2012 WBC Craftsmanship Award

Washington Building Congress (WBC) created the Craftsmanship Awards Program to honor those who individually provided exceptional workmanship on buildings throughout the Washington, DC area.

Greg Duncan, Chris Gavin, Jeff Gavin, Frank George, James George, Bill Haller - Southland Industries
Project Name: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Architect: HKS, Inc.
Engineer: Southland Industries (Design Build)
General Contractor: Clark/Balfour Beatty, A Joint Venture

There is a large complexity in keeping a 24/7 hospital in operation while minimizing the disruption of the surrounding patients besides the construction areas. The most complicated area on the campus was building 10 and the contract included renovation of levels 3, 4 and 7. There were 1,800 cores, 15,000 feet of pipe, and 100 utility outages to plan and coordinate in order to deliver 125 patient rooms on time without incident.

2012 WBC Craftsmanship Award-Plumbing
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center