An independent panel of judges on behalf of The Steel Erectors Association of America selected three steel construction projects for the association’s annual Projects of the Year. Teams from Gardner-Watson Decking (Class I for erection contracts up to $500,000), Buckner Companies (Class III above $1 million to $2.5 million), and J.P. Cullen & Sons (Class IV over $2.5 million) were honored at SEAA’s 2018 Annual Convention, held in April in Greensboro, N.C. Note, no awards were granted in the Class II category ($500,000 to $1 million) for 2017.
The winning projects demonstrate the range and complexity of steel construction in the United States. One project was a steel decking job on a massive distribution center in Louisville, Ky., for a retail company ruled by capitalism and the Almighty Dollar. The other two jobs were temples of worship—one to Almighty God and the other the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.
The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) was recently recognized by the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) annual STAR™ Awards for marketing excellence in the construction industry.
Steel Erector and Design Organizations Work Together to Improve Steel Erector Certification Requirements
The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) have worked together to draft a reciprocal indemnity agreement and revise the additional insured language as part of AISC’s Certified Steel Erector program requirements. The reciprocal indemnity and revised additional insured language is mutually beneficial to both AISC and steel erectors participating in the Certified Steel Erector program.
“Before, the indemnification clause only protected AISC; now it goes both ways, with each party indemnifying each other,” explained Mark Trimble, AISC’s Vice President of Certification.
Brent Darnell, a leading authority on Emotional Intelligence in the construction industry will open the Steel Erectors Association of America’s 2018 convention, to be held April 25-27, 2018 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.
A second generation builder, Darnell earned a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1981 and began his own construction career. He was an MEP Coordinator and Senior Project Manager on complicated projects like the Brook Army Medical Center and housing for the 1996 Summer Olympic Village.
June 19, 2017 (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
The Steel Erectors Association of America announces that two individuals have received the 2017 Person of the Year award. They are Duke Perry, General Manager of Bluearc Stud Welding, Braselton, Ga., and Dave Brown, Sr., Regional Sales Manager of the Southeast Region for United Rentals.
The awards were given during the 45th Annual Convention and Tradeshow in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Both individuals represent suppliers to the industry—a manufacturer weld studs, stud welding equipment and accessories, and a lifting equipment rental company—an indication of the value steel erectors and fabricators place on their relationships with product and service providers. For the first time, the SEAA Board of Directors vote ended in a tie, the reason for two awards.