BL Harbert International has announced that the company was recognized by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America at their national awards banquet held in San Antonio, Texas.
The company was presented with the 2016 Alliant Build America Award, in the International category for the U.S. Embassy Office Annex project in Abuja, Nigeria.
“BL Harbert International is honored to have a project selected as an AGC Alliant Build America Award winner,” stated Mike Veal, Senior Vice President of BL Harbert International. “This award is a tribute to the hard work of the U.S. support staff and the field management team in Abuja. The Harbert team also worked closely with the U.S. Government to develop the detailed phasing plan to allow work on the fully-operational site, and the project team successfully overcame some serious challenges to ensure the project delivery was successful.”
BL Harbert International was responsible for the design and construction of the new U.S. Embassy Office Annex in Abuja, Nigeria. The facility includes a new office annex, a U.S. Marine security guard residence, a support annex, parking garages and community facilities.
As a reflection of eco-diplomacy, the Abuja NOX project incorporates numerous sustainable design features to reduce operating costs and conserve resources. Originally required to achieve LEED Silver certification, the Abuja NOX was awarded LEED Gold. This marks the 30th LEED-Certified diplomatic facility for the U.S. Department of State.
AGC President, Charles L. Greco presented the award during the 97th Annual Convention. Tim McCoy, Director of Design at BL Harbert International, along with Thomas McCarthy, Senior Principal from Page, accepted the award.