Manhattan Construction Company wins ABC of Metro Washington “Excellence in Construction” Award
MCCLEAN, VIRGINIA – The Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington (ABC) has honored Manhattan Construction Company with a 2023 Excellence in Construction Award in the Institutional Category over $30 million for Garvey Hall. This achievement is a testament to our entire construction team’s hard work and dedication. We’re thrilled to be able to share this honor with both Catholic University and Perkins Eastman. The Excellence in Construction Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding projects built by ABC Metro Washington and ABC Virginia (Northern VA region) members. The awards competition raises construction standards throughout the industry by recognizing the quality work of those who contribute and by showcasing the results of their dedication. Teamwork and cooperation between general contractors, specialty contractors, and material suppliers are prerequisites for building excellence in any construction project.
Manhattan Construction Company won “Excellence in Construction” awards for the construction of the:
Garvey Hall dining facility for the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. The facility provides 443 new seats in a contemporary dining atmosphere closer to the students and residence halls. With 36,293 square feet on two floors, the new facility is on a hillside, so both ground and upper levels have ingress and egress at grade. In addition to the main entry lobby, the ground level houses a loading dock for direct deliveries, mechanical space, and recycling facilities. A broad open staircase opens to a dining hall above. The ground floor includes a flexible meeting space for overflow dining at peak demand. The work included demolishing a two-story, 6,150-square-foot dormitory building and relocating an existing driveway and multiple underground utilities. The driveway relocation included the construction of a temporary driveway to maintain existing vehicular ingress and egress throughout construction. The exterior stone façade, with precast sills and quoins, is supported by a structural steel frame resting on shallow foundations. Due to the facility’s placement on a hillside, the excavation included piles and lagging for support along the north elevation.
The food service within the new dining facility will provide fresh choices and styles for the students. The design promotes flexibility and adaptability to accommodate changing trends in food service options for students and visitors.
Manhattan, Catholic University of America, and Perkins-Eastman participated in the awards ceremony on September 20th, 2023, at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner in McLean, VA, with other award winners in the competition. The team looks forward to being back in the competition with future projects.