CISCO board announces selections for top 2021 construction projects

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Residential: Westerly; GC – James McHugh Construction; Cook County.
The Westerly, recognized for in the residential construction category (Images from CISCO)

The Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO)’s Board of Directors recently determined winners in six construction categories in the organization’s Annual Pride in Construction Awards for Projects of the Year.

The awards will be presented at CISCO’s rescheduled annual meeting on March 3. CISCO is a non-profit labor management association representing unionized employers and labor organizations.

CISCO says that, among the entries submitted by general contractors, builders, architects and other organizations, the top choices were:

midwayNew Construction – Chicago (+$20m): Midway Security Checkpoint Expansion; GC – F.H. Paschen; Cook County

New Construction – Suburbs (+ $20m): Forester Hotel; GC – William A. Randolph; Lake County.

kane countyNew Construction – City/Suburbs (Under $20m): Kane County Multi-Use Facility; GC – R.C. Wegman; Kane County.

I94 bridgeInfrastructure: I-294 Mile Long Bridge; GC – F. H. Paschen; Cook County.

qbRehabilitation: Queen Bee School District Additions/Renovations; GC – Riley Construction; DuPage County.

Residential: Westerly; GC – James McHugh Construction; Cook County.

“CISCO wishes to recognize each and every entry for its quality of construction, design, impact on the community and safety record,” the organization wrote on its website. “Even under extreme circumstances, amidst an unprecedented pandemic, general contractors, subcontractors and the men and women who construct these buildings collaborated to stay safe, stay on time, and within budget to complete these amazing projects.”

In addition to the Project of the Year Awards, two individuals and one entity are recognized as Educator of the Year, Public Body of the Year and Labor Advocate of the Year.

The board approved John Daniels and Eric Malone, Teachers at Stagg High School as Co-Educators of the Year. The Public Body of the Year is DuPage County, in part, for enacting a Responsible Bidder Ordinance.

The Labor Advocate of the Year is State Comptroller Susana Mendoza.

The CISCO AGM in March is scheduled to return to an in-person format, starting with breakfast and networking at 8:00 a.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant in Schaumburg.

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