KBE Lands Two ABC CT Awards

11/1/17 – Associated Builders and Contracts of Connecticut recently recognized KBE Building Corporation with two Excellence in Construction awards in its annual awards program. KBE took first place in the health care category for its Jewish Senior Services Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus project and an award of merit in the large institutional category for its UConn Next Generation Connecticut Residence Hall project. The awards were presented at the annual Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony at the Aqua Turf in Southington, CT.

KBE has a well-earned reputation for providing exceptional services for its clients in the higher education, senior living, retail, government, and k-12 markets, and places a high-level of importance on the relationships it has with architects, owners, and subcontractors.

Winning Projects
Jewish Senior Services, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus – Bridgeport, CT
KBE provided Construction Manager at Risk services for this 372,000 sf skilled nursing and assisted living facility featuring the State’s first “household model” of care. The new campus provides 24 “households” incorporating 14 private bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as dedicated short-term rehabilitation and memory care, as well as 18 assisted living units. It also offers other community services including home care, hospice, adult day programs, a 16,200 sf community fitness center, an auditorium, a synagogue, and a library. The project was designed by Perkins Eastman Architects.

University of Connecticut, Next Generation Connecticut Residence Hall – Storrs, CT
KBE was Design-Builder and Constructor at Risk for the new residence hall complex for UConn’s Next Generation initiative to support science, technology, engineering, and math programs. The 210,000 sf, multi-story residence hall provides 727 double bedrooms, including 27 ADA compliant beds. The hall also includes a lobby, living room, game room, meeting rooms, laundry, and the Innovation Zone and Idea Lab collaborative work space and tools, such as mobile white boards, laser cutter, 3-D printer, and more. Certified LEED Gold, it includes solar plumbing, solar photovoltaic arrays on the roof, a “green” roof, a re-claim water system and high-efficiency major equipment. The Architect of Record was JSA, Inc. with Bridging Architect Newman Architects.

“We are honored to receive these awards from ABC Connecticut,” said KBE owner and CEO Mike Kolakowski. “It’s important that we support organizations like CT ABC because of the value they bring to our industry. Their efforts to advance merit shop opportunities are evident and greatly appreciated by many.”

KBE has been a member of CT ABC since 1983. The $300 million firm’s past awards have included the “Best of the Best” Safety Award for General Contractor, the 30 Year Award, the EIC Spirit Award, the Merit Cup Award, and awards of excellence for projects in various categories.

About KBE Building Corporation

KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.

With offices in Norwalk and Farmington, CT, as well as Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Our New York City clients are serviced through our affiliate, KBENY, LLC. (www.kbeny.com)

Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, KBE bills $300 million annually. The firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets.

KBE’s team of 120+ construction professionals and support staff is deeply committed to the firm’s corporate philanthropy program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $2.5 million and 12,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

Media Contact: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing
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