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Richmond Civic Center Rehabilitation Named Overall Top Project in California

On September 28, 2009, Richmond Civic Center Rehabilitation was named Overall Top Project and winner of the Government/Public category by McGraw-Hill California Construction magazine.


The statewide competition annually recognizes construction and design excellence in Northern and Southern California.


An independent jury of industry experts in design and construction judged more than 125 nominated projects in a variety of categories.


Eligible projects must have been completed between September 1, 2008 and Aug. 31, 2009.

The 64 winners will be featured in the December 2009 issue of California Construction and will be honored at an awards breakfast on Dec. 8 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco and Dec. 9 at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach.


The jury, which met in mid-September, awarded points to construction submissions based on criteria including project management, overcoming challenges of the job, overall excellence in architectural or engineering design, innovation, safety and the contribution to the community and/or the construction industry, among other criteria.


In Northern California, the judges were Lori Reed, director of marketing and communications, American Institute of Architects, California Council; C. Keith Boswell, AIA, director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Simin Naaseh, SE, president & CEO, Forell/Elsesser Engineers Inc.; Phil Williams, vice president, Webcor Builders; Kirsten Ritchie, associate principal/director of sustainable design, Gensler; and Phil Varni, district manager, Associated General Contractors of California.


California Construction is one of 11 monthly regional construction publications published by the McGraw-Hill Cos. throughout the country. For more information, visit www.california.construction.com


Media Contacts:


Robert Carlsen, Editor, California Construction, 415-357-8019, robert_carlsen@mcgraw-hill.com

Joe Florkowski, Assistant Editor, California Construction, 626-932-6171, joe_florkowski@mcgraw-hill.com




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