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Carolinas AGC Celebrates 2022 Pinnacle Awards and Construction Excellence Awards

Duke Health, Duke Central Tower
Duke Health, Duke Central Tower
Leland Colvin
Leland Colvin
Credit One Stadium Renovation
Credit One Stadium Renovation
Charlotte Gateway Station
Charlotte Gateway Station
BMW LC-X Bridge & Power Feed Expansion Project
BMW LC-X Bridge & Power Feed Expansion Project
Lake Greenwood Water Treatment Plant & Raw Water Intake
Lake Greenwood Water Treatment Plant & Raw Water Intake
Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility Ozone Systems Updates
Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility Ozone Systems Updates
CHARLOTTE, NC — Carolinas AGC (CAGC) has bestowed the 2022 CAGC Pinnacle Awards to six construction projects that enhance their communities, and the Build with the Best Pinnacle Award to an individual who continually partners with the construction industry with great success. In addition, four projects won Construction Excellence Awards, which recognize projects of distinction.
Build with the Best Award
Leland Colvin, Deputy Secretary for Engineering, South Carolina Department of Transportation

Leland Colvin has been with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) for over 25 years, serving in various positions throughout the department including Director of Construction, Design/Build Construction Engineer, and Program Manager for the Charleston metro area before becoming the Deputy Secretary for Engineering. Throughout his time with SCDOT, Leland has excelled at building strong relationships within the industry.

Best Building Projects
Duke Health, Duke Central Tower, Durham, North Carolina
  • General Contractor: Skanska USA Building
  • Pinnacle Partner: Precision Walls

The 500,000-square-foot Duke Central Tower expands the pediatric and adult services of both Duke University Hospital and Duke Children's Hospital. The six-year effort included 350 patient rooms, med-surg, ortho, ICU, neurology, solid organ and bone marrow transplant, two catheterization labs, procedure room, in-house pharmacy, administrative space, loading dock, and utility infrastructure.
Credit One Stadium Renovation, Charleston, South Carolina

  • General Contractor: Choate Construction
  • Pinnacle Partners: Steel Fab, Pleasant Places, and GlassCorp
  • After 20 years, Credit One Stadium needed an extensive renovation to enhance the guest experience and continue to attract athletes and performers. After using enough concrete to fill a tennis court 45 feet tall and installing more than 200 miles of wiring, the facility's seating capacity increased from 7,000 to 11,000 through open-air design and a bowl-shaped arena.
    Best Highway Projects
    Charlotte Gateway Station, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • General Contractor: Crowder Construction Company
    • Pinnacle Partners: Propst Construction Company and Augusta Iron and Steel Works, Inc.

    The Charlotte Gateway Station project was a multi-staged project to move the intercity passenger rail station. The project included grading, drainage, eight bridges, a passenger platform, tunnels, retaining walls, rock plating, utility re-locations, sub-ballast installation, bridge drainage systems, paving, a temporary pedestrian walkway enclosure, bridge demolition, demolition of the Greyhound Bus Station, and temporary and permanent shoring.

    BMW LC-X Bridge & Power Feed Expansion Project, Greer, South Carolina

    • General Contractor: United Infrastructure Group, Inc.
    • Pinnacle Partners: Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering and Augusta Iron and Steel Works
    • BMW Manufacturing is adding a new manufacturing building on the opposite side of Interstate 85 from the current plant. A private roadway was also needed to connect the BMW plant to its new satellite. The project included a span steel girder bridge over eight lanes of I-85; a span concrete girder bridge over Freeman Farm Road; new roadway; roadway lighting; landscaping; security fencing; and utility installations and relocations.
      Best Utility Projects
      Lake Greenwood Water Treatment Plant & Raw Water Intake, Waterloo, South Carolina
      • General Contractor: Harper General Contractors
      • Pinnacle Partners: Goodwyn Mills Cawood
      • This facility is one of the largest capital projects ever completed in Laurens County. The idea of developing a long-term solution to improve water quality for the community dates back to the 1980s. This project included construction of a plant with Super Pulsator Clarification/Greenleaf filtration, a full laboratory and chemical feed station, and raw water intake and pumps.
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        Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility Ozone Systems Updates, Cary, North Carolina

        • General Contractor: State Utility Contractors
        • In 2016, the Cary/Apex facility upgraded one of four aging ozone generators, and now it was up to State Utility to replace the other three, which were barely working. The Cary/Apex treatment facility utilizes special concrete treatment basins called Super-Pulsator Flocculator Clarifiers that are relatively new and are not yet widely used in the Carolinas.
          Construction Excellence Awards
          • Emergency Bridge Repair and Approach Reconstruction Bridge over Cane River, Yancey County, North Carolina; General Contractor: R. E. Burns & Sons Co., Inc.
          • Port of Wilmington - Upgrades to South Gate Container Complex, Wilmington, North Carolina; General Contractor: Barnhill Contracting Company
          • The Pinch, Charleston, South Carolina; General Contractor: Mashburn Construction Company
          • McCormick WTP Improvements, McCormick, South Carolina; General Contractor: Harper General Contractors
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