Clayco Inc. Recognized For Project Of The Year By AGC Of St. Louis - Clayco

Clayco Inc. Recognized For Project Of The Year By AGC Of St. Louis

St. Louis, MO (December 9, 2010) 

In an award ceremony held on Nov. 3, 2010, Clayco Inc. was honored by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of St. Louis for exceptional work on Phase I of the Washington University South 40 Redevelopment project. The design-build firm was presented with the prestigious Keystone Project of the Year Award in the $20 to $60 million building and construction category.

“This award is a reflection of the exceptional team skill, leadership and innovation put forth on- and off-site of the project,” said Kirk Warden, Clayco Senior Vice-President and Partner.

The two-phase project included a major campus renovation project and construction of two energy-efficient residence halls, housing over 1,200 students. In addition to the residences, the campus project provided computer clusters, campus eateries, and other recreational activities outside of the classroom. The project involved significant site improvements, a major utility infrastructure reconstruction, an extensive dock system, and a 7,500-square-foot green roof. Promoting healthier lifestyles and environments, the project was recently awarded LEED Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council. 

The Keystone Awards honor St. Louis constructions firms that successfully and innovatively fulfill projects within unique budget and scheduling constraints. The award spotlights companies that tackle challenges and discover solutions to make a lasting contribution to the St. Louis community and the construction industry. 

During Phase I of the campus project, Washington University and the City of Clayton set noise ordinances that significantly restricted available work hours. Weekend and evening work was not permitted and any work creating noise was not allowed prior to 8:00 a.m.

“From the onset of construction, Clayco laid the groundwork for unsurpassed safety and teamwork. Despite unusual constraints in work activities and weather delays, the team was able to overcome obstacles by working in parallel with the interior construction. The team worked selective shifts on the interior of the buildings, which enabled Clayco to complete the project on schedule.”

The building features a green roof that provides a park-like atmosphere for students. This structure is especially interesting in that it is located just above the commissary kitchen and loading dock area, separating the living areas from the kitchen areas below. The utility reconstruction also included a new chilled water-loop and domestic water, gas, fuel oil and fire water utilities throughout the South 40 campus.