Our expertise is evidenced by the recognition we have received from our peers. Since 1992, 15 Pinkard projects have received the Associated Builders and Contractors' top national award-the Excellence in Construction Eagle award.
This competition is a nationwide program that publicly recognizes quality and innovation in construction management and execution under challenging circumstances. Its purpose is to honor all members of the team: contractor, owner, and architect/engineer. Competition for these awards comes from across the nation. Voting for the Eagle awards is by our industry peers and recognizes exceptional structures with the highest standards in quality, safety and client satisfaction.
"Winning this award a single time is a significant achievement-to win it twice, an honor, three times a habit, and four times a tradition. Winning this award 15 times is simply our way of doing business-it's who we are." Jim Pinkard, Jr.
Pinkard and architect team partner RNL worked with the City and County of Denver Public Works Department in a design-build relationship to design and construct this new seven-building public works campus.
Very Tight Schedule
The owner mandated an extremely tight schedule with a hard end date, and a very demanding quality standard. Aware of the construction dilemma: “you can have quality OR you can have speed,” our team was obstinately determined to provide both.
Strong Planning Effort
During preconstruction, we identified and corrected as many constructability issues as possible, and developed a thorough three-phased construction plan to give us time to provide the best possible quality. We even extended our design schedule at the expense of the construction schedule to get this done. During this process, we worked closely with City management and user groups to find solutions that not only met or exceeded their needs, but allowed enough time for the construction team to produce the quality we were determined to provide.
Strong Construction Start
To make a strong start to our three-phased plan, Pinkard and RNL designed, procured, and constructed a phase-one Salt Dome and Magnesium Chloride tank farm in less than six months.
Heavily Polluted Site
The long, narrow, 33-acre site on which we worked had suffered over 100 years of industrial contamination. A clay cap over the hazardous soil and on-going remediation minimized the impact of contaminants but necessitated constant pollution monitoring and frequent resequencing of our tight work plan. Aware that these issues could bog down the schedule and affect quality, Pinkard conducted daily planning meetings with all trades. These carefully structured meetings addressed all potential issues for the day, and tried to anticipate any upcoming issues for the week.
Pinkard and our teams tackled a complicated design on a heavily polluted site under severe schedule restrictions. Despite the delays, high standards for excellence, and the non-bending end date, Pinkard completed two of the three phases on time, and the third ahead of schedule. We accomplished this using an in-depth planning process and a thoughtful, detailed schedule that tackled and eliminated numerous challenges as early as possible. With careful field collaboration and creative problem solving, Pinkard stayed on schedule and was able to focus on providing the quality our owner demanded.
LEED Gold Certification
As expected, Pinkard exceeded the owner’s goal of LEED Silver. The US Green Building Council announced August 25, 2011 that the Central Platte Campus project achieved LEED Gold certification.
Design-Build Institute of America
Design-Build Excellence Award
On October 20, 2011 at its National Design-Build Conference and Expo, the Design-Build Institute of America awarded the Central Platte Campus project its Design-Build Excellence Award for Industrial/Process /Research projects.
2011 National Brownfield Renewal Award
Central Platte Campus also received the national 2011 Brownfield Renewal Award for Environmental Impact.