October 30, 2018

S/L/A/M Construction Services Wins Excellence in Construction Award from ABC Connecticut Chapter

S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) was recently honored by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Connecticut with an Excellence in Construction Award for the University of Hartford, Gengras Student Union - Addition & Renovations project, located in West Hartford, Connecticut. SLAM CS accepted the award at the ABC Annual Meeting and Excellence in Construction Awards Dinner in Southington, CT on October 25, 2018.

“I have worked on multiple projects and have grown to rely and trust the professional staff at SLAM,” says Nicholas Macy, CCM, PMP, Director of Planning and Construction, University of Hartford. “The team successfully scoped, estimated, and designed the project within a limited budget, communicated effectively when issues arose on site and phased the construction in a way that accommodated the multiple occupancy uses.”

The 3,000 SF addition and 82,260 SF renovation to the Gengras Student Union building featured integrated planning, programming, design and construction management from the team at SLAM. The scope included expansion and improvements to gathering, common and dining spaces, new offices and meeting rooms. With returned contingency, SLAM was able to include Owner deferred maintenance scope into the project. The occupied building addition and renovation was multi-phased to minimize disruptions and maintain the functionality of the Student Union during construction.

The annual Connecticut ABC awards event honors outstanding construction projects to construction companies and subcontractors. The Excellence in Construction awards are judged by an independent panel, which include owners, architects, engineers and other industry leaders. Project submittals must adhere to rigorous application requirements for consideration of the year’s top honors. Contractors must demonstrate outstanding quality in construction and references from the project owner, and rigorous safety performance.

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