Warfel Construction is pleased to announce that the Aerzen USA project in Coatesville, PA has earned a National Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award from Associated Builders and Contractors. Vice President of Operations Conlan Swope and Project Executive Fred Lohss received the award March 27 during ABC’s 29th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California.
The Aerzen USA Expansion project was comprised of a 22,000 square foot office and manufacturing addition. The office expansion included the construction of new private offices, work rooms, conference rooms, and a new kitchen and café area. Renovations were also completed in select areas of the existing office. The manufacturing and warehouse expansion included the erection of a 35’ high pre-engineered metal building with insulated roof and wall panels. In addition to the building construction, various site improvements including the construction of underground rain water tanks, a large landscape package, and a new pervious asphalt parking lot were completed.
Proven LEED strategies from the original building, such as geo-thermal heat pumps (8 wells) and earth tubes, were incorporated into the addition. New advances in enclosure technologies such as structural insulated panels (SIPS) and ZIP system sheathing, as well as an integrated water- and air-resistive barrier that delivers moisture and air protection in one system were also utilized.
“We are proud to honor Warfel Construction Company with a National Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award,” said 2019 ABC National Chair Tony Rader, telecom vice president of National Roofing Partners, Coppell, Texas. “The Aerzen USA project shows not only the exceptional talent in our industry, but the overall commitment to building safely, on time and on budget. Warfel’s breadth of skills and craftmanship greatly benefits the merit shop construction industry.”
The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America and various construction-related firms nationwide.
A full list of EIC winners is available on ABC’s website.