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NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION GROUP NAMES MILWAUKEE CITY HALL RENOVATION AS ONE OF MOST SUCCESSFULLY COLLABORATED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE COUNTRY

SAN DIEGO - J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc. of Janesville, Wis., was honored today for its work building support and coordinating with a variety of contractors, owner groups, and state and local agencies as part of the City Hall restoration project in Milwaukee, Wis. The project, which received the Associated General Contractors of America's (AGC) Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award, was among four cited for successfully maintaining support and cooperation among the many groups involved with its construction and oversight.

"These awards acknowledge that the hardest part of most construction projects isn't laying bricks or pouring cement, its building a foundation of understanding, trust and support with everyone involved," said Doug Pruitt, incoming president of AGC. "Successful projects need technical skill and know-how, but a commitment to community support, worker safety and great communication are essential."

The Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Awards were announced as part of AGC's 90th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Pruitt said that these awards are designed to recognize construction companies for their ability to achieve a common goal, honor all stakeholders, maintain momentum, perpetuate partnering, improve communication and incorporate team-building activities.

The 2009 Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Winners Include:

  • I-15 NOW Design Build Reconstruction Project
    Greater Ogden Area of Weber County, Utah
    Granite Construction, Inc., Sponsoring Partner of Weber County Constructors

  • Edward R. Roybal Learning Center - LAUSD Central High School No. 11
    Los Angeles, California
    Hensel Phelps Construction Company

  • Virginia Approach Spans for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Granite Construction Company, Sponsoring Partner of Virginia Approach Constructors (VAC)

  • Milwaukee City Hall Historic Restoration
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.

The 2008 Special Recognition Award Winners Include:

  • Red Mountain Freeway/SR L202
    Mesa, Arizona
    Pulice Construction, Inc.

  • I-15 Virgin River Bridges #2 to #7
    Virgin River Gorge, Arizona
    Austin Bridge & Road

  • Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant
    Phoenix, Arizona
    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

  • Connecticut College Asset Reinvestment 2008
    New London, Connecticut
    Konover Construction Corporation

  • SR87 Emergency Embankment & Slope Repair Project
    Gila County, Arizona
    Royden Construction Co.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Project photos and interviews with winners are available upon request.

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