Gray Honored at ENR 2011 Best Projects Awards
Gray Construction was honored October 27th at the ENR Best Projects 2011 Awards in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gray received an Award of Merit in the Industrial/Manufacturing category in the ENR Mountain States region for its Siemens US Nacelle Facility project in Hutchinson, Kansas. Judging was done by two groups of industry experts representing both the contracting and design sides of the industry. This award will be featured in the October 31st ENR issue. A full list of winners can be viewed here.
The Siemens US Nacelle facility was complete in December, 2010. The 289,842 s.f. manufacturing plant produces nacelles, 90-ton oblong steel structures that are perched atop wind turbine towers to house mechanical and electrical systems. The structure is designed to carry heavy loads to allow the movement of nacelles throughout the building. This facility was the first project in the US to utilize a Teqton jointless, maintenance-free floor slab. Siemens received LEED Gold Certification for this project in September, 2011, making it their first LEED® Gold certified production facility in the U.S. and the first LEED® Gold new construction/industrial site in Kansas.