Engineering News Record magazine has presented MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS with two 2015 Best Project Awards for projects the company completed in 2014. MWGC’s projects competed with nearly 100 other entries in the contest, which “were judged on design and construction quality, contribution to the community and the industry and how they overcame unusual challenges through teamwork and innovation,” according to ENR.
MWGC won best project in the Specialty Contracting category with the Muncipal Operations Center Structural Foundation Repairs project. Built in 2002 on unstable soils, Glenwood Springs’ Municipal Operations Center had settled to the point sunlight could be seen through cracks in exterior walls. The cracks, some as wide as an inch, threatened the building’s stability and the safety of employees. MWGC stabilized the 30,000 square foot building with 200 fifty-foot-deep compaction grout columns, ultimately raising the facility by four inches. The team of J.R. Harris and Co. and CTL Thompson analyzed, sometimes on a daily or hourly basis, unique conditions that could not be seen from the surface.
MWGC also won an award of merit in the Sports/Entertainment category with the Outdoor Covered Regulation Dressage Arena project. This privately owned 35,000 square foot dressage arena showcases exquisite custom finishes and high quality features. Under the forty foot tall, 140’ x 220’ arena roof is a 1600 square foot multipurpose building, sheathed in reclaimed antique barn wood meticulously selected and arranged slat by slat. Steel beams supporting the arena roof are wrapped in stone that matches the nearby residence.
MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS also won an ENR Best Project Award in 2011 for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority’s Glenwood Maintenance Facility project. MWGC was also recognized with Gold Hard Hat awards in 2007, 2009, and 2010, and earlier this year won its seventh General Contractor of the Year award from the American Subcontractors Association of Colorado.