2012 Washtenaw County Association Pyramid Award

 

The Miracle League of Plymouth is  honored to have been chosen the 2012 Best Project Teams (under $3 Million) Pyramid Award for the Miracle League of Plymouth project, a baseball field and pavilion for children with special needs.  The Pyramid Awards is sponsored by the Washtenaw Contractors Association. This award recognized Architect Joseph Philips, Architect, LLC.  Contractor: Ted Barker, Shaw Construction.  Owner Miracle League of Plymouth.  Each of these prestigious awards represents the highest level of achievement in the areas of teamwork, service, or innovation. The winners are selected by independent experts in the construction industry. 

 

The Washtenaw Contractors Association (WCA) announced the winners of its fifteenth annual PYRAMID Awards Friday night (March 23, 2012) before a group of the county’s leading contractors, architects, construction project owners and labor leaders.  Each of these prestigious awards represents exceptional effort in the areas of teamwork, service or innovation.  To be chosen as a winner of a PYRAMID Award, a nomination had to be truly outstanding.  The winners were selected by an independent jury composed of industry experts in Nebraska and Iowa. 

BEST PROJECT TEAM AWARDS:  To be selected as a winner for a Best Project Team award, the project had to involve an extremely high level of cooperation between the Owner, Architect and Contractor, resulting in true synergism between these three entities.  This cooperation and synergism must have resulted in an improvement in some critical aspect of the construction project (e.g. quality, budget, completion time, safety record etc.)

 

Best Project Team - Projects under $3 Million  Miracle League of Plymouth(Plymouth, MI)

    Construction of a baseball field and pavilion for children with special needs.

    Architect: Joseph Philips Architect, LLC (Plymouth, MI)

    Contractor: Shaw Construction (Livonia, MI)

    Owner: Miracle League of Plymouth (Plymouth, MI)

Selection Criteria:

  • The project involved an extremely high level of cooperation between the Owner, Architect and Contractor, resulting in true synergism between these three entities.
  • This cooperation and synergism resulted in an improvement in some critical aspect of the construction project (e.g. quality, budget, completion time, safety record, etc.)
  • The improvement is documented and sufficient information is disclosed to the Jury to complete its review
  • The award nomination is supported in writing by all three entities.
  • The project is located in Michigan.
  • The contractor/construction manager nominee is a member of the Washtenaw Contractors Association

 

The PYRAMID Awards was a hallmark evening because it is the only event for which virtually all sectors of the construction industry in Washtenaw County gather together to celebrate the great achievements of the past year.  Major sponsors of the event were Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 9, Michigan Council of Employers, Laborers Local 499 - Employers’ Cooperation and Education Trust Fund, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, and the Washtenaw County Industry Advancement Program.

 

The Washtenaw Contractors Association has been serving the commercial and industrial construction industry in Washtenaw County since 1949.  Members of the Association include contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and professional service providers.  WCA member services include business development, education, labor relations, workforce development, legislative advocacy and The Plan Room.  All WCA programs are designed to improve both the success of individual member firms and the construction industry in Washtenaw County as a whole.

http://wcaonline.org.mytempweb.com/pyramid-awards/

Comments

Robert Bilkie, Co-Chairperson, Miracle League of Plymouth

“It once again goes back to form and function. Not only does the field suit our Miracle League Players well but it is also a thing of beauty to behold. Ted and Joe are at the top of their games.”

 

Ted Barker, President, Shaw Construction; Construction Manager, Miracle League of Plymouth

“A project like this comes by once in a lifetime to construct a very special ball field in the very town you were raised in.  To be able to be part of such a dynamic team with Joseph Philips Architect, LLC, Bob Bilkie, and Deb Madonna who helped raise this project from an idea three years ago to a complete success is all the award any one needs.  Then to be recognized by my peers from my very own construction industry as the 2012 Washtenaw Construction Association Best Project Team is overwhelming. Thanks for all the volunteers, donors, and especially the athletes who utilize the Bilkie Field to making this all happen.”

 

Joseph Philips, AIA, Joseph Philips - Architect, LLC

"We at the firm feel very fortunate to have had an opportunity to contribute to such a wonderful project. The recognition in the category of Best Project Team is meaningful because it is a rare occurrence to have so many outstanding individuals involved, like Ted Barker, Bob Bilkie & Deb Madonna, just to name a few, who's main focus was the success of the project. Although the award is a welcome acknowledgement, the true reward comes from knowing that the whole community came together to provide a special group of kids with an amazing opportunity."

 

Deb Madonna, Co-Chairperson, Miracle League of Plymouth

“We were lucky enough to be able to build a baseball field for children, some of whom, have not had a chance to play.  There is nothing better for adults than to be able to create a place for all children to play and be part of a team, to provide a place where they will make friends.” 

 

   

  

Best Project Team Under $3 Million – Miracle League of Plymouth: Mike Devine of Joseph Philips Architect, LLC; Deb Madonna of Miracle League of Plymouth; Ted Barker & Ted Mazaris of Shaw Construction; Bob Bilkie of Miracle League of Plymouth

  

 

 

Observer, March 29, 2012:  Miracle League Wins Pyramid Award: http://www.hometownlife.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120329/NEWS15/203290589/Miracle-League-wins-Pyramid-honor&odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Plymouth|s

 

Letter of Support from Joe Philips, Architect