Chicago Metallic Corp. earns four Construction Excellence Awards
Corp. earned four 2011 Construction Excellence Awards from the
Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association (CISCA).
These prestigious awards recognize CISCA members who produced the
year's finest examples of interior commercial construction.
"It is a great accomplishment and a privilege to receive the
industry's praise for these challenging and beautiful projects,"
says Jim Moynihan, Chicago Metallic Corp.'s vice president of
sales. "It is thrilling to have four selected for this year's
competition. Each project reflects our quality, craftsmanship,
creativity and strong customer relationships."
The 2011 Construction Excellence Awards were presented to the
winners on April 18, 2012 at the CISCA Annual Convention and INTEX
Expo in Charlotte, N.C.
Gold Award, Boutique Projects, for the Buffalo Sabres'
ice hockey team dressing room in the First Niagara Center
in Buffalo, N.Y. It features an elliptically shaped, metal, custom
ceiling that mimics the contours of the ice arena using Chicago
Metallic's SpanAir™ Torsion Spring ceiling panels and Infinity™
Perimeter Trim. Cannon Design of Grand Island, N.Y., served as the
architect and Gypsum Systems, Inc. of Elma, N.Y., was the
Gold Award, Ceilings Category, East Region, for the
Bradley Central High School's Fine Arts Center in
Cleveland, Tenn. Designed by KBJM Architects, TRI-CON was the
general contractor for the Tennessee-based team. Wallace Tile
worked on a constricted schedule and budget. The company installed
Chicago Metallic's 1200 Seismic Suspension System to aid in the
creation of floating ceiling sections housing acoustic panels,
CurvGrid™ Two-Directional Aluminum Suspension System with solid
aluminum panels, and Infinity Perimeter Trim for a crisp, clean
Silver Award, Ceilings Category, East Region, for the
North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace in
New Bern. Architectural firms, BJAC in Raleigh, N.C., and Quinn
Evans in Washington, D.C., guided the transformation of this former
Barbour Boat Works warehouse into a center that connects the past
to the present. Raleigh-based Acousti Engineering Co. installed
Chicago Metallic's Planostile® Snap-in Metal Ceiling Panels,
Infinity Perimeter Trim, 15/16-inch Seismic 1200 Suspension System,
and Monarch™ GE panels to achieve the project's aesthetic,
performance, and sustainable design goals.
Bronze Award, Interior Finishes Category, East Region, for
University of South Carolina's Williams-Brice
Stadium in Columbia, S.C. Jumper, Carter Sease Architects
teamed with JHS Architects to design this football stadium
featuring Chicago Metallic's multiple metal ceiling systems, panel
systems, suspension systems, and custom finishes. Morris Nussbaum,
the university's director of building services, managed the ceiling
system installation. The project includes such notable spaces as
the barrel vault ceiling connecting the Players Lounge concourse
and locker room, created using Planar® Linear Metal Panels with a
Reflective Chrome Finish and Open Plenum CubeGrid™ in a garnet
color to match the USC team colors; luxurious donors and private
suites with Planostile™ ceiling panels, a metal product with the
look of wood; renovated USC Champions Club and Executive Club with
Infinity™ Perimeter Trim, and the 600-level seating area's
logo-embossed Eurostone™ Ceiling Panels.