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American Concrete Institute honors Wilhelm with three awards

Each year, the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Indiana Chapter invites companies to submit concrete projects to compete for awards under ten different categories such as commercial, public works, and residential. A selection committee awards one winner per category. The winners of each category go on to compete for the “Project of the Year” award. This honor is presented to the best overall project from the ten categories.

On April 23, 2014, F.A. Wilhelm Construction received three awards for outstanding achievements in concrete from the Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) at the chapter’s annual banquet and awards ceremony.

Pictured left to right: Mike Rose, Alt & Witiz Engineering, Jason King, F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company, Mike LaGrange, Irving Materials

Pictured left to right: Mike Rose, Alt & Witiz Engineering, Jason King, F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company, Mike LaGrange, Irving Materials

In the Health Care/Life Sciences –Hospitals category, Wilhelm came out on top with the Sydney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital core and shell project, which went on to receive the coveted “Project of the Year”. Wilhelm performed multiple projects at the Eskenazi Health Campus in Indianapolis. The $105 million concrete superstructure for the main hospital required more than 35,000 cubic yards of concrete.

Wilhelm also received outstanding achievement in the Transportation 2 – Parking Structures category for the OneAmerica Parking Garage and Pedestrian Bridge project.

For Jason King, who served as the project manager for both projects, the awards validate the quality work that Wilhelm provides its clients.

“The Eskenazi project was a tough concrete structure job, so it was wonderful to have it recognized as the Project of the Year,” said King.

Chris Wilhelm, general superintendent and head of Wilhelm’s concrete division, accepted the awards on behalf of Wilhelm Construction.
“Winning an ACI award, especially for ‘Project of the Year’, stands out to the building community including architects, engineers, and contractors,” said Wilhelm. “It shows that Wilhelm Construction is still leading the way. It’s a pat on the back from our peers and a reminder we are doing a good job.”

Nearly 14,000 cubic yards of self-performed concrete were used on the OneAmerica Parking Garage and Pedestrian Bridge. Wilhelm served as general contractor with the developer, Flaherty and Collins, in constructing the six level, 1,237-car, post-tensioned parking structure in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.

“It is always an honor to have your projects recognized,” said King. “Wilhelm performs a great deal of large-scale concrete projects, so it is a significant opportunity to showcase the work we do.”

The American Concrete Institute develops and distributes consensus-based standards, technical resources, and educational programs to organizations worldwide that are involved in concrete design, construction, and materials. The Indiana Chapter represents the industry throughout the state, and its membership includes owners, engineers, educators, ready-mixed suppliers, material suppliers, precast fabricators, contractors, testing labs, and among others.

For more information about the ACI Indiana Chapter and its annual awards competition, visit its website at www.indianaaci.org.

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