On Wednesday, November 6, the Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter held its annual Excellence in Construction celebration. Warfel Construction is proud to share that seven projects were recognized at the event. Six of the projects received the coveted Eagle award, the top prize in each category.
Scroll down to learn more about this year’s top projects:
Merit Award Winner, Category A3-C: Institutional $10 – $25 Million
The first step in Menno Haven’s Project Genesis master plan, the “Restore” rehabilitation facility combines innovative technology with world-class service, catering to seniors in the Chambersburg area. The new facility provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and respiratory therapy for residents and community members of all ages from the surrounding area. One of the first WELL buildings in the country, Menno Haven ensures the health and safety of patients, staff, and visitors by providing a beneficial environment in which to work, live and recuperate.
Excellence Award Winner, Category A1-D: Commercial $25 – $50 Million
A relocation of the firm’s corporate headquarters, this Class-A office building houses more than 350 employees. A combined cooling, heating and power plant that uses natural gas to simultaneously generate electricity and useful thermal energy was also constructed on the site. Involved from conceptual design and throughout preconstruction, a significant effort revolved around complex system coordination. Initially over budget, Warfel worked with consultants to determine avenues for value management. By clearly defining design intent, Warfel capitalized on cost-effective systems with input from our trade partners.
Excellence Award Winner, Category A4-C: Healthcare $10 – $25 Million
Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital is a partnership between Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health and UHS. Strategically built to serve the mental health needs of the community, LBHH is the only freestanding psychiatric hospital in Lancaster County. The 126-bed facility utilizes the latest equipment and industry-recognized procedures to provide a caring environment for each patient, while also ensuring the safety of patients and care providers. LBHH provides peace-of-mind to both patients and their families, who can support each other while undergoing much-needed treatment close to home.
Excellence Award Winner, Category A5-B: Renovation $1 – $5 Million
Envisioned as part of the community’s strategic plan to “create enhanced impact, experience, and purpose,” Pleasant View Retirement Community’s new “Hearth & Harrow” restaurant provides residents, staff and the Manheim community with a unique farm-to-table experience. The original dining facility and lobby were closed for a five-month duration for a total gut and replacement project. This ambitious, fast-track renovation tested our ability to prepare for long-lead items, expertly install completely new products, and maintain an aggressive schedule while working within an occupied resident building.
Excellence Award Winner, Category A6-B: Residential New Multi-Unit
Located on a more than 1400-acre campus, Masonic Village at Elizabethtown is constantly pushing for innovation and creativity within the world of Continuing Care Retirement Communities. The Commandery Cottage development boasts 72 units, which are customized through Warfel’s unique Virtual Design Modeler software, allowing residents to make selections and visualize their finished homes. These cottages feature the most advanced “age in place” design elements, allowing residents to live comfortably within their homes for an extended time before they move through Masonic Village’s continuum of care.
Excellence Award Winner, Category A6-A: Residential New Single Family
Located on a more than 1400-acre campus, Masonic Village at Elizabethtown is constantly pushing for innovation and creativity within the world of Continuing Care Retirement Communities. The first of its kind, the Masonic Village Smart Cottage utilizes automated systems and cloud technology to improve residents’ quality of life. Not only does the Smart Cottage’s K4Community capability make life more convenient by automating blinds, lights, thermostat, etc., but the system can also be used to monitor residents’ healthy, and can alert caregivers if necessary.
Excellence Award Winner, Category A6-D: Residential Renovation Multi-Unit
This conversion of this 1910 tobacco warehouse involved extensive modifications and new systems to provide student housing for the Pennsylvania Academy of Art. The goal was to create a comfortable living atmosphere while retaining the historic building features, including the brick walls that remain exposed throughout and the heavy wood beams and columns. The original wood floors were restored, providing additional character and warmth. The result is a creative and modern adaptive reuse coupled with preservation and thoughtful construction methods. A seemingly perfect fit for art and design students.