2017 Butler Design Award Winner
Manufacturing named Canadian builder Bel-Con Design-Builders
Ltd. as this year's Butler Design Award winner for its
industry-leading construction of a new facility for SafeStart, a safety training
company in Belleville, Ontario.
The Butler Design Award was created as an opportunity for the
Butler Builder network to showcase innovative, unique projects
that achieved industry standards and drew on marketplace trends to
deliver solutions that met clients' needs. Eligible buildings must
have been completed within the last two years.
"We judged the submissions based on the overall aesthetics and
function of each one, with an eye on how the designers integrated
metal building systems technology into each project. All the
entries were excellent and showcased the near limitless design
potential of metal building systems," said Dan Walker, Metal Building
Manufacturers Association (MBMA).
Award submissions were judged by:
Nominations were submitted from across North America, with
projects spanning manufacturing, retail, automotive,
corporate, athletics and educational facilities.
"Bel-Con Design-Builders Ltd.'s SafeStart project was chosen for
its notable attention to natural lighting by taking advantage of
modern daylighting systems and incorporating a dramatic overhang,"
said Paul Deffenbaugh, Metal Construction News.
SafeStart, the rapidly expanding business based in Belleville,
Ontario, sought a new corporate facility to attract new employees,
while also meeting the stringent building standards it required to
serve as a safety training company.
"By integrating Butler wall systems, for exterior appeal and
future expandability, with SunLite Strip daylighting systems, we
built a bright, modern and attractive new office that SafeStart
could leverage to recruit and accommodate top talent," said Tom
Gunsinger, co-owner of Bel-Con Design-Builders Ltd. "Providing
visual preliminary building renderings helped ensure the building
matched the customer's vision and expectations."
Honorable mentions were given to Keystruct Construction,
Inc. for its work building a new fieldhouse for
Mercersburg Academy and Nor-Son, Inc. for the
contemporary office building it constructed for Avantech.