company over the course of this most prestigious renovation project. The crisp white terrazzo flooring enhances the clean modern architectural design that transforms this historic landmark into a modern gem that merges original building elements with new modern fabrics, and transforming the new four-story atrium into a spectacular showcase in itself.

Marc Ginsberg, Roger Grageda, Gonzalo Guevara, Florentino Orellana Zenteno - East Coast Tile Contractors

Project Name: CEB/Gartner Tower Interiors, Arlington, VA
Architect: Stantec Architecture
Engineer: Dewberry Engineers Inc.
General Contractor: DAVIS Construction
Interior build-out for a tenant spans floors 10-20 in a brand new 31-story trophy office building in Rosslyn. This project will also include conference center space that will occupy the 29th and 30th floor. The tenant interior scope of work for this state-of-the art tower includes a Full Service Kitchen + Employee lounge that will give the staff a change of scenery from cubical style spaces; typical practice floors designed with high-end millwork and glass; and executive floors with interconnecting stairs.

Juan Carlos Pinto, Rosalia Pinto - Lach Tile & Marble, Inc.

Project Name: Embassy Suites DC, Washington, DC
Architect: OPX
General Contractor: HITT Contracting
Lach Tile & Marble completed a turnkey tile installation in all of the guestrooms and the lobby of the Embassy Suites located in Washington, DC. The quality and attention to detail was impeccable while installing a large format tile in a staggered pattern. The installation required extensive layout tying in three different levels on the lobby, along with existing entrances and elevators.

Obed Acosta, Jesus Botello, Jorge Botello, Jose Botello, Guadalupe Lopez - Dominion Ceramic Tile

Project Name: Hilton HQ Ground Floor, McLean, VA
Architect: CORE
Engineer: Caliber Design, Inc.
General Contractor: HITT Contracting
The sheer number of tile elements and the coordination required with other trades in what is in reality a small space was quite challenging. There were (23) tile types utilized within a 12,000 square foot space. Outside of the F&B Hall, new finishes were provided throughout the main lobby and garage entry vestibule, requiring extensive off hours coordination. The seams on the textured concrete tile installed on the columns aligns with vertical elements on the brass/glass Greet Hub Screen, requiring coordination between (3) other trades.

Drywall

Tommy Berrios, Frank Cannon, Tony Cassette, Reynaldo Navarro, Miguel Neri Rivera, Robert Turner - C.J. Coakley Company, Inc.

Project Name: International Monetary Fund HQ1 Renewal, Washington, DC
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
General Contractor: Grunley Construction Company, Inc.
C.J. Coakley's work scope during this phased, occupied renovation of 1.9 million square feet involved drywall; acoustical panel ceilings; extensive metal panel ceilings; wood panel ceilings; acoustical wall and ceiling plaster systems; gypsum plaster; insulation; specialty metal shapes; stainless steel installations; expansion joints; unistrut systems; structural framing; plywood; and specialty studio installations. The main atrium, nearly 130 feet high, required an acoustical plaster applied to the existing structure. Due to construction restrictions, the atrium was unable to be accessed with conventional scaffolding. C.J. Coakley spearheaded the engineering, design and installation of an interior Fraco scaffolding.

Mark Shelton, Jeff Storey - Manganaro Midatlantic, LLC

Project Name: The Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC
Architect: SmithGroupJJR
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
The drywall and acoustical ceiling package for the Museum of the Bible was far from an ordinary scope of work. In addition to Manganaro Midatlantic's standard product lines, which include drywall and acoustical ceiling work, the Museum of the Bible project incorporated a number of scope items that are often not seen in other commercial buildings. Our close attention to detail went hand?in?hand with the rigorous responsibility of coordinating between multiple trades and managing vendors and subcontractors to meet the client's expectations.

Alonso Castro, Alvaro Castro, Moises Gomez, Raymond Monk, Jose Nunez, Renan Sejas - Performance Contracting Inc.

Project Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Modernization, Washington, DC
Architect: LBA-CGS JV
General Contractor: GCS-SIGAL, LLC
Performance Contracting Inc. (PCI) was tasked with bringing the centerpiece of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the Ellington Theatre, from its steel structure to surfaces ready for finish inside and out. This dual wall 'shell' had to not only perform structurally and architecturally, but also acoustically. The exterior nested shells of the theater (the 'egg') consist of custom CNC-bent light gauge framing members covered in three layers of 5/8" gypsum board. The interior of the theater consisted of segmented and inverted walls spanning up to 50 feet in some areas. These were constructed using light gauge structural framing with four layers of gypsum board applied to the framing.

Ronald Cardona, Gerardo Colon, Antonio Fuentes, Edgar Guzman, Edgar Sanz, Daniel Torres - Rock Spring Contracting, LLC

Project Name: Willis Towers Watson, Arlington, VA
Architect: HLW International
Engineer: Clifford Dias
General Contractor: HITT Contracting
HLW designed a very high-end space in the 800 North Glebe Road building. The interior walls followed the unique curvature of the exterior of the building. As a result, there were very few straight walls within the design. The ACT and Armstrong Metalwork ceilings had varying shapes and angles. Rock Spring worked closely with HLW and HITT to provide a layout that would work for the design. Rock Spring made sure to provide Level 5 finish on almost every wall as it would be exposed to natural lighting.

Jose M. Bonilla, Salomon Horta Garcia, Kenny Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Jose Rubio - Commercial Interiors

Project Name: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Conservation Collection Center, Bowie, MD
Architect: SmithGroupJJR
General Contractor: DPR Construction
Ground-up, climate controlled archive facility to house, restore and classify various artifacts. The project included sophisticated humidity and temperature controlled program areas and laboratory space to support a confidential museum client in Washington, DC with much needed archive storage space. Almost half the work had to be completed from lifts in lieu of scaffolding do to the floor loading requirements and 20 foot deck to deck height with lots of open ceilings required precision in installation.

Plaster

Ivaylo Borisov, Sonny Lechoco, Maribel Loza Rodriguez, Meliton Soto, Yuce Cesar Soto Montano, Elmer Zurita - ATS Studios, LLC

Project Name: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Hall, HVAC Renovations, Washington, DC
Architect: EwingCole
General Contractor: Grunley Construction Company, Inc.
ATS Studios performed sound testing on all the plaster; filled more than 1200 unistrut penetrations in the ceilings; and restored all the plaster beams and profiles throughout Halls 2-6. When the client requested GFRG moldings, ATS Studios saved them more than $80k by harvesting, casting and making all the moldings needed for restoration. Their careful planning and exquisite attention to detail led to success of this project.

Nelson Rodrigo Berrios, Sonny Lechoco, Yuce Cesar Soto Montano, Maribel Loza Rodriguez, Anna Torre-Smith, Elmer Zurita - ATS Studios, LLC

Project Name: Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC
Architect: Rippeteau Architects, PC
General Contractor: DPR Construction
When the Carnegie Institution for Science decided it needed a fresh air intake system in their building, they were concerned with the impact the MEP upgrades would have on the historic ornamental plaster. ATS Studios solution was to design three intricate areas in the Ballroom and the Rotunda Stairs. In the Ballroom, ATS Studios used two fluted columns to hide the air intakes. ATS craftsmen carefully cut out a portion of each column as to not damage any of the adjacent plaster. They then created custom plaster knives that exactly mimicked the columns fluted detail in size and depth.
Star Award Nominee

Nelson Rodrigo Berrios, Ezequiel Oscosiri Claros, Christian Pardo, Rick Smith, Maximo Soto, Anna Torre-Smith - ATS Studios, LLC

Project Name: Sterling Library, Sterling, VA
Architect: Grimm and Parker
General Contractor: Marion Construction
ATS Studios installation of the BASWAphon acoustic plaster ceilings at the new Sterling Library was one of our most technically difficult projects to date. The difficulties encountered stemmed from the selection of a dark Grey color for the study room ceilings. Installers run the risk of creating dry marks and color differences in dark colors if the product is tooled too much. That fact coupled with multiple sprinkler heads, and very heavy LED trim-less light cans made this project extremely difficult, with no room for error.

Edwin Castellon, Henry Castellon, Jose Castellon, Limbert Castellon, Crispin Figueroa, Manuel Orosco - Senza Finé, Inc.

Project Name: The Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC
Architect: PRD Group
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
Utilizing our exclusive Armourcoat polished plaster material, we duplicated 6 different stone effects mimicking different historic time periods, We developed a custom grid lay out, all by hand/eye utilizing 1/4 inch tape (135 rolls to be exact) creating a realistic aged brick pattern that wraps around several columns and walls, We reproduced a fresco wall mimicking aged distressed plaster that has fallen off the existing sub straight graduating into different materials.
Star Award Nominee

Edwin Castellon, Henry Castellon, Jose Castellon, Limbert Castellon, Hector Duran, Manuel Orosco - Senza Finé, Inc.

Project Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Modernization, Washington, DC
Architect: LBA-CGS JV
General Contractor: GCS-SIGAL, LLC
With over 20,000 square feet of plaster, the majority of which would be completed on scaffolding, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts project presented ACI and Senza Finé with an especially difficult set of challenges. Typically, a polished plaster job starts install near the end of a project. However, with the location of the theater and the sequencing of other trades starting their work, it was simply not possible to start the install near the end of the project and allow for follow-on trades to complete their work in time for the school to open.

Sandro Camargo, Jose Gomez, Ian Jenkins, Wills Mayo, Jim Meade, Shawn Smith - Hayles and Howe

Project Name: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Conservation Collection Center, Bowie, MD
Architect: SmithGroupJJR
General Contractor: DPR Construction
Ground-up, climate controlled archive facility to house, restore and classify various artifacts. The project includes sophisticated humidity and temperature controlled program areas and laboratory space to support a confidential museum client in Washington, DC with much needed archive storage space. The installation of the glass fiber reinforced plaster was challenging coordination of multiple trades and geometry of both to align booth horizontal lines of the flooring but also the vertical lines of the curtainwall design to be seamless with the plaster lines.

Masonry

Exterior Stone

Juan Aguilar Agreda, Joel Gomez, Jose Guerra, Shabi Ibrahimi, Jim Judd, Ever Rodriguez - Atlantic Refinishing and Restoration

Project Name: Sidney Yates Exterior Restoration, Washington, DC
Architect: Conserve Architecture
General Contractor: Grunley Construction Company, Inc.
Atlantic's work included over 100,000 LF of repointing; carved and flat Jahn repairs of brick, brownstone, granite and bluestone; custom made molds for the 36 different brick types and hand cast Jahn bricks; lead t installation; and the selective demolition and replacement of brownstone, bluestone and granite. Due to the intricacies and historic incongruities with the brick construction of this building, Atlantic delivered site-specific color matching for red and black lime putty mortar; silin stain for brick replacements; in-house brick molds and brick production of more than 3000 replacement bricks; and the rebuilding of entire bands of architectural brick.

Interior Stone & Marble

Mayber Hernandez Larios, Pete Machado, Daniel Mazariego, Andres Paz, William Orellana, Juan Jose Teminio - R. Bratti Associates

Project Name: The Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC
Architect: SmithGroupJJR
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
R. Bratti Associates was responsible for all of the interior stone on the job. The museum project added a floor on top of the existing Washington Office center where they made offices for museum staff, high-end suite style residences for long stay guests, and various boardroom, library, classroom, and educational spaces. On this 9th floor R. Bratti was responsible for Crema Marfil Marble vanities and Jerusalem Cream Limestone hearths in the residences, Jerusalem Cream limestone flooring and column stone in the Boardroom and Library, and Crema D' Orcia Lithoverde limestone flooring in the main reception area.

Michael Geisler, Michael Graves, Christian Lancsa, Hector Mazariego, Zenon Moya, Michael Patterson - Rugo Stone, LLC

Project Name: 2000 K Street, Washington, DC
Architect: Gensler
General Contractor: DAVIS Construction
The craftsmanship of Rugo's work is exemplary. The alignment of seams, irregular cuts, sloping façade on 20,h Street, interaction with the curtain wall, and the size of the stone being handled makes this an incredible accomplishment by their team. The main lobby consists of travertine floors and walls to create a uniform look. The entry introduces black marble to distinguish the street from the lobby entrance. The exterior consists of a marble shelf with travertine resting on top and stretching to the curtain wall.

Herbert Ventura Blanco, Danilo Bonilla, Jose Janeiro, Jose A. Lopez, Mario Claros Maravilla, Juan Romero - Lorton Stone, LLC

Project Name: Lobby in McLean, VA
Architect: Gensler
General Contractor: DAVIS Construction
Fabrication, delivery and installation of volcanic stone paving, veneer and stairs for the renovation of atrium, main level lobby, mail level elevator lobby and second floor elevator lobby, exceeding 20,000 square feet of work performed. With the intention of bringing a freshly modernized ambiance to the 18 year old iconic building in the McLean-Tysons area, we were presented with the challenge of installing a semi-modular paving pattern with the focus on aligning key existing and new elements in the atrium, lobby, first and second floor elevator lobbies.

Fernando Barbosa, Michael Geisler, Christian Lancsa, Santos Lopez, Filipe Maduriera, Zenon Moya - Rugo Stone, LLC

Project Name: International Monetary Fund HQ1 Renewal, Washington, DC
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
General Contractor: Grunley Construction Company, Inc.
Rugo Stone's work involved stone clad veneer at low walls, 3-story shear walls, columns and a monumental staircase. During this occupied renovation, Rugo utilized a mullion framing system that allowed adjustments to be made for certain variation in cavity depths and to establish a true finished plane of wall for panel installation. On the face of the monumental staircase, Rugo carved a 7'-9" diameter bas-relief of the owner's logo by CNC and applied finishing touches by hand. To successfully construct the water feature in the atrium, the areas of water flow were made of cantilevered steel and concrete that was engineered for load deflection as the stone was installed.

Unit Masonry

Ronald D. Baker, Jose C. Gonzales, Oscar Noyola, Nelson A. Flores Ramirez, Gregorio Rivera, Pablo Rivera - Calvert Masonry

Project Name: The Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC
Architect: SmithGroupJJR
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
The museum contains 8 floors in total, 6 of which consist of exhibit spaces. One of the many unique exterior elements of the building is what is referred to as the Hyphen Brick. This is the exterior brick system on the new structure built for the Museum. This system is comprised of three different brick assemblies. Calvert successfully planned the execution of this brick installation while facing many distinctive challenges not typical to any other jobs in the Washington, DC area.

Mechanical

HVAC-Piping

Hugo Apparcio, Mercedes Espinal, David Gittman, Donald Matthews, Oscar Perez, Casey Robinson Smith - Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.

Project Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Modernization, Washington, DC
Architect: LBA-CGS JV
Engineer: Global Engineering Solutions
General Contractor: GCS-SIGAL, LLC
This was a hybrid design/assist and design/build project. The project schedule and durations related to Shapiro & Duncan's scope of work were sufficient in the beginning, but they were quickly consumed by building structural issues as well as an evolving design stemming, in large part, from design drawings that required extensive coordination with the existing building structure. These structural challenges compressed our work flow and required us to perform critical tasks out of sequence. Even with the exceptional challenges placed before us, the team as a whole pulled together to complete the project on time.

Christopher Gove, Rich Gove, Jose Montano, Carlos Rivera, Bryan Smink, Sathaya "Key" Sovidaray - Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.

Project Name: Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC
Architect: Rippeteau Architects, PC
Engineer: Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.
General Contractor: Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.
The Carnegie Institution for Science is a limestone Beaux Arts National Register-listed landmark building in downtown Washington, D.C. The owner knew the building's HVAC systems were outdated and needed to be modernized so they procured an engineering study from Shapiro & Duncan for a high efficiency Design-Build HVAC renovation. Given the magnitude of the work and the potential number of trade contractors required to execute it, the owner requested Shapiro & Duncan to be their sole source design-build general and mechanical contractor. We were comfortable accepting this challenge, as we have a long history of successfully completing similar projects for demanding owners.

Carlos Garcia, Jose Garcia, Luis Machado, Elenilson Rubio, Jose Ticas, Haywood Woodall - Hess Mechanical, LLC

Project Name: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Hall, HVAC Renovations, Washington, DC
Architect: EwingCole
General Contractor: Grunley Construction Company, Inc.
Hess Mechanical's scope of work involved full installation of HVAC systems in an architecturally preserved space. These talented craftsmen developed creative solutions that addressed space and design concerns, including custom plenum diffuser boxes that fit around the structured steel holding up the historic domed ceiling. They also built and installed three large knockdown air-handling units in mechanical rooms with limited space in order to address the temperature needs of a very large space. Through their dedication and hard work, Hess was able to successfully complete this renovation while providing the highest quality of work and finished six months ahead of the construction schedule.

Rick Armstrong, Dale Dean, Josh Graves, Charlie Mudd, Anthony Rednagle - Welch and Rushe, Inc.

Project Name: International Monetary Fund HQ1 Renewal, Washington, DC
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
General Contractor: Grunley Construction Company, Inc.
Welch & Rushe's expertise has been instrumental to successfully turning over each floor of this 7-floor, 2 million SF renovation project. Their scope of work involves the complete renovation of all HVAC and plumbing systems while the building has remained fully occupied and the systems have remained fully functional. A constant level of ingenuity has been demonstrated by Welch & Rushe over the past four years to meet this unique challenge. Their team of coordinators, foremen and field technicians have worked seamlessly to ensure the project proceeds on schedule and to maintain client satisfaction.

Justin Young - The Poole & Kent Corporation

Project Name: ACC9 - Phases 1 & 2, Ashburn, VA
Architect: DVA Architects
Engineer: CallisonRTKL, Inc.
General Contractor: Holder Construction
Poole and Kent is proud to nominate Mr. Justin Young, HVAC Superintendent for the WBC Craftsmanship Award for his outstanding work on the installation of the mechanical portions of the Dupont Fabros ACC9 Phases 1 and 2 Data Center. Located in Ashburn, Virginia, Mr. Young was responsible for leading the HVAC and Plumbing installations on this high profile, fast track data center. Mr. Young's leadership and collaboration on the project ensured a superior end product that will support the every-day function of this world class colocation facility.

Mike Canter, Chris Greenley, Marty Fisher, Steve Kelly, Markus Lukas, Jon Tkach - Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.

Project Name: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Conservation Collection Center, Bowie, MD
Architect: SmithGroupJJR
General Contractor: DPR Construction
Ground-up, climate controlled archive facility to house, restore and classify various artifacts. The project includes sophisticated humidity and temperature controlled program areas and laboratory space to support a confidential museum client in Washington, DC with much needed archive storage space. Almost half the work had to be completed from lifts in lieu of scaffolding do the floor loading requirements and 20' deck to deck height with lots of open ceilings required precision in installation. Mechanical equipment room layout, piping coordination, ductwork and multi-purpose equipment configurations and integration.

Metals

Miscellaneous Metal Fabrication

Russell Bell, Jose Juan Serrano-Vasquez, Waldermar Vargas, Jim Yowell, John Yowell, Mike Yowell - Maryland Fabricators, Inc.

Project Name: 455 Eye Street, Washington, DC
Architect: Hickok Cole Architects
Engineer: Ehlert Bryan
General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
The quality of the craftsmanship came out after the loft stairs were complete, even with going from existing historical slab to new slab while maintaining the aesthetic looks the architect wanted and maximizing the space usage. A unique aspect to the project was the use of metal accent panels at all of the elevator lobby areas creating a unique and rustic look to the hallways and metal panel "drink rail" in the historic area club room.

Ornamental Metal

Dave Aguilar, Joe Batista, Ron Jones, Jeremy King, Bobby Rivers, Chris Singh - Tate Ornamental, Inc.

Project Name: The Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC
Architect: SmithGroupJJR
Engineer: Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
One of the defining elements of the building is the Monumental Stair in the Atrium, a "floating" stair that spans 7 floors through the center of the museum. Tate Ornamental successfully planned the execution of this complex system's installation while facing many distinctive challenges not typical to any other jobs in the Washington, DC area. Whether the team was sequencing swing stage installation, planning material manipulation, or discussing safety procedures, the Monumental Stair proved to be a daunting task that required daily due diligence.
Star Award Winner for Visual Excellence

Structural Steel Framing

Jimmy Dubois, Robert Hicks, Tim Maxey, Ron Meng, Shawn Sinnett, Jason Taylor - Banker Steel Company

Project Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Modernization, Washington, DC
Architect:  LBA-CGS JV
Engineer: ReStl
General Contractor: GCS-SIGAL, LLC
The design of the theater, both inside and outside, involved complex three-dimensional geometries and resulted in extremely difficult structural support to meet all of the requirements. Through hundreds of hours of coordination and modifications, we were able to execute and meet all requirements including accommodating the theater AN systems, light gauge framing for finishes, and HVAC systems, in many cases with clearances of less than an inch. The entire 580 ton theater rests on five support columns, requiring careful erection sequencing and extensive temporary support.

Jake Ault, Michael Mason, Ronald Riley, Ryan Sauer, Richard Trump, Tom Warner - Berlin Steel Construction Company

Project Name: 1100 15th Street NW, Washington, DC
Architect: WDG Architecture, PLLC
Engineer: Smislova, Kehnemui & Associates, PA
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
The three structural steel "tunnel" bridges at 1100 15th Street NW, aka Midtown Center, span more than 110 feet across the site's courtyard, connecting the two towers of the building with an interior walkway (inside the bridges) and an exterior walkway (on top of the bridges, open to the air). Each bridge opens into atrium in the building with 30 feet high ceilings, providing a spacious meeting area for the tenant. Berlin's careful coordination of the fabrication and installation of the complex and dangerous operation exemplified Berlin's outstanding efforts on this project, as they successfully overcame the significant challenges and executed their work brilliantly.

Rex Biggs, Robbie Jordan, Quention Mann, Tomek Pasierb, Chad Reedy, Mikolaj Zak - SteelFab, Inc.

Project Name: International Spy Museum, Washington, DC
Architect: Hickok Cole Architects
Engineer: Smislova, Kehnemui & Associates, PA
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
SteelFab's work on the International Spy Museum project was exceptional starting from the design process, and continuing through installation. Unlike most steel structures in which the primary framing members are concealed from view, the sloping steel columns on the museum are a main design feature meant to be visible from afar. These columns were 75 feet in height when fully assembled, weighed 28,000 pounds each, and were all custom-built out of steel plates, taking almost 1,000 fabrication man-hours to complete per column.

Sitework

Underpinning, Foundations and Excavations

Joshua S. Carr, Scottie H. Carr, Aaron E. Daughtry, Jose B. Martinez, Derrick R. Summers, Melvis Y. Vega Vanegas - Berkel & Company Contractors

Project Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Modernization, Washington, DC
Architect: LBA-CGS JV
Engineer: ReStl
General Contractor: GCS-SIGAL, LLC
Berkel had the monumental task of support of excavation of two existing structures, buildings referred to as the "Front Bar" and the "Back Bar," to allow for a new building, including a subterranean parking structure, to be built in-between and tied into these two existing structures. Berkel's work included sheeting/shoring/tiebacks/underpinning/bracing of existing steel structure, column jacks and micro pile installations, complex temporary steel shoring and load transfer pieces. Maintaining existing building elements required BerkeI to implement a variety of creative and unique support techniques.

Hugh Campbell, Skylarh Jelen, Robert Mann, Ryan Noell, Scott Pashkevich, Dennis Sheehan - Clark Foundations, LLC

Project Name: CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project - Phase II, Washington, DC
Engineer: Clark Foundations, LLC
General Contractor: Clark Foundations, LLC
Clark Foundations was contracted to design and install the support of excavation (SOE) system and install permanent elements of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction project. The scope of work included a secant wall, soldier pile retaining walls, caissons and bearing piles. In addition; 27 existing and propose utilities were also temporarily supported throughout excavation. Clark also designed and installed temporary vehicular bridges to maintain traffic through six intersections over the existing tunnel. Due to the large volume of goods moving through the tunnel daily, the entire reconstruction was done while maintaining active train traffic as well.

Nate Barksdale, Tony Franklin, Jordan George, Casey James, Robert Mann, PJ Odell - Clark Foundations, LLC

Project Name: MD355 Crossing (BRAC) Project, Bethesda, MD
Architect: RK&K
Engineer: Clark Foundations, LLC
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
The MD355 Crossing (BRAC) Project, owned by Montgomery County, was a design build project located in Bethesda, MD. Clark Foundations was contracted to design and install the support of excavation system to construct the underpass structure, as well as design and install a temporary seven lane bridge deck to maintain vehicular traffic for the duration of the project. Clark was also contracted to design and install temporary supports for ten existing utilities and two utility vaults.

Omar Benitez, Christopher Moen, Larry Moore, Irv Ragsdale, Brian Renaghan, Arvin Sava - Clark Foundations, LLC

Project Name: 1100 15th Street NW, Washington, DC
Architect: WDG Architecture, PLLC
Engineer: Smislova, Kehnemui & Associates, PA
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
In preparation for the construction of the new Midtown Center core and shell office building, Clark Foundations designed and installed a complex support of excavation system. Despite soil catching on fire due to the diesel contamination on site, Clark Foundations safely executed the installation of tiebacks, corner braces, rakers, underpinning pits, and bracket piles to secure the excavation prior to cast in place concrete mobilization. In addition, due to the accelerated schedule of the project, Clark Foundations worked alongside the concrete subcontractors to coordinate work with mat slab pours.

Nathan Barksdale, Chris Ewing, Christopher Moen, Jose Portillo, Jose Salazar, Anthony Steward - Clark Foundations, LLC

Project Name: Ballston Quarters: Mixed Use Residential Development, Arlington, VA
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
Ballston Quarter Residential is located in Arlington, Virginia. Clark Foundations designed and installed the Support of Excavation system as well as the Existing Mall Support to allow for the nearly sixty foot excavation to proceed. The support of excavation consisted of nearly seven thousand linear feet of drilled soldier beams and seventeen thousand linear feet of installed tiebacks. The existing building was supported by sixteen KBraces with heel blocks, and eighteen bracket piles.

Utilities

Barrie Carter, Edgar Martinez, Josue Saravia, Randy Schultz, Miguel Velasquez, Adonis Villatoro - Anchor Construction Corporation

Project Name: City Center, Washington, DC
General Contractor: Turner Construction Company
This project entailed installation of 10" sanitary sewer main and 5 manholes in New York Avenue NW to 10th St NW as well as storm, water and Pepco conduit and vault installation. The difficulty in this project came along while excavating for virtually each manhole and the associated pipe there were existing utilities that were not shown on the drawings. This required us to construct a 42 feet long box tunnel encroaching into New York Avenue into 10th Street.

Edwin Aleman, Jose Diaz, Noe Flores, Rolando Rivera-Ponce, Wilfredo Rodriguez, Gordon Treichel - Flippo Construction Company, Inc.

Project Name: Capital Crossing Utility Relocation, Washington, DC
Architect: STV Incorporated
General Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction
The Capital Crossing project work was done throughout four city blocks with complicated MOT plans to allow for traffic flow through the job site while these utilities were being installed. The coordination of the existing and new utilities was a pivotal issue on the project and the craftsmen that performed the work were the main Innovators to coming up with solutions to conflicts as they were encountered. The utility relocation work for this project was a main driving factor to the being of the rest of the Capital Crossing project.

Special Construction

Broadcast Systems

Matt Baublitz, Jon Borys, Thomas Boschert, Chris Hayden, David Pecora, Chris Windsor - Diversified.

Project Name: U.S. Capitol, House of Representatives Chamber Sound Systems Upgrade, Washington, DC
Architect: Architect of the Capitol
General Contractor: HITT Contracting
The legacy broadcast system in the U.S. Capitol, House of Representatives Chamber included equipment from the early 2000s that was nearing the end of its useful life. To, prevent unacceptable failure rates, The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) sought a new, upgraded system that reflected today's industry standards. Having to work around Congress's schedule and within the timeline established by AOC, Diversified's craftsmen worked nights and weekends to make sure the job was done on time and on budget.
Star Award for Excellence in the Face of Adversity

Green Infrastructure

Sixto Almonte, Milton Carbajal, Edmundo Nunes, Fernando Nunes, Jose Saravia, Camilo Villatoro - Anchor Construction Corporation

Project Name: DDOT - Klingle Valley Trail Project, Washington, DC
Architect: Stantec Architecture
Engineer: District Department of Transportation
General Contractor: Anchor Construction Corporation
The craftsmen working on this project did exceptional work completing utility rehabilitation, concrete retaining walls, stream restoration, storm water management structures, bioretentions swales and ponds, and a porous asphalt trail through the closed section of Kling le Road, NW. This section of the roadway was closed in 1991 after severe flooding damaged and eroded away large portions of roadway between Cortland Place and Porter Streets, NW.

Interior Thin-Brick

Laura Harris - No Ordinary Wall, Juan Carlos Garcia, Ubaldo Len Mendez, Juan Portillo, Phil Sparzak, Jose Zurita - Floors, Etc.

Project Name: 455 Eye Street, Washington, DC
Architect: Hickok Cole Architects
General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
The aesthetics of the thin-brick walls when complete were remarkable. The thin-brick was applied to new walls within the existing historical 1st floor amenity spaces bringing a rustic but refined look to the new spaces.

Mansard Roof

Celestino Aguilar, Sid Alexander, Brett Kiah - Gordon Contractors, Inc.

Project Name: The Dalton, Alexandria, VA
Architect: SK+I Architecture
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
The roof on The Dalton project is a French-style Mansard roof at the penthouse with a curved profile and intricate metal panel diamond-shaped shingles, a metal panel coping, main gables on the north and south faces, and intermediate dormers. The installation itself presented several unique challenges. The roof is supported by a tube steel frame that was erected by bringing in a large crane to drop pre-assembled sections in place and then the entire frame had to be field welded on the roof.

Scaffolding & Rigging

Pedro Fuentes, Thaddeus Gerald, Daniel Miranda, James Michael Thornhill, Antonio Vasquez, Dionision Vasquez - Sunbelt Rentals Scaffold Services

Project Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Modernization, Washington, DC
Architect: LBA-CGS JV
General Contractor: GCS-SIGAL, LLC
Sunbelt was challenged with providing multiple trades, each with different requirements, access inside and outside the main theater space, the most complex area of the DESA project. Due to the design of the structure and finishes, the access incorporated a combination of Systems Scaffold, suspended scaffold {Swing Staging}, and two large material/man hoists {transport platforms} to access multiple levels. In total, the Sunbelt crew brought over 17,000 scaffold pieces in the building, all fed by hand, and were instrumental in the project's success.
Star Award Winner for Technical Excellence

Swimming Pools

Tony Sao Jose, Brian Stott, Victor Vasilie, James Whitaker - Acapulco Pools

Project Name: Dulles South Multipurpose Facility, Chantilly, VA
Architect: HGA Architects
General Contractor: Forrester Construction
The Dulles South Multipurpose Center's main features are its 695,000 gallon, 50M lap pool and 89,000 gallon leisure pool. The construction of the competition pool concrete shell and plaster/tile finishes had to be exact in order to ensure that the pool would meet the distance requirements as stipulated by USA Swimming for the permanent racing course including the Long Course (50m) and the Short Course (25m). These regulations specify the water depth for racing starts and the course length within a tolerance of 0.03 meter or 1-3/16 of an inch over the ten swimming lanes.

Thermal and Moisture Protection

Misael Argueta, Nilson Argueta, Rachna Butani Bhatt, John Maviglia, Amol Tatiya - HRGM Corporation

Project Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Modernization, Washington, DC
Architect: LBA-CGS JV
General Contractor: GCS-SIGAL, LLC
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts' Ellington Theatre curving exterior projects through the skylight and past the theater roof. As a result, the flashing details around the theater perimeter were complex and needed to be carefully detailed in the field to perform and integrate visually with surrounding elements. Moreover, the roof and wall on top of the theater needed to function both structurally and aesthetically because the roof space itself is a classroom for the school.

Bryan Atwood, Roberto Caballero, Maurice Howard, Ismael Sanchez, Michael Smith, Joseph Randy Stowers - Prospect Waterproofing Company

Project Name: Apollo H Street, Washington, DC
Architect: SK+I Architecture
Engineer: Smislova, Kehnemui & Associates, PA
General Contractor: John Moriarty & Associates of VA
The Apollo H Street project is a multi levelled mixed use facility in the H St corridor. The project incorporates a diverse mix of roofing and waterproofing systems that provide functional thermal and moisture protection. From the start of the below-grade waterproofing to the completion of main roof our craftsmen were challenged with stocking/hoisting materials to their multiple work locations. Due to the street car trolley that runs along H St. in front of the Apollo the majority of materials had to be stocked from the rear of the building in tight working conditions with multiple scheduled crane days utilizing a 120-ton mobile crane.

Woods & Plastics

Architectural Millwork

Jeremy Graham, Mike Grimes, Ever Quijada, Steve Ridings, Jaime Valencia, Fernando Vargas - ISEC, Inc.

Project Name: The Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC
Architect: SmithGroupJJR
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
The Museum of the Bible consists of 8 floors. ISEC installed millwork on every floor of the project and demonstrated quality craftsmanship in all installation. There were 3 areas within the Museum that showcased this high quality of work; 9th floor boardroom and suites, Monumental Stairs, and the World Stage Theater. The 5th and 6th floor theater is a showcase space within the Museum. Due to special constraints and the fragile nature of the panels, installation was challenging. Precision and care was needed to execute installation and ensure the patterns flowed through the theater around the various curves and between levels.

Frank Caseria, Chris Frohsin, Cody Goss, Landon Haradon, Eric Jarvis, Dan Varnell - Raydeo

Project Name: 8415 Fenton Street Apartments, Silver Spring, MD
Architect: SK+I Architecture
General Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction
Raydeo performed well on this project despite their home office location far outside of the D.C. Metro area - they fabricated and shipped all of the finished product from their shop in Georgia. The project includes a significant amount of custom wood paneling, glass railings, and steel millwork features. The transition details between the various materials were handled flawlessly by Raydeo and included coordination efforts with nearly every trade on the project.

Jeff Windsor - Columbia Woodworking

Project Name: Hilton Innovation, McLean, VA
Architect: Rockwell Group
General Contractor: rand* Construction Corporation
Hilton Innovation Gallery is a concept showcase space that allows for product development, collaboration, meeting spaces, and tech-rooms. The design was heavily focused on custom millwork from custom wall panels to custom casework with integrated furniture. The heart of the design is a custom meeting space with millwork seating and integrated lighting and structured cabling. The millwork installation had to be coordinated with nearly every trade on the project due to the integration of custom materials within the space including: electrical, glass, a/v, drywall, and metals.

Hai Bui, Mike Guthridge, Tuan Mai, Charles Neal, Rich Seliga, Paul Stidham - ibs Millwork Corp.

Project Name: Weil Gotshal, Washington, DC
Architect: Gensler
General Contractor: rand* Construction Corporation
The Weil Gotshal project was a two-floor high-end law firm where the design was highly detailed, with an extremely rapid schedule in which the millwork package required extensive integration with other trades, most notably: ornamental metals, structural steel, stone, and electrical. The space is highlighted with an "earthy green" design aesthetic with a wide array of specialty materials from character grade walnut planking on a spectacular massive stair feature wall, quartered figured fumed eucalyptus wall panels and doors highlight conference areas, custom credenzas, hi -gloss lacquer wall panels at the lounge areas which is framed with additional casework elements.

Tim Griffin, Steve Ioli, Don Jackson, Mike Pullen, Therin Riddle, Bert Ward - Jefferson Millwork & Design, Inc.

Project Name: Rosslyn Central Place Office, Arlington, VA
Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC
Jefferson Millwork was responsible for co-designing and building a 360 degree, fin plywood cabot satin bench and bar, that spans the perimeter of the 31st floor, Observation Deck. Each one of the 3,000 fins in the bench assembly is a unique shape, fitting together to create a seamless contour bench, that transitions between a slat wall in some areas, and a slatted bar at the south end of the building. Each fin can only be tweaked so much to eliminate any imperfections, making the precise field measurements, fabrication and installation of these fins crucial to its success.

Michael Do, Eduardo Howel, Robert Lucas, Kevin Preston, Eric Russell, Samuel Taliaferro - Baker & Kerr, Inc.

Project Name: CEB/Gartner Tower Interiors, Arlington, VA
Architect: Stantec Architecture
Engineer: Dewberry Engineers Inc.
General Contractor: DAVIS Construction
Interior build-out for a tenant that spans floors 10-20 in a brand new 31-story trophy office building in Rosslyn. This project will also include conference center space that will occupy the 29th and 30th floor. The tenant interior scope of work for this state-of-the art tower includes a Full Service Kitchen + Employee lounge that will give the staff a change of scenery from cubical style spaces; typical practice floors designed with high-end millwork and glass; and executive floors with interconnecting stairs.

Clint Fisher, Yohanes Gemechu, Jeremy Lauer, James Maldonado, James Frank Smith, Chuong Van Tran - Washington Woodworking

Project Name: Venable, Washington, DC
Architect: Alliance Architecture
General Contractor: HITT Contracting
The Venable LLP project consisted of 300,000 sf of trophy law firm space over nine floors at 600 Massachusetts Avenue. More than 50% of the project was completed before the 600 Mass was completed and weather tight. Visitors to the space marvel at the striking design elements which range from the seven-story interconnecting stair to the exterior rooftop, complete with a bocce court. One of the most unique features in the project space is the custom Ipe clad Bocce court on the rooftop. Washington Woodworking took the lead on coordinating and constructing the court.

Glovas Grageda, Jose Grageda, Seon Min Lee, Thomas Matteo, Misfin Mekuria, Rocky Nguyen - Washington Woodworking

Project Name: Hilton HQ Ground Floor, McLean, VA
Architect: CORE
Engineer: Caliber Design, Inc.
General Contractor: HITT Contracting
The scope included walnut veneer micro-perforated acoustic ceiling and bulkhead panels, walnut veneer seating with custom leather upholstery; a food serving area with solid surface tops, butcher block counters, custom metal shelving units and equipment; and a great hub reception desk with blackened metal, oak, and solid surface surround.

Rough Carpentry

Dale Kretzing, Scott Lamborn, Jamie Moore, Logan Stoltzfus - Hugh Lofting Timber Framing & High Performance Building

Project Name: Child Development Center, Gaithersburg, MD
General Contractor: DPR Construction
DPR Construction was the prime contractor constructing this new, $13M, 23,500 square feet greenfield child care center in Gaithersburg, MD. The Child Development Center is two stories and includes extensive outdoor playground equipment and space. Project includes all site work, landscaping, utilities and surface parking for 51 cars. 100 feet Building Setback, 50 feet Parking Setback.