Raleigh, N.C. — Greensboro residence hall and classrooms take the prize.
Raleigh, N.C. — The Carolinas Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has awarded three Hardin Construction Company projects with the 2011 Excellence in Construction Merits Award.
In the $5-to-$10-million category, ABC cited the Global Learning Center as well as the Honors Residence Hall at Greensboro’s Bennett College for Women. The buildings were part of a $22 million capital improvements campaign for Bennett College. Hardin served as the design-builder.
In the $25-to-$50 million categories, Hardin was awarded for UNC-Greensboro’s School of Education classroom and office building. The $47 million projects, a joint venture with Rodgers Builders and Walter B. Davis, was also awarded LEED gold certification and is the first green building on UNCG’s campus.
Another Hardin project at North Carolina State University that was recently completed earned LEED silver certification. The university’s Facilities Operations Support Space achieved the certification for solar panels for water heating and indoor climate control and a rainwater collection system.
The project included the comprehensive renovation of and an addition to two existing structures to create campus facilities group offices, break room, conference and meeting spaces, as well as service garage areas, including repair and equipment wash bays. The project’s architect of record was Davis Kane Architects, PA of Raleigh.