Shingobee Builders was honored with two Eagle Awards by Associated Builders and Contractors Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter at its Excellence in Construction Awards event on January 24, 2019. The recognition was for Shingobee’s work on the Four Winds Alternative & Continuing Technical Education School in Fort Totten, North Dakota, and The Gardner School in Edina, Minnesota.
The Four Winds Alternative / CTE School, recognized in the Institutional under $5 Million category, was a new classroom facility for alternative and technical programs at the Fort Totten Public Schools on the Spirit Lake Reservation. The building was designed and built to be net-zero energy, the first school of its kind on tribal land in the country, with photovoltaic panels, geothermal heating and cooling, and many other energy-efficient features. The structure was constructed using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) for walls and Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) for the roof, innovative materials that provided energy efficiency and benefited the construction cost and schedule. More images of the project are available here.
The Gardner School, which was recognized in the Renovation under $5 Million category, was a complete remodel to transform an aging industrial building into a handsome, contemporary preschool / child care center. Shingobee provided complete demolition and reconstruction of the building interior, roofing was replaced, exterior finishes upgraded, and all new plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems were installed. The site also presented unique challenges, which were met by construction of an elevated deck for the play area and sidewalks around the building, requiring piers and a reinforced concrete structure. More images of the project are available here.
ABC’s Excellence in Construction awards program is the construction industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects and safety programs. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, and design team responsible for the project. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across Minnesota and North Dakota, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety, and cost.
Our Congratulations to everyone on the teams for these projects!