McCarthy’s San Jacinto River Authority team earned coveted award for Infrastructure/Heavy Public
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Dallas, TX -- The Houston division of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., was recently awarded the prestigious ICE award at the 2017 ABC Greater Houston Excellence in Construction Awards Gala. Projects featured at this event excelled in the fields of safety, quality, ingenuity and workmanship. McCarthy’s San Jacinto River Authority project team took home the highest award in the Infrastructure/Heavy Public Works and Environmental category.
McCarthy was hired as the CM-at-Risk for the San Jacinto River Authority Surface Water Facility project in 2011. The four-year project consisted of a new 60-acre Surface Water Facility with a new surface water treatment plant. The treatment plant processes included pretreatment, sedimentation, low-pressure membrane filtration, sludge tanks, gravity thickeners and belt presses. McCarthy’s team self-performed 47 percent of the project including concrete packaging, yard piping, mechanical process piping, valves, chemical systems and site work.
“McCarthy is honored to receive the ICE Award,” said Kurt Knebel, McCarthy Texas Regional Executive Vice President of Operations. “McCarthy has a key focus on strong performance in civil and water/wastewater markets and this award is a testament to our team’s hard work, attention to detail and ability to self-perform work that leads to a successful project.”
The Associated Builders and Contractors determined merit for the awards by allowing projects submitted be evaluated on safety, execution of design, craftsmanship, attention to detail, installation and other considerations. The projects submitted were evaluated by local owners, architects and engineers. The ICE award was the highest award given from the awards in each division.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 15th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2017). With approximately 1,800 salaried employees and offices in Houston, Dallas; St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at the website or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.