AGC of California has announced the selection of 19 projects as finalists in the 25th Annual Constructor Awards program. AGC received 40 Constructor Awards entries this year – the highest number of entries received in a single year since the awards program began.

All winners will be announced at the AGC Awards Banquet on April 14 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. One winner will be named in each of seven Constructor Awards categories.

Also to be honored at the banquet will be AGC of California’s 2012 Achievement Awards recipients. They include: Contractor Achievement Award winner Marshall Agee, Agee Construction Corp., Clovis; Associate Achievement Award winner Cathy Skeen, Excel Bonds & Insurance Services, Sacramento; and S.I.R. Achievement Award winner Randy Iwasaki, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority and former Director of Caltrans. The banquet will also name winners in AGC’s Partnering Awards of Excellence and will honor 2012 Construction Education Friend Award recipient Frank Schipper, Frank Schipper Construction Co., Santa Barbara.

Marshall Agee

 Cathy Skeen

Randy Iwasaki

Frank Schipper

The 19 Constructor Awards finalists selected and the categories of their achievement are:

Excellence In Project Management – Projects $10 Million Or Below

CalPortland Construction: “Hwy 101 Los Alamos Open Grade” – Santa Maria

Shimmick Construction Co., Inc.: “Geneva Historic Car Enclosure” – San Francisco

Stronghold Engineering, Inc.: “Design Build Photovoltaic System Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR)” – San Diego

Excellence In Project Management – Projects Over $10 Million

Balfour Beatty Construction: “Wounded Warrior Hope & Care Center and Headquarters Building” – Camp Pendleton

Flatiron Construction Corp./Granite Construction Company: “I-880/SR 92 Interchange Reconstruction” – Hayward

Hensel Phelps Construction Co. “Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine” – La Jolla

Innovation In Construction Techniques Or Materials

Griffith Co. “Harry Bridges Boulevard Buffer Project” – Wilmington

Shimmick Construction Co., Inc. “Big Tujunga Dam Seismic Modification” – Sunland

Swinerton Builders “NASA Ames Research Center Sustainability Base” – Mountain View

Contribution to the Community

Marina Landscape, Inc. “Glen Avon Heritage Park” – Riverside

Meeting The Challenge Of The Difficult Job – Builder

Frank Schipper Construction Co. “Serenity House” – Santa Barbara

Harbison-Mahony-Higgins Builders, Inc. “Kaiser South Sacramento Medical Center Expansion” – Sacramento

Swinerton Builders “UCSD Telemedicine” – San Diego

Meeting The Challenge Of The Difficult Job – Heavy Engineering

C.C. Myers, Inc.: “Doyle Drive, Contract 3” – San Francisco

Flatiron Construction Corp: “Big Bear Bridge” – Big Bear

Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. “Lower Crystal Springs Dam Improvements Project” – San Mateo

Meeting The Challenge Of The Difficult Job – Specialty Contractor

Airco Mechanical, Inc.: “Sutter Roseville Steam Plant Renovation” – Roseville

Dynalectric/KDC Systems, An EMCOR Company: “Owens Lake Dust Mitigation, Phase VII” – Olancha

Marina Landscape, Inc.: “Cucamonga Basin” – Upland

Meanwhile, AGC of California also announced nine finalists in its Excellence in Partnering Awards categories. All winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet on April 14.

The 2012 Partnering Awards finalists are:


Flatiron Construction Corp. and Caltrans for “Big Bear Bridge” – Big Bear

Granite Construction Co. and Caltrans “Truckee River Canyon” – Floriston

Sully Miller Contracting Co. and Caltrans for “710 Rehab Project” – Los Angeles County


Atkinson Construction and Caltrans for “On Route 710 from Route 405 to Rosecrans Ave.” – Los Angeles

Flatiron Construction Corp. and Caltrans for “I-880/SR 92 Interchange” – Hayward

Flatiron Construction Corp. and Caltrans for “I-15 Managed Lanes (1S)” – San Diego

Syar Industries, Inc. and Caltrans for “Highway 101 HOV Widening, Windsor to Santa Rosa” – Sonoma County

Turner Construction Company and Sacramento County Airport Systems for “SMF Terminal B Modernization Program” – Sacramento