Congratulations to the MCA 2016 Awards of Excellence Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 Awards of Excellence Winners!  
On January 27, 2016, the Minnesota Construction Association (MCA) honored its members for outstanding recently completed
construction projects.  The awards were presented at the annual MCA Awards of Excellence Gala at the Minneapolis Golf Club.
Congratulations to all of the Awards Recipients honored at the 2016 Gala!
Photos from the 2016 Awards Gala are available to view and purchase at        
Steiner Construction Services, Inc. won in the New Project Total Value Under $10,000,000 category for Schuler Shoes.  Schuler Shoes' reputation for quality and attention to detail is expressed through the detailed brick and stone work and extraordinary natural light to the sales floor area. An expansive stocking area capable of holding over 50,000 pairs of shoes provides a huge selection for customers and flexibility for Schuler's day to day operations.
  In the New Project Total Value Over $10,000,000 category Greiner Construction won for LifeSource.  The location made up of three contiguous parcels of land, previously owned by a consortium of 25 banks, and in foreclosure is now the new home for LifeSource, a local non-profit organization. The two-story office headquarters and medical building was designed by local architectural group RSP Architects and constructed by Greiner Construction.
Graham Construction Services, Inc. won in the Renovation, Expansion or Tenant Improvement Project category for the University  of Minnesota - Raptor Center Replace Mews project.  The University of Minnesota Raptor Center Mew Replacement, which houses educational exhibits and rehabilitates injured and rescued raptors, was a very unique and challenging project.  Graham was selected to demo the existing mews, design and build two additions to house the new mews, and improve internal components.  
  In the Government Construction Project category Kraus-Anderson Construction Company won for Forest Lake Public Safety/City Hall.  The new 66,000 s.f., two-story Forest Lake Public Safety and City Hall Building replaces crowded, outdated infrastructure with a consolidated, efficient, safe, secure, modern facility with room to grow. The project team worked closely and collaboratively to overcome challenges including site soil conditions.
Inspec, Inc. won in the Research, Innovation or Use of Technology category for Flat Roofs are Rotting. Flat roofs on three multi-family residential buildings had failed prematurely as a result of condensation causing rot of the roof deck and trusses. Investigation of these roofs revealed the roof design to be prone to the accumulation of moisture in the upper reaches of the assembly. Hygrothermal  modeling was used to corroborate the conditions observed and to develop a solution.
  In the Subcontractor/Specialty Contractor category Maverick Cutting and Breaking won for the Minnesota Capitol Repairs, Restoration and Preservation project.  Minnesota State Capitol Repair, Restoration and Preservation project is a historical project where Maverick Cutting and Breaking cut over 400 openings for mechanical and electrical system upgrades. 70,000 square feet of slab were cut along with other door openings, elevator shafts, and walls for new stair systems to be installed.
Each year, the Minnesota Construction Association recognizes a project that was completed as a result of resourceful blending of construction techniques and professionals.  The 2016 recipient of the MCA Choice Award was Knutson Construction for the Target Field Station. Target Field Station is a new, state-of-the-art multi-modal transportation hub and community gathering space in downtown Minneapolis. Located adjacent to Target Field, the transportation hub provides a gateway with a robust streetscape connecting the North Loop neighborhood to the historic Warehouse District.  A separate program and tour will be held on February 24 at Target Field Station. Please visit the MCA website for more information.


MCA also honored outstanding companies at the Awards of Excellence Gala.  These awards acknowledge the exemplary
work and dedication to quality construction by our members. 
The winner for General Contractor of the Year was Doran Construction.  
Rachel Contracting won the Sub-Contractor of the Year award.  
Brett Grendahl was named Member of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the organization.