Primera is pleased to announce that our Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center project recently received a 2016 Chicago Building Congress (CBC) Merit Award and three of our other projects were selected as Finalists. The Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) serves as a front-line responder to reports of child sexual abuse, and provides children with a safe place to help them heal. Primera served as the project LEED consultant and provided LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning for the 18,000 square-foot addition to their existing facility. As LEED consultant, Primera guided the design and construction teams throughout the project phases with respect to sustainable design and the specific credit requirements of the LEED Building Design & Construction rating system. Additionally, Primera created the energy model to meet the requirements of the LEED Energy & Atmosphere credits via compliance of ASHRAE 90.1-2007. The model showed a proposed building savings of 25.5% in comparison to the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Baseline Model Building, which helped achieve seven points for the credit.
In addition to our ChicagoCAC project, we are pleased to also announce that our Gordon Parks Arts Hall project was a finalist in the New Construction Over $55 Million category, our Bramsen Animal Ambassador Pavilion project was a finalist in the New Construction Suburban category, and lastly our Maggie Daley Park project was a finalist in the Infrastructure Building category.
“To have our projects be recognized for exceptional engineering is something we are incredibly proud of, but to have the opportunity to work on some of the year’s most exciting projects is what we’re truly grateful for,” said Erin Inman, Primera’s President & CEO.
Since 1956, the Chicago Building Congress Merit Awards have truly celebrated the building industry by singling out the outstanding projects in greater Chicagoland built during the past three years. Entries from nine categories are judged individually in multiple judging sessions by a dedicated panel of 40 CBC member volunteers on the basis of the following criteria: distinctive, functional, or innovative design; quality of construction; impact of the project upon the community; and safety record. All finalists and winners were recognized at the Merit Awards Dinner on May 24.
See all finalists here: http://www.chicagobuildingcongress.org/cbc-meritawards/.