MBCEA Presents Building of the Year and Ketenbrink Service Awards
By Paul Deffenbaugh Posted July 3, 2023
In Nashville, Tenn., during the joint conference between the Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association (MBCEA) and the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) on May 8, 2023, the MBCEA presented the Building of the Year Awards and the Oil Can award.
Keith Wentworth is recognized for contributions to the association and 9 projects take home awards
By Paul Deffenbaugh
With nearly 500 attendees, the conference showcased the dynamism of the metal building industry. That excitement extended to the awards programs. Keith Wentworth, Dutton & Garfield, Hampstead, N.H., is the current president of the Metal Building Institute and past president of MBCEA. His longtime involvement and devotion to the MBCEA earned him the Robert and Beverly Ketenbrink Service Award, which is commonly call the “Oil Can” award.
The Building of the Year entries are judged by an outside panel of judges based on the following criteria:
Unusual or interesting features
Green building elements
The project of the year was presented to Lemartec Corp., Miami, for its work on the Terminal F roof retrofit at the Port of Miami. It’s the first time a project in the renovation and reroof category has been selected as the project of the year.
Other members earned wins in the Building of the Year awards including APX Construction Group, Mankato, Minn.; Crossland Construction, Springfield, Mo.; Span Construction & Engineering, Madera, Calif.; Thomas Phoenix International, Eastampton, N.J.; Design Systems Builders LLC, Nashville, Tenn.; Bahnmiller Construction Inc., Everett, Wash.; and Scott Steel Erectors, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Three judges served on the panel and selected winners from more than 30 entries. They were Ronald Albert, AIA, RHA Architects, Merrimac, Mass.; Jerry Gorski, PE, Gorski Engineering, Collegeville, Pa.; and Matthew B. Jarmel, AIA, MBA, Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers Inc., Livingston, N.J. To be eligible, a building must have been completed in 2020. For more information on MBCEA’s Building of the Year winners, visit www.mbcea.org/awards-and-recognition.
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