SAN DIEGO, CA, March 23, 2018 Bergelectric today announced that its work on the WeWork B Street project in San Diego, CA has earned the company a first‐place national Excellence in Construction® Eagle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Electrical-Commercial category. Representatives from Bergelectric received the award on March 21 during ABC’s 28th annual Excellence in Construction awards celebration in Long Beach, Calif.
“Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to honor Bergelectric with a best‐in‐class Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for their tremendous work in completing the WeWork B Street safely, on time and budget,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R Nash Jr., director of preconstruction at Branch & Associates in Herndon, Va. “The dedication to innovation, productivity and world‐class craftsmanship demonstrated by Bergelectric and its employees produced truly impressive results that any project owner would be proud of.”
WeWork B Street was an extremely demanding/fast paced tenant improvement project. Bergelectric was given only 14-weeks to complete six floors—each floor was approximately 32,000-s.f. within a Downtown San Diego high-rise building. All six of the original floors were completely cleared out and converted into office spaces, meeting rooms, and a restaurant/cafe. Bergelectric installed a new Lutron® Vive Wireless lighting control system—a state-of-the-art product that was only released to the public a few weeks prior to Bergelectric’s installation at WeWork B Street. Bergelectric’s scope of work also included; over 500 new light fixtures, receptacles on glass mullion walls, new distribution panels, sub-panels, and transformers on all six-floors. Bergelectric averaged approximately 35-electricians on site throughout the duration of the project with zero (0) safety incidents.
The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high‐quality merit shop construction projects, with an Eagle Award presented to the top project in each category. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News‐Record, Design‐Build Institute of America and various construction‐related firms nationwide.