Clayco Inc. Receives American Concrete Institute Best Concrete Project Award - Clayco

Clayco Inc. Receives American Concrete Institute Best Concrete Project Award

St. Louis, MO (January 15, 2009)

Clayco Inc. was recently awarded with a Best Concrete Project Award from the American Concrete Institute, Louisiana Chapter, for their work on the Chevron NorthPark Office Building in Covington, La. Concrete Strategies Inc., a Clayco partner, performed the tilt-up construction for the project. The 11th annual awards competition recognizes and honors creative, innovative and aesthetic uses of concrete and concrete masonry products in new construction projects completed in Louisiana during 2008. “We are pleased to have our work on the Chevron NorthPark Office Building honored with such a prestigious award by the American Concrete Institute,” said Joe Vitale, president of Concrete Strategies. The goal of the project was to utilize concrete construction innovations to create a facility which would minimize the risk of weather-related business disruptions while also creating an aesthetically pleasing office environment. Built via tilt-up construction methods, the 300,000-square-foot headquarters consists of multi-story office wings and central amenity space with a large meeting space, full-service kitchen and fitness center. The project included a geological laboratory and a five-level parking structure attached to the office building. The headquarters was also built to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “The overall size and depth of the project, not only in square footage and panels, but in the fact that the company moved its offices from New Orleans to Covington to be outside of the hurricane area, showcases the accomplishment and achievement of the project,” said Vitale. Clayco will formally receive the award at the organization’s Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet at the English Turn Country Club on January 16, 2009. Clayco Inc. is a full-service real estate development, design and construction firm with annual revenues of $871 million, specializing in “the art and science of building.” With offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit, Clayco provides design-build project delivery on a nationwide basis for the corporate, financial, industrial, institutional and residential markets.