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Manhattan Construction Company wins two ABC Greater Houston “Excellence in Construction” awards

HOUSTON, TEXAS – The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Greater Houston has honored Manhattan Construction Company with two “Excellence in Construction” (EIC) awards. The “Excellence in Construction” Awards celebrate the best in Merit Shop Construction – honoring the year’s most outstanding construction projects and contractors for their remarkable achievements in leadership, safety, and innovation.

Manhattan Construction Company won “Excellence in Construction” awards for the construction of the:

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Alief Neighborhood Center in Houston, Texas, in the “General Contractor | Institutional, $50 to $100 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company, designed by Page/EYP, and engineered by Dally + Associates, the new 70,000 sf Alief Neighborhood Center is the first of its kind in Houston to combine multiple independent departments under one roof to provide residents with a single destination for multiple services. The multi-purpose community center interior includes a mixed-use gymnasium with an elevated walkway around its perimeter, two pickleball courts, a fitness center, and meeting spaces for public use.

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Texas A&M University Southside Rec Center in College Station, Texas, in the “General Contractor | Institutional, $25 – $50 million” category.

The Southside Rec Center is Texas A&M University’s sixth standalone recreational facility on the southside area of the College Station campus. Built by Manhattan Construction Company, designed by SmithGroup, and engineered by JQ Infrastructure, LLC, the two-story facility includes 63,500 sf of indoor recreational space with an additional 15,000 sf of outdoor recreational space. The building is separated into two high-bay fitness areas and includes amenities such as a 24,000 sf strength and conditioning, a 12,700 sf gymnasium, a custom rock-climbing wall, a ballet studio, and two multi-purpose indoor sports courts.

The awards were presented at the ABC Greater Houston 2023 Excellence in Construction Awards Gala held Thursday, October 19, at the Wortham Theater Center in Houston, Texas.