The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.

Alabama AGC Members Honored Nationally

Alabama AGC members BL Harbert International in Birmingham and Caddell Construction Co. in Montgomery garnered national honors with Alliant Build America Awards at the 2016 AGC Convention in San Antonio, TX.

Harbert won in the International division for the U.S. Embassy Office Annex in Abuja, Nigeria.

Caddell was honored with a Merit Award in the Federal and Heavy New division for Barracks and Company Operations Facility at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.

The embassy office annex in Nigeria was originally designed in 2006, but construction by another contractor was halted in 2009, leaving the structural shell of the project only partially complete. After the halt, program requirements changed drastically and BL Harbert International was brought in. The job was completed three month ahead of schedule and within budget.

The Build America Awards have been given for more than 30 years in recognition of excellence in the construction industry.

Awards are judged on: state-of-the-art advancement, excellence in project management, innovation in construction or use of materials, contribution to the community, superiority in client service, rising to the challenge of a difficult job, sensitive treatment of the environment and surroundings and partnering excellence.