SOURCE: Konover Construction Corporation

February 07, 2007 14:31 ET

Konover Construction Corporation Honored With Two Industry Awards

S.T.E.P. Platinum Level and Excellence in Construction Awards Were Presented by the Associated Builders & Contractors of Connecticut

FARMINGTON, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 7, 2007 -- The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Connecticut presented Konover Construction Corporation with two popular construction awards at their annual ABC Awards Dinner held at the Aqua Turf last month. KCC received both the "S.T.E.P." (Safety Training and Evaluation Process) Award and the "Excellence in Construction" award.

Konover Construction received The S.T.E.P. Platinum Level Safety Award, the highest-level safety award one can achieve. Organizations that receive this recognition exhibit an allegiance to keeping their workforce highly trained and significantly educated in the day-to-day process of safety guidelines.

"The [Platinum S.T.E.P.] award is a testament to our continued commitment and dedication for a safe environment on our projects," said Konover Construction's Corporate Safety Director, Michael Capazzi, who accepted the award on behalf of the firm. "We are extremely proud to receive the Platinum honor four years in a row," he added.

Konover has won STEP awards each year since 2001, and received Platinum honors each year since 2003.

The "Excellence in Construction for Institutional Projects over $50 million" was presented to Konover Construction for its work at the University of Connecticut's new Student Union project. The entire Team, including the architect, Cannon Design of Boston, and the owner, the University of Connecticut, was present to accept the award. The multi-phased, $55 million renovation and addition at University of Connecticut's Student Union more than doubled the size of the existing facility, which first opened on campus in 1953. The addition and renovation project expanded the facility from 99,870 s.f. to 230,700 s.f.

The project encompassed the creation of a cafeteria, restaurant, food court, and convenience store. As the campus's cultural hub, the Student Union features a 500-seat theater, a new art gallery, large event spaces, the new home of the campus radio station, and a centralized post office with 15,000 postal boxes. The existing brick facade of the original four-story structure was preserved and integrated into the interior of the new east addition. Mechanical/electrical systems were upgraded throughout the facility.

The facility remained in operation throughout the project, an achievement made possible by the close coordination between the project team and the University's building and facility staff.

Regionally located in Farmington, Connecticut and Columbia, Maryland, Konover Construction Corporation is a $350 million, full-service, single-source commercial construction company serving the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the educational, corporate, seniors, hospitality, health care, institutional, and retail markets. Engineering News-Record magazine ranks Konover Construction 167th among the nation's top 400 construction companies, and 52nd in the nation's top 100 construction management-at-risk firms. Visit the company's Web site at

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