NASHVILLE, Tenn. — SSOE Group announced the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center located in Tallahassee, Fla. has received a National Excellence in Construction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors. The ABC awards seek to recognize the nation’s most innovative and high-quality construction projects and safety programs.
The winning project was delivered to the client ahead of schedule and below budget. This resulted in a 52,000-square-foot building ,which was awarded LEED® Silver certification in April 2011. Sustainable features included the use of 92-percent recycled structural steel, a patient healing garden, separate public and staff places of respite and strategies focused on recycling, water use reduction, thermal comfort, indoor and outdoor pollution control and environmentally friendly low mercury lamp lighting.
SSOE provided planning and design services on the new Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center, working with general contractor Robins & Morton for the construction.
Entries were first submitted to ABC local state chapters by providing a project narrative and detailed description of the construction process used – with specific attention to new processes, time and space restrictions, special challenges faced to complete the project and a disciplined approach to integrate FF&E into the project.
Once projects were recognized at the chapter level, they then were eligible to receive national recognition from ABC if chosen. The award was presented to the design, construction and ownership team at the 22nd Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet held Feb. 22 in Phoenix, Ariz.