LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 8, 2013) — The Congleton-Hacker Company and Turner Construction Company were recognized at the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky (AGC) 23rd Annual Build Kentucky Awards for construction management on University of Kentucky projects. The awards were presented at a ceremony before 300 AGC members and industry guests held April 5, at the Lexington Convention Center.
Congleton-Hacker Company, a general contractor firm based in Lexington, was recognized for its construction manager involvement with the Rupp Arena UK locker room renovation. The project consisted of 26,000 square feet of renovated space on the first level and 5,400 square feet on the second level mezzanine. Despite unanticipated set-backs along with an accelerated schedule, Congleton-Hacker Company succeeded in making the Rupp Arena UK locker room renovation the "gold standard" by which all basketball facilities across the nation will be measured.
Turner Construction Company, a general contractor firm also based in Lexington, was recognized for its construction manager involvement with the UK Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) Renwable Energy Research Lab. The construction of the new 43,000 square foot, high-performance laboratory will lower operation costs of CAER, while increasing education about the numerous energy technologies implemented in the building. This project will also allow UK to continue its research collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, as well as the Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center and the Energy Department’s Biomass Program Office.