Waterbury State Office Complex Earns Two Awards

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Last night, the team of PC Construction, Freeman French Freeman and the State of Vermont accepted a Best Builders Award from the Associated General Contractors of Vermont for the Waterbury State Office Complex project. Completed earlier this year, the $100 million redevelopment project, which is the largest capital project ever undertaken by the State of Vermont, was a critical step in revitalizing the Town of Waterbury after the destruction caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

The project was also selected by Engineering News-Record (ENR) to receive a 2016 Merit Award in the Government/Public category in the New England region. The award will be formally presented on December 8 in Boston, Massachusetts.

PC Construction began work on the Complex in August of 2013, which included a new 86,000-square-foot office building, a new 20,000-square-foot central plant and maintenance facility, and new site infrastructure as well as the historic renovation of the original 13 core buildings comprising 115,000-square-feet. Buildings were constructed six inches above the 500-year flood mark and specialized foundations were used to protect against future flooding. The complex is significantly more efficient with a new central plant and maintenance facility housing two wood-fired biomass boilers using 25 percent less energy. More than 115,000 square feet and 13 historic buildings were restored to their original grandeur and 94 percent of the 48,000 tons of demolished materials were recycled or diverted from landfills.

The construction of the Complex employed nearly 1,500 workers and was completed on time and on budget.