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Vulcraft Announces Winners of 2015 NuHeights Design Awards

Vulcraft has announced the winners of its 2015 NuHeights Design Awards. The competition is designed to acknowledge outstanding design, architecture and the diverse applications of building with steel joist and decking. The award winners were chosen because of their unique and innovative use of Vulcraft/Verco Group products to produce state-of-the-art buildings.

The second annual 2015 NuHeights Design Awards competition was open to fabricators, erectors, engineers, architects and general contractors of nonresidential buildings in the U.S. and Canada, who completed projects using Vulcraft Joists or Steel Decking, Verco Decking or Ecospan Composite Floor System products. The projects must have been completed between January 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014 to be eligible for the 2015 awards. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges.

"We are excited to recognize the achievements of the many professionals in our industry who strive for creative solutions using the most advanced technology," said Al Behr, President of the Vulcraft/Verco Group. "This year's competition winners exemplify excellence in design and construction in building with steel."

The winners are as follows:


Allen Bus Service Center, Allen, Texas

Builder: Pouge Construction


Audi San Francisco, San Francisco

Builder: Chatfield Construction


Avair, Chandler, Ariz.

Builder: SunState Builders


Christian Education Leadership Academy, Pewaukee, Wisc.

Builder: Catalyst Construction


Cincinnati Reds Urban Youth Academy, Cincinnati

Builder: Kokosing Construction Co. Inc.


Cornerstone Chapel, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Builder: The Christman Co.


Firekeepers Casino Expansion, Battle Creek, Mich.

Builder: Douglas Steel Fabricating Corp.


Homewood Flossmoor Field House, Flossmoor, Ill.

Builder: Nicholas and Associates


IDI World Connect @AmeriPlex - Building 2, Indianapolis

Builder: ARCO Design/Build Midwest Inc.


Phipps Office Building, San Antonio, Texas

Builder: GW Mitchell Construction


Rocky Top Sports World, Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Builder: Blaine Construction


Santa Fe Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Santa Fe, N.M.

Builder: Zia Rising Construction Management


Whitehall Tower, Fort Lee, N.J.

Builder: Builders at Twenty50 LLC