BL Harbert’s General Superintendent David Hare was formally inducted into Alabama Construction Hall of Fame at the BuildSouth Banquet on Friday, January 16.
According to the Alabama Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) website, “ The Alabama AGC established the Alabama Construction Hall of Fame to honor and recognize outstanding individuals in the construction industry. These individuals are held in esteem by their peers and have demonstrated their professionalism through active support of the industry through their civic and community involvement. In short, only those who have literally changed the landscape of our state and nation will be enshrined in the Alabama Construction Hall of Fame.’
David Hare has more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry. He joined BL Harbert in 1996 as General Superintendent and Vice President. He has worked on iconic projects, such as the SouthTrust Tower and Bryant Denny Stadium. Hare has trained and mentored hundreds of BL Harbert employees on over a billion dollars’ worth of projects.
“The hiring of David Hare is the one event in our company history that completely changed the culture of our U.S. Group field operations. David’s leadership and commitment to safety, quality and schedule forever elevated BL Harbert within the construction industry,” states Gary Savage, U.S. President of BL Harbert International.
BL Harbert International was also recognized at the AGC Awards Banquet for two projects that received BuildSouth Awards.
Mercedes Benz Logistics Center in Vance, AL received the Industrial Award. The Mercedes-Benz Logistics Center in Vance, Alabama is a 935,000-SF facility that supports the Mercedes C-Class expansion efforts, including production of the redesigned 2015 C-Class, their best-selling model series. Awarded with only a 10-month schedule, this design-build project was planned and delivered on time, utilizing a zero-float schedule.
The University of Alabama Ferguson Center in Tuscaloosa, AL received the Renovation Award. Addition and renovations of the Ferguson Center Student Union Building consisted of 75,326 SF of new construction and 53,653 SF of renovations, while keeping the facility fully operational.